by Ariel Osterweis
Sharon Lockhart and I have been co-teaching a graduate course, TALENT SHOW, at CalArts this semester. Join us at REDCAT in LA for our culminating talent show on April 19th!
If you can’t find talent at CalArts, you can’t find it anywhere! Talent Show emerges from faculty members Sharon Lockhart and Ariel Osterweis’ CalArts course of the same name. Graduates, undergraduates, alumni, and professional guest artists come together to put on a talent show, featuring acts that may lie outside their formal training. Do you want to experience a solo by choreographer Miguel Gutierrez or a Milli Vanilli act directed by artist Edgar Arceneaux? Are you ready for tunes by a sixth grade rock band and the comedic banter of our MC, Tara Jepsen? Then this is the night for you! Yes to amateurism! Yes to virtuosity! Yes to awkwardness and adolescence, aspiration and ambition! From concert performance to clunky experimentalism, Talent Show unites high and low. When is a talent show a freak show, a magic show, a circus, a pageant, a musical, or a TV competition? We’ve held auditions, we’ve made cuts; now it’s your turn to decide who’s got talent!