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ADAM LINDER AT REDCAT

Playwright Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948–1989)—a key figure in French postwar drama—believed that dramatic action is always transactional because, writes stage director and Koltès scholar Fabrice Conte, “characters can only interact within the context of a form of negotiation.”

The relationship between the Client and Dealer in Koltès’ play Dans la solitude des champs de coton was the impetus for Adam Linder‘s contemporary opera THE WANT—at Redcat this week in its premiere Los Angeles engagement.

THE WANT will be performed by Jess Gadani, Justin F. Kennedy, Jasmine Orpilla, and Roger Sala Reyner.

Ethan Braun wrote the music and the lighting design is by Shahryar Nashat. The Los Angeles production is co-presented by CAP UCLA.

Working on projects in which our roles interweave, we don’t start with Shahryar as the maker of sculptures or of moving images. Because he’s worked in those mediums, his way of thinking has a particular texture. And because I’ve worked in performing arts and with liveness and theater, my way of thinking has a specific texture.

What interests us is how these textures either complement or productively resist each other. It’s not about the formal outcome of these mediums being combined. And that’s where I would ontologically separate our way of working together from the notion of the “interdisciplinary.” We don’t care about disciplines meeting, but about our sensibilities crisscrossing.Adam Linder

The reason why Adam and I say we never collaborate and are not interested in doing so is that we don’t really make work together. When he comes to me asking if I would do the stage design for a piece he’s making, I’m happy to work within his concept and apply my skills to his vision. For an artist, it can be playful to have these limitations—in an applied arts versus visual arts kind of way. Adam becomes a bit like my client. — Shahryar Nashat

ADAM LINDER—THE WANT

Thursday through Saturday, September 19, 20, and 21, at 8:30 pm.

Sunday, September 22, at 7 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Linder and Nashat quotes are from their 2018 Bomb interview by Aram Moshayedi.

Adam Linder, The Want, 2019. Images courtesy and © the artists, performers, and videographer.

ADAM LINDER — THE WANT

Inspired by the Bernard-Marie Koltès play In the Solitude of Cotton Fields (1986), choreographer Adam Linder has created a new opera, THE WANT, with music by Ethan Braun and a libretto in co-operation with Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer.

The work premieres this week in Berlin, and will open in Hamburg in January. The cast of singers, actors, and dancers includes Jess Gadani, Justin F. Kennedy, Jasmine Orpilla, and Roger Sala Reyner.

THE WANT—Premiere

Thursday through Saturday, December 13, 14, and 15, at 8:30 pm.

Sunday, December 16, at 7 pm.

Hebbel am Ufer, HAU 2, Hallesches Ufer 32, Berlin.

 

THE WANT

Thursday through Saturday, January 10, 11, and 12, at 8 pm.

Kampnagel, K1, Jarrestrasse 20, Hamburg.

Adam Linder, The Want (2018). Photographs by Andrea Rossetti.

Images courtesy the artists and Hebbel am Ufer.

MIWA MATREYEK AND MORGAN SORNE

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The animator and performer Miwa Matreyek will collaborate with five-octave vocalist Morgan Sorne this week as part of Week One of Redcat’s NOW FESTIVAL 2018.

EAT YOUR YOUNG is a “visual kaleidoscope of complex shape-shifting imagery of the anthropocene,” and will be performed nightly.*

Also on the bill: SOLID, LIKE A ROCK—a dance piece from choreographer Jmy James Kidd and composer-instrumentalist Tara Jane O’Neil—and HOW MANY YEARS DID WE FIGHT THE BEAST TOGETHER, a collaboration between singer-composer Jasmine Orpilla and Peter Deguzman, the artistic director of Malaya Filipino-American Dance Arts.

 

MIWA MATREYEK and MORGAN SORNE—EAT YOUR YOUNG

Thursday through Saturday, July 19, 20, and 21, at 8:30 pm.

REDCAT, Disney Hall, 631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

redcat.org/now2018week1

Miwa Matreyek (above) and Morgan Sorne.

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