The Getty Villa

New commissions by some of LA's most respected theater artists, who creatively connect classical texts to contemporary narratives.

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Premiere Presentation: katabasis


Date: Thursday–Saturday, November 8–10 & November 15–17, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Villa Auditorium
Admission: Tickets: $25, available 9:00 a.m. on September 25, 2018

Four Larks (ϋμνος / Homeric Hymns) returns with a brand new site specific performance work, unfurling across the grounds of the Getty Villa. Created as a companion piece to the new exhibition Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife, Four Larks' katabasis will guide audiences into the realm of the dead, and trace the trail of the heroes who transgress its borders. This Ovation Award-winning art collective, under the direction of creator/composer Mat Diafos Sweeney and creative producer Sebastian Peters-Lazaro, combines music, choreography, and visual theatre to create "a sensual, intellectual, and vastly entertaining feast!" (Bill Raden, LA Weekly). Part immersive concert, part ritual theatre, Four Larks' distinctive future-folk score and otherworldly immersive design will seduce you into the depths of the mythic imagination. This special event will be staged outside for an intimate audience.

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How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.