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L.A. Filmforum presents Kathy Rose: Performances and Rituals - Oct. 9

LosAngeles Filmforum presents

Kathy Rose: Performances and Rituals

On October 9


LOS ANGELES, September 23, 2016 -  Kathy Rose is considered one of the world's leading animation and video artists. One of her movies, "Pencil Booklings", was selected as one of the ten best animated films of all time at the international festival of animated films in Hiroshima - one of the world's leading animation festivals.  Rose moved ahead with pioneering performance works that combine dance and animation films on her while she was dancing. Kathy Rose's work has evolved from her early drawn animated films of the 1970s, through her unique, pioneering performance work combining dance with film in the 1980-90s, to her current surreal performance video spectacles and installations, and videos, with influence from symbolist art and the Japanese Noh theater.  We are screening an array of work, focusing primarily on her performance-based videos of recent years, most of which will be making their Los Angeles premieres!

What: Kathy Rose: Performances and Rituals

When: Sunday October 9, 2016, 7:30 pm.

Where: The Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 West 24th Street, Los Angeles CA90007

Tickets: $10 general; free for students/seniors; free for Filmforum members.

Available in advance from Brown Paper Tickets at  or at the door.

For more information: or 323-377-7238

"Like a sculptured white blossom she stands there, as suddenly the most colorful fabrics pour over, patterning her bolding and dressing her wonderfully in the manner of a diva...

Whether Rose appears as a projection surface for her animated colors - with their plays of patterns on stage; whether she dances with the figures in her film, dissolving the boundaries between the virtual body and the real body; or whether the undulating film images of silk flow over her gold enwrapped form blending everything into a sea of waves and colors,  Kathy Rose is a master of esthetic effects."

Neue Zurcher Zeitung - Zurich

"Kathy Rose is the most important choreographer/film animator working today integrating projected images and live stage action"

Donald McDonaugh, author, Martha Graham, Managing editor - Ballet Review

My work since 1983 has involved the integration of myself and other dancers with projected film, and video imagery. I have been intrigued with creating performances that are hypnotic, and challenging to our perception. - Kathy Rose


Animation excerpts (1972-2978, 3 min.)

Performance Excerpts (1983-2011):


Life in the Web (2007, 8 min.) Los Angeles premiere!

Inn of Floating Imagery (2007, 5 min.)

City of Lost Moons (2008, 4 min.)

She (2009, 4 min.)

Metaphysical Paintings (2011, 6 min.)

The Realm of Nothingness (2014, 4 min.)

Cubistimenco (2014, 5 min.) Los Angeles premiere!

Rapture of the Petals (2014, 4 min.) Los Angeles premiere!

Ritual of the Fall (2015, 4 min.) Los Angeles premiere!

Opera of the Interior excerpts (2015, 4 min.) Los Angeles premiere!

Silence of the Snow (2016 4 min.) Los Angeles premiere!

The Unpainted Woman (2016, 4 min.) Los Angeles premiere!

The Sleepers (2016, 5 min.) Los Angeles premiere!


Kathy Rose has received a Guggenheim in Performance Art in 2003, and well as numerous grants in Film, Video, Choregraphy, from the NEA, New York State Council for the Arts, etc.  She is a Distinguished Alumni of the California Institute of the Arts.  Kathy Rose has toured extensively in live performance throughout theUnited States and Europe, giving performances at the Museum of Modern Art, Kennedy Center, Serious Fun at Lincoln Center, Fondation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain, the Walker Art Center, The Kitchen, Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Baltimore Art Museum, Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, etc. as well as performances in Geneva, Berlin,Helsinki, Amsterdam, Hiroshima, etc.  Rose recently premiered a new piece "Opera of the Interior" at ANIMATOR 2015 in Poland.

Her video installation works have been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Aldrich Museum, etc. Rose's recent videos have shown in Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center,  AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL, MONTAGE VIDEO DANCE /Johannesburg,  Black Maria Film festival,  Ann Arbor Film Festival,  INVIDEO 2008 Milan, São Carlos Videodance Festival, International Video Dance Festival - Le Breuil,  Internacional VideoDanzaBA, Buenas Aires,  DANSCAMDANSE Festival, Belgium, etc.    Her video "Rapture of the Petals" was selected for the East West Art Awards World Tour for winners' videos starting from Tokyo - Berlin - London BFI - New York - Shanghai - Paris. Her video "Cubistimenco" screened in the Hiroshima Animation Festival in the program Best in the World. "The Unpainted Woman" showed in Rome, Italy in It's Liquid Experimental Video and Performance Art Festival at the BAU International Academy, from July 16 to August 21, 2016.  Recent one-woman shows also include the Pompidou Center for  "A Shaded View of Fashion Film Festival", and at the EPOS Film Art Festival at the Tel Aviv Museum.  Rose's web site is:


This program is supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and Bloomberg Philanthropies. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, andindividual donors.

Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's longest-running organization dedicated to weekly screenings of experimentalfilm, documentaries, video art, and experimental animation. 2016 is our 41st year.

Coming Soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:

October 9 - Kathy Rose at Velaslavasay Panorama

Oct 21-22 - A Million More Lights: The Short Films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, at the UCLA Film & Television Archive

Nov 6 - Program TBA, presented by guest curator David Dinnell (venue TBA)

Nov 10 - Billy Woodberry in person (@ MOCA Grand Avenue)

Nov 17 and 20 - Small-Gauge Films from Helga Fanderl in person (@ Echo Park Film Center & Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian)

Dec 4 - The Prison in Twelve Landscapes - Brett Story in person (@ Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian)

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