Cross-Genre Craziness Returns to LAX (No, Not the Airport)

In its second go-around, the Live Arts Exchange festival features a female-heavy lineup of theater, dance, film, animation, and punk opera

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Why shouldn’t a theater troupe collaborate with a moviemaker? Why wouldn’t a dancer put on a gallery show? It’s hardly novel to break format in today’s high/low, pomo art scene, but Live Arts Exchange aims to give a handful of creative cross-pollinators a platform to show off their experiments.

Launched last year, the fringey homegrown series just announced the lineup for its second go-around. For 12 days in September, LAX (not to be confused with the airport or LAXART gallery) will set up a cross-genre hangout space at the Bootleg Theater in Silver Lake. That means theater, dance, film, video, animation, a punk opera, and more.

Co-organized by Los Angeles Performance Practice, this year’s festival will feature Zoe Aja Moore’s “theatrical encounter” with the movies of German auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a video/performance by Phil Solanoff that catalogues William Shatner’s words from the original Star Trek series, and a song, storytelling, and visual stage picture collaboration between Portland musician Holcombe Waller and an L.A.-based design team. Choreographer Meg Wolfe will debut a new work-in-progress while Jennie MaryTai Liu will present a piece in the Bootleg’s downstairs dressing room.

Live Arts Exchange runs September 10 – 21 at the Bootleg Theater. Tix: $15-20.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 10
8:00 PM // Surfacing / Holcombe Waller

THURSDAY, SEPT 11
8:00 PM // LAX Arrival / a launch party curated by Nicole Disson, co-produced with The Series

FRIDAY, SEPT 12
8:00 PM // Surfacing / Holcombe Waller

SATURDAY, SEPT 13
2:30 PM // New Faithful Disco / Meg Wolfe, co-presented by Show Box L.A.
4:00PM // Actress Fury / Grand Lady Dance House + Jennie MaryTai Liu, co-presented by Show Box L.A
8:00 PM // Surfacing / Holcombe Waller

SUNDAY, SEPT 14
4:00 PM // New Faithful Disco / Meg Wolfe, co-presented by Show Box L.A.
8:00PM // Actress Fury / Grand Lady Dance House + Jennie MaryTai Liu, co-presented by Show Box L.A

MONDAY, SEPT 15
8:00 PM // New Faithful Disco / Meg Wolfe, co-presented by Show Box L.A. co-presented by Show Box L.A

TUESDAY, SEPT 16
8:00PM // Actress Fury / Grand Lady Dance House + Jennie MaryTai Liu, co-presented by Show Box L.A

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 17
8:00 PM // An Evening with William Shatner Asterisk / Phil Solanoff

THURSDAY, SEPT 18
8:00 PM // Dedicated to a True Lover (and therefore probably nobody) / Zoe Aja Moore

FRIDAY, SEPT 19
8:00 PM // An Evening with William Shatner Asterisk / Phil Solanoff

SATURDAY, SEPT 20
4:00 PM // An Evening with William Shatner Asterisk / Phil Solanoff
8:00 PM // Dedicated to a True Lover (and therefore probably nobody) / Zoe Aja Moore
9:00 PM // LAX Closing Party

SUNDAY, SEPT 21
4:00 PM // Dedicated to a True Lover (and therefore probably nobody) / Zoe Aja Moore
7:00 PM // An Evening with William Shatner Asterisk / Phil Solanoff

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