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The 11th annual “hybrid vision” New Original Works Festival at REDCAT debuts eight new pieces, a varied batch of multidisciplinary works by mostly early-career artists intent on shaking up creative traditions. For the first weekend of three, the festival kicks off with a bill featuring choreographer-dancer Wilfried Souly in Saana/The Foreigner, a solo to live music by multi-instrumentalists, while the Rosanna Gamson/World Wide dance troupe's Still interprets “the neuroscience of dreams.” Finally, with a 20-member cast, a choir and chamber orchestra, Overtone Industries' ICELAND is an experimental opera/work of musical work conceived and directed by company main man O-Lan Jones in collaboration with singer-songwriter Emmett Tinley. REDCAT, 631 W. Second St., dwntwn.; Thu., July 24-26, 8:30 p.m.; festival continues through Aug. 9; $20, $16 for REDCAT members/students, $14 for CalArts students/faculty/staff; three-weekend festival pass $40. (213) 237-2800, redcat.org/event/nowfest-2014-week-one.

Thu., July 24, 8:30 p.m.; Fri., July 25, 8:30 p.m.; Sat., July 26, 8:30 p.m.; Thu., July 31, 8:30 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 1, 8:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 2, 8:30 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 7, 8:30 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 8, 8:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 9, 8:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 08/09/14)