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Watch / Listen “Live” This Week:
Chamber Music Society $
The Art of Interpretation
Tuesday, October 27th, 7:30pm
Debussy Images: this is an online event including musicians from the Chamber Music Society featuring pianist Gilles Vonsattel. Enjoy these soothing sounds for just $13 per viewer. You can access the tickets online and reserve a spot by clicking the link. If you enjoy everything that the society has to offer, you can also purchase a $30 ticket package which will include three of The Art of Interpretation events. Click here for more.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Wednesday, October 28th, 8:00pm
Poems Old and New: Featuring Sibeluis, Magnus Lindberg, Ravel, Schubert, Joshua Weilerstein, Anssi Karttunen, and Sally Matthews. This performance that took place back in 2013 will be available online for 7 days for free. Choose when you’d like to stream and enjoy the soothing sounds they have to give. Click here for more.
New York City Center
2020 Fall for Dance Festival
October 25th & 26th, 7:30pm
Filmed live from their stage, in this festival you will experience beautiful choreography by Kyle Abraham, Dormeshia, Jamar Roberts, Christopher Wheeldon. This performance is only offered through October 26th. You can access this event online for $15 per program. If you would like to support the dance center you can also donate on the website. Click here for more information.
New York City Ballet
Pixelation in a Wave
Tuesday, October 27th, 8:00pm
Enjoy watching Sidra Bell and her choreographed piece commissioned by New York City Ballet. This features dancers from the city ballet and the performance will be followed by a discussion from the artists who participated in the event. This performance is for free and can be viewed online here. Click here for more information.
Bethany Arts Center
Artist In Residence
Thursday, October 29th, 11:00am
Anna Mayta: Enjoy beautiful choreography from Anna Mayta and get a fun Q&A treat from the director herself. This piece was designed after “Veiled” a solo dance piece Anna previously created. Both pieces are about the empowerment of women and the strength in rights they have. Check out the website for more information.
The Dance Center
The Other Witch
Friday, October 30th, 6:00pm
This is a multi-lingual dance performance that alludes aspects of nature in contemporary dance and dance ritual. This piece is inspired by Hexentanz by Mary Wigman. A donation is necessary to view this performance, but will also be shown in three separate performances if you’d like to view at a different time. Click here for more.
Theater / Film
Thinking Inclusive Design
Tuesday, October 27th, 4:00pm
Join Sina Bahram for an interactive workshop where he analyses and critiques participants’ projects, ideas, and activities. This theatre event is not only good for directors, writers, and managers, but also great for performers as well. You can register online for the event by clicking the link. Click here for more information.
Cal Performances $
Manual Cinema: Frankenstein
Thursday, October 29th, 7:00pm
Learn about how Frankenstein the original story was created and enjoy a viewing by Fiona Sampson and Mary Shelley. This performance will be available on demand until January 2021. You can donate to the organization online as well. The lowest ticket price is $15 for one viewer. There is a pre-performance conversation happening before the event at 6:30pm with directors and co-directors. Purchase your ticket online here.
Watch/ Listen Anytime:
Tune in to some great live stream concerts in the genre you love most. This website offers upcoming live performances from various artists in the month of September. Just go onto the website, click your favorite genre of music and see who will be online to perform that day. Click here.
Bands In Town
This website (similar to Song Kicks) offers different genres and various artist’s performances. Live stream concerts at your disposal, enjoy all day tunes. This platform also offers recent news and gives you a live schedule on when concerts will take place. Click here.
Gina Chavez: La Que Manda
La Que Manda (The One Who Commands) is the newest and first all-Spanish EP released by the multi-talented singer-songwriter Gina Chavez. Chavez describes this EP as “an anthem to reclaim our bodies, our hearts, our voices, and show the world what we’ve known the whole time: we are La Que Manda”. Learn more here.
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen for Two Violins, Two Violas, Two Cellos and Bass
Watch the beautiful performance of Strauss: Metamorphosen played by Bella Hristova and Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Richard O’Neill and Mark Holloway, Viola; Dmitri Atapine and David Requiro, Cello and Xavier Foley, Bass now on the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center Youtube channel.
Daily performances featuring new arrangements of iconic pop songs. On Instagram IGTV, click to visit.
Orpheus Songs of Comfort Playlist
Head over to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra website to enjoy some #songsofcomfort curated by Orpheus musicians and staff. Listen Now.
Dancing Alone Together
This website “Create” gives audience members the chance to get up off their feet and dance with some great choreographers. Depending on the video you click, you will be able to learn different dance techniques, create your own dance routines, and if you want, you can share your performances with the world. Click here.
Ces noms que nous portons (These Names That We Bear)
Dancer Taylor Stanley / Choreography by Klye Abraham
Backdropped by a rainbow of light, NYC Ballet principal dancer Taylor Stanley took to an empty Lincoln Center Plaza earlier this summer to perform a new solo choreographed by Kyle Abraham. The piece is set to Erik Satie’s contemplative “Gnossienne No. 3.” In their joint statement, the artists elaborated that the collaboration “aims to aims to celebrate our queerness and our color in a way that hopefully stresses its importance, its fragility and its strength.” Watch it here.
This platform offers various streaming websites to view some great dance performances for free. Click, sit back and enjoy great techniques from various dance studios. Click here.
Miami City Ballet A Dance for Heroes
A Dance for Heroes, a new work created to honor frontline workers. Choreographed by Durante Verzola, the work is inspired by and dedicated to the first responders and essential workers that have worked with uncompromising courage and grace throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Fully produced remotely. Learn more here and click through to MCB’s Facebook page to watch the work.
Though their 2019-2020 season performance was cancelled, we hope to have them back in 2020-2021 with a new work. Learn more about this innovative dance ensemble on their YouTube channel, which features excerpts, films, interviews and more. Take a look.
This website tells audience members just how and where to find their favorite Broadway performances online. From Youtube to Netflix it offers a broad way of viewing the shows you have missed during Covid-19. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some of New York’s finest. Click here.
Filmed On Stage
This platform offers free virtual streaming of various musicals worldwide. Enjoy all your favorites and more by clicking here.
Encores! Archives Project
Get your musical theater fix at home with New York City Center’s Archives project. Watch here.
Enjoy all your favorite Shakespeare plays and productions on this website. Some you can rent, buy or just stream on Youtube. Click here for more.
Visit the Spit & Vigor website for weekly readings of the Mary Shelley novel Frankenstein. https://www.spitnvigor.com/radio-plays
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Yo-Yo Ma Songs of Comfort Project
American cellist Yo-Yo Ma began his Instagram project #SongsofComfort in order to continue sharing music that brings him comfort in times of stress. In these times of great anxiety, stay home & stay healthy with the comfort of music. https://www.instagram.com/yoyoma/
Free Paul Taylor Classes Online
Head over to the Paul Taylor Instagram page to watch or join a free live streamed dance class. https://www.instagram.com/paultaylordance/channel/
Ballet Hispánico is broadcasting dance performances and classes on their Instagram for dancers who miss the studio. Take a look: https://www.instagram.com/ballethispanico/
American actress and dancer Debbie Allen has created a series of online dance classes for those looking for a little exercise while stuck at home. https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/channel/
The Kandake Dance Theater
The 24 Hour Plays created the hashtag #24ViralMonologues in order to keep theater lovers involved and entertained during quarantine. Check out the 24 Hour Plays Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/24hourplays/
NO I IN QUARANTEAM
The Gravity & Other Myths Circus team has put together yet another head turning social media project for their fans and fellow acrobatic community. Every week, the GOM team puts together a minute-long video full of crazy stunts done in the safety of quarantine. https://www.instagram.com/gomcircus/
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