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    Nature Pops!

    Wave Hill

    Bronx

    Tue, Jul 12, 2016 - Mon, Sep 05, 2016

    A half-century after the emergence of Pop art as a revolutionary response to new norms of consumerism, Nature Pops!, Wave Hill’s summer 2016 exhibition, brings together work by artists who calibrate this movement in contemporary terms. Continuing to re-evaluate popular culture, particularly the increasing mediation of our experience by technology, artists question whether we can still have an authentic experience―even in the natural world. Interpreting nature and the environment through a populist lens, Nature Pops!includes ...

    Violetta & Her Sisters

    The Rose Nagelberg Theatre at Baruch Performing Arts Center

    Manhattan

    Sat, Aug 13, 2016 - Sun, Aug 28, 2016

    dell'Arte Opera Ensemble presents the company's August 2016 Season - Violetta & her Sisters - featuring Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata, Jules Massenet's Manon, a semi-staged Scenes from the demi-monde, with excerpts from Puccini's La Rondine and Leoncavallo's La bohème, and a recital featuring the poetry of Charles Baudelaire, with settings by Debussy, Fauré, Duparc, Vierne, d'Indy, Loeffler and others.Violetta & her Sisters will be performed in The Rose Nagelberg Theater at the Baruch Performing Arts ...

    FORTY

    MoMA PS1

    Queens

    Sun, Jun 19, 2016 - Sun, Aug 28, 2016

    Organized by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center founder, Alanna Heiss, FORTY features work by over 40 artists who were key participants in the 1970s alternative art spaces movement and the early years of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. In 1976, Alanna Heiss founded P.S.1 as the latest venture in a series of pioneering projects organized through her non-profit organization, the Institute for Art and Urban Resources, which included the Clocktower Gallery in lower Manhattan and other disused ...

    Battery Dance presents the 35th Annual Battery Dance Festival

    Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park

    Manhattan

    Sun, Aug 14, 2016 - Fri, Aug 19, 2016

    Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 10,000 people.The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for both professional and emerging ...

    SummerStage: Tamar-kali with ASE Dance Theatre Collective / nathantrice/RITUALS dance theater

    SummerStage

    Manhattan

    Wed, Aug 10, 2016, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Tamar-kaliBrooklyn born and bred vocalist and composer Tamar-kali is a 2nd generation musician with roots in the coastal Sea Islands of South Carolina. Her 5 piece outfit enchants you with its melody, while delivering a swift kick to the gut with its incisive emotional core. As a songwriter and vocalist Tamar-kali has defied boundaries and blended styles to craft her own unique sound. The uninitiated may have caught a glimpse of her artistry in the ...

Nature Pops!

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue

bronx N.Y. 10471

7185493200

A half-century after the emergence of Pop art as a revolutionary response to new norms of consumerism, Nature Pops!, Wave Hill’s summer 2016 exhibition, brings together work by artists who calibrate this movement in contemporary terms. Continuing to re-evaluate popular culture, particularly the increasing mediation of our experience by technology, ...