Beyond NY: “Brodsky/Baryshnikov” at Apollo Theater, London, UK

Beyond NY: “Brodsky/Baryshnikov” at Apollo Theater, London, UK

Beyond NY: "Brodsky/Baryshnikov" at Apollo, London, UK
J.Brodsky, M.Baryshnikov / image source – londontheaterdirect.com

This 90 min one-man show, directed by Alvis Hermanis, is a delicate theatrical staging of complex poetry by Josef Brodsky. The selected poetry is moody and at times disturbing. And so is the acting by Mikhail Baryshnikov, an acclaimed dancer and actor, and a close friend of J. Brodsky. In the FT  “Poetry and Motion” article Baryshnikov refers to Brodsky as “his university”.

Baryshnikov opens his heart and soul in performing Brodsky’s in a rather subdued and melancholic setting. Hermanis’s production skillfully uses contrast between the simplicity of the stage set and the depth of the material to amplify the effect.  The verses, the graceful movements and sounds are full of inevitability of the passing time. The beauty of this performance is in its ability to tie together the convoluted world of Brodsky’s poetry with Baryshnikov’s elegant reading and acting. The show was performed in NYC at the BAC in March 2016 and reviewed in the New York Times.

 

For bookings go  here

 

Venue: Apollo Theater, London, UK                 Dates: May 3 – 5, 2017 

April 2017 Classical Music: Two Pianos Concert at Carnegie Hall

April 2017 Classical Music: Two Pianos Concert at Carnegie Hall 

Leif Ove Andsnes / Marc-Andre Hamelin 

April 2017 Classical Music: Two Pianos Concert at Carnegie Hall
Leif Ove Andsnes, Marc-Andre Hamelin / image source carnegiehall.org

This concert with two greatest pianists sharing a stage at Carnegie Hall promises to be an event to remember. The concert is part of the spring tour program performed in Europe and the United States. In keeping with spring celebration, the program very appropriately features Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”, as well as the music of Mozart and Debussy.

Leif Ove Andsnes , a Norwegian pianist who was inducted to the Gramophone Hall of Fame in 2013, is a master in delivering what the New York Times calls a difficult and beautiful recital program. Marc-Andre Hamelin whose fame grows with each performance, is not only a brilliant pianist, but is a well known composer. Its extremely fascinating to hear music by the composer himself, which Mr. Hamelin sometimes includes in the encore at his concerts.

The tickets can be booked here.       Performance date: April 28, 2017

 

Venue: Carnegie Hall, 57th Street, NY      Directions to Carnegie Hall

 

April 2017 Dance Performance in NYC: Tango Lovers at Symphony Space

April 2017 Dance Performance in NYC: Tango Lovers at Symphony Space

Sensuous and dynamic tango history through dance and music

Contributed by Rita Shpilsky

April 2017 Dance Performance in NYC: Tango Lovers at Symphony Space
From the performance / image source symphonyspace.org

Hot, passionate, romantic story of love, lust and history told by amazing group of  dancers using tango symbiotically interlocked with beautiful music as their way of communicating right to the souls of the spectators. If this was the only thing we produced to communicate with aliens, so they can understand us, people of Earth, that would be enough to show what we humans are about.

The show was awarded Latin ACE 2015 “The Best Musical Show of the Year”.  It tells the history of tango starting with its golden age in Buenos Aires all the way to nowadays. The audience gets a chance to experience the progression of time and norms through the passionate movements and familiar music.  Find out more about the show and tickets here.

 

 

 

Venue: Symphony Space, NY                                    Date: April 6, 2017

April – July 2017 Art Event in NYC: “Age of Empires” Exhibition at the Met Museum

April – July 2017 Art Event in NYC: Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties at the Met Museum  

April - July 2017 Art Event NYC: Age of Empires: Chinese Art of Qin and Han Dynasties at the Met Museum
Terracotta Warriors

Organized in collaboration with 32 cultural institutions from China, the Age of Emrires exhibition at the Met Museum covers the epic period in Chinese history. The Qin (221–206 B.C.) and Han (206 B.C.–A.D. 220) dynasties’ rulings brought in a long period of stability and fostered a “golden age” in Chinese history. Scholars ascribe the Chinese identity as we know it today to be rooted in that period of 221 B.C. – A.D. 220. The significance of Qin and Han empires’ period resembles Greco-Roman era in the West.

The exhibition includes more than 160 artifacts and features a Terracotta Warrior and other examples of ancient sculptures as well as ritual vessels, musical instruments, lacquerware, and silk textiles. It is organized into 3 sections in chronological progression. A review of the upcoming exhibition in the ArtNet News quotes Met’s outgoing director Thomas Campbell calling the show “the largest and most important display of Chinese art in the US”.

You can find more at the Met Museum site.

Venue: Metropolitan Museum, Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street     Time: April 3 – July 16, 2017

March 2017 Art Event: Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection at MoMa

March 2017 Art Event: Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection at MoMa

March 2017 Art Event: Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection at MoMa
Unfinished Conversations: From MoMa’s Collection

“Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection brings together works by more than a dozen artists, made in the past decade and recently acquired by The Museum of Modern Art. The artists that make up this intergenerational selection address current anxiety and unrest around the world and offer critical reflections on our present moment. The exhibition considers the intertwining […]

via Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection at The Museum of Modern Art, March 19 – July 30, 2017 — Arts Summary

Current affairs, personal motives, burdens of history, growing pains. Its all there at the Unfinished Conversations exhibition at MoMa. The show includes the works made and acquired by the museum in the past 10 years. The artists rosters covers all corners of the globe presenting diverse and critical perspective of the world around us.

Plan your visit

Venue: Museum of Modern Art, 53rd Street            Dates: July 30, 2017