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Specialties: CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) is an interdisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative visual, performing and media arts located in downtown Los Angeles inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Each season REDCAT presents a far-reaching roster of work by globally renowned artists, inside one of the most versatile and technologically advanced presentation spaces in the world. Through performances, exhibitions, screenings, and literary events, REDCAT introduces diverse audiences, students and artists to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world, and gives artists in this region the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature. REDCAT continues the tradition of the California Institute of the Arts, its parent organization, by encouraging experimentation, discovery and lively civic discourse. Established in 2003. Although housed in the same complex as Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater has its own unique mandate: to provide a Los Angeles home for new, cutting-edge performance and art. Not a part of the original plan when construction began on Walt Disney Concert Hall in 1992, Roy E. Disney saw an opportunity for a CalArts presence within the complex. Roy and Michael Eisner presented a plan to The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors, which approved the proposal and subsequently made a gift. Roy and his wife Patty personally matched the Disney Company gift for the new CalArts venue, which would be permanently dedicated in memory of Roy's parents as the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater-REDCAT. With the concert hall already under construction, lead architect Frank O. Gehry was asked to create plans for REDCAT. Gehry's high-tech, utilitarian design created one of the most versatile and technologically advanced presentation spaces in the world.


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