Let’s be honest; 2017 was a strange year. And as 2018 unfolds before us, we have an opportunity to consider our current realities and commit to action. At Abrons, we make space for artists to contemplate challenging ideas, excavate nuance and envision futures we cannot yet imagine. Come to Abrons this season and allow the courageous imaginations of artists to inspire you!
-Craig Peterson, Artistic Director
Explore Abrons’ full season of shows and performances, and check out our schedule of music, dance, theater, and visual arts classes for youth, teens, and adults.
LoDown readers get a special 20% discount on classes with the code LODOWN2018!
Upcoming Shows at Abrons Arts Center:
With Jim Fletcher and Brigit Huppuch, co-presented with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in NY
In this play, acclaimed French playwright Fabrice Melquiot highlights how it is impossible to fully understand the brilliance and madness of Jackson Pollock without studying his marriage to artist Lee Krasner.
Modesto Flako Jimenez & Oye Group
¡Oye! For My Dear Brooklyn
Brooklyn impresario Modesto Flako Jimenez conjures his beloved borough in this bilingual elegy, told through poems, projections, and music.
Stein | Holum Projects
Spectators have a ringside seat for this “dazzling tour-de-force” (Los Angeles Times), a blood pumping revenge tragedy and intimate tribute to lost love.
Aloha, Aloha or When I Was Queen
Writer and performer Eliza Bent uses a home movie as a forensic document and as a jumping off point to lead audiences on a journey that grapples with personal history, legacy, and cultural appropriation.
New Classes at Abrons Arts Center:
Abrons offers classes for art makers of all ages and every level of creative development. We nurture risk taking, boldness, and experimentation, and embrace curiosity. Participants are encouraged to construct meaningful responses and collaborate while thinking critically.
Come make something new. Tuition is based on a sliding scale.
The code LODOWN2018 gets you 20% off spring classes!
Youth and Teen Classes:
DANCEHALL IN POP CULTURE
Ages 14 – 18
Saturdays | 3 – 4:30PM
This weekly class covers the basic movements of Dancehall, a style of dance originated in Jamaica. Students will contextualize the dance form by providing a history of the dance and culture.
Ages 9 – 13
Saturdays | 12 – 1 PM
Using the mythology and creation stories of ancient cultures, students will create an original work of theater through writing, improvisation and devised scene work. Engage with the creation mythology of ancient cultures, including the Greeks and Egyptians.
February 20 – April 24
Thursdays | 6:30 – 8 PM
Dive into the rich culture of Cuban dance while combining unique musicality with rhythmic steps and partner work. Learn the origins of Palladium and Salsa styles. Explore the richness and depth of Cuban popular music from Danzon to Timba.
ADVANCED PLAYWRITING FOR PoC
February 13 – April 2
Tuesdays | 6– 8 PM
A class designed for PoC playwrights and theater makers who want to be rigorous with each other and delve deep into a writing practice without having to silence their truths or imagination to systemic and institutionalized white supremacist thinking.
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