All events in the River To River Festival are free and open to the public.
Tribeca Art+Culture Night (TAC) is a downtown festival that celebrates the arts at large in Tribeca and takes place in 30 multiple and diverse spaces. It is free and open to the public. The event presents a program of events like a festival, showcases venues/organizations like an open art fair, unlocks spaces to the public like an open house and offers curated guided tours showcasing exhibitions like an art walk.
Attendees can choose their own adventure mixing exhibitions with workshops, talks, demonstrations and performances. In just three hours, visitors can join together to attend a curator-led tour, learn a new skill in a creative workshop, watch a live dance performance and discover the unexpected in a contemporary gallery they may have never found otherwise. TAC Night is an adventurous playground showcasing artists, performers, curators, scientists, chefs, wellness experts, musician, designers, authors, thought leaders and makers.
Participants for the summer edition include:
NIC KAY: pushit!!
June 20, 7:00 p.m.
Starting location in Tribeca TBA
A site-responsive performance, pushit!! is a meditation on emotional labor and the impossibility of the “stage” as a place of freedom for the Black performer. The work is choreographed and/or sculpted around the social/political landscapes of the city/space/present-ing body and the unique architecture of the building/private space.
This work is the first in a series of the exercises in getting well soon, a project/meditation based on the loose and often used phrase indicating a hope of recovery. The exercises in getting well soon have been articulated as movement, installation, theater, games, endurance and collective action. If “Hope is a Discipline” as the activist Mariame Kaba writes, what are the methods of hope in a performance practice? Or does hope have to be abandoned in order to get well, as Calvin Warren proposes in his essay “Black Nihilism and the Politics of Hope”?