05/22/2015 - 05/24/2015
05/22/2015 - 05/23/2015
05/24/2015 - 06/01/2015
CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall
MUSIC: An evening of experimental notation and sound art featuring P. Andrew Young, Ben Levinson, Cari Stevens, Nick Charlton and Steven Daniel Feiler.
CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater
THEATER: A staged interview with a fictitious incarcerated gentleman. There will be four 30 minute performances involving performers and collaborators from various disciplines.
CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater
DANCE: Blink is a multi-media dance theater piece set in a world where time fractures, folds and unfolds for seven people navigating a warped and variable reality created by their discreet and interconnected stories. The disjointed moments of their lives, distorted in scale, hold the characters apart, bind them together, or confine them in their own minds. Weaving together images from dreams and memories, Blink uses live video projections, multi-source sound design and off-center, highly charged dancing to present a world where nonsense makes perfect sense, and time is a relentless driving force. Created in collaboration with Jaff Aaron Bryant, Christopher Heilman, David Moyer, Daniel Jackson and Dan Norman.
THEATER: The CalArts School of Theater invites you to attend the upcoming performances of Rabbit in the Blue, directed by Alexis Macnab (MFA Directing 2013) and written by Amanda Jane Shank (MFA Writing for Performance 2013). This vivid and intimate tale explores the mysterious reappearance of Daniel, a young man assumed lost by his family, in the lonesome fields surrounding his childhood home. While his parents and sister grapple with his sudden return, Daniel is haunted by his first love and the vanishing distinction between what is real and what is imagined.
In an effort to showcase the work of CalArts students to the greater Los Angeles community, this group of vibrant young artists is moving their new play downtown. Rabbit in the Blue will be presented downtown at the Broadway Civic Center (207 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012).
CalArts, The Wild Beast
MUSIC: Kelliann is performing works by Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Mascagni, J.S. Bach and Benjamin Britten. Featuring Tali Tadmor, Richard Valitutto, Harmony Jiroudek, Ryan Bancroft and Stephanie Moorehouse.
CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall
MUSIC: Recital featuring Bartok 6th String Quartet, Shostakovich Viola Sonata Movement IV and Mozart Viola Quintet in C Major.
REDCAT: A Los Angeles premiere screening celebrates American composer, artist, writer and activist Lou Harrison (1917–2003), who forged a new course for 20th-century music with hauntingly beautiful pieces using western, eastern, and custom-made instruments inspired by Javanese gamelan and the Chinese zheng. Directed by filmmaker and music producer Eva Soltes, the feature-length documentary Lou Harrison: A World of Music is drawn from over 25 years and 300 hours of performances, rehearsals and interviews conducted with Harrison, his contemporaries and his life partner William Colvig. This extraordinary film is preceded by a performance of Harrison’s Suite for Violin and American Gamelan (1973), demonstrating his signature use of Pacific Rim-inspired microtones, performed by violinist Mark Menzies and CalArts percussionists on “Old Granddad,” a gamelan built to Harrison’s specifications. Read more