This video is a document of a performance at the seventh station (Hollywood/Highland Station LA) of a site adaptive work entitled Stephan Koplowitz: Red Line Time, which took place in all 14 stations on the Los Angeles Metro Red Line:
Directed and Choreographed: Stephan Koplowitz
Shot and Edited: Natalie Metzger
Rehearsal Assistant and Costume Designer: Anne C. Moore
Performers: Rachel Butler-Green, Roya Carreras, Leslie Curtis, Nick Duran, Monica Mordaunt, Kerrie Schroeder, Alexandria Yalj, Sadie Yarrington and Jacob Campbell (understudy)
Assistant Stage Manger: Bridget Murano
In cooperation with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles proudly presents Stephan Koplowitz: Red Line Time.
Conceived and created by award winning director/choreographer/media artist Stephan Koplowitz, and produced by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, Stephan Koplowitz: Red Line Time is a time/space durational site-specific performance event. It is one of the first performance works sanctioned by the LA Metro to take place inside the metro system. Commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles as part of the cultural program supporting the forthcoming conference on urbanism and modernism Re: Street The new science of streets and the form of the Future City, Stephan Koplowitz: Red Line Time spans all 14 stations of the LACMTA's Red Line, (beginning at Union Station and continuing on to North Hollywood).
Through an ensemble of eight performers, Stephan Koplowitz: Red Line Time utilizes the diverse spaces at each individual station along the LACMTA Red Line to create a durational, and long distance performance that is in synch with the Metro Red Line itself in both space and time. Following the Metro Red Line trains' schedule, Stephan Koplowitz: Red Line Time is performed both above ground at the metro entrance level, and underground at various stations' mezzanine level ticketing plazas. The entire event is designed to match the ebb and flow of the commuting public, and to take place within the strict schedule of the trains. In doing so, Stephan Koplowitz: Red Line Time transforms the Metro Red Line into a long distance performative space and invites the public to discover and re-discover a vital transportation artery of Los Angeles.
Audiences are asked to meet at the entrance of the Union Station Metro (east side), and purchase a $5.00 one day Metro TAP card, granting them access to enter and exit the LA Metro Red Line for the duration of the performance. Audience members are invited to follow the performance for as long or as short a time period as they wish as it travels through the Red Line stations.
Performances begin at Union Station East Portal, next the Metro Customer Center.
On the following dates and times:
Friday, April 5, 9am, Friday, April 5, 6pm, Saturday, April 6, 4pm