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.
Todd Robbins: Playing Dead with a Sideshow Artist
Todd Robbins: Playing Dead with a Sideshow Artist
"Play Dead," written by Todd Robbins, who has ingested some 5,000 light bulbs over the course of his career, and Ilusionist Teller, currently runs at the Geffen Playhouse.
Stillman's Plays Explore the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination
Stillman's Plays Explore the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, UCR ARTSblock presents a staged reading of two one-act plays by Deanne Stillman.
Love on San Pedro: A Cardboard Ecology
Love on San Pedro: A Cardboard Ecology
The symbolic and physical properties of cardboard play a significant role in the set design of "Love on San Pedro."
Love on San Pedro: Playwright James McManus on Hunger
Love on San Pedro: Playwright James McManus on Hunger
The playwright behind "Love on San Pedro" explains the inspiration and process behind penning the community collaborative play.
Love On San Pedro: Skid Row Community Members Working Toward Change
Love On San Pedro: Skid Row Community Members Working Toward Change
Meet four individuals who are working towards positive change in the Skid Row community.
Invisible Cities: The Choreography of Union Station
Invisible Cities: The Choreography of Union Station
Dancers in "Invisible Cities" execute an array of moves in Union Station that range from rigorous solos to improvisational and hip-hop-like explosions, to glacially slow stances.
Riding Along the Aqueduct with '100 Mules'
Riding Along the Aqueduct with '100 Mules'
Chris Langley rides with Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studios' "100 Mules Walking the Aqueduct" through the scenic Alabama Hills to Lone Pine in the Owens Valley
Love on San Pedro: Meet the Skid Row Community Members
Love on San Pedro: Meet the Skid Row Community Members
Three actors participating in community play "Love on San Pedro" share stories of life in Skid Row.
Invisible Cities: Composing an Opera for Headphones
Invisible Cities: Composing an Opera for Headphones
In composing the music for "Invisible Cities," Christopher Cerrone created many levels of orchestral detail that would evoke the elaborate and fantastical places that Calvino imagines.
PHOTOS: 100 Mules Moving Through the Sierra Mountains
PHOTOS: 100 Mules Moving Through the Sierra Mountains
On Friday, Oct. 18, 100 mules began a 27-day journey that will take them 240 miles from the heart of the Owens Valley to Los Angeles.
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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.

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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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