[WORLD PREMIERE] Distances Smaller Than This Are Not ConfirmedJanuary 15 - January 25, 2020 @ 8 PM
In Distances Smaller Than This Are Not Confirmed, co-creators David Neumann and Marcella Murray use live video, dance, and performance to create an intimate staged conversation. Together on the set of a TV talk show, they unpack their several-years-long dialogue about race alongside astronomical questions of scale and time.
[EXHIBITION] Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of FlynessFebruary 6 - March 29, 2020
Presented during New York Fashion Week, Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of Flyness is an exhibition and event series that considers how Lower East Side residents utilized a local photo studio to document community, fashion, and self-expression. Produced and presented in partnership with United Photo Industries.
[CONVERSATION] Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of FlynessFebruary 7 - February 7, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
Fashion scholar and co-curator Kimberly Jenkins moderates a conversation about fashion and the power of portraiture with photographer Zun Lee, scholar and cultural critic Tanisha C. Ford, and Elroy Gay, a fashion designer and longtime Lower East Side resident who is featured in the Rainbow Shoe Repair photography archive.
[@ABRONS SERIES] The Unsinkable Molly BrownFebruary 8 - March 22, 2020
Transport Group presents a revitalized version of the musical tale of Margaret “Molly” Brown — still the character you know and the songs you love but a story that’s new and true. This is Molly as she really was: vibrant, progressive, and ready to fight for the underdog as a champion of women’s rights, labor rights, and immigration reform. Transport Group’s production, starring Beth Malone, marks this show’s off-Broadway debut, and the first production in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1960.
[U.S. PREMIERE] TROPICAL ESCAPEFebruary 20 - February 22, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
A duet dance performance created by Csaba Molnár (Hungary) and Márcio Canabarro (Germany/Brazil.) Part dance, part lecture, TROPICAL ESCAPE uses both personal confession and historical references in a riotous study of queer eroticism, escapism as resistance, and the labor involved in the pursuit of pleasure, fantasy and freedom.