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Lincoln Center Out of Doors Enters Final Week, Ends 8/15

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Marking its 40th anniversary, Lincoln Center Out of Doors continues its schedule of FREE performances on the plazas of Lincoln Center through August 15. The 40th annual edition of the festival presents a wide range of music and dance events by dozens of international, U.S. and local artists. Detailed descriptions of the performances, and a complete schedule, follow.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND TAKE PLACE ON LINCOLN CENTER'S PLAZAS between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted). Take No.1 IRT to 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station) OR the A, B, C, D and No. 1 trains to 59th St/Columbus Circle.

Visit www.LCOutofDoors.org for a complete schedule or call 212-875-5766.

? Afro-Peruvian vocalist Susana Baca's riveting voice is one of the marvels of contemporary music. Rootsy singer-guitarist Aurelio Martinez of Honduras is ambassador of the Garifuna people's effortlessly lilting and bittersweet ballad style know as paranda. Songwriter Carlos Varela has been one of the leading lights of Cuba's nueva trova song tradition for three decades. (August 11, Damrosch Park Bandshell)

?Music you can see, dance you can hear. Likely the first music-people the world over stomp, clap, sing, snap, and chant. Evocative and visceral, the International Body Music Festival concert explores the sonic possibilities of the human instrument with an amazing roster of traditional and contemporary artists from the Americas: Brazil's 12-member "circle orchestra Barbatuques in its New York debut; the Bay Area's ferocious SLAMMIN All-Body Band, known for infectious harmonies and lightning-fast improvisations; Inuit throat singers Celina Kalluk and Lucie Idlout from Nunavut, Canada; and African American hambone artist Derique McGee. (August 12, Damrosch Park Bandshell)

? Learn Kecak, Bali's "Monkey Chant," a trance-inducing song of high energy and precise interlocking vocal patterns, lead by Christine Southworth and Evan Ziporyn, followed by a processional performance of belaganjur, the festive, polyrhythmic "marching gamelan," all performed by Gamelan Galak Tika. (August 13, Broadway Plaza)

? Visionary precision, fearless exploration, and unlimited scope have placed the Kronos Quartet at the forefront of contemporary music for nearly 40 years. Tonight's far-reaching repertoire features works by Steve Reich, Café Tacuba, and the world premiere of Christine Southworth's Super Collider. Performed by Kronos with the 14 musicians of Gamelan Galak Tika using the virtual Gamelan Electrika, designed and developed by Harmonix's Alex Rigopulos (of Guitar Hero and Rock Band), Super Collider juxtaposes two sound worlds and traditions, the string quartet and the ancient gamelan, through the unlimited sonic universe of electronics. Kenge Kenge breath new life into Kenya's Lou musical roots, using an indigenous one-string fiddle called the orutu, flutes and drums to explore the traditional acoustic origins of the exhilarating dance rhythms of benga.(August 13, Damrosch Park Bandshell)

? La Casita marks its 10th anniversary at this year's Out of Doors (August 14; repeated in its entirety in the Bronx at Teatro Pregones on August 15), in a 16 artist, 5+ hour program emceed by La Bruja, celebrating oral traditions in both verse and music from a wide range of cultures including Afro-Caribbean, Latino, Filipino, and Balkan artists, with performers including Willie Perdomo, The Welfare Poets, Tato Torres' Yerbabuena, Liza Garza, Grace Nono and Deaf poet Ayisha Knight-Shaw. For the first time the entire program for each date will be American Sign Language interpreted. (August 14, Hearst Plaza/ Barclays Capital Grove)
ASL interpretation of La Casita for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is provided by the Lincoln Center's Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities. La Casita is sponsored by PepsiCo, Inc. Produced in cooperation with Claudia Norman Management. Co-curated by Bill Bargin, Lincoln Center Out of Doors; Melody Capote, Caribbean Cultural Center; Lillian Cho: C. Daniel Dawson; Eliana Godoy, Art for Change; Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management; Rich Villar, Louder Arts. Natalio Hernandez presented with additional support from the Mexican Cultural Insitute.

? Composed to convey the history of Latin music in song, La Raza Latina: A Salsa Suite remains a testament to keyboard genius Larry Harlow's commitment to salsa as well as his creative vision. In the long-awaited New York premiere of this landmark 1977 suite, the legendary Jewish salsero pilots a sprawling 40-piece orchestra and chorus playing music by Harlow, Johnny Ortiz, Rudy Calzado, and Tito Puente. Panamanian superstar Rubén Blades, a veteran of the original Fania recording, recreates his role as lead vocalist, joined by Cuban singer Adonis Puentes. Additionally The Masacote Dance Company will be featured in the 1977 orchestral opus. (August 14, Damrosch Park Bandshell)
La Raza Latina presented with support from Fania Records.

? Centrifugal Force: Hip-Hop Generations creates a site-specific work that juxtaposes the raw energy of street dance with the formal grandeur of Lincoln Center. Nearly 75 dancers-first and second generations of hip-hop dance pioneers, prominent and emerging local and international dancers, and NYC teenagers-lead audiences from the fountain plaza through multi-hued pathways to the grandstand steps in front of Alice Tully Hall, where audiences will be invited to join a freestyle dance cipher. Choreographed by hip-hop and contemporary dance pioneers Emilio "Buddha Stretch" Austin Jr, Adesola Osakalumi, and Gus Solomons Jr. (August 15, Josie Robertson Plaza)
Centrifugal Force: Hip Hop Generations is presented in collaboration with Dancing in the Streets. Hip Hop Generation Next is a citywide series that is produced by Dancing in the Streets www.dancinginthestreets.org and sponsored by Bloomberg.

? A seminal collaboration emerging from one of the most vibrant and prolific periods in New York's art world, Dance was considered revolutionary when it premiered 30 years ago. Choreographed by revered experimental choreographer Lucinda Childs with an original score by Philip Glass, Dance is framed by a larger-than-life film of the original performers by artist Sol LeWitt, projected onto a translucent scrim in front of the stage. The buoyant dancers seamlessly weave space-devouring patterns as they interact with the film, creating an endlessly flowing interplay of past and present. Spanning the distance from the back of the stage to reach into the performance space, hundreds of white cables expand to create a tunnel-like space over both audience and performers in Brian Brooks' Motor. Within this vibrant installation, dancers wrestle with themselves and one another in sequences that amplify our linear perception of time. Each moment builds off the previous one, creating a chain reaction that continues throughout the piece. (August 15, Damrosch Park Bandshell)
Dance is produced by Linda Brumbach; Production management: Pomegranate Arts. The reconstruction of Dance was commissioned by the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, with additional support from The Yard, a colony for performing artists on Martha's Vineyard, Wendy Taucher, Artistic Director.
Dance by Lucinda Childs was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts' American Masterpieces: Dance initiative, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts.


LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS 2010
JULY 28-AUGUST 15, 2010
REMAINING PERFORMANCES

(Programs and artists subject to change)

Wednesday, August 11
6:30 p.m. - Damrosch Park Bandshell
Susana Baca
Aurelio Martinez & Garifuna Soul
Carlos Varela & His Band
Susana Baca presented in association with Queens Theatre in the Park's Chase Latino Cultural Festival.
Aurelio Martinez presented with support from the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

Thursday, August 12
7 p.m. - Parade beginning at Josie Robertson Plaza
Chinese American Arts Council: Lion Dance
Presented in association with the Chinese American Arts Council

Thursday, August 12
7:30 p.m. - Damrosch Park Bandshell
International Body Music Festival (New York Debut)
Barbatuques (New York Debut)
Slammin All-Body Band
Celina Kalluk and Lucie Idlout
Derique McGee
IBMF is a project of Crosspulse. Keith Terry, Artistic Director
Barbatuques presented with support from the Consulate General of Brazil in New York

Friday, August 13
6 p.m. - Workshop at Broadway Plaza followed by parade/performance to Josie Robertson Plaza
Gamelan Galak Tika: Kecak workshop and Belaganjur (marching gamelan)
Gamelan Galak Tika is a part of the MIT Music & Theater Arts Program, Evan Ziporyn, Artistic Director

Friday, August 13
7:30 p.m. - Damrosch Park Bandshell
Kronos Quartet with special guest Gamelan Galak Tika
Performing Christine Southworth's: Super Collider (World premiere)
Works by Steve Reich, Café Tacuba and others
Kenge Kenge (New York Debut)
Super Collider & Gamelan Elektrika made possible by Alex Rigopulos & Sachi Sato, MIT and the MIT Media Lab. Gamelan Galak Tika is a part of the MIT Music & Theater Arts Program.

Saturday, August 14
12 noon - 5:30 p.m. - Hearst Plaza/Barclays Capital Grove
La Casita: A Home for the Heart/ Un Hogar Para El Corazon - 10th Anniversary
Spoken word and music
M.C: La Bruja
Aracelis Girmay
Ayisha Knight
Carvens Lissaint
Denizen Kane
Grace Nono
Jamila Lysicott
Kathy Yogi Collins
Kurtis Lamkin
Aracelis Girmay
Liza Garza
M.A.K.U.
Mandingo Ambassadors
Natalio Hernandez
Vlada Tomova's Balkan Tales
The Welfare Poets
Willie Perdomo
Yerbabuena
La Casita is sponsored by PepsiCo, Inc.
Produced in cooperation with Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management
Co-curated by: Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center Out of Doors; Melody Capote, Caribbean Cultural Center; Lillian Cho; C. Daniel Dawson; Eliana Godoy, Art for Change; Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management; Rich Villar, Louder Arts
Natalio Hernandez presented with additional support form the Mexican Cultural Institute.
ASL interpretation of La Casita for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is provided by Lincoln Center's Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities.

Saturday, August 14
7:30 p.m. - Damrosch Park Bandshell
Larry Harlow's La Raza Latina, A Salsa Suite (New York Premiere)
Conducted by Larry Harlow
Starring Rubén Blades
With guest vocalist Adonis Puentes
plus Orchestra and Chorus
and The Masacote Dance Company

Bobby Sanabria Big Band
La Raza Latina presented with support from Fania Records.

Sunday, August 15
3 - 8 p.m. - Teatro Pregones, 571-575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NYC
La Casita: A Home for the Heart/ Un Hogar Para El Corazon - 10th Anniversary
Spoken work and music
See August 14 lineup
ASL interpretation of La Casita for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is provided by Lincoln Center's Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities.

Sunday, August 15
5 p.m. - Site-specific performance beginning at Josie Robertson Plaza, community participation cipher at Broadway Plaza
CENTRIFUGAL FORCE: Hip Hop Generations @ Lincoln Center
Site-specific dance for 50+ dancers choreographed by Emilio "Buddha Stretch" Austin Jr., Adesola Osakalumi, and Gus Solomons Jr. followed by audience participation cipher at Broadway Plaza
CENTRIFUGAL FORCE: Hip Hop Generations @ Lincoln Center is presented is collaboration with Dancing in the Streets. Hip Hop Generation Next is a citywide series that is produced by Dancing in the Streets (www.dancinginthestreets.org) and sponsored by Bloomberg.

Sunday, August 15
7:00 p.m. - Damrosch Park Bandshell
Dance
Choreography by Lucinda Childs
Film by Sol Lewitt; Music by Philip Glass
Produced by Linda Brumbach; Production Management: Pomegranate Arts

The reconstruction of Dance was commissioned by the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, with additional support from The Yard, a colony for performing artists on Martha's Vineyard, Wendy Taucher, Artistic Director.
Dance by Lucinda Childs was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts' American Masterpieces: Dance initiative, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts.

Brian Brooks Moving Company: Motor (World premiere)

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ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND TAKE PLACE ON LINCOLN CENTER'S PLAZAS between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted). Take No.1 IRT to 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station) OR the A, B, C, D and No. 1 trains to 59th St/Columbus Circle.

Visit www.LCOutofDoors.org for complete schedule or call 212-875-5766 to request a brochure.

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