REDCAT's 11th Annual NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL Set for 7/24-8/9
REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, announces its 11th annual New Original Works (NOW) Festival, a three-week celebration of Los Angeles' vibrant community of artists making work for the stage. This year's festival will be held on the weekends of July 24-26, July 31-August 2 and August 7-9.
Three distinct programs on three weekends, offer audiences a chance to experience the full breadth of NOW-new original works created in Los Angeles by celebrated world class and emerging artists, with each weekend presenting a shared evening of dance, theater and multimedia work.
The 2014 NOW Festival kicks off its first weekend July 24-26, with a collaboration between dancer Wilfried Souly with music by Senegalese Kora player Amadou Fall and multi-instrumentalist Tom Moose, as well as the six-member Rosanna Gamson/World Wide, closing out with a 20-member cast in the contemporary opera by Overtone Industries.
NOW continues on the weekend of July 31-August 2, with multimedia work by Carole Kim, featuring dance by Oguri and Roxanne Steinberg with music by vocalist Carmina Escobar, bassist Mark Dresser and sound designer Paul Chavez, as well as taple-top puppetry by Marsian De Lellis and new dance and music by d. Sabela grimes.
The NOW festival closes the weekend of August 7-9 with a new theatrical work by John Fleck and new dance by Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY. All three works are performed each night of the program. (See below for full details.)
Every year, the REDCAT NOW Festival acts as a catalyst for artist creativity and new ideas-while offering audiences an inspiring view of a generation of artists among us. Over its eleven year history, the program has launched 85 new works by an impressive roster of alumni who continue to be seen on stages throughout the U.S., including New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Austin, San Francisco and internationally-Poland, France, India, Nepal and the UK.
"It is a thrill to see REDCAT active as a vital performance laboratory each summer, with dozens of artists and collaborators using our flexible theater to invent new and interdisciplinary ways to express urgent ideas, says REDCAT Executive Director Mark Murphy. "The eight works premiering during this 11th edition will surely resonate with audiences who value the exploration of new forms, and hybrid approaches to creating new productions for the stage."
Individual tickets at $20, $16 for student and members, $14 for CalArts.
A Festival Pass, which provides access to all three programs, is available for $40.