Partnering with Alvaro Montelongo—Rich’s fellow graduate of the inaugural class of USC’s GloryaKaufman 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.
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.
Thursday through Saturday, January 24, 25, and 26, at 8:30 pm.
631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.
From top: Angel Acuña, Autumn Randolph, and Sebastian Hernandez in Hypanthium (2); Hernandez and Acuña; Hernandez. Photographs by Vanessa Crocini, courtesy the photographer, the performers, and Redcat.