NYC-Arts Top 5 Picks: May 27 – June 2
Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “Hot Dogs, Hooch, & Handel,” “Doug Varone and Dancers at the Joyce Theater,” Family Association” and more.
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Hot Dogs, Hooch, & Handel
Brooklyn / Fri, May 27, 2022, 7:00 pm
With this long-awaited follow-up to 2019’s legendary “Burgers, Bourbon, & Beethoven,” death of Classical now shifts their insatiable search for culinary transcendence to the hot dog, whose humble origins began with Charles Feltman, a Green-Wood permanent resident who invented the fabled frankfurter sandwich back in 1867 in Coney Island. Celebrate Feltman’s legacy with a smorgasbord of different styles of dogs from some of NYC’s finest purveyors, a wide swath of spirits to taste, snacks a-plenty, sunset …
Doug Varone and Dancers at the Joyce Theater
The Joyce Theater
Manhattan / Tue, May 31, 2022 – Sun, Jun 05, 2022
Doug Varone and Dancers returns to The Joyce celebrating its 35th year with the New York premiere of “Somewhere” (2019) and Varone’s masterwork from 1993, “Rise.” “Somewhere” reimagines Leonard Bernstein’s timeless “West Side Story” by stripping the orchestral score of its narrative connotations. The result: pure choreographic vibrancy, brimming with nuance and emotional heft generated by the musical structure. In “Rise,” dancers take over the stage in swirls of controlled chaos, with composer John Adam’s “Fearful Symmetries” …
The Bach-Mendelssohn Connection
92nd Street Y
Manhattan / Wed, Jun 01, 2022 – Fri, Jun 10, 2022
The 92nd Street Y, one of New York’s leading cultural venues, today announced “The Bach-Mendelssohn Connection,” a ten-day festival of concerts and salons that will explore the unexpected or hidden connections between Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn. The festival will feature Jeremy Denk, Steven Isserlis, the Emerson String Quartet, and more. Each performance and evening will explore the inspiration and influence in the world of two genius composers. Tickets are available at https://www.92y.org/bach-festival. “The Bach-Mendelssohn Connection is the …
Trisha Brown Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary Season at The Joyce Theater
The Joyce Theater
Manhattan / Tue, May 24, 2022 – Sun, May 29, 2022
After a two-year postponement, the Trisha Brown Dance Company celebrates its 50th anniversary at The Joyce Theater (May 24-29) with an historical season commemorating Brown’s extraordinary partnership with visual artist Robert Rauschenberg. Over the course of five decades, Brown and Rauschenberg maintained a rich creative dialogue, drawing inspiration from each other while investigating the visual and the kinetic. The Joyce program features two pivotal works: “Foray Forêt,” with original costumes by Rauschenberg, and “Astral Converted,” featuring Rauschenberg’s costumes and mobile set of lighting towers. “Foray Forêt,” which premiered in 1990 at Lyon Biennale de la Danse in France, marks the beginning of Brown’s elegant and …
Manhattan / Fri, May 27, 2022 – Sun, Jun 05, 2022
The Performance Project at University Settlement and Music At The Anthology present the world premiere of “Family Association,” a unique, site-specific soundwalk, as part of AAPI Heritage Month in Manhattan’s Chinatown on May 27-28, 2022 and June 2-5, 2022 at 6pm at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Plaza in Columbus Park. Reservations for soundwalk meet ups are free and available at gtlam.com/family-association. Participants will meet together with composer George Tsz-Kwan Lam, who will lead this series of …
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