NOW Festival at REDCAT July 22 – August 7
REDCAT just announced its seventh annual New Original Works Festival, July 22 through August 7, 2010. Each year, REDCAT serves as a vibrant performance laboratory where Los Angeles artists gather to push the boundaries of creative expression in new dance, theater, music and multimedia performance works. This year’s NOW Festival artists include Maureen Huskey, Killsonic, Christine Marie & Ensemble, Rae Shao-Lan Blum & Tashi Wada, Raphael Xavier, Alexandro Segade, Hana van der Kolk and Miwa Matreyek.
“In order to create this year’s festival, REDCAT surveyed more than 160 proposed projects. It’s an inspiring process that speaks to the vitality of the city’s experimental performance scene.” says George Lugg, the NOW Festival’s Director and Associate Director of REDCAT. “The eight new projects that audiences will experience are fueled by the creative force of more than 83 artist and performers, as they reinvent theatrical forms, assimilate new technologies and pose essential questions about how we live the political and social realities of now.”
Described as “on the pulse of cutting-edge contemporary performance” by the Los Angeles Times, this annual festival, now in its seventh year, often launches productions that live on long after their presentations at REDCAT, receiving national and international grants and often expanding into full-length works. REDCAT is thrilled to fulfill its interdisciplinary mission and give artists in this region the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature.
This year’s eight NOW productions will share the REDCAT stage for three daring and distinctive programs over three consecutive weeks:
Week One | July 22-24
MAUREEN HUSKEY: THE EXILE OF PETIE DELARGE
KILLSONIC: TONGUES BLOODY TONGUES
Week Two | July 29-31
CHRISTINE MARIE & ENSEMBLE: GROUND TO CLOUD
RAE SHAO-LAN BLUM & TASHI WADA: SYSTEMS OF US
RAPHAEL XAVIER: BLACK CANVAS
Week Three | August 5-7
ALEXANDRO SEGADE: REPLICANT VS SEPARATIST
HANA VAN DER KOLK: ONCE MORE, AGAIN, ONE (SOLO)
MIWA MATREYEK: MYTH AND INFRASTRUCTURE