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August 14, 2018

Lincoln Center Announces LC Kids 2018-2019 Season

Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center Announces LC Kids 2018/2019 Season

Featuring Family Events and Interactive Performances with

Artists from New York and Around the World

 

Highlights include:

  • Theater, Dance, and Music for Babies and Little Kids (0–5), Big Kids (6–12), Teens (12+), and their families
  • Free Saturday Concerts at the David Rubenstein Atrium for Kids (2–5)
  • Relaxed Performances for Neurodiverse Audiences

 

New York, NY (August 14, 2018) — Lincoln Center today announced its 2018/19 LC Kids season, featuring more than 20 performances by artists from New York and around the globe, including ticketed and free events across theater, dance, and music. The diverse lineup of intimate and interactive experiences for children and families runs from this October through June 2019, and includes specific performances adapted for neurodiverse audiences.

 

This season, LC Kids expands its offerings to a wider spectrum of age ranges with performances for teens age 12 and up, who will learn the classics with the reinvented Greek tragedy Antigone by Classical Theatre of Harlem; travel through time with an 11-piece orchestra in a cultural retrospective of the African-American experience in Soundtrack ‘63 by Soul Science Lab; and experience an award-winning, one-person performance with puppetry, animation, and music in The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer.

 

Building upon last season’s first LC Kids performances for babies, this year infants and toddlers up to 36 months will be able to experience interactive performances such as Rain, an intimate sensory experience of music, touch, and performance for pre-walkers by Australia’s Drop Bear Theatre, and Pulsar, a unique show that invites babies and toddlers into a safe, friendly space ready for creative exploration by Teatro al Vacío.

 

Little kids ages 3 through 5 will be able to enjoy Scurry, a new play by Trusty Sidekick Theater Company–familiar to Lincoln Center audiences from the commissions Up and Away and Campfire; and a dance-theater piece, Shh…Bang! by England’s Peut-Être Theatre–recommended for ages 2 through 5. In addition to these ticketed events, little kids and their families will be able to see some of the best bands in the family music scene at the free Saturdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium.

 

Kids ages 6 through 12 will be delighted by one of Scotland’s finest storytellers for children, Andy Cannon, as he recounts Shakespeare’s riveting tale in Is this a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth. They will also have the opportunity to take a transformative journey of the senses into Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with preeminent Quebecois dance company Cas Public in 9; enjoy an interactive theater piece by master storyteller Polarbear, with Mouth Open, Story Jump Out; and be a part of You and Me and the Space Between, a heroic tale of a little girl who saves an island, brought to life with inventive storytelling, choreographed projections, and live-drawn animation.

 

“Through intimate experiences with world-class theater, dance, and music, LC Kids strives to encourage young audiences to see the world as it is and as it could be,” said Peg Schuler-Armstrong, Lincoln Center Education’s Director of Programming and Production. “Families who join us this season can enjoy the performing arts together, at any age. And we’re thrilled to bring another season of free Saturday concerts in the David Rubenstein Atrium with some of the best family music bands around.”

 

The season kicks off Saturday, October 6 with music from New Orleans by Jazzy Ash and her band, The Leaping Lizards, at a free performance in the David Rubenstein Atrium.

 

Visit Kids.LincolnCenter.org for tickets and for more information.

 

Details for the 2018/19 LC Kids season follow below.

 

TICKETED PERFORMANCES

 

Rain (Australia)

For ages 0–18 months (pre-walkers)

Drop Bear Theatre

Wednesday, October 10–Saturday, October 13 at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

Sunday, October 14 at 12:30 pm

Clark Studio Theater

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18

This mesmerizing and intimate sensory experience introduces babies and their caregivers to a brand-new world of wonder, delight, and opportunities for connection through music, touch, and performance.

This tour has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and with support from the Australian Consulate-General in NYC. This project was seeded by City of Melbourne through ArtPlay’s New Ideas Lab.

 

Is this a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth (Scotland)

Recommended for ages 8+

Andy Cannon/Red Bridge Arts

Saturday, October 27–Sunday, October 28 at 11:00 am* and 2:00 pm

Clark Studio Theater

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18

One of Scotland’s finest storytellers for children recounts Shakespeare’s riveting tale and takes audience members on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again.

* Relaxed performance adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other disabilities.

 

Antigone (United States)

Recommended for ages 12+

Classical Theatre of Harlem

Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 pm

Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18

The celebrated Classical Theatre of Harlem delves into Sophocles’ famous tragedy, finding contemporary resonance in the story of a young Theban woman who defies a tyrannical ruler.

 

9 (Canada and Belgium)

Recommended for ages 6+

Cas Public and Kopergietery

Sunday, November 4 at 11:00am* and 2:00 pm

Clark Studio Theater

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18

Take a transformative journey of the senses into Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the preeminent Quebecois dance company Cas Public.

* Relaxed performance adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other disabilities.

 

Mouth Open, Story Jump Out (England)

Recommended for ages 6–12

Polarbear / Battersea Arts Centre

Saturday, January 26 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Sunday, January 27 at 11:00 am

Clark Studio Theater

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18

Master storyteller Polarbear spins his own origin story in this remarkable piece of interactive theater that encourages kids to open their mouths and tell their own tales.

 

Soundtrack '63 (United States)

Recommended for ages 12+

Soul Science Lab

Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 pm

Clark Studio Theater

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18

From the folk and gospel-influenced songs that reflect the sentiments of the 1963 Civil Rights Movement to the hip-hop anthems recognizing Black Lives Matter, music has always supported and strengthened outcries for social justice. Created by the brilliant minds of Soul Science Lab, Soundtrack '63 is a live, multimedia musical performance that traces the African American experience from before the Middle Passage to the present Black Lives Matter movement.

 

You and Me and the Space Between (Australia)

Recommended for ages 6–12

Terrapin

Saturday, March 16–Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 pm*

Clark Studio Theater

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18

A heroic tale of an island on the brink of sinking and the inventive child who saves the day, brought to life with storytelling, choreographed projections, and live-drawn animation.

* Relaxed performance adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other disabilities.

 

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer (Australia)

Recommended for ages 12+

The Last Great Hunt

Saturday, March 30–Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 pm

Clark Studio Theater

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18

This award-winning, one-person show uses live performance, puppetry, animation, and music to weave a touching tale of enduring love at the end of the world.

 

Scurry (United States)

Recommended for ages 3–5

Trusty Sidekick Theater Company

Saturday, April 6 and 13 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm                            

Sunday, April 7 and 14 at 11:00 am* and 2:00 pm

Clark Studio Theater

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18

From the creators of Up and Away and Campfire, this new play for the very young tells the story of a group of squirrels who must decide what to do when a newcomer wants to join their party.

* Relaxed performance adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other disabilities.

 

Shh…Bang! (England)

Recommended for ages 2–5

Peut-Être Theatre

Saturday, May 4–Sunday, May 5 at 11:00* am and 2:00 pm

Clark Studio Theater

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18

In this buoyant dance-theater piece, movements set off whooshes, boings, and bells to the gleeful joy of the performers and audience members, who are eventually invited on stage to share in the experience.

* Relaxed performance adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other disabilities.

 

Pulsar (Mexico/Argentina)

Recommended for ages 6–36 months

Teatro al Vacio

Tuesday, June 4–Sunday, June 9 at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

Clark Studio Theater

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18

This unique show invites babies and toddlers into a safe, friendly space ready for creative exploration.

 

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Ticket packages to LC Kids events are available to members at the $125 level and above starting August 14. Single tickets member presale starts August 28. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting September 4. Buy tickets to two or more shows and save 20% (now through October 1).

 

Visit Kids.LincolnCenter.org for tickets and more details.

 

FREE LC KIDS EVENTS AT THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM

 

Now in its fourth year, LC Kids offers a series of free events at the David Rubenstein Atrium featuring some of the best bands in today’s family music scene. Events take place on select Saturdays and are recommended for ages 2–5. All events are free and seating is first come, first served. Free Saturdays at the Atrium offer a relaxed atmosphere suitable for most audiences. Sensory supports are also available. Dates and event details for the series are below.

 

Jazzy Ash and The Leaping Lizards

October 6 at 11:00 am

It’s Mardi Gras in Manhattan! This four-piece band embarks on a musical tour of New Orleans culture.

 

Elena Moon Park: Rabbit Days and Dumplings

November 3 at 11:00 am

Elena Moon Park and Friends celebrate folk and children’s music from all over East Asia, reinterpreted to mix various musical traditions, languages, styles, and stories.

 

Shine and the Moonbeams

December 1 at 11:00 am

Shine and the Moonbeams mix classic funk, soul, blues, and jazz into a brand-new R&B sound.

 

Awa Sangho

March 2 at 11:00 am

With drumming and dancing, Mali-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter and activist Awa Sangho delivers blues and rock infused with the rhythms and resonance of West Africa.

 

Gina Chavez

April 6 at 11:00 am

Austin-based singer-songwriter Gina Chavez takes audiences on a musical journey through the Americas with her evocative collection of bilingual songs.

 

Falu's Bazaar

May 4 at 11:00 am

Experience Indian culture through vocalist Falu Shah’s “ethereal and transcendent” fusion music (Billboard) that she cheekily describes as “Indie-Hindi.”

 

The Pop Ups

June 1 at 11:00 am

A Grammy-nominated Brooklyn band with an appetite for construction.

 

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The support of our members is vital to our mission of bringing great art to all children through our extensive free programs, the trailblazing work we are doing to create accessible performance experiences, and Lincoln Center Education. Membership options start at $125, offering access to presales, ticket discounts, reservations at free events, and additional opportunities to attend family-friendly programs across the Lincoln Center campus. More about events and membership is available at Kids.LincolnCenter.org,.

 

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, LC Kids, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating more than four decades enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Lincoln Center has become a leading force in using new media and technology to reach and inspire a wider and global audience. Reaching audiences where they are–physically and digitally–has become a cornerstone of making the performing arts more accessible to New Yorkers and beyond. For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org.

 

Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, contact  Accessibility at Lincoln Center by email at [email protected] or by phone at 212.875.5375.

 

Programs, artists, and prices are subject to change.

 

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LC Kids is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian

 

Support for LC Kids programs and events is provided by Disney, with additional endowment support provided by The Walt Disney Company.

 

Generous support is also provided by Barbara and James Block, Sandra and Tony Tamer, Joseph Bae and Janice Lee, Anna Nikolayevsky, Amanda and John Waldron, Julian Robertson, and Joseph M. Cohen.

 

Major support for LC Kids Artists at the Atrium is provided by Betty and John Levin

 

Programming at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is made possible by David Rubenstein. Generous endowment support is provided by The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and Oak Foundation.

 

Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center

 

 

PHONE NUMBERS/CONTACT INFORMATION:

CenterCharge: 212.721.6500

Lincoln Center general website: LincolnCenter.org

LC Kids Website: Kids.LincolnCenter.org

Lincoln Center Guest Services: 212.875.5456

Lincoln Center Information Line: 212.875.5766

 

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LC Kids Artists at the Atrium
Caption: Rabbit Days and Dumplings—Elena Moon Park and Friends
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LC Kids
Caption: New York City Ballet; Children's Workshops
Photo Credit: Rosalie O'Connor
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LC Kids Holiday Outing
Caption: New York City Ballet; George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
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Soundtrack63 (low-resolution)
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Soundtrack63 (low-resolution)
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LC Kids
Caption: RAIN
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LC Kids
Caption: New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concert
Photo Credit: Michael DiVito
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LC Kids
Caption: New York Philharmonic's Very Young People's Concert
Photo Credit: Stephanie Berger
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LC Kids
Caption: Great Gatsby Jazz Brunch
Photo Credit: Haghi Suka
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SHH...Bang!
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LC Kids Artists at the Atrium
Caption: FALU’S BAZAAR at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
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LC Kids
Caption: A family enjoying an LC Kids event at Lincoln Center.
Photo Credit: Haghi Suka
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ANTIGONE
Caption: Ty Jones as Creon and Alexandria King as Antigone; Classical Dance Theatre of Harlem.
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Alvin Sputnik
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