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    Bridge Over Mud (US PREMIERE)

    BAM Fishman Space

    Brooklyn

    Wed, Sep 07, 2016, 7:30 pm - Fri, Sep 09, 2016, 9:30 pm

    Verdensteatret Presented in association with FuturePerfect ProductionsPart of 2016 Next Wave FestivalThe nine members of DIY Norwegian art collective Verdensteatret—video artists, computer animators, sound engineers, musicians, and visual artists—specialize in a breed of performance that’s equal parts concert, theater, and installation. In Bridge Over Mud, a massive, immersive work that materializes along 195 feet of train track, the artists manipulate a micro-landscape of railcars and other kinetic objects to transform the Fishman Space into a dreamlike ...

    Landscape Music Presents Cadillac Moon Ensemble at the Parrish Art Museum

    Parrish Art Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Sep 09, 2016, 6:00 pm

    New music inspired by nature takes center stage in this chamber music concert commemorating the centennial of the National Park Service.On September 9, 2016, Landscape Music Composers Network, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, and Parrish Art Museum join forces to celebrate the National Park Service's century of conservation in a concert of new music evoking landscape, ecology, wildlife, and adventure."Commission-crazed" (Time Out NY) Cadillac Moon Ensemble (Karen Kim, violin; Roberta Michel, flute; Aminda Asher, cello; Sean Statser, ...

    2016 DANCE NOW FESTIVAL

    Joe’s Pub

    Wed, Sep 07, 2016, 7:00 pm - Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 7:00 pm

    Acclaimed for its adventurous short-takes format, the DANCE NOW Festival, now in its 21st season, presents a diverse array of works by some of today’s most exciting dance makers. The 2016 festival will feature 40 emerging and established choreographers side by side, including festival newcomers and DANCE NOW veterans, in the famed, convivial setting of Joe’s Pub. The extraordinary TruDee will emcee every event. The festival will take place Wednesday–Saturday, September 7–10, at 7pm. A ...

    Mulatu Astatke

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Fri, Sep 09, 2016, 7:00 pm

    Known as the father of Ethio-jazz, composer and multi-instrumentalist (vibraphone, piano, keyboard, organs, and percussion) Mulatu Astatke leaped to international fame in the '70s and '80s with his unique mix of Western traditional Ethiopian music and admirers like Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. Forced off the road for a time due to the political situation in his homeland, he came roaring back in the '90s, recording and touring as never before. Known for his fearless experimentation, ...

Bridge Over Mud (US PREMIERE)

321 Ashland Place

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

Verdensteatret Presented in association with FuturePerfect ProductionsPart of 2016 Next Wave FestivalThe nine members of DIY Norwegian art collective Verdensteatret—video artists, computer animators, sound engineers, musicians, and visual artists—specialize in a breed of performance that’s equal parts concert, theater, and installation. In Bridge Over Mud, a massive, immersive work that materializes ...

2016 DANCE NOW FESTIVAL

425 Lafayette Street

New York N.Y. 10003

2129677555

Acclaimed for its adventurous short-takes format, the DANCE NOW Festival, now in its 21st season, presents a diverse array of works by some of today’s most exciting dance makers. The 2016 festival will feature 40 emerging and established choreographers side by side, including festival newcomers and DANCE NOW veterans, in ...

Mulatu Astatke

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

Known as the father of Ethio-jazz, composer and multi-instrumentalist (vibraphone, piano, keyboard, organs, and percussion) Mulatu Astatke leaped to international fame in the '70s and '80s with his unique mix of Western traditional Ethiopian music and admirers like Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. Forced off the road for a time due ...