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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the Animation First Festival 2020, Cambodian Rock Band, the Chamber Music Society at 50 and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    NYTB/Chamber Works: REP

    NYTB/Chamber Works: REP

    Danspace Project

    Manhattan

    Thu, Feb 13, 2020 - Sat, Feb 15, 2020

    NYTB/Chamber Works announces its return to Danspace Project with their REP program, this year featuring two world premieres: Robert La Fosse’s "A Soldier’s Tale" and Antonia Franceschi’s untitled new work. The program also features Sir Richard Alston’s company premiere of "Shimmer" and Pam Tanowitz’s "Double Andante." La Fosse’s "A Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du Soldat)," set to Igor Stravinsky’s original score for seven live musicians, tells the parable of a soldier who makes a deal with the devil, trading his fiddle for unlimited wealth. Although a dark ...

    Inside Art

    Inside Art

    Children’s Museum of Manhattan

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jan 18, 2020 - Sat, Aug 01, 2020

    The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announced the opening of “Inside Art,” a new immersive and hands-on exhibition that encourages visitors to connect with art, space and design like never before as they assemble, create, peek into, crawl under and walk through new large scale installations and sculptures. Designed for children ages 3-10, the 3,000-square-foot exhibit features works from 11 critically acclaimed contemporary artists, whose work explores ideas around architecture, natural phenomenon, collaboration and culture. ...

    Animation First Festival 2020

    Animation First Festival 2020

    French Institute Alliance Française

    Manhattan

    Fri, Feb 07, 2020 - Mon, Feb 10, 2020

    Celebrating France’s rich tradition as a pioneer of animation, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) presents the 2020 Animation First Festival, showcasing the vast history, enduring ingenuity, and diversity of France’s renowned animation studios and schools. Benefitting from a burgeoning animation field poised to enter a historic awards season, this year’s schedule includes 15 premieres, award-winning features and shorts, immersive exhibits, virtual reality and video game demonstrations, insightful panels with filmmakers, and more. Animation First opens with the ...

    Cambodian Rock Band

    Cambodian Rock Band

    Signature Theatre Company

    Manhattan

    Tue, Feb 04, 2020 - Sun, Mar 08, 2020

    Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock! This darkly funny, electric new play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in thirty years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia's most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face ...

    Chamber Music Society at 50

    Chamber Music Society at 50

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 03, 2019 - Sat, Mar 07, 2020

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center was launched a decade after the creation of Lincoln Center, on September 11, 1969, which happened to be on the birthday of the Chair of CMS’s board: Alice Tully. With its creation, the art of chamber music took its rightful place among orchestral music, opera, theater, dance, education, and the literary arts on the Lincoln Center campus. Composed initially of a distinguished roster of expert chamber artists, augmented ...

Inside Art

212 West 83rd Street

New York N.Y. 10024

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The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announced the opening of “Inside Art,” a new immersive and hands-on exhibition that encourages visitors to connect with art, space and design like never before as they assemble, create, peek into, crawl under and walk through new large scale installations and sculptures. Designed for ...

Animation First Festival 2020

22 East 60th Street

new york N.Y. 10022

2123556100

Celebrating France’s rich tradition as a pioneer of animation, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) presents the 2020 Animation First Festival, showcasing the vast history, enduring ingenuity, and diversity of France’s renowned animation studios and schools. Benefitting from a burgeoning animation field poised to enter a historic awards season, this year’s schedule includes ...

Chamber Music Society at 50

40 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York N.Y. 10023

2128701630

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center was launched a decade after the creation of Lincoln Center, on September 11, 1969, which happened to be on the birthday of the Chair of CMS’s board: Alice Tully. With its creation, the art of chamber music took its rightful place among orchestral ...