All posts by Maura Donohue

Getting Real in January: Day 1 Dispatch (American Realness 2017 opens)

Day 1 of the Festival of Festivals or January Feast: Based on last night’s opening works by Will Rawls, Meg Stuart and Dana Michel I’d say the American Realness focus on the “breakdown of white-supremacist hierarchies” and on the practice of “realness as resistance,” is helping us all define which America(s) we mean to stand our ground for in the coming days.

Amplify the Radical: Poetry Project’s 50th Anniversary & New Year’s Day Marathon

The Poetry Project’s “dedication to the amplification of radical imagination, oppositional thinking, and community building among writers, artists, and their audience​s” makes its New Year’s Day Marathon Reading a perfect way to let go of all the lost voices and hopes of 2016 and to rebuild our fortitude, inoculate ourselves against the vitriol and demagoguery, and find the voices of a newly (re)forming counterculture.

DoublePlus x 2

luciana achugar curates Naomi Elena Ramirez & Oren Barnoy, Cynthia Oliver curates Lela Aisha Jones & Leslie Cuyjet – the sum of doubling double pluses is manifold.

The Building Show: Cathy Weis

With an impending Developer-in-Chief and First Son-in-Law eager to tear down historic buildings for the sake of more real estate profits, the preservation of buildings like 537 Broadway become essential. Kudos to Cathy for bringing it forward as the centerpiece and star of her latest work.

We Will Not Rest in Peace: Lost and Found Ends

Judy Hussie-Taylor, Ishmael Houston Jones, Will Rawls and over a 112 artists, undertook a labor of revisionist history and artistic accomplishment that is clearly one for the books historic…Lost and Found Ends, but WE WILL NOT REST IN PEACE.

Gibney Dance “Folding In” at Gibney Dance

Gina Gibney is a builder and a visionary. From 890 down to 280 Broadway, her centers are offering dancers of a wide range of practices space to meet, move and make. So, it is no surprise that her ability to organize on the mark – with great precision and expansive vision – consistently and persistently translates choreographically.

Splendid Niall Jones

You had to be there, but if you weren’t… make it a point next time to get yourself seated at his feet and revere in his splendor. areyouready?