At REDCAT Sunday & Monday
March 22-23. Studio Winter 2009
The latest installment of REDCAT's quarterly series of new work and works-in-progress features dance, theater, multi-media and music performances by Los Angeles area artists. The Winter 2009 edition of Studio was curated by Anna B. Scott and Leslie Tamaribuchi, and includes the following six original works:
ANTICS PERFORMANCE: GONE WILD
Using breaking, popping and house dance, choreographer Amy "Catfox" Campion and her company of b-boys and b-girls give voice to the power of dance and draw connections between the seemingly distant worlds of urban dance and the wilderness.
ORI BAREL: IN A TUBE
By stripping YouTube videos of their imagery, Ori Barel assembles a lo-fi archive of soundscapes from recent wars and crafts them into a new electro-acoustic composition that weaves live violin played by Andrew Tholl with audio samples of events captured by individuals throughout the world.
BLANK-THE-DOG PRODUCTIONS: CAROLYN BRYANT PROJECT
Layers of historical transcripts, video imagery and re-imagined encounters attempt to construct an elusive exchange between Carolyn Bryant and Emmitt Till, whose ensuing murder turned Bryant into the unwilling surrogate mother of the civil rights movement.
KEITH GLASSMAN: SONNET (STROKE)
In Keith Glassman's clear-eyed duet, dancers Alan Grant and Christina Gray explore Grant's newly redefined range of motion following his paralyzing stroke, and the subsequent adaptations and negotiations that further their relationship and marriage.
ELIZABETH HOEFNER: MOTH-ASOMATI
Featuring an original score by Yorgos Adamis, this solo choreographed and performed by Elizabeth Hoefner flickers with physical and emotional fragility, while her darkly elegantly and erratic movements chart an unstable world of desire and disintegration.
KATHERINE SALTZBERG: LOS ANGELYNE
In Katherine Saltzberg's new autobiographical theater performance the "personal" becomes very, very public as she recounts how her life and home were invaded by L.A. icon Angelyne-the attention hungry queen of billboard self-promotion-and the pallor it cast on her own quest for success. Studio is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.