August 31, 2016 from 4:30pm - 7:00pm
The Roy and Edna Disney Calarts Theater (REDCAT)
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 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. A 200-seat black box theater, REDCAT is an intimate venue with a 40’ W x 30’ D stage fully equipped for dance, theater and music. Located at 631 West 2nd Street in Los Angeles, REDCAT is less than 1.5 miles from WAA’s Host Hotel, the JW Marriott. WAA will provide shuttle service between the hotel and REDCAT.
|Miwa Matreyek||4:35pm - 4:50pm|
|Telegraph Quartet||4:55pm - 5:10pm|
|Lightwire Theater||5:15pm - 5:30pm|
|Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY||5:35pm - 5:50pm|
|Kiran Ahluwalia||6:00pm - 6:15pm|
|Cambalache||6:20pm - 6:35pm|
|Michael Kaeshammer||6:40pm - 6:55pm|
This World Made Itself is a multimedia live performance work combining projected animation and shadow silhouette, merging film and theater to create a unique kind of spectacle. The piece is a visually and musically rich journey through the history of the earth, from its epic beginnings to the complex world of humanity. The piece is semi-scientific, while also emotional, surreal, and dream-like. Miwa Matreyek is an animator, director, designer, and performer based in Los Angeles. Her work exists both in the realm of the hand-made and tech.
The Telegraph Quartet was formed in 2013 in San Francisco. As a classical string quartet, our mission is to tell the emotional story of each work we perform. We are equally passionate about the string quartets of the 20th and 21st Centuries as well as the masterpieces of the Classical and Romantic eras and our goal is to draw out the underlying emotional content these diverse styles actually share. Not content to merely perform our works on stage, we have a strong commitment to bringing our music to life for our audiences, including pre-performance discussions and more casual performance venues.
Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” mice, he is labeled as a loser and a geek. To get away from the continuous badgering, he retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures, to be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime; a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and bring him the glory and acceptance he craves? Lightwire Theater is proud to present MOON MOUSE, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences.
Vickie. How many times you found yourself pushing something away and then pulling it back even closer than before. How often do you feel clarity about how lonely you are and a second later you feel grateful for being smiled at. How rare is it for you to tell the truth and nothing but the truth? Why is it that when you feel ready for a change you regress so badly? Vickie is a piece about Vicky.
Kiran Ahluwalia sings of divine love in the form of Sufi mysticism and yearning sensual love in the style of her progressive Indian music. She is a modern purveyor of the great vocal traditions of India and Pakistan which she honors yet departs from in assertive ways. Winning 2 JUNOs (Canadian Grammy), a Songlines Award and 2 Canadian Folk Awards, Kiran’s latest album features the beautiful harmonies and addictive guitar riffs of partner Rez Abbasi, trancy rhythms of the Sahara masterfully played on Nitin Mitta’s tabla, Nikku Nayar on bass and Louis Simao on accordion.
Cambalache is a Chicano-Jarocho group from East Los Angeles led by César Castro, sonero/luthier from Veracruz, Mexico, a cultural region on the Gulf Coast shaped by indigenous, African, and Spanish cultures. In the spirit of fandango, the traditional celebration of music and dance, Cambalache engages its audience through participatory performances that include harmony vocals, regional string instruments built by César, bass, and percussive dance. Their educational mission includes demonstrations in schools from elementary to university, museums, and music festivals.
Michael Kaeshammer is a triple threat of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma. Michael doesn’t simply wow you with his chops; he invites you in and talks to you. Kaeshammer’s performances are an invitation to join a party. He doesn’t play at you. He plays with you. A night with Michael isn’t the kind of show where you just sit, watch and applaud. His goal isn’t to intimidate you with the scholarly depth of his music, it’s to entertain, inform and include you – A wild ride with no fixed destination except where he feels he and the crowd want to go.