Villa Theater Lab: The Oedipus/Antigone Project
Auditorium, Getty Villa
Choreographer Lionel Popkin’s new evening-length choreo-play, The Oedipus/Antigone Project, is inspired by the gap between two of Sophocles’ best known plays, Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. The multi-media performance follows two outcasts, Oedipus and Antigone, traveling between lands and between plays, invoking topographical maps, a personal exploration of immigrant histories, and a flexible and at times farcical narrative, to question contemporary notions of displacement, exile and homeland.
When & Where
Villa Auditorium, Getty Villa
Four Larks returns with a brand new site specific performance work, unfurling across the grounds of the Getty Villa. Created as a companion piece to the new exhibition Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife, Four Larks' katabasis will guide audiences into the realm of the dead, and trace the trail of the heroes who transgress its borders. This Ovation Award-winning art collective, under the direction of creator/composer Mat Diafos Sweeney and creative producer Sebastian Peters-Lazaro, combines music, choreography, and visual theatre to create "a sensual, intellectual, and vastly entertaining feast!" (Bill Raden, LA Weekly). Part immersive concert, part ritual theatre, Four Larks' distinctive future-folk score and otherworldly immersive design will seduce you into the depths of the mythic imagination. This special event will be staged outside for an intimate audience.
This program complements the Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife exhibition.