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The City of Culver City will present Speak Easy, an evening of spoken word and live electronic music featuring performance art icon Rachel Rosenthal and performer/composer Amy Knoles, this Wednesday, November 9, at 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Culver Events Center, located at 11948 West Washington Boulevard.
The event is free, but you must call the Cultural Affairs Hotline at (310) 253-5716 to reserve seats.
Rosenthal will read her 1979 performance piece My Brazil on the occasion of her 85th birthday. Her performance technique integrates text, movement, voice, choreography, improvisation, inventive costuming, dramatic lighting and wildly imaginative sets. In the last 25 years, she has presented more than 40 full-scale pieces nationally and internationally. She created the experimental Instant Theatre, performing in and guiding it for ten years. She was a leading figure in the L.A. Women's Art Movement in the 1970s, co-founding WomanSpace, among other projects.
Amy Knoles' solo works draw on medieval polyphony, modern urban rhythms, atonal deconstructions and classic melodies. She has worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, Pierre Boulez, Rachel Rosenthal, the Los Angeles Master Chorale and many others.
The Speak Easy program is presented in association with PEN Center USA and is sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment. This autumn's Speak Easy is a part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, initiated by the Getty.