Mark Murphy unveils REDCAT's 2011 Fall Season, featuring a dynamic lineup of living legends and daring new voices in dance, theater, music, film/video, visual and multimedia work. These global and local innovators are encouraging exploration and discovery as well as confronting urgent issues facing our world. Dedicated to keeping its ticket prices low and gallery events free, REDCAT encourages visitors to come often and bring friends. Tickets for REDCAT's 2011 Fall Season are now on sale @ REDCAT
Adventurous Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula and his company open the Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series performing more, more, more ... future (October 5–8), a collaboration with legendary Kinshasa-based guitarist Flamme Kapaya. Following soon after is rising-star New York choreographer Kyle Abraham performing The Radio Show (October 19–22) passionate reflection on communal identity, personal history, and—poignantly—the loss of communication, of voice.Later this fall, Los Angeles-based theater artist Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine takes to the stage with the world premiere of A Missionary Position (November 9–13), a searing satirical response to the rampant homophobia now gripping Uganda.
Musical highlights this fall include the world premiere of a major new opus by creative music luminary Wadada Leo Smith commissioned and co-presented by Southwest Chamber Music (October 28–30) and a performance by Mike Keneally, former "stunt guitarist" and keyboard virtuoso in Frank Zappa's final touring band, featuring a 52-member orchestra (November 18). Early in the schedule REDCAT teams up with Angel City Jazz Festival to present jazz singer and composer Theo Bleckmann and Todd Sickafoose and Tiny Resistors (September 25) and a celebration of composer, reed and woodwind master Roscoe Mitchell (October 2) who will perform with his new trio.
Rounding out the season are Film/Video screenings featuring the work of visionaries including Chick Strand (September 26), Jules Engel (October 10), Werner Schroeter (October 14–15), among others; and Conversation events featuring Jack Halberstam, Wayne Koestenbaum and Maggie Nelson (October 16), Mark Z. Danielewski (October 31) and Darby English (November 3). In the gallery, Los Angeles-based artist Erlea Maneros Zabala re-photographs archival and journalistic images to disrupt the logic and order (September 16–November 6); followed by The Experimental Impulse, an exhibition co-organized by Thomas Lawson and Aram Moshayedi offering new insights into the understanding of developments in critical art practice in Los Angeles after 1965 (November 20–January 15) as part of Pacific Standard Time, an unprecedented collaboration, initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.