Tag Archives: Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA)

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, Kurt Schwitters, Elaine Sturtevant, Sol LeWitt, and Werner Herzog—Rosefeldt directed Blanchett through her investigation of thirteen different personas, “from a factory worker to a television news anchor to a homeless man, performing various historical artists’ manifestos.

“The work pays homage to the long tradition and literary beauty of public statements made by artists, and serves to provoke reflection upon the role of the artist as an active citizen in society today.”*

JULIAN ROSEFELDT, CATE BLANCHETT, and KRISTY EDMUNDS IN CONVERSATION*

Saturday, October 27, at 3 pm.

Hauser & Wirth

901 East 3rd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Exhibition catalogue

(In 2017, Manifesto was commercially released as a 95-minute film, and played locally at the Monica Film Center.)

Cate Blanchett in Manifesto (3). Image credit: Julian Rosefeldt.

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 an elevated freeway permitting no unplanned encounters or unnecessary detours. It is not how our thoughts travel, nor does it allow us to map the whole world rather than one streamlined trajectory across it.”

“I wanted more, more scope, more nuance, more inclusion of crucial details and associations that are conventionally excluded. The convergence of multiple kinds of stories shaped my writing in one way; this traveling by association shaped it in others.” — Rebecca Solnit*

This week, CAP UCLA presents the essential author and activist Rebecca Solnit, in conversation with UCLA professor and LENS founder Jon Christensen.

REBECCA SOLNIT IN CONVERSATION WITH JON CHRISTENSEN

Thursday, October 25, at 8 pm.

Royce Hall, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles.

See Solnit on Christine Blasey Ford.

On Kavanaugh.

On the October 2018 IPCC report on climate change.

*Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007), 2.

Below: Rebecca Solnit. Photograph by Adrian Mendoza. Image credit: CAP UCLA.

Book cover image credits: Haymarket Books, and Penguin (A Field Guide to Getting Lost).

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 three nights at the university’s intimate Kaufman Hall, with unreserved general-admission seating.

 

GERMAINE ACOGNY—MON ÉLUE NOIRE: SACRE #2

Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, at 8 pm.

Sunday, October 7, at 7 pm.

Kaufman Hall, UCLA, 120 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles.

Germaine Acogny in Mon élue noire.

Above © François Stemmer.

Below image credit: Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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 performance.

BLIND SPOT—VIJAY IYER and TEJU COLE

Saturday, September 22, 8 pm.

Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, downtown Los Angeles.

Image credit top: Penguin Random House.

Above: Vijay Iyer, photograph by Barbara Rigon.

Below: Teju Cole, photograph by Martin Lengemann.

Performers’ image credit: CAP UCLA.

UPCOMING DANCE FROM CAP UCLA

Mon Elue Noire

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company—whose collaboration with SITI Company, A Rite, brought down the house at Royce Hall three years ago—is returning to UCLA this autumn with ANALOGY TRILOGY, a marathon work that combines Analogy/Dora and Analogy/Lance with Analogy Ambros, based on a story by W. G. Sebald.

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The Jones/Zane company engagement is one of several dance presentations now on sale as part of the complete CAP UCLA 2018–2019 season. Other highlights include Germaine Acogny’s performance of Olivier DuboisMON ÉLUE NOIRE—SACRE #2Jérôme Bel’s GALA, the Quote Unquote Collective’s MOUTHPIECE, Batsheva’s VENEZUELA, and the Merce Cunningham celebration NIGHT OF 100 SOLOS.

Dates and tickets: cap.ucla.edu/calendar

From top: Germaine Acogny in Mon élue noire—Sacre #2, Batsheva Dance Company in Venezuela, and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, photograph by Paul B. Goode.

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