Week 3 of the 2015 REDCAT NOW Fest
WEEK THREE, Aug 13-15 of the 2015 REDCAT NOW Fest
Cassandra: Stellar Tears
With glitter in their eyes and fervor in their hearts, Cassandra is a “feminist art-rock power-ballad soul-pop project” named after the Greek mythological prophetess and the iconic Wayne’s World frontwoman. In this epic song cycle rich with elements of spectacle, Cassandra confronts the silence around violence, and the discredited voice.
Takao Kawaguchi, Jonathan Hall and Deanna Erdmann: Touch of the Other
An intimate sense of danger and desire is evoked with images and seductive movement, when choreographer Kawaguchi (last seen at REDCAT with Tokyo collective ‘dumb type’) joins writer Hall and artist Erdmann to explore the usually shrouded topic of male-male intimacy in public places, as documented in the 60’s by L. A. sociologist Laud Humphrey, whose research is stored at USC’s One Archives.
Kevin Williamson: Trophy
Four virtuosic performers unleash their inner punk in a game that ignites their competitive drives and confronts the fleeting nature of success (and the looming potential for failure). With multi-projections by Cari Ann Shim Sham and a powerful score by Jeepneys, Trophy fractures recognizable dance motifs into mischievous fragments, discovering disjointed new pleasures