To be or not to be, that was the question Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA artistic director Kristy Edmunds pondered in fashioning her arts-forward performance series for the 2014-15 season.
So much so that the curator tilted in one direction: toward artists with names starting with the letter ‘B.’
Yes, a barrage of ‘B’s at Royce Hall for the upcoming season. And so much more. A bissection of the bountiful offerings below:
Robert Wilson’s brand-new theatrical production The Old Woman, based on a story by Russian author Daniil Kharms, starring Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe.
|Matthew BARNEY & composer Jonathan BEPLER recast a Norman Mailer novel as “River of Fundament,” an epic film by two arts visionaries .. whose names both begin with “B.”|
Actress Victoria Tennant shares poignant insight into her discovery of a wealth of archival treasures that document the illustrious career of her mother, Irina Baronova, one of Balanchine’s three Baby Ballerinas.
|BATSHEVA Dance Company artistic director Ohad Naharin brings the influential Israeli national dance troupe to L.A. to celebrate its 50th birthday, with Sadeh 21|
|BILL T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company bring ‘A Rite,’ a powerful dance-theater collaboration between Jones, Anne Bogart and SITI Company, reflects on and updates the seminal Stravinsky score.|
|Kyle ABRAHAM, the talented MacArthur Fellow 2013 offers two full-evening works touching on racial politics: When the Wolves Came In, to a Max Roach score, and The Watershed, to music by Otis Redding.|
|Ronnie BURKETT Theatre of Marionettes, in ‘Penny Plain,’ the puppeteer-provacateur, one of Canada’s foremost theater artists, has a cast of 30 marionettes do his bidding in outrageous sketches.