Noise, Nothingness, Hopper: This Month, in Chelsea Dance

Noise, Nothingness, Hopper: This Month, in Chelsea Dance

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER Che Malambo | Percussion is ever-present in this Argentinian troupe’s dancing, with Gilles Brinas’s all-male assemblage stomping in boots and on drums, bare-chested and in sultry black ensembles. Inspired by the gauchos of the Pampas, who were in turn inspired by galloping horses, it makes its Joyce debut. Feb. 11-16 at various […]

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice &… Blah

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice &… Blah

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre is a long, narrow, terraced space with seating on three sides; performers practically fall in the laps of spectators. So when Michael Zegen and Ana Nogueira, who play Ted and Alice in the New Group’s musical version of Bob & Carol & Ted & […]

Book Review: ‘Birthdays Before and After’

Book Review: ‘Birthdays Before and After’

BY ELIZABETH GREY | Poetry and I are uneasy friends. I find some of it moving, and some of it beyond my pay grade. I grow annoyed with poems that try too hard to be good; or even words, important. I am exasperated by metaphors that sound like they were fretted over for days. I […]

In Chelsea, Three Generations of Artists Chart Their Own Course

In Chelsea, Three Generations of Artists Chart Their Own Course

BY PUMA PERL | In mid-October, 2019, Gina Healy, her daughter, Simone Wolff, and her mother, Mindy Rinkewich, set off on a trip to Eastern Europe. Rinkewich, age 90, had been invited to be a featured reader at the 3rd International Poetic Conference in Poznań, Poland; Gina and Simone were to accompany her. Gina and […]

Fountain House Gallery’s ‘You’ Mines West 40s Milieu

Fountain House Gallery’s ‘You’ Mines West 40s Milieu

Having opened Jan. 9 at Fountain House Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen, We See You explores the milieu of the Gallery, its parent organization (Fountain House,) and the wider neighborhood. Fountain House Gallery and Studio provides an environment where artists living with mental illness can express their creative visions, exhibit their work, and challenge the stigma […]

Open House Opened Wide, the Arts Offerings at The Shed

Open House Opened Wide, the Arts Offerings at The Shed

The cultural center with the retractable shell pulled back the veil on Jan. 11, with Meet at The Shed, a free-admission event that saw 6,000 visitors attend its first-ever open house. Having made its debit in April 2019, the new Hudson Yards destination dedicated to commissioning, producing, and presenting performing arts, visual arts, and pop […]

Shanghai Ballet Brings ‘Swan Lake’ to Town

Shanghai Ballet Brings ‘Swan Lake’ to Town

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Nutcracker season is just barely over, and a new bevy of ballet is swooping down on New York, with feathery wings. There are productions of Swan Lake in the months ahead, and leading the flock this weekend is the Shanghai Ballet’s 80-dancer-strong Grand Swan Lake. Derek Dean directed and staged the […]

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