REDCAT Announces Its Winter/Spring 2024 Season

REDCAT Announces Its Winter/Spring 2024 Season

Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT), CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, is proud to announce its Winter/Spring 2024 season of performances, screenings, and exhibitions, running January through June 2024.

The new season features a slate of multidisciplinary artists challenging the boundaries of various media. On Mar. 9 and 10, renowned choreographer and performer Lionel Popkin returns to REDCAT with a career retrospective, responding to the dubious history of interculturalism with Reorient the Orient. New York-based artist Autumn Knight brings two works of social experimentation and improvisation –NOTHING#31: a bar, a bluff– to REDCAT Mar. 15 through 17. On Apr. 11, visual artist, filmmaker, theatermaker, and educator Natalia Lassalle-Morillo presents her film, Passage of the Spiral (Pasadizo en Espiral), exploring transnational migration and creative collaboration through the lens of young people based in Mexico and Los Angeles. From May 23 to 25, REDCAT presents artist Anna Martine Whitehead’s FORCE! an opera in three acts, inspired by years of making performances inside and around prison. And from Jun. 4 through 5, 7 through 8, Magdalene—a chamber opera in thirteen movements scored by fourteen women composers and presented in collaboration with Beth Morrison Projects—invites audiences into the interior world of the biblical figure Mary Magdalene.

Continuing a tradition of innovative theater at REDCAT, playwright, performer, translator, and director Aya Ogawa brings her darkly comical and psychologically insightful 2022 Obie Award-winning hit show, The Nosebleed, to REDCAT Feb. 1 through 3. And Jun. 20 to 22, writer and performer Paul Outlaw returns to REDCAT with BBC (Big Black Cockroach), a gripping work of experimental theater, inspired by classical European mythology, American comic books, current events, and Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.

An incredible season of music launches on Feb. 17 as Sans Soleil, the multi-genre duo of Chris Williams and Patrick Shiroishi focused on deepening Black and Asian American solidarity, makes its REDCAT debut featuring William Parker and Lesley Mok. Occupying the cutting edge of jazz, Indigenous musicians Delbert Anderson and Mali Obomsawin bring their fresh perspectives to REDCAT with a double bill on Feb. 24. On Apr. 13, KarmetiK Orchestra brings sitar, Hindustani vocalists, tabla, and bansuri flute performers mixed with Western classical, African, and electronic musicians, directed by Dr. Ajay Kapur, head of Music Technology at CalArts. And on Jun. 14 and 15, PARTCH—the Grammy-winning ensemble specializing in the music and instruments of the iconoclastic composer Harry Partch—returns to REDCAT with an evening of music performed on the orchestra of instruments Partch designed and built himself.

On May 11, REDCAT partners with Deaf West Theatre and LA Phil to present See / Feel / Hear Music, a day-long program inviting audiences to experience the work of Deaf artists and technologists whose work explores the creation and reception of music, the innate music of sign language, and the concert experiences that are bridging the Deaf and hearing worlds. 

On Apr. 4 and 6, scholar Ariel Osterweis and a company of L.A.-based dancers and performers stage the Los Angeles premiere of Jérôme Bel’s Jérôme Bel, a survey of the renowned French artist’s self-titled “auto-bio-choreo-graphy.” On Jun. 28 and 29, Primera Generación Dance Collective premieres their newest evening-length multimedia dance work, NOStalgia POP, paying homage and cheeky critique to the “recuerdos” romanticos that link Latine bodies together. 

CalArts comes downtown for another spectacular series of events starting on Jan. 17, with the CalArts Music Showcase, highlighting the diversity and creativity of graduate student creators from the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts. The new season will further celebrate the work of CalArts Film/Video BFA and MFA students with the CalArts Film/Video Showcase on Apr. 30 and May 2 through 4; the next generation of dance artists from the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at the CalArts Spring Dance concert on May 7 and 8; and the graduating class of CalArts’ MFA Creative Writing Program at the CalArts Writers Showcase on May 9.

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