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.
Love on San Pedro: Skid Row Theater and the 'Invisible' Los Angeles
Love on San Pedro: Skid Row Theater and the 'Invisible' Los Angeles
Now in its rehearsal stages, "Love on San Pedro" is a community production about Skid Row featuring performers from Skid Row.
The Fire of Flamenco: El Cid Turns 50
The Fire of Flamenco: El Cid Turns 50
Silverlake's El Cid is celebrating its 50 years of Flamenco dinner shows after decades of many transformations and traditions
Invisible Cities: The Dematerialization of the Opera
Invisible Cities: The Dematerialization of the Opera
The possibilities opened up by wireless headphones are endless. The use of wireless technology in "Invisible Cities" creates a new operatic experience -- and maybe even expands the definition of opera.
Einstein on the Beach: A Triumvirate of Masterminds
Einstein on the Beach: A Triumvirate of Masterminds
"Einstein on the Beach," the opera that is not really an opera -- nor is it really about Albert Einstein -- arrives in Los Angeles.
The Odyssey Project: Transforming Lives of Incarcerated Youth Through Theater
The Odyssey Project: Transforming Lives of Incarcerated Youth Through Theater
The Odyssey Project pairs UCSB College students with young men from a minimum security detention facility to recreate Homer's "The Odyssey."
Performance Art Rundown: The Nightmares of MacBeth, Underground Body Art, and Unconventional Opera
Performance Art Rundown: The Nightmares of MacBeth, Underground Body Art, and Unconventional Opera
We've gathered some of the most fascinating and compelling stories about performance art in Southern California.
The Sacred Styles of MARA
The Sacred Styles of MARA
Mythili and Aditya Prakash's new work, MARA, is based on the sacred style of South Indian dance known as Bharata Natyam.
The Song of the Singing Bowl: The Otherworldly Music of 'Prometheus Bound'
The Song of the Singing Bowl: The Otherworldly Music of 'Prometheus Bound'
Los Angeles jazz icon Vinny Golia latest endeavor is contributing an aural soundscape to the theatrical outing, "Prometheus Bound."
Prometheus Bound: Upstart Gods, Politics, and Morality at the Beginning of Time
Prometheus Bound: Upstart Gods, Politics, and Morality at the Beginning of Time
The story of Prometheus' stubborn, irrational resistance to tyranny and his allegiance with the weak and unfortunate reach across time.
A New Spin on 'Prometheus Bound'
A New Spin on 'Prometheus Bound'
The cast of the avant-garde production "Prometheus Bound" at the Getty Villa perform on a five ton, 23-foot tall revolving circular steel structure.
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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.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

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.

icon, Performance discipline

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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