Omicron variant have a messed up plan for many live shows and festivals that usually include New York’s cultural calendar in January, but some are now offering content online, such as the flavorful New York Live Arts Virtual arteries.
On each day of the festival, a filmed version of the recent series will be posted, starting Thursday starring Christopher Williams. “Daffodils,” an eerie tale retelling of Greek legend starring New York City Ballet star Taylor Stanley. Friday’s release is “Light and Desire” by Colleen Thomas and an international team of collaborators, followed by musician Saul Williams’s on Saturday “Motherboard Kit” a movement concert directed by Bill T. Jones. Sunday’s addition is Raja Feather Kelly’s “Wednesday,” a dissection of the 1975 film “Dog Day Afternoon.” And on Monday, Kenyon Adams’s “People’s Prayers” ”, structured like a church service, ending the virtual celebration.
All movies will be available to watch through January 31. Tickets start at $5 and are available at newyorklivearts.org.
Children learn by imitating adults, and this weekend they were able to imitate one of history’s great role models: Pastor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
From Saturday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m., Brooklyn Children’s Museum will glorify his life. Free admission to the museum (A detailed schedule is online), its programs include “The Heart of a King”, a shadow puppet play by Nehprii Amenii Explore King’s work. Amenii will also help young audiences make puppets in the dark and create their own theatrical stories using bed sheets and flashlights.
Aspiring young activists can write to their City Council representatives about issues of interest to them, as well as engage with children’s musicians Fyütch in designing posters for marches throughout the museum. And just as King had a dream for America, families have dreams of their own, which they can jot down on a cloud of paper and attach to it. “The Community Dream Cloud”, a hanging sculpture.
Only on Mondays, when Martin Luther King’s birthday is celebrated, the nonprofit organization Repair the world will guide museum visitors in packing baby supplies for Necessary things, a charity that supports low-income families.
Fancy a virtual event? Starting Monday at 10 a.m., Brooklyn Academy of Music will offer a series of free videos and seminars based on the work of David Heredia “Miracle Hero” books and web series. Programme, Heroes of Color HQ, streaming through February 13, will teach about historical leaders and encourage kids to create hero stories. (Details are online.)
Pianist Marc-André Hamelin has a penchant for choosing unfamiliar pieces. In doing so, his quicksilver game has sometimes helps to raise the reputation of a forgotten composer. His latest release on the Hyperion label is devoted to the works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. And while you might not think CPE is confusing, it is precisely – what is most famous among the sons of Johann Sebastian Bach – these pieces are hardly too familiar.
Hamelin makes the case for high spirits to listen to this music more often, starting with A small Sonata. In its final movement, he tackles several geysering phrases with appropriate intensity, while creating an air of teasing others. Contrast is hard and fast, but Hamelin’s approach is always well appreciated. As usual, Hyperion’s presentation is excellent, from the production sound to the accompaniment notes (written by harpsichord artist Mahan Esfahani). While the label doesn’t participate in the online services economy, it does offer free samples – and free sheet music downloads – on its website.
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If clothes could talk
Think about your favorite clothing item. Maybe it’s that tattered old baseball cap you’ve had since college, the lucky shirt you wore on your first date, or the faded scarf your grandma made for you. .
If you’ve ever imagined the stories those clothes could tell, you’ll enjoy “A Little Drape of Heaven,” a new audio play by playwright Mahesh Datani. He invites you to pick up a piece of fabric and unlock a world of wonder as you sit in your own closet and listen to the story of a tender sari who longs to wear nothing more.
Authorized by This is not a theater company, this lyrical piece evokes the perfect amount of warmth needed on a chilly winter night. A transcript of the play will be available on Eventbrite through February 15. Tickets start at $1 and grant access to audio recordings for 48 hours from the selected date.
Pop rock music
Today, Brevity is mostly out of vogue among filmmakers, and “The Beatles: Back,” a new three-part documentary by Peter Jackson, making a compelling case against it. Starting in nearly eight hours, “Get Back” invites viewers to take part in recording sessions during which The Beatles wrote and recorded their last studio album, providing a comprehensive, in-depth look at the art. song and interpersonal motivation of one of the most famous bands in the world.
When it came to Disney+ in November, “Get Back” joined a saturated Beatles media scene lately. In six half-hour episodes of “McCartney 3, 2, 1,” on Hulu, a nostalgic Paul McCartney reflects on less intense times in the band’s history. His apparently startling interlocutor, producer Rick Rubin, isolates elements of Beatles songs – bass parts on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, guitar solos on “Taxman” – to release McCartney’s musical memory. In his new book “Lyrics: 1956 to Present,” McCartney looks back at the lyrics from more than 150 songs he wrote over the course of his career. Any (or all) of these are worthy options for weekend entertaining indoors.
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