Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Eastside Weekend: La Llorona in Boyle Heights; Mother of Inventions in Silver Lake; dance in Glassell Park



Don’t say another word. You’re going to ruin the moment. In fact try not to think. Reorganize your thoughts for a second and make room for other theories to occupy that space. Allow the flow of everything in your world to bunch up for a second, because when everything does resume there will be a beautiful merging. Photographer Forest Ann rubs the boundaries of self and environment with her double exposure images, where the elements of reality and beyond coexist in one thought. Saturday at O&M Leather.

All throughout the day people pass each other on the busy street, and in their shuffle is a hint of dance. Choreographers Andrea Gise and Rebecca Lemme are introducing L.A. to their performance Influential Body, which looks to be a blend of multimedia, dance and music. The dancers will be accompanied by Andreas Levisianos and River Song Quintent, and the whole affair promises to be a bridge from the everyday movements on the street to something a bit more transcendental. Friday and Saturday performances at Live Arts Los Angeles.
It’s as though that nagging feeling of Déjà vu were following around the protagonist of the story. Constantly reminding the main character in the story that, yes, you’ve been here before, but there’s nothing you can do about it. And all the same motions will be repeated but in a way where all the experience can be accumulated. Artist Ivy Ney’s show, Mother of Inventions, looks to explore some familiar and some not so familiar works in mixed media. Saturday, April 4 at Neutra Institute.
La Llorona is the catalyst in this story that explores the trials and tribulations of Latina women. Sparkles and the Black Weeping Woman is a play of mysticism, expanding beyond the boundaries of the imagination and telling a story that may seem familiar as most folk tales but is actually one that explores the expectations of women in society. Written and directed by Alicia Madrid, and starring Miriam Arredondo. Opening Friday, April 3.
The world can be a scary place. Luckily there are engineers and technicians that make sure airplanes, boats, rockets and other scary things stay safe. Those interested in a career that involves testing conditions for items to work, like planes, boats, or rockets, have the opportunity to do so thanks to the accelerated engineering course being held at the Arroyo Seco Library, with the American Aerospace Technical Academy. Friday, April 3. 

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Nathan Solis is a Highland Park resident who writes about and photographs the L.A. music scene. You can find more of Solis’ stories, reviews and photos at Avenue Meander.

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