FUTURE CURRENTS: LOS ANGELES RIVER
Free Outdoor Festival | April 5, 2019
Underwriting for Future Currents: Los Angeles River is generously provided by Conor O’Neil
Performances, Workshops, Food Trucks, Photo Opps, and More!
Plus, enter for a chance to win a kayaking adventure for you + a friend with LA River Kayak Safari! ( $150 value)
On Friday, April 5th, 2019, The Soraya presents an all-day festival featuring dance, music, and art inspired by the Los Angeles River. The culmination of an unprecedented 6-month collaboration between CSUN students from various disciplines, The Soraya, Associated Students, and local and national eco-artists; Future Currents: Los Angeles River serves to shine a light on an ecological issue core to the future of Los Angeles.
The festival will feature a sculptural installation by Los Angeles sculptor and founder of LA River Kayak Safari, Steve Appleton. Appleton’s sculpture, Alluvial Wave, is a large scale sculptural installation that models the physical, environmental, and social forces of the Los Angeles River, while creating a dynamic space for a collaboration with Artichoke Dance Company. The sculpture is made out materials from the river: native and invasive plants, up-cycled bottle plastic, tumbled rocks and swaths of colorful fabric caught in trees during rainstorms.
Ali Tolga Demirtas, Piano and Keys
Yara Bahonar, Violin
Bahman Mirzazadeh, Guitar, Oud, and Tar
Itay Benda Ben David, Drums
Kfir Melamed, Bass Guitar
|Jesse Perez||Our Own Demise||Under the Elevated Walkway|
|Matisse Swanson||Onions||On the Elevated Walkway|
|Earl Lopez||No There; Before and After||Alcove and Courtyard Trees|
|Cindy Padilla||La Sembradora||Courtyard|
|Alexis Ramirez||Stripped||Tree Grove|
|Alexis Harrington||Heart Cry||Reflecting Pool|
|Jessica Espinoza||Devil's Path||Lawn (In front of the Reflecting Pool)|
Play your instruments in an Arundo Jam Session at 12PM and 1:30PM