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Saturday, April 11th, at 8PM

BEAR CLUB EP Release Show!

JOIN US for a night of acoustic folk music by Bear Club with special guests Luke Janela & Emily Lacy.

BEAR CLUB Molly Allis and Jenica Anderson formed Bear Club while both attending California Institute of the Arts' MFA Music program. They are an indie-folk duo based in Los Angeles, creating sonic dreamscapes that suspend the listener in a series of tender lullabies.

LUKE JANELA Luke Janela is a cellist/singer/guitarist/songwriter from California. He lays lush foundations of sound, utilizing his cello and guitar in tandem with his uniquely passionate vocals. The music is urgent and innovative, moving through genres and visuals like a big river.

EMILY LACY Emily Lacy is a folk and electronic sound artist generating works in music, film, and other media. She has performed in exhibitions at PS1 MOMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and LACMA, in addition to various DIY spaces all throughout America. She is based in Los Angeles.

Tickets: $10 (All seats are general admission)


FEBRUARY 20–22, 2015

The 2015 Getty Villa Theater Lab series

in collaboration with Automata and Los Angeles Performance Practice

Tungsten (artery)
(A Work-in-Progress Performance)
Directed by Janie Geiser
Written by Erik Ehn

Tungsten (artery) is a multidisciplinary puppet play that merges bunraku puppetry, shadows, video, sound, and text to create an elliptical rumination on our transience, our earthliness, our dust.

Tungsten(artery) centers on Cora, a contemporary Persephone, whose existential dilemma forms the center of the play. Half-asleep on a commuter train entering New York City, Cora struggles to remember where she is coming from, and where she is going. TUNGSTEN (artery) imagines Cora’s search for meaning, as she grapples with her responsibilities, her existential exhaustion, and the increasingly unfamiliar world of the upper air.

Performance times:
Friday February 20 at 8 PM
Saturday February 21 at 3 PM and 8 PM
Sunday February 22 at 2 PM


Admission: $7


MARCH 14 and 15th, 2015

Stop Motion and Cut Paper Animation Intensive
Taught by Maya Erdelyi

In this 2-session intensive workshop, participants will create their own cut-paper hinged puppets, multi-layer paper sets and gain familiarity with the principles of animation and working with cameras. Each participant will make a "short short" using a variety of techniques under the camera. Emphasis will be on the opportunity to create innovative digital films with readily available consumer equipment, such as digital still cameras and laptops. Participants will also learn the basics of video editing. The end of the final class will be a mini "film festival" to celebrate and share our work.

Workshop Fee $250 (materials included)