Press Release

September 05, 2019

Lincoln Center Announces LC Kids Season of Dance, Theater, and Music from Around the World

Lincoln Center News

Lincoln Center Announces LC Kids Season
of Dance, Theater, and Music from Around the World

 

Features Three U.S. Premieres, a World Premiere Developed in
Lincoln Center Education’s Family Music Residency,
and Performances for Neurodiverse Audiences

 

Free and Ticketed Events Run October 2019 – June 2020

 

New York, NY (September 5, 2019) — Lincoln Center today announced its 19/20 LC Kids season of performances for young people. Part of Lincoln Center’s commitment to help make the arts central to daily life for a wide range of audiences, the season encompasses free and ticketed events developed for children as young as babies through teenagers stepping into young adulthood.

 

This LC Kids season is full of unique experiences, many of which push the boundaries of the traditional artist and audience relationship—encouraging kids to interact with the arts and with each other in new ways,” said Peg Schuler-Armstrong, Lincoln Center Education’s Director of Programming and Production. “We are so proud of the LC Kids community we’ve been building season by season, and all of the artists bringing joy, discovery, and a sense of empowerment to children and families.”

 

The season kicks off Saturday, October 5 with a free performance by Brown Rice Family, an eight member band from Japan, Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, South Africa, and the U.S. The group’s music encompasses reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, Afrobeat, jazz stylings, rock, Brazilian, Latin, and funk in original compositions about global solidarity.

 

Additional highlights include the U.S. premiere of Akin Theatre’s Nest, which awakens curiosity in babies up to 14 months old through a multisensory experience exploring poetry, music, puppetry, and tactile play. Canada’s Théâtre des Petites Âmes will perform the American premiere of OGO, a 35-minute theater work with live music and puppetry that draws inspiration from Waiting for Godot. Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) also marks a U.S. premiere, a collaboration from Australia’s Polyglot Theatre and Indonesia’s Papermoon Puppet Theatre who worked with children from a fishing village outside of Java to conceive and create the work.

 

Lincoln Center’s commitment to audiences on the autism spectrum extends this season with the presentation of Bluelaces Theater Company’s SUDS, an interactive, multi-sensory theatrical experience specifically designed for audiences with autism and other developmental disabilities, recommended for ages 5-8. Many of the works in the LC Kids season are also being presented in special, relaxed performances for neurodiverse audiences.

 

One Morning I Left marks LC Kids’s first bilingual presentation, an interactive journey from Chile’s Teatro de Ocasión recommended for ages 5-8. And in December, Brazilian dancer and musician Leonardo Sandoval and bassist-composer Gregory Richardson will premiere their new holiday show, Music from the Sole, developed as part of their Family Music Residency at Lincoln Center Education.

 

Many of the LC Kids season presentations are made available for groups from NYC public schools, as part of Lincoln Center Education’s school season. In addition, there are a range of events for kids across Lincoln Center’s constituent organizations. For information about LC Kids presentations and opportunities for children and families on the Lincoln Center campus, access the calendar at Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

Tickets to the LC Kids season will be on sale to the public starting September 17. Members have early ticket access, and ticketing fees will be waived during the September 10–16 presale. Buy tickets to 2 or more performances before October 12 and save 20%.* For more information, visit Kids.LincolnCenter.org.

 

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LC Kids 2019-20 Season

 

*FREE* October 5 at 11:00am 

Brown Rice Family 

A fresh world roots band jamming towards global solidarity, Brown Rice Family provides the masses with distinctively organic global music, which encompasses reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, Afrobeat, jazz stylings, rock, Brazilian, Latin, and funk. Always growing, the band now comprises eight members hailing from all over the world—Japan, Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, South Africa, and the USA. Their diverse backgrounds set the stage for a unique coexistence, musical creativity, and, of course, dancing! 

Recommended for ages 2-5

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Street

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

 

October 23–27 at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm 

Nest (U.S. Premiere)

Akin Theatre (England)

Unfolding in a custom-built performance tent, this multisensory experience takes audiences on a delightful journey through the seasons. Using playful poetry, music, movement, puppetry, and tactile play, Nest will awaken curiosity in babies and remind grownups of the wonder of being in the world for the first time. 

Recommended for ages 0-14 months

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

*FREE* November 2 at 11:00 am

Gustafer Yellowgold (New York City)

Gustafer Yellowgold returns to the Atrium, bringing his funny and touching multimedia performance—including live music, animation, and quirky storytelling—to tell of his imaginative explorations of the Minnesota woods where he landed. Morgan Taylor’s beloved animated visitor from the sun has opened for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree, appeared Off-Broadway, and been honored by NAPPA (National Parenting Products Awards), the Kids First! Film Festival, and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

Recommended for ages 2-5

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Street

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

 

December 7–8 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm 

Music from the Sole (New York City)

Led by dancer-musician Leonardo Sandoval and bassist-composer Gregory Richardson, Music from the Sole seamlessly melds a tap performance with a big-band concert. These special holiday performances focus on the theme of togetherness and the joy that comes from sharing music and dance with the ones you love. Featuring original music and choreography, this show is guaranteed to keep audiences engaged. 

Recommended for ages 5-11

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

*December 8 at 11:00 am – relaxed performance adapted for children with autism and other developmental disabilities

 

*FREE* December 7 at 11:00 am

Paige Hernandez: Havana Hop (Baltimore) 

Meet young Yelia who visits her grandmother in Cuba and learns to add a salsa flavor to her own hip-hop style. The audience is invited to dance along at this dynamic participation play, Havana Hop: a children’s tale of culture and confidence, where multidisciplinary artist Paige Hernandez creates three generations of lively women and celebrates the joys of her multicultural heritage.

Recommended for ages 2-5

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Street

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

 

December 14–15 at 11:00am and 2:00pm 

OGO (U.S. Premiere)

Théâtre des Petites Âmes (Canada)

With echoes of Waiting for GodotOGO is an invitation to travel and explore an unknown world while celebrating the creativity of its young spectators. Featuring live music and puppetry, this charming and gentle production will elicit laughter and wonderment.

Recommended for ages 3-8

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

*December 15 at 11:00 am – relaxed performance adapted for children with autism and other developmental disabilities

 

January 25 at 2:00 pm 

Philadanco (Philadelphia)

Philadanco, honoring its 50th anniversary season under founder and artistic director Joan Myers Brown, presents a rich and varied program for children between the 6th and 12th grade. The company aims to empower youth with crucial leadership and development skills that facilitate achievement and success in the world of dance and everyday life. Featuring Between the Lines, Endangered Species, and Enemy Behind the Gates, this show will celebrate the company’s impact on the dance world, featuring Philadanco’s greatest classic works alongside some of today’s most exciting contemporary choreographers.

Recommended for ages 12+

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

February 1–2 and 8–9 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

SUDS 

Bluelaces Theater Company (New York City)

All are welcome at this immersive, multisensory theatrical experience that takes the seemingly mundane task of going to the laundromat and transforms it into an exhilarating adventure filled with water, soap, and bubbles. Adventure Guides are paired with audience members to tailor the production to their unique needs and interests. SUDS is specially created for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. 

Recommended for ages 5-8

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

*SUDS is specially created for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

 

February 15–16 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Songs from Open Windows

Dan Zanes + Claudia Eliaza (New York City)

Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza have been at the forefront of the movement to explore and expand the definition of family music in the 21st century. Their new show features a mix of traditional and contemporary songs from near and far, enhanced by the Latin American percussive styles of Yuriana Sobrino, creating an inclusive concert both sophisticated and handmade for people of all ages.

Recommended for ages 5-8

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

*Songs from Open Windows performances are relaxed and adapted for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

 

February 22 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm 

Mumu Fresh: An Acoustic Experience

Maimouna Youssef (Baltimore)

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Maimouna Youssef’s lyrical prowess has taken her around the globe as a musician and social justice advocate. Known as Mumu Fresh, her performance blends gospel, jazz, soul, and hip-hop for an awe-inspiring musical experience. 

Recommended for ages 5-11

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

*February 22 at 11:00 am - relaxed performance adapted for children with autism and other developmental disabilities

 

*FREE* March 7 at 11:00 am 

Michael & The Rockness Monsters (New Jersey)

Michael & The Rockness Monsters present an interactive, super galactic, funk-inspired, rock ‘n’ roll experience for families at this energetic and quirky concert. Filled with humorous hooks and catchy melodies, their music will electrify and inspire a whole new generation of music lovers.

Recommended for ages 2-5

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Street

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

 

March 21–22 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

One Morning I Left (New York Premiere)
Teatro de Ocasión (Chile)

Using live music, sound effects, and songs, One Morning I Left takes audiences on a young girl’s imaginative trip through nature. In this Spanish-English bilingual production, children will be invited to discover, feel, and enjoy this journey of colors, sounds, landscapes, and animals.

Recommended for ages 5-8

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

*March 22 at 11:00 am - relaxed performance adapted for children with autism and other developmental disabilities

 

*FREE* April 4 at 11:00 am 

Las Cafeteras (Los Angeles)

Las Cafeteras seamlessly fuse traditional Afro-Mexican music from Veracruz, modern rhythms, and lyrically rich storytelling to create a fresh Urban Folk sound from the streets of East Los Angeles. A remix of traditional Son Jarocho sounds, the group adds Afro-Caribbean marimbol and cajón, poetry in English and Spanglish, and eclectic instrumentation to deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice.

Recommended for ages 2-5

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Street

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

 

April 25 at 11:00am and 2:00pm
Noche Flamenca’s Creación  (New York City)

Celebrated flamenco troupe Noche Flamenca fuses Andalusian Spain’s richly rhythmic music and dramatic movement with hip-hop in a spellbinding set designed for the younger crowd.

Recommended for ages 12+

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

*FREE* May 2 at 11:00 am 

The Itty Biddies (New York City)

The Itty Biddies are a rocking, joyful combo that will lift you out of your seat from the very first note. Soaring vocals, sweet ukulele, melodic piano, and a groovy bass will have you singing and dancing all the way home.

Recommended for ages 2-5

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Street

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

 

May 9 & 10 at 11:00am and 2:00pm 

Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) (U.S. Premiere)

Polyglot Theatre & Papermoon Puppet Theatre (Australia/Indonesia)

Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) takes us on a sea voyage never to be forgotten. Together, we will embark on an adventure filled with puppetry, song, shadow imagery, and sound. This show draws its inspiration from the seafaring history of Java and the true tale of one boy’s journey to Australia.

Recommended for ages 5-8

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

May 16 & 23 at 2:00 pm

Kish Kush

Teatrodistinto (Italy)

Kish Kush, or “scribbling” in Hebrew, traces the journey of two characters as they progress from solitude to connectedness. One speaks English, the other a combination of Hebrew and Farsi; through encounters with a stranger, both emerge more accepting and trusting. At turns humorous and profound, challenging yet hopeful, Kish Kush offers a unique and eloquent portrayal of diversity. Since the show’s groundbreaking premiere in 2013, Italy’s Teatrodistinto has presented it worldwide in dozens of languages, each time to critical and public acclaim.

Recommended for ages 5-11

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

*May 23 at 2:00 pm - relaxed performance adapted for children with autism and other developmental disabilities

 

Jun 2–7 at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

Peek

Compañía Teatro al Vacío (Mexico/Argentina)

Teatro al Vacío returns to LC Kids following their acclaimed interactive performance, Pulsar. In this show featuring four performers, Peek extends an invitation to move, explore, and share, creating a literal and figurative web of community. 

Recommended for ages 0-3

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by visitng Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

*FREE* June 6 at 11:00 am 

123 Andrés (Washington, D.C.)

Latin Grammy-winning music duo Andrés and Christina, better known as 123 Andrés close out our Artist at the Atrium season. Known for bringing joyful sounds, a passion for bilingualism, and a high-energy love of music to their shows, they will get kids dancing with their catchy songs in both Spanish and English.

Recommended for ages 2-5

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Street

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

 

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*FREE* LC KIDS EVENTS

(also included in full calendar listings above)

 

The LC Kids season includes a series of free events at the David Rubenstein Atrium with 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 offers a relaxed atmosphere suitable for most audiences. Sensory supports are also available.

 

Brown Rice Family 

October 5 at 11:00am 

*FREE*

See page 2 for full program details

 

Gustafer Yellowgold 

November 2 at 11:00 am 

“FREE*

See page 2 for full program details

 

Paige Hernandez:  Havana Hop

December 7 at 11:00 am

*FREE*

See page 3 for full program details

 

Michael & The Rockness Monsters 

March 7 at 11:00 am 

*FREE*

See page 5 for full program details

 

Las Cafeteras 

April 4 at 11:00 am 

*FREE*

See page 5 for full program details

 

The Itty Biddies 

May 2 at 11:00 am 

*FREE*

See page 6 for full program details

 

123 Andrés

June 6 at 11:00 am 

*FREE*

See page 7 for full program details

 

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

(also included in full calendar listings above)

 

The LC Kids season includes a series of relaxed performances adapted for children with autism or other developmental disabilities. At these performances, there are no restrictions around noise or movement, audience members are welcome to leave and re-enter the theater, and adjustments are made to these productions to reduce sensory stimuli. Parents are welcome to use their discretion in determining which shows are best for their children. For more information, please visit Kids.LincolnCenter.org/RP

 

Music from the Sole (New York City)

December 8 at 11:00 am

Clark Studio Theater 

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18 

Recommended for ages 5–11 

See page 3 for full program details

 

OGO 

Théâtre des Petites Âmes (Canada)

December 15 at 11:00am

Clark Studio Theater 

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18 

Recommended for ages 3-8

See page 3 for full program details

 

SUDS

Bluelaces Theater Company (New York City)

February 1–2 and 8–9 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Clark Studio Theater

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18 

Developed specially for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Recommended for ages Recommended for ages 5-8

See page 4 for full program details

 

Songs from Open Windows

Dan Zanes + Claudia Eliaza (New York City)

February 15–16 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Clark Studio Theater                    

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18 

Recommended for ages 5–8 

See page 4 for full program details

 

Mumu Fresh: An Acoustic Experience

Maimouna Youssef (Baltimore)

February 22 at 11:00 am

Clark Studio Theater

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18 

Recommended for ages 5–11 

See page 4 for full program details

 

One Morning I Left 
Teatro de Ocasión (Chile)
March 22 at 11:00 am
Clark Studio Theater 
Tickets $25 / Member Price $18 
Recommended for ages 5–8 

See page 5 for full program details

 

Kish Kush 

Teatrodistinto (Italy)

May 23 at 2:00 pm 

Clark Studio Theater 

Tickets $25 / Member Price $18 

Recommended for ages 5–11 

See page 6 for full program details

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

The support of members is vital to helping Lincoln Center achive our mission. LC Kids memberships offer access to presales, ticket discounts, behind-the-scenes events, artist meet and greet receptions, and additional opportunities to attend family-friendly programs across the Lincoln Center campus like the popular holiday outing and spring fling. More about events and membership is available at Kids.LincolnCenter.org/Join

 

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Programs, artists, and prices are subject to change.

 

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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 thousands of 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 Emerging Artist Awards, 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 at 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 is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, contact Accessibility at Lincoln Center at [email protected] or 212.875.5375. 

 

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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,

Joseph M. Cohen, Founding Families,* and Family Circle*.

 

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

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center

 

*A current list of Founding Families and Family Circle members can be found online at kids.lincolncenter.org

 

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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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