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Park Avenue Armory Dance Commission 'FLEXN' Begins TodayPark Avenue Armory Dance Commission 'FLEXN' Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Park Avenue Armory has commissioned dance pioneer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray and visionary director Peter Sellars to create a performance piece that evolves the tradition of flex, the Brooklyn-born street dance. Characterized by sharp, rhythmic contortion, pausing, snapping, gliding, bone-breaking, and animated showmanship, the flex form evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up style popular in the dance halls and reggae clubs of Brooklyn in the 1990s. Opening today, March 25 and marking the first major presentation of the Armory's 2015 artistic season, FLEXN transforms the dance from its individual, combative style to create a collaborative work of social commentary inspired by both personal experience and current events. A series of public discussions and education initiatives complement the presentation. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory to Launch 2015 Season with Sellars and Gray's FLEXNPark Avenue Armory to Launch 2015 Season with Sellars and Gray's FLEXN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Park Avenue Armory has commissioned dance pioneer Reggie "Regg Roc" Gray and visionary director Peter Sellars to create a performance piece that evolves the tradition of flex, the Brooklyn-born street dance. Characterized by sharp, rhythmic contortion, pausing, snapping, gliding, and animated showmanship, the flex form evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up style popular in the dance halls and reggae clubs of Brooklyn in the 1990s. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Welcomes Meiyin Wang as First Curator of Artist-in-Residence ProgramPark Avenue Armory Welcomes Meiyin Wang as First Curator of Artist-in-Residence Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Park Avenue Armory announced today that it has appointed Meiyin Wang as Curator of its expanding Artist-in-Residence program-an initiative that supports the development of new, collaborative, and explorative works by artists creating at the intersection of different disciplines. Wang, renowned for her on-going work as Co-Director of The Public Theater's Under The Radar Festival and Director of the Devised Theater Initiative, has deep experience working with emerging and established artists. In this newly created position, Wang is responsible for the development of the Artist-in-Residence program in coordination with Armory President and Executive Producer, Rebecca Robertson, and oversees the Under Construction series, which showcases works developed during the residencies. (more...)

Major Philippe Parreno Exhibit to Open in June at ArmoryMajor Philippe Parreno Exhibit to Open in June at Armory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

For his largest exhibition in the U.S. to date, Philippe Parreno constructs a multi-sensory journey within the monumental interior of Park Avenue Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall-guiding and manipulating the audience's experience through the spectral presence of sound and light. H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS transforms the traditional exhibition experience into a scripted series of rotating events, incorporating new and re-mastered films and objects with live performances by pianist Mikhail Rudy and recorded sound that respond to the Armory's expansive 55,000-square-foot space. Choreographed together, these works form an all encompassing and perpetually evolving artistic composition of operatic proportions. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Dance Commission 'FLEXN' to Begin 3/25Park Avenue Armory Dance Commission 'FLEXN' to Begin 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Park Avenue Armory has commissioned dance pioneer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray and visionary director Peter Sellars to create a performance piece that evolves the tradition of flex, the Brooklyn-born street dance. Characterized by sharp, rhythmic contortion, pausing, snapping, gliding, bone-breaking, and animated showmanship, the flex form evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up style popular in the dance halls and reggae clubs of Brooklyn in the 1990s. Opening March 25 and marking the first major presentation of the Armory's 2015 artistic season, FLEXN transforms the dance from its individual, combative style to create a collaborative work of social commentary inspired by both personal experience and current events. A series of public discussions and education initiatives complement the presentation. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sound Bites After Party at Hurley's SaloonPhoto Flash: Sound Bites After Party at Hurley's Saloon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Theatre Now New York presented the 2nd Annual Sound Bites 10 Minute Musical Theatre Festival on December 8th 2014 at the 47th Street Theatre. An after-party, sponsored by Music Theatre International, was held after at Hurley's Saloon where awards were given and merriment was had. (more...)

Park Ave Armory's 2015 Artistic Season to Feature Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson & MorePark Ave Armory's 2015 Artistic Season to Feature Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Park Avenue Armory announced the details of its 2015 season, encompassing site-specific installations, commissions, and cross-disciplinary collaborations across a range of art forms-from installation, to dance, music, and performance art. The season reflects and strengthens the Armory's mission, dedicated to advancing new forms of artistic expression, catalyzing open collaboration between artists, and creating immersive and thought-provoking experiences for audiences within its soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall and historic period rooms. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory to Launch 2015 Season with Sellars and Gray's FLEXNPark Avenue Armory to Launch 2015 Season with Sellars and Gray's FLEXN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Park Avenue Armory has commissioned dance pioneer Reggie "Regg Roc" Gray and visionary director Peter Sellars to create a performance piece that evolves the tradition of flex, the Brooklyn-born street dance. Characterized by sharp, rhythmic contortion, pausing, snapping, gliding, and animated showmanship, the flex form evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up style popular in the dance halls and reggae clubs of Brooklyn in the 1990s. (more...)

Christopher Vened's HUMAN IDENTITY Comes to United Solo 2014 TodayChristopher Vened's HUMAN IDENTITY Comes to United Solo 2014 Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Following a successful run in Los Angeles, performer and writer Christopher Vened brings his one-man show Human Identity to the 2014 United Solo Theatre Festival today, September 27 at 2:00pm. (more...)

Christopher Vened's HUMAN IDENTITY Comes to United Solo 2014, 9/27Christopher Vened's HUMAN IDENTITY Comes to United Solo 2014, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Following a successful run in Los Angeles, performer and writer Christopher Vened brings his one-man show Human Identity to the 2014 United Solo Theatre Festival on September 27 at 2:00pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: York Little Theatre's SHREK: THE MUSICAL - It's Big, Green, and RaucousBWW Reviews: York Little Theatre's SHREK: THE MUSICAL - It's Big, Green, and Raucous
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 23, 2014

Rene Staub leads Randy Stamm and a large cast of fractured fairy tale stars in a musical tale of love, loss, daring heroics, and dragons, donkeys, and ogres (more...)

Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory Presents Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, Now thru 7/13Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory Presents Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Nigel Redden, director of the Lincoln Center Festival, and Rebecca Robertson, President and Executive Producer, Park Avenue Armory, today announced that the two organizations will co-present The Passenger, Mieczyslaw Weinberg's uncompromising 1968 opera about the Holocaust, performed by Houston Grand Opera and directed by David Pountney, in its New York premiere performances today, July 10, 12 and 13 at Lincoln Center Festival 2014. Pountney's production will have its U.S. premiere on January 18, 2014 at Houston Grand Opera. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kenneth Branagh & More Celebrate Opening Night of MACBETH at Park Avenue ArmoryPhoto Coverage: Kenneth Branagh & More Celebrate Opening Night of MACBETH at Park Avenue Armory
by Walter McBride - Jun 6, 2014

Kenneth Branagh's highly-anticipated New York stage debut in an immersive and visceral staging of Macbeth at the Park Avenue Armory officially opened last night, June 5. Branagh is a five time Academy Award nominee and will be making his NY stage-debut in this production. The production also stars Alex Kingston who is well-known for her role in Doctor Who, as well as Richard Coyle, Scarlett Strallen, Tom Godwin, Edward Harrison, Dylan Clark Marshall, and Kate Tydman. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Immersive Production of MACBETH, Starring Kenneth Branagh, Opens Tonight at the Park Avenue ArmoryImmersive Production of MACBETH, Starring Kenneth Branagh, Opens Tonight at the Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Kenneth Branagh's highly-anticipated New York stage debut in an immersive and visceral staging of Macbeth at the Park Avenue Armory officially opens today, June 5. (more...)

Immersive Production of MACBETH Starring Kenneth Branagh Begins TodayImmersive Production of MACBETH Starring Kenneth Branagh Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Kenneth Branagh's highly-anticipated New York stage debut in an immersive and visceral staging of Macbeth begins today, May 31, at Park Avenue Armory. It will officially open on June 5. (more...)

HUMAN IDENTITY Debuts at COHO Theater TonightHUMAN IDENTITY Debuts at COHO Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

The world premiere of a new solo show, HUMAN IDENTITY, will run today and tomorrow, December 27th & 28th at COHO Theater (Portland). (more...)

HUMAN IDENTITY to Premiere at COHO Theater, 12/27-28HUMAN IDENTITY to Premiere at COHO Theater, 12/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

The world premiere of a new solo show, HUMAN IDENTITY, will run December 27th & 28th at COHO Theater (Portland). (more...)

Kenneth Branagh-Led MACBETH & More Set for Park Avenue Armory's 2014 SeasonKenneth Branagh-Led MACBETH & More Set for Park Avenue Armory's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Park Avenue Armory announced today its 2014 season, an unprecedented mix of presentations and commissions ranging from Kenneth Branagh's highly-anticipated New York stage debut in an immersive and visceral staging of Macbeth; to the London-based trio The xx in a performance that alters the interaction and relationship of the audience with the band; to a visual art commission by artist Douglas Gordon and classical pianist He?le?ne Grimaud that will transform the drill hall into a water-filled environment; to Peter Sellars's staging of St. Matthew Passion which fuses the audience, the orchestra, and soloists into one dramatic, unified assembly. (more...)

Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory to Present Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, July 2014Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory to Present Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Nigel Redden, director of the Lincoln Center Festival, and Rebecca Robertson, President and Executive Producer, Park Avenue Armory, today announced that the two organizations will co-present The Passenger, Mieczyslaw Weinberg's uncompromising 1968 opera about the Holocaust, performed by Houston Grand Opera and directed by David Pountney, in its New York premiere performances July 10, 12 and 13 at Lincoln Center Festival 2014. Pountney's production will have its U.S. premiere on January 18, 2014 at Houston Grand Opera. (more...)

It's Official! Kenneth Branagh to Make NY Stage Debut in MACBETH at Park Avenue Armory, June 2014It's Official! Kenneth Branagh to Make NY Stage Debut in MACBETH at Park Avenue Armory, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

The U.S. premiere of Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh's staging of MACBETH will take over Park Avenue Armory's 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall in June 2014. (more...)

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