Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Anatomy Theater, the Three Kings Day Parade, Illuminating Moonlight and more. Check out our Holiday Guide, get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.
No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki takes its title from the Chinese meaning of Wou-Ki, “without limitation,” a state of being that the artist embodied through his art. One of the first artists of the Chinese diaspora to achieve international recognition, Zao was born in Beijing and spent his formative years in Shanghai and Hangzhou. In 1948, he emigrated to Paris, where he became a major fixture in the European art world.
In Budapest, Hungarian, Romani and Balkan folk music all come together. Hungary’s capital has harbored a striking musical underground combining classical and jazz, fundamental and experimental, for decades. Listen as musicians tie together tradition and edge with mastery and wild devotion.
El Museo del Barrio will celebrate its 40th Annual Three Kings Day Parade on Friday, January 6, 2017 with real camels, parrandas, gigantic hand-made puppets, live music and performances in the streets of East Harlem, New York. The time-honored holiday will commemorate the parade's long trajectory and roots by giving recognition to individuals who have made significant contributions to the Latino community.
Based on actual 18th-century texts, anatomy theater follows the astonishing progression of an English murderess: from confession to execution and, ultimately, public dissection before a paying audience of fascinated onlookers. By the miracle of opera, she sings through it all.
Barry Jenkins brings together rich, stylistically sensual, and compassionate portraits of outsiders. Taken together, the films in this series serve to contextualize Jenkins’s work and offer insight into the making of a modern masterpiece. Jenkins to appear in person.