For a few precious nights in mid-June (thru Jun 21), be sure to see Odetta at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Odetta Holmes, one of the most influential singers of the 20th century, is rediscovered as Ailey’s Matthew Rushing merges soul-stirring movement to songs by the artist Martin Luther King, Jr. hailed as “the queen of American folk music.”
And now for something completely different. On Jun 14, at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture and Yehuda Hyman/Mystical Feet Company present the world premiere of The Mar Vista, a dance/theater work about a Jewish family in Southern California. This performance is part of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's KulturfestNYC.
Hey, art lovers! On Jun 24, don't miss the opening night of the world premiere of ZviDance: Escher/Bacon/Rothko, a three-part dance piece presented by ZviDance and inspired by the work of visual artists M.C. Escher, Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko. It’s a limited engagement for four nights only, so snag your tickets now.