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    New York Butoh Institute Festival 2018

    Theater for the New City

    Manhattan

    Sat, Oct 13, 2018 - Tue, Oct 23, 2018

    The New York Butoh Institute and Vangeline Theater present the New York Butoh Institute Festival 2018, a celebration of diversity in butoh featuring 16 artists from Japan, Brazil, Chile, UK, Israel, Italy, Germany, France, Costa Rica, Spain, and the United States. Curated by Butoh artist Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as four nights of groundbreaking performances by fierce female butoh dancers from October 18-21, 2018 at the Theater for the New ...

    Blue Prints and Anna Atkins Refracted

    New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Manhattan

    Mon, Oct 15, 2018 - Sun, Jan 06, 2019

    The work of Anna Atkins, one of the earliest woman photographers, is the impetus behind  two complementary exhibitions opening this fall at The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Celebrating the 175th anniversary  of the debut of her landmark book, "Photographs of British Algae," the exhibitions examine Atkins’s life and work, as well as her ongoing legacy. "Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins" -- the first full survey of Atkins’s major projects ...

    Ghosts and Monsters: Postwar Japanese Horror

    BAM Rose Cinemas

    Fri, Oct 26, 2018 - Thu, Nov 01, 2018

    From Friday, October 26 through Thursday, November 1 BAMcinématek presents "Ghosts and Monsters: Postwar Japanese Horror", a series of 10 films showcasing two strands of Japanese horror films that developed after World War II: kaiju monster movies and beautifully stylized ghost stories from Japanese folklore. The series includes three classic kaiju films by director Ishirô Honda, beginning with the granddaddy of all nuclear warfare anxiety films, the original "Godzilla" (1954—Oct 26). The kaiju creature features continue ...

    One: Do Ho Suh

    Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn

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

    "One: Do Ho Suh" features a single, large-scale work by artist Do Ho Suh, whose work engages with migration and cultural displacement. The Perfect Home II (2003), a recent acquisition in the Museum's collection of Contemporary Art, is a full-scale re-creation of Suh's former apartment in New York, where he lived from 1997 to 2016. Made with a translucent nylon material and carefully hand-sewn, the work questions the meaning of permanence, the process of finding a home, and ...

    GLORIA: A Life

    Daryl Roth Theatre

    Manhattan

    Tue, Oct 02, 2018 - Tue, Oct 30, 2018

    "Gloria: A Life," a new play about Gloria Steinem, honors her gender equality activism with a company comprised almost entirely of women – cast, creative team, designers, production staff, and producers. Women are represented across every department of the production and occupy nearly all of the highest positions throughout the company. "GLORIA: A Life" is written by Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say) and is directed by visionary Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin). "GLORIA: A Life" brings us ...

Ghosts and Monsters: Postwar Japanese Horror

30 Lafayette Avenue

brooklyn N.Y. 11217

7186364100

From Friday, October 26 through Thursday, November 1 BAMcinématek presents "Ghosts and Monsters: Postwar Japanese Horror", a series of 10 films showcasing two strands of Japanese horror films that developed after World War II: kaiju monster movies and beautifully stylized ghost stories from Japanese folklore. The series includes three classic ...

GLORIA: A Life

101 East 15 Street

New York N.Y. 10003

2123751110

"Gloria: A Life," a new play about Gloria Steinem, honors her gender equality activism with a company comprised almost entirely of women – cast, creative team, designers, production staff, and producers. Women are represented across every department of the production and occupy nearly all of the highest positions throughout the ...