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May 2014

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Javier Téllez: 'Games are forbidden in the labyrinth' at REDCAT

April 5, 2014 - June 1, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:00am - Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 10:00pm


O Rinoceronte de Durer (Durer´s Rhinoceros), 2010. 16mm film transferred to high definition video, color, stereo video, color, stereo sound.

REDCAT: Opening reception: Saturday, April 5, 6–9pm

A co-production between REDCAT and Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, Games are forbidden in the labyrinth is Javier Téllez’s first solo exhibition on the West Coast. The exhibition features a newly commissioned installation Chess (2014) and Téllez’s film Dürer's Rhinoceros (2010) in which the artist reflects on the social and historical conception of the psychiatric institution: from architectural structures to technologies and treatments.

Mostly known for his films, Téllez works in collaboration with psychiatric patients or people with disabilities as protagonists. Combining documentary with fictional narratives, often taken from literature and cinema, the artist questions the definitions and social prejudices established between the concepts of normality and pathology. The strategy of using invisible or socially marginalized characters thus becomes a way for the artist to contaminate certain totalitarian versions of history, giving voice to those who usually have none, reflecting a form of resistance to the normalization and homogenization that is characteristic of the dominant discourse.

The point of departure for the exhibition is Dürer's Rhinoceros, shot in the panopticon of the Miguel Bombarda psychiatric hospital in Lisbon. Operational until 2011, the facility was built in 1896 according to Jeremy Bentham’s model to house the criminally insane. Téllez asked patients from a daily clinic to imagine stories of the former patients in the deserted old cells of the psychiatric hospital. This reconstruction of the everyday life of the institution was complemented by voice-overs reading texts from sources such as Bentham’s letter presenting the Panoptic, Plato’s Cave, and Kafka’s short story The Burrow, concerned with different architectural models related to the power of surveillance.

The front part of the gallery—the foyer for the projected film—is a giant chess game, which functions as a collective space to develop a trompe l´oeil of the delirium. One can imagine this chess-asylum as an anthology of the artist’s research on the history of mental institutions, confronting symbolically the institution, the treatments and the patients in an ideological battle: mental illness is consciously presented as a socio-historical construct, and not exclusively as a biological anomaly. The installation seeks to explain the role of medical treatments and psychological techniques as mechanisms of social control that conceal implicit socioeconomic contradictions. The patterns of the board—which also allude to a hospital floor—are invaded by a series of assemblages that function as the main organs of a sterile machine. These pieces appear dissected, showing the core of its constitution, incorporating the narrative of objects, historical moments, and images from literature and film that have contributed to the treatment of mental illness. They further provide references to renowned patients such as Antonin Artaud, Unica Zürn and Adolf Wölfli twentieth-century characters who articulated their own language informed by their condition. The figures and objects in the installation and video work will momentarily abandon the domesticated situation to which they have been reduced, to address the set rules and discourse that previously evaluated and institutionalized them.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with essays by Dieter Roelstraete (Senior Curator at the MCA, Chicago), Ruth Estévez (gallery director and curator at REDCAT) and Javier Téllez.

Javier Téllez lives and works in New York. His work has been shown internationally in venues such as MoMA PS1, New York; ZKM, Karlsruhe; KW, Berlin; Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon; The Power Plant, Toronto; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; SMAK, Museum for Contemporary Art, Ghent; and Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam. He took part in TRACK (2012) in Ghent, dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), Lyon Biennale (2011), Whitney Biennale (2008), Manifesta (2008), Sydney Biennale (2008 and 2004), Yokohama Triennale (2001) and Venice Biennale (2003 and 2001). Javier Téllez is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial fellow (1999) and was a guest of the DAAD Artist programme in Berlin from 2010 to 2011.

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Yoga

April 21, 2014 - May 12, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

CalArts, C105

INSTITUTE: Yoga for staff (and all!).

Last edited by dstears on Apr 16, 2014

Truth Study (Trth Study)

April 23, 2014 - May 14, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Cafe A

INSTITUTE: A Bible study, Christian fellowship.

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'There Be Dragons'

April 24, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, E407

THEATER: A play with music by Aleshea Harris
Directed by Zoe Aja Moore

There Be Dragons melds traditional Western fairytale lexicon with experiences of displaced, impoverished and marginalized peoples in modern society. Brought together by the impending nuptials of one of their own, the inhabitants of a dystopic queendom seek love while navigating traumas and avoiding earthly and skyborne dangers.

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Heart Christian Fellowship

April 24, 2014 - May 8, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:00pm - Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:00am
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:00pm - Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:00am
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:00pm - Friday, May 9, 2014 - 12:00am

CalArts, Critical Studies Foyer

STUDENT AFFAIRS: Prayer meeting and fellowship.

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REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival 2014

April 26, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 8:00pm


Papa Cloudy, Directed by Akiko McQuerrey.

REDCAT: “REDCAT’s film showcase gives children a chance to see their peers across the globe.” —Los Angeles Times

The 9th annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival returns with three weekends of adventurous short-film programs to appeal to moviegoers of all ages. Magical, exhilarating works made by acclaimed filmmakers and up-and-coming auteurs showcase work from around the globe—including Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, Russia, Taiwan, Mozambique, Korea, The Netherlands, and Ukraine—to inspire the whole family. Festival highlights include the latest in both live action and animated shorts.

  • Saturday, April 26
    • 12:00 pm Take Wing
    • 1:30 pm Paint Me A Story: Animation from Around the Globe
    • 3:00 pm Experiencia! Films from Latin America
  • Sunday, April 27
    • 12:00 pm Talk to the Animals
    • 1:30 pm One of A Kind
    • 3:00 pm Dare to Dream
  • Saturday, May 3
    • 12:00 pm Take Wing
    • 1:30 pm Paint Me A Story: Animation from Around the Globe
    • 3:00 pm Ready Set Adventure
  • Sunday, May 4
    • 12:00 pm Talk to the Animals
    • 1:30 pm Tales That Stand Up Tall
    • 3:00 pm Earthwise
  • Saturday, May 10
    • 12:00 pm Take Wing
    • 1:30 pm Paint Me A Story: Animation from Around the Globe
    • 3:00 pm Experiencia! Films from Latin America
  • Sunday, May 11
    • 12:00 pm Talk to the Animals
    • 1:30 pm Earthwise
    • 3:00 pm Cinema Magic

For information on shows for specific dates, visit the REDCAT website.

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'Possessing Nothing/Disguised as Monsters'

April 28, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 8:00am - Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 5:00pm

CalArts, Front entrance, S. Mark Taper Courtyard, Lulu May von Hagen Courtyard

INTEGRATED MEDIA: Installation of hand-cranked objects + sculptures made out of papier mâché and recycled materials, all of which operate without electricity.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

April 28, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, May 2, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Photography and Media Foundation Exhibition

D301 Gallery: Photography and Media Foundation Exhibition

L-Shape Gallery: Art Foundation Exhibition

Main Gallery: Art Foundation Exhibition

A402 Gallery: Art Foundation Exhibition

Lime Gallery: Art Foundation Exhibition

Mint Gallery: Art Foundation Exhibition

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Lucia Mense

April 28, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (All day)
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast, B312  

MUSIC: The Herb Alpert School of Music presents visiting artist Lucia Mense, as part of the Combined Performance/Composers' Forum.

  • April 28 at 2 pm at The Wild Beast
  • April 30 at The Wild Beast
  • May 2 at 4 pm at B312

Lucia Mense, recorder player as well as traverse flutist, presently resides in Cologne, this after completing her studies in that city at the Hochschule für Musik as well as Milano and Amsterdam where she received a diploma from the Sweelinck Konservatorium.

Her teachers have included Walter van Hauwe, Marijke Miessen, Günther Höller and Pedro Memelsdorff. Her repertoire encompasses works from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, as well as the contemporary flute literature, which she is actively expanding and developing.

She has been in concert throughout Europe, Russia, China and the United States as a soloist and as chamber musician. She has recorded for various radio stations in Germany as well as for CD labels such as Harmonia Mundi, Ars Musici, Los Angeles River Records, Mode Records/New York and Touch Records/London.

As chamber musician, she is a member of Ars Choralis Cöln, Ensemble Beltatz and ensemble dialog. Lucia Mense has appeared at major festivals throughout Europe, both in the contemporary arena as well as in the early music arena.

She has contributed articles to important journals and has taught at Universities and Conservatories in Europe.

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CalArts Film/Video Showcases at REDCAT

April 29, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

REDCAT & FILM/VIDEO: CalArts School of Film/Video presents a juried selection of special screenings that feature new short and feature-length films by students in its four programs—a culmination of hard work and dedication throughout the year.

Tuesday, April 29 at 8pm
Film Directing Program + Program in Film and Video

(Long Form Screening)

Thursday, May 1 at 8pm
Experimental Animation Program

Friday, May 2 at 8pm
Film Directing Program

Saturday, May 3 at 7pm
Program in Film and Video

All screenings are free and open to the public. Reservations are required due to limited seating.

For additional information and screenings held at CalArts, visit http://filmvideo.calarts.edu/showcase

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New Works Festival: 'Todd in the Wilderness'

May 1, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, E197

THEATER: Performance with three actors, one dancer and minimal props.

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Employer Showcase

May 1, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

INSTITUTE: Employers from area organizations presenting to students followed by a meet-and-greet.

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'A Need for Excess Nothing'--An MFA Dance Piece

May 1, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:30pm - 5:45pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

DANCE: Dance performance (5 to 10 minutes long). There will be five dancers and amplified sound.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Samira Yamin

May 1, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Samira Yamin was born in Illinois in 1983. She received dual BAs in Studio Art and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006 and her MFA in Studio Art from University of California, Irvine in 2011. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Related links:

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The Next Dance Company Concert

May 1, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents an evening of dance from the 2014 graduating class. Directed by Stephan Koplowitz with Laurence Blake, the concert features world premiere choreography by MFA and BFA students, and eleven by guest artist Zoe Scofield.

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May 1

May 2

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Jaclyn Urlik's BFA Graduation Harp Recital

May 1, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Jaclyn Urlik's BFA graduation harp recital.

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The Bitch Boys

May 1, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:00pm - 10:30pm

CalArts, C-Art Courtyard

ART: A live musical performance by CalArts musicians in the annex courtyard.

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Wild Beast Concert Series: World Music and Dance Festival 2014

May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 4:00pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 12:00pm
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 1:00pm

Wild Beast Concert Series: World Music & Dance Festival 2014

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A weekend of world music and dance.

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Fri., May 2, 2014

The Persian Ensemble, 4 pm
The Persian Ensemble is a large student group guided by Houman Pourmehdi that features a mixed instrumentation of western and Persian instruments. The ensemble will perform masterworks from the Persian tradition and features special guests Yungchen Lhamo, the world's leading Tibetan singer; Pirayeh Pourafar, tar; Alireza Shahmohammadi, vocals; and the Lian Ensemble.

Balinese Music & Dance, 8:30 pm
The island of Bali, also known as the island of thousand temples, is renowned for its rich traditions and an astonishing array of vibrant art forms, and an amazing diversity of music ensembles and dance genres. The performance will feature CalArts Balinese Gamelan Burat Wangi (Fragrant Offering), a large modern bronze gamelan orchestra called Gong Kebyar. Kebyar, which means sudden blaze or flare-up, refers to both music and dance genres. The music repertoire includes a blending of old and new within a complex musical structure known as kreasi baru (new creation). The performance will feature a new creation of Legong (the most popular Balinese dance style) namely Legong Supraba Duta, performed by 5 dancers. The concert is directed by Nyoman Wenten and Dance Director Nanik Wenten.

Sat., May 3, 2014

CalArts World Percussion Ensemble, 12 pm
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 an entirely new work for percussion consisting of both highly fixed compositions and extended improvisations. It was founded by John Bergamo and led by Randy Gloss and Houman Pourmehdi.

The Student Indian Ensemble, 4:30 pm
The CalArts North Indian Ensemble, featuring top student musicians under the direction of Aashish Khan, will perform a program of exciting compositions and arrangements either within or honoring the North Indian Classical tradition.

North Classical Indian Music, 8 pm
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 members Swapan Chaudhuri, tabla, and Aashish Khan, sarode—will create a unique, transformative musical experience. Specific program content, Raag (melodic mode) and Taal (Indian rhythm cycles) will be announced by these masters from the stage.

Sun., May 4, 2014

Javanese Music & Dance, 1 pm
Gamelan music has been appreciated and admired by many western composers such as Lou Harrison, John Cage, Colin McPhee, Pierre Boulez, and Benjamin Britten to name justa few. A gamelan ensemble is a set of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums, flutes, bowed and plucked instruments, tuned and set together as a distinct entity. The concert features CalArts Javanese Gamelan Kyai Doro Dasih (“The Honorable Dream Come True”), a beautiful set of Javanese instruments, performing traditional and contemporary pieces as well as accompanying dance. The dance performance features a new choreographed dance drama based on Panji cycle, of the Javanese epic. The performance directed by Djoko Walujo and Nanik Wenten dance director, and special guest dancer Baghawan Ciptoning.

African Music & Dance, 7 pm
The CalArts African Music and Dance Ensemble, under the direction of Beatrice Lawluvi and Andrew Grueschow, will perform traditional repertoire from the Ewe and Dagomba people of Ghana, West Africa. This year, visiting artist Sulley Imoro, an exceptional drummer and dancer from Tamale, Ghana, will join the ensemble. This year’s performance will feature students, alumni, and faculty performing a unique selection of significant pieces from both language groups in honor of the retirement of Beatrice Lawluvi. Please join us for a special evening of drumming, singing, and dancing!!

About Sulley Imoro: http://nadabrahma.org/SulleyImoro.html

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Next Words Series at The Church on York

May 2, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Church on York, Los Angeles

CRITICAL STUDIES: The MFA Writing Class of 2014 invites you to Next Words, a reading series that presents new writing from CalArts. This week will feature readings by Katie Browne, Emma E. Kemp, Shana Mirambeau and Adriana Widdoes.

The Church on York, Highland Park
4904 York Blvd.

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'Price Check on Love--The Thanksgiving Play'

May 4, 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Cafe

THEATER: Price Check on Love: A comedy in one act. A group of strangers in a grocery store line, the night before Thanksgiving, live, learn and love.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

May 5, 2014 - May 9, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, May 9, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Graphic Design Program Exhibition

D301 Gallery: Graphic Design Program Exhibition

L-Shape Gallery: Digital Arts Expo

Main Gallery: Theater School Portfolio Event / Digital Arts Expo

A402 Gallery: Art and Technology MFA 1 Group Exhibition

Lime Gallery: Sculpture Class Exhibition

Mint Gallery: Sculpture Class Exhibition

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School of Theater Portfolio Review

May 5, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 1:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery, MOD Lobby

THEATER: The School of Theater is proud to share the portfolios of the current design, production and management students in both BFA and MFA programs. This review represents the vitality of the industry, the creativity of their and symbolizes the mission statement of the School of Theater. RSVP requested.

Register Here

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artists Vicki Ray and Aron Kallay

May 5, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Instrumental Performance presents visiting artists Vicki Ray and Aron Kallay, as part of the Performance Forum.

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The Troubadour Soundstream 2014 Showcase

May 5, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

The Troubadour, West Hollywood

MUSIC: CalArts Soundstream 2014 presents a one-night only showcase of original work from graduating musical artists of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts. Solo acts, duos and large ensembles perform selections of original, genre-bending and forward-thinking sounds.

Performers include:
The Arielle Deem Band
Bird Concerns
DeLACA
Fell Runner
Gloria & Walker
Hooded Eyes
Kite
Still Growth
Winston

Free for all ages. Reservations requested.

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'Juan Manuel Echavarría: Coping with Violence, Defying Oblivion' at REDCAT

May 5, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “A touching visual essay
 about a small town caught 
in the midst of a very large and dangerous conflict.” —Cinespect

A novelist–turned–artist, photographer and videomaker, Juan Manuel Echavarría screens two films in which peasants in his native Colombia devise original ways of coping with entrenched everyday violence—bloody conflict among guerrillas, army, paramilitaries and drug traffickers that has persisted for decades. In Bocas de Ceniza (Mouths of Ash, 2003–04, digital video, 18 min.), subjects look directly to the camera and mourn the toll of violence in individually created folk songs. The second documentary, Réquiem NN (2013, digital video, 67 min.), takes place in the town of Puerto Berrío on the Magdalena River—from which local residents regularly fish out the remains of victims of violence. Burying the so-called “No Names” (“NNs”), the townspeople adopt the fallen as their own: they give them names, invent personal histories, and decorate and visit their tombs.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artists: Krisstoffer Tiner and Daniel Rosenboom

May 6, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: The Creative Colloquium Program presents visiting artists Krisstoffer Tiner and Daniel Rosenboom, as part of the Creative Music Class.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Nick Mancini

May 6, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: The Percussion Program presents visiting artist Nick Mancini, as part of the Percussion Workshop.

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New [Dance] Works

May 6, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, E400

THEATER: Live performance of music and dance with considerable production value.

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Panel Discussion: You Too Can Be a Public Artist at Old Town Newhall Library Community Room

May 6, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Old Town Newhall Library Community Room

INSTITUTE: Join us for a FREE panel discussion that will explore the world of public art, and how you can work in this field. Panelists Alan Nakagawa (Metro Arts Public Art program), Renee Petropulous (Professor at Otis College of Art and Design in the Graduate Fine Arts, Graduate Public Practice and Graduate Graphic Design departments), Marc Pally (Director of GLOW) and moderator Tom Lesser (Director of the Art and Technology Program in the School of Art and the Director of the Center for Integrated Media at CalArts) will provide you with insight into the business of public art.

Image: Public art by Renee Petropulous.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Thom Andersen

May 6, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: Thom Andersen will present the recently remastered version of Los Angeles Plays Itself. Looking at fiction films for their “documentary revelations,” the film reminds us to look beyond the surface of the image. Thom, one of the most celebrated and widely shown independent filmmakers and writers of this era, needs no introduction to the CalArts community.

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'Paris is Burning' Screening

May 7, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

STUDENT AFFAIRS: In conjunction with CalArts is Burning event and dialogue (hosted by Equity and Diversity). We will show the film and discuss its contents and impact.

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'Untitled': Alexis Shimko

May 7, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Front Entrance

STUDENT AFFAIRS: Movement dance performance.

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MFA Graphic Design Exhibition 2014: PWC (Process Work Context)

May 8, 2014 - May 16, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, May 16, 2014 - 5:00pm

CalArts, D300

ART: PWC is a ‘let's show everything’ exhibition of CalArts MFA Graphic Design program presented as a living system of process, work and context.

Life at CalArts is a feedback loop of iteration, critique, iteration, critique and refinement (and the occasional critical gradient). To show only our final work would be an incomplete representation of this path to creation, so we turned our studios upside down, shook them out and rebuilt them in the gallery. As the scaffolding suggests the show is a work in progress; we will be continuously adding to it, reconfiguring it, working within the space, and growing the exhibition.

Visit the PWC website.

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'Here We Grow:' Undergraduate Graphic Design Showcase 2014

May 8, 2014 - May 16, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 11:00am - Friday, May 16, 2014 - 5:00pm

CalArts, D301

ART: Here We Grow exhibits the evolutionary undergraduate graphic design education at CalArts.

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Coffee Concert: CalArts Chamber Orchestra

May 8, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: The CalArts Chamber Orchestra presents a coffee concert featuring music by Adams, Berg and Schoenberg.

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'Greater Later (A Cracked Smile)

May 8, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

THEATER: Screening of Greater Later (A Cracked Smile).

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Speaking in Public: Drag Culture and Gender Expression

May 8, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

CalArts, Cafe A

INSTITUTE: Discussion series hosted by the Equity and Diversity Committee, Office of the Provost.

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Career Series with Kim Konikow: Resumes

May 8, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

STUDENT AFFAIRS: Last chance resume and cover letter workshop.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Museum of Jurassic Technology

May 8, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Mix Room A111 (Below Bijou)

Join us for a 3D film screening following a lecture by Museum of Jurassic Technology. We will provide PIZZA!!

Art: The Museum of Jurassic Technology is a museum located at 9341 Venice Boulevard in the Palms district of Los Angeles, California (although it has a postal address of Culver City because it is served by that city's post office). It was founded by David Hildebrand Wilson and Diana Drake Wilson (husband and wife) in 1988. David received his MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts in 1976.

The museum calls itself "an educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic"; the relevance of the term "Lower Jurassic" to the museum's collections is left uncertain and unexplained. The museum's collection includes a mixture of artistic, scientific, ethnographic, and historic, as well as some unclassifiable exhibits, and the diversity of its offerings evokes the cabinets of curiosities that were the 16th century predecessors of modern natural history museums. The factual claims of many of the museum's exhibits strain credibility, provoking an array of interpretations from commentators. The museum was the subject of a 1995 book by Lawrence Weschler entitled Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, And Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology, which describes in detail many of its exhibits. David Wilson received a MacArthur Foundation fellowship in 2001. The museum is also mentioned in the novel The Museum of Innocence, by Nobel-­‐laureate Orhan Pamuk.

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Sprawl 3 Featuring Steve Roggenbuck

May 9, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

CRITICAL STUDIES: Poetry reading featuring student performers and visiting writers Steve Roggenbuck and Mira Gonzalez.

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Open Studio #3

May 9, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Original electronic music performance and release event of CalArts musicians. Featuring Newman Wolf, Rare Basics, LABoratory and Lew Niyomkarn.

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The Next Dance Company Concert at REDCAT

May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT/DANCE: 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 2014 graduating class. Directed by Stephan Koplowitz and Laurence Blake, The Next Dance Company performs work by guest artist Zoe Scofield, of Zoe | Juniper, and seven new pieces choreographed by graduating MFA and BFA students.

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CalArts Designer Olympics

May 10, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Graduation Courtyard

INSTITUTE: CalArts' first and greatest designer olympics. Open to all CalArtians—compete in teams in a series of silly, messy, fun design challenges! The winning team will receive a prize.

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Blake Baldwin's MFA Performer/Composer Graduation Recital

May 10, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: MFA graduation recital with various styles of rock, metal and new music.

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New Millennium Brass

May 10, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Mussoresky-Ratner, Tableaux d'une Exposition. Ligetti-Peterson, Musica ricercata.

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Hyperopera: 'B33H1VE'

May 10, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

MUSIC: An experimental opera with two performances. One stationary set with design elements including projections.

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'Nightmusic 6'

May 10, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: The legendary concert series returns with trio music by Michael Jon Fink, Sketches of LA by Joshua Carro and set of metal tunes by MJF with special guest Ulrich Krieger.

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'CalArts is Burning'

May 10, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:00pm - Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 2:00am

CalArts, E400

THEATER: Staged variety drag show.

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Shan Shan Ding's BFA Piano Performance Graduation Recital

May 11, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Shan Shan Ding performs solo compositions by Chopin, Beethoven and Ravel and chamber music by Mendelsohn. With Stephanie Morehouse and Min Lee.

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'Tintinnabulation'

May 11, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Yu-Ting Wu's MFA Graduate Violin recital, featuring YSME String Quartet, Ted Taforo, Khrist Kempis, Efa Etorama and James Waterman.

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'Exo/Endo': Andrea Young's DMA Performance

May 11, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

MUSIC: Andrea Young presents her final DMA project: a composition for voice and voice-controlled electronics with audiovisuals, prepared turntable and bass guitar.

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Julian Beutel MFA Graduation Recital

May 11, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, Machine Lab

MUSIC: Jazz trumpet recital blending improvised music with electronics.

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Things From Before, Pt. 3

May 11, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 7:45pm - 8:45pm

CalArts, Clarks Field

THEATER: A film and live performance improv showcase of the Liberating Arts Collective.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

May 12, 2014 - May 16, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, May 16, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Graphic Design Program Exhibition

D301 Gallery: Graphic Design Program Exhibition

L-Shape Gallery: Art Pilots Exhibition

Main Gallery: Reserved

A402 Gallery:  Closed

Lime Gallery: Experimental Animation Class Exhibition

Mint Gallery: Experimental Animation Class Exhibition

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CalArts Jazz 2014: CD Release Event

May 12, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: 25th annual CD recorded at Capitol Records.

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Chamber Music

May 12, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Students and faculty play chamber music.

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'Sonic Boom: The Noise in our Heads'

May 12, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Cover versions of music by Alvin Lucier, Horațiu Rădulescu, Phill Niblock, Marcus Schmickler, Todd Lerew and more.

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Concert in the Main Gallery

May 12, 2014 - May 13, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:00pm - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:00am

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Concert with drums, bass, guitar and sax.

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Fran Bennett's 35 Years of Excellence Celebration

May 13, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

INSTITUTE: A night of celebration for Theater School faculty Fran Bennett.

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CalArts Improvisation Ensembles

May 13, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Beginning and Advanced Improvisation Ensembles and Interdisciplinary Improvisation Ensemble perform.

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'I Never Saw Another Butterfly:' Kattie Bachar's Graduation Recital

May 13, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A graduation voice recital using piano, oboe and clarinet. The repertoire is in remembrance of all that have suffered at the hands of those who have lost their humanity.

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Newman Wolf: OST

May 13, 2014 - May 14, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 11:00pm - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 1:00am

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Live performance of new album OST. Entire record comprised of field recordings. Dance music.

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Morgan Lee Gerstmar's MFA Graduation Recital

May 14, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Traditional and experimental works for viola, string quartet and electronic interface. BYOInstrument for the final performance.

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Music and Image Class Concert

May 14, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: A concert of audiovisual pieces created by composers in the music and image class.

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Kecak (The Balinese Monkey Chant)

May 14, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 10:00pm - 11:30pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Balinese music, dance and singing.

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'A few strange songs'

May 15, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: A concert of music for solo voice performed by the class Playing the Voice: Contemporary Vocal Techniques, Repertoire and Performance.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Leslie Dick

May 15, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Leslie Dick is the author of two novels — Without Falling (1987) and Kicking (1992) and a collection of short stories, The Skull of Charlotte Corday and Other Stories (1995). She was a Mellon Fellow in Arts Criticism at CalArts, before joining the regular faculty in Art in 1992. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines, art catalogues, and anthologies. She wrote on photography in Real Allegories: Olivier Richon (Steidl, 2006) and she writes regularly for X-TRA, a quarterly journal of contemporary art, whose editorial board she joined in 2011. She collaborated with artist Martin Kersels on a video work entitled Ripcord (2008) which was shown at Acme, Los Angeles. In 2010, as part of Martin Kersels's Five Songs in the Whitney Biennial, she presented a 'multi-media performance' on Jacques Lacan's 'The Mirror Stage' at the Whitney Museum in New York. In 2012 she presented her work at the symposium 'On Perfection' at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, and at the Royal College of Art and Goldsmith's College, London.

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Don't Look at Me Like That (a BFA graduation recital)

May 15, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Taylor Masamitsu will be exploring casting stereotypes by singing roles no one would ever pay him to do.

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'Last Minute Music'

May 15, 2014 - May 16, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 8:00pm - Friday, May 16, 2014 - 2:00am

CalArts, B320

MUSIC: A performance of CalArts bands to CalArts students.

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CalArts Writers Showcase: 'Next Words' at REDCAT

May 15, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: The School of Critical Studies hosts it annual reading showcasing the graduating class of CalArts MFA Creative Writing Program.

Next Words is both a reading series and a publication featuring work by graduating MFA Creative Writing students. The readings take place at venues throughout Los Angeles—bookstores, art galleries, community centers—during the spring of each year. At the final Showcase reading, the graduating class presents brief excerpts from their work—a selection of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and hybrid genres. The publication representing their work will also be on hand. Followed by a reception, the Showcase offers an opportunity to experience the exciting new writing coming out of CalArts and to raise a glass to a group of talented and dedicated young writers.

For more information about CalArts' unique interdisciplinary MFA Creative Writing Program, visit writing.calarts.edu

The 2014 Next Words series was curated by Adriana Widdoes, Emma Kemp, Riley Raubacher and Shishonia Livingston. The Next Words Anthology was curated and edited by Adriana Widdoes and Emma Kemp.

This event is free, but reservations are recommended to guarantee admission. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 213-237-2800.

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Zach + Pascal's BFA Graduation Recital: An Evening of Luxury Featuring Rare Basics

May 15, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Graduation recital for Zach Crumrine and Pascal Stevenson, performing a single 40 min to 1 hr piece.

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Graduation After Party

May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 11:00pm - Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 2:00am

CalArts, Main Gallery

INSTITUTE: Three solo musical performances, one live band.

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CAP/Plaza de la Raza: 'Trail' at REDCAT

May 23, 2014 - May 24, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 7:30pm

REDCAT: A free performance created by the Youth Theater Program of the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and Plaza de la Raza. Trail is a new play written by CalArts alumnus Cody Henderson together with the young performers. Dream-like sequences, original music performed by the youth, fabulous costumes, historic and contemporary time periods, and various forms of puppetry make this a unique theatrical experience.

CAP/Plaza de la Raza Theater Program provides high school and middle school students with instruction in all areas of theater arts—and every year, for the last 24 years, a guest playwright has worked with the students to create an original work of theater. Students work with CalArts’ theater students, director B.J. Dodge, and choreographer and CalArts School of Theater faculty member Marvin Tunney to realize an original production.

Click here to make a reservation or call 323-275-1204 (9am-8pm, Mon-Fri) / 626-485-8705.

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ArtsCOOL CAP Culmination Event

May 28, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 10:00am

CalArts, D300 and D301

CAP: The CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Arts Education Branch and Option Schools present an exhibition of artwork and performances by participants in the 2013/2014 CAP ArtsCOOL Program. ArtsCOOL offers in-school arts instruction to youth at seven continuation high schools across Los Angeles. These schools are part of LAUSD's Educational Options Program, the largest dropout prevention program in the country.

This year’s culmination event will feature an exhibition of art work by students from Central East Los Angeles High School, Jack London High School, and John R. Wooden High School; films by students from Robert Lewis High School, Phoenix High School, and Ramona High School; and performances by students from John R. Wooden High School and Walt Whitman High School.

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Studio: Spring 2014 at REDCAT

May 31, 2014 - June 1, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 8:30pm
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

REDCAT: REDCAT's Studio series is an ongoing, interdisciplinary program featuring informal new performance works and works-in-progress. This edition of Studio is programmed by guest curators Anna Oxygen and Malcolm Darrell, and offers adventurous audiences a glimpse at projects by emerging Los Angeles artists, including:

SARAH BAY WILLIAMS: YOU ARE SMASHING: A PIÑATA
A performance of celebration and enticement, Sarah Bay Williams’ You Are Smashing: A Piñata explores the moments of fueled collective energy produced in the act of destruction, accompanied by the deconstructed piano sounds of Paul Gachot.

LOLLIEWORKS: INTERVAL
Choreographer Lindsey Lollie’s Interval, a re-staged work for nine dancers with an original score by Paul Matthis, is a collage of visceral and improvisational movement exploring the overwhelming sensations and thoughts provoked by mind-altering substances.

JOHN HOGAN: CHAIR PIECE
In Chair Piece, artist John Hogan cleverly uses Clint Eastwood’s address to the 2012 Republican National Convention as the raw material for a performance satirizing the white American male’s sense of entitlement, eliciting discourse regarding privilege, power dynamics, and the individual’s role within institutions.

REBECCA BRUNO & MICHELLE JANE LEE: CRAVE
This rich visual and choreographic investigation blends multi-colored lighting elements and striking stage imagery to heighten the intrinsic tension between static visual poses and flowing movement. Sarah Kane’s powerful play Crave is the point of departure for choreographer Rebecca Bruno and visual artist Michelle Jane Lee.

PRUMSODUN OK: BELOVED (EXCERPT)
Mining the tradition of Khmer classical dance, interdisciplinary choreographer and dancer Prumsodun Ok layers evocative narration onto a lush soundscape to explore the love between men in the ritual-poetic space in which Khmer dance is set, revealing the charged eroticism of the ancient art form.

D. REUBEN SNYDER AKA CASPAR SONNET: KAHLOTUS
Through the use of instrumental mimicry, and musical juxtapositions of seemingly unrelated elements, composer and acoustic slide guitar player Caspar Sonnet performs an improvised musical experience utilizing microtonal/alternate tunings, loops, Ebow, and voice, creating a sound that seems simultaneously alien and familiar.

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