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  • NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: March 20 – 26

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include LoftOpera, Wild Project, The People Speak, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • The Play Company: Villa

    Presented by The Play Company, “Villa” is a humorous and heart-wrenching story about director Guillermo Calderón’s homeland, Chile. The play premiered at the demolished site of the Villa Grimaldi, an infamous detention camp located just outside Santiago, Chile. In Villa, three women have been tasked with deciding the fate of the historical site, where about 4,500 people were held and disappeared during the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship during the late 1970s.

  • LoftOpera: Othello

    See the classic, Othello, performed at LoftOpera which offers an alternative experience to a standard concert hall or opera house. Attendees sit close together on benches for sold-out productions, watching the next generation of operatic talent sing only inches away from their faces in a variety of settings, ranging from a warehouse to a circus school. LoftOpera scraps the way opera is produced nowadays, instead sharing excitement and putting on a show for friends. ​The company has key sponsorships that expands opera’s reach to people who may never consider seeing an opera otherwise.

  • Congolese Plantation Workers Art League

    Creating sculptures with cacao as a primary material, the Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) seeks to move beyond the underpaid and undervalued plantation worker, using material sourced from cacao plantations worldwide to make artwork and occupying a place in the global value chain that is normally reserved for middle class artists.

    Many of the sculptures created by CATPC members are future, present, and ancestral self-representations, taking up symbolic figures. First molded from clay, then 3-D printed and cast in chocolate, the sculptures are made in collaborative settings. The materials refer back to and overwrite the exploitative economics of global trade.

  • A Taste for Chocolate

    “A Taste for Chocolate” is a special exhibition exploring cacao and chocolate as a commodity and emerging breakfast tradition in colonial and post-colonial America. The exhibition focuses on how cocoa—typically sold in “cakes” and served as a hot drink flavored with vanilla, honey, and spices—became a popular beverage in the late 18th Century and early 19th Century.

  • The People Speak

    Building on the work of historian Howard Zinn, “The People Speak” highlights little known voices from U.S. history, including those of women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and laborers. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—the piece works to educate and inspire a new generation of people working for social justice. The program will consist of readings and musical performances by some of today’s leading artists.

  • ICP | NYC-ARTS News: Mar 16 – 23

    Arts news highlights: “Cuisine & Confessions: Circus Meets Culinary Arts” at NYU Skirball Center; “The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo” at South Street Seaport; “Tattooed New York” at New-York Historical Society; “Jack Charles V The Crown” at Performance Space 122 & New York Live Arts; Joffrey Ballet’s “Romeo & Juliet” at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

  • This Week at Lincoln Center: “New Directors/New Films”

    Through March 26th, The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center present the 46th annual “New Directors/New Films.” Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmakers, this year’s festival will screen features and shorts from 32 countries across five continents.

  • NYC-ARTS Full Episode: March 16, 2017

    A look at the ballet world through the eyes of three stars of American Ballet Theatre: Calvin Royal III, Skylar Brandt, and Stella Abrera. Then, guided by Amelia Peck, curator in the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC-ARTS visits Van Rensselaer Hallway: an elegant part of a mansion that was built between 1765 and 1768 in Albany, New York.

  • NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: March 13 – 19

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Tom Gold Dance, the Irish Arts Center, Mark Morris, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.