Jul
16
Fri
Take Root Presents: Alison Cook Beatty Dance and Anabella Lenzu @ ONLINE/Green Space
Jul 16 – Dec 31 all-day
Take Root Presents: Alison Cook Beatty Dance and Anabella Lenzu @ ONLINE/Green Space | New York | United States

TAKE ROOT, now in its 13th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers’ experimentation and growth with support to present their work to the public. Take Root will present 20 aesthetically diverse artists among seven performances from July 2021 – June 2022.

About the Work

Alison Cook Beatty Dance’s MAHAWAY: SPRING ETERNAL is a two-act ballet that tells the story of a Mother Skunk named Akhushtal, her baby girl Mahaway, and a protective jaguar named Ix Chel. MAHAWAY: SPRING ETERNAL is a commemorative dance & musical celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Paris premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s and Vaslav Nijinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”. Cook-Beatty’s ballet premiered at The Schermerhorn Theater in Brooklyn, NY, on the century anniversary date May 29, 2013, in collaboration with composer Dorian Wallace, the co-artistic director of Tenth Intervention. In this virtual performance, 2019, Tenth Intervention performs live with 25 dancers from Alison Cook Beatty Dance and Infinity Dance Theater, a non-traditional dance company committed to expanding the boundaries of dance by featuring dancers with and without disabilities, under the direction of Artistic Director Kitty Lunn.

Anabella Lenzu’s The night that you stopped acting/ La noche que dejaste de actuar, confronts the absurdity and irony of life, while being an artist and a spectator in today’s world. The work reflects Anabella Lenzu’s experience as a Latina/European artist living in New York and comes from a deep examination of her motivations as a woman, mother, and immigrant.

Available July 16 – December 31, 2021. Tickets on sale now!

Oct
1
Fri
Take Root: Hee Ra Yoo and N/N Dance Collaborative @ ONLINE/Green Space
Oct 1 2021 – Feb 18 2022 all-day
Take Root: Hee Ra Yoo and N/N Dance Collaborative @ ONLINE/Green Space | New York | United States

TAKE ROOT, now in its 13th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers’ experimentation and growth with support to present their work to the public. Take Root will present 20 aesthetically diverse artists among seven performances July 2021 – June 2022.

About the Work

Hee Ra Yoo will present Almost There for Take Root. The Korean phrase “거의 다왔는데” means reaching for something that is just a little too far, but possible to obtain, roughly translated to English as “almost there.” Yoo and Dancers’ new work is about our collective dream to reach our desires in a modern, chaotic world. The dancers represent a crowd becoming a stampede, a warning of one possible outcome of our current path. ‘Almost There’ was developed during Yoo and Dancers’ three-month residency at Dixon Place.

N/N Dance Collaborative presents a selection of dance works crafted in situ, where movement and location are fully integrated. Nancy Brier’s Breezeblocks (2019), Mother Nature (2021) and Now Was Zen (2021) are works that submerge us in otherworldly environments and take us out into raw nature – searching for humanity’s delicate balance between social and environmental, between dysfunction and transformational change. Nicole Speletic’s DNA (2019) and Dis-Ease (2020-21) peer into internal spaces, the ones deep within ourselves and the ones that we intimately inhabit – places which quietly bear witness to the lived moments we nightly withstand or daily pass through. (created in Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Available through December 31, 2021.

Oct
15
Fri
Take Root – October: Who Knows the Show/Aya Jane Saotome & Nattie Trogdon and Hollis Bartlett @ Green Space
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 16 @ 10:00 pm
Take Root - October: Who Knows the Show/Aya Jane Saotome & Nattie Trogdon and Hollis Bartlett @ Green Space | New York | United States

TAKE ROOT IS A MONTHLY CURATED SERIES THAT SUPPORTS DANCE MAKERS BY PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT A PAIRED EVENING OF WORK. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS BUILD THEIR BODY OF WORK; NETWORK WITH FELLOW CHOREOGRAPHERS, DANCERS, AND COLLABORATORS; AND FIND NEW AUDIENCES.

Who Knows the Show presents a journey from East to West and beyond! From rural Japan to New York City, everyday life and extraordinary events are told through dance, theater, comedy and music. Directed and choreographed by Aya Jane Saotome in collaboration with the dancers and musicians.

A collaged duet performance work, O Fallen Angel utilizes the body and performance as a vessel – a container for meaning-making. Confronting our collective and personal assumptions, perceptions, desires and relationship to the moving body on stage; this work is expressed through a patchwork of images, rigorous repetition, stillness, and deep formalism. O Fallen Angel is a vase for the audience to fill and a vase for the performer to hold. It is a work about ghosts and Enya, Florida, deserted places, mundane tasks, Haint Blue, relationship, desire, shame, rigor, repetition and what we hide under the surface – just right under the surface.

Oct
16
Sat
Open House New York: Bayside Historical Society @ Bayside Historical Society
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm
Open House New York: Bayside Historical Society @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

VIRTUAL EVENT

Open House New York Weekend is the city’s largest free, public architecture and design festival, and this year’s festival will include a mix of in-person and virtual experiences. Bayside Historical Society is proud to be participating online with a special expanded Virtual Tour of our landmarked 1887 Castle in Fort Totten. Enjoy virtual views of the exterior and interior of this historic Gothic Revival-style building, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Visit https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events-1/open-house-new-york-3 for more information and come back on October 16 at 9:00am for the live link! This free event will run until October 17 at 9:00pm.

Oct
18
Mon
Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy – Virtual Speaker: Retired Admiral Ami Ayalon @ Commonpoint Queens Virtual Speaker Event
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm
Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy - Virtual Speaker: Retired Admiral Ami Ayalon @ Commonpoint Queens Virtual Speaker Event | New York | United States

Retired Admiral Ami Ayalon, a former director of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency, shares his own thoughts and philosophy about what Israel needs to do to achieve relative peace and security and to sustain itself as a Jewish homeland and a liberal democracy. In Friendly Fire, Ayalon shares his deeply personal journey of discovery, seeking input and perspective from both Palestinians and Israelis whose experiences differ from his own and from each other.

Join Commonpoint Queens, along with Prof. Mark Rosenblum who will moderate the discussion, to hear how Ayalon has come to realize that the sustainable and democratic Jewish homeland for which he repeatedly risked his life can only be realized side-by-side with a Palestinian state whose citizens have genuine hope for their own bright future.

A former Flotilla 13 (Israel’s navy SEALS) commando, a commander of the navy, cabinet minister, Knesset member, Ami Ayalon was the recipient of the Medal of Valor, Israel’s highest military decoration.

An expert on the Middle East, Prof. Mark Rosenblum is Director of the Ibrahim Student Leadership and Dialogue Middle East Program with Queens College, and Director Emeritus of the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding.

$8 members / $10 non-members
Register: https://www.commonpointqueens.org/event/friendly-fire-how-israel-became-its-own-worst-enemy/
For more information, please email kstrauss@commonpointqueens.org.

Oct
28
Thu
Julia del Palacio Son Jarocho Dance: “Golpe de Mar” @ Flushing Town Hall
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm
Julia del Palacio Son Jarocho Dance: "Golpe de Mar" @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Rooted in zapateado jarocho, the traditional dance from Veracruz, Mexico, Julia del Palacio premieres “Golpe de Mar” (Struck by the Sea). A reflection on son jarocho dancers’ intentional movement, agency, and individual style, “Golpe de Mar” unpacks this 300-year-old style and proposes new ways of approaching it, enhancing the role of the dancer within the musical ensemble and celebrating dancers’ contributions to the preservation and growth of the genre.

This concert is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.