An Abstract World Premiere set in “An Asylum – An Artist’s Studio – The Mind”, ‘Potters Wheel’ explores the transition from one existential plane to the next and how we move on or go back as we confront the light.
Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, will present its 45th annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow from January 24 to February 2, 2020. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans.
1615. Venice. A cosmopolitan city populated by people from many nations and predilections. Entwined in strange ways are the intriguing lives of a once notorious woman who now masquerades as a nun, a couturier who wears his own gowns, his brainy African lover, a mysterious Don Juan, a violin-playing novice and a 60-year-old virgin dressmaker. An unusual comedy with captivating twists, Brocade will amuse and surprise.
Euripides’ ancient tale of infanticide and sexual betrayal as viewed through the lens of a True Crime podcast, explored with physical storytelling and modern dance. Medea and her sons are forced into banishment when her partner and lover, Jason of the Argonauts, chooses to marry the princess of Corinth behind Medea's back. Medea becomes consumed by a fiery fury and executes an unspeakable act of vengeance to reclaim control of her life, and in her efforts to requite Jason's betrayal, she realizes that everything they have built together must be destroyed.
Melanie Maria Goodreaux’s latest play addresses the complicated racial distinctions that plague one New Orleans family with a line of lighter skinned African-Americans that “pass for white.” They “pretend” to be white to reap the benefits that come with ‘whiteness’ but at what cost? Love lives long in New Orleans, and here romance, family secrets, and generational curses get all mixed up in Alva’s gumbo! Buy tickets fast because Melanie Maria’s last play at Theater for the New City SOLD OUT.
Fire is a recurrent image embodied by the dancers in Combustion, a response to world events with the recognition that fire can also be a generator of life, an agent of transformation, purification, illumination and enlightenment.