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2021 SUMMER

Theatres sloooowly coming back after Covid closures. (I generally update only in the summer months when I am in NYC, but look at the venue guide above!)

APRIL

ongoing BLINDNESS based on Saramago novel. Directed by Walter Meierjohann for Daryl Roth Theatre. Socially distanced seating with focus on audio environment. 

through June 6 GRIEF AND GRIEVANCE: Art and Mourning in America.  The New Museum  37 artists curated by the late Okwui Enwezor. An extraordinary bringing together of sensibilities and disciplines. 

through May 30 DAVID HOCKNEY: DRAWING FROM LIFE. Morgan Library & Museum.  a collection of his drawings from his student work to now. Revelatory. and while you are there (it's expensive!) look at the other drawing show "Conversations in Drawing: Seven Centuries of Collecting from the Gray Collection"

through August 8 JULIE MEHRETU paintings at The Whitney Museum.  We saw this at LACMA last year and I imagine the show is every bit as stunning as it was there. 

ongoing Metropolitan Museum of Art. Everyone is telling me to go while Covid restrictions are in place, as in many areas of the Museum you will have the place to yourselves!

21-  Dixon Place re-opens! 

26  Danspace Gala honoring Bebe Miller, Annie-B Parson, Pat Steir. "a virtual gathering honoring rebel angels"

30-June 21. CHRISTIAN NYAMPETA: SOMETIMES IT WAS  BEAUTIFUL Guggenheim Museum 

-ongoing THE VISITATION a site-specific sound walk created by Stephanie Fleischmann, Christina Campanella and Mallory Catlett for Jackie Robinson Park, featuring the voices of Black-Eyed Susan, Carl Hancock Rux and many others. 

-through June 21 THE LINE "First performed live on Zoom on July 8, 2020, the world premiere play was viewed more than 55,000 times in 18 countries during its limited streaming run last summer. Crafted from firsthand interviews with New York City medical first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, THE LINE cuts through the media and political noise to reveal the lived experiences of frontline medical workers in New York and their battle to save lives in a system built to serve the bottom line." Presented by The Public Theatre​ 

MAY

-ongoing TAXILANDIA  Flako Jimenez, along with collaborators video designer Victor Morales, sound designer Marcelo Anez, technical director Kevin Torres and dramaturge Shy Richardson, offer numerous ways to re-experience Bushwick. Via narrated taxi ride (enter through a lottery for 1-3 riders) a guided tour, a gallery.  Presented via New York Theatre Workshop

-through June 22 POLITICAL INTIMACY Pratt Manhattan Gallery windows. Collaboration with Recess:Assembly

3 WHEN POLITICAL PROTESTS BECOME THEATER  a conversation at 7pm ET/4MDT with one of the Chicago 7, Lee Weiner, and renowned Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr.  Sponsored by NYC Forum on Life, Culture & Society of Touro College. RSVP

3-6 ON THE WAY, UNDONE performance by Okwui Okpokwasili on the High Line 7pm. check-in at 14th St./Tenth Ave. "a processional performance inspired by Simone Leigh’s High Line Plinth commission Brick House, which closes this month. Performers will trace a path from the south end of the park to Leigh’s magnificent sculpture at 30th Street, carrying a vessel that also carries them."

5-9 PARTY IN THE BARDO: JASON MORAN & LAURIE ANDERSON "underpinned by the soundscape of LOU REED: DRONES, a sonic installation utilizing guitars from Reed’s collection and curated by his former guitar technician Stewart Hurwood. Anderson and Moran will invite two groups of artists to add their own layer of artistry over the Drones, joining them in these improvisational sonic meditations for the city of New York." Park Avenue Armory. Sold out but there is a waiting list

11-15 LIVE IDEAS 2021: ALTERED-WORLDS: BLACK UTOPIA AND THE AGE OF ACCELERATION. Hybrid virtual and in-person festival. co-curated by Reynaldo Anderson and New York Live Arts in partnership with the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM

12-23 LA MAMA MOVES DANCE FEST Featuring Outdoor and Live Stream Performances 
Hadar Ahuvia and Tatyana Tenenbaum, J. Bouey (ASU graduate!),  Tiffany Mills Company, Ricarrdo Valentine/ Brother(hood) Dance!, Jasmine Hearn, Sugar Vendil 

14-June 27 IMAGINE NEW HAVEN The International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, CN

19-26. AFTERWARDSNESS Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at Park Avenue Armory. Sold out but there is a waiting list

JUNE

6  AUNTS GOES PUBLIC! A series of outdoor performance events by the ever inventive Aunts dance gang.  5-8pm Open Culture , 49th Ave. between 5th and Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City  Free! "one day only AUNTS event with multiple performers, overlapping performances, open dance parties, multi-disciplinary, body/non-body based, time oriented, finished/experimental/unfinished/process art."

10-13 PERFORMANCE MIX FESTIVAL 35th Anniversary. New Dance Alliance in partnership with Movement Research

JULY

2-5 RAGNAR KJARTANSSON: ROMANTIC SONGS OF THE PATRIARCHY part of the Guggenheim Musuem's series of durational and immersive performance. Everything I've seen by this artist is overwhelmingly moving and utterly unique. The most grounded and beautiful kind of immersion.  "celebrates pop music while revealing a culture shaped by chauvinism" 

23-September 6 WU TSANG: ANTHEM Guggenheim Museum rotunda. "sonic sculptural space"

AUGUST