REDCAT Announces Fall 2010 Season

Ralph Lemon

A scene from "How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere," the latest work by Alpert Award-winning choreographer and artist Ralph Lemon.

Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) will be kicking off its eighth season on Sept. 16 with projects in both the theater and gallery.   International artists of diverse backgrounds and disciplines from many artistic realms, ranging from contemporary visual, performing, to media art, will be featured.

“We are launching our most international and daring program yet,” says Mark Murphy, Executive Director of REDCAT.  “The work embodies the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration that is the core of our mission, including new premieres and collaborations that celebrate the inventive partnership of great creative minds.”

The season opening will feature a world premiere by legendary Indonesian choreographer Sardono W. Kusumo in collaboration with renowned lighting designer Jennifer Tipton.  Also on the program is the L.A. debut presentation of two Chinese video art pioneers, Zhang Peili and Zhu Jia.

A complete listing of events this fall, grouped by primary discipline, is after the jump.

Sep 17-Nov 21 | Not Only Time: Zhang Peili and Zhu Jia
A focused, parallel examination of work from the early 1990s to present day, including new commissions, by the pioneers of video art in China.

Dec 7-Jan 30 | Decolonizing Architecture, A project by Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti and Eyal Weizman
A research project using architecture as an arena of speculation that investigates the complex spatial dynamics of the West Bank.

Oct 28 | Alfred Brendel: On Character in Music
The legendary pianist gives a lecture-demonstration featuring musical examples from the Beethoven sonatas.

Oct 31 | Mark Danielewski: The Fifty Year Sword
In the spirit of Halloween, the critically acclaimed author creates a special treat for the occasion.

Sep 16-19 | Sardono Dance Theater and Jennifer Tipton: Rain Coloring Forest
Evocative movement, music and visuals evoke universal themes in this world premiere multimedia performance.

Oct 8-10 | Traditions Engaged: An International Festival of Classical Indian Dance & Music
Leading Indian classical artists and emerging practitioners gather for three days of unparalleled performances and discussions.

Oct 14-17 | Tere O’Connor: Wrought Iron Fog
O’Connor’s richly layered choreography highlights unexpected shifts in rhythm and mood while building complex relationships.

Nov 10-14 | Ralph Lemon/Cross Performance: How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere
A multimedia work inspired by a 102-year old former Mississippi Delta sharecropper and his spaceship.

Dec 17-18 | CalArts Winter Dance
The centerpiece of this rich program is a restaging of Trisha Brown’s 1983 masterpiece Set and Reset.

Jan 13-16 | The A.W.A.R.D. Show!
The Joyce Theater Foundation brings its wildly successful dance event to Los Angeles.

Sep 20 | Nina Menkes: Hitparkut (Dissolution)
Winner of the Anat Pirchi Award for Best Drama at the 2010 Jerusalem International Film Festival.

Sep 27 | The Best of Ottawa 2009
A selection of 12 outstanding films from the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2009.

Oct 4 | Erie By Kevin Jerome Everson
A new film consisting of single-take, 16mm sequences filmed in and around communities near Lake Erie.

Oct 11 | Lewis Klahr: Dreaming over the Flux of Things Past
Master collagist Lewis Klahr returns with a new series, Prolix Satori.

Oct 23 | Between Displacement and Nostalgia: Conflicted Memories of Cuba
Cuban novelist Edmundo Desnoes is on hand to discuss two films inspired by his writings.

Oct 25 | Revelations of the Everyday: Films and Videos by Vincent Grenier
A collection of works from one of the most significant bodies of experimental films and videos.

Nov 1 | Spectacles of Light: Films and Videos by Peter Rose
Works on this program propose an annotated, nocturnal portrait of a vanished culture.

Nov 22 | Thom Andersen: Out of the Car and into the Music of the Streets
These three sad, funny, beautiful works take you through Los Angeles, 2009; and Munich, 1967/1968.

October 2 | Henry Grimes and Friends
Legendary jazz bassist Henry Grimes makes first L.A. appearance since moving to New York in 2003.

October 3 | Robert Henke: Monolake Live
The co-creator of the Ableton Live software gives a special Monolake Live performance.

Oct 22 | California E.A.R. Unit: Champ Vital (Life Field)
Los Angeles’ fearless new music ensemble returns with works by David Rosenboom and E.A.R. Unit members.

Nov 2 | Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet
Hailed as harbingers of modern music, the quartet explores texture, sonority, rhythm, and ensemble fluidity.

Nov 5 | SCREAM Festival: Noisefold
A powerful synaesthetic experience where noise, music and image interact on a symphonic scale.

Jan 28-30 | CEAIT Festival: Iannis Xenakis: Now and Tomorrow
Three scintillating concerts by the legendary pioneer of music and architecture and composers he inspired.

Sep 23-26 | Radoslaw Rychcik/Stefan Zeromski Theatre: In the Solitude of Cotton Fields
Two seductive frontmen have more than singing on their minds in this theatrical tour de force.

Oct 21 | Reverend Billy and the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir
Alpert Award-winning artist Billy Talen takes to the pulpit as Reverend Billy accompanied by his joyous 25-voice choir.

Nov 17-21 | Wunderbaum: Venlo
The daring Dutch theater ensemble returns to premiere a new work created while in residence at REDCAT.

Dec 1-12 | The Wooster Group: Vieux Carré
U.S. Premiere of The Group’s multimedia staging of Tennessee Williams’ memory play set in a boarding house in New Orleans.

Jan 19-23 | Betontanc and Show Your Face!
Virtuosic puppetry, physical theater, dance, and music combine to tell the tale of a modern-day Everyman.

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