This weekend (April 5-6), Stephan Koplowitz, choreographer and dean of The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts, is staging a new site-specific work above and below the streets of Los Angeles. Titled Red Line Time, the work spans all 14 stations of the Metro Red Line (Union Station to North Hollywood)—the first such performance to be sanctioned by the metropolitan transportation authority.
The project, commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, is presented in connection with Re:Street—an upcoming conference on contemporary urban development patterns.
More about the performance from the Goethe-Institut:
The work utilizes the diverse spaces of each station to create a performance that is designed to be in synch with the Metro and the flow of the commuting public. Red Line Time transforms the Metro Red Line into a long-distance performative space and invites the public to discover and re-discover a vital transportation artery of Los Angeles.
The piece will be performed by CalArts alumni dancers Leslie Curtis (Dance BFA 11), Kerrie Schroeder (Dance BFA 11), and Alexandria Yalj (Dance MFA 07), along with Rachel Butler-Green, Roya Carreras, Nick Duran, Monica Mourdant, Sadie Yarrington and Jacob Campbell (understudy). Rehearsal director Anne C. Moore (Dance MFA 12) serves as the project’s costume designer.
The public is invited to meet at the Union Station Metro entrance (East Portal, next to the Customer Center) and purchase a $5 Metro TAP Day Card to access the Metro Red Line for the entire performance or any portion of it.