Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dancer/performer auditions for Opera Povera production (Sat 16th 3:30 pm, Sun 17th 3:30 pm)

Dancer/performer auditions for Opera Povera production

Posted by: "jsnapper" jsnapper@yahoo.com   jsnapper

Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:04 pm (PDT)

Opera Povera is seeking dancers/performers for new opera piece in LA and Chicago. Workshop premiere will feature as part of RedCat's 2012 NOW Festival in late July.

Queer and mature bodies especially welcome; also young people 8-14.
Auditions are on Sat 16th 3:30 pm and Sun 17th 3:30 pm at REDCAT

RSVP to:
Sean Griffin

REDCAT is located at 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 in the heart of downtown Los Angeles on the northeast corner of the intersection of W. 2nd and Hope Streets.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

DFFLA Announces Return of L.A. New Media Festival

New Media Festival Returns To Los Angeles

Winners of International Competition of Digital,
Experimental Video Shorts To Be Showcased During
Downtown Film Festival L.A., July 6-13


Los Angeles – June 1, 2012 – The Los Angeles New Media Festival – the largest digital shorts competition of its kind in the U.S. – returns this summer in conjunction with Downtown Film Festival L.A. (DFFLA), July 6-13.


Hosted by the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA), the L.A. New Media Festival showcases new artists from around the world who work in the digital realm. The winners will have their moving images and motion pictures screened in the LACDA gallery in downtown Los Angeles during Downtown Film Festival L.A.
Through a partnership that was forged in 2008, LACDA and DFFLA have brought the work of many independent artists on the cutting edge of digital content to the forefront of Los Angeles culture through the annual festival. This year's competition a wide variety of work in these areas:

  • non-narrative short experimental video for screening
  • looping video art for exhibit
  • interactive multimedia
  • internet art for gallery presentation
  • net.art (web art presented on websites)
  • digital stills (digital art and photography)

Filmmakers and video artists are encouraged to submit their work in consideration of exhibition at the L.A. New Media Festival, now through June 28th. More information: http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html.


LACDA also will be the official Cinema Lounge for Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles, hosting such events as workshops, receptions and presentations in its expansive gallery in the heart of downtown L.A.'s historic core district. For more information on these events visit DFFLA.com.


Press Contact


Rex Bruce: rexbruce@lacda.com


Greg Ptacek: greg@dffla.com






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2658 Griffith Park Blvd. #389
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