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2022

 

Theatres  coming back after Covid closures! And so am I, retiring from ASU/Arizona in May and returning to full time in NY. And so will be updating the NYC calendar year round.

APRIL

-through 18 GREATER NEW YORK the 5th edition of this survey of artists living in NYC (delayed from last year). 47 artists and collectives. MOMA at PS1 (Queens)

-through 30:  THE PATSY the brilliant David Greenspan performs all 8 roles in this 1925 play, directed by Jack Cummings. Abrons Art Center 

-through June 5 FAITH RINGGOLD: AMERICAN PEOPLE Fifty years of this essential artist's work. The New Museum 

through Sept. 18 THE LIGHTNING TESTIMONIES at the Met Museum 

Amar Kanwar's The Lightning Testimonies (2007) is an installation of eight synchronized video projections that play on a thirty-two-minute loop. The work is a constellation of accounts of women who have experienced sexual violence. Beginning with the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, it spans several regions and communities and ends with the historic anti-rape protests in Manipur in 2004.

through May 29 SUFFS world premiere of musical about the suffragette movement in America. Book, music, lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Leigh Silverman. Choreography by Raja Feather Kelly. Public Theatre

6-September 5 WHITNEY BIENNIAL "QUIET AS IT'S KEPT" including choreographer/multi-format artist Ralph Lemon, performer/writer Coco Fusco, also Raven Chacon and a collaboration between Shaun Leonardo, Melanie Crean and Sable Elyse Smith

10 AVOIDANCE MAPPING/PERFECT CITY The always compelling Aaron Landsman brings his workshop to Abrons Arts Center

14-September 11 RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ-A CONTEXTUAL RETROSPECTIVE   El Museo del Barrio

18  JANELL MONÁE IN CONVERSATION with literary collaborators Danny Lore and Sheree Renée Thomas. Launch of her new book of short fiction, The Memory Librarian 8PM in Sharp Building at BAM. Ticket includes copy of book!

19  DBR LAB at National Sawdust. Daniel Bernard Roumain, Jeff McMahon, and Malena Grosz bring their class from Arizona State University to NYC to perform! With special guests Paola Prestini, members of the NJ Symphony, and Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Contributors from the class (Lucy Oruta, Anton Lapov, ONOH, MF Gloom, Matthew Briehl, Lawson Malnory, Keegan Carlson) include musicians, media designers, spoken word artists and filmmakers. 7pm  80 N. 6th St. Brooklyn

28-30 QUEENS TERMINAL new work by Jonathan Kinzel. Chocolate Factory.  – a new evening-length dance and art exhibit – Jon Kinzel brings his decades-long and deeply interrelated choreography and visual art practices to bear on considerations of the time before and the time after the advent of the personal computer, the Internet, and the smartphone. Exploring bridges between improvisation and composition, Queens Terminus experiments with unforeseen performance material, as well as isolated and momentum-based movement forms, to produce a loose collection of drawings and paintings, video, sculpture, and dances, which variously address technology’s effects on visual culture, social relationships, performance, and the presentation of the moving body. Queens Terminus builds upon a body of research begun with Atlantic Terminus (2016, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn) and Pacific Terminus (2019, Telematic Media Arts, San Francisco). Created and performed by Jon Kinzel with dancers Priscilla Marrero and Nik Owens. Lighting Design by Joe Levasseur. Costumes by Nina Katan. Creative Consultants: Cassim Shepard (filmmaker and urbanist), Kuldeep Singh (painter), and Laura Watt (painter).

MAY

(cont)  WHITNEY BIENNIAL "QUIET AS IT'S KEPT" including choreographer/multi-format artist Ralph Lemon, performer/writer Coco Fusco, also Raven Chacon and a collaboration between Shaun Leonardo, Melanie Crean and Sable Elyse Smith.

through Sept. 18 THE LIGHTNING TESTIMONIES at the Met Museum 

Amar Kanwar's The Lightning Testimonies (2007) is an installation of eight synchronized video projections that play on a thirty-two-minute loop. The work is a constellation of accounts of women who have experienced sexual violence. Beginning with the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, it spans several regions and communities and ends with the historic anti-rape protests in Manipur in 2004.

(cont. through 5)   FAITH RINGGOLD: AMERICAN PEOPLE Fifty years of this essential artist's work. The New Museum 

through May 29  SUFFS world premiere of musical about the suffragette movement in America. Book, music, lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Leigh Silverman. Choreography by Raja Feather Kelly. Public Theatre

-September 11 RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ-A CONTEXTUAL RETROSPECTIVE   El Museo del Barrio

15 AVOIDANCE MAPPING/PERFECT CITY The always compelling Aaron Landsman brings his workshop to Abrons Arts Center

20-July 2 CLUBBED THUMB 25TH SUMMER WORKS at The Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St.   New work by Trish Harnetiaux, Gab Reisman, Angela Hanks. Directors: Will Davis, Tamilla Woodard, Knud Adams. see site for schedule and ticks 

21, 28   iLANDING Workshop culminating performance(s)  This is the first time (I think) that Jennifer Monson and iLand crew have presented the workshops for a Spanish-speaking participants.  2-4 pm at Concerned Citizens of Grove Street Community Garden, Good Life Garden, and The People's Garden. "an intergenerational dance and environment workshop based on iLANDing, an interdisciplinary movement practice designed to enhance our understanding of our urban environment through movement. The workshop participants will be awarded $200 scholarships and engaged through our community partnerships with El Puente and the Dorill Initiative. The series of workshops will culminated in a public performance/gathering across three community gardens in Bushwick to share our creative ideas and experiences. "

23  Chocolate Factory First Annual Gala 

through June 5 WHO KILLED MY FATHER by Édouard Louis and directed by Thomas Ostermeier. From the Schaubühne (Berlin) and Théâtre de la Ville (Paris) and presented in NY by St. Ann's Warehouse

through June 5 A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by David Cromer. Signature Theatre

25-29 THE LEGEND OF THE WAITRESS  & THE ROBBER by Renee Philippi, music/lyrics by Lewis Flinn and directed by Philippi and Eric Nightengale. Dixon Place. " an irreverent, comic book-style mashup inspired by Friedrich Schiller’s play The Robbers and the Korean novel The Story of Hong Gildong, both Robin Hood-style stories of people betrayed by their families. With nods to Weill and Brecht, the characters sing and dance as they fight for what they believe, challenging the timeworn concepts of family and perceptions of ownership and justice."

JUNE

(cont)  WHITNEY BIENNIAL "QUIET AS IT'S KEPT" including choreographer/multi-format artist Ralph Lemon, performer/writer Coco Fusco also Raven Chacon and a collaboration between Shaun Leonardo, Melanie Crean and Sable Elyse Smith.

through Sept. 18 THE LIGHTNING TESTIMONIES at the Met Museum 

Amar Kanwar's The Lightning Testimonies (2007) is an installation of eight synchronized video projections that play on a thirty-two-minute loop. The work is a constellation of accounts of women who have experienced sexual violence. Beginning with the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, it spans several regions and communities and ends with the historic anti-rape protests in Manipur in 2004.

-July 2 CLUBBED THUMB 25TH SUMMER WORKS at The Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St.   New work by Trish Harnetiaux, Gab Reisman, Angela Hanks. Directors: Will Davis, Tamilla Woodard, Knud Adams. see site for schedule and ticks 

-September 11 RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ-A CONTEXTUAL RETROSPECTIVE   El Museo del Barrio

1-August 13 HAMLET by Shakes and ORESTIA by Aeschylus. Directed by Robert Icke and sharing the same cast. use code ICKE22PAA for discount ticks. Park Avenue Armory. 

3-August (and then in repertory through Fall) EVA LUNA Isabel Allende's novel adapted for the stage by Caridad Svich. Repertorio Español. In Spanish with English subtitles. 

8-11  REDACTIONS Abigail Levine new project at the new Chocolate Factory! Created by Abigail Levine. Performed by Martita Abril, Anna Azrielli, Julian Barnett, Abigail Levine, and Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal. Music by Paula Matthusen. Lighting by Madeline Best. Costumes / Design by Magdalena Jarkowiec.

28-July 3 CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS reimagines the classics Les Sylphides and The Afternoon of a Faun through his uniquely queer lens, with signature fantastical costume designs developed with Williams's longtime collaborator Andrew Jordan and lighting by Joe Levasseur.  Joyce Theater

29 NIGHT KEEPER Aaron Landsman's project showcased at Baryshnikov

JULY

cont. through August 13 HAMLET by Shakes and ORESTIA by Aeschylus. Directed by Robert Icke and sharing the same cast. use code ICKE22PAA for discount ticks. Park Avenue Armory. 

AUGUST

(cont)  WHITNEY BIENNIAL "QUIET AS IT'S KEPT" including choreographer/multi-format artist Ralph Lemon, writer/performer Coco Fusco, also Raven Chacon and a collaboration between Shaun Leonardo, Melanie Crean and Sable Elyse Smith.

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