What To See This Weekend – April 23-26, 2015

If you missed my weekly recommendations, you’re in luck – they’re back with a renewed sense of purpose. I want Point of Contact to support the great dance community we have here in NYC, so if you know of a dance event (lectures or panels count, too) that you’d like to see listed in a posting like this, drop me a line through my submission form!

Raja Feather Kelly's "Color Me, Warhol." See it at Dixon Place this Friday and Saturday.

Raja Feather Kelly’s “Color Me, Warhol.” See it at Dixon Place this Friday and Saturday.

Emily Johnson and Catalyst Dance present SHORE at New York Live Arts 
Emily Johnson’s SHORE cannot be contained by any theater space. Based on four main principles (Community Action/Volunteerism, Story, Performance, and Feast), the Alaskan-born, Minneapolis-based choreographer invites us to experience together the ways that performance and life can mix for the good of the community.

COMMUNITY ACTION (volunteerism) on Governors Island
Apr 24 11am-4:30pm, RSVP Required

SHORE: PERFORMANCE at New York Live Arts*
Apr 23-25 at 7:30pm

*The performance will begin at PS 11: The William T. Harris School, 320 W 21st Street (between 8th & 9th Ave.). Patrons should arrive here, not at New York Live Arts.
New York Live Arts
219 W 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 619-6500

SHORE: FEAST Group Bike Ride
Apr 26 at 12:30pm, RSVP requested
Red Lantern Bicycles, 345 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY

SHORE: FEAST (potluck celebration) at North Brooklyn Boat Club
Apr 26 2pm – 6pm, RSVP requested
North Brooklyn Boat Club, 49 Ash Street, Brooklyn, NY

Mark Morris's "Spring, Spring, Spring." Photo by Ken Friedman

Mark Morris’s “Spring, Spring, Spring.” Photo by Ken Friedman

Mark Morris Dance Group presents two programs (and a world premiere) at BAM
How neighborly – the Mark Morris Dance Group crosses the street for a weekend of performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Highlights include the world premiere of Whelm, with music by Claude Debussy, as well as Morris’s Spring, Spring, Spring – his take on Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring  – with music arranged and performed live by jazz trio The Bad Plus.

Brooklyn Academy of Music – Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 230-4352
*If you’re a student under age 29, or are over age 65, check out BAM’s excellent Rush Ticket policy here.

Megan Bascom and dancers take on the new Triskelion
Seeing as Triskelion Arts is still celebrating their recent move to Greenpoint, it’s fitting that they are presenting the premiere of Megan Bascom & DancersSAID.I.MEANT, a dance piece that tackles the themes of relocation and transition, in their new theater space. If you have arts-inclined children, bring them to the 2pm family matinee (kids tickets are just $5), and stick around for a kid-friendly workshop after the performance.

Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at 8:00pm
Family Matinee – Sunday, April 26 at 2:00pm
Triskelion Arts
Muriel Schulman Theater
106 Calyer Street (at Banker St)
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Raja Feather Kelly – Andy Warhol’s 15 (Color Me Warhol) at Dixon Place
This is your last chance to catch Raja Feather Kelly’s Color Me, Warhol, the latest expression of his love (or maybe obsession) for Andy Warhol’s pop art perspective. This vibrant, colorful “artsploitation” is a dance-theater work that takes a good look at our own cultural trends to finally complete Warhol’s vision of the 1985 movie-musical A Chorus Line. Bring cash for Warhol-themed drink service during the performance!

Still not sure what this is all about? Check out these trailers.

Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 at 7:00pm
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 219-0736


Mixed Media: Wendy Perron and Stephen Petronio – In Dance and Conversation
As part of the 92Y’s popular (and affordable) Friday’s at Noon series, Wendy Perron and Stephen Petronio pair up for a conversation about their latest publications, and how it feels to hold the triple-threat title of dancer/choreographer/writer. As a bonus, live performance excerpts will be included.

Friday, April 24, 12:00pm
Buttenweiser Hall at the 92Y
Lexington Ave at 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
(212) 415-5552

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