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Performance Art Rundown: The Nightmares of MacBeth, Underground Body Art, and Unconventional Opera

Luis Galindo as Macbeth,Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival | Photo: Mike Ditz.

In theater, drama, and performance art, poetry is captured in bodies in motion. Below, we've gathered some of the most fascinating and compelling stories about performance art in Southern California.

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'Theater Heaven' Realized at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Erik Stein stars as Tevye in PCPA Theaterfest's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" | Photo: Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio.

The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts is a professional resident theater company and a two-year vocational program.




Sheree Rose: A Legend of Los Angeles Performance Art

Sheree Rose and Bob Flanagan, New York, 1994 | Photo: Michael Del Sol.

70-year-old Sheree Rose, a legend of multiple L.A. underground scenes, returns to her role as a performance artist with a 24-hour durational performance.




The 'Incorruptible Flesh' of Ron Athey

"Divine Divinity" | Photo: Catherine Opie.

The performance art of Ron Athey is rooted in the pageantry of charismatic preachers like The Foursquare Church's Aimee Semple. He performs "Incorruptible Flesh: Messianic Remains" at Human Resources in L.A.




Thawing New Opera in Long Beach

"Camelia La Tejana: Only the Truth," Long Beach Opera | Photo: Doris C. Koplik.

Long Beach Opera mounts works even avid opera fans probably haven't seen, and often in locations no one else would peg as an opera venue.




A Familiar Dark: Luis Galindo Takes on Macbeth

Luis Galindo as Macbeth, workshops at Independent Studio, May 2013 | Photo by Doug Ellison.

Actor Luis Galindo discusses the challenges of playing the title role of Macbeth in this summer's Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival.


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Top Image: Luis Galindo as Macbeth, Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival | Photo: Mike Ditz.

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