Performances and Films

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  • Saturday Nights at the Getty: Body/Head

    Saturday January 31, 2015
    7:30 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    Body/Head is an electric guitar duo comprised of musician, artist, and boundless creative force Kim Gordon, best known as a member of the legendary alternative rock band Sonic Youth, and noise guitarist Bill Nace. Body/Head's unique form of improvisational performance reflects Gordon and Nace's gravitation toward an array of artistic material, from Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd and experimental folk musician Catherine Ribeiro, to the films of Catherine Breillat.

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  • Dance of the Maize God

    Sunday February 1, 2015
    2 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    Over the past 50 years, thousands of Maya vases, most looted from tombs, have flooded into public and private collections. Dance of the Maize God (2014, 96 min.) enters the world of vases to explore ancient Maya life as well as the tangled issues involved in the collection and study of looted art. This film screening and panel discussion are related to the Getty Research Institute 2014/2015 research theme, Object—Value—Canon, and are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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  • Sounds of L.A.: Yuri Yunakov and the Yunakov Ensemble

    Saturday February 7, 2015
    7 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    The hallmark of Bulgarian wedding music is virtuosic technique, dynamic key changes, and eclectic musical influences. Turkish-Bulgarian Roma saxophonist, Yuri Yunakov, is one of the genre's pioneers, a NEA National Heritage Fellow, and a tireless champion of this music and the extraordinary culture from which it comes. Simply put, Yunakov's concerts are an untethered celebration of what makes life worth living. Complements the exhibition Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful.

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  • Sounds of L.A.: Yuri Yunakov and the Yunakov Ensemble

    Sunday February 8, 2015
    3:30 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    The hallmark of Bulgarian wedding music is virtuosic technique, dynamic key changes, and eclectic musical influences. Turkish-Bulgarian Roma saxophonist, Yuri Yunakov, is one of the genre's pioneers, a NEA National Heritage Fellow, and a tireless champion of this music and the extraordinary culture from which it comes. Simply put, Yunakov's concerts are an untethered celebration of what makes life worth living. Complements the exhibition Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful.

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  • Sounds of L.A.: Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca

    Saturday March 14, 2015
    7 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    L.A.'s very own ambassadors of Angolan soul, Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca, return to the Getty Center with their signature mix of African soukous and Cuban rumba. Their latest project, La Rumba Soy Yo, has been called "a street party you have to dance your way through, [filled with] bright horns, fantastic bass lines, amazing percussion, and melodies that linger for days." These local favorites are the perfect end to this season of Sounds of L.A.

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  • Sounds of L.A.: Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca

    Sunday March 15, 2015
    3:30 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    L.A.'s very own ambassadors of Angolan soul, Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca, return to the Getty Center with their signature mix of African soukous and Cuban rumba. Their latest project, La Rumba Soy Yo, has been called "a street party you have to dance your way through, [filled with] bright horns, fantastic bass lines, amazing percussion, and melodies that linger for days." These local favorites are the perfect end to this season of Sounds of L.A.

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  • Selected Shorts: Tales after Dark

    Saturday March 21, 2015
    3 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    The popular public radio series and podcast returns for a weekend of live performances, offering a varied selection of romantic, mysterious, fantastical, gritty, magical, and compelling tales featuring mismatched lovers, moon exploration, family shenanigans, and time travel. Robert Sean Leonard hosts the series and leads an all-star cast. Tickets $20.

    Tickets on sale beginning February 2.

  • Selected Shorts: Tales after Dark

    Saturday March 21, 2015
    7 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    The popular public radio series and podcast returns for a weekend of live performances, offering a varied selection of romantic, mysterious, fantastical, gritty, magical, and compelling tales featuring mismatched lovers, moon exploration, family shenanigans, and time travel. Robert Sean Leonard hosts the series and leads an all-star cast. Tickets $20.

    Tickets on sale beginning February 2.

  • Selected Shorts: Tales after Dark

    Sunday March 22, 2015
    3 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    The popular public radio series and podcast returns for a weekend of live performances, offering a varied selection of romantic, mysterious, fantastical, gritty, magical, and compelling tales featuring mismatched lovers, moon exploration, family shenanigans, and time travel. Robert Sean Leonard hosts the series and leads an all-star cast. Tickets $20.

    Tickets on sale beginning February 2.

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  • Villa Theater Lab: La Olla—Plautus's Pot of Gold

    Friday March 27, 2015
    8 pm
    Auditorium, Getty Villa
    The Latino Theater Company deploys its unique style of imagery, music, and movement—inspired by the noir films of the golden age of Mexican Cinema—for this adaptation of ancient Roman playwright Plautus's comedy Pot of Gold. Crime, greed, ambition, and mistrust drive the characters into a state of confusion and misinterpreted motives, with hilarious results. Tickets $7.

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  • Villa Theater Lab: La Olla—Plautus's Pot of Gold

    Saturday March 28, 2015
    3 pm
    Auditorium, Getty Villa
    The Latino Theater Company deploys its unique style of imagery, music, and movement—inspired by the noir films of the golden age of Mexican Cinema—for this adaptation of ancient Roman playwright Plautus's comedy Pot of Gold. Crime, greed, ambition, and mistrust drive the characters into a state of confusion and misinterpreted motives, with hilarious results. Tickets $7.

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  • Villa Theater Lab: La Olla—Plautus's Pot of Gold

    Saturday March 28, 2015
    8 pm
    Auditorium, Getty Villa
    The Latino Theater Company deploys its unique style of imagery, music, and movement—inspired by the noir films of the golden age of Mexican Cinema—for this adaptation of ancient Roman playwright Plautus's comedy Pot of Gold. Crime, greed, ambition, and mistrust drive the characters into a state of confusion and misinterpreted motives, with hilarious results. Tickets $7.

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  • Villa Theater Lab: La Olla—Plautus's Pot of Gold

    Sunday March 29, 2015
    3 pm
    Auditorium, Getty Villa
    The Latino Theater Company deploys its unique style of imagery, music, and movement—inspired by the noir films of the golden age of Mexican Cinema—for this adaptation of ancient Roman playwright Plautus's comedy Pot of Gold. Crime, greed, ambition, and mistrust drive the characters into a state of confusion and misinterpreted motives, with hilarious results. Tickets $7.

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  • Master Storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden at the Getty Villa

    Friday April 10, 2015
    8 pm
    Auditorium, Getty Villa
    The myths of the ancient Greeks still have the power to charm and chill us today, remaining part of our consciousness millennia after they were first imagined. British storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden are renowned for their passionate, lucid, and accessible retellings of Greek myths. Their program illuminates the images in the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy, including Jason's hunt for the Golden Fleece. Suitable for audiences ages 12 and over. Tickets $12.

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  • Master Storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden at the Getty Villa

    Saturday April 11, 2015
    8 pm
    Auditorium, Getty Villa
    The myths of the ancient Greeks still have the power to charm and chill us today, remaining part of our consciousness millennia after they were first imagined. British storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden are renowned for their passionate, lucid, and accessible retellings of Greek myths. Their program illuminates the images in the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy, including Jason's hunt for the Golden Fleece. Suitable for audiences ages 12 and over. Tickets $12.

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  • Master Storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden at the Getty Villa

    Sunday April 12, 2015
    2 pm
    Auditorium, Getty Villa
    The myths of the ancient Greeks still have the power to charm and chill us today, remaining part of our consciousness millennia after they were first imagined. British storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden are renowned for their passionate, lucid, and accessible retellings of Greek myths. Their program illuminates the images in the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy, including Jason's hunt for the Golden Fleece. Suitable for audiences ages 12 and over. Tickets $12.

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