March 12, 2007 |
"You are probably wondering why I am up here," artist Faith Wilding said, taking her turn on a panel discussion about "Third Wave Feminisms" Saturday afternoon at CalArts. "When I was invited, I said I didn't want to be on the history panel. I'm tired of being on the history panel. The feminist project is not over. I've been teaching feminism for the last 30 years and our work is still so much at the beginning, in so many ways. I'm on the endless wave, that's all I can say."
September 19, 2006 |
They used to say: "Go West, young man." These days, the cry might be amended to: "Go West, experimental artist of any age" -- at least, if what's happening at CalArts' Center for New Performance is an indication. Director-designer Richard Foreman, an inveterate fixture of Manhattan's avant garde theater scene, and Michael Gordon, the composer best known as a co-founder of contemporary art music's Bang on a Can Festival, have made their way to L.A. for their first collaboration.
May 21, 2006 |
BEFORE he dreamed up "SpongeBob SquarePants," his character who would tickle the fancy of the nation's toddlers, Stephen Hillenburg was ruminating about Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
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May 5, 2006 |
Gabriel Jimenez-Torres, a 13-year-old middle school student and basketball fanatic, knew little about Rodney G. King before last October. In fact, he searched Google Images to get a look at King's face. "I had to do a lot of research," said Gabriel, who hadn't been born when King was beaten in 1991 by four white Los Angeles Police Department officers whose acquittals led to riots in 1992.
March 24, 2006 |
To exuberant bursts of music by Zoltan Kodaly, waves of CalArts dancers cross and recross a rehearsal studio under the watchful eye of Carla Maxwell, artistic director of the Jose Limon Dance Company. Maxwell is looking for students to join the troupe for three weeks to prepare for a revival of Limon's 1958 "Missa Brevis," this weekend at the Ahmanson Theatre. The company has 13 dancers; the piece requires 22. Maxwell isn't necessarily looking for a perfect Limon dancer.
January 1, 2006 |
OF the many words used to describe playwright Erik Ehn -- aesthete, mystic, anarchist, collectivist and, certainly, radical -- there's one few would have thought of until now: college administrator. Best known as the author of highly literate fantasias of language and spirituality barely contained by the word "play" as well as founder of the underground RAT theater movement, Ehn took over as dean of California Institute of the Arts' School of Theater in July.