Program 2 of the New Original Works Festival 2009 (NOW 2009) continues at REDCAT this weekend (tonight-Aug. 1) with two multimedia-music performances: Carole Kim w/ Oguri, Alex Cline and Dan Clucas in N1 and Jennifer The Leopard: Leop Year (No Jamming).
Here’s how the L.A. Times CultureMonster blog describes this week’s performances:
Using live-feed video, layered projections and multiple scrims, Carole Kim’s “N1” immerses the audience in a dreamlike re-imagining of the Narcissus myth that features butoh master Oguri and the acoustic work of instrumentalist Dan Clucas and percussionist-composer Alex Cline. The band Jennifer the Leopard — the creation of the performance art-inspired punk collective of Lauren Fisher, Stephanie Hutin, Lana Kim and Marissa Mayer — offers up a post-punk mix of feminism and macho glam rock.
The NOW Festival embodies the REDCAT mission of bringing interdisciplinary art and artists to the forefront of theater -- and these acts are primed to live up to that tradition. Check out Jennifer the Leopard’s (also known as J. Lep or Jay Lep, by the way) video above for their song “Lookin’ Good, Feelin’ Fine” for a taste of Program 2.
New Original Works Festival
631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles
Thurs.-Sat. at 8:30 pm
Tickets are $14-$18 (CalArts $10)