Communication Studies


Performance Ensemble
December 4th, 2010
XRTC performance space, Downtown Los Angeles
Drop, a preview of Performance Ensemble’s original production The Towne of Bathe entices the audience with a mesmerizing array of sound composition, multi-mediated imagery, critical text, and movement. Drop, co-directed by Jeanine Minge and Nicole Embree, considers the microcosm of a rainstorm as pieces of assemblage, the drops of water that consistently make up performance ensemble’s original, innovative experiential performance work. Performance Ensemble is collaborating with local L.A. artists connecting the community to the university. Composer Michael Deragon creates live water compositions moving the audience towards thunderous upheavals and slippery condensations of sound. Mutli-media installation artist Emily Auble creates a stimulating visual experience with her multifaceted video projections.

What: An evening of live performance art, music, experimental sounds, culinary art, and fine art. Celebrating the intersections and collaborations of great creative minds.
Where: X Repertory Theater Company.
1581 Industrial Street Los Angeles, CA, 90021
phone: 213-536-4331
When: December 4th, 2010: 7pm-Midnight
Contact: Dr. Jeanine Minge
As interdisciplinary artists, scholars, and performers, housed in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge, Performance Ensemble is celebrating its import on campus and cultivating community connections. Performance Ensemble’s genuine passion, fortitude, and activist sensibility, fuels our experiential, experimental, intelligent, and innovative performance work.

Performance Studies is by its nature interdisciplinary, radical, pushing the boundaries of academic success, performance expectation, audience involvement, and artistic vision. Performance Studies explores how performance operates as a way of being, knowing, performing, creating social activism in our world. As a threshold between the academy and the community, the artistic and the theoretical, the traditional and experimental, Performance Studies and the work of the Ensemble are thrilling. And we want you to be a part of it.
In honor of the interdisciplinary nature of Performance Studies, we invite you to a fantastic celebration of the arts on December 4th from 7-Midnight at the X Repertory Theater in funky downtown Los Angeles.

Enjoy culinary design by members of Artisan L.A. Experience, music by Los Angeles-based band The Cooling Time, the stunning sounds of Brendan Carn, and close the night dancing with DJ Professor Ben. Indulge in our Silent Art Auction with fine art works by celebrated Los Angeles artists. Be catapulted into the world of CSUN Performance Studies with a performance showcase and spotlight performance of Drop, a preview of Performance Ensemble’s original production The Towne of Bathe (Spring 2011).

As the little performance engine that could, we rehearse in found spaces, create with scavenged materials, and produce amazing full-stage productions. This event allows Performance Ensemble to raise funds to find space in which to create, sponsor special programming, support student scholarship, and to support performance productions. We hope to see you there.

With light, laughter and many thanks,
Jeanine Minge, Ph.D.
Director of Performance Ensemble