Performance
Whether in theater and drama or performance art and dance, poetry is captured in bodies in motion. Performance takes many forms. The black box theaters of Los Angeles provide an antidote to Hollywood largesse with intimate and experimental performances; Shakespeare gets a new twist when performed in the woods of Topanga Canyon; and performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña investigate border politics. Dance is an orchestra of opposites; shoring kineticism with stasis, creating narratives with movement, and channeling music into action. In high school parking lots and backyard parties, new dances are born and broadcast to the world in online videos. Warehouse operas infuse old school drama with new energy. Performance is an extension of language and an expression of what lies within.
The Persians: Performing Aeschylus' Tragedy Today
The Persians: Performing Aeschylus' Tragedy Today
The ancient Greek drama "Persians," staged at the Getty Villa's amphitheatre through Sept. 27, resonates with today's audiences tuned to the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.
Miranda July: Looking for Somebody
Miranda July: Looking for Somebody
Miranda July's "Somebody" app for mobile phones offers incentive for face-to-face connections in real-time, nudged along by serendipity.
After Recovering from Car Accident, Dancer Catherine Round Gives Back
After Recovering from Car Accident, Dancer Catherine Round Gives Back
For the third consecutive year, Catherine Round will hold a dance benefit, "Love, In Its Many Forms," to raise money for the hospital that guided her to recovery.
Ana María Rodas: One Story, Spanning Three Generations
Ana María Rodas: One Story, Spanning Three Generations
The play "Poemas de la Izquierda Erótica al Teatro" features three actors playing versions of Ana María Rodas, considered the mother of Guatemalan feminist poetry.
The San Patricios: Jose Cruz González Unearths America's Past
The San Patricios: Jose Cruz González Unearths America's Past
Jose Cruz González's latest play, "The San Patricios," tells the little known story of immigrants from the U.S. who fought on the side of Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
From L.A. to Guatemala: Day Labor Theater Without Borders
From L.A. to Guatemala: Day Labor Theater Without Borders
Day Labor Theater Without Borders performs plays based on stories from day labor communities.
Rainmakers: The Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification
Rainmakers: The Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification
The "Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification," a four-day sound art performance series at L.A.'s Grand Park, explores both the scientific and spiritual connections to weather modification.
Materials and Applications: Improvisational Dance Meets Experimental Architecture
Materials and Applications: Improvisational Dance Meets Experimental Architecture
Materials & Applications (M&A) will present "C D A G N C E," an improvisational performative experience on an experimental architectural installation on May 24.
El Teatro Campesino, Collective Creativity, and the Cinco de Mayo Run
El Teatro Campesino, Collective Creativity, and the Cinco de Mayo Run
A look at the evolution of the Teatro Campesino (Farmworker's Theater) from Chicano guerilla theater to a formal theatrical experience.
Co-Opera: Opera San Luis Obispo Finds Its Survival Strategy
Co-Opera: Opera San Luis Obispo Finds Its Survival Strategy
In an era when performing arts powerhouses are closing their doors, community-wide collaborations are essential to ensuring the future of the art form.
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