Top FiveInteresting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes extraordinary works of sculptor Lynn Umlauf, COIL 2016 Festival at PS 122, and Superheroes of Gotham exhibit at New-York Historical Society. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Big Dance: Short Form

    The Kitchen

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jan 06, 2016, 8:00 pm - Sat, Jan 09, 2016, 8:00 pm

    BDT returns to its dance roots for its 25th anniversary celebration, theatrically re-imagining the conventions of a repertory program.

    Lynn Umlauf: Works 1988 – 2016

    Zürcher Gallery

    Manhattan

    Mon, Jan 04, 2016 - Thu, Feb 25, 2016

    Lynn has been spending half of each year living and working both at sculpture and painting, in Italy in a very old farmhouse in southern Tuscany. Her work has increasingly taken the form of large, onsite installations.

    Superheroes in Gotham

    New-York Historical Society

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 09, 2015 - Sun, Feb 21, 2016

    Superheroes in Gotham will tell the story of the birth of comic book superheroes in New York City; the leap of comic book superheroes from the page into radio, television, and film; the role of fandom, including the yearly mega event known as New York Comic Con; and the ways in which comic book superheroes, created in the late 1930s through the 1960s, have inspired and influenced the work of contemporary comic book artists, cartoonists, ...

    SONG (PS 122’s COIL)

    New Ohio Theatre

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jan 05, 2016 - Sat, Jan 09, 2016

    A truly international collaboration between Australian based Ranters Theatre, acclaimed Brazilian visual artist Laura Lima, and UK musician James Tyson, SONG is an exploration of place, wanderings and the nature of purposeful existence. This immersive sound installation reinvents the song cycle form by combining the sounds of weather, the scent of earth and the colors of day’s end, transforming the space into a multi-sensory constructed “nature”.

    Icelandic Violinist Hlif Sigurjonsdottir in Concert

    The National Opera America Center

    Manhattan

    Sun, Jan 10, 2016, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Ms. Sigurjonsdottir will perform solo violin compositions, Icelandic composer Runa Ingimundar’s From My Home, J.S. Bach’s Partita II in d minor, BWV 1004 and American composer Merrill Clark’s The Sorceress - Sigurjonsdottir Sonata (accompanied by a video work by the Greek artist Ektoras Binikos).

Big Dance: Short Form

512 West 19th Street

New York N.Y. 10011

2122555793

BDT returns to its dance roots for its 25th anniversary celebration, theatrically re-imagining the conventions of a repertory program.

Superheroes in Gotham

170 Central Park West

new york N.Y. 10024

2128733400

Superheroes in Gotham will tell the story of the birth of comic book superheroes in New York City; the leap of comic book superheroes from the page into radio, television, and film; the role of fandom, including the yearly mega event known as New York Comic Con; and the ways ...