Acosta Danza

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include The New York Festival of Song, Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    New York Festival of Song

    Merkin Concert Hall

    Manhattan

    Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 8:00 pm - Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 10:00 pm

    Founded by pianists Michael Barrett and Steven Blier in 1988, the New York Festival Of Song continues to produce its series of thematic song programs, drawing together rarely-heard songs of all kinds, overriding traditional distinctions between musical genres, exploring the character and language of other cultures, and the personal voices of song composers and lyricists. On Tuesday, April 24 at Merkin Concert Hall, the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) celebrates the end of its 30th season with an evening that ...

    BIRDS: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes

    Onassis Cultural Center NY

    Manhattan

    Sun, Apr 22, 2018 - Sun, Jul 08, 2018

    The Onassis Cultural Center of New York is putting on its third annual festival dedicated to The Birds - Aristophanes' classic comedy, first performed in Athens in 414 BCE. Stretching from Brooklyn's waterfront to the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the Onassis Cultural Center New York's spring festival spans New York City in search of birds, both allegorical and real. Director Nikos Karathanos’ recreation of The Birds is both true to Aristophanes’ original and creatively adapted to reflect ...

    ¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival

    New York City Center

    Manhattan

    Sun, Apr 22, 2018 - Sat, Apr 28, 2018

    ¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival is a celebration of the rich and vibrant artists of Cuba featuring dance, music, talks, master classes, and a special festival kickoff at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. On April 25­–27, international superstar Carlos Acosta’s company, Acosta Danza, performs a diverse selection of pieces that capture the energy of this island nation. The Festival closes on April 28 with an evening of Afro-Cuban music curated by and featuring six-time Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, ...

    Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Mar 09, 2018 - Wed, May 09, 2018

    Continuing until May 9, Danish artist Danh Vo dissects the public forces and private desires that define individual experience. His work addresses sweeping cultural and political themes, but refracts them through intimate personal narratives—what the artist calls “the tiny diasporas of a person’s life.” Seen together in this survey exhibition, the sculptures, photographs, and works on paper that he has created over the past fifteen years circle a central paradox: that the self is plural and inherently fluid, ...

    The Folio Is Female: Great Women of Shakespeare

    Bryant Park

    Manhattan

    Mon, Apr 23, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Bryant Park Picnics (BPP), the summer performing arts series from Bryant Park Corporation, will kick off its 2018 season in Bryant Park on Monday, April 23 with The Folio Is Female: Great Women of Shakespeare. The performance is a combination of William Shakespeare's 454th birthday party and a celebration of  the dynamic female leads of his plays. One of New York's most beloved theater companies, The Drilling Company, renowned for their Shakespeare in the Parking Lot ...

¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival

131 West 55th Street

new york N.Y. 10019

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¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival is a celebration of the rich and vibrant artists of Cuba featuring dance, music, talks, master classes, and a special festival kickoff at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. On April 25­–27, international superstar Carlos Acosta’s company, Acosta Danza, performs a diverse selection of pieces that capture the energy of this island nation. The ...

New York Festival of Song

129 West 67th Street

New York N.Y. 10023

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Founded by pianists Michael Barrett and Steven Blier in 1988, the New York Festival Of Song continues to produce its series of thematic song programs, drawing together rarely-heard songs of all kinds, overriding traditional distinctions between musical genres, exploring the character and language of other cultures, and the personal voices ...

Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away

1071 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10128

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Continuing until May 9, Danish artist Danh Vo dissects the public forces and private desires that define individual experience. His work addresses sweeping cultural and political themes, but refracts them through intimate personal narratives—what the artist calls “the tiny diasporas of a person’s life.” Seen together in this survey exhibition, the sculptures, photographs, ...

The Folio Is Female: Great Women of Shakespeare

Avenue of the Americas

New York N.Y. 10110

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Bryant Park Picnics (BPP), the summer performing arts series from Bryant Park Corporation, will kick off its 2018 season in Bryant Park on Monday, April 23 with The Folio Is Female: Great Women of Shakespeare. The performance is a combination of William Shakespeare's 454th birthday party and a celebration of  the ...