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September 13, 2018

October 2018 at Lincoln Center: Calendar of This Month's Events

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October 2018

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

Calendar of This Month’s Performances and Events

 

White Light Festival Opens With Sutra, Borderline, Takács Quartet, Hilary Hahn, and XENOS

 

LC Kids’ Season Begins With Rain, Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth,
Antigone at Clark Studio Theater and Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards at the Atrium

 

Additional Free Events in David Rubenstein Atrium Include Atrium 360° Series

and VICE Media’s New Documentary Series, She’s Running

 

The Moth Returns to Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall

 

Thursday, October 4 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Youssra El Hawary

Subtitle On tour as part of Center Stage

In 2012, singer-songwriter, accordionist, and bandleader Youssra El Hawary burst onto the scene with a viral video for her song “El Soor (The Wall),” filmed at the wall that had been built to keep protesters out of Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Playful and whimsical, its satirical lyrics packed a political punch and came to become an anthem of the Egyptian Revolution that began in 2011. Since then, she and her five-piece band (melodica and keyboards, bass guitar, mandolin, and harmonica along with her accordion) have become fixtures of Egypt’s indie music scene. El Hawary’s songs offer portraits of everyday life in Cairo, blending sounds of the city’s underground with French chanson, indie rock, jazz, Mediterranean influences, and acoustic charm into “perfect, easy magic” (NPR). The band released its debut album, No’oum Nasyeen, in 2017 and is performing at Lincoln Center as part of its U.S. debut tour.

Presented in collaboration with Center Stage

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Saturday, October 6 – FREE – at 11:00 am

LC Kids at the Atrium

Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards

It’s Mardi Gras in Manhattan! Jazzy Ash and her band bring children along on a swingin’ musical tour of New Orleans culture. Recommended for ages 2–5

Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events at Lincoln Center.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

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

Sunday, October 14 at 12:30 pm

LC Kids presents

Rain

Drop Bear Theatre (Australia)

For ages 0–18 months (pre-walkers)

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.

Rain is designed for infants and babies who are not yet walking. For safety reasons, babies who can walk will not be permitted into the theater.

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.

Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events at Lincoln Center.

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Samuel B. and David Rose Bldg., 7th floor

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org.

 

Wednesday, October 10 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

VICE Media Watch & Learn: She’s Running

Unprecedented numbers of women are now running for political office, and the great minds behind VICE are following their every historic move in the ongoing series, She’s Running. The series is a frank portrayal of what life is like for female political candidates in 2018, offering viewers rare insight into a political campaign – from struggles with political sexism and endless fundraising to the impact campaigning can have on personal lives.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Thursday, October 11 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

McCoy Mrubata & Paul Hanmer

With special guests Vuyo Sotashe, Jimmy Mgwandi, and Kesivan Naidoo

The musical spirit of Johannesburg and Durban fills the Atrium for a night of South African jazz featuring some of the genre’s most respected masters. Celebrating 30 years of friendship and collaboration, reedman McCoy Mrubata and pianist Paul Hanmer, both composers and bandleaders as well, are joined by the award-winning young vocalist Vuyo Sotashe; esteemed bassist, songwriter, and producer Jimmy Mngwandi; and the critically acclaimed drummer Kesivan Naidoo.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Monday, October 15 at 1:00 pm

The Moth

Hosted by Adam Gopnik

Dedicated to the art of live storytelling, The Moth returns to Lincoln Center to present another enlightening edition of its popular mainstage show at Alice Tully Hall. Essayist and New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik hosts this inspiring evening featuring a diverse group of engaging storytellers—including Frank Almond, concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and Emmy Award–winning journalist Trina Robinson. This event marks the sixth collaboration between The Moth and Lincoln Center. Additional storytellers will be announced in the coming weeks, as well as details for a forthcoming collaboration set for March 22, 2019.

Alice Tully Hall 1941 Broadway, New York City

TICKETS: www.LincolnCenter.org / 212.721.6500

 

Monday, October 15 at 1:00 pm

LC Moments

Kansas City Seven: The Small Group Music of Count Basie

Hosted by Justin Poindexter and Chris Pattishall

William “Count” Basie was a master of understatement on the piano and led one of the most durable and swinging bands in the history of jazz. His orchestra was legendary for its tight rhythm section, riff-oriented arrangements, bluesy style, gifted soloists, and propulsive 4/4 swing feel. His spare, syncopated piano playing and exquisite timing influenced generations of musicians. In this program, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Justin Poindexter and pianist Chris Pattishall will lead a septet of extraordinary musicians, exploring some of Basie’s rarely heard small group pieces.

Presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor

FREE Seating is limited and registration is required. Contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

 

Tuesday, October 16–Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 pm

White Light Festival

Sutra

A Sadler’s Wells London Production

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, director and choreographer

Antony Gormley, visual design

Szymon Brzóska, music

with monks from the Shaolin Temple

Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui returns in the Sadler’s Wells production of his acclaimed dance work Sutra, an East-West collaboration with warrior monks from China’s Shaolin Temple that had its U.S. premiere in three sold-out performances at the inaugural White Light Festival in 2010. To develop the piece, Cherkaoui spent several months at the original Shaolin Temple in China’s Henan Province, exploring the monks’ Zen Buddhist practice and devotion to kung fu. The production blends gravity-defying martial arts with contemporary dance and features 17 Shaolin monks; a striking, ever-changing set of 21 wooden boxes created by British sculptor and frequent collaborator Antony Gormley; and a live score by Polish composer Szymon Brzóska. Sutra continues to tour the globe following its world premiere at Sadler’s Wells, London, in May 2008.

Sutra is made possible in part by The Joelson Foundation and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

Endowment support for the White Light Festival presentation of Sutra is provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting WhiteLightFestival.org.

 

Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 pm

White Light Festival

White Light on Film: Silent Light

Dir. Carlos Reygadas (2007)In Plautdietsch with English subtitles; 127 minutes

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and named to the New York Times “Best Films of the 21st Century So Far” in 2017, celebrated filmmaker Carlos Reygadas’s subtly wrought masterpiece tells the story of a married Mennonite man living in an isolated, conservative community who falls in love with another woman. Filmed in Plautdietsch, the Low German dialect of the Mennonites, it explores the dramatic tension between shared moral values and individual fulfillment.

Presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting WhiteLightFestival.org

 

Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 pm

White Light Festival

White Light on Film: Ordet (“The Word”)

Dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer

(1955) In Danish with English subtitles; 126 minutes

This mid-century masterpiece by one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema, Carl Theodor Dreyer, offers a transcendent portrait of a farmer’s family being torn apart by faith, sanctity, and love. Challenging simple facts and dogmatic orthodoxy, Dreyer’s visionary filmmaking layers multiple stories of faith and rebellion, quietly building to a shattering, miraculous climax that feels both immediate and eternal.

Presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting WhiteLightFestival.org

 

Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 pm

White Light Festival

Poetry for Strings

Takács Quartet

David Requiro, guest cello

Webern: Langsamer Satz

Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956

Widely considered one of the world’s finest string quartets, the Takács Quartet celebrates Schubert in its first Lincoln Center appearance with new violinist Harumi Rhodes. The quartet is joined by cellist David Requiro in a sublime exploration of Schubert’s revelatory “Cello Quintet.”

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting WhiteLightFestival.org.

There will be a pre-concert lecture by Boston University music professor Andrew Shenton at 6:15 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan PenthouseThis performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.
This performance is also part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers.

 

Thursday, October 18 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Celebrate Mexico Now: Diana Gameros & Renee Goust

Having grown up between the U.S and Mexico, singer-songwriters Gameros and Goust move between cultures, languages, and genres to deliver anthems of personal, cultural, and political identity.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Friday, October 19 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 pm

White Light Festival

Borderline (New York premiere)

Company Wang Ramirez

Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez, artistic direction and choreography

Louis Becker, Johanna Faye, Saïdo Lehlouh, Alister Mazzotti, Sébastien Ramirez, Honji Wang, performers

Jason Oettlé and Kai Gaedtke, rigging development

LACRYMOBOY, music composition

Cyril Mulon, lighting design

Paul Bauer, set design

Catherine Umbdenstock, dramaturgical collaboration

Anna Ramirez, costume realization

Company Wang Ramirez is a France-based cutting-edge choreographic company crafting a new dance language for the 21st century. In Borderline, the body becomes the object of balance and freedom, as five dancers attached to cables explore the liberating aspects of multiple dance forms, including contemporary dance, hip-hop dance, and aerial movement. With gestures and costumes reflecting images from Greek and Korean traditions, Borderline explores shifting international and personal boundaries, the visual poetry of gravity and weightlessness, and our multicultural urban universe. Borderline had its world premiere at Théâtre de l'Archipel in Perpignan, France, in 2013, and includes original music by France’s LACRYMOBOY. The production receives its New York premiere at the White Light Festival.

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting WhiteLightFestival.org.

There will be a post-performance discussion with Honji Wang, Sébastien Ramirez, and Stanford Makishi on Friday, October 19.

Borderline is made possible in part by The Joelson Foundation and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

Endowment support for the White Light Festival presentation of Borderline is provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.

 

Friday, October 19 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

¡VAYA! 63: Titanes del Trombón

Opening set by DJ Antonio La Conga

Grammy nominee Doug Beavers pays tribute to some of his fellow trombone greats in both jazz and Latin music, keeping the dance floor packed with an all-star band, high-energy arrangements of classic tunes, and plenty of trombone.

Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 pm

White Light Festival

Solo Flight

Hilary Hahn, solo violin

All-Bach program

Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001

Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002

Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

In her first White Light Festival appearance, violin luminary Hilary Hahn offers insightful interpretations of Bach’s sonatas and partitas, the singular works that launched her Grammy-winning recording career. For this solo recital, Hahn explores the labyrinthine beauty of J.S. Bach in the minor keys, expanding upon selections from her acclaimed debut recording, Hilary Hahn Plays Bach.

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting WhiteLightFestival.org.

This performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.

This performance is also part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers.

 

Thursday, October 25 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Kombilesa Mi

Hailing from Palenque, the first free black town in the Americas, the Colombian hip-hop group embarks on their U.S. debut tour with an electrifying fusion of traditional Palenquero music and urban rap, with lyrics in both Palenquero and Spanish.

Presented in collaboration with Hi-ARTS

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

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

LC Kids presents

Is this a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth

Andy Cannon | Red Bridge Arts (Scotland)

Recommended for ages 8+

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” Andy Cannon is one of Scotland’s finest storytellers for children. With a few simple props, he takes on multiple roles to recount Shakespeare’s Scottish Play in this riveting one-man show. Using contemporary language and easy-going humor that tempers the play’s more gruesome events, Cannon takes audience members young and old on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again. It is “a tale of sound and fury, signifying first-class theatre for everyone” (Herald, U.K.)

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

Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events at Lincoln Center.

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Samuel B. and David Rose Bldg., 7th floor

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org.

 

Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 pm

LC Kids presents

Antigone

Classical Theatre of Harlem (New York)

Recommended for ages 12+

In its characteristic style that is both reverent of the original and imaginative with its interpretation for contemporary young audiences, the celebrated Classical Theatre of Harlem delves into Sophocles' famous tragedy. When the young woman Antigone arrives in Thebes to discover that her brothers have been killed in battle, she is enraged that her uncle Creon—the city’s ruler—is refusing proper burial rights to one of them. Caught defying the king, she is imprisoned, leading to an uprising of the people. Carl Cofield directs this timeless play whose themes of power, loyalty, tyranny, justice, and the position of women in society continue to resonate strongly today.

Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events at Lincoln Center.

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Samuel B. and David Rose Bldg., 7th floor

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org.

 

Saturday, October 27 – FREE – at 3:00 pm

White Light Festival

White Light Conversation: Community in the 21st Century

John Schaefer, moderator

Panelists include:

Marc J. Dunkelman, author, The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community

Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr

Akram Khan, dancer and choreographer

John J. Thatamanil, theologian

Communities are essential building blocks of society. The communities to which we belong, by circumstance or by choice, define both who we are and who we are not. In recent times, major shifts in the concept of community have forced us to question our long-held notions of identity and examine how it shapes our worldview. Join WNYC’s John Schaefer and a group of leading experts in such fields as technology, religion, and the arts for a lively discussion of the origins of community and its rapid evolution in the 21st century.

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit WhiteLightFestival.org.

 

Wednesday–Thursday, October 31–November 1 at 7:30 pm

White Light Festival

XENOS (U.S. premiere)

Akram Khan, director, choreographer, and performer

Ruth Little, dramaturg

Michael Hulls, lighting design

Vincenzo Lamagna, composer

Mirella Weingarten, set design

Kimie Nakano, costume design

Jordan Tannahill, writer

Nina Harries, BC Manjunath, Tamar Osborn, Aditya Prakash, Clarice Rarity, musicians

Whose war? Whose fire? Whose hand is this? In his final solo performance piece, choreographer and dancer Akram Khan returns to the White Light Festival with his poignant new work, XENOS. Meaning “stranger” or “foreigner,” XENOS explores the shell-shocked dreams of an Indian colonial soldier during the First World War. Combining classical Indian kathak and contemporary dance, Khan grapples with personal mythology, otherness, and the lucid reality of a world set aflame.

Xenos is made possible in part by The Joelson Foundation and The Harkness Foundation for Dance

Endowment support for the White Light Festival presentation of Xenos is provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting WhiteLightFestival.org.

 

 

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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.

 

The White Light Festival 2018 is made possible by The Shubert Foundation, The Katzenberger Foundation, Inc., Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, The Joelson Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center.

 

Public Support is provided by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

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

 

The discount ticket facility is made possible by Donald and Barbara Zucker.

 

Free programming is made possible by our NextGen supporters Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer, Hearst, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Hess, Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe, Stephen M. Ross, James Dinan and Elizabeth Miller, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz, Sandra and Tony Tamer, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Robert and Gillian Steel, Cheryl and Blair Effron, Meg and Bennett Goodman, Cheryl and Philip Milstein, Hon. Stephen C. Robinson.

 

Major support for LC Moments is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Additional support is provided in memory of Alfred R. Horan.

 

Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center.

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.

 

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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.

 

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