Sibyl Kempson: Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag

04/28/15 - 05/17/15

A story of an extended family of sharecroppers who are visited, interviewed, and photographed by two live-in reporters from the “Big City” and also possibly by an ancient Mesopotamian sage. Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag is inspired by the work of James Agee and Walker Evans as well as Sontag's essay 'On Photography,' the journals of Symbolist painter Odilon Redon, The NEW American Machinists’ Handbook, the ancient Assyrian mythological seals in the JP Morgan Collection, and a couple of Broadway musicals.

Tectonics Festival

05/08/15 - 05/09/15

The Tectonics Festival provides a rare forum for the critical consideration of new developments in contemporary composition, with explorations of improvisation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental performance practice from an international array of emerging and established composers.

TRAVELOGUES | Kimberly Bartosik: Ecsteriority4 (Part 2) and Dylan Crossman: BOUND

05/20/15 - 05/23/15

This new dance series introduces Abrons’ audiences to choreographers and dance works that come from right here in NYC, or not, and which Laurie Uprichard, the curator, has seen in NYC, or not.

Rebecca Patek: the future was looking better in the past: my family herstory: or from religious persecution to american greed to murderous infamy to denial, repression and the slow dissolution into moral confusion, financial ruin and karmic retribution (World Premiere)

05/20/15 - 05/23/15

Rebecca Patek’s new performance invokes the story of Leopold and Loeb to hold a mirror to her own “crimes” and investigate a personal history involving familial guilt, tainted blood and bad karma.

ICE: International Contemporary Ensemble

05/27/15

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) presents two additional free concerts of new contemporary music this spring.

Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor: Ship of Fools (New York Premiere)

05/29/15 - 05/30/15

Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor return to Abrons with their acclaimed Ship of Fools, a theatrical event that employs text as well as their distinctive movement vocabulary to examine the universal human need to protect one's uniqueness from destruction and our yearning for interpersonal contact.

Will Rawls: Settlement House (World Premiere)

06/06/15 - 06/07/15

Modeled after the all-day performance pageants that marked Henry Street's early years, Will Rawls’ newest work is a two-day choreographic installation of dance, readings and spatial interventions.

Nik: A Tribute to the Legacy of Alwin Nikolais

06/12/15 - 06/13/15

Abrons joins with the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance to celebrate the legacy of Alwin Nikolais (1910-1993), the Artistic Director of the Playhouse from 1948-1969. Featuring Nikolais Dance Theatre members from several generations, works include the classics Noumenon (1953) and Tensile Involvement (1955).

Folksbiene Centennial/KulturefestNYC

06/14/15 - 06/21/15

To commemorate its own centennial, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is celebrating at Abrons with KulturfestNYC /International Festival of Jewish Performing Arts. Expect the unexpected as KulturfestNYC showcases the breadth of Jewish and Yiddish inspired art taking place around the globe today.

NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival

06/22/15 - 06/28/15

Dedicated to showcasing the best electroacoustic music and video art from all over the world, the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival includes electroacoustic music recorded alone 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.

ICE: International Contemporary Ensemble

05/27/15

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) presents two additional free concerts of new contemporary music this spring.

Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor: Ship of Fools (New York Premiere)

05/29/15 - 05/30/15

Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor return to Abrons with their acclaimed Ship of Fools, a theatrical event that employs text as well as their distinctive movement vocabulary to examine the universal human need to protect one's uniqueness from destruction and our yearning for interpersonal contact.

Rebecca Patek: the future was looking better in the past: my family herstory: or from religious persecution to american greed to murderous infamy to denial, repression and the slow dissolution into moral confusion, financial ruin and karmic retribution (World Premiere)

05/20/15 - 05/23/15

Rebecca Patek’s new performance invokes the story of Leopold and Loeb to hold a mirror to her own “crimes” and investigate a personal history involving familial guilt, tainted blood and bad karma.

Sibyl Kempson: Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag

04/28/15 - 05/17/15

A story of an extended family of sharecroppers who are visited, interviewed, and photographed by two live-in reporters from the “Big City” and also possibly by an ancient Mesopotamian sage. Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag is inspired by the work of James Agee and Walker Evans as well as Sontag's essay 'On Photography,' the journals of Symbolist painter Odilon Redon, The NEW American Machinists’ Handbook, the ancient Assyrian mythological seals in the JP Morgan Collection, and a couple of Broadway musicals.

Tectonics Festival

05/08/15 - 05/09/15

The Tectonics Festival provides a rare forum for the critical consideration of new developments in contemporary composition, with explorations of improvisation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental performance practice from an international array of emerging and established composers.

TRAVELOGUES | Kimberly Bartosik: Ecsteriority4 (Part 2) and Dylan Crossman: BOUND

05/20/15 - 05/23/15

This new dance series introduces Abrons’ audiences to choreographers and dance works that come from right here in NYC, or not, and which Laurie Uprichard, the curator, has seen in NYC, or not.

Will Rawls: Settlement House (World Premiere)

06/06/15 - 06/07/15

Modeled after the all-day performance pageants that marked Henry Street's early years, Will Rawls’ newest work is a two-day choreographic installation of dance, readings and spatial interventions.

NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival

06/22/15 - 06/28/15

Dedicated to showcasing the best electroacoustic music and video art from all over the world, the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival includes electroacoustic music recorded alone 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.

Nik: A Tribute to the Legacy of Alwin Nikolais

06/12/15 - 06/13/15

Abrons joins with the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance to celebrate the legacy of Alwin Nikolais (1910-1993), the Artistic Director of the Playhouse from 1948-1969. Featuring Nikolais Dance Theatre members from several generations, works include the classics Noumenon (1953) and Tensile Involvement (1955).

Folksbiene Centennial/KulturefestNYC

06/14/15 - 06/21/15

To commemorate its own centennial, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is celebrating at Abrons with KulturfestNYC /International Festival of Jewish Performing Arts. Expect the unexpected as KulturfestNYC showcases the breadth of Jewish and Yiddish inspired art taking place around the globe today.

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