River To River Festival 2017 in the News!

Featured image: Eiko Otake, “A Body on Wall Street”, River to River 2016. Photo credit: Darial Sneed.



River To River has been getting a lot of press recently! The festival was featured in Time Out New York, The New York Times, WNYC / The Brian Lehrer Show, AM New York and Metro, among others.

The New York Times gave special attention to our performances on Governors Island (excerpt attached), while Time Out New York highlighted the musical performance by Amir ElSaffar: Rivers of Sound – Not TwoBlack Gotham Experience, a multimedia project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City; and A Marvelous Order, an opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs’ battle over the fate of New York City that will be performed in Fulton Center.


GOVERNORS ISLAND, JUNE 14-25 Over the past five years, the choreographers Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey have been setting themselves up with master dance artists from around the world. Each meeting — with an expert in Okinawan, Cambodian or French Baroque dance, to name a few of the styles they’ve encountered — is fodder for a new work that they create themselves. For the first time, all seven installments of “The Set Up” will be shown together, over two weekends on or near Governors Island, as part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s festival of site-responsive works. Other dance highlights include Jodi Melnick’s “Moat,” created for the moat encircling Fort Jay on Governors Island, and Beth Gill’s transporting “Catacomb” at Federal Hall.


Siobhan Burke, The New York Times



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The New York Times



Time Out New York



WNYC / The Brian Lehrer Show



AM New York