About The Performance Project

Encompassing music, dance, film and readings, 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 LA debut of his award-winning performance LIFE IS SOFT.

Okwui Okpokwasili: 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.

Protective Style by Autumn Breon: LA-based artist Autumn Breon debuted Protective Style – a performance seeking to monumentalize the beauty salon as a sanctuary for Black women’s freedom.

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Still to Come in 2023

Wu Tsang’s ‘MOBY DICK; or, The Whale’
and more

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