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WINTER DANCE AT REDCAT

This weekend, CalArts Winter Dance at Redcat takes an iconic turn with a presentation of works by revolutionaries Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Trisha Brown, Rennie Harris, Jiri Kylián, and Merce Cunningham, staged by dancers who carry deep histories of the choreographers’ practices and intentions. Zollar’s SHELTER (1988) will be staged by fellow Urban Bush Women member Marjani […]

A GRAMMAR BUILT WITH ROCKS

A GRAMMAR BUILT WITH ROCKS—a two-part group exhibition at Human Resources and ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, curated by Shoghig Halajian and Suzy Halajian—“presents artistic practices that trace the racialized and gendered relationship between bodies and land, and question narratives of socioecological crisis that contribute to the displacement and erasure of people and collective formations. […]

KEN JACOBS

“[Ken Jacobs], cinema’s master inter- and reinventionist, [has] found yet another way to make the medium new, employing a logarithim to rework a thirty-second fragment of a 1897 Lumière actualité into a seventy-three minute 3D movie wherein space regularly inverts itself. Kinda has to be seen to be believed.” — J. Hoberman on THE GUESTS, Artforum Experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs […]

DAVID ROUSSÈVE’S STRAYHORN

“He was my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head, my brain waves in his head, and his in mine… Strayhorn does a lot of the work but I get to take the bows!” — Duke Ellington* Songwriter and pianist Billy Strayhorn (1915–1967) was Ellington’s alter ego who wrote and […]

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 […]

MIWA MATREYEK AND MORGAN SORNE

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 […]

ALEX ALMARAZ AT REDCAT

In A TATTOOED MAN—Alex Almaraz’s autobiographical piece recently seen at Highways and returning to the stage this weekend at Redcat—his “choreographic choices reveal a deeply emotional story; his style of movement convey intense vulnerability. With repetitive shaking and swaying motifs, as well as combating gestures conjuring simultaneous pride and desperation, A TATTOOED MAN is nuanced and […]