Professor Hansen Premieres “Pastoral” in Los Angeles

Posted on February 3, 2020

Two people running a projection with a mountain scene

“Pastoral” is a work by choreographer Victoria Marks and Professor Isla Hansen and includes music by Daniel Corral, lighting by Arsenio Apillanes, and performances by Dezaré Foster, DaEun Jung, Aaron Mason, Alexx Shilling, Willy Souly, and Tom Tsai. The work is a choreographic, visual, and sonic inquiry into “Americana,” and the ways in which 21st century perspectives on land use unsettle portrayals of valor and righteousness associated with manifest destiny and the allure of unlimited resources that came with an earlier time.

“Pastoral” premieres at Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles with showtimes on February 7 and 8 at 8:00 p.m. and February 9 at 2:00 p.m.