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.
Behind the Scenes of 'Vireo'
Behind the Scenes of 'Vireo'
A look behind the scenes of the opera, "Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser."
First Person: Grand Central Art Center Curator John Spiak on 'Vireo'
First Person: Grand Central Art Center Curator John Spiak on 'Vireo'
Director and chief curator of Cal State Fullerton's Grand Central Art Center John Spiak discusses the GCAC's role in "Vireo" and the conception of the project.
Librettist Erik Ehn on Writing 'Vireo'
Librettist Erik Ehn on Writing 'Vireo'
"Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser" is based on research done by composer Lisa Bielawa did on the history of female hysteria for her college thesis.
Episodic Opera: Composer Lisa Bielawa on Vireo
Episodic Opera: Composer Lisa Bielawa on Vireo
"Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser," is a new opera that considers the nature and uses of female hysteria through time. Composer Lisa Bielawa discusses the inspiration behind the innovative work.
New Play 'pool '63' Dives Into America's Civil Rights Struggle
New Play 'pool '63' Dives Into America's Civil Rights Struggle
The new play "pool '63" revisits a pivotal chapter in American civil rights history while drawing clear parallels between the nation's past and current conflicts.
Apocalypse for Now: War of the Worlds
Apocalypse for Now: War of the Worlds
Metabolic Studio's IOU theatre illuminates the relationship between the Owens Valley and Los Angeles through performances by Inyo County residents.
'Parts and Labor' Returns: Heidi Duckler's Cadillac Dance
'Parts and Labor' Returns: Heidi Duckler's Cadillac Dance
The Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre launches its 30-year anniversary celebration with a re-imagining their car-centric work, first performed in 1992, as "Parts and Labor, Redux."
Echoes of Iran: The Music and Art of Sussan Deyhim
Echoes of Iran: The Music and Art of Sussan Deyhim
Sussan Deyhim, a performance artist and activist born in Iran and living in exile for 30 years, premieres a new performance, "The House is Black," at Royce Hall on January 23.
A Hyperlocal Figaro Puts Immigration on Center Stage
A Hyperlocal Figaro Puts Immigration on Center Stage
Production "¡Figaro! (90210)" is an update of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro that feels like it could only take place in Los Angeles.
Ryan Heffington on Choreographing Sia's 'Chandelier' and 'Elastic Heart' Videos
Ryan Heffington on Choreographing Sia's 'Chandelier' and 'Elastic Heart' Videos
Choreographer Ryan Heffington talks about the controversial dance moves of Sia's "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart" music videos.
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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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