REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, champions art that is both experimental and lively, and its just-announced fall 2015 program of music, theater, dance and multimedia events from around the world is no different.
"Song From The Uproar," Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek
"The Wong Street Journal," Kristina Wong
Wong’s comedic solo performance is part TED lecture, part amateur hip-hop extravaganza, and part nonsense. The Los Angeles performer, comedian and Facebook phenom, on a charmingly crude set, breaks down such complex issues as click bait, global poverty, privilege and economic theory, using uneasy-to-read charts, live hashtag wars and riveting hand-crafted slideshows. Wong weaves a self-skewering personal narrative with a laugh-out-loud interrogation of America's legacy as it affects the rest of the world, with a special focus on observations from her recent adventures in northern Uganda, researching and recording a rap album with local rappers.
"BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play," Camille A. Brown and Dancers
The Bessie Award and Doris Duke Artist Award-winning choreographer and her company perform a work which reveals the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a black female in urban American culture. Embodying a strong sense of storytelling and theatricality with a mix of African American dance vernacular including social dancing, double dutch, steppin’, tap, Juba, ring shout and gesture, the show connects history with contemporary culture in a dialogue and reflection on meaning, understanding and relevancy.
Visit REDCAT's website for the full lineup and more info.