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Performance – Paris-LA

In our season of anticipation and joy at the return of live theater, Dominique Morisseau’s PARADISE BLUE meets and exceeds audience expectations. Set at the end of the 1940s at the Paradise—a Detroit nightclub run by the temperamental trumpet player

On the closing weekend of the Los Angeles Performance Practice Live Arts Exchange Festival, Dorian Wood will present 20/21, “a multichannel elegiacal sound performance interwoven with stories and remembrances of those we have lost during the past two years.”

The blues—the seminal American art form and musical forebear of so much that followed—would appear to be the most direct of lyrical projects. But according to Richard Wright, as an instrument of affect, “the blues possess unconscious elements of surrealism”—and

This weekend, Thibault Lac and Tobias Koch bring their performance piece FOOL’S GOLD—created with Stephen Thompson—to Birsfelden, just outside Basel.

This is one of those projects where I really had to practice bravery and trust my instinct. — Jobel Medina. Queer, knowingly melodramatic, and propulsive, Medina’s new work DAVID, MY GOLIATH—danced by Medina and Joey Navarrette—is one of three featured acts

Participant Inc and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art presents DOOMSCROLLING—MICHELLE HANDELMAN X SHANNON FUNCHESS , a video premiere including excerpts from Hustlers & Empires; Irma Vep, the Last Breath, and Dorian, a Cinematic Perfume.  The readings and performances will feature

Wayne McGregor presents live performances of his NO ONE IS AN ISLAND during Frieze London. A collaboration between the choreographer and Random International, the event is a co-production of Superblue and BMW i. Company Wayne McGregor dancers Rebecca Bassett-Graham and

LIQUID A PLACE—Torkwase Dyson’s new sculpture and sound piece show—is on view in London through November 6. On Monday, a group of writers, poets, dancers and musicians—Harry Alexander, Maëva Berthelot, Dionne Brand, Dr. Leronn Brooks, Joseph Funnell, GAIKA, Tyehimba Jess, Rowdy

On Sunday, Okwui Okpokwasili will participate in two of the opening weekend programs for the group exhibition WITCH HUNT at the Hammer Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Utilizing the Hammer’s courtyard and outdoor spaces, the artist will

The annual New Original Works Festival is back—on stage and in person—at REDCAT. Week One features presentations of Marissa Brown’s new movement work The ocean is six miles deep, Melissa Cisneros’ duet Togetherness—developed with dancer Eric Geiger and designer Harry Foster—and