WHAT TO WEAR
Music by Michael Gordon
September 19-October 1, 2006
Center for New Performance at CalArts, in conjunction with the New Century Players
The raucous, bitingly funny post-rock opera from avant-garde theater icon Richard Foreman and celebrated composer Michael Gordon marks the Los Angeles debut of the Center for New Performance. A pageant of seductiveness gone wron -- as everyone on stage turns less and less beautiful, something more ecstatic that beauty slowly reveals its awesome 21st-century face. Foreman’s brilliantly staged action is set to a powerful score by Gordon, a cofounder of the Bang on a Can Festival, who has been widely lauded for bringing the unruly vitality of popular forms to contemporary art music.
Developed at CalArts with generous support from the Audrey Skirball Kenis/REDCAT Music-Theater Program, funded by The Skirball Foundation.