Friday, March 9, 8 pm
Saturday, March 10, 8 pm
Using the U.S. government-sanctioned Japanese internment camps during WWII as a dramaturgical framework, The Spectacular Society
interweaves movement, sound, and spatialization to explore how ethnicity and identity can be negotiated and performed. This intimate 60-minute performance follows seven dancers through vignettes of calm and chaos as they explore themes of dislocation, assimilation, witnessing, silence, patriotism, community, and spectacle. Employing visceral, intricate, and highly-charged contemporary dance movement, choreographer and
MFA candidate Marissa Osato re/presents an embodied archive of the past while provoking questions about present societal repetition.
No intermission, no late seating. Tickets are $2 CalArtians/$10 general admission and can be purchased at the CalArts box office or on Eventbrite.