La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre is located at 66 East 4th Street, on the second floor.
By Zishan Ugurlu
April 17 – April 20, 2014
Free admission, reservations required
Conceived and Directed by Zishan Ugurlu
After Horace McCoy’s novel, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
featuring students from Eugene Lang College, The New School University for Liberal Arts
Marathon Dancing – Letters to Wall Street in the Era of Wonderful Nonsense portrays the grueling and competitive world of 1930s dance marathons and parallels today’s exploitative reality show culture, framed by the current economic crisis. Marathon Dancing features letters written to bank executives by angered individuals, read live by the writers themselves, bringing to light the brutal effects of the economic collapse of 2008.
April 24 – April 27, 2014
A story of displacement and return interwoven into the third chapter of Darangen, an epic song cycle from Mindanao, Philippines, shared by the Maranao, Maguindanao and Iranun tribes. Pagbabalik is a visually stunning work that examines the past and its continued relevance in today’s society, using dance, live music and chants to discover how identity is broken and fractured by greed and corrupting power and the final reclaiming of the strength of renewal.
May 1 – May 2, 2014
The French dubbed their colonies “Le Confetti” as if they were merely a place to party, but the rich musical heritage from Guadeloupe, Haiti, La Reunion and Martinique show deep roots and magical connection that go well beyond confetti. Le Confetti Jazz Festival is a fusion of French and Caribbean musicians, featuring Jacques Schwarz- Bart, creating unique crossover sounds destined to inspire conversations about race, politics and musical methodology.
May 3 – May 4, 2014
Actor/ Celebrity Hairdresser Richard Stein reveals the tricks of the trade and oh so much more in Cut+ Paste. This true cabaret evening replete with refreshments and ample lunacy, heart warming tales, songs, a dance or two and some well timed improvisation, takes the audience on a journey through the mirror of life from a man who has spent his in front of the looking glass. From London’s down and out East End to New York’s swanky Upper East Side Richard Stein cuts and pastes an evening you will not soon forget.
May 7, 2014 at 7:30pm
Dedicated to the Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake and Tsunami victims. Proceeds from this benefit go directly to municipal/local agencies helping victims and families of the disaster through NPO JaNet.
May 8 – May 11, 2014
Orihara performs the work of various choreographers, both re-staged and new, including: Martha Graham, José Limón, Martha Clarke, Miki Orihara and Adam Barruch,
By DJ Spooky
April 11 – April 13, 2014
By Monk Parrots
March 12 – March 30, 2014
January 28 – February 23, 2014
January 9 – January 12, 2014
January 8 – January 13, 2014