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WINTER DANCE 2019 AT REDCAT

Once again, the CalArts Winter Dance program celebrates the canon, this year with a program of works by Yvonne Rainer, Danielle Agami, Salia Sanou, and Wayne McGregor, staged either by the original choreographers or their close associates.

Rainer’s DIAGONAL—part of her 1963 dance Terrain—will be staged by dance artist and certified Rainer transmitter Sara Wookey, and McGregor’s FAR (2010) by former Company Wayne McGregor dancer Louis McMiller.

Sanou is staging his own work DU DESIR D’HORIZON (2016), and ONLY THEN—the Agami selection of excerpts—is staged by the choreographer and her Ate9 dancers Sarah Butler and Rebecah Goldstone.

CALARTS WINTER DANCE—REPERTORY RIGHT NOW!

Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, at 8:30 pm.

REDCAT

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Dancers this season include Mandolin Burns, Yunju Cho, Faith Johnson, Claire Kilgore, Breonna Leigh, Andrea Soto, Matreya Teichrow, Madeline Wray, Josie Anders, Jaden Johnson, Kiara Jones, Ava Kough, Jules Mara, Lena Martin, Alicia Pak, Mao Tokunaga, Justin Farmer, Mia Givens, Damontae Hack, Bethanie Hayes, Ally Hernandez, Emara Neymour-Jackson, Sofie Oldenboom, Nicholas Ruscica, Makayla Sifuentes, Gloria Tonello, Chloe Crenshaw, Genevieve Fletcher, Yunni Lin, Luciana Lyons, Jade Moreno, Risa Padilla, Nia Scovel, Madyson Thornquest, Keely Uchida, Emilio Wettlaufer, Aaron Wilson, Hannah Wu, Lilly Wylde, Delisa Bass, Kaitlyn Benzant, Eliana Grimes, Shannon Hafez, Kehari Hutchinson, Madison Lynch, Dave McCall, Kait McKinney, Taliha Scott, Andrew Tiamzon, Annmarie Arcuri, Emilee Iuvara, and Seamus Peart.

From top: Wayne McGregor, Far (2010), (2); Salia Sanou, Du desir d’horizon (2016), (2); Yvonne Rainer, Diagonal, part of Terrain, (1963/2019); Danielle Agami, Only Then, (2014/other); Sanou, Du desir d’horizon; McGregor, Far. Photographs by Rafael Hernandez, courtesy and © the choreographers and stagers, the dancers, the photographer, and CalArts.

DORIAN WOOD AND CHAVELA VARGAS

It’s the centenary of Chavela—the legendary Costa Rican cantante—intimate of Frida Kahlo and muse to Pedro Almodóvar.

To mark the occasion, singer-composer-performance artist Dorian Wood presents XAVELA LUX AETERNA, “deeply personal project and a unique tribute and dialogue between two creative souls passing through one body.”*

DORIAN WOOD—XAVELA LUX AETERNA

Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Dorian Wood; Chavela Vargas (above) and Frida Kahlo; Vargas; Wood (2). Images courtesy and © the artists, the photographers, the publishers, and Redcat.

NAO BUSTAMANTE IS DELUSIONAL

This week, Dirty Looks and Redcat present a twenty-five-year retrospective of Nao Bustamante’s film, video, and performance work.

“Playing a variety of televisual modes off of one another—telenovela, true crime, reality TV and artist’s video—the program ricochets across media, ruminating on the brown body in an ever-shifting American pop culture landscape, questioning the role of the artist to probe, exploit, engage, and untangle this mess we’re in.”*

NAO BUSTAMANTE IS DELUSIONAL (ON SCREEN)*

Thursday, November 7, at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Nao Bustamante. Images courtesy and © the artist, the photographers, and the New Museum.

WITKACY — WEEK TWO

Studio Teatrgaleria artistic director Natalia Korczakowska—keeping Poland’s avant-garde alive amidst a nationalist threat—has adapted and staged the writings of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz to exhilarating end in WITKACY / TWO-HEADED CALF, a performance art-theater piece now in its second week at Redcat.

Shaped with delicacy, precision, and waves of comedic velocity, this hallucinatory family satire brings together a brilliant band of Polish actors with a group of young American players associated with the CalArts Center for New Performance., whose associate artistic director, Amanda Shank, will join Korczakowska tomorrow night for a pre-show conversation about the project.

WITKACY / TWO-HEADED CALF

Tuesday through Friday, October 22, 23, 24, and 25, at 8:30 pm.

PRE-SHOW CONVERSATION on Wednesday, October 23.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz and Natalia KorczakowskaWITKACY/Two-Headed Calf, photographs by Monika Stolarska, Hao Feng, and Rafal Nowak. Images courtesy and © the director, the production companies, the performers, the photographers, and Redcat.

WITKACY / TWO-HEADED CALF AT REDCAT

The plays of Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885–1939,* born in Warsaw, and known as Witkacy) languished in relative obscurity throughout most of their creator’s short life. A home country revival took place in the 1950s, and adventurous theater companies in Western Europe and the United States started producing his work in the 1970s.

A key figure of the European avant-garde—a peer of Artaud, Beckett, Genet, and IonescoWitkacy’s resolutely anti-realist theater work has inspired WITKACY / TWO-HEADED CALF, a new collaboration by Natalia Korczakowska (the artistic director of Warsaw’s Studio Teatrgaleria), and CalArts Center for New Performance.

Witkacy believed that nature can be a source of metaphysical experience that gives us a chance to protect our individuality from the soulless social machine of Western civilization. WITKACY / TWO-HEADED CALF is a journey of a neurotic boy and his family from Poland to the California desert—and also a journey into the depths of oneself.**

For the next eight days at Redcat, performing artists from Studio Teatrgaleria and CalArts will present the American premiere engagement of this sui generis production.

WITKACY / TWO-HEADED CALF**

Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, at 8:30 pm.

Sunday, October 20, at 3 pm.

Tuesday through Friday, October 22, 23, 24, and 25, at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

*Witkacy allegedly committed suicide upon hearing of the Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939, but when his grave was disinterred many years later, the body reportedly belonged to someone else.

Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz and Natalia Korczakowska, WITKACY/Two-Headed Calf, performance photographs by Rafal Nowak and Hao Feng. Images courtesy and © the photographers, the performers, the director, Studio Teatrgaleria, and CalArts Center for New Performance.