March 2019 Grantee Events

Photo courtesy of Pigeonwing Dance, 2019 Creative Engagement Grantee, Photo by Charles Roussel

Photo courtesy of Pigeonwing Dance, 2019 Creative Engagement Grantee, Photo by Charles Roussel

Come experience a wide range of art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement, Creative Learning and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees at their events this March.

Untitled Theater Company No. 61

The Neurology of the Soul
March 1 & 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM
A.R.T./New York’s Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre, 502 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

A new play examining the nexus between neuroscience, marketing, art, and love.

Find more information at www.untitledtheater.com/previous-productions/the-neurology-of-the-soul.html

Grantee Program: Creative Engagement

Advent Lutheran Church

Music Mondays
March 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

The Leipzig-based vocal ensemble Calmus is “stunning in its vocal variety and mastery” (Washington Post), which they apply to the densest scores by Bach and to their own arrangements of contemporary songs. They join for the first time to perform Bach with NYC-based The Sebastians, “a leading young early-music ensemble” (NY Times). The “strikingly vivid” personality of Calmus and the “sharp-edged and engaging” Sebastians (NY Times) should make for a thrilling collaboration.

Find more information at www.musicmondays.org

Grantee Program: Creative Engagement

The American Slavery Project

The ABC’s: African-Americans Fro Bondage Through Crow
March 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM
The National Black Theatre, 2031 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10035

The American Slavery Project presents a play reading series focusing on African descended voices in America from Bondage through Jim Crow.

On March 4, 2019, American Slavery Project presents Fugitive/Slave/Act by Michael Gene Sullivan, the true story of a Pennsylvania community who fought “slave-catchers” and won.

Find more information at www.americanslaveryproject.org

Grantee Program: Creative Engagement & UMEZ Arts Engagement

Little Lord

SKINNAMARINK / The Peanut Butter Show
March 8, 2019 – March 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Next Door at NYTW, 83 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

Part recess, part ritual, part recruitment, SKINNAMARINK is Little Lord’s absurd and vicious take on education and indoctrination in America. SKINNAMARINK is based on “McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers,” a series of American schoolbooks used to teach children how to read from the 1830s to today (yes, to today). Pre-dating the pastel-colored/everybody-happy world of “Dick and Jane,” these brutal little books helped shaped the minds and behaviors of Americans for generations.

The simple, rich language of these primers and their blatantly moralistic underpinnings launched us to question our current mess of American belief-systems: How were you taught to read? To think? To behave? How were you punished? What is your relationship to authority? To discipline? To shame?

Transforming New York Theatre Workshop’s 4th Street Theatre into our own little one-room schoolhouse of horrors, SKINNAMARINK questions what kind of people are the most useful in society…and how we handle the rest.

Find more information at www.littlelord.org/skinnamarink

Grantee Program: Creative Engagement

The Jazz Drama Program

Intergenerational Jazz Jam
March 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM
58 West 129th Street, New York, NY 10027

A celebration of Women’s History Month led by Eli Yamin with special guests Antoinette Montague (vocals), James Zollar (trumpet), Benny Rubin Jr. (alto saxophone), Jennifer Vincent (bass), and Dwayne Broadnax (drums)! A jam bringing together musicians and dancers of and audiences of all ages.

Find more information at www.jazzpower.org

Grantee Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

Pigeonwing Dance

Tensible
March 21 & 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

Presented by the CUNY Dance Initiative’s 5th Year Anniversary Festival, Pigeonwing Dance premieres Tensible, in which award-winning choreographer Gabrielle Lamb adapts the elastic intricacies of her movement to respond to a commissioned score by James Budinich. Informed by his recent research into the Danish New Simplicity movement, Budinich’s eerie electronic sound world processes and abstracts acoustic instruments into multiple overlapping patterns. Lamb’s choreographic response engages with themes of tension and resilience, in an complex dance ecosystem of entwined and interdependent bodies.

Find more information at http://www1.cuny.edu/sites/dance-initiative/events/anniversary/

Grantee Program: Creative Engagement

La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriquena

La Casa’s Live Music and Comedy Show
March 29, 2019 at 6:00 – 10:00 PM
215 East 99 Street, Main Floor Gallery, NYC 10029

La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña presents, Sully Díaz, in a live musical and comedy show, directed by Luis Caballero, and accompanied by Desmar Guevara, director for the Camaradas Salsa Orchestra.

Known for her successful role in “”Coralito”” and her sensational portrayal of La Lupe, Sully Diaz’s appearance marks her return to New York’s stage since her most acclaimed portrayal of The Queen of Latin Soul. This transparent, unipersonal will take you on a journey filled with humor, drama, bipolarism, and on being a Nuyorican and at the same time a Jíbara, all impacting her life experiences in a most sensational, and diverse manner.”

The show includes Boleros, Guaguancó, Samba, Jazz, and Blues. Sully will sing in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Wheelchair Accessible.

Find more information at www.lacasahcp.wixsite.com/lacasadelaherencia

Grantee Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

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