LOS ANGELES -- Described as an intimate evening at an abandoned jail, Collage Dance Theatre presents Most Wanted, a site-specific dance piece, beginning June 11.
Nine dancers, three actors, two musicians, four security guards and an opera singer will bounce through the empty jail cells and corridors of the now-vacant Lincoln Heights Jail in East Los Angeles. The show, utilizing simultaneous performances, is said to "explore the psychology of boundaries and longing, and the myths of freedom and protection outside and inside prison walls."
The director and librettist is Heidi Duckler. Composers are Claudius Bruse, Bob Fernandez and Carla Lucero. Performers include Andrew Ogilvie, Susan Kawashima, Dorcas Roman, Tobe Sexton, Ting-Chi Li, Mona Jean Cedar, Eli Nelson, Gerardo Romero, Franny McCartney, John Pleshette, Fernando, Kerry McGrath, Sufi Ertur and the Antenna Repairmen.
Collage Dance Theatre is a multi-disciplined collective of actors, dancers, community groups, visual artists, using spoken word, live and recorded music. CDT has performed in sites including a laundromat, a church, a gas station, the L.A. River and now, a prison.
Performances take place at 8 PM, through Sunday, June 14, Lincoln Heights Jail, 421 North Avenue 19, East Los Angeles. Tickets are $20 for general admission, and $15 for students and seniors. (Reservations are recommended.) Comfortable walking shoes are advised. Call (818) 784- 8669. -- By Michael Farkash
Southern California Correspondent