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Lotto Royale

Lotto Royale

June 10, 1pm – 6pm
June 11, 1pm – 6pm
Meeting location: The South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton St, New York, NY
Performance Times: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
Run Time: Variable, up to 1 hour 30 min

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On June 10 and 11, a rare constellation of seventeen artists share performances, practices, and journeys through the cityscape for one audience member at a time in Lotto Royale, a performance lottery of one-on-one encounters.

Performances by luciana achugar, Lauren Bakst, Amelia Bande, Raha Behnam, mayfield brooks, Moriah Evans, Julia Gladstone, Nile Harris, Niall Jones, Jennifer Monson, Elliot Reed, Alex Rodabaugh, nibia pastrana santiago, Keioui Keijaun Thomas, ms. z tye, Mariana Valencia, and Anh Vo.

Instead of reserving a ticket to see a particular artist’s work, Lotto Royale audience members reserve performance timeslots. Upon arriving at The South Street Seaport Museum, each individual audience member is paired through a lottery with an artist for a one-on-one performance (one artist and one audience member). The artist and audience member then travel to a nearby site in public space to experience the performance.

Conceived and developed by the artist Camila Malenchini in collaboration with Layton Lachman and the collective T.E.N.T., Lotto Royale was first presented in Berlin in August 2022 with performances by Berlin-based artists. For the River To River Festival, Lotto Royale presents performances by New York–based artists.

Artist curation by Camila Malenchini, Layton Lachman, and John Hoobyar.

Lotto Royale was guest-curated and produced for the River To River Festival by John Hoobyar.

Supported by Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Lotto Royale is presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in partnership with Goethe-Institut and with support from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and Wesleyan University Center for the Arts, and Movement Research.