Past Performances

Nicholas Hlobo: Zinintsi izinto ezimayela nam endingazaziyo

For Performa 13, South African artist Nicholas Hlobo will present an operatic performance sung by the artist in Xhosa, a tonal language spoken largely in the Eastern Cape province.

Informance Series | Mutation


INformances are thematic, student-centered group showcases of artistic progress. This month's theme of the Informance series is MUTATION.

Abrons Book Club


Books are nominated by members who attend the meetings. Past selections include Ben Davis' 9.5 Thesis on Art and Class and David Joselit's After Art. The next book club will discuss Claire Bishop's ARTIFICIAL HELLS: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship.

Nonlinear Lineage: Now and Then


Now and Then is reading series featuring performance texts (and texts about performance) from the past in conversation with current writings.

Making Work: Miguel Gutierrez

04/07/14 - 04/11/14

In this five-day workshop, Miguel Gutierrez focuses on the creative process in making body/movement-based performance/dance.



Visual artists-in-residence Tamar Ettun, Meredith James, Lee Maida, Park McArthur, Lee Vanderpool, and AIRspace curators-in-residence Jess Wilcox and Wendy Vogel open their studios to the public for an afternoon to discuss current projects and works in progress.

Urban Youth Theater: The Snow Queen

04/04/14 - 04/05/14

The Snow Queen explores the tangled emotions and complex journeys of growing up. Jess Goldschmidt's adaptation—written especially for the Urban Youth Theater Ensemble at Abrons—explores these themes.

Live Art Development Agency, London presents:Access All Areas: Live Art and Disability (NYC edition)


In conjunction with Beauty and the Beast, this event looks at radical approaches to representations of disability by contemporary performance artists, particularly in the UK.

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