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Ground Control @ REDCAT brings Ralph Lemon to LA

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Bringing homemade spacecraft, live dancers and film together with an exploration of a Mississippi Delta sharecropper’s life, Ralph Lemon/Cross Performance takes up residence at REDCAT this week. As part of a nation-wide tour, the company will present How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere? for five evening performances in our local citadel of theatrical surprise. Having already received great critical and popular acclaim for the Herb Alpert award-winning artist’s first major work in six years, the six-member company digs into what the choreographer calls “the special, ordinary, and inspiring human commonality of how one lives a life.” Juxtaposing images and memories of creative collaborator/former centenarian farmer Walter Carter and his family with fearless dancing and sophisticated video imagery, the multimedia multi-year project also includes metaphoric references to Andrei Tarkovsky's landmark 1972 sci-fi film Solaris.