This year has been an incredible one for Los Angeles Performance Practice, our network of artists, and our audiences. Here are a few of the highlights:
Miwa Matreyek’s This World Made Itself performed at the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontiers Section in January, at REDCAT (Los Angeles) in February, the Fusebox Festival (Austin, TX) in April, and several other festivals and venues throughout the year!
Susan Simpson staged all installments of her serial puppet performance Concrete Folk Variations at Automata in May.
Miranda Wright hosted a session at the annual Theater Communications Group conference on ‘Digital Culture On Stage‘ in June, and gave a workshop on producing at Center Theater Group in July.
We produced the second annual Live Arts Exchange (LAX) Festival with the Bootleg Theater, featuring work by Holcombe Waller, Jennie MaryTai Liu, Meg Wolfe, Phil Soltanoff, Rachel Ho, and Zoe Aja Moore, with an incredible launch even curated by Nicole Disson of THE SERIES in September.
Janie Geiser’s Fugitive Time premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, followed by a full run at Automata here in Los Angeles.
And, Early Morning Opera’s ABACUS was presented as part of the BAM Next Wave Festival in September!
We have plenty of exciting activity coming up in 2015 including two world premieres presented by REDCAT, a new project commissioned by the Getty Villa, international presentations in Brazil and Scotland, an exhibition in Prague, plus two site-responsive projects premiering in Los Angeles. Details will be coming soon.
LAPP has become a crucial player in Los Angeles, in promoting and providing opportunities for local artists. Our core activities are to:
And now for a little request: WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO MOVE FORWARD.
We invite you, our community, to join us in contributing to a future brightly lit by LA-based artists. Your support is an investment in innovative performances, emerging artists, and international presentations of work that was developed in Los Angeles. We passionately believe that LA-based work is positioned to make a major contribution to the next evolution of performance (worldwide) through cross-genre projects that are technologically innovative, socially driven, and collaboratively devised.
One of our major programs is the Live Arts Exchange (LAX) Festival. We are currently in need of $25,000 in order to program and produce the festival in 2015- it’s third cycle.
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