REDCAT, CalArts’ performance and exhibit space in downtown Los Angeles, announced its Fall 09 season last week with an ambitious program that blurs the boundaries between visual and performing arts.
24700 previously highlighted the AH! Interactive Opera No-Opera, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Other new music highlights include an evening with folk singer Linda Perhacs and the local nonprofit Web-radio collective dublab (Oct. 7) and the California E.A.R. Unit’s evening dedicated to women composers named Linda—hence, “The Lindas” program on Oct. 10.
Dance performances include a joint work by European choreographers Meg Stuart and Philipp Gehmacher set to a post-blues song suite performed live by Belgian singer-songwriter Niko Hafkenscheid in Maybe Forever (Sept. 23-26). And from Nov. 6-8, 25 gamelan players and 14 dancers enact the Ramayana, the ancient Hindu dance drama of lust and abduction, of war and faith.
Several theater productions also take to the REDCAT stage this season. Belarus Free Theater’s Discover Love is based on a true story of dissident Irina Krasovskaya and her husband Anatoly, who was “disappeared” 10 years ago. Also on the calendar is South African socio-political satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys in his show Elections and Erections (Oct. 9).
The film/video slate includes a rare presentation of China’s Sun Xun’s animation and short films (Oct. 19) and a Halloween treat with the 1920 classic The Golem (Oct. 30-31). In the gallery are Abraham Cruzvillegas Autoconstrucción: The Film (Sept. 12-Nov. 8 ) and the group show Everyday Miracles (Extended) from Nov. 22-Jan 17.
Conversations at REDCAT include discussions and lectures with Brigitte Maria Mayer; Stephan Koplowitz, Joanna Haigood and David Rousseve; J. Hoberman and Marc Cooper.
Check out the full program on REDCAT’s website.