AMERICAN REALNESS 2016
January 7-17, 2016
Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street At Pitt Street
“”American Realness returns January 7-17, 2016, for its seventh consecutive season at Abrons Arts Center. The festival utilizes all three theater and gallery spaces at Abrons and includes off-site engagements presented by Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1, and Gibney Dance Center to construct a composition of dance, theater, music theater, performance and hybrid performative works featuring four world premieres, six U.S. premieres, three New York premieres, six engagements and one special-event work in progress presentation for a total of sixty-seven performances of nineteen productions over eleven days.
Featuring artists from across the U.S. with a concentration of New York makers and a small selection of international artists, American Realness offers audiences local, national, and international perspectives on the complicated and wondrous world we inhabit. Through visceral, visual, and text-based explorations of perception, sensation, form and attention, artists expose issues and questions around identity, ritual, blackness, history, pop-culture, futurity, and consumption in an American-focused, globally-minded context.””