While experiencing Lucy Guerin’s WEATHER at UCLA’s Royce Hall on October 4th, 2013 I thought, “This is something historic, a dance and choreographic piece of wonder, to me at least.” I am growing into contemporary dance viewing adolescence. Now, I can pinpoint one choreographer’s influence on another. I have yet to see, however, anyone master synchronic memory in such a mesmerizing continuity quite like the dancers in Guerin’s company. The impetus for Guerin’s WEATHER is to expose and unite nature’s violence and power onto the stage or black box with expressive, human movement.
The current group show at Matthew Marks galleries in West Hollywood is an example of carefully and attentive curatorial mastery. Granted, the artists in the exhibition are some of the most highly regarded in the world. But, grouping 5 established artists does not always make exciting visual relationships. Here, the middle room in the main gallery houses two sculptures, a painting and a photograph that seem to communicate all possible angles of visual dialogues and formalities by presenting moving lines, shapes compositions, colors that any outstanding exhibition in history has attempted to present to the viewer.
L.A. Opera’s recent Mod Night at the Opera event on June 5th outside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion was a valiant effort on the part of the marketing and PR departments to attract a wider audience to the opera. Although there were only five Vespas and two Lambretta’s on view on the plaza, the stunning motobikes and their knowledgeable owners provided a nice addition to the standard operatically informative talks that take place inside prior to the performance.
Nadya Ginsburg’s Madonnalogues hits the underground stage of the Cavern Club in Silverlake this Tuesday evening, June 11th at 8PM. Last month “Madge” showed up fresh off the red carpet from the Met Ball wowing the audience with her spot on impressions of the pop icon’s costume and reminiscences of the event. You do not want to miss the uproarious surprises Ms. Ginsburg and her uber-talented show partners bring to the stage and entire theater space! We spoke with the artist and performer about crafting her Madonna character, how she got into performing, and what you can expect from tomorrow night’s Madonnalogues Variety Hour.
In collaboration with the LA Opera, the Tappan Collective is presenting a one night pop-up exhibition titled Hidden Harmonies. The show is being held tomorrow, June 5th, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion as part of their Mod Night at the Opera event. The show is curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan and will feature artists Amanda Charchian, Doug Galante, Stevie Howel, Dean Levin, Cesar Vega and Julian Wellisz. To get an idea of what to expect, we spoke with Chelsea Neman and Jordan Klein of Tappan Collective about this wonderful teaming up with the Downtown musical destination.