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NOW FESTIVAL WEEK TWO AT REDCAT

There are two more nights of Week Two of Redcat’s indispensable NOW FESTIVAL 2018.

The weekend bill includes Milka Djordjevich’s CORPS (her new collaboration with composer Chris Peck), Sebastian Hernandez’s piece for three dancers HYPANTHIUM, and KyungHwa Lee’s MALLEABLE BODIES—FLUSSER, PLASTICITY, AND THE CORSET, an installation/critique utilizing 3-D printing, virtual reality, and six performing bodies.

NOW FESTIVAL 2018—WEEK TWO

Thursday through Saturday, July 26, 27, and 28, at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Week Three begins on Thursday, August 2.

redcat.org/now2018week3

Top: Milka Djordjevich, Corps.

Above: Sebastian Hernandez, Hypanthium.

Below: Hernandez. Image credit: Redcat.

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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ARTAUD IN THE BLACK LODGE

REDCAT is wrapping up its 2017 New Original Works festival with three performances of ARTAUD IN THE BLACK LODGE, which draws a musical-lyrical line from the great avant-garde dramatist/poet/director through the work of William S. Burroughs and David Lynch, and back again. This collaboration between composer David T. Little, librettist/poet Anne Waldman, the Isaura String Quartet, the operatic rock band Timur and The Dime Museum, and director Lydia Steier sounds like the highlight of the summer.

Also on the bill: BUTCH BALLET—writer/director Gina Young’s “love letter to female masculinity”—performed, sans ballet, with love and brilliance by Gino Conti, Jenn Crockett, Eli Eileen, Jess Imme, and CT Treibel; and C, a movement/video piece by Luis Lara Malvacías and Jeremy Nelson.*

ARTAUD IN THE BLACK LODGE, BUTCH BALLET, and C, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 10, 11, and 12. All shows at 8:30 pm.

REDCAT, DISNEY HALL, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles.

* redcat.org/event/now-festival-2017-week-three

See: Sylvère Lotringer, Mad Like Artaud (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015).

Timur and The Dime Museum. Photograph by Jill Steinberg.

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NICKELS SUNSHINE AT REDCAT

“My interest lies in the choreographic force of knowledge attuned to the body, sensation, and emotion. Charged with a subtle energy, my performances are set within theatrical environments designed to encourage the viewer’s perceptual and intellectual participation. I work to harmonize memory and the senses so that we can see, touch, and make sense of the stuff that comprises us, has conditioned us. Through performed catharsis and joyous surrender, I dance.” — Nickels Sunshine*

This week at REDCAT, performance artist Nickels Sunshine presents TAKE ME WITH YOU—a non-gender-conforming homage to Nijinsky and Martha Graham—as part of Week Two of the New Original Works Festival 2017. Nickels will be performing with Barry Brannum, Bernard Brown, Maya GingeryJmy James Kidd, and Alexx Shilling.

TAKE ME WITH YOU will be followed by Tales Between Our Legs’ multimedia piece A DISMAL GLIMPSE AT A SCRIPT WE CREATE TO KEEP US MOVING FORWARD, and Vivian Bang’s performance documentary on Korean-Americans and the 1992 uprising in Los Angeles, CAN YOU HEAR ME/L A 92. (Coincidentally, the subject of a recent 90x90LA event, as well as Justin Chon’s new film Gook, out August 18).

NICKELS SUNSHINE—TAKE ME WITH YOU, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 3, 4, and 5. All shows at 8:30 pm.

REDCAT, DISNEY HALL, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles.

redcat.org/event/now-festival-2017-week-two

*nickelssunshine.com/new-page/

Nickels Sunshine. All images coutesy of Nickels Sunshine and REDCAT.

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WITNESSING HER — JESSICA EMMANUEL

Dancer–choregrapher–performance artist Jessica Emmanuel recently appeared in Poor Dog Group’s The Murder Ballad 1938, and she returns to REDCAT this week with her new work WITNESSING HER, which addresses the devastating impact of police violence on black communities.

WITNESSING HER is part of the opening week of Redcat’s New Original Works Festival 2017, and Emmanuel’s piece will be followed by LOVE GASOLINE! by Stacy Dawson Stearns, and UNTITLED COMMUNION by Nancy Keystone (with live music by Jacob Richard).

JESSICA EMMANUEL—WITNESSING HER, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 27, 28, and 29. All shows at 8:30 pm.

REDCAT, DISNEY HALL, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles.

redcat.org/event/now-festival-2017-week-one

Jessica Emmanuel. Photograph by Alex Barber, courtesy Project Row Houses, Round 46.

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