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  • LUCINDA CHILDS, JOHN ADAMS, AND FRANK GEHRY COME TOGETHER FOR “AVAILABLE LIGHT – CREATORS IN CONVERSATION”
  • April 20, 2015
  • Post-performance discussion to take place immediately following the Available Light performance on Friday, June 5 at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Friday, June 5 at 8pm
    (performance and conversation)

    Saturday, June 6 at 8pm
    (performance only)

    Tickets On Sale Now

    The 2015 revival of Available Light was commissioned by Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center and The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association; the Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley; Festspielhaus St. Pölten; FringeArts, Philadelphia with the support of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; Kampnagel Hamburg – Center for Fine Arts; Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens; Tanz im August, Berlin, and Théâtre de la Ville - Paris and Festival d'Automne à Paris. Available Light was developed at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) and produced by Pomegranate Arts, Inc.

    Los Angeles (April 20, 2015) – In a collaboration between the LA Phil and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, “Available Light – Creators in Conversation” reunites choreographer Lucinda Childs, composer John Adams, and architect Frank Gehry, in a post-performance discussion about the evolution of Available Light, the production that opened the Temporary Contemporary (Geffen/MOCA) 31 years ago. This conversation is open to ticket holders for the Available Light performance on Friday, June 5.

    Available Light, a co-presentation of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center and the LA Phil, will be presented on the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and feature re-imagined choreography from Childs, performed to Adams’ original taped score, on a set newly designed by Gehry. 

    These performances are a part of “Next on Grand: Contemporary Americans,” a festival of music and dance embraces contemporary music by American composers, from its most established voices – Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and John Adams – to its most emergent ones – Caroline Shaw, Andrew Norman, Christopher Cerrone, and more. Complete programming details are available at LAPhil.com/NextOnGrand.

    WHAT: 
    Available Light (new production, LA Phil and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center co-presentation and co-commission)
    John Adams, music
    Lucinda Childs, choreography
    Frank Gehry, set design

    WHEN:      
    Friday, June 5, at 8pm
    Available Light – Creators in Conversation” immediately following the performance
    Saturday, June 6 at 8pm

    WHERE:     
    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

    TICKETS:   
    Tickets are available in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office, online at LAPhil.com, or via phone at 323.850.2000.

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  • contact:

    PR Office, 213.972.3034
    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org
    Lisa Bellamore, 213.972.3689, lbellamore@laphil.org

    Bonnie Goodman
    For Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center
    213.308.9539
    bgoodman@goodmancommunicationsgroup.com