April 12, 2013 |
A film series titled "In Tokyo," in conjunction with the exhibition "Japan's Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto," will run at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center on the weekends of April 20-21 and 27-28. The six films in the series take a different look at the city of Tokyo, from the pre-WWII era to its post-war reemergence. The lineup for April 20 will feature Hiroshi Shimizu's 1936 "Mr. Thank You" and Akira Kurosawa's 1948 "Drunken Angel. " April 21 will see Yasujiro Ozu's 1953 "Tokyo Story," which last year topped the magazine Sight & Sound's poll of directors for the greatest film of all time.
April 7, 2013 |
On an astonishingly busy weekend of dance, Angelenos had the good fortune Saturday to experience two exceptional site-specific performances: the local debut of Trisha Brown's historic “Roof Piece” at the Getty Center and the premiere of Stephan Koplowitz's “Red Line Time,” a marathon circuitous journey on the downtown-to-North Hollywood Metro line. Though sorely overused, the term “experience” is appropriate and deliberate for these pieces. Audiences certainly may choose to watch a site-specific dance with the same mind-set they would if sitting in a comfortable auditorium (minus the cushy chair)
April 5, 2013 |
The Sunset Canyon Amphitheatre, at the northwest corner of the UCLA campus, is not exactly the wilds. The bleachers overlook a recreation center's grassy knoll and a swimming pool in the distance. Still, the amphitheater is hidden away and, thanks to UCLA's parking militia, mildly inaccessible to the public. If that touch of trouble and remove helped make Sunset Canyon an enchanted, although challenging, venue Thursday night for Trisha Brown's "Astral Converted," it also helped remind us just how radically times have changed over the last two decades.
April 4, 2013 |
The point - or at least one point - of Trisha Brown's dance is that it can't be pinned down. Literally or metaphorically. She has always liked, for instance, to leave the ground. So, along with two programs in Royce Hall on Friday and Sunday that are focal points of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA's Trisha Brown retrospective , some seminal site-specific pieces will be held around the Westside. FULL COVERAGE: 2013 Spring arts preview A man will walk down the side of the Broad Art Center on the UCLA campus at 6 p.m. Friday, re-creating an event that startled New Yorkers 40 years ago in SoHo; roof dance pieces will be presented Saturday afternoon at the Getty Center; and “Floor of the Forest” is an ongoing daily event Thursdays through Sundays at the Hammer Museum.
March 21, 2013 |
The Getty Museum is introducing a new parking program that will allow visitors to visit both the Getty Center in Brentwood and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades on the same day and only pay once for parking. The new rule is scheduled to go into effect Saturday. Parking at either location currently costs $15. If visitors want to experience both sites on the same day, they would have to pay a total of $30 per vehicle. Under the new program, visitors will only have to pay $15 once and obtain a coupon that is good for same-day complimentary parking at the other Getty.
February 1, 2013 |
Modern-dance choreographer Trisha Brown, who announced her retirement from creating new work last month, will bring her renowned company to Los Angeles for a series of performances at multiple venues, including the Getty Museum and the Hammer Museum, starting in late March. "Trisha Brown Dance Company: The Retrospective Project" is organized by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. The New York dance company will begin on March 30 with Brown's installation work "Floor of the Forest," with performances several times daily on Thursdays through Sundays in the Hammer Museum courtyard.