CALARTS TO OPEN L.A. SITE YOUNG ARTISTS TO GET NEW VENUE.Byline: Naush Boghossian Staff Writer
VALENCIA - The California Institute of the Arts California Institute of the Arts
known as CalArts
U.S. private institution of higher learning in Valencia. Created in 1961 through the merger of two other art institutes, it was the first in the U.S. , which will control a new theater and gallery at the Walt Disney Concert Hall This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims.
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This article has been tagged since September 2007. complex in downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. The sprawling, multi-centered megacity is such that its downtown core is often considered just another district like Hollywood or , will be taking the big step of opening the state-of-the-art venue this year.
The faculty at the Valencia institute envisions the $20 million Roy and Edna Disney-CalArts Theater in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. as a home for cutting-edge work in all the arts. At the 266-seat theater - separate from the 2,265-seat concert hall and with its own main entrance - audiences will get to see work by artists in the early stages of their careers and by artists seldom seen Seldom Seen was a horse that competed at the highest levels of dressage with his rider, Lendon Gray.
Designed by Getty Center Getty Center, art museum complex in Brentwood, Calif. operated by the J. Paul Getty Trust. It consists of six buildings on 124 acres (50 hectares) located on a spectacular promontory overlooking Los Angeles. architect Frank Gehry, the CalArts theater will have acoustics designed for music and a stage designed for dance. The building will have a 2,500-square-foot exhibition area and capabilities for full projection, on-site mixing, video editing and direct Internet access. There also will be a multipurpose mul·ti·pur·pose
Designed or used for several purposes: a multipurpose room; multipurpose software.
Adjective cafe where artists and audiences can mingle.
The CalArts faculty, including award-winning composer Morton Subotnik and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, will create new works for the center's inaugural season, which will feature artists from around the world.
CalArts' association with the new Disney complex continues a tradition begun more than 40 years ago, when Walt Disney helped found the institute at Valencia.
Even before the new venue opens, the arts college plans a Musical Explorations concert series from January through May, including performances - most of them at the Valencia campus - ranging from new jazz and African music and dance to new orchestral and chamber work.
School officials are also excited about plans for the theater season, especially for a premier by a major playwright whose name is not yet being released.
CalArts will also sponsor a series of film festivals and showcases on campus and at theaters throughout Los Angeles early in May. Animation and live-action film and video will be featured.