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May 2013

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Skyview Double Feature

April 24, 2013 - May 3, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, E407

THEATER: Skyview Double Feature
Written by Isabel Salazar
Directed by Dan Bonnell

Skyview Double Feature by Isabel Salazar reflects on the fragmentation between human reality and spirituality. Composed of two separate parts, Conception and Revelation, Skyview Double Feature can be viewed in two ways: either separately or in tandem. Dan Bonnell directs both pieces, presented by the CalArts School of Theater. Each segment focuses on a part of Mejia's journey. Searching for a sense of truth in her life, Mejia grapples with her own identity and the demands of the world surrounding her. When obstacles veer her off course, she is forced to face destiny in its' purest forms. Is fate what we make of it or is it out of our control? Through mystical encounters and transcendent experiences we join Mejia on her path of discovery.

Tickets:

April 24 (Preview)

April 25 (Conception 8PM)

April 25 (Conception 10:30PM)

April 26 (Revelation 7:30PM)

April 26 (Revelation 10PM)

April 27 (Conception/Revelation 2:30PM)

April 27 (Conception/Revelation 8PM)

April 29 (Conception 7:30PM)

April 29 (Conception 10PM)

April 30 (Revelation 7:30PM)

April 30 (Revelation 10PM)

May 1 (Conception 7:30PM)

May 1 (Conception 10PM)

May 2 (Revelation 8PM)

May 2 (Revelation 10:30PM)

May 3 (Conception/Revelation 2:30PM)

May 3 (Conception/Revelation 8PM)

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 25, 2013

Art School Gallery Exhibitions

April 29, 2013 - May 3, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 8:00am - Friday, May 3, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: PHOTO FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

D301 Gallery: PHOTO FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

L-SHAPE Gallery: ART FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: ART FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

A402 Gallery: ART FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

LIME Gallery:ART FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

MINT Gallery: ART FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

Last edited by Belmer on Feb 15, 2013

Experimentum Linguae

April 30, 2013 - May 7, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 8:00am - Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 11:45am

CalArts, Staircase by McBean Parkway off ramp

CRITICAL STUDIES: A participatory installation wherein objects will be placed and/or substituted with other objects. We will place a few small objects and invite participants to exchange these objects with other objects.

Last edited by dstears on May 02, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: 'The Cave'

May 1, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, F100

THEATER: The Cave will be a full production of a play that discusses the intricacies of relationships.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

Digital India

May 1, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Fusion of Indian and electronic music, featuring experiments from students in Worl Music and Music Technology programs.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 18, 2013

Claude Lefort, Thinker of the Political @ REDCAT

May 1, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 8:00pm

REDCAT: French philosopher Claude Lefort’s oeuvre developed over a period of six decades until his passing in 2010. His notions of "power as an empty place" and "the modern dissolution of the markers of certainty" have become radical and liberal democracy’s obligatory reference, as well as an unparalleled knot of intellectual confluence. For this panel discussion, Bernard Flynn of the New School for Social Research and Claudia Hilb of the Universidad de Buenos Aires debate Lefort’s phenomenological style and legacy as a political theorist and literary critic. With an introduction by CalArts’ Martín Plot and followed by a Q&A, the discussion is presented as part of a two-day symposium on The Aesthetic Character of Politics in Hannah Arendt and Claude Lefort. Read more

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Last edited by dstears on Feb 01, 2013

Manfred Werder: for 6 and 7 performers

May 1, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Experimental Music Workshop will perform 12 pages (6 from "6 ausführende" and 6 from "7 ausführende") from Werder's massive 36,000 page score--an ongoing project with started in 1999.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 17, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: Spoken Word Ninjas

May 1, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 10:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

'Mexico is More Than Tacos and Sombreros'

May 2, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Concert with new compositions.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 25, 2013

Nery, Ben & Caliber Jazz Trio

May 2, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Patio

MUSIC: Nery Kim (Piano), Ben Levinson (Bass), and Caliber Cleveland (Drums) will perform a live set of original music on the Tatum Lounge patio.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 09, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: Albert's Canada

May 2, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: A one-act comedy with minimal set.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: 'Everything, Nothing'

May 2, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Irene

THEATER: Everything, Nothing is a production of the New Works Festival to be performed in the style of the Living Theatre.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

Paul Brach Lecture Series: Connie Butler

May 2, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: “Since 2006 Connie Butler has been Chief Curator of Drawings at MOMA, New York where she has organized major exhibitions including, "On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century" (2011); "Greater New York" (2010) at MOMA PS1; 'Paul Sietsema: Figure 3" (2008); and "Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave" (2008). She is currently researching the first North American retrospective exhibition of Brazilian artist Lygia Clark which she will co-organize for MOMA in 2014. Prior to her work at MOMA, Butler was Curator at The Museum Contemporary Art, Los Angeles where she organized the critically acclaimed international exhibitions, "WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution," (2006) and "Afterimage: Drawing Through Process," (1998) as well as numerous one person exhibitions with artists including Amy Adler, Jessica Bronson, Lewis Baltz, Rodney Graham, Kay Rosen, Robert Smithson (co-curator) and Eric Wesley. Butler has published widely on the subject of contemporary art including, most recently, "From Conceptualism to Feminism: Lucy Lippard's Numbers Shows 1969-1974," (Afterall, 2012) and "Defining Contemporary Art in 200 Pivotal Artworks," (Phaidon, 2012) and was the editor of "Modern Women: Women Artists and the Museum of Modern Art," (MOMA, 2010).”

 

Last edited by sgoforth on Jan 18, 2013

MFA 2 Thesis Reading with Jamora Crawford and Nijla

May 2, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #4

CRITICAL STUDIES: The CalArts MFA Writing Program is proud to present students from the graduating class of 2013 as they read from their theses. At times nebulous, always innovative, the culminating work of emerging CalArts Writers is unique and variegated in shape, style and content.

Join us as Jamora Crawford and Nijla share their work, followed by a reception in The Cube.

Last edited by dstears on Apr 24, 2013

F430 Video Installation Exhibition

May 2, 2013 - May 9, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, A404, Black and White Studio

FILM/VIDEO: Two hour receptions for the video installation class final exhibitions.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 26, 2013

Next Dance Concert

May 2, 2013 - May 3, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 8:00pm
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

DANCE: A dance concert of work choreographed by guest artists, faculty, MFA2 and BFA4 students, and performed by the Next Dance Company.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 8:00pm

Friday, May 3, 2013 - 8:00pm

Last edited by dthatt on Oct 23, 2012

The Slag Manifesto

May 2, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge and Patio

CRITICAL STUDIES: The Slag Manifesto is an ongoing paracuratorial project in which participating artists create a manifesto and then degrade, obscure, or destroy it prior to, or through the process of, its dissemination. The aggregate of individual ruined manifestos comprises The Slag Manifesto as a whole.

With works by Emma Kemp & Daniel Wroe, Danielle Bustillo & Nick Arehart, Clay Kerrigan, Joey Cannizzaro, and Christopher Cole and performances by Vidisha Fadescha, Joey Cannizzaro, Patrick Ballard & Nathan Bockleman.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

Spring Opera Scenes

May 2, 2013 - May 3, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 8:00pm
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #2

MUSIC: An evening of opera and musical theater scenes.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'The Dryway'

May 3, 2013 - May 4, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 1:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 1:00pm

CalArts, F100

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by dstears on May 02, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: 'The Rainbow Connection'

May 3, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 4:00pm
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, E197

THEATER: A one-act play that tells the tale of ex-muppet superstar Jim Oz.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: 'Amdoumbolou'

May 3, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 5:00pm
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: An integrated media live performance consisting of live music, video and theater.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

North Indian Classical Music, as part of the World Music & Dance Festival 2013

May 3, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 7:30pm

CalArts, Walt Disney Modular Theater

MUSIC: A concert of classical North Indian music with performances by the CalArts Tabla Ensemble under the direction of Swapan Chaudhuri and Randy Gloss. Then, two legendary musicians of international acclaim – CalArts World Music faculty Swapan Chaudhuri, tabla, and Ashish Khan, sarode – will create a unique, transformative musical experience. Specific program content, Raag (melodic mode) and Taal (Indian rhythmic cycles) will be announced by these masters from the stage.

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Last edited by rsdavid on Feb 28, 2013

REDCAT International Children's Film Festival

May 4, 2013 - May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013 (All day) - Sunday, May 5, 2013 (All day)
Saturday, May 11, 2013 (All day) - Sunday, May 12, 2013 (All day)
Saturday, May 18, 2013 (All day) - Sunday, May 19, 2013 (All day)

REDCAT: With three weekends of acclaimed, international short-film programs, the REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival returns to delight movie-goers big and small. This global tour of charming, funny and poignant films—hailing from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Japan, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain and Taiwan, among others—is an awe inspiring journey for the whole family. Festival highlights include the latest in both live action and animated shorts. Read more

Last edited by dstears on Feb 01, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: 'Let Pass'

May 4, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 8:00am - 7:00pm

CalArts, E407

THEATER: This show is a dance show in collaboration with a lighting designer and live musicians.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

Austin's Guinness World Record

May 4, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 12:00am

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER/DANCE: Austin will freestyle rap for 14 hours, breaking the Guinness world record. He will be accompanied by several DJs and MCs as well as dancers from The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 29, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: 'Letting Go'

May 4, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 12:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 6:00pm

CalArts, E407

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: 'Tennis'

May 4, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 2:00pm

CalArts, F100A

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

Laurence Blake's 30th Anniversary Celebration

May 4, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 8:00pm

Live Arts LA, Los Angeles

DANCE:

CalArts celebrates Laurence Blake's 30th Anniversary of teaching excellence on Saturday, May 4. The program features new choreography by:

  • Colin Connor (Faculty)
  • Arianne MacBean (MFA 99)
  • Laura Gorenstein Miller (BFA 92)
  • Travis Reinfried (BFA 06)
  • Stephanie Zaletel (BFA 12)
    and
  • Cherise Richards (MFA 11). 

Proceeds from the event will be directed in honor of Laurence Blake to support student scholarships in The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts.

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Questions? Please call Natalie Metzger at 661.291.3046.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 24, 2013

World Percussion Ensemble, as part of the World Music & Dance Festival 2013

May 4, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Walt Disney Modular Theater

MUSIC: The CalArts World Percussion Ensemble is an ongoing experimental forum for bringing together the percussion, drumming and world music at CalArts, bridging cultures and musical ideas and creating new works for percussion, both highly fixed compositions and extended improvisations. Founded by John Bergamo and led by Randy Gloss and Houman Pourmehdi, the ensemble will feature performances by CalArts faculty, students, and alumni.

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Last edited by rsdavid on Feb 28, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: 'CalArts is Burning'

May 4, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 10:00pm

CalArts, E400

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: 'Femme 6 and the Deer Woman'

May 5, 2013 - May 13, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 3:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 9:00pm
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 3:00pm
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 8:30pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: A solo theater performance with multimedia elements, dancing and storytelling. It's the story of a burlesque dancer transformed into a deer.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: 'Toxikos' (Based on 'Philoctetes' by Sophocles and Britney Spears)

May 5, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, F100

THEATER: Staged mini concert.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 07, 2013

Blubber Humm

May 5, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, A404

MUSIC: Blubber Humm is a performance of metal on flesh.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'The Journal Life Project'

May 5, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Irene

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 07, 2013

CalArts Student Indian Ensemble & Persian Music Ensemble, as part of the World Music & Dance Festival 2013

May 5, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Walt Disney Modular Theater

MUSIC: The CalArts Student Indian Ensemble, under the direction of Aashish Khan, presents a half concert of exciting new compositions. The Persian Music Ensemble under the direction of Houman Pourmehdi will perform three compositions by Grand Master Ali Akbar Shanazi, and one composition by Master Parviz Meshkatian In Dastgah Shur, whose influence on Iranian music was felt for decades.

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New Works Festival 2013: SeoulArts Hip Hop Collaboration

May 5, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, XBox

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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Portfolio Review

May 6, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 8:00am - 9:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery, Modular Theater Lobby

THEATER: Students from the Theater School will present their portfolios for faculty review. Tables will be set up for each student and they will be present throughout the day to discuss their work.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

May 6, 2013 - May 10, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 8:00am - Friday, May 10, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Graphic Design Program Exhibtion

D301 Gallery: Graphic Design Program Exhibtion

L-SHAPE Gallery: Art Pilot's Exhibition

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Theater Portfolio Review

A402 Gallery: Art & Technology MFA 1 Exhibition

LIME Gallery: Art & Technology MFA 1 Exhibition

MINT Gallery: Art & Technology MFA 1 Exhibition

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'Will'--A short film screening

May 6, 2013 - May 7, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

THEATER: Screening of short film.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'The Tale of Big Chuck Dickens'

May 6, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 9:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, F100

THEATER: A 20-30 min piece about the reasoning and conditions of life.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 07, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: 'Shakewoods'

May 6, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: I will be presenting a concert reading of a new jukebox musical featuring pieces of Shakespearean dialogue and songs by new musical theater composers.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 07, 2013

VLN & VLA featuring Malcolm Goldstein @ REDCAT

May 6, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 7:00pm

REDCAT: In an epic concert of music for solo, ensemble and concerto violin and viola, internationally acclaimed string musicians perform an array of new, recent and older works. Malcolm Goldstein, whose sounding improvisations have received accolades worldwide for extending the range of the violin’s tonal qualities and sound textures, reveals new dimensions of expressivity in a solo performance. Also on the program are celebrated CalArts viola and violin faculty Lorenz Gamma and Mark Menzies, as well as composer-to-watch Andrew Tholl, whose new concerto includes parts composed for turntable. The evening features music by Witold Lutoslawski, Heinrich Biber, Luciano Berio, and CalArts alumn and recent Gaudeaumus competition-winner Andrew McIntosh. Read more

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Last edited by dstears on Feb 01, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: '324 Feet of Rope'

May 6, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 8:00pm
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 8:30pm

CalArts, E400

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 07, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: 'Things From Before 3'

May 6, 2013 - May 12, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 10:00pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 10:00pm
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 11:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 10:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 10:00pm

CalArts, Clarks Field

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 07, 2013

New Works Festival

May 7, 2013 - May 12, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 9:00am - Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 11:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) is a festival for the students, of the students and by the students. It encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes and immersive risk-taking.

Official Festival Schedule Coming Soon! Stay tuned. 

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 08, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: 'Because You Wouldn't Stay The Night'

May 7, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 8:30pm

CalArts, F100

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'ACatz'

May 7, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: Stage adaptation of the animated musical, The Artistocats.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presents John Divola

May 7, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 7:00pm

"My acts, my painting, my photographing, my considering, are part of, not separate from, this process of evolution and change. These photographs are not so much about this process as they are remnants from it. My participation was not so much one of intellectual consideration as one of visceral involvement." John Divola, 1980.

Divola received a B.A. from California State University in 1971 and later received an M.F.A. from University of California, Los Angeles in 1974. He has held residencies at many institutions including California Institute of the Arts. He has held the position of Professor in the art department at U.C. Riverside since 1988. His work has been featured in many solo exhibitions across United States, Europe, Japan and Australia. He participated in 1978, 1989, 2000 the Museum of Modern Art group exhibitions and in 1981 Whitney Biennial. Divola received many awards as Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1973, 1976, 1979, 1990 and a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1986. He published four books: Continuity, Isolated Houses, Dogs Chasing My Car In The Desert, and Three Acts. Divola works in photography, describing himself as exploring the landscape by looking for the edge between the abstract and the specific. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

http://www.divola.com/

Interview with John Divola on American Suburb: http://www.americansuburbx.com/2010/06/interview-interview-with-john-div...

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Structuring Strategies Presents James Benning

May 7, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO:

James Benning will present El Valley Centro.

El Valley Centro (1999, 90 min., 16mm) is the first film of the California Trilogy, including Los (2000) and Sogobi (2001).

El Valley Centro - James Benning
Released 2000
by Caroline Koebel

Comprised of 35 two and a half minute shots, James Benning’s 16mm experimental documentary El Valley Centro (2000) presents a curious taxonomy of California’s Great Central Valley. In the process it frames a tug-of-war between the land and the uses humans find for it: natural wonders—and their demise into wasteland, agribusiness and corporate cattle ranching, tract housing and anti-drug billboards (“where meth goes violence follows”), water, nuke and wind energy. This is a place where some people are and others are not, but the geography imaged here is the singular vision of one visitor to the region.

“Benning takes from his travels what nobody has to give...only what he in turn can share as his reflection on the land. In his quest—equipped with Bolex camera and Nagra recorder—to order the world he comes upon (such as “an oil well fire with flames high into the sky”), Benning argues that sheer contemplation of place (or more specifically, understanding of self in relation to non-self, in terms of how we perceive ourselves within and apart from our surroundings) is a spiritual, political and also ethical act. The knowledge gained from such observation must either be willfully denied or acted upon.” The film, in its 35 scenes, conveys not so much how a given geographic (and sociopolitical) zone can be dissected for evaluative purposes but rather how the land buckles against imposed standards and rebukes monotony with a wilderness of difference. Benning’s remark about El Valley Centro, “landscape is a function of time,”2 underscores that place is relative and that meaning is not static.

Patience (and/or incredible good fortune) is key to the filmmaker’s presence in the environs. A landscape of wetlands, featuring competing asymmetry and balance as curves contrast with the horizon line, is an alluring composition—the sense of being able to step into the frame and keep moving into the distance dramatic. The scene appears to be the way it is and seems like it will remain the same—the viewer sensing nothing lacking—when waterfowl rise from the water’s surface en masse. The snow geese fly toward the camera, leave the frame and eventually re-enter and return to the same spot on screen they were before.

The camera’s perfect stillness here and everywhere allows for the deliverance of such magic. The proximity of Benning’s oeuvre to still photography and early cinema and the wonders of an inventor such as Méliès is manifest here in his radical departure from such convention. Likewise, he is worlds apart (and millions of dollars away) from entertainment cinema: no explosives, i.e., ignite the flight of the snow geese nor are they the effect of CGI.

The rare shot is more theatrical, introducing the possibility of being staged for the camera. The film’s 14th scene features cowgirls practicing for a rodeo: one pins, and on cue releases a goat so that the other approaching on horseback can rope and subdue it. The action repeats, and an intricate rhythm is established. It is here that I’m cognizant of the mutual admiration between Benning and Sharon Lockhart, i.e., in Goshogaoka (1998) her stationery camera on the mesmerizing movement of the girls basketball team choreographed based on their training drills.

In a few scenes Spanish figures prominently on the soundtrack, and there is no mistaking that the field workers and grape pickers of American agribusiness are migrant laborers from Mexico. Perhaps if more followed Benning’s lead and observed where food comes from in the first place, then a decade after El Valley Centro the scapegoating of “illegals”—in the face of the “Great Recession”—for the country’s economic woes would be seen more widely for the ruse it is.

If what defines being human is the struggle to make sense of the world, then the possibility of calm reflection and firsthand experience proffered by El Valley Centro is all the more beckoning in our post pre-social media consciousness. If in the connected universe we’re all everywhere together all the time at once, what’s the point of solitude—a state that arguably can subsequently but not simultaneously be shared with others?

Caroline Koebel is a filmmaker and writer in Austin.
(From program notes 10/2013 Jack H. Skirball screening series at REDCAT)

About James Benning

Benning has been dubbed a structuralist and a minimalist, but these stylistic taxonomies do not adequately describe the filmmaker’s oeuvre over 30-plus years. His early collaborations with filmmaker Bette Gordon gave way in the 1980s and ’90s to portrait films that often embraced explicitly autobiographical elements, for example, Used Innocence (1988); and to experimentations with image and text, such as Landscape Suicide (1986) and Deseret (1995). Since the late ’90s, he has embarked on a majestic series of “portraits of place,” including his hallmark “California Trilogy” (El Valley Centro, 1999; Los, 2000; and Sogobi, 2001), 13 Lakes (2004) and Ten Skies (2004). Throughout, Benning has matched a passionate wanderlust to an exacting formal rigor, mapping a multivalent American landscape that is as awe-inspiring as it is desecrated, wild as it is laden with political and historical memory. His is a cinema of attentiveness, of long takes that invite the viewer to look and listen and consider the consonances of space and time, onscreen and off.

“After completing North on Evers, I decided I would need only two criteria to keep making work. One, make films that would take me to places where I wanted to be. And two, make work that would put my life in a larger context. Both somewhat selfish reasons, but very workable,” says the filmmaker.

Born in 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Benning began making films in 1970, after first studying mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. This “master framer of landscapes,” in the words of film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, has worked in small-gauge film – producing, shooting and editing the films himself. With Ruhr (2009), he switched from 16mm to digital filmmaking.

His work has shown at many international venues, from festivals like Cannes, Hong Kong, Rotterdam and Sundance to museums and cinematheques including Centre Georges Pompidou, Harvard Film Archive, the Pacific Film Archive, Tate Modern and the Walker Art Center. Among his many awards are two National Endowment for the Arts awards, two Rockefeller Foundation fellowships and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. In 2007, he was the subject of a career retrospective at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna. In addition, the Museum has been endeavoring to digitally restore and preserve his work, and published James Benning, a collection of essays about his work, in 2008. He is the subject of a documentary by Reinhard Wulf called James Benning: Circling the Image (2003). Benning lives in Val Verde, outside of Los Angeles, and has taught film and mathematics at CalArts since 1987.

“[E]arlier... I was doing political work at a grassroots level. It became very apparent to me that this was something I could exhaust my life with, and I hadn’t even begun to define who I was. So I stopped doing that kind of work, and I started making films to look at my own life. At first I thought I had to make really apolitical films... but I quickly realized that my aesthetics developed forms that were somewhat radical, and that’s political in itself. To make people look at a screen different[ly] I think is a really radical position to take.... And as l made more and more films, I became much more interested in looking at different histories, and putting my life in a larger context and then politics came back into the films in a more direct way.... I still try not to be completely dogmatic with my politics, even though I think it’s quite evident that they’re fairly leftwing.” – James Benning, interviewed by Neil Young at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival

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New Works Festival 2013: 'Goose Play'

May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, E400

THEATER: A coming-of-age story incorporating puppetry, experimental film, and the feel of a one-person show.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'Geography and Plays'

May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, F100

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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'Apt U13'

May 8, 2013 - May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #4

FILM/VIDEO: Weichen Hsu's graduation thesis review presentation. An installation with live acoustic guitar performances.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'Retweeting Coney Island'

May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: A 15-20 minute performance involving live action and online activity. Based on Coney Island Avenue by Chuck Mee.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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Short Form Concert II

May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 10:30pm - 11:30pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: 45 minutes of short, quiet pieces of music (Let the games begin).

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Digital Arts Expo

May 8, 2013 - May 9, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Modular Theater, Roy O. Disney Music Hall, Sharon Disney Lund Theater, Main Gallery, Dance Hallway, Music Lobby

DANCE/INSTITUTE: CalArts Digital Arts Expo showcasing installations, media, film, performance combining art and technology.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins'

May 9, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

THEATER: Movement and sound adaptation of Dr. Suess' Bartholomew Cubbins.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'Let's Proceed This Way'

May 9, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 4:00pm
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Irene

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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Student Council BBQ

May 9, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Chouinard Pool and BBQ Area

INSTITUTE: Student Council will host a BBQ to pass the torch to the new council members and to celebrate Spring with fellow students.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Jessica Rath

May 9, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: “Jessica’s sculptures, photographs and installations investigate intimate points at which human intervention has changed the course of the natural world. She questions the naturalist’s, artist’s and scientist’s drive to contain and beget beauty within the landscape, whether in the cultivated ground of agriculture and in our own backyards. Sublime and haunting, the work evokes a kind of grace found within survival and diversity at a molecular level. Recent solo exhibitions include Jack Hanley Gallery, NY; Pasadena Museum of California Art; Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design; and the Torrance Art Museum. She has received many awards including a Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists grant, Durfee Foundation ARC (Artist Resource for Completion) grants, a Metrolab Commission Grant, and the Bridge Residency Award from Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA.

Jessica was born in Charleston, West Virginia and grew up in the southern Missouri Ozarks and Vermont. She received a BA (1990) in Sociology from University of Missouri, MFA (1996) from California Institute for the Arts and studied at School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Jessica works in Los Angeles, where she has resided for 18 years.”

 

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Lecture Demonstration and Workshop on Tabla Improvisation by Vineet Vyas

May 9, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, Gamelan Room

MUSIC: Vineet Vyas, MFA1, will be pretending his Pedagogy Presentation on the role of improvisation in Tabla repertoire performance and practice.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'Kingdoms'

May 9, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 7:00pm
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 8:30pm

CalArts, E407

THEATER: Live operatic score accompanied by dance.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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MFA 2 Thesis Reading with Laura, Peter and Lianna

May 9, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #4

CRITICAL STUDIES: The CalArts MFA Writing Program is proud to present students from the graduating class of 2013 as they read from their theses. At times nebulous, always innovative, the culminating work of emerging CalArts Writers is unique and variegated in shape, style and content.

Join us tonight as Laura, Peter and Lianna share their work, followed by a reception in The Cube.

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'It's All in My Head'

May 9, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse TheatreMUSIC: Laura Jean Anderson performs with the large ensemble, The Lady, for her graduation recital: a night of original tunes in a multimedia fashion.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'Chuncho: The Forest Creatures'

May 10, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 2:00pm
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 4:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

THEATER: An ensemble movement piece choreographed and performed in the main gallery space near the stairs.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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'Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp'

May 10, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 4:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO:

Jorge Hinojosa
PRESENTS HIS FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Iceberg Slim:
Portrait Of A Pimp



ALSO PRESENT WILL BE SOME OF HIS COLLABORATORS FROM CALARTS: CONOR KEENAN, CARLY VERONICA WHITE AND NATHAN RUYLE

USA, 2012, 90 minutes, digital film

"A labor of love, several years in the making, Iceberg Slim stitches an engrossing patchwork of heterogeneous material: archival footage …Aware that the pieces of the puzzle don’t fit, that something about Slim’s transition to writing keeps eluding us, Hinojosa made a bold aesthetic decision, linking the different fragments with original art." - Senses of Cinema

Producer: Danny Bresnik
Executive producers: Jorge Hinojosa, Ice-T
Associate Producer: Misty Beck
Original Music: Simone Sello
Cinematography: Kelly Jones
Editor: Danny Bresnik
Sound re-recording mixer and supervising sound editor: Nathan Ruyle
Motion Graphics Director: Conor Keenan
Animation director: Carly Veronica White

Director Jorge Hinojosa blends pulp fiction imagery with ambitious biographical digging to tell the story of legendary pimp/author Iceberg Slim, whose gritty and poetic books about ghetto life gave birth to Street Lit. Interviews include Chris Rock, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg and Quincy Jones.

When Iceberg Slim published Pimp: The Story of My Life in 1969, he launched a potent and unusual literary career, influencing an audience that ranged from artists to street hustlers. The book dazzled with raw language that evoked a life experience different from the worlds of black writers such as James Baldwin or Ralph Ellison. Pimp sold nearly two million copies and was distributed internationally in translation. Slim’s output continued with bestsellers Trick Baby (made into a film), Mama Black Widow (taking on the taboo topic of black homosexuality), and a collection of essays The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim. Yet when Slim died in 1992, much remained unknown about his life and what aspects of his writing were facts versus fiction.

Director Jorge Hinojosa tells this story with a visual verve that draws upon pulp fiction iconography matched with biographical skills attuned to complexities and contradictions. For twenty-eight years, Hinojosa has been the manager for Ice-T, which has supplied him with insight into the process of creating art out of street life. Years in the making, the film includes archival footage of Slim (whose real name was Robert Beck) along with interviews with his friends, colleagues, and famous admirers such as Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones and Ice-T. One of the film’s most significant revelations is an extended interview with Slim’s first wife, Betty Beck, with whom he had children. Betty met Slim after he’d already done stints as a pimp, prisoner and drug addict and was trying to lead a more upstanding life. She played nurse mother to his writing career by getting him to tell stories, which she’d transcribe. The film is poignant in chronicling their symbiotic relationship and the tensions that split it apart.

For the millions of readers who have been enthralled by Slim’s books, this film enriches their understanding. And for newcomers to his world, it’s a great place to start.

Jorge Hinojosa was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is Ice-T's manager and has served as executive producer for the features Urban Menace (1999) and The Wrecking Crew (2000), and the documentary Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012). Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (2012) is his directorial debut.

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New Works Festival 2013: Flixus Films: 'Shop or Die' and 'Coming Home'

May 10, 2013 - May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

THEATER: Film screening.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'Odyssey'

May 10, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, E400

THEATER: Dance piece with traveling audience.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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Nicholas Baker BFA4 Graduation Recital

May 10, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Nicholas Baker presents works by Duke Ellington, John Bergamo and an assortment of various percussion instruments.

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The Next Dance Company @ REDCAT

May 10, 2013 - May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 8:30pm
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: The Next Dance Company, an ensemble of The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts, draws together the school’s most accomplished performers and choreographers, all from the 2013 graduating class. Under the leadership of choreographers Stephan Koplowitz and Laurence Blake, The Next Dance Company will bring two performances of new works to REDCAT. This year’s concert includes choreography by French-transcontinental choreographer Julie Bour, and Alpert Award winner Stephan Koplowitz, graduating MFA students Daniel Charon and Becca Lemme, and selected undergraduate students. Read more

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New Works Festival 2013: Poetry in Pasties Presents 'Greeks and Garters'

May 10, 2013 - May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:00pm - Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 12:00am

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: A burlesque cabaret inspired by the ancient Greek (and Roman) canon.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'Labyrinth'

May 11, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Clarks Field

THEATER: The Labyrinth is a monumental installation conceived by artist, Zachary Aronson. Comprised of 158 6x1’ Redwood panels that are adorned with 50 towering pyrograph portraits rendered from live models, the walls form a 64' x 40' maze-like structure. Covering every facet of human interaction, the work is not about the individual as much as it is about a community creating shared experiences. To further this point The Labyrinth will mount multiple performances spanning almost all mediums; Dance inspired by the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, choreographed specifically for this installation, Classical music performed by musicians scattered throughout, and actors traversing the space, interacting with spectators as they make their way through the structure.

“The Labyrinth” coincides with Zachary Aronson's gallery exhibition "Conversations" at The California Institute of the Arts Stevenson Blanche Gallery. The reception for "Conversations" will take place Thursday, May 9th at 8:00 pm. The show will be open for viewing from May 5th to May 11th.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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Adam Ratner's MFA Jazz Studies Graduation Recital

May 11, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Quartet plays original compositions as well as the music of Jarrett, Haden, & Motian.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'Invisible Monsters'

May 11, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 5:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 9:00pm

CalArts, E400

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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New Millenium Brass Op. 13 No. 2

May 11, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Premieres of three new works by Jerod Reetz, Lucia Vitkova and Adam Wolf, plus music from Bernstein's West Side Story.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'Intentionally Untitled Project'

May 11, 2013 - May 12, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 11:00pm - Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 12:30am

CalArts, E407

THEATER: New Works Festival interdisciplinary project exploring movement, theater and installation in a fully immersive hyper-realized environment.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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Jackie Owens' BFA Graduation Recital

May 12, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A recital featuring music by Strauss, Ives, Billie Holiday, and Jill Scott.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'Marvin the Cat'

May 12, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 3:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, E407

THEATER: Marvin the Cat is a cross-disciplinary musical theater performance inspired by the critically acclaimed film The Hunger Games starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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'12 Seasons'

May 12, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: CalArts Orchestra performs Seasons by Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Goldstein, Eagle, Vassos and Falcone.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'Dahmar'

May 12, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 9:00pm

CalArts, F100

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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Zirque Michael Bonner MFA Graduation Recital

May 12, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: MFA graduation recital featuring music by many of Zirque's favorite composers and friends.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

May 13, 2013 - May 16, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 8:00am - Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Graphic Design Program Exhibtion

D301 Gallery: Graphic Design Program Exhibtion

L-SHAPE Gallery: Class Exhibition

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Class Exhibition

A402 Gallery: Class Exhibition

LIME Gallery: Class Exhibition

MINT Gallery: Class Exhibition

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Jazz CD Release Event

May 13, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: The 24th annual CD Project recorded at Capitol Records--Come listen and celebrate with the musicians and graphic designer. 

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Back to Back Bach: Brandenburgs, Suites and Arias

May 13, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Organ + Roberts and Brazier harpsichords.

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Preston Mendell's Music Technology Graduation Concert

May 13, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Music Technology graduation concert featuring solo and group improvisations and a band.

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Dawn Drake's Mid-Residence Recital

May 14, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Mid-residency recital: vocals, drums, keyboard, percussion, trumpet, sax and tuba.

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Chamber Music Concert

May 14, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Performances of chamber music by students and faculty.

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CultureHub Presents Control-Alt-Pixel: Reboot Your Approach to Design

May 15, 2013 - May 22, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, XBOX (Main Gallery Conference Room)

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: Scott Hutchinson and Pete Hawkes will conduct a design workshop with students at The Seoul Institute of the Arts via Telepresence.

CalArts students of all disciplines are welcome to join the workshop. Interested students are required to RSVP with Annie Kim at annie@culturehub.org.

CultureHub: http://www.culturehub.org

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, GRAPHIC DESIGN: New tools provide artists and designers added control over the inputs and outputs of interactive systems. Participants will work together in groups to connect a capacitive-sensing microcontroller, a webcam, and a simple Java program. The process will help them explore new ideas in physical interface and environmental reinterpretation using color, density, and texture.

Makey-Makey
This consumer-grade microcontroller connects everyday objects to computer interfaces. Any conductive material (fruit, play dough, water, graphite on paper) can serve as a trigger within a coded system.

Webcam
Interactive interfaces rely more and more on live video feeds to gather information and sense changes in the environment.

Processing
This Java IDE was built specifically for artists and designers as a creative tool for learning and leveraging programming. Its intuitive interface will allow students to tinker with the logic behind the interactive system.

*No previous electronics experience is required but some camera knowledge is helpful. Basic electronics and basic coding is also helpful but again not required. One of the goals of the workshop is to introduce designers to electronics as a tool to add to their design process. Students need to bring a digital camera, webcam or phone camera and Mac laptop if available.

Scott Hutchinson, designer, is the program director of the Visual Arts at UCLA Extension where he oversees the design, studio, photography, art history and user experience programs. He has an MFA from UCLA's Design Media Arts program and specializes in usability, branding, social media and web development. Scott is also the user experience and strategic advisor for the UCLA Volunteer Center, and the producer of TEDxUCLA. Scott has been on the board of the nation design group AIGA Los Angeles under three presidents, and is currently on the AIGA National Design Educators Committee.

Website: http://scotthutchinson.com

Pete Hawkes has over 12 years of interaction design and motion experience working with a wide range of clients including Ogilvy Interactive, KFC, Liz Claiborne, JWT, and the Sci-Fi Channel. Pete holds an MFA in Design Media Arts from UCLA and a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University. He has taught at Utah Valley University and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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New Works Festival 2013: CAP Presents Written Works from High School Students

May 15, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

 

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Last Dance Concert

May 15, 2013 - May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 7:00pm
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents the final concert of the school year featuring student choreography.

Purchase tickets:

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 7:00pm

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:00pm

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Improvisations--Music and Interdisciplinary

May 15, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: CalArts Improvisation Ensemble with Susan Allen and Improvisation Ensembles Theater, Dance and Music combined perform work you have never seen or heard before.

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Unidisciplinarity

May 15, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: One-man tuba recital by MFA Performer-Composer Stefan Kac.

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I'll Love You Since the Beginning of Time

May 16, 2013 - May 18, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

CalArts, C108

INTEGRATED MEDIA: Multimedia installation involving sound, sculpture and projection.

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Tread Lightly

May 16, 2013 - May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:00pm - Friday, May 17, 2013 - 2:00am

CalArts, Main Entrance Staircase

FILM/VIDEO: An interactive light display on the outdoor stairs at the main entrance.

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Static, No Resistance

May 16, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, C113

INTEGRATED MEDIA: Installation and performance involving video projections and improvised dance event.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 10, 2013

Next Words Series at REDCAT

May 16, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm

REDCAT

CRITICAL STUDIES: The MFA Writing Class of 2013 invites you to Next Words, a reading series that presents new writing from CalArts.

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The Elegiac Visions of Phil Solomon @ REDCAT

May 20, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Since 1975, Phil Solomon has been making films that magically penetrate the surface of images and reveal depths of new poetic meaning. Solomon’s 16mm films imbue prerecorded imagery with fantastical sensual and dimensional qualities. His recent work extends these concerns into the digital realm, creating haunting landscapes that reawaken the mysteries of life and death, and of physical reality and alternative states. Solomon presents two masterful films, What's Out Tonight is Lost (1983) and Psalm I: “The Lateness of the Hour” (1999), and four digital works, Innocence and Despair (2002), his tribute to 9/11, and In Memoriam (2005–09), a trilogy in memory of filmmaker Mark LaPore that mystically transforms backgrounds from the video game series Grand Theft Auto. Read more

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