REDCAT, CalArts’ Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts, will present a wide range of local, national, and international productions between January and June of 2015

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REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts,
Announces the Winter/Spring 2015 Performing Arts schedule
of theater, dance and music events.

(Los Angeles, CA)—Recognized as an important national and international catalyst for the evolution of contemporary culture, and widely respected for innovative programming, REDCAT, CalArts’ Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts, will present a wide range of local, national, and international productions between January and June of 2015.

REDCAT continues to introduce influential artists from around the world to Los Angeles audiences, with several world premieres, the return of perennial favorites, and the development of new work by Los Angeles-based artists.

The Winter/Spring 2015 schedule of Theater events begins on January 15th with Los Angeles-based multimedia collective Cloud Eye Control’s newest work Half Life, quickly followed by the return of New York’s The Wooster Group with Early Shaker Spirituals, directed by Kate Valk and performed by Elizabeth LeCompte, Frances McDormand, Cynthia Hedstrom, and Suzzy Roche. Also returning, after his breakthrough performance at REDCAT’s Radar LA Festival in 2013, is Mariano Pensotti with Cineastas. More international artists follow when REDCAT welcomes multimedia theater from Japan’s Miwa Yanagi and object theater from Holland’s Hotel Modern.

Dance events include the Los Angeles premiere of Seattle based company Zoe | Juniper in March, and Los Angeles Company Poor Dog Group’s Murder Ballad (1938) in April.

Music Highlights include compositions by Jani Christou, Robert Ashley, Robert Henke and Harry Partch.

Conversations with Judith Butler, Hector Bourges, and KPCC’s The Frame round out the events in the REDCAT auditorium.

REDCAT also has a weekly Film Series. For more information: REDCAT film schedule press release and webpage.

The Gallery at REDCAT schedule of upcoming exhibits and events can be found www.redcat.org/gallery.

Below is a list of the upcoming Performing Arts highlights. More details can be found on our homepage at www.redcat.org

I hope to see you soon at REDCAT and wish you a really great new year!

As always, we invite you to attend opening night performances for review consideration, and if you interested make time to speak with the artists for previews and features. Please get in touch with me to RSVP, get photos or make arrangements for interviews. [email protected] | 213-237-2813.


THEATER

Cloud Eye Control: Half Life
Jan 15 to Jan 18
A highly visual and emotional experience of fierce urgency, the latest multimedia production from Cloud Eye Control is an imagistic, visceral work inspired by the nervous fear felt in the wake of natural or man made disasters.

The Wooster Group
Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation

Jan 21 to Feb 1
Directed by KATE VALK. Featuring CYNTHIA HEDSTROM, ELIZABETH LECOMPTE, FRANCES MCDORMAND, and SUZZY ROCHE; with MATTHEW BROWN, MODESTO JIMENEZ, BOBBY MCELVER, BEBE MILLER, and ANDREW SCHNEIDER.

The Wooster Group channels songs from the 1976 LP Early Shaker Spirituals, recorded by Sisters of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community, and finds inspiration for a series of dances.

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas
Feb 12 to Feb 21
This masterful work of inventive stagecraft and incisive writing tells the story of four filmmakers in Buenos Aires who are each starting a new project, not knowing that the creative process will change their lives forever.

Miwa Yanagi
Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose’s Last Tape

Feb 26 to Feb 28
Brimming with iconic imagery from her rich body of photographic work, Zero Hour tells the multi-layered story of a woman caught between two nations during the war.

Zoe | Juniper: BeginAgain
Mar 26 to Mar 29
In a rich and immersive environment of striking projections and kaleidoscopic paper sculptures, this evocative duet is an intoxicating theatrical adventure juxtaposing Zoe Scofield’s supple-edged choreography with artist Juniper Shuey’s swirling and lush visuals.

Hotel Modern: The Great War
Apr 17 to Apr 18
Dutch theater ensemble Hotel Modern probes timeless themes of the ravages of war and the harsh realities that engulf soldiers in The Great War.

Poor Dog Group: The Murder Ballad (1938)
Apr 23 to Apr 26
With a volatile mix of desire, jealousy and emancipatory yearning, Poor Dog Group’s latest movement-based work—first staged at REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival—gives forceful physical life to Jelly Roll Morton’s legendary 1938 recording.

Lars Jan/Early Morning Opera: The Institute of Memory (TIMe)
May 28 to May 31
A multi-dimensional visual design sets the stage for award-winning director and media artist Lars Jan’s theatrical exploration of the blurring of short and long term memories, and how “remembering” is changing now and into the future.

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DANCE

Alessandra Belloni: Tarantata Spider Dance
Feb 03
Extraordinary vocalist, hand-percussionist and dancer Alessandra Belloni creates a voluptuous exploration of Tarantella—?the frenzied ritual dances that enact the release of built-up erotic desire— in a contemporary incarnation of the southern Italian folk form.

Studio
Mar 22 to Mar 23
Jun 21 to Jun 22

Each edition of REDCAT’s quarterly program of new works and works-in-progress brings together six intriguing investigations in dance, theater, music and multimedia performance.

Zoe | Juniper: BeginAgain
Mar 26 to Mar 29
In a rich and immersive environment of striking projections and kaleidoscopic paper sculptures, this evocative duet is an intoxicating theatrical adventure juxtaposing Zoe Scofield’s supple-edged choreography with artist Juniper Shuey’s swirling and lush visuals.

Poor Dog Group: The Murder Ballad (1938)
Apr 23 to Apr 26
With a volatile mix of desire, jealousy and emancipatory yearning, Poor Dog Group’s latest movement-based work—first staged at REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival—gives forceful physical life to Jelly Roll Morton’s legendary 1938 recording.

The Next Dance Company
May 08 to May 09
The Next Dance Company, an ensemble of The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts, draws together the school’s most accomplished performers and choreographers from the 2015 graduating class.

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MUSIC

Alessandra Belloni: Tarantata Spider Dance
Feb 03
Extraordinary vocalist, hand-percussionist and dancer Alessandra Belloni creates a voluptuous exploration of Tarantella—?the frenzied ritual dances that enact the release of built-up erotic desire— in a contemporary incarnation of the southern Italian folk form.

A Day with Jani Christou
Feb 08
The prodigious artistic legacy of Greek composer Jani Christou (1926–1970)—one of the most compelling, if lesser-known, figures in postwar European arts—is the subject of this special daylong presentation.

Studio
Mar 22 to Mar 23
Jun 21 to Jun 22

Each edition of REDCAT’s quarterly program of new works and works-in-progress brings together six intriguing investigations in dance, theater, music and multimedia performance.

The Southland Ensemble Plays Early Robert Ashley
Apr 01
Southland Ensemble, L.A.’s fast-rising experimental music collective, offers an intense portrait concert of the early oeuvre of Robert Ashley (1930–2014), a restless innovator of American music.

L.A. Bassoons
Apr 12
In a pair of concerts to delight dreamers of wild double-reed dreams, the bassoon is put to innovative, downright surprising uses across a wide range of compositions and improvisations.

in limbo: Robert Henke, Ulrich Krieger and Amy Knoles
Apr 14
Beyond the outer fringes of club culture and experimental music, in a limbo where ambient turns over to beats, grooves to soundscape, noise to silence, Berlin EDM maven and inventor Robert Henke—aka Monolake—brings laptop and electronics to play with a pair of fiercely eclectic L.A. musicmakers.

Piano Spheres: Nic Gerpe | Ces Espaces Infinis
Apr 28
Piano Spheres continues its new Satellite Series of emerging pianists with Nic Gerpe, Los Angeles-based concerto soloist and chamber musician who has performed throughout U.S and international festivals.

Piano Spheres: Steven Vanhauwaert
Jun 2
Piano Spheres continues its new Satellite Series with award-winning pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his “impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique.”

Partch: LSD/Dementia
Jun 19 to Jun 20
With its array of custom-built microtonal instruments, the rollicking Grammy-nominated ensemble named after music maverick Harry Partch teams up with another original American voice, composer Anne LeBaron.

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FILM-VIDEO

Click here to see the REDCAT film schedule press release.

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CONVERSATIONS

Agency (REDCAT)
Feb 28 to Apr 05
Brussels-based artist Kobe Matthys, through his initiative Agency, investigates the modern concept of intellectual property, and its reliance on the assumption of a division between the ontological categories of ‘nature’ and ‘culture’.

Hearing Latino Voices in Contemporary Culture
Mar 03
PRESIDENT’S FORUM In California, Latinos constitute nearly 40 percent, and yet the demographic group remains vastly underrepresented in many sectors—including arts and culture institutions. Why? is this the case and what can be done about it?

Judith Butler: Vulnerability and Resistance
Mar 04
Eminent American philosopher Judith Butler visits REDCAT to give the third of four Los Angeles lectures in connection with her residency at the CalArts School of Critical Studies’ Aesthetics and Politics Program.

Héctor Bourges: Desorganizar La Mimesis / Disorganizing Mimesis
May 13
In this lecture-performance, Héctor Bourges, a member of the Mexico City-based artistic collective Teatro Ojo, combines a series of gestures with images of historical events that have influenced the Mexican national identity project.

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ABOUT REDCAT | THE ROY AND EDNA DISNEY/CALARTS THEATER
REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, presents a dynamic and international mix of innovative visual, performing and media arts year round. Located inside the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall complex in downtown Los Angeles, REDCAT houses a theater, a gallery space and a lounge.

Through performances, exhibitions, screenings, and literary events, REDCAT introduces diverse audiences, students and artists to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world, and gives artists in this region the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature.

REDCAT continues the tradition of the California Institute of the Arts, its parent organization, by encouraging experimentation, discovery and lively civic discourse.

GENERAL INFORMATION
For current program and exhibition information call 213-237-2800 or visit www.redcat.org.
Location/Parking: REDCAT is located in downtown Los Angeles inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex with a separate entrance at the corner of West 2nd and Hope Streets. Parking is available in the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking structure. $9 event rate or $5 for vehicles entering after 8:00 pm on weekdays.

Street Address: 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles CA 90012

THE LOUNGE | Open to the public six days a week, the Lounge is a great place to spend an afternoon or grab a drink pre- and post-performance.

Lounge Hours: Tuesdays–Fridays from 9am until 8 pm or post-show; Saturdays from noon until 8 pm or post-show; Sundays from noon until 6pm or post-show

THE GALLERY | REDCAT’s Gallery presents five major exhibitions each year, and publishes artist books and catalogues. Admission to the Gallery is FREE.

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays–Sundays from noon until 6 pm and through intermission

THE THEATER | Tickets for programs held in the theater are available through the REDCAT Box Office, by phone 213-237-2800 or online at www.redcat.org. Group, member, student and CalArts faculty/staff discounts available.

Box Office Hours: Tuesdays–Saturday from noon until 6 pm or two hour prior to curtain

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