I FALL, I FLOW, I MELT — L.A. DANCE PROJECT

I FALL, I FLOW, I MELT—a new evening-length dance work from Benjamin Millepied investigating “techniques of counterpoint, fugue, and canon within his choreography”—will be performed by L.A. Dance Project at their downtown Los Angeles headquarters, reconfigured for an in-the-round experience.Twelve dancers from the ensemble—Doug Baum, Anthony Lee Bryant, Aaron Carr, David Adrian Freeland Jr., Mario Gonzalez, Madison Hicks, Daisy Jacobson, Nathan B. Makolandra, Rachelle Rafailedes, Gianna Reisen, Janie Taylor, Patricia Zhou—will be joined by violinist Etienne Gara, who will play Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Partita for Violin No. 2 in D Minor” as well as sections from Mystery Sonatas and The National Anthems by David Lang.

Alessandro Sartori has designed the costumes for the piece, and Millepied designed the lighting.

L.A. DANCE PROJECT—

I FALL, I FLOW, I MELT

Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13.

Tuesday through Sunday,

January 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20.

All performances at 8 pm.

L.A. Dance Project Studios

2245 East Washington Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles.

Benjamin Millepied, I Fall, I Flow, I Melt (2018), rehearsal. Millepied, top right and below center, with his dancers.

All images courtesy L.A. Dance Project.

LUDWIG GÖRANSSON

This week in Beverly Hills, Ludwig Göransson—composer for all of Ryan Coogler’s films, and producer of Haim and Childish Gambino—will perform live and join Elvis Mitchell for a conversation about film music and production.

 

AN EVENING WITH LUDWIG GÖRANSSON

Tuesday, January 15, at 7:30 pm.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

9390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.

Above: Fruitvale Station original soundtrack album.

Below: Donald Glover (left) and Ludwig Göransson.

CHRISTOPHE HONORÉ — LES IDOLES

LES IDOLESChristopher Honoré’s new evening-length theater piece dedicated to his cultural heroes lost in the AIDS epidemic—celebrates the lives and work of Hervé Guibert, Bernard-Marie Koltès, Serge Daney, Cyril Collard, Jean-Luc Lagarce, and Jacques Demy.

The cast includes Youssouf Abi-Ayad (Koltès), Harrison Arévalo (Collard), Jean-Charles Clichet (Daney), Marina Foïs (Guibert), Julien Honoré (Lagarce), and Marlène Saldana (Demy), with the participation of Teddy Bogaert and Aurélien Gschwind (Bambi Love).

LES IDOLES

Through February 1.

Odéon

Place de l’Odéon, 6th, Paris.

Les Idoles production photographs © Jean-Louis Fernandez, courtesy the photographer and the Odéon, 2018.

HELEN MOLESWORTH READS ONE DAY AT A TIME

“When I sat in Manny’s lecture hall [in the fall/winter quarter of 1988], I had no inkling of what a curator even did…
“And my current understanding of its operations, demanding a constant oscillation between the big picture and the details—the big picture being the institution of the museum and its central role in the creation of value, the formation of canons, and the presentation of private artistic acts for public experience; the details involving the development of intimacies with both objects and their makers, the why and how of choosing specific objects, the why and how of installing them, and what each act of adjacency in an installation might connote—was still a decade away.” — Helen Molesworth*
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This weekend, ONE DAY AT A TIME—MANNY FARBER AND TERMITE ART curator Helen Molesworth reads her titular catalogue essay in the exhibition’s gallery. Centered on Farber, the essay moves through the elusive definitions of termite art, still life, and the everyday.

HELEN MOLESWORTH READS ONE DAY AT A TIME

Sunday, January 13, at 3 pm.

MOCA Grand Avenue

250 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

 

See “Under the Volcano: Helen Molesworth in conversation with Dorothée Perret,” PARIS LA 14 (Winter 2016): 29–37.

*Helen Molesworth, “One Day at a Time,” in One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art (Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art/Munich: DelMonico Books-Prestel, 2018

BARBARA T. SMITH IN CONVERSATION

Join installation and performance art legend Barbara T. Smith this weekend for an Artists on Art event at LACMA.

Smith will choose artwork from the Photography and Prints & Drawings collections to display in the Study Center, and discuss how her selections relate to her practice.

ARTISTS ON ART—BARBARA T. SMITH

Saturday, January 12, at 2 pm.

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Top: Barbara T. Smith, The Way To Be, 1972. Performance, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle.

Above: Overhead view of Smith’s Field Piece at Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, 1971. Photograph by Boris Sojka. Image courtesy Getty Research Institute.

Below: Smith making the molds for Field Piece, Los Angeles, 1968.

Images courtesy the artist.