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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include BAM’s Teknopolis 2020, Italy “Unplugged,” Black Wall Street: A Case for Reparations 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.






    Tales of Hopper

    Tales of Hopper

    DiMenna Center for Classical Music

    Manhattan

    Tue, Feb 25, 2020 - Wed, Feb 26, 2020

    "Tales of Hopper," in a collaboration between choreographer Cherylyn Lavagnino and composer Martin Bresnick, uses dancers cast as figures plucked from selected Edward Hopper paintings. Human connections are illuminated though gestural movement steeped in subtext, with Bresnick’s original compositions for piano, violin, and cello bringing emotional undercurrents to the surface. Transparent set pieces reference Hopper’s environments, contextualizing each of the eight vignettes as they unfold. "Tales of Hopper" marks a departure for Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, ...

    Black Wall Street: A Case for Reparations

    Black Wall Street: A Case for Reparations

    Jenkins Johnson Gallery

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Feb 08, 2020 - Sat, Feb 22, 2020

    Ajamu Kojo’s ongoing series "Black Wall Street: A Case for Reparations" takes the story of the 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma Massacre and the havoc it wrought on the Black community in the Greenwood District, known as Black Wall Street, as its centerpiece. Kojo presents a spiritually uplifting dedication to the people who called Greenwood their home over a century ago. The Tulsa Massacre is often cited as the single most violent race-related incident in United States ...

    Teknopolis 2020

    Teknopolis 2020

    BAM Fisher Hillman Studio

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Feb 22, 2020 - Sun, Mar 08, 2020

    BAM’s interactive arts showcase Teknopolis™ returns for its fourth year with a program designed to inspire creativity, connect with the future, and embolden a renewed sense of play for all ages. Named for the Greek words Tekne (craft or art) and Polis (ideal city), Teknopolis offers the latest in technology-fueled art and participatory environments. It features work by leading artists and technologists who are pushing the artistic boundaries of VR, AR, mixed reality (MR), 360° films, as well as sensor-based ...

    Italy “Unplugged”

    Italy “Unplugged”

    Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

    Manhattan

    Tue, Feb 25, 2020, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Concerts at St. Ignatius continues its Choral Classics series with a deep dive into a cappella Italian choral music from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Italy “Unplugged” features the unaccompanied Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola under the direction of K. Scott Warren, Robert Reuter, and Michael Sheetz. Rossini and Verdi, anchors of Concerts at St. Ignatius’s 2019/20 season, are represented on this program by a set of sumptuous motets. Although the bulk of their ...

    Harkness Dance Festival 2020: Passport to Dance

    Harkness Dance Festival 2020: Passport to Dance

    92nd Street Y

    Manhattan

    Fri, Feb 21, 2020 - Sun, Mar 22, 2020

    The 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Center is an epicenter for the art form throughout the world, thanks to its pioneering history in dance. And now the world comes to 92Y for the "Harkness Dance Festival 2020: Passport to Dance." Over five weekends, "Passport to Dance" features five influential choreographers from Korea, Canada, Northern Ireland, Japan, and Spain, each bringing a work never seen before in the US. This makes "Passport to Dance" the first all-international Harkness Dance ...

Black Wall Street: A Case for Reparations

521 West 26th Street

New York N.Y. 10001

2126290707

Ajamu Kojo’s ongoing series "Black Wall Street: A Case for Reparations" takes the story of the 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma Massacre and the havoc it wrought on the Black community in the Greenwood District, known as Black Wall Street, as its centerpiece. Kojo presents a spiritually uplifting dedication to the people ...

Teknopolis 2020

321 Ashland Place

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

BAM’s interactive arts showcase Teknopolis™ returns for its fourth year with a program designed to inspire creativity, connect with the future, and embolden a renewed sense of play for all ages. Named for the Greek words Tekne (craft or art) and Polis (ideal city), Teknopolis offers the latest in technology-fueled art and participatory environments. It ...