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May 25, 2016

Family Day on July 23 at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Music, Dance, and More

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Press Contact: Marian Skokan

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MEDIA ADVISORY:  KIDS AND FAMILIES

 

Family Day on July 23 at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents

Music, Dance, and More

 

Plus Free Family-Friendly Events throughout Lincoln Center Out of Doors: July 20?August 7

 

NEW YORK (May 25, 2016) — Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of the country’s longest running free outdoor summer festivals presents its 46th season from July 20 through August 7.  The popular festival will fill the plazas of Lincoln Center with a diverse range of music, dance, spoken word, and family events, featuring dozens of U.S., international, and local artists. Family-friendly events take place throughout the festival, highlighted by Family Day, which this year takes place on Saturday, July 23. Details follow.  For a chronological listing of all performances visit: LCOutOfDoors.org.

 

All events are FREE; no tickets required.  Visit: LCOutOfDoors.org for more information.

 

FAMILY DAY - SATURDAY, JULY 23

 

11:00 am - Josie Robertson Plaza

Lincoln Center Block Party with Illstyle & Peace Productions

The Philadelphia-based dance collective led by Brandon “Peace” Albright presents hip-hop with an uplifting message. They create work rooted in contemporary, West African, and old-school hip-hop styles, blended with a mix of dance and performance disciplines including tap, ballet, DJing, and beatboxing. They’ll host a participatory block party for all-ages to kick off Family Day.

 

1:00 pm - Hearst Plaza

Illstyle & Peace Productions

The dancers return for a performance showcasing their dazzling artistry, which The New York Times said was like “watching the greatest ballet virtuosos.”

Illstyle & Peace Productions is made possible in part by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

 

2:00 pm - Hearst Plaza

Dance Theatre of Harlem Company and School

Students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem Summer Intensive program and professional dancers of the celebrated dance company will give an informal performance where they’ll explain and demonstrate the rudiments of classical ballet, share their personal experiences, and invite questions from the audience.

 

3:00 pm - Josie Robertson Plaza

She’s a Rebel: The Girl Group Project

Featuring Nanette Licari of Reparata and the Delrons, Lillian Walker Moss of the Exciters, Louise Murray of the Hearts and the Jaynetts, Beverly Warren of the Raindrops, Margaret Ross Williams of the Cookies, and She’s a Rebel student participants.

 

While generations of fans know 1960s girl group songs by heart, many of these great singers aren’t known by name.  In 2011, before the release of the Academy Award?winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom shone a spotlight on the anonymous artistry of the ’60s girl groups and background singers, Lincoln Center Out of Doors presented She’s Got the Power, a day devoted to their stories, with a concert featuring some of those women. The idea inspired She’s a Rebel, inviting young women ages 12?18 to participate in a 15-week project, supervised by Lincoln Center Education, to learn and perform three-part harmony and participate in master classes with some of the women.  The project culminates in this concert with the young women performing with some of the singers who helped define the era.

 

More Family Highlights

 

FRIDAY, JULY 22

7:30 pm - Damrosch Park Bandshell

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Louis Langrée, conductor

Simone Porter, violin (Mostly Mozart debut)

All-Mozart program

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K.216

Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 (“Jupiter”)

The Mostly Mozart Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and, in the first of three collaborative projects with Lincoln Center Out of Doors to offer more free events to the public, presents its traditional free preview concert in Damrosch Park. Maestro Louis Langrée, Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director, leads an all-Mozart program that includes the composer’s majestic final Symphony No. 41 and his youthful G-major violin concerto performed by rising young violinist and 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner Simone Porter.  Damrosch Park will open for seating at 6:30 pm.

Co-presented with Mostly Mozart Festival

 

This free preview concert of the Mostly Mozart Festival is made possible in part by The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 24

1:00 pm - Hearst Plaza

Heritage Sunday

Global Beat of The Bronx: From Bambara to Breakbeats featuring

Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble

Bombazo Dance Company

Chief Joseph Chatoyer Dance Company

Full Circle Souljahs

For 18 summers, Heritage Sunday at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, curated by the Center for Traditional` Music and Dance (CTMD), has celebrated the diverse performance traditions found throughout New York City. This year, CTMD celebrates the Bronx and dance from West African, African-American, and Latino sources, each with distinct expressions but interconnected through the present day community’s shared culture and traditions.  Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble celebrates West African culture and traditions; Bombazo Dance Company fuses Afro-Puerto Rican, Afro-Caribbean, and traditional folkloric z elements drawn from the history of Americans and Latinos with classical, contemporary, and social dance styles; Chief Joseph Chatoyer Dance Company, a drumming, singing, and dance group, showcases the culture of the Garifuna, Caribbean descendants of West and Central Africans and Native Americans;  Full Circle Souljahs, rooted in street performance and started by hip-hop dancers Kwikstep and Rokafella, has grown to include beatboxers, MCs, and dancers of diverse backgrounds and styles. Its performances come with a message that hip-hop is a culture and an ever-evolving vehicle for social change.

 

Presented in association with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Center for Art, Tradition and Cultural Heritage.

Global Beat of the Bronx: From Bambara to Breakbeats is made possible in part by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 28

7:30 pm - Damrosch Park Bandshell

Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life

Michael Mwenso & The Shakes

In an adaptation of his Off-Broadway show, Maurice Hines taps and sings his way through his life story from the start of his show business career at age five as a tap act with his younger brother Gregory Hines to the trio act with their father, “Hines, Hines and Dad,” at the Apollo Theater to his own star turns in Broadway musicals Eubie! and Sophisticated Ladies. Hines tells stories about sharing the stage with entertainers like Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Lena Horne, and more. The all-female, Diva Jazz Orchestra are Hines’ dazzling musical collaborators.  And tipping his hat to the virtuoso tappers of a new generation, Hines welcomes—and engages in some friendly competition with—The Manzari Brothers, a tap duo he introduced and continues to mentor.

 

Michael Mwenso & The Shakes have been heating up the New York jazz scene from their home base at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem.  Vocalist and bandleader Michael Mwenso grew up around the ports of Freetown, Sierra Leone, raised by his aunts, and came to London with his mother at the age of ten.  There, he became close and performed with musicians such as James Brown and developed a young, energetic movement at the famed Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. After coming to the U.S., he did a stint curating and performing at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club. His band, The Shakes, embody the spirit of this great music, but bring their own individual creativity and jovial energy to the stage.  

Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life is made possible in part by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

7:00 pm - Damrosch Park Bandshell

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

Manhattan Camerata: Tango Fado Project featuring Nathalie Pires

“Passion, majesty, absorption” is how Joan Acocella of The New Yorker described the dancing of flamenco virtuoso Soledad Barrio. Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca returns flamenco to its roots with authentic performance standards underpinning the complex interrelationship of dance, song, and music that is the essence of flamenco. Formed in 1993 by Barrio (recipient of a 2015 Dance Magazine Exceptional Artist Award) and her husband, artistic director and producer Martín Santangelo, the award-winning company tours throughout the world.  For this summer’s Out of Doors engagement the company’s program will include a new work, La Ronde, commissioned by Lincoln Center.

 

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca’s La Ronde is commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca’s La Ronde is made possible in part by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

 

Opening the evening is the Manhattan Camerata with its Tango Fado Project, featuring Portuguese- American fado singer Nathalie Pires. The musical program will include traditional tangos and fados by Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, Amália Rodrigues, and new works and arrangements by members of Manhattan Camerata.

 

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE; no tickets required

Events take place on LINCOLN CENTER’S PLAZAS between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted).  Take No.1 IRT to 66th Street?Lincoln Center station) OR the A, B, C, D, and No. 1 trains to 59th Street?Columbus Circle.

 

Visit LCOutOfDoors.org for complete schedule.

 

Performance locations:

 

ALICE TULLY HALL

Broadway at 65th Street

 

DAMROSCH PARK

West 62nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues

 

DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM

Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets

 

ELINOR BUNIN MUNROE FILM CENTER - AMPHITHEATER

144 West 65th Street

 

HEARST PLAZA / BARCLAYS CAPITAL GROVE

North of the Metropolitan Opera House, in front of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Center Theater, near West 65th Street

 

JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA

Main plaza of Lincoln Center, fronting Columbus Avenue, between 63rd and 64th Streets

 

ABOUT LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS

Inaugurated in 1971, Lincoln Center Out of Doors began as a small festival of street theater in collaboration with Everyman Theater (cofounded by actress Geraldine Fitzgerald). Over its 45-year history, Out of Doors has commissioned more than 100 works from composers and choreographers and presented hundreds of major dance companies, renowned world-music artists, and legendary jazz, folk, gospel, blues, and rock musicians. It has highlighted the rich cultural diversity of New York City with its annual La Casita project, which offers poetry and spoken word, along with music and dance performances. Out of Doors has partnered with dozens of community and cultural organizations including the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, and the Chinese American Arts Council. The festival is produced by Jill Sternheimer.

 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors is a presentation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA), which 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 16 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program,  David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, 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 40 years 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, The 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, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org.

 

Support for Lincoln Center Out of Doors is provided by Susan and Jack Rudin, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, the Friends of Lincoln Center, and Young Patrons of Lincoln Center.

 

Public support for Out of Doors 2016 is provided by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Operation of Lincoln Center’s public plazas is supported in part with public funds provided by the City of New York.

 

Endowment support is provided by PepsiCo Foundation.

 

Additional endowment support provided by The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation.

 

American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center

 

Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital Partner of Lincoln Center

 

MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center

 

“Summer at Lincoln Center” is supported by Diet Pepsi

 

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