Press Release

May 04, 2015

Lincoln Center Events in June 2015

David Rubenstein Atrium

Date: May 4, 2015 

 Contact:  Eileen McMahon

212.875.5391

[email protected]

 

 

 

June 2015

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

CHRONOLOGY OF FREE EVENTS AT THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM

AND CLARK STUDIO THEATER IN JUNE

 

ALAN GILBERT DISCUSSES HONEGGER’S JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE WITH CAST MEMBERS

PLUS PROGRAMS WITH ROBIN RHODE, ADAM PENDELTON AND RASHID JOHNSON

 

LC KIDS: STORYTELLING AND MUSIC WITH CHARLOTTE BLAKE ALSTON

 

Monday, June 1 – FREE – at 7:30 PM

Insights at the Atrium

Joan of Arc at the Stake

Music Director Alan Gilbert and cast members of the New York Philharmonic’s staged production of Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake discuss the dramatic oratorio in advance of the Avery Fisher Hall performances June 10 – 13. 

Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Wednesday, June 3 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Artist to Artist

Best known for his scores to The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, multiple Academy Award-winner Alan Menken discusses an artist's process with emerging playwright and songwriter Michael Mitnick.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Thursday, June 4 – FREE –  at 7:30 pm

Adam Pendleton:  My Education - A Portrait of David Hilliard

Jason Moran, jazz pianist

Adam Pendleton is a conceptual artist who works in the mediums of painting, publishing, collage, video, and performance.  His work centers on an engagement with language, in both the figurative and literal senses. The subject of his film being shown, David Hilliard, was a founding member and former chief of staff of the Black Panther Party.  The film focuses on the fatal gun battle between police, Black Panthers, and black youth in Oakland, CA two days after Martin Luther King’s assassination, as witnessed and recalled by Hilliard. Jason Moran, Artistic Director of Jazz at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Blue Note Records recording artist, is a risk-taker and jazz innovator.  He has been described as “the future of jazz,” and Rolling Stone calls him “the most provocative thinker in current jazz.” His work has been influenced by edgy 20th century painters including Jean-Michel Basquiat and Robert Rauschenberg, and he also has ongoing collaborations in the visual art world, with both MoMA and the Whitney Museum including his music in their collections.David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Friday, June 5 – FREE – at 7:00 pm

Film Screening

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

In anticipation of Lincoln Center Festival 2015’s presentation of the New York premiere of Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton in Avery Fisher Hall from Monday, July 6 to Sunday, July 12, Lincoln Center will screen Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. For this riotously funny movie, two of the most original talents in recent decades—Pee-wee Herman and director Tim Burton—teamed up on what was to be their major breakthrough about Pee-wee's cross-country search for his stolen bike. As Pee-wee encounters bikers, cowboys, crooks, a phantom trucker, and passes through the Alamo and Warner Bros. Studios, any resistance is futile: unstoppable laughter always follows.

Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center Festival.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Saturday, June 6 – FREE – at 11 am

Meet the Artist Saturdays

Movement of the People Dance Company in Alma Liberada/Liberated Soul

In partnership with Casita Maria

Founded in 2005 by Joya Powell, Movement of the People Dance Company (MOPDC) is dedicated to connecting cultures through dance, composing socially conscious choreography, exploring the connections and nuances of traditional world dances, and finding ways for underserved communities to empower themselves through the art of dance. Join MOPDC in a fun filled Saturday including a Free Samba Afro Dance Workshop for all ages, MOPDC performance and Talk Back with MOPDC company members. MOPDC will celebrating Brazilian culture, performing excerpts from repertoire pieces: Beleza Bahia, Natureza Viva! & Solte Sua Samba / Beautiful Bahia, Nature Lives! & Release Your Samba. This trio of choreography represents traditional community building dances of Brazil, including: dances of the Orixás, Samba Afro / Samba de Roda, and Pagode / Samba. These colorful pieces express the Afro-Brazilian experience through folkloric and interpretive choreography.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Saturday, June 6 – FREE – at 7:00 pm

Film Screening

Batman

In anticipation of Lincoln Center Festival 2015’s presentation of the New York premiere of Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton in Avery Fisher Hall from Monday, July 6 to Sunday, July 12, Lincoln Center will screen Batman. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton as Batman, this film captures Gotham City's sinister atmosphere and Batman's brooding nature.  Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger also star.  Featuring songs by Prince and the Danny Elfman score, Batman won the 1990 Oscar® for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration.

Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center Festival.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Thursday, June 11– FREE – at 7:30 pm

Rashid Johnson: The New Black Yoga

Melvin Van Peebles with Menage a Trio

Warrington Hudlin, moderator

Much of the work by New York-based artist Rashid Johnson—a David C. Driskell Prize-winner—explores the contradictions of black identity, in particular, challenging stereotypical ways of thinking about the black experience.  Following a conversation moderated by noted film producer Warrington Hudlin, Johnson’s film The New Black Yoga will be shown on the Atrium’s 42-foot wide media screen.  The short film depicts a young group of black men practicing yoga in an idyllic setting, and challenges the contradictions that come to mind. Filmmaker, Broadway producer, composer, author, and recording artist Melvin Van Peebles will perform as well as be part of the moderated discussion.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Saturday, June 13 at 11 am

LC Kids

Charlotte Blake Alston

Internationally renowned master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston captivates audiences of all ages with her wide repertoire of stories and songs from African and African-American oral traditions.  Accompanied by traditional music, she breathes life into tales both old and new to share the beliefs, cultural identity, history, and community values that have been handed down for generations.  Audience participation heartily encouraged.  Learn more at charlotteblakealston.com.  Recommended for ages 4+.  Sign up at kids.lincolncenter.org  for more information about family events at Lincoln Center. 

Clark Studio Theater (165 West 65th St.)

Tickets, priced at $18 for members and $25 for the general public, are available online at kids.lincolncenter.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street. 

 

Thursday, June 18 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Free Thursdays at the Atrium

Bixiga 70

The recording studio Traquitana at number 70 Rua 13 de Maio in São Paolo, Brazil, is located in the city’s Bixiga neighborhood, a melting pot of Italian, African, and South American cultures.  One of the best places in the city to listen to music, it’s also the birthplace of one of the hottest groups spearheading the Brazilian Afro music scene, Bixiga 70.  The 10-piece band plays a genre-spanning fusion of Afro-beat, Guinean malinké, Brazilian candomblé, samba, and cumbia and the music on its three top selling CDs offer an irresistible mix of rhythms.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Wednesday, June 24 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Robin Rhode: Selected Animations

Val Jeanty, musical performance

RoseLee Goldberg, moderator

Raised in South Africa and now living in Berlin, the multi-disciplinary artist Robin Rhode uses visual languages that range from photography and performance to drawing and sculpture.  The growing influence of pop culture and colorful street murals in his native Johannesburg inspired a kind of street-based aesthetic in his work, which displays a masterful skill for using high and low art forms to showcase a wide variety of historical and contemporary references. Rhode was recently commissioned by Lincoln Center’s Vera List Art project to create a limited edition photograph entitled Wall of Water (2015).  He’ll talk about his creations with PERFORMA founder and moderator Goldberg in an evening that includes a screening of his selected animations and musical performance by Haitian electronic music artist Val Jeanty.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Thursday, June 25 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Free Thursdays at the Atrium

StudioNYCHA

Presented in collaboration with New York City Housing Authority and StudioNYCHA

StudioNYCHA showcases the artistry of New York City residents. This program will feature incredible emerging performers, aged six through senior, who each participated in the recent StudioNYCHA Talent Show. Song, dance, and spirit will be on display as StudioNYCHA highlights the top placing performers from the Talent competition.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

 

 

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MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center

 

Movado is a Supporter of Lincoln Center

 

United Airlines is a Supporter of Lincoln Center

 

William Hill Estate Winery is a Supporter Lincoln Center

 

Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.

 

Artist catering provided by Zabar’s and Zabars.com

 

David Rubenstein Atrium

Generous endowment support provided by Alice and David Rubenstein, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and Oak Foundation

 

Meet the Artist Saturdays sponsored by Morgan Stanley.

 

Major support for Meet the Artist Saturdays is provided by Betty and John Levin.

 

Endowment support is provided by The Walt Disney Company.

 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, 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 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants, Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS.  As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations. In addition, LCPA led a $1.2 billion campus renovation, completed in October 2012.

 

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