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Arts Watch: Talking With Mark Dendy, Prepping to Premiere “Labyrinth” at Abrons

Throughout Mark Dendy’s career, he has steadily defied expectations to work in defined categories. He is a choreographer/director/writer/dancer/performer. Or, as he puts it, “I have been working in this way–going back and forth between pure dance and opera and theater …

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Arts Watch: Edinburgh’s Forest Fringe Microfestival Comes to Abrons

This weekend an Edinburgh Festival Sensation, Forest Fringe, will be transforming the Abrons Arts Center into an experimental, building-wide microfestival for its New York …

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Arts Watch: Queer New York International Arts Fest Kicks off on Wednesday

This Wednesday, the Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIAF ) returns to New York for its third year. Abrons Arts Center serves as festival hub and home base. Performances take place at multiple venues around town. This year’s line-up features twelve U.S. premieres and new performance works by artists from around the world. …

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Robbi K and Friends come to Manny Cantor Center

Multiple Parents’ Choice Award winner Robbi K has been keeping the beat for 33 years and this Sunday at Manny Cantor Center she kicks …

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Arts Watch: “The People L.E.S.” Lands at Abrons Arts Center

An outdoor spectacle is coming to the Lower East Side this week courtesy of Big Art Group, and everyone is invited to participate. This …

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Manny Cantor Center Kicks Off Monthly LES Kids Rock Concert Series

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Need a place to jump and shout with your rock n roll kids?  This Sunday, April 27th,  The Manny Cantor …

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Arts Watch: La MaMa to Celebrate the Work of Tom Murrin with Full Moon Festival

People come and people go. People live and people die. Some people, or rather their “spirits,” live on forever; Tom Murrin’s is one of …

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Review: Beauty and the Beast Charms and Entices at Abrons

I went to see Beauty and The Beast yesterday at Abrons Arts Center.  A friend warned me it was “very very very very very …

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Review: Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely Keep the Birthday Love Going

Amidst all this cold winter drudgery there are still people out there thinking, singing and caring. And Toshi Reagon is one of them.  The …

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Arts Watch: Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely’s 30th Annual Birthday Celebration at Joe’s Pub

Powerhouse singer-songwriter Toshi Reagon and her renowned band, BIGLovely, take over Joe’s Pub with their 30th annual birthday celebration this week. Stop in for …

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Peggy Shaw in the “Ruff” at LaMaMa

RUFF — La MaMa E.T.C. presents Peggy Shaw in“Ruff,” directed by Lois Weaver, written by Shaw and Weaver. Photo by Lee Wexler/Images for Innovation.



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Review: Patricia Hoffbauer Para-Dice (Stage 2) at Danspace Project

My head is spinning–but in a good way, after watching dance artist Patricia Hoffbauer’s incredibly entertaining Para-Dice (Stage 2) at Danspace Project last Friday, the …

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Review: Macho Dancer at Abrons

A girl, a Filipino girl, is prancing around stage. Well, gyrating really, more like an exotic dancer might, and posing – like a gladiator or …

Arts Watch: August Events

August on the Lower East Side is packed full of great cultural programs. Here are a few noteworthy events to take in:



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Arts Watch: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Presents “Richard III”

Shakespeare’s Richard III, the Drilling Company’s final production of its 2013 season, couldn’t be a more fitting play for its parking lot setting.