Video: A compilation of some of Rachel Rosenthal's performances
Legendary interdisciplinary artist and performer Rachel Rosenthal visits CalArts for a special performance of My Brazil tonight (Jan. 18) at 7 pm.
Working in collaboration with electronic percussionist and CalArts faculty member Amy Knoles, Rosenthal updates a work that was originally performed in 1979, about her coming-of-age as a French refugee in Brazil during WWII.
The latter version of My Brazil recently premiered (on her 85th birthday) during a Pacific Standard Time event in November.
Rosenthal is known for developing a performance technique that integrates "text, movement, voice, choreography, improvisation, inventive costuming, dramatic lighting and wildly imaginative sets into an unforgettable 'total theater' experience." She was also a leading figure in the LA Women’s Art Movement in the 1970s, co-founding WomanSpace, among other projects.
A Q&A with Rosenthal and Knoles follows tonight's performance.
Rachel Rosenthal's My Brazil
Walt Disney Modular Theater