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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200, Muldoon’s picnic, 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.

    Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson: Another Piece Apart

    New York Live Arts

    Manhattan

    Wed, Oct 10, 2018 - Sat, Oct 13, 2018

    Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson, both Bessie Award-winning performers and former Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company dancers, are known for their phenomenal partnering work, creating duets that are intense, forceful, and passionate. Their latest duet, another piece apart, reflects on a history of a fractured togetherness and blurred boundaries. The multi-focused movement fluxes in and out of knotted touch. Returning to the stage as interconnected as ever, Nugent and Matteson delve further into their renowned history of ...

    Donna Uchizono Company: into the aLong

    The Joyce Theater

    Manhattan

    Wed, Oct 10, 2018 - Sat, Oct 13, 2018

    Donna Uchizono Company (DUC), is a contemporary modern dance company formed in 1990 by Artistic Director Donna Uchizono to create and present works for the public. The company is committed to fostering public awareness and appreciation of the performing and visual arts. DUC offers an expansive vision imbued with passion and rigor to create active and permanent contributions to New York City's cultural community as well as the national and international dance community.

    It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200

    Morgan Library & Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 12, 2018 - Sun, Jan 27, 2019

    A classic of world literature, a masterpiece of horror, and a forerunner of science fiction, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is the subject of a new exhibition at the Morgan. Organized in collaboration with the New York Public Library, It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200 traces the origins and impact of the novel whose monster has become both a meme and a metaphor for forbidden science, unintended consequences, and ghastly combinations of the human and the inhuman. Portions of the original ...

    Bridging Symposium: Performing the Collective

    Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

    Manhattan

    Sun, Oct 07, 2018, 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Launched by FIAF and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations during Crossing The Line 2016, BRIDGING explores issues of equity across cultures. Involving performances, a residency, and discussions, this year’s program centers on the practice of dancer, choreographer, curator, and activist Syhem Belkhodja, who uses movement to empower youth and young adults, combat violence, and effect social change in Tunisia. It also features iconic performances by choreographer Nacera Belaza. This program stages a dialogue between the North African and African-American ...

    Muldoon’s Picnic

    Irish Arts Center/An Claidheamh Soluis

    Manhattan

    Mon, Sep 10, 2018 - Mon, Oct 08, 2018

    The critically-acclaimed feast of music, storytelling, poetry, and more—now in its eighth season—has become a staple of New York’s cultural diet. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, this words-and-music jamboree features an evolving lineup of world-class special guests from across the spectrum of arts and letters. Muldoon’s Picnic has, over the years, featured appearances from artists and wordsmiths like Laurie Anderson, Rosanne Cash, Gary Shteyngart, Min Jin Lee, Jean Butler, Peter Carey, Michael Cerveris, ...

It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200

225 Madison Avenue

new york N.Y. 10016

2126850008

A classic of world literature, a masterpiece of horror, and a forerunner of science fiction, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is the subject of a new exhibition at the Morgan. Organized in collaboration with the New York Public Library, It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200 traces the origins and impact of the novel whose monster has ...

Donna Uchizono Company: into the aLong

175 Eighth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10011

2122420800

Donna Uchizono Company (DUC), is a contemporary modern dance company formed in 1990 by Artistic Director Donna Uchizono to create and present works for the public. The company is committed to fostering public awareness and appreciation of the performing and visual arts. DUC offers an expansive vision imbued with passion and ...

Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson: Another Piece Apart

219 West 19th Street

New York N.Y. 10011

2126916500

Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson, both Bessie Award-winning performers and former Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company dancers, are known for their phenomenal partnering work, creating duets that are intense, forceful, and passionate. Their latest duet, another piece apart, reflects on a history of a fractured togetherness and blurred boundaries. The multi-focused ...

Muldoon’s Picnic

553 West 51st Street

New York N.Y. 10019

2127573318

The critically-acclaimed feast of music, storytelling, poetry, and more—now in its eighth season—has become a staple of New York’s cultural diet. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, this words-and-music jamboree features an evolving lineup of world-class special guests from across the spectrum of arts and letters. Muldoon’s Picnic has, ...