FKA twigs | LA'S PALACE THEATER

by Devin Kasparian

On Tuesday Night, FKA twigs took the stage at LA’s Palace Theater launching the start of her first international tour since 2015. This comes following the long awaited release of her new radiant single Cellophane, and an ethereal, theatrical music video to match. The transcendent song and video caused quite a buzz, being Twigs’ first musical release since 2016, and our first peek into her to upcoming second studio album.

Photographed by Neela Choudhury - Reid

Photographed by Neela Choudhury - Reid

Twigs’ performance at the Palace was equally performative and artistic, featuring her signature emotive vocals, grandiose stage presence, and many skilled dancers. Directed by Theo Adams and FKA twigs herself, the entire show oozed with dramatic aesthetic expression, from abstract choreography to the cleverly used industrial scaffolding set design. Twigs boasted some of her gravity defying pole-dancing skills as seen in her Cellophane music video, and wowed the crowd with her range of sultry to operatic performative styles. 

Photographed by Neela Choudhury - Reid

Photographed by Neela Choudhury - Reid

FKA twigs continues her tour with another show tonight at the Palace Theater, two shows in New York City, and many more international dates following.


May 8 Los Angeles, Palace Theater

May 11-12 New York, Park Avenue Armory (Red Bull Music Festival)

May 24 Berlin, Admiralpalast

May 28 London, Alexandra Palace

May 30 Barcelona, Primavera Sound

June 1 Paris, We Love Green

June 9 Sydney, Carriageworks

June 14 Hogart, Dark Mofo at Mac 2

Augsut 25 Brooklyn, Afropunk


Directed by Theo Adams and FKA twigs

BAND:
CY AN
LJ Howe
Lucinda Chua

DANCERS
Frankie Freeman
Andrew Perez
LaTonya Swann
Vasco ‘VJ’ Vea

CHOREOGRAPHY
Tovaris Wilson
Theo TJ Lowe
Tap: Dominique Kelley
Wushu: Adam Rae Ursell
Pole: Kelly Yvonne

COSTUME:
Costume Designer: Ed Marler
Wardrobe Mistress: Matthew Josephs

PRODUCTION:
Set & Lighting Design: Tobias Rylander
Production Manager: Joel Eriksson
Associate Director: Jordan Hunt
Musical Director: CY AN
Additional Score: Koreless
Movement Director: Theo TJ Lowe
Stage Manager: Drew Dawes
Front of House Sound: Johannes Berglund
Monitor: James Corbin
Lighting Director: Stu Dingley
Vocal Coach: Nadine Marshall