The Reviews are In! River to River 2017 Highlights in the Press

Featured image: “A Marvelous Order”, River to River 2017. Photo credit: Darial Sneed

“They stood on a high balcony, looking over the upturned faces of the audience below. As commuters filtered through, looks of awe breaking over their faces at the music soaring above them, the crowd that had formed in anticipation of the performance almost became a part of it. They smiled at the newcomers as if sharing a secret: Look at the surprises the city can hold.”

Nothing encapsulates the experience that LMCC hopes to bring to audiences in Lower Manhattan than this excerpt from Forwards review of A Marvelous Order. Reviews and highlights from The New York Times, The Atlantic, WNYC, WBGO, Live Music NYC, Dancelog, The Bowery Boys and more are buzzing with excitement over what River to River 2017 has to offer. The New York Times says “the festival plants existing work in unexpected contexts and commissions new site-specific pieces. Even if it weren’t free (it is), the lineup would still be enticing”. Stay tuned through June 25th, because there is more to come of River to River 2017’s enticing lineup, and the surprises this city can hold.  


Read more highlights and reviews:

Forward’s full review of A Marvelous Order

In The New York Times – “River to River Festival Puts Dance in Unexpected Places”

The Atlantic features Kamau Ware’s Black Gotham Experience

BGX Artist Kamau Ware’s interview with podcast The Bowery Boys

WNYC News on Performances That Mix Visual Art and Dance featuring Jodi Melnick’s Moat

WBGO features Amir ElSaffar and Rivers of Sound’s album release and R2R performance

The New York Times highlights Amir ElSaffar and Rivers of Sound release concert

Live Music NYC reviews Amir ElSaffar and Rivers of Sound performance wants you to put R2R dance performances on your radar

The New York Times reviews of R2R dance performances