Category Archives: PERFORMANCE

NOW FEST WEEK TWO AT REDCAT

The second weekend of one-of-a-kind disruptions, investigations, and interventions that make up Redcat’s NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL 2019 includes performances by Kate Watson-Wallace, Hprizm, Verónica Casado Hernández , Alexandro Segade, Amy Ruhl, and Paul Outlaw—who was recently seen stealing the show in Boston Court’s transgressive production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

See link below for full program.

NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL 2019—WEEK TWO

Thursday through Saturday, August 1, 2, and 3.

All shows at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Paul Outlaw, BBC (Big Black Cockroach); Alexandro Segade and Amy RuhlPopular Revolt (2); Kate Watson-Wallace, Hprizm, and Verónica Casado Hernándezkim (2). Photographs by Vanessa Crocini. Images courtesy and © the performers, the photographers, and Redcat.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

THE LEHMAN TRILOGYStefano Massini’s acclaimed epic of immigrant commerce, high finance, and spectacular ruin—stars Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles as a cast of dozens across a century and a half of ascendancy while remaining the three Lehman brothers—Henry, Meyer, and Emanuel—who stepped off the boat in 1844, landing in the “magical music box” of America.

The original five-hour version premiered in Paris in 2013, and went on to Milan, where it was first seen by director Sam Mendes. Shortened to a little over three hours, adapted into English by Ben Power, and designed by by Es Devlin, THE LEHMAN TRILOGY is on the West End boards for one more month. Fortunately for local audiences, over the next several months L.A. Theatre Works will present six encores of the National Theatre Live presentation.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY—NT Live

Saturday, July 27.

Sunday, July 28, August 4, August 25, and September 8.

Saturday, November 23.

All presentations at 3 pm.

James Bridges Theater

Melnitz Hall, UCLA

235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

Through August 31.

Piccadilly Theatre

16 Denman Street, Soho, London.

The Lehman Trilogy, from top: Simon Russell Beale (2); Beale (left), Ben Miles, and Adam Godley; Miles, Beale, and Godley; Godley; Miles, Godley, and Beale; Miles; Beale, Miles, and Godley; Godley, Beale, and Miles. Photographs by Mark Douet. Images courtesy and © the photographer, the performers, the designer, and the National Theatre.

KATHERINE HELEN FISHER AND ANDREW ONDREJCAK

As part of Week One of Redcat’s New Original Works Festival 2019, choreographer Katherine Helen Fisher and visual artist Andrew Ondrejcak present THE MUSES.

“Pulsating to the imagistic nature of Helado Negro’s cosmic synth-folk sounds, THE MUSES renders a suite of lush and riotous dances that conjures a communal space in celebration of the divine feminine.”*

THE MUSES

NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL 2019 Week One

Thursday through Saturday, July 25, 26, and 27.

All shows at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Katherine Helen Fisher and Andrew Ondrejcak, The Muses. Photographs by Mark Escribano of Standard Vision. Images courtesy and © the artists, the photographers, the performers, and Redcat.

ANA TEO ALA-RUONA

TOXINOSEXOFUTURECUMMINGS is a “bodyfiction about pleasurable sex on a polluted planet. It’s a speech performance of a body making itself with words.

“In the performance, sex is seen as an evolutionary and developmental process. It opens up a world in which materials and multispecies bodies infiltrate each other, giving and receiving pleasure. The world is thoroughly polluted, but possible, queer and trans.

TOXINOSEXOFUTURECUMMINGS is a performance about an anticipatory and transformational state.”*

Helsinki-based performance and visual artist Ana Teo Ala-Ruona—in residency in Los Angeles over the past month—presents TOXINOSEXOFUTURECUMMINGS, in collaboration with trans-futurist sound designer and synthesist Scallion Chloe.

TOXINOSEXOFUTURECUMMINGS*

Saturday, July 27, at 8 pm.

Human Resources

410 Cottage Home Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Ana Teo Ala-Ruona, Toxinosexofuturecummings, 2019. Photographs, from top: Jaakko Pallasvuo; Nova Kaspia; Jaakko Pallasvuo (3); Nova Kaspia. Images courtesy and © the artist and the photographers.

OLIVER PAYNE AND MARTINE SYMS AT OOGA BOOGA

For two of its last public events before closing shop for good, OOGA BOOGA welcomes Oliver Payne and Martine Syms for in-store appearances, conversation, readings, music, and a trunk show.

OLIVER PAYNE and SAFE CRACKERS

Saturday, July 20, from 4 pm to 6 pm.

MARTINE SYMS and DOMINICA PUBLISHING

Sunday, July 21, from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Ooga Booga

943 North Broadway, suite 203, Chinatown, Los Angeles.

From top: T-shirt designed by Oliver Payne; Borrowed Lady—Martine Syms, the third in Simon Fraser University Gallery’s Critical Reader Series from Syms’ exhibition, on view at the Audain Gallery from October 13 to December 10, 2016; Ooga Booga (2); exterior view of Borrowed Time—Martine Syms, Audain Gallery, SFU, Burnaby, British Columbia. Images courtesy and © the artists, the photographers, Ooga Booga, and Simon Fraser University.