The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) has announced its 2022 spring season lineup of performances, screenings, and exhibitions. The list of events include the live return of Elevator Repair Service and Dahlak Brathwaite; Theater artists Kaneza Schaal, Sola Bamis, and Mark-n-Sparks; a solo performance from choreographer Faye Driscoll; musicians Elisa Harkins and Anna Luisa Petrisko, writers and critics Hilton Als and Maggie Nelson; exhibitions from Black Quantum Futurism and American Artist; and much more.

“The performances, exhibitions, screenings, and conversations in REDCAT’s new season continue to be guided by our commitment to supporting artists, and to sharing transformative work with our varied audiences,” said João Ribas, REDCAT’s Steven D. Lavine Executive Director and Vice President for Cultural Partnerships. “REDCAT has always engaged innovative voices from L.A. and beyond with a mission to nurture and further the art of our present. As we’ve begun to gather and share art and performance together again, artists are once again leading us to novel directions and insights into what performance, art, storytelling, and innovation can be.”

“Though vital to our field, experimentation is not always an equitably distributed resource. Creating opportunities for artists to experiment is crucial to our future,” said Edgar Miramontes, Deputy Executive Director and Curator. “As the artists of our new season lead us in exciting directions, REDCAT remains as resolute as ever in the commitment to the diversity, equity, access, and inclusion that experimentation and innovation requires.”

Faye Driscoll - Photo by Maria Baranova courtesy of REDCAT

Faye Driscoll – Photo by Maria Baranova courtesy of REDCAT

Doris Duke Award-winning dancer, choreographer, and director Faye Driscoll will perform Thank You For Coming: Space February. 4-6, 2022. Thank You For Coming: Space is described as a conjuring of the transformative powers of presence, and of absence. “Through an alchemy of body, object, voice, and live sound, she (Driscoll) builds a moving requiem for the human body and conjures a world that is,  like ourselves, alive and forever changeable. At the center of the work is the human body—built for action, self-contained,  and driven by its longing for the felt world. Space speaks in bewilderment. It conjures the inevitable forces of loss and grief, and asks:  How do I reproduce you, talk about you, now that you are gone?” – REDCAT press release.

Following a two year absence, REDCAT’s annual Studio series return March 27 through May 14, featuring a lineup of multidisciplinary works-in-progress created by a diverse group of Los Angeles artists.

Elisa Harkins - Photo by Mathieu Verrault, courtesy of REDCAT

Elisa Harkins – Photo by Mathieu Verrault, courtesy of REDCAT

REDCAT’s spring 2022 season will include music performances; evenings of conversations with incredible artists; an unparalleled slate of screenings of film and video works organized by CalArts faculty Bérénice Reynaud and Eduardo Thomas; the live return of CalArts’ beloved student showcases with CalArts Film/Video Showcase; CalArts Spring Dance in May; CPT Reversal, a new installation from Black Quantum Futurism; Shaper of God, an exhibition consisting of a new video and sculpture conceived for REDCAT, taking inspiration not only from Octavia E. Butler’s novels, but from her own life; and much more.

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For more information about REDCAT and to see a full list and descriptions of the Spring 2022 season, please visit the REDCAT website.

In keeping with current Los Angeles County public health requirements and Music Center policy, and for the safety and comfort of our community, all patrons and guests must provide proof of full vaccination. All patrons and guests must also wear a mask while at REDCAT except when eating or drinking.

In-person events are subject to change as COVID-19 protocols evolve.

Written and compiled by Jeff Slayton For LA Dance Chronicle from REDCAT 12/21/21 press release.

Featured image: Faye Driscoll – Photo by Maria Baranova courtesy of REDCAT