“This year, the La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival is breaking out of its small downtown theaters and onto the internet. The festival, which runs May 18 to June 4 and has a reputation for tapping into timely topics like climate change and gender, will crowdsource choreography for “#Here to Dance,” an online project about human […]

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival 2017

May 18 - June 04, 2017

La MaMa Moves is a Village Voice Choice! Curated by Nicky Paraiso Now in its 12th season, La MaMa Moves! dance festival is taking place in all La MaMa venues. This wide range of dance programming supports La MaMa’s commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience’s perception of dance and reflects La MaMa’s […]

White Wave Dance Young Soon Kim Dance Company | “iyouuswe”

May 18 - May 21, 2017

World Premiere Choreographed by Young Soon Kim In collaboration with the performers Original Music Composed by Ki Young Other music by Jang Young Gyu,  Hahn Dae Soo, Jim Perkins, Tricky and Tirzah With iyouuswe, (I-You-Us-We), Young Soon Kim and her multifaceted team create a visually provocative, intimate piece that challenges us to examine who we […]

I Will Always Love You Benefit Art Auction

May 18

Curated by C. Finley This May, La MaMa Galleria is hosting I Will Always Love You, an extension of the all-female Whitney Houston Biennial. The proceeds of the sales support both the artists and the Galleria’s programming for the following season. Bid on works by artists including: Elizabeth Bick, Maureen Catbagan, Alana Celii, Melissa Eder, Adriana Farmiga, Christine Finley, Aniahs Gnay, Patrice Helmar, Phoebe Legere, Glendalys […]

An Afternoon with Joyce Cho

May 13

Joyce Cho is a cohort of playwrights that formed to propose ways to think about staging each other’s weird, language-driven plays. An afternoon with Joyce Cho brings them together after a hiatus, reprising their annual backyard theater festival. Presenting new work by Scott Adkins, Kelly Copper, Rob Erickson, Karinne Keithley Syers, Sibyl Kempson and Amber Reed 

Dancing in the Street La MaMa Block Party

May 20

Free Event on E 4th Street Join La MaMa as we celebrate our 55th Anniversary with a Dancing in the Street Block Party with free performances and workshops, a bouncy castle, hula hoops, cotton candy, food carts, local restaurants, community organizations, children’s activities, sidewalk chalking, DJ Todd Jones and dancing in the street. Now in […]

Company SBB Stefanie Batten Bland | Bienvenue欢迎WelcomeBienvenidoأهلا بك

May 25 - May 28, 2017

World Premiere Choreographed and Directed by Stefanie Batten Bland Visual Artist  Benjamin Heller Composed by Paul Damian Hogan Bienvenue欢迎WelcomeBienvenidoأهلا بك, a collaboration between 2016 Jerome Robbins Awardee, Stefanie Batten Bland, visual artist Benjamin Heller and composer Paul Damian Hogan, examines our willingness to embrace and share space with others. Countering the present political climate in […]

Shared Evening: Beth Graczyk | Mariana Valencia

May 25 - May 26, 2017

Beth Graczyk One of You is Fake One of You Is Fake is the second solo in Graczyk’s performance series Desire Motor following her inaugural solo Beast. Unfolding as an earnestly absurdist look at the future of mankind, Graczyk engages both mundane and exquisitely made objects to question our collective participation in the erosion of […]

Astad Deboo | Eternal Embrace

May 25 - May 26, 2017

Choreographed and Performed by Astad Deboo Music Composed and Performed by Yukio Tsuji Eternal Embrace is inspired by the poem Maati, written by Sufi poet Hazrat Bulleh Shah. Embodying the poem’s central themes, the piece explores the tensions between annihilation and infinity, the ephemeral and the material worlds.    Purchase a La MaMa Moves! Package […]