|Dance, art galleries, museums, lectures -- you name it, there are plenty of things to do in NYC. From the New York City Ballet, to Alvin Ailey, from performances at the Metropolitan Opera, to live music at Madison Square Garden, New York has it all. Here is a selection of what's going on in New York this week. |
Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia - New York City Center
Through March 09, 2013 - New York
Spain's renowned repertory company, directed by contemporary flamenco star Ruben Olmo, presents Metafora, a program that will transport the audience to the emotion, drama and passion of Andalucia, the cradle of flamenco. The performance by the 17-member company will feature castanets, fans, traditional flamenco "bata de cola" dresses and effervescent heel-and-toe step combinations, along with the power of "escuela Bolera" and the demanding technique and jaw-dropping athleticism of Spanish dance.
The Armory Show - Piers 92 & 94
Through March 10, 2013 - New York
The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York, takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in Manhattan. The Armory Show is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its fifteen years the fair has become an international institution, combining a selection of the world's leading galleries with an exceptional program of arts events and exhibitions throughout New York during the celebrated Armory Arts Week.
Hope, Struggle & Rebirth in the Shadow of 3/11: Film, Concert, Lecture - Japan Society
Through March 12, 2013 - New York
The Great East Japan Tsunami and Earthquake has had a profound effect on Japanese society that will be felt for many years to come. To mark the two-year anniversary of the disasters, Japan Society will host three special evening events to explore the impact and aftermath of 3/11 as seen through the eyes of an award-winning film director, an acclaimed pianist and visual artist, and a leading scholar on Japan.
Live Local Redux - The Clock Tower
March 15, 2013 - Long Island City
Join the East River Development Alliance for LIVE LOCAL REDUX, a fundraising event that will gather local artists, musicians, and the community to celebrate the vibrant culture of Western Queens. LIVE LOCAL REDUX (LLII) will offer guests an opportunity to explore No Longer Empty's museum exhibition "How Much Do I Owe You?" and listen to sets by DJ Three A Day and live music by Andrew Why and JT Paz. Savor FREE delicious Greek food from bZGrill, bid on amazing prizes in our silent auction, and soak in the culture of your local community. Experience what it feels like to Live Local at ERDA's LLII! Cash bar available for 21+ All proceeds go to ERDA. Advance tickets available at erdalivelocalredux.eventbrite.com. Cash and credit accepted at the door.
ELIOGABALO - The Box
Through March 29, 2013 - New York
Gotham Chamber Opera continues its 2012-2013 Season with ELIOGABALO (1667) by Francesco Cavalli. The show will run from March 15-29, 2013 at 8pm at The Box, 189 Chrystie Street, NYC. Tickets are $30-$175 and are available on www.ticketcentral.com or by phone at 212-279-4200. Opera is full of courtesans and lechers and in the 20th century, outright acts of perversion. (Salome, anyone?) But you have to go back almost 350 years for the work with the most depraved protagonist of all: Eliogabalo, by Francesco Cavalli. Based on the life of the Roman emperor Heliogabalus, who reigned from 218 to 222, the opera tells the story of a man who even today remains notorious for his sexual appetites, his appointment of an all-female senate, and his well-deserved assassination. Cavalli (1602-1676) died without ever seeing a performance of the opera, which was written for the Venice festival of 1668 but was withdrawn and replaced by another opera on the same subject. Ignored for centuries, Cavalli's opera finally received its world premiere in 1999 in Crema, Italy, the composer's birthplace. This production of Eliogabalo will be staged by James Marvel and produced in cooperation with Randy Weiner (Sleep No More) in one of New York’s most decadent nightspots: The Box, on the Lower East Side. Starring Christopher Ainslie as Eliogabalo, the cast will also include Micaëla Oeste, Susannah Biller, Maeve Höglund, Emily Righter, Daryl Freedman, Randall Scotting, John Easterlin, and Brandon Cedel. Music direction by Grant Herreid, associate music direction by Neal Goren, direction by James Marvel, assistant direction and choreography by Austin McCormick.