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Friday, May 27

John Knight

REDCAT

631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

12:30pm

REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater) was carved out of the parking structure of the Walt Disney Concert Hall (home of LA Philharmonic) as CalArts' downtown venue for contemporary arts and opened its doors in 2003, shortly after the freshly inaugurated music venue. The Gallery at REDCAT was itself an addition to the original plan, which initially only included a multi-purpose performing art center. For his project at REDCAT, John Knight revisits this relationship between the two cohabiting institutions in today’s highly developed “cultural corridor” of downtown Los Angeles, considering the relationship between space, architecture, contemporary arts and real estate.

Since the late 1960s, Los Angeles-based artist John Knight has pioneered the practices of site-specificity and institutional critique, always interested in interrogating the underlying geopolitical and economic systems implicit in everyday convention. Eschewing a signature style, Knight prefers to work in situ, engaging with and responding to the context of each unique site. Often utilizing the visual strategies of architecture, advertising, and corporate design, Knight’s multilayered projects challenge the art establishment and its relationship to a larger global context.

 

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CAP Plaza de la Raza: Y.E.L.L.

REDCAT

631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

7:30pm

Co-presented by CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and Plaza de la Raza

In the not so distant future, close enough to touch; like love, salvation and the idea of happiness, our once tumultuous world has finally found a semblance of peace, but that peace has come at a great price. People are regulated, fed ideas of the past and their duty for a continuing future that stifles their individuality, creativity and freedom of thought. One young person doesn't take to this new way of life and sets out to find the truth, even if it means finding out that the truth is scarier than the lie.

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Thursday, June 2

Rosanna Gamson/World Wide: Still/Restless

REDCAT

631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:30pm

"The choreography and music are gripping, the company is impressive and the uses of mixed-media are meaningful.”   —Los Angeles Times

 

"Gamson has a purpose beyond herself, a choreographic design that supports her humanistic worldview.” —LA Weekly 

 

 

Virtuosic, intimate and volatile dancing is at the center of acclaimed choreographer Rosanna Gamson’s dance-theater work Still/Restless, which continues her kinetic investigation of dream states and the neuroscience and history of dreaming. Restless builds on her acclaimed Still, seen at REDCAT’s 2014 NOW Festival. Performed by eight dancers, Still/Restless is rich with tender and violent movement, explosive athleticism and stunning moments of stillness. The action is set against an eclectic sonic landscape ranging from17th-century French court composer Marin Marais, to new world post-rock band instrumentals.    

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