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Anna Deavere Smith to Receive the 19th Annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish PrizeAnna Deavere Smith to Receive the 19th Annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

The Gish Prize Trust today announced that playwright, actress, author and educator Anna Deavere Smith has been selected to receive the 19th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, given annually as a legacy from the legendary film and stage actresses. Established in 1994, it is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious awards in the arts and is also one of the largest, currently bearing a cash value of approximately $300,000. Throughout the years, the Prize's mission has helped to support artists who have pushed the boundaries of their art forms and contributed to social change, therefore paving the way for future generations of artistic innovators. (more...)

Park Ave. Armory to Host 'Immersive Soundscape' The Murder of Crows, 8/3-9/9Park Ave. Armory to Host 'Immersive Soundscape' The Murder of Crows, 8/3-9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2012

Artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are set to animate Park Avenue Armory's cavernous drill hall this August with a dream-like soundscape that envelops audiences in a poetic and visceral sonic experience. The soundscape opens August 3 and will run through September 9. (more...)

Cardiff & Miller Exhibit at Park Ave Armory Opens 8/3Cardiff & Miller Exhibit at Park Ave Armory Opens 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2012

In less than three weeks, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller will fill Park Avenue Armory's vast drill hall with their most ambitious sound installation to date. An otherworldly soundscape created using nearly 100 speakers, THE MURDER OF CROWS will immerse visitors in a vivid narrative realized through the artists' evocative and poetic use of sound-from crashing waves to a marching band to the hubbub of a factory floor. Woven together, these sounds create a haunting melodrama, exploring concepts of love, loss, and vulnerability. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory to Present THE MURDER OF CROWS, 8/3-9/9Park Avenue Armory to Present THE MURDER OF CROWS, 8/3-9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

Artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller will animate Park Avenue Armory's cavernous drill hall this summer with a 'dream-like soundscape that envelops audiences in a poetic and visceral sonic experience.' (more...)

Park Ave. Armory to Host 'Immersive Soundscape' The Murder of Crows, 8/3-9/9Park Ave. Armory to Host 'Immersive Soundscape' The Murder of Crows, 8/3-9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

Artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are set to animate Park Avenue Armory's cavernous drill hall this August with a dream-like soundscape that envelops audiences in a poetic and visceral sonic experience. The soundscape opens August 3 and will run through September 9. (more...)

Cardiff & Miller Exhibit at Park Ave Armory Opens 8/3Cardiff & Miller Exhibit at Park Ave Armory Opens 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

In less than three weeks, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller will fill Park Avenue Armory's vast drill hall with their most ambitious sound installation to date. An otherworldly soundscape created using nearly 100 speakers, THE MURDER OF CROWS will immerse visitors in a vivid narrative realized through the artists' evocative and poetic use of sound-from crashing waves to a marching band to the hubbub of a factory floor. Woven together, these sounds create a haunting melodrama, exploring concepts of love, loss, and vulnerability. (more...)

Cardiff & Miller Exhibit at Park Ave Armory Opens 8/3Cardiff & Miller Exhibit at Park Ave Armory Opens 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

In less than three weeks, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller will fill Park Avenue Armory's vast drill hall with their most ambitious sound installation to date. An otherworldly soundscape created using nearly 100 speakers, THE MURDER OF CROWS will immerse visitors in a vivid narrative realized through the artists' evocative and poetic use of sound-from crashing waves to a marching band to the hubbub of a factory floor. Woven together, these sounds create a haunting melodrama, exploring concepts of love, loss, and vulnerability. (more...)

NY Philharmonic and Park Avenue Armory Present PHILHARMONIC 360, 6/29 & 30NY Philharmonic and Park Avenue Armory Present PHILHARMONIC 360, 6/29 & 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

The New York Philharmonic and Park Avenue Armory will present two evenings of spatial music conceived by Music Director Alan Gilbert - featuring the New York premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's epic composition Gruppen - in the Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall, Friday, June 29, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 30, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Park Ave. Armory to Host 'Immersive Soundscape' The Murder of Crows, 8/3-9/9Park Ave. Armory to Host 'Immersive Soundscape' The Murder of Crows, 8/3-9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2012

Artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are set to animate Park Avenue Armory's cavernous drill hall this August with a dream-like soundscape that envelops audiences in a poetic and visceral sonic experience. The soundscape opens August 3 and will run through September 9. (more...)

Tom Sachs' Mission to Mars Takes Off at the Armory Today, 5/18Tom Sachs' Mission to Mars Takes Off at the Armory Today, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Park Avenue Armory and Creative Time join forces with artist Tom Sachs to launch the next flight of his SPACE PROGRAM with an unprecedented four-week mission to Mars, all within Park Avenue Armory's soaring 55,000-square-foot drill hall. (more...)

NY Philharmonic and Park Avenue Armory Present PHILHARMONIC 360, 6/29 & 30NY Philharmonic and Park Avenue Armory Present PHILHARMONIC 360, 6/29 & 30
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012

The New York Philharmonic and Park Avenue Armory will present two evenings of spatial music conceived by Music Director Alan Gilbert - featuring the New York premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's epic composition Gruppen - in the Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall, Friday, June 29, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 30, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory to Present THE MURDER OF CROWS, 8/3-9/9Park Avenue Armory to Present THE MURDER OF CROWS, 8/3-9/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2012

Artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller will animate Park Avenue Armory's cavernous drill hall this summer with a 'dream-like soundscape that envelops audiences in a poetic and visceral sonic experience.' (more...)

Tom Sachs' SPACE PROGRAM Returns to Park Avenue Armory in MayTom Sachs' SPACE PROGRAM Returns to Park Avenue Armory in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

This May, Park Avenue Armory and Creative Time join forces with artist Tom Sachs to launch the next flight of his SPACE PROGRAM with an unprecedented four-week mission to Mars, all within Park Avenue Armory's soaring 55,000-square-foot drill hall. (more...)

Citi Bank Named Premier Corporate Sponsor of Park Avenue Armory for 2012-13 SeasonCiti Bank Named Premier Corporate Sponsor of Park Avenue Armory for 2012-13 Season
by Christina Mancuso - Mar 20, 2012

Park Avenue Armory announced today that Citi Private Bank will act as premier corporate sponsor in support of the Armory's 2012 and 2013 seasons. Now in its second full season of cultural programming, comprising productions of visual art, dance, and music, the Armory is dedicated to presenting works that cannot be realized in traditional museums and performance halls. (more...)

Park Ave Armory Begins 2012 Season With Tune In Music FestPark Ave Armory Begins 2012 Season With Tune In Music Fest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2012

Dedicated to presenting works that cannot be realized in traditional institutions, Park Avenue Armory's season includes commissions of monumental, immersive installations by visual artists Tom Sachs, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, and Ann Hamilton; epic music experiences, including the second annual Tune-In Music Festival, celebrating the 75th birthday of the iconic Philip Glass, as well as the New York Philharmonic in a program exploring the sonic qualities of the Armory's cathedral-like acoustics; the legendary Trisha Brown Dance Company bringing a restaging Astral Converted; and, "Under Construction," a salon series featuring Armory Artists-in-Residence and friends. (more...)

Park Ave Armory Announces 2012 Season, Begins With Tune In Music FestPark Ave Armory Announces 2012 Season, Begins With Tune In Music Fest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2012

Park Avenue Armory announced today its second full season of cultural programming, comprising productions of visual art, dance, and music that are conceived and performed "outside the box" of conventional theaters and museums. (more...)

Tom Sachs' Mission to Mars Takes Off at the Armory this MayTom Sachs' Mission to Mars Takes Off at the Armory this May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

This spring, Park Avenue Armory and Creative Time will join forces with artist Tom Sachs to launch the next flight of his SPACE PROGRAM with an unprecedented four-week mission to Mars, all within Park Avenue Armory's soaring 55,000-square-foot drill hall. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic ProgrammingPark Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic Programming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2011

Park Avenue Armory announced its first full season of cultural programming, comprising productions of visual art, dance, theater and music that are conceived and performed 'outside the box' of conventional theaters and museums. Dedicated to presenting works that cannot be realized in traditional institutions, Park Avenue Armory's season will include monumental, immersive installations by visual artists Peter Greenaway and Ryoji Ikeda; Tune-In, a contemporary music festival featuring new music ensembles curated by and including eighth blackbird, the New York premier of Inuksuit by John Luther Adams and a new site-specific commission by Sympho; a six-week residency by the Royal Shakespeare Company in a full-scale Shakespearean theater built inside the Drill Hall; and free-form performances by Shen Wei Dance Arts, Streb, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. With its soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall and array of dramatic period rooms, the Armory's unique spaces enable artists to create-and the public to experience- unconventional work in all genres that could not be realized elsewhere in New York City. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic ProgrammingPark Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic Programming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2011

Park Avenue Armory announced its first full season of cultural programming, comprising productions of visual art, dance, theater and music that are conceived and performed 'outside the box' of conventional theaters and museums. Dedicated to presenting works that cannot be realized in traditional institutions, Park Avenue Armory's season will include monumental, immersive installations by visual artists Peter Greenaway and Ryoji Ikeda; Tune-In, a contemporary music festival featuring new music ensembles curated by and including eighth blackbird, the New York premier of Inuksuit by John Luther Adams and a new site-specific commission by Sympho; a six-week residency by the Royal Shakespeare Company in a full-scale Shakespearean theater built inside the Drill Hall; and free-form performances by Shen Wei Dance Arts, Streb, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. With its soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall and array of dramatic period rooms, the Armory's unique spaces enable artists to create-and the public to experience- unconventional work in all genres that could not be realized elsewhere in New York City. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic ProgrammingPark Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic Programming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2011

Park Avenue Armory announced its first full season of cultural programming, comprising productions of visual art, dance, theater and music that are conceived and performed 'outside the box' of conventional theaters and museums. Dedicated to presenting works that cannot be realized in traditional institutions, Park Avenue Armory's season will include monumental, immersive installations by visual artists Peter Greenaway and Ryoji Ikeda; Tune-In, a contemporary music festival featuring new music ensembles curated by and including eighth blackbird, the New York premier of Inuksuit by John Luther Adams and a new site-specific commission by Sympho; a six-week residency by the Royal Shakespeare Company in a full-scale Shakespearean theater built inside the Drill Hall; and free-form performances by Shen Wei Dance Arts, Streb, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. With its soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall and array of dramatic period rooms, the Armory's unique spaces enable artists to create-and the public to experience- unconventional work in all genres that could not be realized elsewhere in New York City. (more...)

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