Wordless!: Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston on the Evolution of Graphic Novels
In his Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Maus—a moving father-son memoir about the Holocaust drawn with cats and mice—Art Spiegelman changed the definition of comics forever. In Wordless!, a stimulating hybrid performance featuring images, talk and music, he probes further into the nature and possibilities of his medium. Spiegelman collaborates with acclaimed jazz composer Phillip Johnston, who will be performing live with his sextet. Johnstonís music accompanies the cartoonistís personal tour of the first legitimate “graphic novels” by early-20th-century masters like Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward and Milt Gross. Join us for this fascinating presentation as Spiegelman explores “the battle between words and pictures” and smashes the hyphen between High and Low Art. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 14, at 7 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium. For more info, click here.
Around the World with Visions and Voices:
Los Angeles Philharmonic artistic director and conductor Gustavo Dudamel will present a high-voltage program featuring Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and David Lang’s Man Made. Guest artists So Percussion will inspire you to rethink the possibilities of percussive music with their unconventional instruments and mesmerizing theatricality.
10/02/2014: 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Inspired by the known healing power of humor, medical clowns bring magic, music and more to hospitals and medical centers. Professor Atay Citron, founder and director of the medical-clowning program at the University of Haifa, Israel, will offer an overview of medical clowning around the world.
10/06/2014: 7:00pm - 11:59pm
Inspired by the known healing power of humor, medical clowns bring magic, music and more to hospitals and medical centers. The funny, touching documentary Doutores d’Alegria follows the day-to-day work of the extraordinary Brazilian medical-clowning organization Doctors of Joy.
10/07/2014: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
A dynamic discussion will highlight the visions of activists and leaders concerned with the disparities and injustices that structure life in South L.A. Panelists include journalist Erin Aubry Kaplan; Francisco Ortega of the L.A. Human Relations Commission; Community Coalition’s Alberto Retana; and media maker Sahra Sulaiman.
10/09/2014: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Independent, rebellious and extreme, the late Dennis Hopper is beloved for his work as an actor and director in cult films. As part of a multi-event tribute to Hopper, we will screen Apocalypse Now (1979)—the heavily Academy Award–nominated film that polarized audiences and depicted the Vietnam war as a descent into primal madness.
10/10/2014: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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