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NAO BUSTAMANTE — PERFORMING CRITIQUE

Performance artist and USC professor Nao Bustamante will join curator Catherine Scott tonight for a conversation at CSULB.   NAO BUSTAMANTE—PERFORMING CRITIQUE Tuesday, December 11, at 5 pm. California State University Long Beach University Theatre, East 7th Street and East Campus Drive, Long Beach. Above: Nao Bustamante, The Groom. Below: Nao Bustamante, Death Bed. Images courtesy the […]

RALPH LEMON AT ART CENTER

“For Ralph Lemon, evasion and erasure are counterintuitive; they mark history’s traces and court the past’s return. History—with its discrete epochs, nameable masses, and willful actors—is neither salve nor refuge for those who lie beyond its rules.” — Thomas J. Lax, “For Starters” Artforum editor-in-chief David Velasco will present the choreographer, dancer, writer, and visual […]

STEVE PAXTON BY PETRONIO

In conjunction with the exhibition JUDSON DANCE THEATER—THE WORK IS NEVER DONE, members of the Stephen Petronio Company* will reconstruct Jag Vill Gärna Telefonera, the 1964 dance by Judson founding member Steve Paxton, as well as Paxton’s improvisation set to Glenn Gould’s rendition of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations.   STEVE PAXTON Sunday through Tuesday, December […]

WINTER DANCE AT REDCAT

This weekend, CalArts Winter Dance at Redcat takes an iconic turn with a presentation of works by revolutionaries Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Trisha Brown, Rennie Harris, Jiří Kylián, and Merce Cunningham, staged by dancers who carry deep histories of the choreographers’ practices and intentions. Cunningham’s CANFIELD (1969) will be staged by his former company member Holley Farmer, Zollar’s SHELTER […]

CLAUDIA RANKINE AND WILL RAWLS — WHAT REMAINS

“I’m still thinking about the potential of using abstraction to speak to identity: How can these two things fit together when identity is so much about announcing, concretizing, and naming, and abstraction is about undoing? Of course, abstraction has roots in something real… “What does it mean to break apart language, and its history, and […]

ANNETTE PEACOCK IN CONCERT

Artists Space and Blank Forms present pioneer composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Annette Peacock in concert this month in Brooklyn. An associate of Ram Dass, Paul Bley, and Robert Moog, she was the first to use the Moog Synthesizer for vocal processing. Peacock’s last public performance in the city was at the Whitney in 2013. “Peacock struck out […]

MALIK GAINES’ ERLKÖNIG

Marking the opening night of JOURNEYS WITH THE INITIATED, Nick Mauss, Pati Hertling, Ulrike Müller, and Ethan Philbrick will join Malik Gaines for a performance of Gaines’ ERLKÖNIG . JOURNEYS WITH THE INITIATED—curated by Yesomi Umolu and Katja Rivera, with the participation of Evan Ifekoya, Grada Kilomba, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Virginia de Medeiros—is the New […]