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Out Today: Kronos Quartet Releases The World Premiere Recording Of 'Mỹ Lai' Photo Out Today: Kronos Quartet Releases The World Premiere Recording Of 'Mỹ Lai'
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

The renowned Kronos Quartet today releases the world premiere recording of Mỹ Lai, the acclaimed opera composed by Jonathan Berger with libretto by Harriet Scott Chessman, on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents the World Premiere of THE MISSING ELEMENT Photo Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents the World Premiere of THE MISSING ELEMENT
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

Taking place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, all programs invite audiences to embrace artistic process and uniquely blend performance highlights with insightful artists' discussions.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company To Perform With Les Ballet Afrik and Ayodele Casel At Capit Photo Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company To Perform With Les Ballet Afrik and Ayodele Casel At Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform with Les Ballet Afrik and Ayodele Casel at Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage in a co-presentation with ALL ARTS on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 6pm at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens.

Works & Process At The Guggenheim to Present Glimmerglass Festival New Works Photo Works & Process At The Guggenheim to Present Glimmerglass Festival New Works
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, will present the Glimmerglass Festival New Works, featuring excerpts of new works by several creators on May 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm.

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Odyssey Opera Present the New England Premier Photo The Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Odyssey Opera Present the New England Premiere of MALCOLM X Opera
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Odyssey Opera, two of today's leading innovators on the classical musical scene, present the New England premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Anthony Davis's seminal opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X (1986) on June 17, 2022, at the Strand Theatre.

2022 Drama League Directors Project Recipients Announced Photo 2022 Drama League Directors Project Recipients Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

The stage directors receiving the fellowships, assistantships and residencies of the 2022 Drama League Directors Project: NJ Agwuna, Jean Carlo Yunén Aróstegui, Jennifer Chang, Andrew Coopman, Justin Emeka, Nadia Guevara, Emily Hartford, Susanna Jaramillo, Ibi Owolabi, Logan Gabrielle Schulman, Noam Shapiro, Jessica Natalie Smith, and Kendra Ware.

Leading Musicians Announce the Launch of the Black Orchestral Network (BON) and the ' Photo Leading Musicians Announce the Launch of the Black Orchestral Network (BON) and the 'Dear American Orchestras' Campaign
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

Today, Black members of more than forty orchestras announced the Black Orchestral Network (BON). BON is a collective of Black orchestral musicians dedicated to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for Black people in the orchestral field. The group was built on the motto, “if we increase our connection to one another, we can harness our creativity and develop initiatives  that benefit Black musicians.”

New Season of ON DISPLAY Begins Wednesday, May 4th on ALL ARTS Photo New Season of ON DISPLAY Begins Wednesday, May 4th on ALL ARTS
by Marissa Tomeo - May 1, 2022

On Display, an ALL ARTS original series showcasing the critical role cultural organizations can play in shaping public debate and advancing cultural equity, returns this May with host and series producer Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham. Through interviews with museum professionals, cultural workers and artists, the series investigates how cultural institutions address critical issues including climate change, colonialism and the recentering of Black and Indigenous histories and experiences.

Performances Added to La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival Featuring Compañía Cuerpo de In Photo Performances Added to La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival Featuring Compañía Cuerpo de Indias & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

La MaMa has added performances to the La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival. The final week of the festival will now run through Thursday, May 5, with upcoming performances by Compañía Cuerpo de Indias, John Scott Dance, and Valetango Company.

Joyce Theater's Aaron Mattocks to Step Down Photo Joyce Theater's Aaron Mattocks to Step Down
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater Foundation, announced today that Aaron Mattocks, the organization’s Director of Programming, will step down effective July 15, 2022.

Andrew W. Mellon Videos

VIDEO: Passion Fruit Dance Company Performs "Trapped" by Tatiana Desardouin VideoVIDEO: Passion Fruit Dance Company Performs "Trapped" by Tatiana Desardouin
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2021

With the intention to heal, Desardouin performed with LaTasha Barnes, Mai Lê Ho, Nubian Nene, Lauriane Ogay, and Gyeun 'Soo Boog' Jeong with music production by Saadiq “The Last Musician” Bolden and videography and music editing by Loreto “Still1” Jamlig.

VIDEO: Works & Process Bubble Performance: Rhapsody In Blue For New York VideoVIDEO: Works & Process Bubble Performance: Rhapsody In Blue For New York
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2021

To support the spirit of the city at a time of struggle, choreographer Caleb Teicher assembled an ensemble of dancers including LaTasha Barnes, Nathan Bugh, Gaby Cook, Abdiel Jacobsen, Jennifer Jones, and Macy Sullivan with acclaimed pianist and composer Conrad Tao playing live to create a new work that captures New York City in all its beauty and peril.

VIDEO: Works & Process at Catskill Mountain Foundation On UNVEILING By Sonya Tayeh &  VideoVIDEO: Works & Process at Catskill Mountain Foundation On UNVEILING By Sonya Tayeh & Music By Moses Sumney
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2021

Go inside the bubble and learn about the creative process in this behind the scenes film with interviews and dance excerpts from 'Unveiling.' In the modern dance piece, the indefinably eclectic indie singer-songwriter Moses Sumney scores a visual collaboration with Emmy and Tony Award–nominated choreographer Sonya Tayeh (Broadway’s 'Moulin Rouge!').

VIDEO: Watch Works & Process at Catskill Mountain Foundation with Omari Wiles and Les VideoVIDEO: Watch Works & Process at Catskill Mountain Foundation with Omari Wiles and Les Ballet Afrik
by Alan Henry - Jun 7, 2021

Go into the Works & Process bubble residency with Omari Wiles and Les Ballet Afrik at Catskill Mountain Foundation and learn about the creative process of 'Take Me Back' from 'New York Is Burning.'

Irish Arts Center And Baryshnikov Arts Center Present Colin Dunne's CONCERT VideoIrish Arts Center And Baryshnikov Arts Center Present Colin Dunne's CONCERT
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2019

Irish Arts Center and Baryshnikov Arts Center join forces again to present the U.S. premiere of Colin Dunne's Concert, in which he takes on the widely influential Irish fiddle player Tommie Potts' iconic—and notoriously choreographically challenging—1972 album The Liffey Banks, armed with an LP, tape recorder, portable speakers, and sheets of flooring. Choreographed and performed by Dunne, and created in collaboration with director Sinéad Rushe and composer and sound designer Mel Mercier, Concert, which The Irish Times, in a five-star review, described as “warm, funny, respectful, and irreverent,” comes to Baryshnikov Arts Center November 14-16.

Borderlands Theater And A Todo Dar Productions Presents THEIR DOGS CAME WITH THEM VideoBorderlands Theater And A Todo Dar Productions Presents THEIR DOGS CAME WITH THEM
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2019

From the award-winning writer of Your Healing is Killing Me, blu, and The Panza Monologues, Virginia Grise returns to Tucson with Their Dogs Came with Them, a new play about the destruction and displacement of a Mexican-American community, roaming dogs, quarantines, earthmovers and ancient voladores.

VIDEO: The Joyce Theater Presents PONTUS LIDBERG And JONAH BOKAER VideoVIDEO: The Joyce Theater Presents PONTUS LIDBERG And JONAH BOKAER
by Alan Henry - Oct 16, 2018

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to present two illustrious companies under the direction of internationally acclaimed choreographers, Pontus Lidberg and Jonah Bokaer, each for three performances over one week, from October 23-28 at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street in New York City. Tickets, ranging in price from $10-$40, can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.

VIDEO: Preview James Whiteside In THE TENANT At The Joyce Theater VideoVIDEO: Preview James Whiteside In THE TENANT At The Joyce Theater
by Alan Henry - Oct 12, 2018

James Whiteside, ballet's most daring principal artist known for his theatrical and technical versatility, will star in The Tenant, a unique dance play based on the novel by Roland Topor, at The Joyce Theater, November 6-11.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Nina Simone: FOUR WOMEN at True Colors Theatre VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Nina Simone: FOUR WOMEN at True Colors Theatre
by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2018

Following the success of its world premiere commission at Park Square Theatre in 2016, NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN went on to a second production at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., one of the nation's top regional theatres last year.

VIDEO: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie VideoVIDEO: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org.