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NOW Festival Makes its 6th Return to Downtown

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The 6th Annual New Original Works Festival opens this week and runs for three weekends at REDCAT, the theater at the basement of Disney Hall downtown. Programming an assortment of dance, theater, and music events to share a single performance, the festival’s history has been adventurous and the LA Weekly calls it "one of the city's more eclectic and vital performance festivals." The mission of the festival isn’t to get traditional and conventional work onto the LA stage, but to offer an opportunity for local artists to experiment and take some risks, using all the finery of this state of the art facility.Previous seasons have made space for choreographers, composers, new media explorers and directors to create work that has traveled from its presentation on 2nd and Grand Streets to locations across the country and across the globe. This year's selections bode exciting new ways to think about theater, music, dance, media and any combination of those arts and more!