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.
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.
In These Boxes: Breaking the Cycle of Grief and Love
In These Boxes: Breaking the Cycle of Grief and Love
Artist and musician Dudley Saunders combines his music with images of the keepsakes of strangers in a performance at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts on Feb. 8.
Asher Hartman's Glass Bang
Asher Hartman's Glass Bang
Asher Hartman's "Glass Bang" is an a experimental musical performance staged in L.A. at an R. M. Schindler-built modernist home on Mulholland Drive in Laurel Canyon.
Sara Roberts' Clump and Whistle
Sara Roberts' Clump and Whistle
Clump is an experiment in group/crowd behavior, a participatory performance based on a simple rule set but without fixed outcome or direction.
Danielle Agami Brings Israeli Dance Craze to L.A.
Danielle Agami Brings Israeli Dance Craze to L.A.
Danielle Agami has been spreading the gospel of Gaga, a distinctive movement art form out of Tel Aviv, Israel, across Los Angeles.
Cliff Hengst's Semi-Fictionalized, Drag Double-Decker Bus Tour
Cliff Hengst's Semi-Fictionalized, Drag Double-Decker Bus Tour
Artist Cliff Hengst embarked from The Beverly Hilton to perform "It's Not Right But It's OK," perhaps the first ever historic autobiographical semi-fictionalized disembodied drag double decker bus tour.
Year in Review: 'Prometheus Bound' at the Getty Villa
Year in Review: 'Prometheus Bound' at the Getty Villa
An overview of the avant-garde production "Prometheus Bound" at the Getty Villa.
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Architecture/ Design

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

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Community Arts

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

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Cultural Politics

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

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Film & Media Arts

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

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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.

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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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