A Celebration of the Life of Geoffrey Holder

Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

Geoffrey Lamont Holder was a Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, dancer, painter, singer, and Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer. He passed away last year and this event is a tribute to his life. His wife, Carmen De Lavallade (a dancer), will be performing for the event.

1:00 pm

Panel discussion: The Life and Work of Geoffrey Holder
With Carmen and Geoffrey filmmakers Nick Doob and Linda Atkinson, moderated by Leo Holder, son of Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade

2:00 pm
Carmen and Geoffrey documentary, followed by screening of rare archival film footage

Related Exhibition:
_The Genius of Geoffrey Holder_
July 23–August 29
Exhibitions are open during Library hours: 12:00–8:00 Monday and Thursday; 12:00–6:00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Plaza Corridor Gallery

Presented in association with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

New York City Ballet (NYCB) Art Series 2014 Presents JR

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JR. New York City Ballet. New York City Ballet Art Series 2014. http://www.jr-art.net/

I have been searching for months for any clues as to who the next contemporary artist to collaborate with the New York City Ballet (NYCB) would be, and it is with great excitement last night I saw the announcement for the 2014 NYCB Art Series! This year, the NYCB will collaborate with the French artist known as JR for the second annual art series.

JR will share his Art Series installation during three special performance evenings — January 23, February 7, 13 — when every seat in the house is available for just $29. On these evenings, every audience member will receive a takeaway created specifically for this event.

The tickets to the NYCB Art Series sell out very, very quickly so buy pre-sale as soon as you can for this very special event! From taking part last year I know how special the whole evening is and recommend it to all art patrons and art enthusiasts as well as those who’ve never been to a ballet. It is a fantastic time and loads of fun with the exhibition, ballet, and reception.

ART SERIES Pre-Sale: Thursday, January 2 at noon through Sunday, January 5 at noon. Enter your pre-sale promo code on any of the performance information pages  to unlock seating options for all three Art Series performances. (Find presale code on JR’s website: http://www.jr-art.net/)

Please note that Art Series purchases are limited to 4 tickets per performance. Should you attempt to select more than 4 seats in the seat map, or add more than 4 seats per performance to your cart, you will encounter an error message prohibiting your purchase.

NYCB Art Series commissions contemporary artists to create original works of art inspired by our unique energy, spectacular dancers, and one-of-a-kind repertory of ballets. New York City Ballet has worked with leading and emerging artists throughout the Company’s history — luminaries like Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Julian Schnabel. We are proud to continue this tradition through annual collaborations with some of the most compelling new artists on the scene today.

UPDATE: Photos from Opening night January 23, 2014 can be found on my Facebook post. Click here: https://www.facebook.com/ArtEdgeNYC

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JR. New York City Ballet. New York City Ballet Art Series 2014. http://www.jr-art.net/

Lincoln Center Presents: Aaron Curry: Melt to Earth

Melt to Earth is a part of Lincoln Center’s Public Art Program featuring 14 site-specific, monumental boldly colored aluminum sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Curry around the Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center. A delightful site that is a must-see in New York this winter, the sculptures will be present until January 6, 2014. Use hashtag #MeltToEarth to join the conversation on social media! Enjoy the rest of my photos below.

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“Aaron Curry: Melt to Earth” Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center 2013 by Erin Hylton

"Aaron Curry: Melt to Earth" Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center 2013 by Erin Hylton

“Aaron Curry: Melt to Earth” Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center 2013 by Erin Hylton

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“Aaron Curry: Melt to Earth” Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center 2013 by Erin Hylton

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“Aaron Curry: Melt to Earth” Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center 2013 by Erin Hylton

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“Aaron Curry: Melt to Earth” Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center 2013 by Erin Hylton

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“Aaron Curry: Melt to Earth” Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center 2013 by Erin Hylton

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“Aaron Curry: Melt to Earth” Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center 2013 by Erin Hylton

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“Aaron Curry: Melt to Earth” Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center 2013 by Erin Hylton

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“Aaron Curry: Melt to Earth” Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center 2013 by Erin Hylton

New York City Ballet and FAILE: An Art Series Collaboration

With extreme excitement I post on the NYCB (New York City Ballet) and FAILE Art Series collaboration which is in its inaugural year. Art Series commissions work by contemporary artists inspired by the New York City Ballet. FAILE’s installation, Les Ballets De Faile, is presented in two segments in 2013. The first was called the Tower of FAILE on the Promenade for the performances on Friday, February 1 while the second FAILE Wheels will be on display at the Wednesday, May 29 performance. On those days every seat in the house was available for $29 with each audience member being able to take home a limited edition piece of artwork made specifically for the event.

(Seats sold out within minutes when opened to the public on January 8th, and I was blessed to get a ticket for the May performance later that day. Photos and a keek video of the installation will be available on the Art Edge NYC page on Facebook Thursday,  May 30th!)

Click on the link for more information on the series and installation: NYCB Art Series: Les Ballet De FAILE

Dance Theater of Harlem 2013 Season

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Dance Theater of Harlem makes a return to New York City after 9 years of hiatus with 6 performances, of which 5 are New York premieres. There are two programs that include a family matinée and with performances that include Far But Close, a love story told through spoken word, choreography and music, and Alvin Ailey’s The Lark Ascending it is a must-see this Spring season!

Performances will be April 10-14 at Jazz at Lincoln Center Rose Theater: http://www.dancetheatreofharlem.org/company/ny-season