Early Morning Opera’s ABACUS has been selected as one of six productions from the United States to be featured as part of the USA exhibition at this year’s Prague Quadrennial!
The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is the largest event in the world exploring performance design in its entirety- through costume, lighting and sound design to new stage design and approaches such as site specific design and performance, applied scenography, street performances, and others. The PQ began in 1967, and gathers every four years, surveying the latest trends and accomplishments in stage design and scenography. Over 60 countries from around the world participate each year.
The US exhibition is designed and curated by USITT. We are honored to be part of their selection for this globally notable event!
“The USITT-USA design and curatorial team has created an interactive experience that reflects the dynamics and diversity of American performance and celebrates performance design as art. The USITT-USA National Exhibit offers an environment that goes beyond documenting the art of design and becomes a transformative performance experience.
The exhibit transports viewers from the climate of everyday real life into a world of surprising and unexpected possibility where extremes rule. In this world, the forecast of future events depends on the currents surging through the viewers’ mind, engaging all the senses to affect his/her interaction with the surroundings.”
ABACUS is in good company! Also part of the US exhibition: LA-based experimental opera company, The Industry, with their Union Station performance of Invisible Cities. The PQ opens this Thursday, June 18, and closes on June 28, 2015.
For the complete US exhibition listing, visit pq15.usitt.org/exhibition/production/
To learn more about the Prague Quadrennial: pq.cz/
Miwa Matreyek returned this week from a 12-day tour in New England, with This World Made Itself, her most recent solo performance that previewed at the 2013 LAX Festival and premiered at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Stops included the Redfern Arts Center, Silvermine Art Center, the Flynn Center for the Arts, and the Institute for Contemporary Art/Boston.
The tour was funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.
Check out this warm review from the Flynn Center’s blog and Lindsay Rae of the Burlington Writers Workshop //FLYNN CENTER BLOG // SLIGHT OF HAND
Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Cloud Eye Control’s latest multimedia performance, HALF LIFE, to perform at REDCAT January 15-18, 2015!
A lamentation of fierce urgency, the latest multimedia production from Cloud Eye Control is an imagistic, visceral work inspired by the nervous fear felt in the wake the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Half Life explores the psychological fallout of global disaster, and how it affects our emotions and imaginations. The Los Angeles-based collaborators— Miwa Matreyek, Anna Oxygen, and Chi-wang Yang —bring their signature mix of projected animation, live performance and music to summon the unseeable forces that govern our collective sense of personal safety and control.
Tickets range from $10 to $25, and can be purchased through REDCAT.
Conceived/Directed by Janie Geiser, and developed with an ensemble of Los Angeles performers and designers, FUGITIVE TIME is a multidisciplinary performance inspired by the dual histories of illness and health in early 20th Century Los Angeles. FUGITIVE TIME centers on the life of a fictitious 1930’s tuberculosis patient, who travels to Los Angeles to seek the prevailing cure: fresh air and sunshine in a hilltop sanitorium. Fugitive Time merges puppetry, miniature landscapes, film, live-feed video, and music/sound to create an immersive, elliptical meditation on the body, illness, nature, and time.
“It’s not the often spectacular merging of disparate elements that explains the power of Geiser’s work, and it’s not the searing pathos of the stories she chooses to tell. Instead, Geiser leverages all these different elements into a new arrangement, and what she achieves is a new form of collective thinking, feeling and experience, one that mixes layers of reality and consciousness in a way that seems perfectly suited to our current moment.”
—Holly Willis, ARTBOUND
Remaining DATES AND TIMES:
Friday October 3 at 8 PM
Saturday October 4 at 4 PM and 8 PM
Sunday October 5 at 3 PM
$20 General Admission
$17 Members, Students, Seniors
SEATING IS LIMITED; ADVANCE RESERVATIONS STRONGLY SUGGESTED
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
All performances in Chinatown at:
504 Chung King CourtLos Angeles, CA 90012
FUGITIVE TIME is a co-commission of The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and First Works (Providence, RI), with additional funding from The Center for Cultural Innovation. Special thanks to Cinelease, Miguel Sanchez, and to everyone who has donated through our Hatchfund campaign.
Read Holly Willis on Fugitive Time and Janie Geiser’s work in KCET’s Artbound:
EXPERIMENTAL NARRATIVES: JANIE GEISER’S EVOCATIVE PUPPETRY
For more information about Janie Geiser: www.janiegeiser.com