April 10-12, 2008 at 8:30 pmApril 13, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Compagnie Julie Dossavi: P.I. (Pays) or Présentations intimes

Infusing contemporary African dance forms with jolts of high fashion and street culture, the mesmerizing French artist Julie Dossavi presents a collection of solos and duets accompanied by live African percussion, voice and electronics. The Benin-born dancer and choreographer draws on sources from electronic dance music and club culture to gymnastics and tribal ritual to shape distinctive works that are modern, ethnic, expressive and abstract—and always alive with a distillation of human experience. Dossavi has collaborated with influential choreographers Philippe Decouflé and Joseph Nadj while also crossing over into the worlds of video and fashion through projects with Jean-Paul Gaultier, Nina Ricci and Angelique Kidjo. This project is made possible by Cultures France, a division of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. Location: RedCat
631 W. 2nd St. – Los Angeles, CA 90012
Info: www.calarts.edu/events/redcat



  April 9-11, 2008 at 8:00 pmApril 12, 2008 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Aurelia's Oratorio

Welcome to a ravishing world of adventure in which dreams come to life and the miraculous unfolds before your very eyes. A brilliant display of physical theater, acrobatics and dazzling stage invention, Aurélia’s Oratorio is inspired by the magic of the music hall, variety show and circus to create an intoxicating concoction of illusion and fantasy. Sister of visionary ringmaster James Thierrée, who last dazzled UCLA Live audiences with his spellbinding Junebug Symphony, the elegant and waif-like French artist Aurélia Thierrée evokes a world of nostalgia and child-like wonder in this astonishing production created for her by her mother Victoria Thierrée Chaplin, a pioneering member of “new circus” troupes Cirque Invisible and Cirque Imaginaire.Location : UCLA Freud PlayhouseUCLA Campus – Los Angeles, CA 90024Info : www.uclalive.org