Thomas Benjamin Snapp Pryor’s American Realness Festival is back at Abrons for it’s second year with a line-up of heavy-hitters in the contemporary dance/performance scene. This year’s 5-day program is described as a “festival of new dance and contemporary performance… a platform for the other-ed, experimental and subversive American artists tearing at the boundaries of their form in pursuit of new research and artistic production.”
Many people have taken note, including Claudia La Rocco at the New York Times and David Velasco at Artforum, who included last year’s festival in his “Best of Dance 2010.” Velasco has said the festival features “All the legendary children of the New York dance world served up over one crash-course weekend intensive.” Pryor, who happens to be a Lower East Side resident, was featured by The Lo-Down last year in the very first of our “My LES” series. American Realness runs at Abrons Jan. 6-10. For a full schedule, go here.