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Jan
18
Fri
2019
Rockefeller Center® To Present First Public Viewings Of the VR Series: Spheres
Jan 18 – Mar 3 all-day

Rockefeller Center® To Present First Public Viewings Of The Acclaimed, Complete Virtual Reality Series Spheres

January 18 – March 3, 2019

Tickets To Experience The Three-Part VR Series Are On Sale

SPHERES, which sold out of Sundance in an unprecedented seven figure deal, was written and directed by Eliza McNitt, executive produced by Darren Aronofsky, and is narrated by Millie Bobby BrownJessica Chastain and Patti Smith

Presenting Sponsor Rockefeller Center with Exhibition Presented by RYOT

New York, NY (December 21, 2018)—Tishman Speyer will host the public premiere of the acclaimed three-part virtual reality series, SPHERES, at New York’s iconic Rockefeller Center, beginning January 18th through March 3, 2019. New Yorkers and visitors will have the unique opportunity to purchase tickets to all three 15-minute episodes using an Oculus Rift headset in a custom-designed screening room at Rockefeller Center. Tickets are limited.

SPHERES made history earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival when it was acquired by CityLights, becoming the first ever VR experience to sell at a major film festival for seven figures. In September 2018 it became the first virtual reality experience to be programmed and screened at the Telluride Film Festival.

Written and directed by Eliza McNitt, executive produced by PROTOZOA PICTURES’ Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel and produced by Jess Engel, Arnaud Colinart, and Dylan Golden, the series stars Millie Bobby BrownJessica Chastain and Patti Smith. SPHERES won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Virtual Reality Immersive Story at the 2018 Venice Film Festival. SPHERES was scored by Grammy-nominated artists Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (Stranger Things).

Presented by Rockefeller Center with support from RYOT, tickets will be available for advanced-purchase beginning December 20, 2018 for $50. Screenings will take place seven days a week in 600 Fifth Avenue, (entrance on 48th Street between Fifth and the Plaza), in a custom-designed space-inspired dark room with seven viewing stations. Tickets are available for purchase at www.rockefellercenter.com/attractions/spheres.

“We’ve poured our hearts into this experience and it’s a dream to have SPHERES at Rockefeller Center. Together, we’re making virtual reality accessible to the public,” said writer and director Eliza McNitt. “Now audiences can be transported from New York City to the heart of a black hole. I can’t wait for you to join us on this journey to the cosmos.”

“CityLights made the decision to purchase SPHERES at Sundance because we knew it was something special that audiences would want to experience, as long as we gave them a chance. Our vision for its potential is now unfolding as we partner with New York’s famous Rockefeller Center,” said Joel Newtonwith CityLights. “This is the beginning of something new in VR as we bring immersive content to the public.”

“We are so excited to host the public premiere of SPHERES, this incredible virtual reality experience, at Rockefeller Center,” said Michaella Solar-March, Managing Director Marketing and Experience at Rockefeller Center. “We are constantly looking to bring unique cultural and entertainment offerings to our tenants and all New Yorkers, and this is a perfect fit.”

“RYOT is a studio built on innovation in content—and supporting SPHERES is part of our commitment to representing the best there is to offer in VR—we are pleased to share it with the public in this incredible setting,” said Smiley Stevens, RYOT’s Global Creative Director.

Rockefeller Center, the most recognized commercial property in the world, encompasses six square blocks between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas, from 48th to 51st Streets, rising 70 stories above beautiful Midtown Manhattan. It is not only a place of business, but also a premier destination for world-class shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Millions come to Rockefeller Center each year to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, skate at The Rink at Rockefeller Center®, celebrate at Rainbow Room or Bar SixtyFive, and see one of the NBC shows that calls Rockefeller Center home including The Today Show and Saturday Night Live.

SPHERES is a three-chapter virtual reality journey to uncover the hidden songs of the cosmos. The full series world premiered at the 2018 Venice Film Festival with the debut of the first chapter, Chorus of the Cosmos, narrated by Millie Bobby Brown. The second chapter, Songs of Spacetime, world premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was narrated by Jessica Chastain. The third chapter, Pale Blue Dot, premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and was narrated by Patti Smith. The series, presented by Oculus Studios and Protozoa Pictures, features original music from Grammy-nominated artists Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of SURVIVE (Stranger Things) with sound design by Craig Henighan.

SPHERES is written and directed by Eliza McNitt and presented by Oculus Studios & Protozoa Pictures. It is produced by Jess Engel, Arnaud Colinart, and Dylan Golden in association with Kaleidoscope. Production companies are Protozoa, AtlasV, Crimes of Curiosity and Novelab. Supported and powered by HP Virtual Reality Technology with the installation designed by the Phi Centre.

For tickets:

www.rockefellercenter.com/attractions/spheres

Location:

600 Fifth Avenue – Entrance on 48th Street between Fifth and the Plaza

About Protozoa

Protozoa Pictures is Academy Award®-nominated director Darren Aronofsky’s production company. Founded in 1996, based in Brooklyn and headed by Aronofsky, partners are Ari Handel, and Scott Franklin. Credits include the critically-acclaimed films: White Boy Rick, mother!, Jackie, Noah, Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream, π and the series One Strange Rock for NatGeo. SPHERES is Protozoa’s first virtual reality project.

About Tishman Speyer

Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and fund manager of first-class real estate around the world. Founded in 1978, Tishman Speyer is active across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, building and managing premier office, residential and retail space in 28 key global markets for industry-leading tenants. The firm has acquired, developed and operated a portfolio of over 167 million square feet with a total value of approximately US $88 billion spread over 406 assets. Signature assets include New York City’s Rockefeller Center, São Paulo’s Torre Norte, The Springs in Shanghai, Lumière in Paris and OpernTurm in Frankfurt. Tishman Speyer currently has projects at different stages of development in Boston, Brasília, Frankfurt, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Washington, DC. The firm also operates portfolios of prominent office properties in Berlin, Chicago and London. For more information, visit tishmanspeyer.com and find us on social @tishmanspeyer.

About RYOT

RYOT is Verizon Media Group’s Emmy Award®-winning, Academy Award®-nominated premium content studio. RYOT has produced a slate of critically-acclaimed projects that have debuted at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, and Hot Docs, among others. Our content impacts audiences globally, with sales and distribution through a variety of platforms, including HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, National Geographic. Highlights include back-to-back Academy Award® nominations for Best Documentary Short Subject (2016 and 2017), as well as the only studio at both Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival to have official content premieres across every category and format. RYOT is a division of Verizon Media Group, Verizon’s family of media properties.

About HP Virtual Reality Solutions

HP’s VR approach is founded upon its rich history of product innovation and deeply rooted customer relationships, which enables it to deliver the most immersive technologies that help businesses lead their industries. HP’s versatile, high-powered devices empower customers to create and consume VR content. The company’s commercial grade products are designed for mission critical business applications that require high levels of security, manageability, reliability and ISV certified applications. For more information, visit www.hp.com/go/reinventreality.

About Phi

Headquartered in Montreal Canada and dedicated to art in all its forms, Phi is a multidisciplinary arts and culture organization that cultivates all aspects of creation, development, production and dissemination. Phi is at the intersection of art, film, music, design and technology. Through a strong emphasis on content creation, eclectic programming and innovative uses of technology to enhance arts, Phi fosters collective experiences and unexpected encounters between artists and audiences. For more information, visit

https://phi-centre.com.

Feb
23
Sat
2019
The Orchid Show: Singapore — 17th Year
Feb 23 – Apr 28 all-day

The Orchid Show: Singapore — 17th Year

February 23 – April 28

Also offered up is

Orchid Evenings

Taking place on March 16, 23, 30; April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
7:00 – 10:00 pm
(Entry Times at 7:00, 7:30, & 8:00 pm)

You can get some discount tickets here…

Also,

Visit the official page here…

Thousands of orchids climb to the sky in the 17th annual “Orchid Show”, paying tribute to Singapore, the “City in a Garden,” and its beautiful national flower. Developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens, the exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx pays homage to the site’s iconic supertrees, dramatic vertical habitats, as well as the famed arches, a highlight of the National Orchid Garden. In the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, thousands of colorful orchids in every shape and size surround you, reaching up towering structures and clinging to overhead arches to create a horticultural spectacle. You’ll see NYBG’s exquisite orchid collection as well as varieties showcasing Singapore’s achievements in orchid cultivation, research and conservation.

“”The 17th annual Orchid Show is a dazzling tribute to Singapore, the vibrant “City in a Garden” where these storied flowers are an integral part of the culture and landscape. Developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens, the exhibition pays homage to the sites’ iconic Supertrees—dramatic vertical habitats, and famed Arches—a highlight of the National Orchid Garden.

This horticultural spectacle, set in the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, mesmerizes with thousands of orchids in every shape, color, and size. Treasures from NYBG’s exquisite orchid collection as well as varieties showcasing Singapore’s achievements in orchid hybridization, research, and conservation are also on display.””

Here below are videos concerning past years’ shows as posted by the NY Botanical Garden at their Youtube Page. Remember, these are from PAST Years.

 

Feb
25
Mon
2019
Oratorio Society of New York Performs Sibelius’s “Kullervo”
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day

Oratorio Society of New York Performs Sibelius’s “Kullervo”

Monday, February 25, 2019

Oratorio Society Of New York, Conducted By Kent Tritle And David Rosenmeyer, Performs Sibelius’s Kullervo Featuring The Men’s Chorus, And Works By Berlioz And Debussy Featuring The Women’s Chorus, At Carnegie Hall On

Soprano Johanna Rusanen, in her Carnegie Hall debut, and baritone Takaoki Onishi are the soloists in Kullervo, for which the OSNY will be joined by tenors and basses of the Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus.

“Kullervo is the King Kong of orchestral composition. Its brutality and massive size command fear and respect, yet it is at heart a romantic work.”

~ About Kullervo on Sibelius.fi

Currently marking its 146th year as New York’s standard for grand choral performance, the 200-voice Oratorio Society of New York will divide for the third concert of its current Carnegie Hall season. On Monday, February 25, 2019, OSNY performs two works for women’s chorus and orchestra – Berlioz’s “La mort d’Ophélie” fromTristia and Debussy’s “Sirènes” from Nocturnes – and Kullervo, Sibelius’s rarely-performed symphonic poem dramatizing a story from Kalevala, Finland’s national epic. The Kullervo performance will feature soloists Johanna Rusanen, soprano, in her Carnegie Hall debut, and Takaoki Onishi, baritone, as well as tenors and basses of the Oratorio Society of New York and of the Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus. OSNY Music Director Kent Tritle, who is also Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music, conducts Kullervo and “Sirènes,” and OSNY Associate Conductor David Rosenmeyer conducts “La mort d’Ophélie.”

“After my residency at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki in 2016 and my visit to Ainola, the home of Sibelius,” Kent Tritle said, “Kullervo went onto my bucket list. It is a magnificent orchestral work, considered to be Sibelius’s magnum opus, and is a work of great importance not only to the classical music canon, but to the Finnish people in particular. In Kullervo we find Sibelius creating his unique voice.”

For Tickets visit this page here…

Kullervo and its performance history in New York

One of Sibelius’s earliest works (completed in 1892, when the composer was 27), Kullervo is a 70-minute suite of five movements for orchestra, soprano and baritone soloists and men’s chorus that follows the life of Kullervo, one of the most tragic characters in Finnish folk literature as depicted in Finland’s folk epic Kalevala, a work that remained a source of inspiration for Sibelius throughout his career. Kullervo tells the story of a man orphaned by the massacre of his tribe, whose unredeemed, vengeful life leads to his rape of a woman he finds to be his sister – a discovery resulting in both of their suicides.

As Cori Ellison wrote in The New York Times, “Like many Finnish composers before and since, Sibelius felt humbled at the thought of setting the ‘Kalevala’ to music. But he tamed his fears enough to write the symphonic poem ‘Kullervo’ (1892), which put him on the international musical map and, more important, planted the seeds of a national musical language.” Alex Ross wrote in The New Yorker, “The score echoes Brahms, Bruckner, and Tchaikovsky, but it speaks in an unmistakable voice. With its wide-open forms, irregular folk rhythms, misty textures, piercing dissonances, and air of epic mystery, it is scarcely less radical than the music that Debussy and Rimsky-Korsakov were writing in the same period.

The men’s chorus is featured in the third and central movement (“Kullervo and his Sister”) and fifth and final movement (“Death of Kullervo”). As Allan Kozinn wrote in The New York Times, “the real vibrancy is in the choral writing, which has the quality of a detached but spellbinding storyteller.”

According to an essay on the work on the website Sibelius.fi, “Kullervo is … the King Kong of orchestral composition. Its brutality and massive size command fear and respect, yet it is at heart a romantic work. After the completion of Kullervo Sibelius could proceed in only one direction: towards greater concentration and a more consistent symphonic form. The critic Karl Flodin was right. Kullervo was not the start of a road; it was the end. Never again would Sibelius create anything as brazenly megalomaniac.”

Kullervo did not have its U.S. and New York premieres until 1979, when the Milwaukee Symphony, conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn, performed it at home and at Carnegie Hall. The work has had roughly half a dozen performances in New York since then, including those by the Brooklyn Philharmonic led by Robert Spano, Helsinki Philharmonic led by Leif Segerstam, London Symphony Orchestra led by Sir Colin Davis, and, most recently, the Minnesota Orchestra led by Osmo Vänskä in 2010.

Finnish dramatic soprano Johanna Rusanen, who makes her Carnegie Hall debut with this program, has made something of a signature of the part of the sister in Kullervo, recent performances having included those in Tokyo, at the Prague Spring and Grant Park (Chicago) festivals, and, in 2015, at the BBC Proms, at which she garnered praise for a performance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Sakari Oramo.

This performance of Kullervo is made possible by a major grant from the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, Helsinki, and also by assistance from the Finnish Music Foundation (MES), Helsinki.

Berlioz’s “La mort d’Ophélie” for women’s chorus and orchestra is a movement from Tristia, a trio of choral works. Describing Ophelia’s drowning from Act IV of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the work was originally written for solo voice and piano in 1842; Berlioz revised it for expanded forces in 1848. “Sirènes” is the third movement of Debussy’s popular three-part orchestral work Nocturnes (1899), depicting the sea at night and the wordless song of the Sirens.

The Oratorio Society will end its 2018-19 season on May 9, 2019, with Verdi’s thrillingly dramatic Messa da Requiem, with soprano Elizabeth de Trejo, mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis, tenor Joshua Blue, and bass Adam Lau.

Lyndon Woodside OratorioSolo Competition Finals Concert—April 6, 2019

On April 6, the Oratorio Society will hold the finals of its annual Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition, which remains the only major competition to focus exclusively on oratorio singing, in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Each of the eight finalists will perform two works in concert before a panel of distinguished judges, and prizes are announced immediately after the judges’ deliberations.

The Artists

Johanna Rusanen has evolved into one of the most interesting Finnish dramatic sopranos of her generation. After completing two years at the young artist program at Deutsche Oper Berlin, she has performed heroines of the German, Italian, and Finnish opera literature including Venus (Tannhäuser), Turandot, Tosca, Leonora (La forza del destino), and Ortrud (Lohengrin) with companies including Tampere Opera, Finnish National Opera, Teatro Regio in Turin, and Teatro Municipale in Sao Paulo, and at the Savolinna Opera Festival. In spring 2016  Rusanen celebrated her debut as Isolde at the Finnish National Opera, the same opera house that will see her first Brünnhilde in 2019 in a new production of Wagner’s Ring cycle conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. She was featured in the recording of Penderecki’s Polish Requiem conducted by the composer that won a Grammy in 2017. http://www.opera-connection.com/artists/johanna-rusanen/

A native of Tokyo, Japan, baritone Takaoki Onishi is quickly gaining recognition as one of the most talented singers of his generation. In just one year, he won the Top Prize in Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, and the First Prize in both the Opera Index, Inc. Vocal Competition and the Licia Albanese-Puccini International Vocal Competition. He also received a prize in the 2013 Loren L. Zachary Competition. Most recently, he was named First Prize winner in the 2015 Giulio Gari Competition. In the 2015-16 season, Mr. Onishi joined the prestigious Ryan Opera Center of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He made his debut with the company creating the role of Father Arguedas, in the world premiere of the opera Bel Canto by Jimmy López. He performed Carmina burana with the Oratorio Society of New York in 2015. www.takaokionishi.com

OSNY Music Director since the 2005-06 season, Kent Tritle is also Music Director of the professional chorus Musica Sacra, and Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine where he directs the concert series Great Music in a Great Space. Tritle is Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music and a member of the graduate faculty of the Juilliard School. An acclaimed organ virtuoso, he is the organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra. www.kenttritle.com

David Rosenmeyer is celebrating his tenth season as the Oratorio Society’s Associate Conductor and in recent years has conducted the Society’s Carnegie Hall performances of Britten’s Te Deum in C (2010), and the chamber orchestra in Britten’s War Requiem (2013). He is also Music Director of the Fairfield County Chorale, which he recently led in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he serves on the Mannes conducting staff and as a conductor and vocal coach with the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv. www.davidrosenmeyer.com

Since its founding in 1873, the Oratorio Society of New York, New York’s 200-voice avocational chorus, has become the city’s standard for grand choral performance, having performed world, U.S., and New York premieres of works as diverse as Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem (1877), Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette (1882), a full-concert production of Wagner’s Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera House (1886), Britten’s The World of the Spirit (1998), Filas’s Song of Solomon (2012), Moravec’s Blizzard Voices (2013), and, in 2018, the Paul Moravec/Mark Campbell oratorio Sanctuary Road, and Behzad Ranjbaran’s We Are One in their world premiere performances. On its 100th anniversary the Oratorio Society received the Handel Medallion, New York City’s highest cultural award, in recognition of its contributions. www.oratoriosocietyofny.org

Feb
26
Tue
2019
EARLY MUSIC FOUNDATION Presents Chamber Music Triptych ~ 2019
Feb 26 all-day

EARLY MUSIC FOUNDATION

Presents

Chamber Music Triptych ~ 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 pm

Frederick Renz, Curator

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach – The Complete Flute Duos
Immanuel Davis & David Ross

Principal Players of the Early Music New York Orchestra

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West at 68th Street 

~To extend Early Music New York’s Grand Tour itinerary, Frederick Renz has mapped out exclusive excursions, presenting three extraordinary chamber music events played by virtuoso artists from abroad and from within the principal ranks of Early Music New York’s orchestra.~

The unrivaled masterworks of J.S. Bach’s first and favorite son

General seating
Tickets sold at the door from 7:00 PM on concert dates
$35 – Single concert
$20 – Student tickets
For more information and reservations call 212-280-0330
www.EarlyMusicNY.org

Reclaiming Our Time – Black History Lecture Series by Dr. Sola Atanda.
Feb 26 all-day

Reclaiming Our Time – Black History Lecture Series by Dr. Sola Atanda.

Taking place on varying dates as indicated below

The New York African Chorus Ensemble in partnership with the Healing and Teaching Temple of African Faith Int’l  invites you to “Reclaiming Our Time”, A Black History Lecture Series by Chief Dr. Sola Atanda.

Topic: Reclaiming our African heritage in a world that seems as if we don’t matter.
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Topic: How Relevant is African Spirituality in today’s world? 
Date: Sunday,  February 10, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Topic: Addressing Mental Illness through the lens of African Spiritual Science.
Date: Wednesday February 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Topic: What are your child’s “Invisible Playmates” trying to tell you?
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Ifa/Osun festival
Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm – until
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Free

Topic: Love and relationships: How to choose the right partner using African Spiritual Science.
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Topic:  General Q&A: Bring your questions.
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem NY 10031
Donation: $25

Speaker: High Chief Priest Dr. Ifabenusola Atanda was born in Osogbo, Nigeria. In addition to his western education which culminated in a PhD in Metaphysics, he was trained and educated in the traditional African religion of the Yoruba people by the late Araba of Lagos, Chief Ifasina Agboola. He holds numerous prestigious titles in Yorubaland some of which are: Aare Alasa of Osogbo, i.e., the President of the Defenders of the City of Osogbo; Asiwaju Awo Agbaye by His Royal Majesty Oba Sijuade, Asiwaju Awo of Lagos and Lagos State by the Araba of Lagos, Chief Ifasina Agboola and His Royal Majesty, Oba Adeyinka Oyekan of Lagos. As Asiwaju Awo, High Priest Dr. Atanda serves as the “mouthpiece,” pathfinder, and leader of all priests and priestesses around the world. Chief Atanda currently serves as the National President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the ANCIENT RELIGION SOCIETIES OF AFRICAN DESCENDANTS INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL (ARSADIC), the Global umbrella body for all African Traditional Religious organizations in Nigeria and the diaspora, where his Royal Majesty the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi is the Chairman of the Board.

For more information please call 347-938-9335.

 

Feb
27
Wed
2019
Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series
Feb 27 – Mar 17 all-day

New Work Series

February 27 – March 17

TADA Theater
15 West 28th Street (between Broadway and 5th Avenue),
2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Subways: N/R/1/2 to 28th Street, B/D/F/W to 34th Street.

Price: Tickets range between $10 – $20

Learn more at the official site here…

About the series:

Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series is a 3-week developmental series that showcases new musicals, plays, solo-shows and dance pieces. This year’s festival will feature 50 new productions (in various stages of development). This year’s line-up showcases a wide range of topics including, Japanese dance, dating after 50, a close-knit Pentecostal family, a female coal miner, transitioning, politics, ex Mormon’s, coming-of-age stories, and a dead armadillo..

Emerging Artists New Works Series (NWS) began in 2006 and focuses on new works, new talents, and new voices. Since its inception, numerous productions that were workshopped at the series, have gone on to have full productions at the NYMF, FringeNYC & Encores, Edinburgh Fringe, off-Broadway, as well as National and International productions.

Feb
28
Thu
2019
2019 Edition of The Art Show
Feb 28 – Mar 3 all-day

Art Dealers Association of America Announces Program Highlights For the

2019 Edition of The Art Show

February 28 – March 3, 2019

ADAA Member Galleries will Present Dynamic Joint Presentations, Solo Exhibitions, and New Works at The Art Show. Program Features Panels with Major Collectors and Museum and Cultural Leaders Across the U.S., and the Annual Art Show Gala Preview

To Benefit Henry Street Settlement

Thursday, February 28 through Friday, March 1
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 2
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 3
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: The Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street, New York

Tickets: $25 per day. Available online here or at the door. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Henry Street Settlement

Tickets Available Here…

Visit as well the official site here…

New York, January 16, 2019—The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) today announced additional highlights of the 2019 edition of The Art Show. The nation’s most respected and longest-running art fair will take place on February 28 – March 3, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, with a Gala Preview on a new night, Wednesday, February 27. Organized by the ADAA, a nonprofit membership organization of art dealers from around the country, The Art Show offers collectors, arts professionals, and the public the opportunity to engage with artworks of the highest caliber through intimately scaled and thoughtfully curated exhibitions that encourage close viewing and active conversation with gallerists. Admission throughout the week as well as proceeds from the Gala Preview benefit Henry Street Settlement, one of New York’s leading social service, arts, and health care organizations. As Henry Street Settlement’s greatest source of unrestricted funding, The Art Show has raised over $31 million for the non-profit over more than three decades of partnership with the ADAA. With its core mission to protect collectors of art and valuable items against financial loss resulting from damage or physical loss of insured objects, AXA ART Americas continues to serve as an important partner of the ADAA. 2019 marks the insurer’s eleven-year relationship with the organization and eight years as Lead Partner of The Art Show.

For the 2019 edition, The Art Show features panels and conversations with major collectors, museum leaders, and industry experts across the U.S., including Tom Hill, Pamela Joyner, and Amy Sadao. The fair experience will also be enhanced by an updated look and feel, designed by Bade Stageberg Cox Architects, an inventive, award-winning firm with wide experience and a longstanding focus on the design of art galleries, museums, and spaces for private collections. Extending programming beyond the fair, the ADAA has organized the inaugural Upper East Side Gallery Walk, a collaboration between over 25 ADAA member galleries in the surrounding neighborhoods on Saturday, March 2, from 3 – 5 p.m.

“For over three decades, the nation’s most respected art galleries have come together to support Henry Street Settlement and engage the public with the breadth of their knowledge and quality of their programs,” said Andrew Schoelkopf, ADAA President, and cofounder and partner of Menconi + Schoelkopf. “This spirit of collaboration is the driving force behind The Art Show and the ADAA’s history and mission. We are proud to offer members an annual platform that is truly representative of the ways that galleries create meaningful experiences with art and foster the relationships with artists and collectors that power the art world.”

“Our invaluable partnership with the ADAA enables the Settlement to continue our 125-year legacy of innovation and dedicated service to New Yorkers in need,” said David Garza, Henry Street Settlement’s executive director. “The Art Show is our greatest source of flexible funding, allowing Henry Street to meet our community’s evolving needs, including access to the arts, necessary guidance to succeed academically, mental health counseling, and shelter from homelessness and domestic violence.”

ADAA Member Presentations at The Art Show 2019

The Art Show presentations were selected from proposals submitted by ADAA member galleries across the country. These thoughtfully curated exhibitions will feature national and international artists working across genres and works ranging from the mid-19th century through today. The Art Show 2019 will feature many first-time exhibitors, including Susan Inglett Gallery (New York), Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles), Luxembourg & Dayan (New York), Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco), and Venus Over Manhattan (New York), as well as founding ADAA member Castelli Gallery (New York), which returns to the fair after more than two decades.

Marking the largest number of collaborative projects in The Art Show’s history, six galleries have chosen to work together on joint exhibitions: Anglim Gilbert Gallery and P.P.O.W will show the works of painter Judith Linhares and sculptor Annabeth Rosen; Salon 94 and Jessica Silverman Gallery will present the work of Judy Chicago flanked by younger female artists from the galleries’ impressive rosters; and Fraenkel Gallery and David Zwirner will explore links and resonances between the works of Diane Arbus and Alice Neel.

Nearly half the fair will be devoted to ambitious solo exhibitions, with many featuring new works on view to the public for the first time. Petzel will debut sculptures by multi-disciplinary artist Seth Price. For The Art Show, Price has created works that explore the body as a complex plumbing system, represented through an intricate display of illuminated pipes. Also presenting new work is Sean Kelly, with the premiere of a new series by abstract artist Sam Moyer. Julie Saul Gallery will showcase new work by Maira Kalman, inspired by Getrude Stein’s “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.” Additionally, Peter Blum Gallery will highlight new paintings and works on paper by Dutch artist Robert Zandvliet. These pieces will reference art historical landscapes from Van Gogh to Hokusai.

In addition to presentations by leading contemporary artists, ADAA gallery exhibitions will offer new insights on established and influential artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Betty Cuningham Gallery will highlight the work of realist painter Rackstraw Downes. Accompanying the paintings will be a presentation of Rackstraw Downes: A Painter, a nearly-silent film by Rima Yamazaki, which gives viewers a rare, up-close glimpse of Downes at work. Modernism will present important works from the 1950s to 1970s by Jacques Villeglé, a founding member of the Nouveau Realiste group; and Michael Rosenfeld Gallery will exhibit paintings by the leading African American artist of his time, Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), in what will be the artist’s first solo presentation by a New York gallery in over 50 years.

The intimate atmosphere of The Art Show allows galleries to create innovative thematic exhibitions that delve into a range of artistic practices. Jonathan Boos will present SURFACE, highlighting the use of impasto and patina in various forms through the work of diverse artists including Sam Gilliam, Marsden Hartley, Joan Mitchell, and Wayne Thiebaud. The presentation A Modern Sisterhood by Hirschl & Adler Galleries will tell the story of American women artists’ rise to equality over the first 50 years of the 20th century, including works by artists such as Mary Cassatt, Vanessa Helder, and Georgia O’Keeffe. For its inaugural year at The Art Show, Venus Over Manhattan will present Boxes, an exhibition that explores the many meanings and associations of the box in recent art history. Boxes created by John Dogg, John McCracken, Cady Noland, and Andy Warhol, among others, will be featured.

The Splendor of the Spanish Renaissance – St. Luke in the Fields
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day

The Splendor of the Spanish Renaissance

The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
David Shuler, music director

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm

7:00 pm – lecture by Dr. Raymond Erickson

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street

$35 general admission, $25 students and seniors

Purchase tickets.

Beginning roughly at the time Columbus voyaged to the New World, and ending around 1659 with the Treaty of the Pyrenees, the Siglo de Oro (Spanish Golden Age), was an inspired flowering of music, art, and literature. It was into this world of opulence, financed in no small part by the empire’s vast holdings in the New World, that Spain’s most celebrated artists made their enduring contributions. Alongside the paintings of El Greco and Diego Valásquez and the prose of Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega were brilliant and intensely spiritual compositions of Francisco Guerrero, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Alonso Lobo, and Cristóbal de Morales, but four of the many composers that defined the Spanish School. The concert will feature Guerrero’s  Missa De la batalla escoutez  and motets by all four composers.

Mar
1
Fri
2019
Andy Warhol After Pop
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day
Andy Warhol, Hammer and Sickle, 1976. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 72 × 86 in. (182.9 × 218.4 cm). Mugrabi Collection. © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Artists, Curators, And Scholars To Explore Andy Warhol’s Later Works At Free Symposium

“Andy Warhol After Pop”

March 1 – 2, 2019

Friday, March 1: 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 2: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New School: Auditorium
66 West 12 Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan  

Presented In Conjunction With
Andy Warhol Retrospective Currently On Display At
Whitney Museum Of American Art

A group of acclaimed artists, curators, and scholars will lead the two-day symposium “Andy Warhol After Pop,” exploring Warhol’s wide-ranging productions from the 70s and 80s, on Friday, March 1st from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at The New School: The Auditorium, located at 66 West 12 Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan.

Panelists will take a fresh look at Warhol’s activities from 1968 until his death in 1987, works that express great experimentation in which Warhol explored vast possibilities of abstraction, media technologies, studio practices, mass cultural forms and phenomena, and underground subcultures.

The event is free and open to the public but visitors must RSVP in advance. To RSVP and view a full schedule of events and list of panelists visit https://whitney.org/events/Andy-Warhol-After-Pop. The event also will be livestreamed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/WhitneyFocus.

“Andy Warhol After Pop” is co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School. It is presented in conjunction with “Andy Warhol– From A to B and Back Again,” a retrospective exhibition featuring more than 350 Warhol works, which is on display at the Whitney through March 31. The exhibition is the largest show devoted to a single artist since the Museum moved to its downtown location. Further, the exhibition is the first major Warhol retrospective organized by an American museum since 1989.

The event is part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s year-round community programming that reinforces the Museum’s commitment to serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture, as well as supporting artists themselves.

 

St. Pat’s for All Benefit Concert
Mar 1 all-day

St. Pat’s for All Benefit Concert

Friday, March 1
6:00 pm

Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street

Supporting the inclusive St. Pat’s for All Parade

Visit this official page to learn more and to purchase tickets…

Irish Arts Center hosts the 20th anniversary St. Pat’s For All Benefit Concert supporting the inclusive St. Pat’s for All Parade, which takes place in Sunnyside/Woodside on Sunday, March 3. Led by Ireland’s 2016 Presidential Distinguished Award recipients Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy and Brendan Fay, the parade and concert celebrate the openness and diversity of the Irish and Irish American communities of New York.

Mar
3
Sun
2019
Mayumana’s “Currents”: Electrifying Concert at Lehman Center
Mar 3 all-day

Mayumana’s “Currents”: Electrifying Concert

Sunday, March 3, 2019
4:00 pm

Learn more about this event at the official page here…

Also, you can find discounted tickets here…

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts-CUNY (Bronx, NY)

“Currents” is a spectacular show inspired by the historical Battle of Currents between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest for finding the world’s best energy source. You’ll be taken on a journey between two troupes, each representing a different view of the essence of light and electricity and each inspired by a different aesthetic and artistic approach, all of which are presented as a dialogue through unique sounds, lights and visual effects. The show at the Lehman Center in the Bronx combines a variety of elements: specially made musical instruments, massive video art projections including video mapping on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and 11 skilled performers in constant movement, playing on different instruments and musically juggling between different sounds.

Mar
6
Wed
2019
The Amory Show 2019
Mar 6 – Mar 10 all-day

The Amory Show (25th Anniversary)

March 7–10, 2019

VIP Preview Day on Wednesday, March 6

Features 194 Premier Galleries And Welcomes 59 New Exhibitors

Taking place at Piers 92 & 94

The Armory Show announced today that Sally Tallant, Lauren Haynes, and Dan Byers have been selected to curate The Armory Show’s 2019 edition, marking the fair’s 25th Anniversary Year since its founding in 1994. The Armory Show will open with a VIP Preview Day on Wednesday, March 6; the fair will be open to the public March 7–10, 2019.

Led by Nicole Berry, Executive Director, The Armory Show’s 2019 edition will once again convene a selection of top international galleries in Midtown Manhattan, presenting artworks that range from historical masterpieces to the latest contemporary projects by established and emerging artists. This year’s international curatorial team reflects The Armory Show’s core identity as a place for presenting new artists and strong curatorial viewpoints.

Volta New York 2019
Mar 6 – Mar 10 all-day

Volta New York

March 6–10, 2019

Solo Focus – Global Vision
Pier 90, New York

VOLTA New York is a contemporary art fair comprised of solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show, VOLTA New York has since its 2008 debut operated as a beacon for creative discovery and social engagement during Armory Arts Week.

Led by Amanda Coulson, VOLTA’s longtime Artistic Director, VOLTA showcases contemporary art positions in an approachable way accessible to younger art-lovers and seasoned collectors alike. By spotlighting artists through solo projects, VOLTA promotes their galleries’ exhibition styles “at home” while refocusing the fair-going experience back to its most fundamental point: the artists and their works.

 

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Art on Paper 2019
Mar 7 – Mar 10 all-day

Art on Paper 2019

March 7 – 10, 2019

Pier 36
299 South Street

Learn more about Art on Paper 2019 at: www.thepaperfair.com Tickets are available at: www.thepaperfair.com/tickets

Art on Paper Opening Preview

Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:00pm – 10:00pm

Public Fair Hours

Friday, March 8 | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 9 | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 10 | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New York, NY – January 31, 2019 – Art on Paper returns to downtown Manhattan’s Pier 36 this March 7 – 10, with ninety-one galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Art on Paper’s medium-driven focus lends itself to significant projects – unique moments that have set the fair apart and established it as an important destination for the arts in New York City

SPECIAL INSTALLATIONS & FOCUS SECTIONS

Art on Paper’s public projects will return in 2019 with large-scale installations that push the boundaries of work on paper. The FLATFILES focus section highlighted print dealers and publishers from across the country.

PARTNERS

Art on Paper welcomes the return of partnerships with Brooklyn Museum, Art Money, Arta, The Lower Eastside Girls Club, and The Wall Street Journal.

Clio Art Fair 2019 – The Anti-Fair for Independent Artists
Mar 7 – Mar 10 all-day

 

Clio Art Fair 2019

The Anti-Fair for Independent Artists

March 7 – 10, 2019

550 West 29th street
New York NY 10001

VIP Opening Reception : Tickets $ 55.00
Art Lovers Networking Breakfast : Ticket $ 35.00
General admission: Tickets $ 18.00
Student / Senior : Tickets $ 10.00

Thursday, March 7
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm / VIP Opening Reception

Friday, March 8
Noon – 8:00 pm / Public viewing (FREE Entry)

Saturday, March 9
Noon – 2:00 pm / Art Lovers Networking Brunch
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm / General admissions

Sunday, March 10
Noon – 2:00 pm / Art Lovers Networking Brunch
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm / General admissions

Visit as well the official site here…

In Greek mythology, Clio or Kleio, is the muse of history.

The name is etymologically derived from the Greek root κλέω/κλείω meaning “to recount,” “to celebrate,” or “to make famous.”

With a nod to its inspiration, CLIO ART FAIR has been created with the idea of showcasing the careers and achievements of already affirmed creative minds. This is the eighth edition of CLIO ART FAIR.

By specifically targeting artists without any exclusive NYC gallery representation, CLIO ART FAIR focuses attention on the kinds of contemporary art and interventions that are being created by independent artists the world over, since 2014.

Without the constraints and usual concerns of the art business, the selected artists have been freed up to use different materials and media and to deviate from accepted art practice definitions. The resulting work being exhibited seeks to foster a dialogue that transcends prescribed geographies, hierarchies, and markets; and to further opportunities for greater expression of new media and ever ground-breaking content.

For this edition, the Fair’s curatorial board has prepared a special section titled I want to go Home, dedicated to the figure of the clandestine and the refugee, as well as contemplating the physical and mental boundaries that condition the geopolitics of our world.

Independent New York Art Fair
Mar 7 – Mar 10 all-day
Independent New York Art Fair @ New York | New York | United States

Independent New York Art Fair

March 7 – 10, 2019

50 Varick Street
New York, NY
10013

Independent New York Announces Exhibitors for 10th Anniversary Edition

Independent is pleased to announce the participants for the upcoming iteration of Independent New York, which will return to Spring Studios in Tribeca from March 7-10, 2019. This occasion marks the 10th Anniversary Edition of Independent New York and will present over 50 international galleries and non-profit institutions.

Matthew Higgs, founding curatorial advisor to Independent and director of White Columns states, “Independent remains, first and foremost, a platform for the ideas of artists – of all kinds, and for the galleries – of all persuasions, that support them. Over the past ten years, Independent has been instrumental in suggesting that an art fair can be both a focused and revelatory experience, one that closely relates to and augments our encounters with art elsewhere.”

The selected participants represent the art world’s most creative and inspired curatorial visions from a cross-section of emerging, mid-career and established programs from around the world. Now in its tenth year, Independent has a rotating participant network of over 240 galleries from50 cities worldwide.

Independent is curating a forum that is an authentic reflection of the gallery landscape and encourages innovative approaches to fair presentations. “Independent was founded to focus on the future. We are proud to be known as a place to see an artist or an idea for the first time, that might later take hold in a big way,” explains Elizabeth Dee, co-founder of Independent.

This year’s list has widened to include several galleries in continental North America (west coast, mid-west and Canada), as well as from Asia. Each year, Independent rotates over 30% of its galleries to encourage fresh perspectives and introduce unfamiliar artists to new audiences; this edition’s participants include 21 new exhibitors, ranging from emerging galleries to those with decades-long legacies. In 2019, first-time participants will include Ortuzar Projects, Arcadia Missa, Kai Matsumiya, Take Ninagawa, Parker Gallery, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, COOPER COLE, and moniquemeloche, among others.

The Art of Bailey House Gala & Auction
Mar 7 – Mar 8 all-day

The Art of Bailey House Gala & Auction

Thursday, March 7, 2019

6:00 pm – Gala Dinner
7:00 pm – Auction

Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, NYC

What does the future hold?

This year, Bailey House is delighted to work with renowned conceptual artist and designer Doug Meyer to create a series of six signature images inspired by the Tarot, one of which is previewed here, that reflect Bailey House as an organization moving forward into an exciting new era as we merge with Housing Works. The series of six images will be revealed as a complete limited edition set and available for purchase at the Auction on March 7, 2019. Buy your tickets today and don’t miss out on the extraordinary selection of items available for bidding!

What does the future hold for Bailey House clients? Wholeness. Love. Potential. Hope. Happiness. Strength. Housing. Healthcare. Join them in building  the future!

Mar
9
Sat
2019
Big Apple Con 2019 – Comic Convention
Mar 9 – Mar 10 all-day

Mike Carbo’s

Big Apple Con

March 9 & 10, 2019

Saturday, March 9
10:00 am to 7:00 pm (early admission 9:00 am)

Sunday, March 10
10:00 am to 6:00 pm (early admission 9:00 am)

NYC’s Longest Running Comic Convention

Over 20 Years Running! 

Visit the Official Site Here…

The Penn Plaza Pavilion
Pennsylvania Hotel, 401  7th Avenue,

Featuring Mike Colter, Chris Ranking, Brent Spiner, William Shatner, Kathleen Turner, Debbie Rochon, David Gerrold, Gigi Edgley, TJ Storm, Alan Maxson amongst others.

Hundreds of vendors will be buying, selling and trading comic books, t-shirts, toys, movies and all things collectible!

Global Mashup 1: Bollywood Meets Global Roots Blues at Flushing Town Hall
Mar 9 all-day
Global Mashup 1: Bollywood Meets Global Roots Blues at Flushing Town Hall @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

Global Mashup 1: Bollywood Meets Global Roots Blues

Saturday, March 9

7:00 pm : Dance Lessons

8:00 pm: Concert

$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Learn more at the official site here…

They’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Starting with dance lessons, then each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. The series opens with the return of 2 powerhouse bands, Falu, internationally recognized Indian vocalist, whose quartet combines traditional roots with inventive rock, mashing with Hazmat Modine, distillers of multi-American-genres, melded with African, Central Asian, Caribbean and Eastern European influences. Bring your dancing shoes!

Mar
11
Mon
2019
At Flushing Town Hall : Live Drawing with Models
Mar 11 all-day
At Flushing Town Hall : Live Drawing with Models @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

Live Drawing with Models

Monday, March 11 at 6:00 pm

$16/$10 Members & Students

Draw from a live nude model. Bring your sketch pad with your favorite drawing medium. Each artist will have the opportunity to hone their skills with a series of quick and long poses while listening to music in a relaxing non-judgmental environment. Refreshments and snacks are available to get your creative juices flowing.

Visit the official site here for additional details

Mar
12
Tue
2019
Pianist Dominic Cheli Makes His New York Recital Debut
Mar 12 all-day

Pianist Dominic Cheli Makes His New York Recital Debut

At Weill Recital Hall

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Dominic Cheli, piano 
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Works by Liszt, Scriabin, Brahms, Carl Vine, and a David Hertzberg world premiere
Tickets: $25 / $15 Student

Concert Artists Guild announces that pianist Dominic Cheli, Co-First Prize Winner of the 2017 CAG Competition, will give his Weill Recital Hall debut on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30pm. Dominic will perform works by LisztScriabinBrahmsCarl Vine, and the world premiere of Softly her tower crumbled in the sweet silent sun by David Hertzberg—a co-commission by the BMI Foundation and CAG.

Full program:

Carl Vine: Piano Sonata No. 1 (1990)

Scriabin: Poème in F-sharp Major, Op. 32 No. 1

Scriabin: Fantasie in B minor, Op. 28

David HertzbergSoftly her tower crumbled in the sweet silent sun
(World premiere – a co-commission by the BMI Foundation and CAG)

Brahms: Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118 No. 2

Liszt: Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418

Applauded by MusicWeb International for his “splendid playing…great skill and technical prowess,” St. Louis native Dominic Cheli‘s career is rapidly advancing. In addition to winning the CAG Competition in 2017, he was named a winner of the Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition and released his debut CD on the Naxos label, featuring the music of Muzio Clementi. Highlights of his 2018–19 season include performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival and Ravinia Festival, in addition to his Weill Recital Hall debut with CAG. Dominic made his Disney Hall concerto debut in Los Angeles last October with the Colburn Orchestra, led by Valery Gergiev. Additional featured concerto engagements include the Columbus Symphony and the Princeton Symphony, both under the baton of Rossen Milanov.

Founded in 1951, Concert Artists Guild helps young musicians launch concert careers. Winners of CAG’s annual competition receive comprehensive management support, including a debut recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, concert bookings, opportunities through the CAG Commissioning Program and CAG Records label, marketing, publicity, and mentorship. Notable alumni artists include violinists Jennifer Koh and Joseph Lin (Juilliard Quartet), clarinetists David Shifrin and David Krakauer; flutist and MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase; groundbreaking ensembles Imani Winds, the Brasil Guitar Duo, and Sybarite5; and Grammy-winning ensembles Pacifica and Parker String Quartets, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and MacArthur Fellow Eighth Blackbird.

Mar
13
Wed
2019
Asia Week :: 10th Anniversary Year
Mar 13 – Mar 23 all-day

Asia Week

10th Anniversary Year

March 13–23, 2019

At various locales

“”Asia Week New York is an annual ten-day celebration of Asian art throughout metropolitan New York, with non-stop exhibitions, auctions and special events presented by leading international Asian art specialists, major auction houses, and world-renowned museums and cultural institutions.””

Read this official press release

And

Visit the official site here…

Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors
Mar 13 all-day
Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors

Workshop Dates: MAR 13, MAR 20, MAR 27, APR 3, APR 10, APR 17

at 11:00 am

$10/$7 Members (per workshop)

Please be sure to check at the official site for any changes in scheduling.

This workshop series for senior citizens helps find creative ways to tell stories through art. Design and make a pop-up book, inspired by your life events! Each week, seniors will learn new skills, book making, puppetry manipulation, and warm-up theater games. At the end of the 6 sessions, each participant will have their own memory book as a tangible keepsake, a remembrance and a motivator for them to continue telling their stories.

Mar
14
Thu
2019
GOOD COOKS! : The Live Comedy Show About All Things Food
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day

THE TANK

PRESENTS

GOOD COOKS!

February 12, March 14, April 18

The Live Comedy Show About All Things Food

Every Month @ The Tank
312 West 36th Street

The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) will present the live comedy show for food lovers, GOOD COOKS! created by Deby Xiadani, Alec Ring, and Luke Katler at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Tuesday, January 22 at 9:30pm, Tuesday, February 12 at 9:30pm, Thursday, March 14 at 9:30pm, and Thursday, April 18 at 9:30pm. Runtime is 1 (delicious) hour. Tickets ($10) are available for advance purchase at www.thetanknyc.org.

GOOD COOKS! is a monthly sketch comedy show all about food. Each month, we invite two amazing guests who work in the world of food. We interview them about their passions and their work and help them plan AUDIENCE TASTINGS and LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS. Between interviews, original comedy sketches keep the atmosphere upbeat and energized. We’ve featured chefs, small business owners, social media influencers, publicists, sommeliers, and more. The show was born out of our shared love of food, comedy, and creating a sense of community for our audience.

Deby Xiadani (Director/Writer/Producer) is a Mexican-American woman specializing in new work and comedy. She won the fictitious award for Most Likely To Make Friends on the Train and has actually been nominated Best Director 2018 for Leurana (by Enrique Huili). Deby’s been asked back to Dartmouth College (her alma mater) seven times to direct, emcee, and produce live events because she can collaborate with a wide-range of skill sets. She’s assisted Broadway Director Gabriel Barre on Billy Elliot in Mexico City and designed a writer’s workshop for playwright, Elise Wien, in preparation for Corkscrew Festival in NYC. In her spare time, she teaches fitness to active adults. (“Xiadani” pronounced: Shee-ah-daw-nee)

Alec Ring (Director/Writer/Producer) is a director, writer, and producer with training at UCB and Improv Olympic based in New York. After living in Los Angeles, Alec moved to New York to begin working at Cinetic Media – a full service sales, finance, management, and production company in film and television. Most recently, he has assisted with the production of Ethan Hawke’s Blaze which premiered at Sundance 2018 and Peter Farrelly’s Green Book starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali.

Luke Katler (Director/Writer/Producer) hails from sunny south Florida where he spent his days staring longingly at the beach from a darkened room watching 90s comedies. Luke works at Barbara Whitman Productions as Barbara’s Associate Producer, where he helps shepherd plays and musicals to the Great White Way. Luke has spent his life as a performer and director in everything ranging from Shakespeare, musical theatre, and improv comedy at Chicago’s Improv Olympic. On any given day or night you can likely find Luke at the theatre or huffing and puffing on a strained run along the Hudson. He has strong opinions about the most authentic Italian cuisine in New York, so just don’t even bring it up. For your own sake. Trust him on this.

The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter serving emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. We serve over 2,000 artists every year in over 400 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, public affairs, and storytelling. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our 98-seat proscenium and 56-seat blackbox that we operate in Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all.

Past Tank produced-work includes Drama Desk-nominated productions Ada/Ava (2016), youarenowhere (2016), The Paper Hat Game (2017), the ephemera trilogy (2017), and The Hunger Artist (2018), as well as New York Times Critics’ Pick’s The Offending Gesture by Mac Wellman, directed by Meghan Finn (2016) and Red Emma & The Mad Monk by Alexis Roblan, directed by Katie Lindsay (2018). Since its founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others. www.thetanknyc.org

Unforgettable: The Magic of Nat King Cole
Mar 14 all-day
Unforgettable: The Magic of Nat King Cole @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

Unforgettable: The Magic of Nat King Cole

Friday, March 14 at 8:00 pm

$25/$20 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Visit the official site here for additional details…

A modern centennial celebration of the power and genius of Nat King Cole, brought to life by singer and composer Sachal Vasandani and an exciting group of New York’s top musicians. Sachal Vasandani is one of the great crooners of our time and his “beautiful, velvety voice” and “remarkable stage presence” (NPR) have drawn multiple comparisons to Nat King Cole himself.

Mar
15
Fri
2019
7th Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration
Mar 15 all-day

7th Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration

Presented as part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations Festival

Friday, March 15 | 8:00 pm

at Symphony Space
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway

Learn more about purchasing tickets at this official page here…

This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate by exploring Ireland’s connection to the music and dance traditions of West Africa and Appalachia with a rip-roaring evening of traditional Irish, old-time, and American folk traditions. New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters up from Galax, Virginia join the Green Fields of America and 1920s-inspired multi-instrumentalist Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, while Little Nora Brownwows us on her banjo with fiddler Stephanie Coleman.

FEATURING

Mick Moloney, banjo, octave, mandolin, vocals

Athena Tergis, fiddle

with

The Green Fields of America

Brendan Dolan, piano, flute
Liz Hanley, fiddle, vocals
Billy McComiskey, accordion
Niall O’Leary, dancer

The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters

Caroline Noel Beverley, mandolin, vocals
Bonnie Bond, bass, vocals
Eddie Bond, fiddle, vocals
Josh Ellis, banjo, vocals
Dennis Hall, band leader, guitarist

and

Little Nora Brown, banjo
Stephanie Coleman, fiddle
Jerron “Blind boy” Paxton, banjo, harmonica, and vocals

Critics to examine influence of Andy Warhol’s work
Mar 15 all-day

Critics to examine influence of Andy Warhol’s work

Friday, March 15, 6:30 pm

Contemporary Artists And Culture Critics To Examine How Andy Warhol’s Work Continues To Influence Modern Art Practices At Whitney Museum Of American Art

Presented In Conjunction With Andy Warhol Retrospective Currently On Display At The Museum

Whitney Museum of American Art
3rd Floor, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
99 Gansevoort Street (between Washington St. and West St.)

Contemporary artists Cy Gavin, Justine Kurland, and Leigh Ledare will join Artforum editorElizabeth Schambelan and culture critic Lynne Tillman for a conversation exploring Andy Warhol’s complicated legacy as an artist, filmmaker, cultural icon, philosopher, and queer outlaw at “What is it about Warhol that…?” on Friday, March 15th at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitney Museum of American Art, located at 99 Gansevoort Street (between Washington Street and West Street), Manhattan. The event will take place in the Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater located on the 3rd Floor of the museum. 

Tickets for adults are $15; $12 for museum members, students, seniors, and visitors with disabilities, and can be purchased at whitney.org.

The event is presented in conjunction with “Andy Warhol– From A to B and Back Again,” a retrospective exhibition featuring more than 350 Warhol works, which is on display at the Whitney through March 31. The exhibition is the largest show devoted to a single artist since the Museum moved to its downtown location. Further, the exhibition is the first major Warhol retrospective organized by an American museum since 1989.

“What is it about Warhol that…?” is part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s year-round community programming that reinforces the Museum’s commitment to serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture, as well as supporting artists themselves.

Mar
16
Sat
2019
“Orchid Evenings”: Experience the Energy & Nightlife of Singapore
Mar 16 – Apr 27 all-day

“Orchid Evenings”: Experience the Energy & Nightlife of Singapore

New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY)

March 16 – April 27

Discounted tickets can be found here…

Enjoy an elegant night out at the New York Botanical Garden’s annual “Orchid Evenings”. New York City’s most spectacular evening outings are back, bringing the color and nightlife of Singapore with them. Step into one of the world’s greenest cultures as Supertrees come alive around you, exhilarating with a display of lights and orchids after dark in the Conservatory. Sip a Singapore Sling and purchase a bite to eat from the Bronx Night Market Pop-up while freestyle dancers and DJs perform throughout the night, and explore the kaleidoscope of orchid varieties from the “City in a Garden” and beyond. This is a very special and romantic destination!

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Festival of Colors: Holi Party
Mar 16 all-day

Festival of Colors: Holi Party

Stage 48 (New York, NY)

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 1:00 pm
$15 – $25

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 1:00 pm
$15 – $25

Purchase Tickets Here…

605 W. 48th Street
New York, NY 10036

Join a beautiful crowd at Stage48 and get painted in reds, yellows, greens and pinks! Enjoy the Festival of Colors in style with food, drinks and amazing beats by NYC’s top entertainers. Welcome to the happiest day party in New York City! The Festival of Colors celebrates the coming of spring, the joy of friendship and equality for all. This Indian Festival happens ever year, not only in India but throughout the world. All nationalities and ethnicities are encouraged to participate! Make sure to wear white because this party gets colorful. The colored powders used in Holi represent happiness, love and the freedom to live vibrantly. Take the opportunity to cover yourself and your friends in colorful powders and dance your heart out. Enjoy musical performances, delicious food and an afternoon of messy, color fun.

The Garifuna Jazz Ensemble: Taguiera (Homeland)
Mar 16 all-day
The Garifuna Jazz Ensemble: Taguiera (Homeland) @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

The Garifuna Jazz Ensemble: Taguiera (Homeland)

Saturday, March 16

7:00 pm (Dance Lesson)
8:00 pm (Concert)

$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Visit the official site here…

The Garifuna Jazz Ensemble brings awareness of the endangered language of the Garifuna people that was proclaimed a “Masterpiece and Oral Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO. The Garinagu (plural) are a mixed culture of West Africans that intermarried with The Carib-Arawak Indians on the island of St. Vincent & The Grenadines. The Garifuna Jazz Ensemble presents this rich culture by fusing language, indigenous rhythms and traditional songs with elements and traditions of jazz.

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo
Mar 16 all-day

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, April 14
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 21

Learn more at this official page here…As well as their page within Facebook here…

 The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th St. (formerly the Holiday Inn)
(between 9th & 10 Aves), New York City, NY

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Early Admission: $25 ($15 with ePostcard or postcard)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regular Admission: $6 ($3 with ePostcard, $5 with postcard)

The Westbury Market Fair Opening Weekend 2019
Mar 16 all-day

The Westbury Market Fair
Flea Market’s Spring Opening Weekend Will Be

Saturday, March 16, 2019

960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY

Official Site

The following is from the Westbury Market Fair’s Newsletter:

The weather will be getting more mild by the day. Spring is only around the corner. What better time do start some Spring Shopping. What Better place to get it all at one location than at The Westbury Market Fair Flea Market. As the weather warms, we’ll average almost 100 Vendors each day that sell “A Little bit of Something for Everyone “.

You’ll find Huge Bargains on Brand Name Merchandise Like Cosmetics & Gift Sets, Cellphone Accessories, Toys, Handbags, Wallets & Watches. They’ll be “As Seen On TV ” Gift Items, Women’s Fashions & Jewelry, Groceries, Shoes, Boots & Sneakers along with Designer Coats, Hats and Gloves, & Antiques and Collectables. New vendors & different merchandise each week.

Bring a Friend or Bring the family. Take a break while you shop to enjoy a delicious Breakfast or Lunch. An ATM and restrooms are available on the premises, and Admission is Free, and there’s always plenty of Free Parking.

They will be open every Saturday & Sunday from 8:00 – 4:00 pm Thru December with the exception of rain days and large show days at the NYCB Theatre which will posted at the office and on Facebook.

Text or call for weather closings at 516-669-7541 or email them anytime at Westburymarketfair [at] aol.com. Join their Newsletter or click their vendor link at: WestburyMarketFair.com

Mar
17
Sun
2019
Huang Tiange Solo Piano
Mar 17 all-day
Huang Tiange Solo Piano @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

Huang Tiange Solo Piano

Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 pm

$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Visit the official site here…

Solo recital by 14-year old piano prodigy Huang Tiange. Tiange will present powerful music including masterpieces of Scarlatti, Gershwin, Chopin, Beethoven, Prokofiev and two premieres of Tiange’s own sonata and Wang Hua’s Suite Ba Shan Yu Shui.

Mar
20
Wed
2019
Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors
Mar 20 all-day
Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors

Workshop Dates: MAR 13, MAR 20, MAR 27, APR 3, APR 10, APR 17

at 11:00 am

$10/$7 Members (per workshop)

Please be sure to check at the official site for any changes in scheduling.

This workshop series for senior citizens helps find creative ways to tell stories through art. Design and make a pop-up book, inspired by your life events! Each week, seniors will learn new skills, book making, puppetry manipulation, and warm-up theater games. At the end of the 6 sessions, each participant will have their own memory book as a tangible keepsake, a remembrance and a motivator for them to continue telling their stories.

Call It Grace Book Launch & Panel Discussion
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Call It Grace Book Launch & Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 20
6:00 – 8:00 pm

 Free and open to the public

Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Call It Grace Book Launch! Join Union Theological Seminary, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on March 20, to celebrate the release of Dr. Rev. Serene Jones’ new book with a panel discussion about the roles memoirs and stories can play in understanding theology in a morally bankrupt world. Part memoir, part American history, part theological teaching, Call It Grace is 100% a new, and urgently necessary, public theology for finding meaning in a fractured world.

Moderated by Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas. Panelists include Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Rev. Dr. David P. Gushee, and Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis.

 

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Festival of Colors: Holi Party
Mar 23 all-day

Festival of Colors: Holi Party

Stage 48 (New York, NY)

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 1:00 pm
$15 – $25

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 1:00 pm
$15 – $25

Purchase Tickets Here…

605 W. 48th Street
New York, NY 10036

Join a beautiful crowd at Stage48 and get painted in reds, yellows, greens and pinks! Enjoy the Festival of Colors in style with food, drinks and amazing beats by NYC’s top entertainers. Welcome to the happiest day party in New York City! The Festival of Colors celebrates the coming of spring, the joy of friendship and equality for all. This Indian Festival happens ever year, not only in India but throughout the world. All nationalities and ethnicities are encouraged to participate! Make sure to wear white because this party gets colorful. The colored powders used in Holi represent happiness, love and the freedom to live vibrantly. Take the opportunity to cover yourself and your friends in colorful powders and dance your heart out. Enjoy musical performances, delicious food and an afternoon of messy, color fun.

Mar
24
Sun
2019
68th Annual ISRAEL FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL And Festival of the Arts
Mar 24 all-day

68th Annual

ISRAEL FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL

And Festival of the Arts

Sunday, March 24, 2019

A Day-Long Celebration featuring dancers from across the United States with special performances by Galgaley Rishon, an inspiring wheelchair dance troupe from Israel!

RIVKALEH’S FAIR

11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Community dancing and activities for all ages,
Judaica and crafts vendors, food and snacks

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

3:00 pm
Dancers and singers from communities across the
United States and Israel join together on one stage!

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
524 West 59th Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues, New York, NY
(west of Columbus Circle)

Brooklyn Music School presents Rock Band Showcase 2019
Mar 24 all-day

Brooklyn Music School presents

Rock Band Showcase 2019

Saturday, March 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm

at The Slope Lounge

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) presents its annual Rock Band Showcase on Saturday, March 24, 2019 at 3pm at The Slope Lounge, located at 837 Union Street, Brooklyn.

Rock at the Brooklyn Music School

The first BMS rock band was founded in 2006 by Piruz Partow (Executive Director) when he was a guitar faculty member at the Brooklyn Music School. Since the first rock band in 2006, BMS now has 12 rock bands currently learning and performing throughout the year. The rock bands have members ranging in age from as young as 5 years old in our “Groove Theory” Rock Band to adults in our “Motown Mondays” rock band. Rock bands at BMS are generally one hour classes that meet once a week and are open to players beyond the beginning level. Rock ensembles at BMS are a great opportunity for our students to see the results of their learning and practice through collaboration and group performances. BMS provides its ensembles with numerous unique showcase opportunities in our theatre and around the NYC area throughout the year. Recent notable performances include a Jimi Hendrix Tribute with Nels Cline (of Wilco), Sean Ono Lennon, and “Captain” Kirk Douglass (of The Roots), as well as Grammy winning singer for all ages, Dan Zanes.

The Brooklyn Music School views music and performance as the birthright of all people, an essential way that human beings connect with others and explore their creativity. The study of music has been demonstrated to enhance academic learning and helps to develop discipline and confidence that will serve children well throughout their lives. As part of the vision of reinventing the community music school for the 21st Century, BMS is dedicated to:

* Making high quality musical instruction approachable and affordable to a wide range of students,

* Creating frequent opportunities for performance for our students and cultural enrichment for our community,

* Representing a wide range of musical traditions, including European, African, Middle Eastern, and American to represent the diversity of Brooklyn’s musical talent, and

* Offering a warm and welcoming space for families and individuals to explore new talents and make lasting friendships.

For more information, visit www.brooklynmusicschool.org.

Murphy’s Celtic Legacy at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 24 all-day

MURPHY’S CELTIC LEGACY

Celebrating St. Patrick’s & Irish Culture

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 4 PM

BUY TICKETS

Visit the official page here…

Ticket Prices: $45, $40, $25 | Children 12 & under $10 any seat

Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy features original choreography combining traditional Irish and modern dance techniques presented with multimedia elements, song and live music. The cast of Murphy’s Celtic Legacy gives an invigorating performance of traditional Irish Dance.

The performance centers on an original tale developed by Hannon drawn from Irish folklore—a tale of Kings and Queens, rebels and magic; epic battles between good and evil. It tells the story of the Murphy clan, who flee the corrupt tyrants of their native Eire in search of a better future.

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Ballet Hispánico’s 2019 New York Season at The Joyce Theater
Mar 26 – Mar 31 all-day

Ballet Hispánico’s

2019 New York Season at The Joyce Theater

Featuring Two World Premieres

March 26-31, 2019

A Restaging of Sombrerísimo by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

featuring the Company Women

World Premiere of New Work by Edwaard Liang

World Premiere of Homebound/Alaala by Bennyroyce Royon

The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC

Tue-Wed 7:30 pm; Thu-Fri 8:00 pm; Sat 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm; Sun 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $10 and are available for purchase in person at The Joyce Theater Box Office, by phone at (212) 242-0800, or online at Joyce.org. Ticket prices are subject to change.

New York, NY – Ballet Hispánico, America’s leading Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to The Joyce Theater with two world premieres from March 26-31, 2019. Tickets start at $10 and are available for purchase in person at The Joyce Theater Box Office by calling Joyce Charge at 212-242-0800 or online at www.Joyce.org.

Ballet Hispánico’s program features passionate and culturally relative works that explore the vast connections between the Latinx and Asian diasporas.Annabelle Lopez Ochoa offers an exploration of identity in her stirring Sombrerísimo. In two separate world premieres by Edwaard Liang and Bennyroyce Royon, the choreographers touch on historic issues that are particularly resonant today, including migration, immigration, journeying, and assimilation.

The women of the Ballet Hispánico Company exercise their athleticism and power in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Sombrerísimo. The work is an athletic tour de force originally created for six men full of complex partnering, Latin sizzle, and a joyous celebration of self.  Inspired by the surrealist world of Belgian painter René Magritte, famous for his paintings of men in bowler hats, Sombrerísimo references the iconic sombreros (hats) found throughout the world that help to represent culture.

Edwaard Liang presents an emotional and thought-provoking journey of the Chinese diaspora in his new work.Featuring classical music by Thomas Tallis, Liang evokes emotion through moving sound and lush movement to exemplify how many individuals feel when one leaves one’s homeland or country of birth to seek a new life, including moments of remembering, sharing, and letting go. Liang particularly focuses on the Chinese mass emigration from the nineteenth century to 1949 and the Chinese-Cuban diaspora to explore identity and the ghosts of a former life.

Filipino-American choreographer Bennyroyce Royon explores identity through the lens of Filipino culture in Homebound/Alaala. Royon explores the intersection of Latino and Asian cultures through ideas including the spirit of communal unity (bayanihan), the resilience of women, overcoming hardship, and the quest for home.

“Immigration has enabled plethora of cultural diversity and this program is an example of our leadership role in embracing the diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality in culture. We continue our mission to expose the American experience of Latinx culture and encourage our audience to go beyond the surface of what they know.”
– Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro