La Galleria: La MaMa Family Show

December 20 - December 30, 2016

Opening reception: Tuesday, December 20 | 7PM-9PM  Artists and staff from throughout the institution’s 55 year-history show their work in the annual La MaMa Family Show. With Artists from across generations, and art in every medium, the exhibition is a vibrant celebration of La MaMa’s spirit and community. About La MaMa Galleria Founded in 1984, La MaMa La […]

COIL 2017: Meeting

January 04 - January 08, 2017

Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe (Australia) Dance | US Premiere Co-presented with Performance Space 122 “MEETING is a quietly rich encounter between man, machine, motion and sound that rewards your attention with mesmeric human feats and meditative sonic patterns.” – Ian Abbott, Writing about Dance Two performers share space with 64 robotic instruments. A relentless stream […]

Bastard (The Painted Bird: Part 1)

January 04 - January 08, 2017

A Bosch-like harrowing story of the wandering boy abandoned by his parents during World War II, The Painted Bird is a dark masterpiece that examines the proximity of terror and savagery to innocence and love. Its central scene—a man captures a bird and paints it brilliant colors then frees it to return to its flock, […]

COIL 2017: Real Magic

January 05 - January 08, 2017

Forced Entertainment (UK)Theater | US PremiereCo-presented with Performance Space 122 “Beckett meets trash TV” – Sascha Westphal, Nachtkritik (DE) Caught in a world of second-chances and second-guesses, variations and changes, distortions and transformations, Real Magic takes you on a hallucinatory journey, creating a compelling performance about optimism, individual agency and the desire for change. In Real […]

Coil 2017: Custodians of Beauty

January 05 - January 08, 2017

Custodians of BeautyPavel Zuštiak / Palissimo (NYC)Dance, PerformanceCo-presented with Performance Space 122 “Plunges headlong into questions about what is ‘beautiful’ by interrogating sources like Plato, Pope Benedict XVI, and of course, the dancing body.” – Time Out New York For decades in the humanities, various arguments have been put forward against beauty. Where do we find […]

La MaMa’s Squirts: Generations of Queer Performance

January 06 - January 15, 2017

Curated and Hosted by Dan Fishback Graphic Design by Lauren Denitzio The Helix Queer Performance Network gathers some of the most exciting voices from NYC’s queer performance world for two weeks of theater, comedy, music, dance and conversation. For the fifth year in a row, we celebrate the legacy of community theatrics, multiple generations of […]

Album Release Concert — The Painted Bird: Amidst

January 06

Co-presented with Palissimo and La MaMa Music|Performance This special concert presentation of the musical score from Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company’s The Painted Bird: Amidst is a celebration of the official release of the recording by Christian Frederickson, Ryan Rumery, and Jason Noble. These performer/composers accompanied the world premiere of the dance work at the Baryshnikov Arts […]

La Galleria: Lintel, Mantel, Module, Shelf

January 07 - February 04, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7, 6-8 PM (View on Facebook) Closing Performances: February 1-4, with Charity Coleman, Sophia Le Fraga, and others (details to be announced) Lauren Bakst & Yuri Masnyj | Elliott Jerome Brown | Mary-Ann Monforton | GaHee Park | Isaac PoolCurated by Samuel Draxler The sites we inhabit on a day-to-day basis are structured […]

Coil 2017: Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster

January 11 - January 14, 2017

Nicola Gunn (Australia) Theater, Dance | US Premiere Co-presented with La MaMa “Gunn’s text is intricate and often brilliant, full of unpredictable digressions and curious factoids. It’s the verbal equivalent of skimming stones over water.” – Cameron Woodhead, The Age (AU)  Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster is the story of a man, a woman […]

Experiments 17: Non-Player Character

January 16

Written by Walt McGough Directed by Bevin O’Gara Aspiring video game designer Katja and her longtime friend Trent are an unstoppable team against animated monsters in the virtual underworlds of SpearLight, an online role-playing game. But after a humiliating falling-out, Trent marshals an army of internet trolls to wage real-life war against her. Comic and poignant, […]