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THE INDUSTRY presents Sweet Land

THE INDUSTRY presents Sweet LandThe Arrivals wash up on the shore. They make contact with another civilization they call “the Hosts.” And from there, the story splinters, following diverging perspectives. Starting as a procession through the LA State Historic Park, Sweet Land becomes an opera that erases itself.



The company that created Invisible Cities and Hopscotch, now brings you a grotesque historical pageant that disrupts the dominant narrative of American identity.

Like all of The Industry’s previous works, Sweet Land is the result of a highly collaborative and multi-perspectival approach. Composer Du Yun is a Chinese immigrant whose recent work originates from what she states “is a lack of understanding and empathy around immigration”. Her last major opera, Angel’s Bone won a Pulitzer Prize for music and explores the psychology behind human trafficking. Composer Raven Chacon, recent Berlin Prize awardee, is originally from the Navajo Nation and advocates for Native American and First Nations composers and musicians. Librettist Douglas Kearney is a poet whose “polyphonic diction pulls history apart, recombining it to reveal an alternative less whitewashed by enfranchised power” (BOMB Magazine). Librettist Aja Couchois Duncan is a mixed-race Ojibwe writer who works to advance equity and social justice. Cannupa Hanksa Luger is a multidisciplinary artist who interweaves performance and political action to communicate stories about 21st-century Indigeneity. He co-directs Sweet Land with Yuval Sharon, the Founder and Artistic Director of The Industry and a 2017 MacArthur Fellow.


Presenter / Producer: The Industry

Listed Categories
Music > Opera
Music > Chamber Music
Music > Contemporary Classical / New Music


Event Phone: 213-761-8598

Venue
LA State Historic Park DTLA
1724 Baker Street
Los Angeles CA 90012

Regions:
LA - Central / Downtown


Performance Dates: 3/15/2020
Sunday, 03/15/2020

Performance Times
9:00PM

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