In News, Performances, Urban Culture Project

In collaboration with Grand Arts, CSF’s Urban Culture Project presents My Barbarian’s Broke People’s Baroque Peoples’ Theater at la Esquina, 1000 West 25 Street, on November 14, 8pm. My Barbarian is a collaborative of LA based performers who bring theater, art, music and video together to make site-responsive works that often include collaboration with local artists. Such projects have been presented in New York City, Trento, Italy, Cairo, Egypt and Vilnius, Lithuania, resulting in works that take a celebratory and critical look at cultural difference, identity and the fine art/entertainment divide.

For Broke People’s Baroque Peoples’ Theater at la Esquina, My Barbarian is collaborating with selected local performers, who will complete a Master Class during the week leading up to the performance. The subject of the project is survival through economic hardship. The free public performance on November 14 will take the form of a variety show and pageant, including original material by My Barbarian as well as songs, dances, sketches, speeches and scenes work-shopped over the course of the week.

This project is a component of “Ecstatic Resistance” a group show curated by Emily Roysdon (New York and Stockholm) on view at Grand Arts November 13-January 16, which includes works by  Sharon Hayes (New York), Jeanine Oleson (New York),  A.L. Steiner (New York), Matthew Lutz-Kinoy (Amsterdam), Dean Spade (Seattle), Craig Willse (New York), Ian White (London), Yael Bartana (Tel Aviv and Amsterdam), Ulrike Ottinger (Berlin) and Adrian Piper (Berlin). The exhibition at Grand Arts, 1819 Grand, opens Friday, November 13, 6-9pm, with additional events and symposium November 14, 1-4pm. Read full press release.

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