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.
Infinite Maybes: The Liminal Spaces of Hirokazu Kosaka
Infinite Maybes: The Liminal Spaces of Hirokazu Kosaka
L.A.-based Japanese artist, Hirokazu Kosaka explores the concept of in-between spaces in his transformative pieces.
Best of Dance
Best of Dance
We selected the best dance articles from Artbound's second season.
Macbeth: Hope Rises Out of the Bloody Madness
Macbeth: Hope Rises Out of the Bloody Madness
Independent Shakespeare Co.'s multi-faceted Master Carpenter Todd Pate conjures up a different path for Macbeth and for himself.
Water, Pipeline, and 100 Mules
Water, Pipeline, and 100 Mules
Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio will perform "One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct," a commemorative artist action to connect Los Angeles to its water supply.
Rafa Esparza Transforms Audiences into Communities
Rafa Esparza Transforms Audiences into Communities
Rafa Esparza's performance art is deeply intimate and political; it merges with his audience to form a community response to violence against people of color.
Animalistic Shock: The Blood, Awe, and Broken Expectations of 'Macbeth'
Animalistic Shock: The Blood, Awe, and Broken Expectations of 'Macbeth'
Independent Shakespeare Co. presents a behind the scenes look into the presentation of the amoral Witches.
Sharpies, Nightmares, and the 'Radical Transparency' of Independent Shakespeare Co.
Sharpies, Nightmares, and the 'Radical Transparency' of Independent Shakespeare Co.
Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma divulges the inspiration and unintended effects of an interactive art piece created for Macbeth: The Nightmare Floor.
The 'Incorruptible Flesh' of Ron Athey
The 'Incorruptible Flesh' of Ron Athey
The performance art of Ron Athey is rooted in the pageantry of charismatic preachers like The Foursquare Church's Aimee Semple. He performs "Incorruptible Flesh: Messianic Remains" on July 10th at Human Resources in L.A.
A Familiar Dark: Luis Galindo Takes on Macbeth
A Familiar Dark: Luis Galindo Takes on Macbeth
Actor Luis Galindo discusses the challenges of playing the title role of Macbeth in this summer's Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival.
From the Bronx to Los Angeles: The Legacy of Rudy Perez
From the Bronx to Los Angeles: The Legacy of Rudy Perez
Still leading a weekly performance lab, octogenarian choreographer Rudy Perez was once praised by the L.A. Times as "the conscience of Los Angeles dance."
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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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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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