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"La Mélancolie des Dragons" by Philippe Quesne, at La Paraffe Au Théâtre in France in 2010.

REDCAT Announces a Season of International Performances

Highlights include a world premiere from the Wooster Group, a Joey Arias tribute to Billie Holiday, and Halloween offerings from John Fleck and Astrid Hadad.

LOS ANGELES: The Roy And Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) has announced its 2015—16 season, featuring theatre, dance, and multimedia performances from around the globe.

The season begins with artistic director Philippe Quesne’s La Mélancolie des Dragons (Sept. 23—25), about a band of longhaired metalheads who decide to build a heavy metal-inspired amusement park in a clearing where they are stranded. Quesne will direct.

The next theatre offering is the West Coast premiere of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s Song From the Uproar (Oct. 8—11), presented with the L.A. Opera,  a multimedia opera featuring musical performances and original film, inspired by the life of Isabelle Eberhardt.

Next, in time for Halloween, will be John Fleck’s Blacktop Highway (Oct. 22-25), a staged screenplay about taxidermy, transformation, and caged animals. And from Mexico will be a Halloween and the Day of the Dead production with Astrid Hadad (Oct. 29—Nov 1), a vocal and visual performance about American and Mexican pop culture and politics.

Following is REDCAT’S program of new works (Nov. 8—9), showcasing new forms of dance, theatre, music, and multimedia performances.

Next will be Kristina Wong’s The Wong Street Journal (Nov. 12—15), a solo performance tackling issues of global poverty, live hashtag wars, click bait, and economic theory.

Then Joey Arias will peform The Billie Holiday Centennial (Nov. 19—22), a cabaret performance commemorating the songs of Billie Holiday.

Next is Camille A. Brown and Dancers’s Black Girl: Linguistic Play (Dec. 3—5), a dance performance about identifying as a black female in urban American culture, choreographed by Brown.

Next will be the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance of CalArts Winter Dance (Dec. 18—19), featuring CalArts alumn, Diavolo, Yuanyuan Wang, and Rosanna Gamson.

Next is the world premiere of Meg Wolfe’s New Faithful Disco (Jan. 28—30, 2016), in which a trio of dancers build communal energy, propelled by nature sounds and disco rhythms.

Following is the world premiere of The Wooster Group‘s The Room (Feb. 3—14, 2016), adapted from Harold Pinter. Kate Valk, Suzzy Roche, Ari Fliakos, Philip Moore, and Scott Renderer will star, and Elizabeth LeCompte will direct.

Next from Brazil is Christiane Jatahy’s Julia (Feb. 18—21, 2016), a contemporary adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie, featuring film technique onstage.

From Chile comes TeatroCinema’s Historia De Amor (March 31—April 3, 2016), a theatre performance featuring 2D and 3D technology, inspired by a novel by  Régis Jauffret.

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