Our annual Los Angeles Exchange [LAX] Festival serves as a highly visible platform that supports hundreds of local artists annually, and reaches thousands of audience members in the greater Los Angeles area.
With performances and events that are geographically focused in and around Downtown L.A., the Festival program hosts ten days of contemporary performance by Los Angeles-based artists, presented in dialogue with works by guest artists from beyond our borders.
Beginning with this year’s 5th anniversary edition, we focus each Festival on an exchange platform with a specific city—engaging artists, curators and organizations in performance presentations, dialogues and artist-to-artist interactions that are designed to cultivate mutual inquiry and long-term network development.Kickstart Us!
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“Los Angeles artists are revolutionizing the game, and you need to start paying attention.” —Los Angeles Magazine
The FOURTH annual Live Arts Exchange / LAX Festival returns September 22–October 2, 2016!
We have an incredible festival lined up for you this year, with 8 featured projects and 44 performances made by dozens of artists based here in LA. Our program is a dynamic blend of contemporary dance, theater in new forms, experiential walks, video installations, new music/opera, puppets making sounds, and parties. Plus a brunch-time chat series to dive into concerns in contemporary performance in our city and our field, and a new late-night hub on the rooftop of the Ace Hotel.
Produced by Los Angeles Performance Practice, this year’s festival is made in collaboration with the Bootleg Theater, Automata, Metro Arts Presents, Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, 1333 Willow and the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands.
There’s so much to love—but we need your help to get it off the ground. By supporting the festival on Kickstarter, you’ll provide us with the critical support we need to in turn support local artists. In return, you’ll receive VIP access to events, discounted festival passes, and hot-off-the-press information about the projects and artists in this year’s lineup.
Help KICKSTART this year’s festival for some great rewards here: http://kck.st/2aUefAy
“A series featuring local artists who blur boundaries like nobody’s business.” —LA Weekly