One of the most interesting young choreographers working in Los Angeles today, Israeli-born Agami will present excerpts from her critically-lauded masterpiece, complete with a score by CalArts alum Jodie Landau (Music BFA 15), as well as selections from other works. Agami’s Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY – which specializes in site-specific performances and collaborations with L.A. institutions – will collaborate with CalArts on the performance, which explores the possible interpretations of the piece’s intimate title: dialogue, resuscitation, and love-making.
Diagonal (part of Terrain), original choreography by Yvonne Rainer (1963/2019)
Rainer’s classic piece marks an important moment in the history of postmodernism. Dense, playful, and unpredictable, the piece features six dancers moving back and forth in space performing actions called out by numbers, a sort of follow-the-leader with a multitude of possibilities – a perfect example of the iconic San Francisco-born, New York-based choreographer and filmmaker’s minimalistic style.
Du Désir d’horizons, original choreography by Salia Sanou (2016)
The most recent work from world-renowned, Burkina Faso-born choreographer – the inaugural recipient of the UCLA Department of World Arts and Culture/Dance Alma Hawkins Memorial Chair – draws from dance workshops Sanou conducted in Burundi and Burkina Faso refugee camps, with support of the African Artists for Development Fund.
While the CalArts and REDCAT performances are intended mainly for adult audiences, the LADP concert will – for the second year in a row – feature a shortened version of the Winter Dance Concert specifically for children and families. Each event is open to the public. Ticketing and performance details are available on the CalArts, REDCAT, and LADP websites.
WHEN: Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21 and 22, 2019, 8 pm (CalArts)
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, 2019, 8:30 pm (REDCAT)
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, 2 pm (LADP)
WHERE: CalArts // 24700 McBean Parkway // Valencia, CA 91355
REDCAT // 631 West 2nd Street // Los Angeles, CA 90012
LADP // 2245 E Washington Blvd // Los Angeles, CA 90021
The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts’s mission is to educate the complete dance artist—agile, intelligent, and in command of an expanded skill-set to meet the fast-evolving demands of professional dance. The comprehensive BFA and MFA programs build high-level proficiencies in performance technique, choreography, dance production technology, and critical understanding of the art form, all within a global cultural context. Concentrated production seasons of aesthetically diverse work thrive in an atmosphere of creative exchange between professionally motivated students and a faculty of practicing artists.