Past Performances

Summer 2014 at the Abrons

Art, music, film, readings, karaoke, & BBQ.

Mixtape #1: Afropop


The first in a new Abrons’ performance series that explores the music, art, and culture of a unique genre, Mixtape #1 celebrates Afropop from Africa.



DENUDED requestions the relationship with the audience through a feedback loop that causes a significant transformation of the artist’s body.


07/10/14 - 07/11/14

As the next stage of her ongoing project titled THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE, artist Itziar Barrio continues her exploration of power dynamics and constructed situations. Rehearsal THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE is a performance that manipulates the methods of a rehearsal, revealing the mechanisms used behind the scenes of a production. Repetition and variation are taken to the extreme to expand the possibilities of the performance. Akin to the sampling and rhythm of music remixes the use of repetition provides an alteration on the narrative linearity.

ROVE: Close Encounters / Performance Party


Celebrate ROVE’s 2-week series at the Roger Smith Hotel with a good-old-fashioned summer danceparty, complete with a donation bar, pop-up performances, special guests and more. See what ROVE’s artists have been up to in the first week of their installation, and get pumped up for the culmination of their time in the Window at 125.

Gertrude Stein SAINTS!

06/12/14 - 06/28/14

One of Gertrude Stein's artistic projects was to write the sound of American language. Theater Plastique advances this idea, setting Stein's 'saints' librettos to distinctly American genres of music.

Broadway's Best In Drag


Broadway’s Best in Drag is designed to be a fun and sexy opportunity to celebrate diversity, self-expression and healthy living in the LGBTQ community. Contestants will participate in a three-round competition of evening wear, talent and interview, with audience members voting for their favorite.

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2014

06/02/14 - 06/08/14

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world in New York City through this multi-day festival, with several events each day. The festival will include presentations of 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.

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