Live Arts Exchange/LAX Festival 6 - Edgar Arceneaux's UNTIL UNTIL UNTIL
Wed. October 17, 2018
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)
Los Angeles, CA
Renowned visual artist Edgar Arceneaux’s first live work, Until, Until, Until… investigates the infamous 1981 performance of Broadway legend Ben Vereen, which was televised nationally as part of Ronald Reagan’s inaugural celebration. Intended as an homage to vaudevillian Bert Williams—America’s first mainstream Black entertainer—the final five minutes of the performance were censored for the television audience, omitting Vereen’s biting commentary on the history of segregation and racist stereotypes. Until, Until, Until… is based on the footage that never aired that night.
Until, Until, Until… questions the truth of past narratives and creates an opportunity to reconsider our collective understanding of historic events, while illuminating the present.
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The annual LAX Festival serves as a highly visible platform that supports hundreds of local artists annually, and reaches thousands of audience members in the greater Los Angeles area. With performances and events that are geographically focused in and around Downtown L.A., the Festival program hosts ten days of contemporary performances by Los Angeles-based artists, presented in dialogue with works by guest artists from outside our city’s limits.
Beginning with last year’s 5th anniversary edition, we focus each Festival on an exchange platform with a specific city, engaging artists, curators and organizations in performance presentations, dialogues and artist-to-artist interactions that are designed to cultivate mutual inquiry and long-term network development.
Our 2018 LAX Festival is built on an exchange with artists, curators, and organizations in Philadelphia.
“Experimental theater so unprecedented and boundary-breaking that it feels like messages from the distant future.”
—LA Weekly (BEST OF LA 2016)
“LAX corrals the city’s most creative and visionary artists . . . to shape a uniquely West Coast scene.”
—Los Angeles Magazine
Produced by Los Angeles Performance Practice, this year’s festival is made in collaboration with our partnering venues:
Bootleg Theater & Factory
Think Tank Gallery
Los Angeles Theatre Center
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057