Summer has finally arrived and New York City and the arts are heating up. Inspiring visual art is drawing them in from Harlem to the Bowery. Dance swirls around Brooklyn, Lincoln Center, Chelsea and Lower Manhattan. While a famous DJ spins music in Crown Heights and jazz get’s down in Midtown. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to keep you Out and About.Continue reading
By Walter Rutledge The first week of August is the height of the summer, and the same is true for the arts. This week an old master of modern art returns to midtown, while an up and coming dance company debuts in Central Park. Here are a few of the many events taking place in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to get you Out and About.Continue reading
Sidra Bell Dance New York presented the New York premiere of garment Thursday May 15 at the Baruch College Performance Arts Center. The work by choreographer Sidra Bell had a running time of 60 minutes without an intermission. In many situations a protracted work of this length would have been an intolerable dirge, whose only redeeming quality was that it allowed the audience a short early evening nap. But this was the world according to Sidra Bell, and in her environmental fantasy fest we were on a non-stop roll coaster ride of subliminal and metaphoric imagery. Continue reading
Sidra Bell Dance New York will premiere garment during the second week of their New York season Thursday, May 15 through Sunday, May 18 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave at 25th Street. This is the second New York premiere by choreographer and Artistic Director Sidra Bell during the company’s New York season. Tickets are $25 and are available at baruch.cuny.edu.
On Monday, May 12, we sat down with Sidra to discuss a wide range of topics. These included a conversation about her new work garment, her choreographic process, and her artistic vision. If you haven’t experienced the art of Sidra Bell and the artistry of Sidra Bell Dance New York this week will be an excellent opportunity. For our readership outside of New York Out and About NYC Magazine will stream the performance live on Sunday, May 18 at 7pm.
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