La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

May 3, 2018 - June 3, 2018

Curated by Nicky Paraiso Now in its 13th season, La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival is presented at The Ellen Stewart Theatre and the Downstairs Theatre & Lounge. This season’s programming continues to support La MaMa’s commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience’s perception of dance, and will feature performance/installations, experimental film screenings & public symposiums […]

Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence

March 16, 2018 - April 1, 2018

Written and Conceived by Takeshi Kawamura and John Jesurun Translation by Aya Ogawa Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence is a collaboration between Japanese playwright/director Takeshi Kawamura and American playwright/director John Jesurun. The project is conceived as a play written and directed in collaborative partnership by both artists. Written in corresponding chapters by each playwright, it combines two established […]

Extreme Whether

March 1, 2018 - March 18, 2018

By Theatre Three Collaborative Written and directed by Karen Malpede Heralded as “brilliant” and “important” in performances in French and English in Paris during COP21. Extreme Whether, in the new genre of cli-fi (climate fiction), is a fierce exposé of politically motivated censorship and a family divided by money, power and science. It is, equally, […]

Time No Line

February 22, 2018 - March 11, 2018

By John Kelly  time no line is a solo performance based on John Kelly’s 40 years of journal writing.  The work theatrically combines his deeply personal texts with movement, video, music, song, and live drawing into a ‘live memoir’.  His experiences within the East Village art scene of the 1980’s, gender performance, and the AIDS […]

Springtime in Nickyland

April 7, 2018 - April 8, 2018

Curated & Hosted by Nicky Paraiso In the spirit of rebirth, renewal and the resurrection of the spirit, curator/emcee Nicky Paraiso addresses the current political climate while celebrating the origins of cabaret. Although the 19th-century French definition referred to any business serving liquor, a cabaret in the early 20th century was an informal saloon or […]

Series of One: Finding Fellini

February 17, 2018 - February 23, 2018

Written and performed by Megan Metrikin Directed and Designed by Guy De Lancey Dramaturgy by Jack Feldstein Created in Workshop under Direction of Carol Kaplan Finding Fellini centers around a Jewish woman’s escape from the brutal realities of apartheid South Africa into a Fellini infused cinematic landscape. Projection images from the maestro’s films, as well as […]

Series of One: Mermaids Howl

February 15, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Written, Directed & Performed by Marina Celander Mermaid’s Howl by Marina Celander is a fantastical One-Woman piece, full of magic and dreams. The characters are WOMAN and DAUGHTER. They speak to each other through time and space, through ocean divers and earth creatures, through madness and memories, remembering their way back to their matriline in Korea. […]

It’s All True

February 8, 2018 - February 25, 2018

By Object Collection Written and Directed by Kara Feely Composed by Travis Just It’s All True is an opera-in-suspension based on the complete live archives of iconic underground band Fugazi. An obsessive leap into 1500 hours of gig detritus made from only incidental text and sounds, none of Fugazi’s actual songs. An ear-body-and-mind-flossing: overloaded, maddening, […]

Ajijaak on Turtle Island

February 8, 2018 - February 18, 2018

An IBEX Puppetry Production Directed by Ty Defoe and Heather Henson Separated from her family, young whooping crane Ajijaak undertakes her first migration from Canada to coastal Texas alone. Her journey is disrupted by environmental, industrial, and mythical chaos. Ajijaak must follow her intuition to fly onward, learning from the neo-indigenous communities she encounters along […]