Anita's Way-Bryant Park
Helping to wind down the chashama Summer Performance Series is AUGUR, co-conceived and directed by dance artists Maré Hieronimus and Nicole Nigro, sound artist Cory Neale with guest video artist Jeremy Frindel. AUGUR is described as “…a multi-media, collaborative, migrating performance work investigating the essential search for meaning through the framework of contemporary oracle, concepts of divination, altered states of consciousness, and ritual performance. Defined as the official in the classical world who was responsible for portending events through reading the flight patterns of birds, AUGUR combines dance installation, sound, projected image, imbued object, and migration pathways to shift and transform the experience of the mundane in the bustling 42nd street district of NYC,” according to the release. The event begins with an open dress rehearsal on Wednesday, August 27 and is followed by performances on Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29. This “site situated” event starts at Anita's Way, (133 West 42nd Street - the through block connecting 42nd and 43rd streets, between 6th Ave. and Broadway), and ends at The Urban Garden Room/ One Bryant Park (on the corner of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue). Other collaborating performers are Maurizio Campani, Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, Brianna MacLellan, Anne Marion-Gallois and vocalist Susan Myhr Fritz. Find out more here
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Sculpture Garden, James A Michener Art Museum - PA
In their “…response to the James A, Michener Arts Museum's Exhibit,” notes the release, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present new works developed for Steve Tobin’s sculptures. Find out more here
Free Screening - "Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq"
National Archives - William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC
Filmmaker Nancy Buirski will be in person to introduce the film, which tells the story of prima ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq - the final program in the two-part film series Master Class: Pina and Tanaquil. Find out more here