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CAROLINE SHAW — ANDREW NORMAN — NADIA SIROTA

“When I wrote Partita for 8 Voices, it was like if you had the little box of eight crayons for a long time, and then you suddenly have the box with 64, with the little pencil sharpener in the back, you kind of go all out. “I like writing for string quartet because it’s not […]

DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU — THE GREAT TAMER

Dimitris Papaioannou started out as a painter and comics artist, but now he does it all—director, choreographer, performer, costumer, and set and lighting designer. Last year he premiered Since She at Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, the first choreographer invited to do so since Bausch’s death. THE GREAT TAMER—his mysterious evening-length performance work in its U.S. premiere […]

BILL T. JONES — ANALOGY TRILOGY

“Arnie Zane [and I] built this company out of the same troubled milieu that we’re all living through right now—racism, sexism—and we have been able to make an organization that expressed my belief that art could save us.” — Bill T. Jones As an innovator of post-modern dance since the 1970s and survivor of the […]

JULIAN ROSEFELDT AND CATE BLANCHETT IN LOS ANGELES

On the occasion of JULIAN ROSEFELDT—MANIFESTO—, the West Coast premiere of the work as a 13-channel film installation, Cate Blanchett and CAP UCLA director Kristy Edmunds will join the artist in conversation. Drawing on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situationists, and Dogme 95—including Yvonne Rainer, Claes Oldenburg, Wyndham Lewis, Kazimir Malevich, André Breton, […]

REBECCA SOLNIT IN CONVERSATION

“I have been fascinated by trying to map the ways that we think and talk, the unsorted experience wherein one can start by complaining about politics and end by confessing about passions, the ease with which we can get to any point from any other point… “The straight line of conversational narrative is too often […]

GERMAINE ACOGNY IN LOS ANGELES

Germaine Acogny—the mother of contemporary African dance and co-founder with her husband of L’Ecole des Sables, a school devoted to its practice—will make a rare local appearance this week as part of the CAP UCLA 2018–2019 season, performing MON ÉLUE NOIRE—SACRE #2. Choreographed by Olivier Dubois, this tribute to Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps will run for […]

VIJAY IYER AND TEJU COLE — BLIND SPOT

This weekend in downtown Los Angeles, CAP UCLA kicks off its 2018–2019 season with BLIND SPOT, a collaboration between pianist-composer Vijay Iyer and writer-photographer Teju Cole, based on Cole’s 2017 book of prose and images. Iyer, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, mallet percussionist Patricia Brennan, and cellist Tomeka Reid will play Iyer’s score and accompany Cole’s spoken-word […]