On December 7th + 8th, 2013, I performed an excerpt from Object of Her Affection at REDCAT in Los Angeles.
Object of Her Affection is a solo object and puppet-based performance art piece centered on a woman, who in her search for true love develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects.
In the excerpt, Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, a woman who develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects discovers that the bridge she has come to love has been cheating on her.
The performances were part of REDCAT’s Studio, Fall 2013 Edition. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, REDCAT’s Studio series is an ongoing, interdisciplinary program for new and experimental performance works. This edition of Studio was curated by guest curators Nick Duran and Ayana Hampton, and offered adventurous audiences glimpses of projects by emerging Los Angeles artists.
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
The Roy + Edna Disney/CalArts Theater
631 W 2nd Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
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.
Through warped children’s games, secret girlhood rituals and soaring three-part musical harmony, writer, performer and director Gina Young investigates memory, forbidden sex and the repression of female desire.
UNTITLED: THEATER PERFORMANCE
Artist Nate Page engages the audience in an unusual sort of Hide and Seek, when he explores the unique architecture of REDCAT in Untitled: Theater Performance.
MOUTH TO MOUTH
Choreographer Danielle Agami’s Mouth to Mouth, a new work for ten dancers, plays between instinct and precision, subtlety and prowess, with jarring physicality and stillness, humor and subtle innuendoes featuring an original score by composer and cellist Jodie Landau, and text by Nadav Heyman.
MARSIAN DE LELLIS:
OBJECT OF HER AFFECTION:
ASHES TO ASHES, RUST TO RUST
A woman who falls in love with inanimate objects discovers that the Golden Gate Bridge has been cheating on her in this excerpt from Marsian De Lellis’ latest table-top puppetry creation.
LOSTs and WITCHES
This poignant duet explores ideas of magic in the fluid qualities of movement arising from imagined spaces. LOSTs and WITCHES creates a landscape of mysticism and intrigue.
Henry’s Potato, a quirky satirical investigation of the intersection between internal thought and external behavior, follows the daily dressing routine of Henry, a layabout heir, by his valet, delving into a unique physical relationship populated with violent half thoughts, guilty consciences, and an obsession with muffins.
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