Daily Archives: May 28, 2013

  • A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky

    The New York Philharmonic brings Stravinsky’s ballet scores to life, and Giants Are Small whimsically blends music with ballet, puppetry, video projection, circus, theater, and more to conjure a fantastical dream world where a passionate ballerina gets caught up in a blizzard, dodges jugglers, and spars with puppets.

  • In Search of the Real Monkey King

    This 45-minute program, including demonstration/interactive segment, introduces the beloved ancient Chinese folk tale character, the Monkey King, with a rare performance of Face Changing. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional dances from Mongolian, Uygur, and Tai, and folk dances such as the Fan, Ribbon, and Sword dances performed by NYCCC students and professional dancers.

  • Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night Gala and Patty Griffin Concert

    Continually evolving, Griffin’s success across genres has been recognized with a Grammy nomination for her second album 1,000 Kisses and the “Best Traditional Gospel Album” Grammy award for Downtown Church in 2010.

  • Word for Word with Jami Attenberg & Fiona Maazel

    The Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist Jami Attenberg (“The Middlesteins”) is joined by Fiona Maazel (“Woke Up Lonely”) for an afternoon discussion about writing and their recent novels, which take on subjects from food obsession to a cult that promises to cure loneliness. In conversation with writer Teddy Wayne (“The Love Song of Jonny Valentine”).

  • Celebrate Brooklyn! Belle and Sebastian Benefit Concert

    The Scottish indie band releases a new album featuring rarities and b-sides this June shares the evening with Yo La Tengo. Despite their large band, Belle and Sebastian’s music comes across as effortlessly cool and deceptively simple. They are consistently lauded for their musicality and no album review can avoid praising the band’s songcraft.

  • Celebrate Brooklyn! Theophilus London / Les Nubians / Aabaraki

    French Cameroon sisters, Brooklyn’s Aabaraki and a stylish hip-hop star named London share the bill this evening.

  • Celebrate Brooklyn! Os Mutantes / Javelin / Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang

    Brazilian Tropicália trailblazers OS MUTANTES are a psychedelic collision of The Beatles, John Cage, and Bossa Nova. They headline a proper airing of the storied label Luaka Bop, founded by David Byrne and devoted to dance music of any denomination from across the globe.

  • Celebrate Brooklyn! Ladysmith Black Mambazo / Aurelio Martinez

    The legendary South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the the living embodiment of Zulu song, and a mobile academy of South African culture. Aurelio Martinez is the standard bearer of Central America’s Garifuna music and the first black member of Honduras’ National Congress.

  • SummerStage: Jamal Jackson Dance Company / Movement for the Urban Village

    Jamal Jackson Dance Company (JJDC) was founded with the purpose of fusing various traditional African dance styles with modern and Hip-Hop techniques while incorporating diverse musical styles in order to create a technique that is relevant to a diverse community of Americans. Movement for the Urban Village is a contemporary dance company whose women dancers of varied identity join together to present dance works addressing social, political and spiritual themes.

  • SummerStage: Chubb Rock / Rob Base

    Chubb Rock / Rob Base In association with WBLS – Chubb Rock, often compared to a Hip-Hop Barry White, dropped out of pre-med at Brown University to pursue his musical career. Regarded as one of the East Coast’s most dexterous rappers, he first appeared on the national Rap scene with his self-titled debut, Chubb Rock.