Pre-cinematic technology takes over HERE for a week of contemporary cantastoria, cooked up by puppeteers, artists and craftspeople from across the country. A millennium-old art form is rejuvenated and re-imagined, as performers animate paintings and banners alongside texts, puppets, jokes, songs and stories.
Each unique program features several original shorts on a given theme, and the festival kicks off with a FREE opening celebration, presented by Great Small Works at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, featuring cantastoria and cranky performances by 15 different theater artists and live music by The Greatest Smallest Band. Bring a picnic and the whole family. In case of rain shows will take place in the Tobacco Warehouse Tent on Water Street. (READ MORE.)
Banners & Cranks: Interview with Clare Dolan from here on Vimeo.
BANNERS & CRANKS LINEUP
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June 22 | 7pm
BOOM OR BUST
The Dolly Wagglers
Great Small Works
Chinese Theater Works
Possibilitarian Puppet & Mask Theater
June 23 | 7pm
BEGGARS & CHOOSERS
Great Small Works
Mouth of the Wolf
Bread & Puppet
Chinese Theater Works
June 24 | 7pm
SLAP & TICKLE
Awareness Theater Co.
Redwing Blackbird Theater
Mouth of the Wolf
Possibilitarian Puppet & Mask Theater
More of Everything
JUNE WITH RAS MOSHE AT UNVERSITY OF THE STREETS.
LARRY ROLAND ENSEMBLE
CRISTIAN AMIGO TRIO
Undead Jazzfest 2011 @LE POISSON ROUGE.
w/ Satoko Fujii
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
Escreet / Binney / Krantz / Gilmore
& David Torn Trio w/ Tim Berne and Ches Smith
6:00pm doors | 7:00pm show
$25 Single Day | $35 Two Day | $50 Festival Pass
18+ or accompanied by legal guardian
This is a general admission, standing event.Tickets available here: http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/2275http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchAndRestore#p/a/u/0/D-Oo0r2mID8thingNYIN HOUSE is a collection of new musical meditations on the idea of “the home”. The pieces are written with flexibility in mind. With each composer creating a work for one room of the home, each performance is adapted for and inspired by the individuality of each home’s distinct rooms. This allows IN HOUSE to be programmed differently for each home and experienced uniquely by its audience, who can listen to one piece in its entirety, or explore the house freely, hearing how the compositions fit together. (READ MORE.)
Mi Tigre, My Lover
Naoe Suzuki and Dramahound Productions @OPEN SOURCE
June 25th – July 9th, 2011
at 306 17th St. (between 5th and 6th Ave), South Slope, Brooklyn
Open Source is proud to announce its first show in our new space. “Mi Tigre, My Lover,” is a multi-media installation by Naoe Suzuki, originated out of a series of Naoe’s paintings, and the related play by Anne Phelan of Dramahound Productions. Phelan’s play, of the same name as Suzuki’s paintings, was inspired by the paintings and uses them as a backdrop for her production. This is the third play at Open Source Gallery by Dramahound Productions and we are very excited to host the fusion of artworks and live theatre by these two talented artists.
Suzuki’s paintings were inspired by the life of Mabel Stark, a renowned female tiger trainer in the early 1900s, the golden age of the circus. During her research, she also came across “The Final Confession of Mabel Stark,” by Robert Hough, a fictional biography based on Mabel Stark’s life. For Suzuki, Hough’s novel provided another interesting layer to the life of the famous female cat tamer. (READ MORE.)
Sirens & Society: Postmodern Mermaidia @ OBSERVATORY.
Photo: Jason Falchook
A Screening & Panel Discussion featuring Prof. Amy Herzog, Mica Scalin, Ilise “The Lady Aye” Carter and Bambi the Mermaid
Date: Thursday, July 21st
Time: 8:00 PM
Presented by Morbid Anatomy
Forget vampires, werewolves, and zombies! All across America–at least according to USA Today’s Carol Memmot, who recently documented the explosion of high-profile books, blogs and movies devoted to modern “mermadia”–mermaids are emerging as “the next big thing.Tonight’s screening and panel discussion will investigate the new wave of mermaid imagery and lifestyle being created by individual artists and the culture industry at large. We will begin with a preview screening of the new documentary “Mermaids of New York,” followed by a panel discussion featuring professor Amy Herzog, filmmakers Mica Scalin and Ilise “The Lady Aye” Carter, and practicing mermaid Bambi the Mermaid. (READ MORE.)
Old School 122 Benefit
Wednesday, June 22 – Saturday, June 25 beginning at 8PM nightly
A veritable who’s who of NYC performance promises to be on parade for 4 action-packed nights in the style of the original PS122 Benefits.
Luminary MC’s: Julie Atlas-Muz + David White (6/22), DANCENOISE w/ Richard Move + guests (6/23), Lane Czaplinski & Sarah Michelson (6/24), Carmelita Tropicana & surprise guests (6/25). Confirmed performers include:Thurston Moore, John Zorn, Elevator Repair Service, Penny Arcade, David Leslie, Big Art Group, Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, Charles Moulton, The Wooster Group, David Levine, Deb Margolin, Holly Hughes, Maria Hassabi, Temporary Distortion, Jennifer Miller, Jack Ferver, NTUSA, Neal Medlyn, Penny Arcade, Peter Rose, Praxis, Philippe Quesne, the TEAM, Sally Silvers, Mabou Mines, Tom Murrin, Sarah Maxfield, and many more.
Single Tickets: $30 (READ MORE.)
WISH YOUR WERE HERE: POSTCARD SHOW
June 22 – July 16, 2011
We cordially invite you to join us on Wednesday, June 22 from 6pm to 8pm for the opening of Wish You Were Here 10. The proceeds from this exhibition of postcard-sized works benefit the A.I.R. Fellowship Program for Emerging and Underrepresented Artists and other programs that serve our mission to advance the status of women in the arts.The exhibit includes affordable works by more than 350 artists including Dotty Attie, Mimi Gross, Christopher Knowles, Joyce Kozloff, Linda Montano, Yoko Ono and Barbara Zucker. Please note the sale of works is first-come, first-served.The pieces are priced at $45 to $120 depending on siz0e. (READ MORE.)
Altered States @ Foley Gallery
June 23 – July 15
reception: thursday, june 23, 6 – 8pm
Foley Galleryis pleased to present Altered States, a group exhibition featuring over 25 contemporary photographers curated by Michael Foley and Patrick Fleischman.Altered States begins to explore both the subtle and significant changes found in the alterations that photographers record in both natural settings and controlled environments.We look forward to presenting this work to you in the coming weeks. (READ MORE.)
PearlDamour + Shawn Hall: How to Build a Forest
Wednesday, June 22, 8-10PMThe Friday-Sunday, June 17-19 and 24-26, 2-10pm
FREEA premiere by OBIE-winning PearlDamour (Katie Pearl and Lisa D’Amour) with New Orleans artist Shawn Hall: part visual art installation, part theater performance, over the course of 8 hours, a team of 7 assembles and dismantles an elaborate and impressive continually-evolving forest on stage. Audiences may come at any time as the forest fills The Kitchen. The piece contemplates our relationship with the natural world: how we live in it, rely on it, use it, and use it up.TIX & MORE >>To mark the re-release of his breakout novel American Gods, bestselling author Neil Gaiman discusses his career with Time magazine’s book reviewer and technology writer, Lev Grossman.Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book and Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett); the Sandman series of graphic novels and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards and the Newbery Medal. href=”http://www.thekitchen.org/event/263/0/1/”>(READ MORE.)
The performance that couldn’t be stopped!WITNESS! as the CATCH crew gangs up with video artist Myles Kaneand a ragtag posse of downtown darlings LIVE! for three tremendous evenings of powder-packed performance goodness.CATCH and Kane have dug deep, tunneling into the experimental heart of the Playhouse’s storied early history, uncovering performance fragments and artifacts that, resurrected by this cabal of canny craftspersons, will amaze and astonish even the haughtiest of downtown can’t-be-bothereds. Co-conspirator Kane has rustled up a healthy dose of video-graphic victuals sure to delight all and sundry. (READ MORE.)
Artist Residencies & Conflict AreasPanel discussions
When: Friday June 24, 2011 7 – 9pm and Saturday June 25, 12 – 4pm
Where: Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10003
VLA’s Associate Director, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, will be on an arts panel on Friday, June 24th, at the Goethe Institute in New York City. The panel, Artist Residencies & Conflict Areas, organized by Residency Unlimited, engages artists, independent arts organizations, residency programmers, and community initiatives on specific areas and conceptions of conflict. Issues for discussion will include mobility, community outreach, and exchange of knowledge through the broadly-interpreted artist residency model.Sergio will be speaking specifically about the impetus behind and origin of VLAs Art & Law Residency Program, and how it differs from and mirrors past and current artist residencies. (READ MORE.)
The Super Coda presents a Night of Cello-Centric Sounds.
Friday, 6/24. 8-midnight.
This means every group performing involves a cello. This is how it’s done:
1. Broadcloth. They are Anne Rhodes (vocals), Nathan Bontrager (Cello), Adam Matlock (accordion).
Broadcloth performs improvised music with a nod to various compositional outlets. Using a unique instrumentation of voice, cello and accordion/recorders, the trio plays from notated, graphic, embroidered, and textual scores in addition to completely spontaneous pieces. Without shying away from virtuosity, Broadcloth creates music that reflects the order of composition and the risk of unpredictable musical interactions. Emphasis lies on establishing a holistic sound that favors cooperation over hierarchy.
AT THE STONE:
Roy Nathanson’s Sotto Voce
Roy Campbell’s Akhenaten Ensemble
Sabir Mateen & Matthew Shipp
Mike Pride’s From Bacteria To Boys
Mark Sultan/Bleeding Knees Club/Daddy Long Legs @TKF.
Miloš, guitar w/ music of Albéniz, Granados, Tárrega, and Domeniconi @ Le Poisson Rouge
NYAA SUMMER EXHIBITION @FLOWER GALLERIES.
PERFORMANCY FORUM XIVAT BOB THE PAVILION