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DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU — THE GREAT TAMER

Dimitris Papaioannou started out as a painter and comics artist, but now he does it all—director, choreographer, performer, costumer, and set and lighting designer. Last year he premiered Since She at Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, the first choreographer invited to do so since Bausch’s death. THE GREAT TAMER—his mysterious evening-length performance work in its U.S. premiere […]

REBECCA SOLNIT IN CONVERSATION

“I have been fascinated by trying to map the ways that we think and talk, the unsorted experience wherein one can start by complaining about politics and end by confessing about passions, the ease with which we can get to any point from any other point… “The straight line of conversational narrative is too often […]

UPCOMING DANCE FROM CAP UCLA

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company—whose collaboration with SITI Company, A Rite, brought down the house at Royce Hall three years ago—is returning to UCLA this autumn with ANALOGY TRILOGY, a marathon work that combines Analogy/Dora and Analogy/Lance with Analogy Ambros, based on a story by W. G. Sebald. The Jones/Zane company engagement is one […]

COLSON WHITEHEAD AT ROYCE

Colson Whitehead – who won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2016 novel The Underground Railroad – will talk about his work, among other things, in an appearance this week at UCLA.   COLSON WHITEHEAD, Thursday, April 19, at 8 pm. ROYCE HALL, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles. cap.ucla.edu/colson_whitehead Colson Whitehead. Photograph by Michael Nagle. Image credit: […]

ABDULLAH IBRAHIM — FOR HUGH MASEKELA

This weekend at Royce Hall, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya will celebrate the late Hugh Masekela and pay tribute to South Africa’s first black jazz band The Jazz Epistles—the collaboration between the Dollar Brand Trio from Cape Town, Kippie Moeketsi from Johannesburg, and Moeketsi’s protégés Jonas Gwangwa and Masekela. (Dollar Brand would later be known as Abdullah Ibrahim and […]

ON LINCOLN

“If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” — Abraham Lincoln Tony Kushner (Angels in America and the screenplay for Lincoln) and Sarah Vowell (Assassination Vacation) will examine the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln this week […]

ZADIE SMITH

“Cities are full of all kinds of people. Some of them watch ISIS videos all day long. Others read conspiracy blogs and hate-filled online screeds. Such material acts as a screen between citizen and reality; it functions like virtual-reality headsets. You slip them on and they allow you to walk into a Charleston church and […]