Be sure to support Ballet Hispanico during their 45th Anniversary season at the Joyce Theater. I will certainly be in the building! Last year I enjoyed the choreography and the costumes in the show. For more information check out the Ballet Hispanico website for more information.
Spotlight Asia: Ring in the Year of the Monkey
Head to the American Museum of Natural History on February 21st at 12pm or 3pm for a free afternoon of programming to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Award-wining Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company rings in the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. The Museum’s Lunar New Year festival celebrates Asian art and culture through contemporary choreography, traditional storytelling, and hands-on activities taught by local artisans.
Watch Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company here:
New York City Art Series: Marcel Dzama
One of my favorite NYC traditions over the last 4 years is to attend the New York City Ballet Art Series. This year I am excited to attend the 2016 Art Series collaboration with Marcel Dzama.
Dzama will exhibit Art Series’ first ever digital installation this winter on the theater’s Promenade, complete with a chess match dance off and an incognito appearance by Amy Sedaris.
The Art Series installation will be on view at three special New York City Ballet Art Series performances on February 6 Eve, 11, and 19 where all tickets are priced at $30, and each audience member will receive a limited edition commemorative takeaway from the artist.
Pictures will be available on my Facebook from the experience on February 6th!
FEBRUARY 6 EVE
Common Ground (Ludwig-Leone/Schumacher)
The Blue of Distance(Ravel/Binet)
The Most Incredible Thing (New Dessner/Peck)
Check out the video preview of what you can expect: http://www.nycballet.com/Videos/Evergreen-Special/Marcel-Dzama-Art-Series.aspx
Dance Theatre of Harlem at City Center
Hope you get to go Midtown to support one of my beloved institutions: Dance Theatre of Harlem at City Center
NYCB Art Series 2015
On the evening of February 27, 2015 I attended the third edition of the New York City Ballet (NYCB) Art Series at David Koch Theatre, which featured an exhibition of 2015 Art Series contemporary artist Dustin Yellin. The night included three wonderfully inspiring and beautiful ballets created in the 21st century: Pictures at an Exhibition, ‘Rōdē,ō: Four Dance Episodes (New Copland/Peck) and Mercurial Manoevres. At the end of the evening a gift was received (art book) by all audience members created by Yellin.
Artwork filled the Promenade and Lobby areas. In the Promenade Yellin’s Psychogeographies dominated the space. The glass sculptures from the ongoing Psychogeographies series are 3,000 pounds and made from cut up books, magazines, art history books and trash. Unlike other pieces in the series, these bodies are moving.
Audience members engaged and examined Yellin’s art pieces throughout the night. The level of detail and precision to create the 3,000 pound sculptures was evident from first glance at the artwork. As you continued to view the pieces the tiny details popped out at you.