For whatever reason, some stories fly under the radar on 24700, so we’re highlighting several that didn’t quite make CalArts’ most popular posts of 2011, but are worthy of another look:
- Living Legend: Composer Sofia Gubaidulina at CalArts, REDCAT and the LA Phil: In 2011, Los Angeles celebrated the career of Sofia Gubaidulina, one of the world’s great living contemporary classical composers. She spent time in April as an artist-in-residence at CalArts.
- The Primal Elegance of Eiko & Koma at REDCAT and CalArts: Renown modern dancers Eiko & Koma led a master class for students of the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts.
- CalArts Faculty LisaGay Hamilton on Acting and Directing: Actor/director LisaGay Hamilton is interviewed by a CalArts student producer on her approaches to acting, directing and teaching.
- Banned in Beijing: CalArts Alumna Choreographs Jin Ping Mei: Choreographer Wang Yuanyuan (Dance MFA 03) produced a work in China that’s been banned since the 17th century.
- Butoh Master Oguri and Mbira Improvise in CalArts’ Colloquium: Jazz faculty Wadada Leo Smith and visiting artist Oguri combined music improvisation with Butoh dance.
- Electrifying Spaces: ‘Wild Beasts’ by Jinku Kim: Composer, improviser, and audio-visual artist Jinku Kim (Music MFA 12) took over The Wild Beast to meld music, art and technology.
- CalArtian Graphic Designers Keedy and Deck Now in MoMA: Fonts by CalArts faculty member Jeff Keedy and alumnus Barry Deck were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art for its Architecture and Design Collection.
- Writing Alum Sam Benjamin Discusses a ‘Brief History of Porn’: School of Critical Studies alumnus Sam Benjamin wrote a memoir American Gangbang: A Love Story (Simon and Schuster, 2011) about his time in the porn industry, and lectured on the industry as an art form.
- From the Archives: CalArts’ 1969 Groundbreaking: A video from CalArts’ early days in Valencia.