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
14
Thu
QPAC LIVE! – OCTOBER VIRTUAL EVENTS @ Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Oct 14 – Oct 28 all-day
QPAC LIVE! - OCTOBER VIRTUAL EVENTS @ Queensborough Performing Arts Center | New York | United States

Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Presents:
QPAC LIVE!
Weekly Live-streaming VIRTUAL entertainment!
View on YouTube or directly through our website (www.visitQPAC.org).

OCTOBER SCHEDULE
10/14 – MICHAEL HOLLAND: BROADWAY’s ARRANGER
10/19 – NAME THAT TUBE/Bingo
10/21 – ROBERT KLEIN – Legendary Comedian!
10/28 – Brian Wilson & Theresa Sareo: What The World Need Now!

For Information: www.visitQPAC.org

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
24
Sun
Free Comedy Screening – Art Thou An Artisté? Yes, I Arted. @ Queens Theatre
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Free Comedy Screening - Art Thou An Artisté? Yes, I Arted. @ Queens Theatre | New York | United States

Comedian/visual artisté Symin Adive (The Onion, UCB) showcases various artists that are definitely not all her in different wigs. The artists discuss what else but themselves and also their art, which is an extension of themselves! Speaking of talking about themselves…Symin is a headline writer for The Onion and an Art Director/Illustrator/Designer/hyphenate hoarder extraordinaire. Will Symin have an existential meltdown about the inextricable meld of art and capitalism? Most definitely. Nevertheless, she is excited to present this 98% solo sketch comedy show that she has lovingly written/directed/performed/edited/produced/catered within a span of two months. Being 98% solo is also how Symin survived the pandemic!
Sponsored by New York City Artist Corps.

Learn more about Symin on Symin’s Premium Site of Luxurious Comedy at SyminAdive.com
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8lsCE-22SU

FREE with RSVP

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.