On October 19th and 20th, 2008, I performed Fudgie’s Death, a segment from Growing Up Linda at REDCAT
Fudgie’s Death is a segment from Growing Up Linda in which a woman who believes she’s the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past. In Fudgie’s Death, table-top pop-up books transform into full-screen cinema.
A noir detective spies on Linda Carvel in an attempt to rescue her from frosting, substance abuse and Fudgie the Whale. But can Linda save herself?
In this installment, I performed with Anne Yatco, Joel Egger, and Kendra Ware with music by Martin Giminez and pop-up books designed by paper engineer, Eugean Seo.
Roy + Edna Disney/CalArts Theater
631 W 2nd Street,
Los Angeles, California, 90012
Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 8:30PM
Monday, October 20, 2008 at 8:30PM
The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) is an interdisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative visual, performing and media arts located in downtown Los Angeles inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Each season REDCAT presents a far-reaching roster of work by globally renowned artists, inside one of the most versatile and technologically advanced presentation spaces in the world.
The performances were part of Studio, a quarterly series for new performance works with an interdisciplinary mix of unexpected experimentation and intriguing investigations from Los Angeles artists.
The Fall 2008 edition of REDCAT Studio was curated by Leilani Chan and Leslie Tamaribuchi. The program included the following six original works:
Through the passions and politics of a soccer match, solo theater artist Anzoategui explores the complexities of Latino identity in Los Angeles, and the nuances of being born to Argentine parents in a predominantly Mexican community.
MARSIAN & COMPANY:
GROWING UP LINDA—FUDGIE’S DEATH
Table-top pop-up books are transformed into full-screen cinema in Marsian & Company’s neo-noir tale of desperation and depravity surrounding the troubled life of an ice-cream heiress.
Collaborators David Cotner and Sergio Segovia immerse their audience in an unstable darkness for this electro-acoustic creation composed solely from various forms of tape—from plumbers tape to measuring tape and more.
KELLY + DAVID with BETTINA HUBBY:
UNTITLED FEATHER CHORALE #1
Performed in Bettina Hubby’s clothing-homage to Los Angeles’ famed Hollyhock House, Kelly & David’s 5-cycle choral piece is a visual and vocal collaboration that evolves through abstract melodies, improvised sounds and shadowy imagery.
BAHU-BETI-BIWI (DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, DAUGHTER, WIFE)
With dance, live singing and percussive text, Sheetal Gandhi’s powerfully rhythmic performance wraps North Indian music traditions and family characters into a contemporary exploration that glides between humorous portraiture and active resistance.
GROUND TO CLOUD
Seamlessly integrating projected shadows of light bulbs, wires and stained glass with live actors and an original score, Christine Marie and her ensemble blend scientific discovery, religious folklore and magical trickery into an incandescent work of expressionist theater.