Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL) photo by Nick Merrick

Located in the Contemporary Arts Center, the Experimental Media Performance Lab which is referred to as the xMPL, is a state-of-the-art 4,000-sq.-ft. performance space has been built in the “black box” theatre genre.  The space boasts a projection room, live media performance space and versatile, reconfigurable seating to afford the audience a close-up, intimate experience.  In the model of the RedCat Theater adjacent to Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the space has the latest technological capabilities to facilitate live and streamed performances, at least some of which will be transmitted via the Internet into other spaces across the country or the world. The intent here is to provide a space that supports the presentation of work that combines elements of all of the art forms, with enhanced support for video, spatial acoustic experimentation and interactivity.

 

Directions to the Experimental Media Performance Lab

Rhizomatic Reflections

 

April and May 2018

TBD

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

New Work by Graduate Students in Art, Dance, Drama and Music.

Free admission; reservations required

For reservations and more information, visit http://21c.arts.uci.edu/emergence

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April 1 (All day)
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The Lear Project

Directed by Philip Thompson

 

March 2018

TBD

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

 

Free admission; reservations required

For reservations and more information, visit http://21c.arts.uci.edu/emergence

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March 1 (All day)
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Alternate Reality

Created by Chad Michael Hall and John Toenjes

 

February 2018

8:00 pm

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

 

Free admission; reservations required

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February 1 (All day)
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She

Directed by Annie Loui

 

January 2018

TBD

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

 

Free admission; reservations required

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January 1 (All day)
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The Art of Performance in Irvine Presents

Rachel Rosenthal Company’s TOHUBOHU! Extreme Theatre Ensemble

Curated by Ulysses Jenkins and Deborah Oliver

Kate Noonan, Artistic Director

 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

12:00 p.m. Workshop

7:00 p.m. Performance*

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

The legendary “Grand Dame of Performance Art” Rachel Rosenthal will be celebrated in an evening of live performance by her Company: TOHUBOHU! Extreme Theatre Ensemble. This ensemble articulates Rosenthal’s approach to interdisciplinary work through total free improvisation. The evening also includes a video compilation of excerpts from Rosenthal performing her award-winning solo performances and an introduction by Jacki Apple discussing her impact on performance in the 21st century.

There will be a public workshop with the Company Director, Kate Noonan on November 2 at 12 noon. (Location TBD)

Free admission

*Please join us for a post-performance discussion with the Company and writer Jacki Apple.

 

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November 2 - 12:00 pm, November 2 - 7:00 pm
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La Tempesta

Co-Directed by Lisa Naugle, Riccardo Santoboni and John Crawford

 

Friday, October 27, 2017

8:00 pm

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

 

Free admission; reservations required

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October 27 - 8:00 pm
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