8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069
Boze Hadleigh discusses and signs Holy Cow!: Doggerel, Catnaps, Scapegoats, Foxtrots, and Horse Feathers--
We love animals but insult humans by calling them everything from weasels or pigs to sheep, mice, chickens, sharks, snakes, and bird-brains. Animal epithets, words, and phrases are so widespread we often take them for granted or remain ignorant of the fascinating stories and facts behind them.
611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA
The most distinctive Swedish filmmaker since Ingmar Bergman, Roy Andersson concludes the trilogy he began with the acclaimed Songs from the Second Floor and You, the Living with this astonishing mixture of the absurd, the hilarious, the shocking, and the horrifying. Presented as a series of darkly comic vignettes, Pigeon shifts between two loose narrative strands: in one, two hapless novelty salesmen wander around town trying to sell their inventory of vampire fangs and rubber masks; in the other, Charles XII, Sweden’s most bellicose king, reappears in modern times to carry on his series of disastrous defeats. Shifting between nightmare, fantasy, reverie, and even an impromptu musical number, Pigeon is a dazzling, provocative, and very disturbing critique of our times. —TIFF
Dir. Roy Andersson, 2014, DCP, 101 min.
135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Music Center Presents Moves After Dark, a site-specific dance series using The Music Center’s iconic architectural landscape as the backdrop for performances by four Los Angeles based companies. Each experience takes place on nights when The Music Center is typically “dark” or when theatres are not in use, showcasing how dance can be encountered in creative ways off stage.
Audiences will be guided through The Music Center in rotating groups, watching separate performances simultaneously, until the groups join at the end of the evening for the final performance.
Approximately 2 hours. Each evening will feature the same companies and works.
PERFORMANCES AND WORKS BY:
ANA MARÍA ALVAREZ (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF CONTRA-TIEMPO)
Performances in/around Mark Taper Forum Pond
Performances in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Founders’ Room
Performances on the Music Center Plaza
Co-commissioned by Dance Camera West and The Music Center. Sculpture by LA artist Gustavo Godoy.
LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE
Performances on the exterior steps of the Walt Disney Concert Hall