Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include The Met’s World Culture Festival, Gina Gibney, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan 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.
Travel the globe through stories and songs! Discover larger-than-life characters and tales with family and friends through performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops for all ages.
Folding In, the brand new piece from Gina Gibney, and the first to be performed by the newly re-envisioned Gibney Dance Company, features a score by Icelandic cellist and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir. A meditation on the cycle of extension, resolution, and return, the work exposes the natural state of the body and how it seeks inevitable but unknowable endings.
With the race for the White House right around the corner, children can experience I Approve This Message, an interactive new exhibition featuring a 40-foot display of framed historical documents with authentic autographs from the American presidents. The collection includes two original pages of Abraham Lincoln's handwriting covering a legal settlement, Richard Nixon's letter of resignation, personal checks signed by Harry Truman, Calvin Coolidge and Theodore Roosevelt, and autographs from several First Ladies.
Artistic Director and Founder Francisco J. Núñez continues Transient Glory with six choral works for young voices in concerts at National Sawdust on Friday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Merkin Concert Hall on Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer, the performances feature new works representing a wide range of perspectives and styles.
This Buenos Aires-based band of 11 tango dancers and musicians makes its New York debut in “Tango Vivos,” where they celebrate the tango as a regenerating art form, welcoming new interpretations and influences. The band members’s unique musical backgrounds is evidenced in its fusion of rock, classical and tango, and speaks to the present political and economic spirit of Argentina.