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NOW Fest at REDCAT is Back, Opens Tomorrow

Killsonic photo by Christopher Donez
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The seventh annual New Original Works Festival opens Thursday at REDCAT, our city’s center for cutting edge and experimental performing arts. Housed below the statuesque Disney Hall, the festival runs for three weekends and showcases the work of eight adventurous local artists in music, theater, dance and multimedia, with mixtures of all the arts abounding.

The three distinct programs include works by Maureen Huskey and Killsonic in week one, Christine Marie & Ensemble, Rae Shao-Lan Blum & Tashi Wada and Raphael Xavier during week two and, for the final week, artists Alexandro Segade, Hana van der Kolk and Miwa Matreyek share the stage. Festival Director and REDCAT Associate Director George Lugg says that "the eight new projects . . . are fueled by the creative force of more than 83 artists and performers [who] reinvent theatrical forms, assimilate new technologies and pose essential questions about how we live the political and social realities of now."