Redcat experiments in the basement

Venue's season begins Oct. 29

The performance spaces at the Disney Concert Hall won’t be used just for music. The Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater — Redcat — will host dance, drama and art displays.

Exec director Mark Murphy says, “Just as architect Frank Gehry described the Walt Disney Concert Hall as a living room for Los Angeles, I see Redcat as the basement laboratory — a versatile, comprehensively outfitted place where enterprising artists can develop fresh ideas and invent new forms.”

The theater built to serve CalArts and the artistic community of Los Angeles provides a venue for collaborative contemporary art projects that blur the boundaries of artistic expression.

The Redcat season begins Oct. 29 with events throughout the year. They include the Worldview Series hosting international artists, the Musical Explorations Series, film and animation screenings, the production of original plays through the Center for New Theater, perfs by the CalArts School of Dance, gallery exhibitions and a Community Arts Partnership with L.A. neighborhoods.

Redcat’s theater inhabits its own space within the complex and can seat 200-300 guests.

The differences are noticeable in both form and function.

“Disney Hall from within feels as though you are in a finely crafted cello; in Redcat you feel as though you are in a mechanized machine for the creation of contemporary art,” Murphy says.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety

Loading