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PERFORMANCE PRACTICE PASSION

Los Angeles Performance Practice presents PASSION, a new work “exploring the space that our desire and longing inhabit while rehearsing perseverance.”

Taking Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent film La passion de Jeanne d’Arc as a point of departure,  Rachel Jendrzejewski and Zoe Aja Moore “collaborate to create an embodied investigation of the fraught relationship between feminism and emotion, from Joan of Arc’s day to current political moments.”*

PASSION will be performed by Dorothy Dubrule, Jessica Emmanuel, Brigid Gallagher, Mireya Lucio, and Gabriella Rhodeen—recently seen at Redcat in Paradise Island—and the one-night-only event features recorded excerpts of a live score by Julia Holter for Dreyer’s film, performed by Holter, Corey Fogel, Devin Hoff, Dina Maccabee, and Tashi Wada.

PASSION*

Sunday, August 18.

Doors at 6 pm, performance at 7 pm.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

929 South Broadway, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Los Angeles Performance Practice, Passion; Maria Falconetti in La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer (2); Mireya Lucio in Passion rehearsal, photograph by Chris Kuhl. Passion images courtesy and © the photographers, the performers, and Los Angeles Performance Practice.

AUSTYN RICH AT REDCAT

One of the highlights of the recently concluded New Original Works Festival 2019 was BL**DY SPAGHETTI, a performance piece by Austyn Rich for two dancers.

Partnering with Alvaro Montelongo—Rich’s fellow graduate of the inaugural class of USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance—the performers diagram an encounter between sailors in opposition, communicating desire and fear through anguished movement and deferred symmetries.

The music for BL**DY SPAGHETTI is by Cody Perkins, and the wardrobe by Pierre of No Sesso.*

See “Warm Bodies, No Sesso—The Art of Pierre Davis.” PARIS LA 16 (2018): 136–143.

Austyn Rich, Bl**dy Spaghetti, August 8, 2019, Redcat, from top: Austyn Rich; Rich (left) and Alvaro Montelongo (2); Montelongo and Rich (5); Rich; Montelongo (2); Rich and Montelongo (2); Rich. Photographs by Vanessa Crocini. Images courtesy and © the photographer, the artists, and Redcat.

JESSE BONNELL — PARADISE ISLAND

The texts of Richard Foreman—founder of The Ontological-Hysterical Theater—have long been a defining influence on the work of performance artist, director, and Poor Dog Group co-founder Jesse Bonnell.*

As part of Week Three of Redcat’s NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL 2019, Bonnell presents PARADISE ISLAND, “a new work of theater that compresses a decade of writing into an evening-long performance. We are giving new life back into what could soon be forgotten texts of downtown loft-era performance throughout the ’70s.”

Based on Foreman’s writings from 1973 to 1983, PARADISE ISLAND is “part retrospective, part future-bending reinvention, [bringing] new life to one of America’s most influential experimental artists.”*

Also on the bill at Redcat: Austyn Rich’s BL**DY SPAGHETTI, and Source Material’s new music-theater work A THOUSAND TONGUES, performed by Nini Julia Bang and directed by Samantha Shay.

NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL 2019—WEEK THREE

Thursday through Saturday, August 8, 9, and 10.

All shows at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Top: Jesse Bonnell. Jesse Bonnell, Paradise Island, August 8, 2019, Redcat, from top: Brad Culver (foreground left); SarahJeen François (left) and Gabriella Rhodeen (2); Alex Barlas (left) and Culver; Pricilla Jin Chung (2); Barlas (left), François, Chung, and Rhodeen; Barlas and Rhodeen; Culver (3); performance; François; Rhodeen and Chung. Performance photographs by Vanessa Crocini (14). Images courtesy and © the photographers, the artists and performers, and Redcat.

NOW FEST WEEK TWO AT REDCAT

The second weekend of one-of-a-kind disruptions, investigations, and interventions that make up Redcat’s NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL 2019 includes performances by Kate Watson-Wallace, Hprizm, Verónica Casado Hernández , Alexandro Segade, Amy Ruhl, and Paul Outlaw—who was recently seen stealing the show in Boston Court’s transgressive production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

See link below for full program.

NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL 2019—WEEK TWO

Thursday through Saturday, August 1, 2, and 3.

All shows at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Paul Outlaw, BBC (Big Black Cockroach); Alexandro Segade and Amy RuhlPopular Revolt (2); Kate Watson-Wallace, Hprizm, and Verónica Casado Hernándezkim (2). Photographs by Vanessa Crocini. Images courtesy and © the performers, the photographers, and Redcat.

KATHERINE HELEN FISHER AND ANDREW ONDREJCAK

As part of Week One of Redcat’s New Original Works Festival 2019, choreographer Katherine Helen Fisher and visual artist Andrew Ondrejcak present THE MUSES.

“Pulsating to the imagistic nature of Helado Negro’s cosmic synth-folk sounds, THE MUSES renders a suite of lush and riotous dances that conjures a communal space in celebration of the divine feminine.”*

THE MUSES

NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL 2019 Week One

Thursday through Saturday, July 25, 26, and 27.

All shows at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Katherine Helen Fisher and Andrew Ondrejcak, The Muses. Photographs by Mark Escribano of Standard Vision. Images courtesy and © the artists, the photographers, the performers, and Redcat.