Abrons Arts Center Announces Fall Season 2010
The Abrons Arts Center is proud to present a sassy fall season of modern performance, cabaret, dance, and theater. Joey Arias crafts his first theatrical spectacular since the highly celebrated Arias with a Twist, and downtown diva Ann Magnuson returns to her roots in a musical battle with Adam Dugas. Internationally renowned choreographer Jonah Bokaer and architecture firm Harrison Atelier reimagine Greek mythology in the U.S. premiere of Anchises, and Karole Armitage offers a free performance of the seminal and anarchic Drastic-Classicism. Richard Maxwell’s New York City Players make their Abrons debut with a tale about the loss of love and vision, and Justin Bond returns to make your yuletide gay. These inestimable performers — and many more — defy categorization with their thoughtful and challenging narratives on the Abrons stage.
New York City Players: Vision Disturbance
Recent Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Richard Maxwell directs Christina Masciotti’s new play about a woman who loses her husband — and the vision in one of her eyes.
Joey Arias: Z Chromosome (World Premiere)
September 23-October 9
In this double helix of aural and visual delight, Joey Arias joins fashionista Manfred “Thierry” Mugler for this totally over-the-top, brand-new theatrical concert with puppets by Basil Twist.
Ann Magnuson and Adam Dugas: Dueling Harps
Downtown performance legend Ann Magnuson musically battles it out with Adam Dugas — and two harpists.
Karole Armitage: Think Punk
The maverick punk ballerina’s company Armitage Gone! Dance remounts her popular 1981 dance Drastic-Classicism in this free Sunday afternoon concert.
Steampunk Haunted House
It’s back by popular demand, and bigger and better than ever. For two weeks, Third Rail Projects transforms the Abrons Playhouse into an immersive world of churning gears, mechanical monstrosities, and steam-powered cyborgs.
Samuael Topiary: Landscape with the Fall of Icarus
Bessie Award winner Miguel Gutierrez directs a new work written and performed by Samuael Topiary –a fugue on the intertwining trajectories of history, empire, and recklessness, refracted through projections, music, and sock puppets.
Daniel Clifton & Christopher Lancaster: Time Stands Still
Equal parts music concert and dance concert from the hearts and minds of choreographer Daniel Clifton and electro-acoustic cellist Chris Lancaster.
Jonah Bokaer and Harrison Atelier: Anchises (US Premiere)
Fresh from the Bournemouth Air Festival, Bessie Award winner Jonah Bokaer and Harrison Atelier recast the Greek myth of Anchises in this fusion of architecture, technology, and choreography.
Urban Ballet Theater: Nutcracker in the Lower
November 27-December 4
Celebrating its tenth year, this Henry Street tradition infuses Tchaikovsky with a Lower East Side twist, blending hip-hop and salsa with the classic holiday ballet.
Justin Bond: Christmas Spells
Heralded as one of last year’s five best theatrical events by The New Yorker, Bond’s annual gender-bending Christmas show promises a ribald evening of singing, storytelling, and spectacle.