New Shoes 3: New Dance and Physical Theater Works by SoCal Artists
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Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off reveals the hilarious backstage antics and drama of a group of small-town actors attempting to perform a dreadful flop called Nothing On. This play-within-a-play is a comedic triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers and flying fish. Written by award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn (Copenhagen, Democracy), this comedy of errors remains a crowd pleaser more than 30 years after its 1982 debut. It was also turned into a film in 1992 starring Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve and John Ritter. Learn More
Annabel Movement Ensemble’s Tumultuous is a glimpse into the archetypes of the twisted and aristocratic world of Leo Tolstoy’s novel,__ ___Anna Karenina_. Fusing movement and music on a foundation of Tolstoy’s poetic language, Tumultuous is a ticket for the darkest train ride of love, nostalgia, memory and liberation.
How can we break out of the constraints of capitalist culture? Making connections between office workers and athletes, Hanna Kovenock, Julia Marasa, and Paige Tighe** **play with this idea in LABOR-ation.
Deena Selenow, Paul Fraser and Genevieve Gearhart’s Katastrofi is a musical cliff’s note to Sophocles’ gut-wrenching tragedy The Women of Trachis, sung through the lens of deconstructed musical themes inspired by Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River.” A merging of ancient and modern pop, Katastrofi puts two classics side by side in a dementedly playful retelling of Sophocles’ cautionary story of love, betrayal and good intentions gone awry. **
**Inspired by the story of Anne Frank and the strength of those hiding with her in the Annex, Winter Dance Theater’s The Day I Met Anne Frank takes the audience on a compassionate journey of dance, theater and song.
This event is not suitable for children.
About the Ticket Supplier: Highways Performance SpaceHighways Performance Space is Southern California's boldest center for new performance. Founded in 1989, Highways continues to be an important alternative cultural center in Los Angeles that encourages fierce new artists from diverse communities to develop and present innovative works.
Highways promotes the development of contemporary socially involved artists and art forms. Our mission is implemented through four programs (the performance space, workshop/university program and two galleries). Annually, Highways co-presents approximately 250 performances by solo dramatic artists, small theater groups, dance companies and spoken word artists; curates and exhibits approximately 12 contemporary visual art exhibits per year with work that explores the boundaries between performing and visual art forms; commissions and premieres new work by outstanding performing artists; organize special events, curate festival, offer residency and educational programs that engage community members in the arts while providing access to professionally-directed instruction.