About The Performance Project

Encompassing music, dance, film, readings and public conversations, The Performance Project showcases performing arts visionaries, both local and global, with a special focus on greater visibility for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ voices.

On the occasion of our 30th anniversary, this initiative was conceived to further foreground the performing arts and will be housed in a newly dedicated space at our Downtown LA Arts District location, reaffirming our longstanding commitment to path-breaking creative expression.

All performances will take place at 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013.

Past Performances

Martin Creed LIFE IS SOFT: The renowned artist Martin Creed performed the Los Angeles debut of his award-winning performance LIFE IS SOFT.

Okwui Okpokwasili: Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer and writer Okwui Okpokwasili debuted an immersive performance piece.

Yesika Salgado & San Cha: LA-based poet Yesika Salgado and singer/songwriter San Cha joined forces in a collaborative performance, exploring the themes of melancholia and longing.

It’s All About Thee AAWWWTTTT!!! Ball: An Exhibition Vogue Ball from the House of AWT Project, showcasing artistry through the lens of the House/Ballroom Community.

GABE: In Concert with EJ Hill, [jef]Frey Michael Austin, Morgan Bassichis and DonChristian Jones: GABE presented a fusion of music, sculpture, comedy, and performance as a concerted meditation on queer kinship and commodification.

TEMPLO by Kathryn Garcia: A meditative installation from artist Kathryn Garcia accompanied by lectures from pioneers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement.

Watch past performances

Still to Come in 2023

Autumn Breon
Jeremy O. Harris
Wu Tsang’s ‘MOBY DICK; or, The Whale’
and more

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