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RAFA ESPARZA IN PERFORMANCE

This weekend—in a three-part PST: Live Art LA/LA performance—Rafa Esparza presents CUMBRE, his “meditation on bridges and bodies of waters as sites of connection and healing, as well as spaces of division and risk” as a means of investigating histories of immigration to and through downtown Los Angeles.*   RAFA ESPARZA—CUMBRE: LOOK AS FAR AS […]

VARIEDADES AT THE MAYAN

VARIEDADES is a music, spoken word, theater, comedy, visual arts happening loosely based on Mexican vaudeville shows in Los Angeles, but the list of performers is anything but old-fashioned: Alice Bag, Nao Bustamante with Dynasty Handbag and Karen Tongson, La Chica Boom, DJ Lengua, Rafa Esparza, Liz Miller Kovacs, Selene Luna, Cheech and Natasha Marin, Mickey Negron, […]

LIGIA LEWIS AT REDCAT

In MINOR MATTER—part two of her Blue, Red, and White trilogy that began with Sorrow Swag—dancer-choreographer Ligia Lewis and her dancers Jonathan Gonzalez and Tiran Willemse interrogate the color red as a medium between love and rage.  “[With this piece] I knew that I was working specifically with a very strong relationship to space, so I […]

ASTRID HADAD AT THE MAYAN

Astrid Hadad—performance art diva and a mainstay at the old El Hábito in Mexico City—brings her extravagant brand of feminism to the Mayan Theater this week with a show that combines activism, satire, and “Heavy Nopal” cabaret.* The evening is a presentation of the Redcat initiative Live Art: LA/LA, a Pacific Standard Time program.   […]