Oye Group's Annual Showcase Comes to JACK

Now in its fourth year, Oye Group's annual showcase features radical artists turning up the volume on revolutionary imagination. This year, Cristina Pitter, Jaime Sunwoo, Drew Weinstein, Haleh Roshan, Teddy Tedholm and Animal Engine explore 'The Other,' with performances tackling queerness, colorism, body image, immigration, national and cultural identity, military invasions, colonialism and mental wellness. Led by Oye Group Artistic Director & Founder Modesto Flako Jimenez, and curated by Artem Yatsunov, OYE Avant Garde Night! connects emerging artists with community around the critical issues of our day.

TICKETS: $18 in advance (www.jackny.org or 866-811-4111) or $20 at the door (cash only)

Oye Group (formerly Brooklyn Gypsies) is an artist collective made up of New Yorkers both native and immigrant to the city. They present annual showcases of new work in theater, dance, poetry and film that spark dialogue on critical issues such as immigration, gentrification, economics, and urban survival, curating a mix of established and emerging artists and giving them a platform to share their art in a stimulating environment. Their work has been presented at JACK, The Bushwick Starr, The Performing Garage and elsewhere. Oye Group is a playground to celebrate what is unique about New York City's eclectic and converging art communities.

JACK's presenting season is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works program, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New Music USA's NYC New Music Impact Fund (made possible with funding from The Scherman Foundation's Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund), Brooklyn Arts Council, The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Mental Insight Foundation, The Santvoord Foundation, The Laura B. Vogler Foundation, The Lida Foundation and M & T Charitable Foundation. END

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