Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Tom Gold Dance, the Irish Arts Center, Mark Morris, 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.
Tom Gold Dance presents a program of works from Founder and Director Tom Gold, including "Oasis" and "Served." "Oasis" was commissioned by the St. Louis Ballet as part of Vision: Where Ballet and Fashion Meet, pairing three choreographers with three emerging fashion designers. "Served" was inspired when Gold observed similarities between Tennis and Ballet - both through the activities' raw physicality and intensity and through their rhythm, balance, technical discipline, and virtuosity.
This career-spanning double bill on Mark Morris spotlights the iconic choreographer’s achievements in opera. First is "Curlew River," Britten’s haunting tale of maternal grief performed by the MMDG Music Ensemble with tenor Isaiah Bell. Then, enjoy a landmark revival of Mark Morris Dance Group’s seminal 1989 work, "Dido and Aeneas," featuring mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe singing Dido and the Sorceress.
The acclaimed Irish Arts Center (IAC) is offering a series of events in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The programming - which includes music, literature, and dance - epitomizes the center’s commitment to putting forward the best of Irish and Irish American culture while also to fostering fusions between Irish and other cultures from across the globe.
Martin Scorsese is the iconic American film director: His wide-ranging body of work is at once distinctly personal and rooted in a profound understanding of the art and history of cinema. He is also a consummate New Yorker, and his movies capture the intensity and energy of his home city. Museum of the Moving Image's eponymous exhibit explores Scorsese’s remarkable half-century of film-making within the context of his personal history and his love of cinema.
The water-themed “Sunken Cathedral” concert series raises awareness for the United Nations World Water Day and the Trinity Institute National Theological Conference, which focuses on climate-change-related water justice issues. Featured in the series will be diverse arrangements of Debussy’s classic and haunting prelude, "La Cathédrale engloutie," alongside a variety of newer compositions focusing on climate change and water.