Past Events


Urban Youth Theater & Piehole: WE SHALL BE MONSTERS

August 11 through August 12, 2016 from 7 PM

Through equal parts improvisation and text work, plus a range of visual and design techniques, Piehole guides students to find their own entry-points into the story, and to draw from their own experiences and inspiration along the way.


New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

June 13 through June 19, 2016

Dedicated to showcasing the best electroacoustic music and video art from all over the world, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival includes electroacoustic music recorded in up to eight channels, works involving live electronics, works combining musical instruments or voices with recorded or live electronics, video and multimedia works, and audio and video installations.


Joyce Unleashed: Vanessa Anspaugh: The End of Men

June 8 through June 11, 2016 from 7:30 PM

Presented as part of Joyce UNLEASHED, a series of experimental performance, Brooklyn-based choreographer Vanessa Anspaugh makes her Joyce debut with the world premiere of The End of Men.

Yasuko Yakoshi, photo by Peggy Jarrell Kaplan

Performance Mix Festival

June 6 through June 11, 2016

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Performance Mix Festival as it returns to its first venue, Henry Street Settlement, where it started in 1986. Founder/curator Karen Bernard has orchestrated an eclectic program that represents the best of the last 29 years of experimental dance, contact improvisation, tap, theater, performance art, new music, and multi-discipline works.



June 4, 2016

OpenICE 2016, presented in collaboration with the Abrons Art Center, is a program designed to bring every aspect of ICE’s artist-curated and ensemble-commissioned music-making—performances, commissions, videos, workshops, hands-on educational activities, blogs, and community gatherings, as well as ICE’s work behind the scenes—out into the open for the benefit of new (family-friendly!) audiences, and all for free.


Levi Gonzalez: every cell and I a mouth (World Premiere)

May 5 through May 7, 2016 from 7:30 PM

The work explores the endless possibilities inherent in the body to express, challenge and transform the act of perception, and to reinsert sensuality, proximity and intimacy into a shared public space.


Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty: Why Why Always

April 21 through May 2, 2016

It is seventeen minutes past midnight, Oceanic Time. You’re sitting in a theater of sorts – a show is about to begin – there is an occasional flicker of light – a sonic shudder – an atmosphere of electronic energy – you look down at the program in your hand, black letters spell the words Why Why Always…