Monday, May 21, 2018

Coffeehouse Chronicles #148: Tom O’Horgan




The next and final Coffeehouse Chronicles of the 56th Season honors Tom O'Horgan and his long career with panelists, live performances and archival material from the La MaMa Archives.  This is a free/suggested donation event and will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 3pm.

Coffeehouse Chronicles #148: Tom O’Horgan

Featuring:
Suki Weston, Paul Foster, Albert Poland, Jim Rado, Marc Cohen, Thomas Kopache

The La MaMa Troupe: Marilyn Joan Roberts, Jacque Lynn Colton, Beth Porter and Mari Claire Charba

Hair Tribe: Marjorie Lipari, Natalie Mosco, Charles Valentino, Jared Weiss, Aileen Santiago
Anthony Hollock, Antwayn Hopper, Annie Golden, Melba Moore and Debbie Andrews

Musical Director & Saxophone: Richard Cohen
Piano: Mark Oleszko
Bass: Dave D’arango
Guitar: Matt SanGiovanni
Drums: Aaron Drescher

More artists TBA

Coffeehouse Chronicles is a free educational performance series exploring the history and development of Off-Off Broadway from its inception within the Village “Coffeehouse Theatres” of the 1960s through today. Part artist portrait, part creative event, part history lesson, part community forum, it is our mission to provide a home, as did our founder Ellen Stewart, for personal and intimate engagement with art. Since 2005 La MaMa has presented more than 123 Coffeehouse Chronicles featuring personal oral accounts from artists of the day as well as conversations with present day artists who continue to work in the same bold, daring manner. Coffeehouse Chronicles are held on one Saturday each month (September through June). This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.


Michal Gamily - Series Director

Arthur Adair - Educational Outreach


La MaMa presents

Coffeehouse 
Chronicles #148: 
Tom O’Horgan


Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 3pm

Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Free Admission/Suggested Donation

For reservations and more information: CLICK HERE

Friday, May 18, 2018

First Look: THERE'S BLOOD AT THE WEDDING












All photos by Theo Cote for La MaMa

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La MaMa presents

THERE'S BLOOD 
AT THE WEDDING

Directed by Theodora Skipitares 
Music by Sxip Shirey 

May 17, 2018 - June 3, 2018

The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Thursday, May 10, 2018

La MaMa's Squirts 2018 Lineup Announced


For the 2018 edition of La MaMa's Squirts, Helix Queer Performance Network gathers some of the most exciting voices from New York City’s queer performance world, across the generations. Over three nights, three curators sculpt the fabric of queer community to pose questions, honor legacies and ignite the present:

FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH AT 7PM: Q(HERE)MAGIQUE
Curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa

Q(here)magiQue
thinking on my feet
thought and motion
thought emotion
thought(y) motion

Q(here)magiQue is an evening of improvisation, manifesting multidimensional queer space for queer spirituality, casting spells through dance and the word.

Featuring Artists:
Antonio Ramos
iele paloumpis
Jasmine Hearn
Madison Krekel

SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH AT 7PM: THE LABEIJA SHOWCASE
Curated by Linda LaBeija

You can glimpse the House of LaBeija in great films like The Queen and Paris Is Burning, but in The LaBeija Showcase, peek into the life and history of the House and where it is today, with an evening of collaborative, devised theater. Through vogue and modern movement, original music, and lip sync performances, bear witness to the performative talents and fashions of this iconic collective. Learn who they are and learn what they stand for. Learn it and learn it well!

Featuring:
Rozay LaBeija
NYC Father Legendary Freddie LaBeija
Krystal LaBeija
Yum Yum LaBeija
Egyptt LaBeija
and more

SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH AT 7PM: FOUR QUESTIONS
Curated by Shannon Matesky

Shannon Matesky, creator and curator of Queer Abstract, curates an evening of theatrical performances highlighting queer artists as they grapple with four pivotal questions in honor of Nina Simone's “Four Women”.

Featuring work by:
Regie Cabico
Gary Champi
Aviva Jaye
Ni'Ja Whitson
Shannon Matesky


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La MaMa presents

A Helix Queer Performance Network Event

June 8 - 10, 2018 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7pm

The Downstairs @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New York Times on La MaMa Moves! 2018

 


10 Dance Performances to See in NYC This Weekend

"This festival, now in its 13th season, shines its spotlight on choreographers exploring issues around race, gender, religion and exclusion. Among the artists are Ni’Ja Whitson, who continues to excavate the idea of blackness in “The Unarrival Experiments #4” (a work in progress), and Adham Hafez, who looks at the body and politics in “To Catch a Terrorist.”

Read the full article: HERE

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PROVOCATION IS PART OF THE FESTIVAL 

"The New York choreographer Jonathan González brings a sorceress to life in “Obeah.” Lucie Gregoire, from Canada, offers “Les choses dernière” (“The Last Things”), a dance about a woman fighting for survival in a chaotic world inspired by a Paul Auster novel. And Adham Hafez, an Egyptian artist, explores questions about identity in “To Catch a Terrorist.” 



 These are just three of 12 provocative works that will be unveiled at the La MaMa Moves! dance festival, now in its 13th year and held at La MaMa’s East Village theaters." - Gia Kourlas

Read the full article: HERE

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May 10 - June 3, 2018

Ellen Stewart Theatre
The Downstairs @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

BroadwayWorld Interview: Adham Hafez of TO CATCH A TERRORIST

Adham Hafez in rehearsal at La MaMa.
Photo by Mike McCormack

Adham Hafez in anticipation of his show, TO CATCH A TERRORIST, opening this week at La MaMa as part of the 2018 La MaMa Moves Dance Festival:

"I think the important thing is to know that these are real court hearings documenting Arab people trying to become U.S. Citizens. It's important to know this work and research should only begin with the performance and it should continue long after the debut. I'm inviting artists and thinkers to discuss and continue the exploration of what comes up."

Read the full interview: HERE

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La MaMa presents

TO CATCH A TERRORIST

Part of La MaMa Moves! 2018 Dance Festival
Production of Adham Hafez Company and HaRaKa Platform (Egypt) 
Performed in English, Arabic, French, Latin ​

To Catch A Terrorist is a cryptic work that looks at the formation of disciplined bodies, borders and the instrumentalist usage of fear as a sovereign act. Through data analysis, exorcist dances, demographic research, court hearing documents, visa applications, and disappearing traditional choreographies -- this new work enmeshes science, history, performance and law. 

May 12 and 13, 2018
Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 4pm

The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE