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.