novenas for a lost hospital

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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the DANCE NOW Festival, French Fashion, Women, and the First World War presented by the Bard Graduate Center Gallery, Duke Ellington: Birdland Jazz Club 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.






    DANCE NOW Festival 2019

    DANCE NOW Festival 2019

    Joe’s Pub

    Manhattan

    Wed, Sep 04, 2019 - Sat, Sep 07, 2019

    Acclaimed for its signature short-takes format, the DANCE NOW Festival presents a diverse range of works from some of today’s most innovative and dynamic dance makers. The 24th season of this lively fall festival features 40 emerging and established choreographers, including DANCE NOW veterans and festival newcomers. Every show features Emcee TruDee (aka Deborah Lohse).The annual DANCE NOW Festival serves as a vital testing ground for the development of full-evening works presented at Joe’s Pub as ...

    <i>French Fashion, Women, and the First World War</i>

    French Fashion, Women, and the First World War

    Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture

    Manhattan

    Thu, Sep 05, 2019 - Sun, Jan 05, 2020

    French Fashion, Women, and the First World War—on view at Bard Graduate Center Gallery—is an unprecedented examination of the fraught and dynamic relationship between fashion, war, and gender politics in France during World War I. Women mobilized to keep the French economy afloat, as did the clothing industry (the second largest economic driver in France at the time). The fashion press promoted Paris’ leading female designers—Jeanne Paquin, Jeanne Lanvin, and Jenny Sacerdote—intensively. Paquin, Lanvin, and ...

    Duke Ellington Center Big Band Presents Sacred Sunday

    Duke Ellington Center Big Band Presents Sacred Sunday

    Birdland

    Manhattan

    Sun, Sep 01, 2019, 5:30 pm

    The Sacred Sunday Band and Gospel Choir led by Musical Director Anthony Evans performs Sacred Sunday, The Gospel According to Ellington in the second of a monthly performance series celebrating the music of the jazz great Duke Ellington. Joining them are guest vocalist Jeannine Otis and tap dancer DeWitt Fleming. Doors open at 5pm.The Duke Ellington performance series at Birdland is hosted and presented by Mercedes Ellington, Artistic Director/Founder of the Duke Ellington Center for ...

    <i>Novenas for a Lost Hospital</i>

    Novenas for a Lost Hospital

    Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

    Manhattan

    Thu, Sep 05, 2019 - Sun, Oct 13, 2019

    Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is proud to announce the world premiere of Novenas for a Lost Hospital, a communal experience created by playwright Cusi Cram (A Lifetime Burning) and Rattlestick’s Artistic Director Daniella Topol(Ironbound) and starring Tony Award-nominated and four-time Obie-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit). Novenas for a Lost Hospital sets out to remember and celebrate St. Vincent’s Hospital, the 161-year-old Catholic institution that treated victims of calamities from the sinking of the Titanic to September 11th. Guided by Saint Elizabeth Seton (Chalfant) and ...

    <i>The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging</i>

    The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging

    Museum of Chinese in America

    Manhattan

    Thu, May 02, 2019 - Sun, Sep 29, 2019

    This groundbreaking exhibition focuses on the transformative power of music identity in immigrant Chinese communities from the 1850s to the present. During this period, disparate music genres converged with historic milestones, including changes in U.S. immigration legislation and China’s soft power emergence. The exhibition delves into how Chinese immigrant communities have yearned for the "old country," fashioned new American identities, or challenged stereotypes through their embrace of music forms as far-reaching as Cantonese opera, hip ...

DANCE NOW Festival 2019

425 Lafayette Street

New York N.Y. 10003

2129677555

Acclaimed for its signature short-takes format, the DANCE NOW Festival presents a diverse range of works from some of today’s most innovative and dynamic dance makers. The 24th season of this lively fall festival features 40 emerging and established choreographers, including DANCE NOW veterans and festival newcomers. Every show features ...

French Fashion, Women, and the First World War

18 West 86th Street

new york N.Y. 10024

2125013000

French Fashion, Women, and the First World War—on view at Bard Graduate Center Gallery—is an unprecedented examination of the fraught and dynamic relationship between fashion, war, and gender politics in France during World War I. Women mobilized to keep the French economy afloat, as did the clothing industry (the second ...