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Monday, October 15, 2007

Premiere of Variation #50: the memorable adventures during the legendary times of Mikhail Afanasievich Bulgakov!

photography by Annie Appel,

Variation #50:
the memorable adventures during the legendary times of
Mikhail Afanasievich Bulgakov aims to capture the soul of Russian satirist Mikhail Bulgakov (predominantly known in the West for his novel The Master and Margarita) and the essence of his time (Russia, 1917 - 1940). Bulgakov created until his last moment of consciousness despite years of censorship, persecution and eventual silence by the Stalinist Regime. His depth of humanity and integrity serves as bountiful inspiration to all who may despair in times of increasing authoritarian control. Through the use of body, song and sensorial atmospheres, ARTEL offers a visceral enticement for audiences to enter a mutual search for revelation.

Highways Performance Space
December 7 and 8, 2007
$20 Regular
$15 Students/members/seniors
To reserve TICKETS: (310) 315-1459

Highways Performance Space and Gallery
@ the 18th Street Arts Center
1651 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

for more information: return to this blog in the future or call ARTEL's office at 323.871.8382

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Teatr ZAR

Arden2 in association with UCLALive!
and with the support of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles Present

Gospels of Childhood

by Teatr Zar
a multinational theatre group from Wroclaw, Poland

US Debut and UCLALive! Exclusive
Tue-Fri, Nov 27-30 at 8pm;
Sat, Dec 1 at 2 and 8pm;
Sun Dec 2 at 2 and 7pm
at Freud Playhouse UCLA

or phone: 310.825.2101

A profound, visceral, and ritualistic spectacle in the tradition of the late Polish theatre revolutionary, Jerzy Grotowski. Gospels of Childhood incorporates acting, chanting, movement and millennia-old polyphonic funeral songs from Georgia, Bulgaria and Greece to envelop the audience in a deeply moving and meditative experience. Using texts from Christian mythology, including the resurrection of Lazarus and the testimony of Mary Magdalene, Gospels transports audiences to a realm hovering between the worlds of the living and the dead, ultimately leading to a fully realized theatrical moment of redemption.

Teatr ZAR is the resident artist company at the Jerzy Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw and, apart from pursuing their own creative work; they also manage the administration of the Institute, of which Jaroslaw Fret is its present director.

Special Reception and Performance Event at Arden2 O.C. Project Gallery:

Monday, Dec 3, 2007 5-7pm

honoring Zar ensemble with guest performance by ARTEL with accompanying interdisciplinary exhibition.

Beyond Orange Curtain: on the wills of Madame Modjeska, Jerzy Grotowski and Disneyland.

Arden2 O.C. Project Gallery
350 East 17th street #112, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Friday, October 05, 2007

Faces of ARTEL

photography by Annie Appel,

Left to right:
Bryan Brown, Betsy Moore, Keirin Brown,
Olya Petrakova, Ilana Turner

Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Search is On: The Board of Directors

We are looking for a few good men and women to help in the establishing of a new arts-driven organization. We plan to transform this usually sysiphean endeavor into an experience of creatively communal flow of support, good will and growth.

We are establishing a Board of Passionate Souls to support the mission and the goals of ARTEL.

We are looking for business savvy individuals who believe in giving back to the community through work, sharing of good fortune, and inspiring others to do the same.

For more information, please contact Keirin Brown at our office number 323-871-8382.