Performances and Films

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  • Saturdays Off the 405: Kan Wakan

    Saturday September 13, 2014
    6 pm - 9 pm
    Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

    The Los Angeles-based group Kan Wakan arrive with a striking breadth of vision that immediately places them among modern pop's most beguiling and inventive new artists. For this concert they add strings to complement their startlingly original and utterly contemporary amalgam of psychedelic soul, electronica, and orchestral pop.

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  • Yvonne Rainer: Two Works

    Friday October 3, 2014
    7:30 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    Renowned choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer presents her newly commissioned work-in-progress, The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move? and Assisted Living: Do You Have Any Money? (2013), two performances that touch on themes of aging, death, play, and the current socioeconomic situation in America. Complements the exhibition Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Film. Tickets $20; $15 students and seniors.

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  • Yvonne Rainer: Two Works

    Saturday October 4, 2014
    7:30 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    Renowned choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer presents her newly commissioned work-in-progress, The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move? and Assisted Living: Do You Have Any Money? (2013), two performances that touch on themes of aging, death, play, and the current socioeconomic situation in America. Complements the exhibition Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Film. Tickets $20; $15 students and seniors.

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  • Film Series: Tokyo Stories

    Saturday October 18, 2014
    4 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    Each of the three films in this series—Tokyo Sonata, Adrift in Tokyo, and Lost in Translation—cast Tokyo as a leading player in their own distinct way. Shot on city streets and in neighborhoods that have a certain universal look to them, these films ultimately could not have taken place anywhere else. Together, they form a modern paean to this captivating city. Free; reservations required.

    Saturday October 18, 4:00 p.m.: Tokyo Sonata (Japan, 2008, Blu-ray)

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  • Film Series: Tokyo Stories

    Saturday October 18, 2014
    7 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    Each of the three films in this series—Tokyo Sonata, Adrift in Tokyo, and Lost in Translation—cast Tokyo as a leading player in their own distinct way. Shot on city streets and in neighborhoods that have a certain universal look to them, these films ultimately could not have taken place anywhere else. Together, they form a modern paean to this captivating city. Free; reservations required.

    Saturday, October 18,7:00 p.m.: Adrift in Tokyo (Japan, 2007, Blu-ray)

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  • Film Series: Tokyo Stories

    Sunday October 19, 2014
    1 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    Each of the three films in this series—Tokyo Sonata, Adrift in Tokyo, and Lost in Translation—cast Tokyo as a leading player in their own distinct way. Shot on city streets and in neighborhoods that have a certain universal look to them, these films ultimately could not have taken place anywhere else. Together, they form a modern paean to this captivating city. Free; reservations required.

    Sunday, October 19, 1:00 p.m.: Lost in Translation (USA, 2003, Blu-ray)

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  • Gordon Getty Concert: Pomerium: Music for Rubens's Tapestries

    Saturday November 22, 2014
    7 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    Hailed by the New York Times as "one of the finest early-music ensembles in the country," a cappella ensemble Pomerium presents a special program inspired by Rubens's tapestries. Listeners will be transported to 17th-century Madrid and immersed in the soundscape of Mass at the Convento chapel, the original home to Rubens's masterpieces. Complements the exhibition Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist. Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors.

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  • Persians by Aeschylus

    Thursdays September 4 - September 25, 2014
    8 pm
    The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
    Directed by Anne Bogart
    Created and Performed by SITI Company
    Translated by Aaron Poochigian
    New York-based SITI Company, one of America's leading theater ensembles, presents the emotional story of war, victory, and loss experienced by an imagined Persian court. In this sole surviving Greek tragedy about a historical event—the battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.—Aeschylus glorifies the Athenian victors but also humanizes the defeated Persians, emphasizing the universal impact of war on family and community. Tickets $40; $36 students/seniors.

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  • Persians by Aeschylus

    Fridays September 5 - September 26, 2014
    8 pm
    The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
    Directed by Anne Bogart
    Created and Performed by SITI Company
    Translated by Aaron Poochigian
    New York-based SITI Company, one of America's leading theater ensembles, presents the emotional story of war, victory, and loss experienced by an imagined Persian court. In this sole surviving Greek tragedy about a historical event—the battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.—Aeschylus glorifies the Athenian victors but also humanizes the defeated Persians, emphasizing the universal impact of war on family and community. Tickets $42.

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  • Persians by Aeschylus

    Saturdays September 6 - September 27, 2014
    8 pm
    The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
    Directed by Anne Bogart
    Created and Performed by SITI Company
    Translated by Aaron Poochigian
    New York-based SITI Company, one of America's leading theater ensembles, presents the emotional story of war, victory, and loss experienced by an imagined Persian court. In this sole surviving Greek tragedy about a historical event—the battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.—Aeschylus glorifies the Athenian victors but also humanizes the defeated Persians, emphasizing the universal impact of war on family and community. Tickets $45.

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  • Cinema under the Stars at the Getty Villa: Orpheus

    Friday October 10, 2014
    7:30 pm
    The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
    Spend an enchanting evening at the Villa's Outdoor Classical Theater with two iconic films based on the Orpheus myth. Jean Cocteau's 1950 update represents the legendary director at the height of his powers, with peerless visual poetry and dreamlike storytelling. Marcel Camus's award-winning Black Orpheus (1959) brings the ancient Greek myth to the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Tickets $7.

    Friday, October 10, 7:30 p.m.: Orpheus (France, 1950, 95 minutes)
    Saturday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.: Black Orpheus (Brazil, 1959, 107 minutes)

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  • Cinema under the Stars at the Getty Villa: Black Orpheus

    Saturday October 11, 2014
    7:30 pm
    The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
    Spend an enchanting evening at the Villa's Outdoor Classical Theater with two iconic films based on the Orpheus myth. Jean Cocteau's 1950 update represents the legendary director at the height of his powers, with peerless visual poetry and dreamlike storytelling. Marcel Camus's award-winning Black Orpheus (1959) brings the ancient Greek myth to the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Tickets $7.

    Friday, October 10, 7:30 p.m.: Orpheus (France, 1950, 95 minutes)
    Saturday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.: Black Orpheus (Brazil, 1959, 107 minutes)

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  • Villa Theater Lab: All Our Tragic

    Weekends November 8 - November 9, 2014
    11 am - 5 pm
    Auditorium, Getty Villa
    All Our Tragic, by Chicago's award-winning company The Hypocrites, is a unique 12-hour theatrical adaptation that combines the 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative. Performed over two six-hour installments, All Our Tragic creates a modern festival of Dionysus. Adapted and directed by Sean Graney. Tickets $25 per day; $45 for both days.

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    Tickets on sale beginning September 23.

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