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August 22,2022

New York Cool Tip:

We Belong Here: AAPI Festival
Program B:
Friday, August 26, 2022 at 6:30pm & 8:30pm
Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 6:30pm & 8:30pm
Tickets: $30
Studio 3R

We Belong Here: AAPI Festival is a fully presented opportunity for choreographers that identify with the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, hosted by Arts On Site as part of their ARTS IN SITE performance series bringing underrepresented artists into view. Note: While we use AAPI, we recognize it is imperfect. We use AAPI to encompass all who identify as part of the Asian diaspora including AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander), API (Asian Pacific Islander), APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American), SWANA (Southwest Asian and North African), APA (Asian Pacific American), AANHPI (Asian American Native Hawaiin Pacific Islander), and more.

Tickets $30 sold online only. For more information, visit artsonsite.org.

Studio 3R | 12 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003, USA


 

August 14, 2022

New York Cool Tip:
Battery Dance
41st Anniversary of its free summer festival
August 13-19th @ 7PM
Closing Ceremony August 20th @ 6PM @ The Schimmel Center
Battery Park

Battery Dance celebrates the 41st Anniversary of its free summer festival from August 13-20, 2022, in partnership with Battery Park City Authority. The 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival will feature in-person and live-streamed performances staged at Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City, New York City at 7PM ET from August 13-19. A closing night event and VIP reception will be held August 20, 2022, at 6PM at The Schimmel Center. Reaching both local and international audiences, the Festival promotes Battery Dance’s mission of connecting the world through dance. For more information, visit batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/.

For more information, visit https://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/

Battery Park



August 11, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

HANNAH HA HA
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11
7:30 PM: Doors Open
8:00 PM: Live Music from Hannah Lee Thompson
9:00 PM: Films Begin
10:30 PM: Q&A with filmmakers Jordan
BROOKLYN COMMONS PARK

Feature Film Program | Free with RSVP
Hannah lives a content, hard-working life in the small town where she grew up. To her visiting older brother, she's just wasting her time. As their summer together winds down, Hannah gets what wasting time really means.

Preceded by JOBS FOR ALL!, a short film from Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck.
Tetewsky & Joshua Pikovsky, star Hannah Lee Thompson, and producers Roger Mancusi & Emily Freire

Free RSVP


Brooklyn Commons Park | 5 MetroTech Center | Brooklyn, NY 11201



August 8, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
EMILY THE CRIMINAL
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2022
7:30 PM: Doors Open
8:15 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A with actors Aubrey Plaza & Theo Rossi and writer/director John Patton Ford
11:00 PM: After-Party at DCTV (87 Lafayette St)
NEW DESIGN HIGH SCHOOL

Feature Film Program
Emily (Aubrey Plaza) is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper,” buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef (Theo Rossi). Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together, they hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions.

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Another New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
Upcoming Virtual Information Session for
TRU’s 2022-23 Producer Development & Mentorship Program
Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 5pm ET

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a free virtual information session to learn more about the Fall ’22 term of the Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP) on Thursday, August 11, 2022, 5pm-6:30pm ET via Zoom. Hear from successful program graduates and meet the program faculty, commercial producers Jane Dubin and Blair Russell. For more information and to register for this free introductory session, visit truonline.org/events/free-intro-to-pdmp-22.

PDMP is the only theater production program to offer in-depth instruction from accomplished producers at an affordable price. Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to learn from and network with our commercial producer instructors. The purpose is to give members the knowledge and resources to become commercial theater producers, non-profit theater producers and/or self-producing artists. There may come a time in every theater artist’s life when you need to self-produce a show and create your own opportunities, and PDMP aims to provide the tools for that occasion. This program teaches necessary skills such as developing a business plan, raising money, marketing and putting together creative production teams.

For the upcoming term, both classes will meet virtually via Zoom, two nights every month for five months. There are both discounts for college students and financial aid available.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.


August 4, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

New York City Opera
Park Series
Free Live Performance
La traviata August 12, 2022 at 7pm
Lucia di Lammermoor September 2, 2022 at 7pm
Bryant Park

New York City Opera will present a season of four free, live performances this summer as part of their Park Series in Bryant Park’s Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America. Each performance features City Opera's brightest stars as well as members of the City Opera orchestra and will begin at 7pm on the Bryant Park Stage. The series of one-night-only operas accompanied by live music includes The Barber of Seville, La traviata, Lucia di Lammermoor, and a special Pride in the Park performance. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Performances are designed to be enjoyed casually - no tickets required - with ample seating available and free picnic blankets for audience members to borrow. For more information, visit bryantpark.org/picnics.

For anyone unable to attend in person, free livestream broadcasts of the performances will be available nationwide via Bryant Park's website and social media platforms.

Performance Details:

La traviata
August 12, 2022 at 7pm
An abridged adaptation of Verdi’s classic that inspired Moulin Rouge, with instantly recognizable tunes famously featured in Pretty Woman. Soprano Ekaterina Siurina and renowned tenor Charles Castronovo appear with Michael Chioldi, baritone and star of last summer’s Rigoletto (a role he recently stepped into at the Metropolitan Opera for a series of critically acclaimed performances), with City Opera Music Director Maestro Constantine Orbelian at the helm.

Lucia di Lammermoor
September 2, 2022 at 7pm
Think Romeo and Juliet, but set in Scotland. Donizetti’s brilliant score is the height of drama and the pinnacle of the Bel Canto style in this abridged version starring world-renowned soprano Sarah Coburn and the captivating tenor Nathan Granner, and conducted by Constantine Orbelian.

Attendees may bring their own food or purchase from on-site food and beverage vendors near the Lawn. At most performances, attendees can purchase food from a rotating line-up of local NYC vendors curated by Hester Street Fair. At all performances, Stout NYC offers cheese and charcuterie boards as well as a selection of beer, wine, frosé, and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. COVID-19 vaccinations and masks are not currently required but Bryant Park will continue to monitor and follow updated New York City and New York State COVID-19 guidelines throughout the summer as necessary.

New York City Opera:
www.nycopera.com
Instagram: @nycopera
facebook.com/NewYorkCityOpera
Twitter: @nycityopera


Bryant Park | Between 40th St and 42nd St and 5th Ave and 6th Ave


Another New York Cool Tip:

Battery Dance
41st Anniversary of its free summer festival
August 13-19th @ 7PM
Closing Ceremony August 20th @ 6PM @ The Schimmel Center
Battery Park

Battery Dance celebrates the 41st Anniversary of its free summer festival from August 13-20, 2022, in partnership with Battery Park City Authority. The 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival will feature in-person and live-streamed performances staged at Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City, New York City at 7PM ET from August 13-19. A closing night event and VIP reception will be held August 20, 2022, at 6PM at The Schimmel Center. Reaching both local and international audiences, the Festival promotes Battery Dance’s mission of connecting the world through dance. For more information, visit batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/.

For more information, visit https://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/

Battery Park


 

July 30, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

New York City Opera
Presents
Opera’s Greatest Moments
August 2, 2022 @ 7PM
Wollman Rink in Central Park

New York City Opera will present Opera’s Greatest Moments on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 7pm at Wollman Rink in Central Park. Enjoy a selection of opera favorites performed by extraordinary artists from the New York City Opera, including Michael Capasso, narrator; Kathryn Olander, piano; Marsha Thompson, soprano; Elissa Pfaender, mezzo-soprano; WooYoung Yoon, tenor; and Gustavo Feuline, baritone.

Tickets are $15. This is a non-skating event. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit wollmanrinknyc.com/event/new-york-city-opera.

Wollman Rink in Central Park


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

New Camerata Opera
Presents
An Outdoor Summer Concert
With Operation Gig!
August 6, 2022
726 Argyle Rd, Brooklyn NY, 11230 in Ditmas Park

New Camerata Opera (NCO) presents Summer Concerts, a FREE live performance of favorite opera excerpts hosted by Operation Gig!, on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 4pm at 726 Argyle Rd, Brooklyn NY, 11230 in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.Principal soloists from NYC’s most exciting young opera company will offer serenades of some of the greatest musical masterpieces ever written. For more information, visit newcamerataopera.org/events.

For more information, visit newcamerataopera.org.

726 Argyle Rd | Brooklyn NY, 11230 | Ditmas Park




Another New York Cool Tip:

Braata Productions presents Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival
at York Performing Arts Center
August 6, 2022
Lawn of the York Performing Arts Center | 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd | Queens, NYC

Braata Productions presents Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival celebrating the 60th year of independence of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday, August 6, 2022, 12pm-8pm, on the lawn of the York Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Queens, NYC.

The event is free, but donations are accepted at braataproductions.org/bankra2022.

The Festival is an annual staple in the community and promises to be a day of fun and entertainment for the entire family. Showcasing the best of the Caribbean, the Festival provides a chance for New Yorkers to experience the folk culture of the islands and sample its unique cuisine.

The Festival will feature traditional authentic folk forms, and experiences from the different Caribbean territories. The Braata Folk Singers headline an impressive lineup of celebrated cultural groups, who are all either from Trinidad, Tobago and Jamaica or who have a special focus on those island traditions, including JC Lodge (Jamaica), Marva Newton (Trinidad & Tobago), and the Carnyval Dancers (Trinidad & Tobago).

There are three major components to the Festival: the Stalls/Island baskets, cultural performances, and a cultural pop-up display. These three components set the Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival apart from other Caribbean festivals, since it is dedicated to Folk forms and Folk culture. It provides nostalgia for those who grew up with it, learning opportunities for others who had no knowledge of it, and helps reestablish the importance and relevance of Folk culture as a viable, vibrant contributor to the Caribbean brand.

The Festival’s name is derived from a large woven basket or “bankra,” made of materials indigenous to the islands of the Caribbean, and is often used to carry an array of food and cultural items in Jamaica. This is exactly what this festival replicates: the largesse beauty of the folk culture represented from each island.

The festival offers a full sensory experience of traditional music, dance, crafts, and food. In addition to the cultural performances, the Festival will also feature:
Drumming circles, folk games & dances, and cultural exhibits
A Playzone, where the young and young at heart can play traditional Caribbean games
A Food Pavilion, with cuisine from various islands

For more information, visit braataproductions.org.



Lawn of the York Performing Arts Center | 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd | Queens, NYC



July 28, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
REID DAVENPORT'S
I DIDN'T SEE YOU THERE
SATURDAY, JULY 30
8:00 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music from Molly Joyce
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:00 PM: Q&A with filmmaker Reid Davenport
BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL

Spurred by the spectacle of a circus tent that goes up outside his Oakland apartment, a disabled filmmaker launches into an unflinching meditation on spectacle, (in)visibility, and the corrosive legacy of the Freak Show.

"I DIDN'T SEE YOU THERE IS FIRST-PERSON POETRY IN CAPTIVATING MOTION, EXPRESSED WITH A SINGULAR, ASSURED ARTISTIC VOICE." -NICK ALLEN, ROGEREBERT.COM

Feature Film Program | Free with RSVP


Brooklyn Army Terminal | 80 58th St | Brooklyn, NY 11220



July 20, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
Presents
A Love Song
Directed by Max Walker-Silverman
Saturday, July 23
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:15 PM: Live Music from Low Roller
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A with filmmaker Max Walker-Silverman
11:00 PM: After-Party
Green-Wood Cemetery

At a campground in the rural West, a woman (Dale Dickey) waits alone for an old flame from her past (Wes Studi) to arrive, uncertain of his intentions while bashful about her own.

Tickets

Green-Wood Cemetery | 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232


July 19, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
WE MET IN VIRTUAL REALITY
THURSDAY, JULY 21
8:00 PM: Doors Open | 8:30 PM: Live Music | 9:00 PM: Film Begins | 10:30 PM: Q&A with director Joe Hunting and film subjects | 11:00 PM: After-Party and VR Demonstration
THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY

NEXT THURSDAY, 7/21: HBO INVITES YOU TO DIVE INTO JOE HUNTING'S STUNNINGLY IMMERSIVE NEW DOCUMENTARY WE MET IN VIRTUAL REALITY

"WITHOUT BREAKING FROM THE AVATARS, HUNTING SHOWS YOU THE BREADTH OF THESE SPACES AND ALLOWS VOICES TO SPEAK HONESTLY AND FREELY AS THEY TELL MOVING STORIES ABOUT HOW THEY HAVE FOUND A REFUGE." -THRILLIST

Feature Film Program
Filmed entirely inside the world of VR, this verité documentary captures the excitement and surprising intimacy of a burgeoning cultural movement, demonstrating the power of online connection in an isolated world. Courtesy of HBO Original Documentaries.

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THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY |232 3rd Street | Brooklyn, NY 11215


 

June 28, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

Vangeline Theater/ New York Butoh Institute
In collaboration with The Brick
Presents
Queer Butoh 2022
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 8pm ET
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 8pm ET
Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 8pm ET
The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn

“…queer themes and imagery have been reoccurring, if not instrumental, in Butoh. The concepts of otherness and ambiguity, particularly with respect to gender identity and sexuality, permeate its narratives. Drag, androgyny and fluidity are staple elements.”
- The New York Times, Queer Butoh: Finding Belonging in the Dance of Darkness, 2020

Vangeline Theater/ New York Butoh Institute collaborates with The Brick to present the sixth annual Queer Butoh 2022, available online from June 1-30, 2022 and in-person from June 28-30, 2022 at 8pm at The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn.

Online performances will be available to screen on-demand beginning June 1 at 8pm ET at www.vimeo.com/vangeline. The programming features Born to Transform with Fer Zam (Mexico); Yarli &Yin’s short film Wrestling Blues (Hong Kong/United Kingdom) with butoh dancer Mavi Haro; and Shadowbloom with Xue and Mervin Wong (Singapore).

The in-person performances will be June 28-30, 2022 at 8pm at The Brick. Tickets are $20 and available for purchase at https://www.bricktheater.com/event/queer-butoh-2022/2022-06-28/. The performances will feature XUE and Mervin Wong (Singapore) in shadowbloom, Hélène Barrier (France) in METAGENDER, and Dustin Maxell (New York) with Kayva Yang and Mei Maeda in in a dark forest partly illuminated. The running time is approximately two hours with intermission.

A Butoh/King workshop led by Hélène Barrier will be offered as part of the festival on June 25, 2022 at the Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute studio in Brooklyn. This Drag King workshop uses queer feminist collective practices to explore performative masculinity and its various privileges, revealing the inner potential of political action through playfull deconstruction. More info/reservations at www.vangeline.com/calendar.

The Brick | 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn.


 

June 23, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

WHITE WAVE Dance
presents
The 21st Annual Virtual Dumbo Dance Festival
June 23 @ 7PM
June 24 @ 7PM & 9PM
June 25 @ 2PM, 4PM, 6PM & 8PM
and on June 26 @ 4PM & 6PM - with a grand finale at 8PM
Promo Video link:
https://vimeo.com/700954455


WHITE WAVE Dance presents the 21st Annual Virtual Dumbo Dance Festival, June 23-26, 2022. This four-day spectacular features sixty companies with over 350 artists from New York and around the world, showcasing color, chamber, and full-scale works. Tickets are $15 (except Gala) and can be purchased online at www.whitewavedance.org

The festival begins with a virtual opening night celebration gala on June 23, 2022 at 7PM. The evening will be hosted by distinguished guests keynote speakers, including philanthropist and WHITE WAVE Patron Gerald Appelstein, SummerStage NYC Dance Curator Danni Gee, Jennifer Muller/The Works Artistic Director Jennifer Muller, former WHITE WAVE Board Member & Angel Ludo Scheffer, former WHITE WAVE Board Chair Thera Marshall, longtime WHITE WAVE supporter and selection panel member Pascal Rekoert, along with Company Board members and WHITE WAVE Artistic Director Young Soon Kim.

Speakers’ remarks will intersperse the evening of seven sensational contemporary dance troupes:
Buglisi Dance Theatre, A.L.A.H., Limón2, Hyonok Kim Dance Arts and two of the most eclectic companies from South Korea: chagmu center|KIM / MEA JA, UBIN Dance|Na-Hyun Lee, and WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company.

The festival continues on June 24 with performances at 7PM & 9PM; June 25 with performances at 2PM, 4PM, 6PM & 8PM; and on June 26 at 4PM & 6PM - with a grand finale at 8PM. There is also a family-friendly program on June 26, celebrating the next generation of dancers and their parents. WHITE WAVE’s Kids Can Dance education program will provide a free Hip Hop and Modern Dance class on Zoom, 12PM-1PM, led by Company member. The class is followed by a fun and educational family-friendly dance program of seven companies, 1:30PM-3PM. Please visit www.whitewavedance.org for the full performance schedule.


June 3, 2022

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New York Cool Tip:

Works in Progress at the Gugenheim
Third Bird
Friday, June 3, 2022 at 6pm & 7:30pm ET
Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 2:30pm & 4pm ET
Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 2:30pm & 4pm ET
Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to present the world premiere of Third Bird, with a libretto and direction by Isaac Mizrahi, music by composer Nico Muhly (played by Ensemble Signal and conducted by Brad Lubman), choreography by John Heginbotham, and lighting by Brandon Stirling Baker. Performances are on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 6pm and 7:30pm; Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 2:30pm and 4pm; and on Sunday, June 5 at 2:30pm and 4pm. Each 30-minute performance will take place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 

Recommended for Ages 5 and older. Full vaccination required for all.

WORKS & PROCESS TICKETS - $35, $15 partial view. Pay-what-you-wish tickets are available for purchase online only at worksandprocess.org.

Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128

 


New York Cool Tip:

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April 1, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

Ballet Hispánico
presents
New York Premiere of
Doña Perón
City Center Dance Festival
Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7:30pm ET
Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 2pm & 7:30pm ET
Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 2
pm ET0
New York City Center

Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization recognized as one of America’s Cultural Treasures, announces the New York premiere of Doña Perón at New York City Center, April 1-3, 2022, the concluding performances of Ballet Hispánico’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, on Fri & Sat at 7:30pm, Sat & Sun at 2pm. The Company will perform as part of the first City Center Dance Festival which showcases New York companies making their triumphant return to the City Center stage after more than two years away.

Tickets can be purchased online at nycitycenter.org/pdps/2021-2022/city-center-dance-festival/, by phone (212-581-1212) or in-person with New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, NYC.

New York City Center | 131 W. 55th Street, NYC.


 

March 17, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
Announces Selections for Annual Fundraising Gala
2022 TRUSpeak: Hear Our Voices!
Sunday, March 20, 2022 5 pm - 7pm
Virtual

Theater Resources Unlimited announces the seven winning plays that were selected to be performed in the 2022 TRUSpeak: Hear Our Voices!, a virtual gala scheduled for Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm. Presented with generous sponsorship from R.K. Greene and The Storyline Project, Patrick Blake of Rhymes Over Beats and Merrie L. Davis of Next Act 2 Follow, this is an evening to raise awareness of current social issues, as well as awareness of the work TRU has been doing for the theater community for over 28 years. TRU will present a curated selection of short plays that have been matched with directors, producers and technologists, to create high quality video films of these seven pieces.

The First Anti-Vaxxers by James McLindon
directed by Tony winner Cady Huffman
produced by Noel MacDuffie, technologist Emily Twines

Only Black by Kristy Thomas
directed by Tony winner Ben Harney
produced by Melvina Douse Manuel, technologist Jay Lucas Chacon

Cold Bread by Aladrian Wetzel
directed by Rain Pryor
produced by Melvina Douse Manuel

Slave Trade by Ian Patrick Williams
directed by Andrea Andresakis
produced by Merrie L. Davis, technologist Carley Santori

She’s Blown Away by Vince Gatton
directed by Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli
produced by Claudia Zahn, technologist Brian Lawton

Obstacle by John Busser
directed by Audelco winner Glynn Borders
produced by Maureen Condon, technologist Gabriella Mykal

Every Creeping Thing by David Beardsley
directed by Sharifa Williams
produced by Jesica Garou

Theater Resources Unlimited would like to acknowledge and congratulate all ten finalists and 27 semi-finalists, chosen from over 130 submissions, whose names can be found here: https://truonline.org/events/truspeak-22/#finalists

General Admission tickets are $55 for the virtual show ($30 for TRU members), and VIP tickets are $90 ($75 for TRU), which include a post-show meet-and-greet with the creative teams and TRU Board and past Honorees. Circle of Angels tickets are $100, $250, and $500, and include the above, plus a thank you credit in the waiting room, opening, and closing. Tickets can be purchased at https://truonline.org/events/truspeak-22/.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.
March 10, 2022


New York Cool Tip:

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
presents
Awakening
March 24-26, 2022 at 7:30 pm
March 27, 2022 at 3pm
New York Live Arts Theater

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents the Awakening on March 24, 25, 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm and March 27, 2022 at 3pm at the New York Live Arts Theater. Tickets are $20, with $15 tickets for students and seniors, and $50 VIP tickets, and can be purchased at newyorklivearts.org/event/awakening/.

Awakening is the final production of the late choreographer Nai-Ni Chen before her untimely passing in December 2021. This expansive production is the artistic embodiment of Nai-Ni Chen’s observation of and reaction to all of the events that happened around her: the division of society, the quest for social equity, the dual beauty and trauma of isolation, and her hope for unity. Nai-Ni Chen’s signature choreographic style crosses many boundaries as she brings unique elements of Chinese culture into the contemporary dance world. The Company is including her seminal work Incense, as a prayer to her spirit and to remember her choreographic grace and power.

For additional Company information, visit their website, www.nainichen.org; write to Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, P.O. Box 1121, Fort Lee, NJ 07024; or call (800) 650- 0246.

New York Live Arts Theater | 219 West 19th Street


March 8, 2022

New York Cool Tip:
Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents
Alethea Pace and Yin Yue
Dance Magazine Award Harkness Promise Prize Awardees
March 13, 2022
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to present Alethea Pace and Yin Yue on March 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm. Taking place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, all programs invite audiences to embrace artistic process and uniquely blend performance highlights with insightful artists discussions.

WORKS & PROCESS TICKETS
$35, $15 partial view. Pay-what-you-wish tickets are available for purchase online only at worksandprocess.org.

House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. To purchase house seats, email friends@worksandprocess.org. House seats may be released to the public before performances.

Health and Safety Information
• Every audience member must be fully vaccinated and will be required to show proof in person of vaccination authorized by the FDA or WHO against COVID-19 before entering the theater. Proof of vaccination may include a CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC COVID Safe app, New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC Vaccination Record, or an official immunization record from outside New York City or the United States. Full vaccination is defined as being two weeks or more after receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks or more after receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine.
• Visitors over the age of 18 will also be asked to show a photo ID.
• At this time, children under the age of 5, for whom there is currently no available vaccination, will not be permitted to attend this performance regardless of the vaccination status of their guardian.
• Bring your three-ply face mask, N-95, or equivalent to keep yourself and one another safe. All individuals will be required to wear a face mask at all times.
• There is no coat check; please do not bring bags.
• Do not attend if in the ten days leading up to the performance, you have tested positive or experienced COVID-19 symptoms or come into close or proximate contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case. If you are unable to attend due to COVID-19 exposure, please contact boxoffice@guggenheim.org in advance of the performance.
• An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public environment where people are present. Those visiting the museum do so at their own risk of exposure.

The Guggenheim | 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128 



February 24, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

Arts On Site (AOS)
Film Premiere of Dual Rivet’s In Capsule
February 24-26, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Studio 3R, 12 St. Mark’s Place, NYC.

In Capsule is a short dance film exploring the concepts of reality and perception. The film follows two women who are stuck in man-made, monochrome boxes, with no sense of the natural world. Through movement, we see these women living parallel lives, searching for meaning in the confines of their prescribed spaces until finally breaking free. Watch a trailer for the film at vimeo.com/672200069.

The premiere of In Capsule will be paired with an evening of live performances as well as a reception.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at artsonsite.ticketleap.com/studio-3r-performances/.

Studio 3R | 12 St. Mark’s Place, NYC.


 

February 15, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL’S
25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
FRIDAY
MARCH 4 - 19th
SVA Theatre

The OscarⓇ-qualifying New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) launches its 25th Anniversary season as North America’s largest and most prestigious film festival for young audiences on Friday, March 4th. In addition to commemorating its 25th anniversary, the 2022 Festival will mark its celebratory return to the cinema and in-person events. NYICFF announced today its 2022 Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Programs. The Festival will kick off on Friday, March 4th at SVA Theatre (333 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011) and run weekends through March 19th. The Festival’s annual Shorts for Tots and other programs for ages 5 and under will be offered exclusively online. From thousands of entries submitted from around the globe, the Festival selected approximately 100 feature and short films to screen. Each program is carefully curated for NYICFF’s dedicated audience of over 28,000 children, families, educators, filmmakers, cinephiles, and industry professionals.

The Festival will open with OscarⓇ-nominated director Ari Folman’s extraordinary new animated film Where Is Anne Frank, which made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival and will now celebrate its East Coast Premiere at NYICFF. A brilliant reimagining of Anne Frank’s story, the visually vibrant animated feature crosses time periods and settings, creating a unique take that is both timely and timeless, deeply meaningful, and wholly original. Also screening on Opening Night is the North American Premiere of Oink, a warm, witty, and meticulously handcrafted animated feature that marks the Netherlands’ first feature-length stop-motion animated film, directed by Mascha Halberstad. Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red, the debut feature by OscarⓇ winner Domme Shi (Pixar short Bao), will screen on Friday, March 11th as NYICFF’s 2022 Centerpiece film. The Festival will close with the East Coast Premiere screening of Richard Linklater’s highly anticipated new animated feature film Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood on Saturday, March 19th.

HIGHLIGHTED FILMS

OPENING NIGHT:

WHERE IS ANNE FRANK
Ari Folman; France, Israel, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg; Live Action; 2021; 99 min.
East Coast Premiere

One night Kitty, the most famous imaginary friend in history, suddenly materializes as a fully fledged girl from the ink-filled pages of Anne Frank’s diary. She doesn’t understand where her old friend has gone (or why, for that matter, their former home has become a tourist attraction). Kitty leaves behind her 1940s dress and dons jeans and sneakers, all the better to set out to solve the mystery. Aided by a resourceful pickpocket and befriending a group of young refugees seeking safe homes and community like anyone else, Kitty criss-crosses through time and takes us from the streets of contemporary, colorful Amsterdam through to gray war-era Germany and back. While Anne’s now ever-present name has been reverently affixed to bridges and schools and hospitals, Kitty fears her friend’s true legacy is being forgotten. An urgent and poignant detective story and anthem for social justice from award-winning filmmaker Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), Where Is Anne Frank is imbued with fantastical animated sequences (‘40s era Clark Gable on horseback!) and a modern punk sensibility (complete with glorious Karen O soundtrack) and is an essential history for audiences of all ages.

Ari Folman directed the OscarⓇ-nominated animated documentary film Waltz with Bashir and the live-action/animated film The Congress.

OINK
Mascha Halberstad; Netherlands, Belgium; Animation; 2022, 73 min.
North American Premiere

Fabulously bespectacled nine-year-old Babs has the perfect life in the Netherlands, with parents who see to it that she has a lovely home and only the healthiest vegetarian meals on her plate. But what she really, really wants is a dog to call her own. So when Babs’ grandfather, an American with a curiously rootin tootin’ cowboy accent, suddenly appears on the scene, he just may be the key to her perfect pet. Instead, he finds Oink, a lovable if constantly, er, digesting, pig, whom he gifts to Babs. Yet Babs’ mother is less than thrilled and insists that Oink stays only on the condition he passes a rigorous puppy training program. Add to that her grandfather’s secret nefarious connection to the Sausage King competition organized by The Society for Meat Products from Fresh Pigs, and Oink is full of cheeky humor, porcines behaving badly, and people behaving even worse. It’s an uncannily realistic and genius stop-motion charmer that will have you snorting and cheering.

Mascha Halberstad is an acclaimed animator from the Netherlands. Together with Viking Film producer Marleen Slot, Halberstad founded Holy Motion animation studio, in which her debut feature Knor was filmed. Her short film Fox and Hare previously screened at NYICFF.

CENTERPIECE SCREENING:

TURNING RED
Domee Shi, United States, Animation, 2022, 99 min.

Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red introduces Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang), a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming (voice of Sandra Oh), is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda! Directed by Academy Award® winner Domee Shi (Pixar short Bao) and produced by Lindsey Collins, Turning Red launches on Disney+ on March 11, 2022.

Director Domee Shi helmed Pixar’s 2018 Oscar®-winning short Bao.

CLOSING NIGHT:

APOLLO 10½: A SPACE AGE CHILDHOOD
Richard Linklater, United States, Animation, 2022, 97 min.
East Coast Theatrical Premiere

Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969 from two interwoven perspectives – the astronaut and mission control view of the triumphant moment, and through the eyes of a kid growing up in Houston, Texas who has intergalactic dreams of his own. Taking inspiration from Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater’s own life, Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood is a snapshot of American life in the 1960s that is part coming of age, part societal commentary, and part out-of-this-world adventure. The film will release globally on Netflix.

Five-time Academy Award® nominee Richard Linklater's credits include It's Impossible To Learn to Plow By Reading Books (1988); Slacker (1991); Dazed and Confused (1993); Before Sunrise (1995); SubUrbia (1997); The Newton Boys (1998); Waking Life (2001); Tape (2001), School of Rock (2003); Before Sunset (2004), Bad News Bears (2005); A Scanner Darkly (2006); Fast Food Nation (2006); Inning By Inning: A Portrait of a Coach (2008); Me and Orson Welles (2009); Bernie (2012); Up To Speed (2012, Hulu); Before Midnight (2013); Boyhood (2014), Everybody Wants Some!! (2016); Last Flag Flying (2017); and Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019).

Additional programming announcements are forthcoming.

To learn more about NYICFF, visit: http://www.nyicff.org/

NYICFF Official Channels:
Official Website: https://nyicff.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nyicff/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYICFF
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nyicff/

SVA Theatre | 333 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY


February 14, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

Ice Theatre of New York
presents
Edge Class
Wednesdays at 1:30pm through March 23, 2022
Sky Rink, Pier 61 Chelsea Piers

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents Edge Class on Wednesdays at 1:30pmIce, January 12, 2022 through March 23, 2022 at Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers, NY. The 11 consecutive sessions are $165 and drop-in classes are $20. To register, please click here.

Sky Rink, Pier 61 Chelsea Piers |62 Chelsea Piers Suite 308


January 15, 2022

New York Cool Tip:

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY
Announces
In-Person Showcase of Touring Works
Saturday, January 15, 4pm ET
NY City Center Studio 4

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is welcoming the first 10 people who RSVP to a FREE open rehearsal showcasing their touring works. The showcase will occur at NY Ctiy Center Studio 4 on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 4pm.. Audience will be socially distanced. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. RSVP through the link is required due to limited capacity. To request a reservation visit: https://nainichen.org/apap.

New York City Center | 131 W 55th St.


 

 

 

 




 

 



 

 




 

 

 

 




 

 

 


 

 

 

 





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