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.
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.
This Body is Not That: Sonic Frontiers with Jules Gimbrone
This Body is Not That: Sonic Frontiers with Jules Gimbrone
Jules Gimbrone believes that sound is the most radical of mediums.
reFRAME: The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company
reFRAME: The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company
Unusual Suspects brings people together from youth prisons, treatment centers, and L.A.'s most underserved schools and communities to implement theatre projects.
From Time to Time: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Engages Audiences Across California
From Time to Time: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Engages Audiences Across California
The Duck Truck has provided a venue to direct arts engagement for over 520 young people in Inglewood, Boyle Heights, and Culver City.
What Is The Invocation?
What Is The Invocation?
Obscura Society L.A., a secret society, will hold a social gathering and performance on March 28 where the audience is invited to participate in "The Invocation."
Preserving the Legacy of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
Preserving the Legacy of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, is devoted to creating a platform for the work of emerging artists and acclaimed choreographers.
Homer's Odyssey Performed in a Honda Odyssey
Homer's Odyssey Performed in a Honda Odyssey
"Odyssey Odyssey" is a performance adapted from a segment in Homer's "The Odyssey," that takes place in a Honda Odyssey driving the freeways of Los Angeles.
L.A. Dance Project Debuts at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel
L.A. Dance Project Debuts at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel
The L.A. Dance Project, founded by Benjamin Millepied, take to the recently refurbished stage of the Theatre at the Ace Hotel for three nights beginning Feb. 20.
Carmina Escobar's Massagem Sonora
Carmina Escobar's Massagem Sonora
At the Korean Friendship Bell in San Pedro artist Carmina Escobar led "Massagem Sonora," a performance exploring the personal geography of the body.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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