Paul Pescador. Photo courtesy the artist.
REDCAT: REDCAT's Studio series is an ongoing, interdisciplinary program for new and experimental performance works. This edition of Studio is programmed by guest curators Anna Oxygen and Nick Duran, and offers adventurous audiences a glimpse at projects by emerging Los Angeles artists, including:
KEVIN LOPEZ: THINGS I’VE BEEN TOLD
Recorded and live spoken text drive choreographer Kevin Lopez’s new solo dance-theater work in which poignantly pedestrian acts and jolting physicality point to a tragic and humorous moment of loss and coming of age.
MAX MARKOWITZ: MOON LOOPS — MOVEMENT III, (FIRST QUARTER)
Written for a trio of keyboardists including Jason Golday and John Wood, Max Markowitz’s composition Moon Loops – Movement III (First Quarter) masterfully employs phrasal repetition to chronicle the first quarter of the life cycle of Earth's only natural satellite.
PAUL PESCADOR: YELLOW AND TURQUOISE
Using various fabrics, everyday found objects, and colorful visuals, artist Paul Pescador humorously re-stages two tales of personal and physical dependency in Yellow and Turquoise.
WARREN NEIDICH: NSA-USA: SOUND AS PROPHECY
Drawing from Jacques Attali’s Noise: The Political Economy of Music, Berlin and Los Angeles-based artist Warren Neidich directs Ulrich Krieger, Kevin Robinson, Joshua Carro, Gracie Devito, Rosemarie Hertlein and Ashiq Khondker in a staged music performance that utilizes graphic scores embedded in scotch tape and musical improvisational interpretation to investigate the implicit conditions of the recent National Security Agency scandal.
ODEYA NINI: IN TRANSFORMATION: FROM UPROOT TO WEB
A collage of varying vocal colors and changing sonic shapes is created in experimental vocalist and composer Odeya Nini’s In Transformation: From Uproot to Web, paying tribute to her Jewish Yemenite ancestors.
RACHEL KAUDER NALEBUFF: THEATER FOR ONE AND ABSOLUTELY ONE WRETCHEDLY SINGULAR PERSON
A mischievous experiment in intimacy, Theater for One and Absolutely One Wretchedly Singular Person explores the reciprocal relationship between performer and spectator. Can live performance ever satisfy our thirst for true connection? Written by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, directed by Deena Selenow, and performed by Emma Zakes Green.