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This program of experimental work reflects creative approaches by which Angeleno filmmakers are engaging with real or imagined spaces and shaping those encounters into distinctly cinematic experiences. Landscape becomes a meditative space in Kate Brown’s Utah (2014, 20 min.) while it abstracts into sensual tapestries in Abigail Severance’s latest Kinesthesia Series entry (2014, 8 min.). Laura Kraning turns to heavy industry in Port Noir (2014, 11 min.) and recasts its structures as haunted mazes. The cinema itself becomes a shared space for reflecting on time and sensation in Madison Brookshire’sAbout 11 Minutes (2014, 11 min.), whereas in Janie Geiser’s The Hummingbird Wars (2014, 10 min.), the screen serves in its familiar role as window, one that magically blends a treasure trove of found objects into a luminous spectral domain.
This exhibition highlights ABT's vibrant seventy-five year history with objects drawn primarily from the American Ballet Theatre Collection at the Library of Congress, as well as from the Library's extensive dance and music collections. In 1939, a group of dancers, choreographers, and producers associated with Russian-born Mikhail Mordkin's ballet company joined together to establish a new, innovative dance company they called Ballet Theatre. The company premiered in New York City on January 11, 1940, to great critical acclaim. Early in its organization, Ballet Theatre-renamed American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 1957-began to tour, representing the United States both domestically and internationally.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale.
This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists!
Be transported back to your childhood, as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.
“One of the most amazing composers of the 20th century.” – Kyle Gann
Southland Ensemble, L.A.’s fast-rising experimental music collective, offers an intense portrait concert of the early oeuvre of Robert Ashley (1930–2014), a restless innovator of American music. Although the composer is best known for his later operas and theatrical works, the group focuses on a collection of seldom-performed compositions from the 1960s—
work thought to be more conceptual than musical. The ensemble sets out
to demonstrate otherwise. Its program features the iconic pieces She
Was a Visitor (1967) and The Wolfman(1964) alongside lesser-known, though equally strong, titles such as Trios (White on White) (1963) and the
In memoriam... trilogy (1963). Started in 2013, Southland Ensemble consists of co-directors Eric KM Clark and Christine Tavolacci and core members Casey Anderson, Matt Barbier, Orin Hildestad, James Klopfleisch, Jonathan Stehney and Cassia Streb.
Three classic albums from trumpeter Miles Davis and arranger Gil Evans, Porgy and Bess, Sketches of Spain, and Miles Ahead, forever changed the sound of jazz. Some of today’s finest artists celebrate the magic of the unique and timeless partnership of Miles and Gil, with original Gil Evans arrangements.