Something wonderful is in the air.
After so much worrying about the dangerous pathogens floating around within us, however, it is refreshing to be redirected, however short-lived, by New Victory Theater is releasing into its atmosphere: feathers, balloons, umbrellas, flowing fabric, shiny particles and especially joy.
They all have a role to play in “Play in the air” a combination of circus, science, comedy, and music to enjoy live through March 6 or most of March 20. (Tickets $20 to $45; watch online by request is 25 dollars.) Presented by Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsonethe married duo is called AcrobuffosThis exciting hour-long revival – the first show run here in 2018 – depends on the kinetic energy of the performer and Daniel WurtzelAerial sculptures to keep both the object and the soul aloft.
What is an aerial sculpture? It is the result of combining carefully positioned electric fans with high-flying materials. You’ll see soft dancing petals, gently swaying balloons, orbs and twinkling lights forming a spinning starry universe.
Meanwhile, Bloom and Gelsone, the master clowns, play with each other, their props, and their audience, who shouldn’t be expected to be completely obstinate.
Betty White’s died at the age of 99 on New Year’s Eve not only evoked national mourning but also evoked nostalgia for the “Golden Girls,” the NBC sitcom White, starring in, that aired from 1985 to ’92.
That love can last “That Golden Girls Show!” also. The puppet parody, which originally ran Off Broadway in 2016, is back on the road for the “Final Farewell” tour. Featuring Miranda Cooper as Sophia, Dylan Glick as Dorothy, Lu Zielinski as Blanche, and Samantha Lee Mason as Rose, the show recreates classic moments from the sitcom in which Sophia makes plans, Blanche flirts , Rose evoked Saint Olaf and Dorothy let loose many insults .
Remembering Betty White
The actress, whose illustrious career spanned seven decades, died on January 31. She was 99 years old.
- Obituary: After creating two of the most memorable characters in sitcom historyWhite remains a beloved television presence.
- Remembered Fondly: Hollywood stars, comedians, presidents and seemingly the entire internet tribute after her death was announced.
- Last joke: People magazine finds itself in an awkward spot when it comes to the cover of White’s upcoming 100th birthday attack newsstands right before she passed away.
- From the archive: In a 2011 interviewWhite shares memories of the relationship she holds dear in her heart – with an elephant.
For ages 13 and up, “That Golden Girls Show!” was the first to reopen the Queens Theatre. Performances are at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sundays, and Tickets start at $20. If you miss the tour this time, it will return to the city with a four-week run at Theater Row starting April 29.
SEAN L. McCARTHY
“My nature now is recording – trying to keep a record of everything I’m going through,” says Jonas Mekas in the voiceover of “Lost Lost.” First shown in 1976, this diary film is a collection of footage Mekas filmed between 1949 and 1963 documenting his and his friends’ lives in a changing New York, along with his emotions. his when he left his native Lithuania.
A writer, filmmaker, pioneering champion and founder of the Anthology Film Archive, Mekas passed away at the age of 96 in 2019; This year he turns 100 years old. ONE recall Among his major feature films begins Friday at Film at Lincoln Center and includes “Lost Lost” (on Saturdays and Wednesdays). A related exhibition, “Jonas Mekas: The camera is always on,” opened the same day at the Jewish Museum, which is showing Mekas films in a 12-screen, prismatic installation format and where Mekas made a series of films in the late 1960s.
On Sunday, the film at Lincoln Center will run for nearly five hours “As I Move Ahead I See Glimpses of Beauty From Time to Time” by Mekas, which spans 1970 to 1999. In the narration of Mekas. himself at the beginning, Mekas says he put the reels together in the film “by chance, the way I found them on a shelf.”
Last summer, singer-songwriter and artist Moses Sumney gave a concert in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It resulted in an album of 14 tracks, “Directly from Blackalachia,” and a 70-minute film titled simply “Blackalachia,” a compound word of “Black” and “Appalachian.”
Sumney performed without an audience, unless you count the verdant trees that set the stage for his concerts. At one point in the film, lying in a flowerbed full of flowers, Sumney says, “I needed some space to articulate my own loneliness.” He finds some sense of connection in the Appalachian region, recreating a place with little trace of the history of the Negroes who migrated there.
“Blackalachia,” along with stills from the concert, will be shown through March 5 at the Nicola Vassell Gallery in Chelsea. The film will be shown six times a day during the gallery’s time slot from Tuesday to Sunday. More information can be found at nicolavassell.com.
The stars on the Hudson
It’s been an extremely difficult two years for festival planners, but with Covid-19 prices dropping and statewide restrictions lifted, organizers of the Hudson Jazz Festival can consider yourself one of the lucky ones.
Two hours upstream from New York City, in a former opera house on the main thoroughfare of Hudson, NY, the festival culminates this weekend with nightly performances from some excellent jazz Best. Vibrator Warren Wolf will pay tribute Friday night to Chick Corea and Gary Burton’s historic duet; popular vocalist Jazzmeia Horn led the quartet on Saturday; and tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene ended it all with a Sunday matinee.
For most weekend performances, tickets are still available for tables two and four, and starting at $70. Can’t get to the door? The program of each night can be streamed for free, if you reserve a seat in advance, at hudsonhall.org.
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