REDCAT and CalArts proudly present Studio: Spring 2009
Los Angeles, CA, April 30, 2009--REDCAT and California Institute of the Arts present Studio: Spring 2009, the latest installment in REDCAT's quarterly series for interdisciplinary experimentation featuring a curated program of six new works and works-in-progress by Los Angeles dance, theater, music and multimedia artists. Studio: Spring 2009 plays Sunday, May 17 & Monday, May 18, 2009 at 8:30pm.
The Spring 2009 edition of Studio was curated by Chi-wang Yang and Anna B. Scott, and includes the following six original works:
ARIANNE MACBEAN/THE BIG SHOW CO.: ORBITS
Performed by Genevieve Carson and Brad Culver, this bittersweet dance duet charts the forces of desire that draw people closer and the failures of communication that hold them apart.
BETHANY WARD-LAWE: COLOR ME PURPLE
Centered on the boundary-blurring sexual appeal of recording artist Prince, Color Me Purple mixes elements of contemporary dance, burlesque, drag and video to examine art and the art of arousal.
JASMINE ORPILLA & CO.: ANNAY PUSO - HOW TO PRESERVE A DYING TRADITION, PT. 1
Singing in the regional Filipino tradition of tapat, Orpilla's Annay Puso (My Heart is in Pain) is both a powerful vocalization of a male suitor's courtship and a haunting homage to a vanishing form.
L'ESPRIT D'AFRIQUE: AXE URBANO
With exuberant energy and inspiring skill, this Pan-African music and dance ensemble celebrates the common roots and distinctive fruits of African diaspora cultures in the U.S., Cuba and Brazil.
MARSIAN & COMPANY: BRIDE OF WILDENSTEIN - THE MUSICAL
In a toy theater-inspired musical extravaganza, performer and puppeteer Marsian De Lellis delves into the tabloid headlines to invent the present-day tale of an aging socialite's dramatic desire and radical reconfiguration.
PEGGY JO PABUSTAN & SASHA GRANSJEAN: PERFORMANCE ART FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
As personable Life Coaches, Peggy Jo & Sasha demonstrate role playing techniques for more authentic living that rapidly devolve from empowering to violent to degrading in this funny and disturbing work.
Studio is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets are $15, with student discounts available. Seating is general admission. Tickets and information at the REDCAT box office, 213.237.2800 or www.redcat.org.
REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, is located at the corner of W. 2nd and Hope Streets, inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex (631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012).
Now in its fifth year, REDCAT's Studio series is an evening of short works and performances from local artists that span the diverse disciplines regularly represented at REDCAT. Works are presented in an informal environment that allows both the artists and audience to experience and explore the creative process. Studio was created to give new artists an opportunity to hone their skills and offer established artists a chance to test new material and works-in-progress before an audience. A revolving panel of working artists curates each edition.
The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, opened by CalArts in 2003, introduces diverse audiences, students and artists to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world, and gives artists in this region the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature. REDCAT is the newest partner in an international network of adventurous art and performance centers, which together are playing a vital role in the evolution of contemporary culture. REDCAT is a center for experimentation, discovery and lively civic discourse.
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