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EYE ON DANCE at 30: Le temps retrouvé
Read about EYE ON DANCE celebrating it's 30th Anniversary and appearance at the Dance on Camera Festival with a program on Pilobolus (1/28 at 6:30PM) and the 30th Anniversary Loop playback in the Furman Gallery.
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Matthew Gurewitsch
EYE ON DANCE in RaineMagazine
Life long supporter of the arts, Celia Ipiotis has led a fascinating career as creator and host of the critically acclaimed series Eye On Dance. With a body of work that spans over two decades, Eye On Dance featured artists from all genres of dance emphasizing the interconnectedness of each art form. To continue reading click Here.
In 1981 we explored the topic of American Vernacular dance with Loretta Abbott and Alfred Perryman. Shot on 1/2 inch reel-to-reel black and white video, this represents the 11th program in a series of close to 400 broadcast episodes. It's rare due to its age, and the beauty of Miss Loretta Abbott. Take a look at a singular team: Click Here
Created by AmericanBallet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Daniil Simkin, Falls the Shadow is anew production featuring Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, Ana Lopez from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and dancer Brett Conway; choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo; projection design by Dmitrij Simkin; and costume design by Dior. The performers' movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the rotunda to create an immersive experience that merges technology, music, visual art, fashion, and dance.This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program.
Guggenheim Rotunda
9/4, 5, 8
Ariel Rivka Dance reflects on 10 seasons of modern dance with a pair of career-spanning programs. Along with repertory by choreographer Ariel Grossman, each evening welcomes performances by the acclaimed Taylor 2, a work by Chanel DaSilva (Trey McIntyre Project, MOVE(NYC)), and/or a world premiere by Michael Phillips (RIOULT Dance NY).
9/6 - 9
Wednesday, September 6
binbinFactory/Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa, Jane Comfort and Company, Lawrence Goldhuber/BIGMANARTS, Loni Landon Dance Project, Heidi Latsky Dance, Cleo Mack Dance Project, Kyle Marshall Choreography, Amber Sloan, Subject: Matter, TAKE Dance
Thursday, September 7
Christal Brown/INSPIRIT, Shaina & Bryan/BAIRA, Gregory Dolbashian/The Dash Ensemble, Jamal Jackson Dance Company, Donnell Oakley Makes Dances, The People Movers, Claire Porter/PORTABLES, Nicole Wolcott, Wallie Wolfgruber, ZviDance
Friday, September 8
BOOMERANG, The Dance Cartel, Gibney Dance Company, RG Dance Projects - Rubén Graciani, Jordan Isadore, Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works, Raja Feather Kelly/The Feath3r Theory, Jessy Smith, Kate Weare Company, Ellis Wood Dance
Saturday, September 9
The Bang Group, Danté Brown, Tricia Brouk, Brendan Drake , Katherine Helen Fisher, LajaMartin, Magda San Millan, Schoen Movement Company, Gus Solomons jr, Megan Williams
Joe's Pub
9/6, 7, 8, 9
ADG’s Lifetime Achievement Awards will go to three American dance masters: Garth Fagan; Martha Myers; and Louis Mofsie, director of Thunderbird American Indian Dancers.
An awards ceremony presenting Lifetime Achievement Awards to the three guest artists will be included on opening night, September 7, followed by a Gala reception. Celia Ipiotis will introduce two EYE ON DANCE clips featuring Garth Fagan and Louise Mofsie.
Molissa Fenley, Lisa Giobbi, Lucas Melfi, Catherine Meredith, Julian Nichols, Rebecca Tomas, Sabatino Verlezza, Nancy Zendora
FRIDAY: Nai-Chen, Garth Fagan, Benvindo Fonseca, Claudia Gitelman/Lynn Needle, Marcia Kelly/Alberto Saz, Bella Lewitzky/John Pennington, Jeanette Stoner, Endalyn Taylor, Christina DiGiuseppe
SATURDAY: Tina Croll, Ting-Ting Chang, Ara Fitzgerald, Bert Gstettner, Gloria McLean, Martha Myers, Li Chiao-Ping, Mary Seidman
SUNDAY: Sue Bernhard, Margie Gillis, Kaoru Ikeda, Lucas Klinge, Nicoll & Oreck, Marlene Skog, Maxine Steinman, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Kathy Wildberger
Ailey Theater
9/7 - 10
"9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE PROJECT" – Awakening our Humanity and Compassion through the Art of Dance
100+ Dancers, led by the Buglisi Dance Theatre, will perform this 9/11 performance ritual for peace and healing
At the Revson Fountain, Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center, Columbus Avenue & 64th Street
This community tribute is free to the public
Lincoln Center Plaza
The residency continues with the final artist curated by Danspace's Executive Director and Chief Curator, Judy Hussie-Taylor, to inhabit artist Josiah McElheny's dance stage, which is made of a combination of reflective green glass-tile and wood. New York City based choreographer, collaborator, dancer, and teacher Jodi Melnick will be using Prismatic Park as a launching pad for her creative experimentations. There will be moments of spontaneous creation and interaction between Melnick and the public.
Madison Square Park
9/12 - 17, 9/19 - 24
A world premiere Resident Artist production by Amanda Szeglowski / cakeface), launching this milestone season.
With crackling wit and startling honesty, Amanda Szeglowski and the women of cakeface serve up a silver-sequined dissection of the American Dream. Synthesizing razor-sharp choreography and a poker-faced delivery of original text, the cast shatters the facade of "making it." Featuring live-mixed sound and visuals from electronic duo Prism House and clips from the 80s cult-favorite New York public access TV show of the same name, Stairway to Stardom honors the contributions of the wildly passionate but questionably talented among us.
Café Müller The Rite of Spring Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch Café Müller (1978) A piece by Pina Bausch Music by Henry Purcell Directed and choreographed by Pina Bausch Set and costume design by Rolf Borzik Collaboration with Marion Cito and Hans Pop The Rite of Spring (1975) Music by Igor Stravinsky Directed and choreographed by Pina Bausch Set and costume design by Rolf Borzik Collaboration with Hans Pop.
Pina Buasch's "RIte of Spring" is a must-see program. Many dancers have tried to re-identify with Nijinsky's ground-breaking work, but few have ever come close to creating the jaw-dropping wonder that caused a riot in the theater.
BAM Gilman
9/14 - 23
Curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin
Program A: Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 7 PM (no performance on Sunday)
Split Bill of Sarah Konner and Austin Selden Dance, and Doppleganger Dance (Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson)
Program B: Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM
Beyond the Bang Group: couples are Jason Collins/Lindsay Harwell, Sara Hook/Elizabeth Johnson, Louise Benkelman/Tommy Seibold, Chelsea Ainsworth/Doron Perk, Alison Manning/Jesse Keller
West End Theater
9/14 - 17
Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalman discuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen.
NYC Ballet cracks open its season with a two week Swan Lake extravaganza. Choreographed by Peter Martins, the versatile casting features principals and newcomers in the major roles of Swan Queen and her prince. After the two week full-length classical ballet, the company will swing into a repertory season before the traditional Nutcracker takes hold.
Koch Theater
9/19 - 10/4
US Premiere of Annie Dorsen’s The Great Outdoors, welcomes audiences into the darkness of an inflatable planetarium, where a lone performer takes them on a sublime journey through inner space, stitching together the internet comments of countless individuals.
Florence Gould Hall
9/21 & 22
New season opens on Rwanda-born, France-based artist Dorothée Munyaneza, premiere of her first dance work, Samedi Détente (Under the Radar 2016), which evoked her childhood memories before fleeing the Rwandan genocide at age 12. In Unwanted, the choreographer/dancer explores rape as a weapon in warzones, drawing from stories of women and children victims. Created with Munyaneza’s collaborator, Portland-based experimental vocalist and instrumentalist Holland Andrews (aka Like a Villain).
In Unwanted, the choreographer/dancer explores rape as a weapon in warzones, drawing from stories of women and children victims. The work was developed in part during a Spring 2017 BAC Space Artist Residency with Munyaneza’s collaborator, Portland-based experimental vocalist and instrumentalist Holland Andrews (aka Like a Villain).
Baryshnikov Arts Center
In Search of Dinozord, by Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula delves into the art, politics, and turbulent history of the Congo.
Scored with fragments of Mozart’s Réquiem, metronomic taps on a typewriter, and live vocals by rising opera star Serge Kakudji, In Search of Dinozord is a poetic, political fairy tale that begins, like all fairytales,
9/22 - 23
Dancer/choreographer Yin Yue presents her YY Dance Company in a program of her explosive works, including the world premiere of Vanishing Point, for an ensemble of five; a solo for Yin drawn from her Within Reach, and the dynamic Through the Fracture of Light.
The Principles of Uncertainty New York Premiere. A collaboration between John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman.
Over the course of a year, author and illustrator Maira Kalman kept an online graphic diary for The New York Times called The Principles of Uncertainty. The entries are colorful, perceptive musings on the passage of time and its relation to the seemingly mundane objects and experiences that make up our daily lives. In this dance collaboration, John Heginbotham brings Kalman’s intimate, detailed work to life in a series of vignettes that illustrate a journey through an ever-changing world.
BAM Fisher
9/27 - 30
In Untamed Space, Renegade Performance Group artistic director and choreographer André M. Zachery calls upon his familial lineage in the Southern United States and Haiti and his upbringing on the south side of Chicago to construct an interdisciplinary performance about "marooning" in the 21st Century. Historically, maroon colonies were liberated communities of Africans who escaped to hills, mountains, and forests upon their arrival to the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Danspace Project
9/28 - 30
For Brand New Sidewalk, three-time Bessie Award-winning choreographer Beth Gill teams up with composer Jon Moniaci and lighting designer Thomas Dunn to create a sparse, elegant diptych that questions the value of formalism in dance. An evocative new work for four dancers, Brand New Sidewalk explores themes of alienation, erasure, fantasy and power through the lens of abstraction.
Abrons Arts Center
9/28 - 10/1
In Untamed Space, Renegade Performance Group artistic director and choreographer André M. Zachery calls upon his familial lineage in the Southern United States and Haiti and his upbringing on the southside of Chicago to construct an interdisciplinary performance about "marooning" in the 21st Century. Features performers Kentoria Earle, Candace Thompson, Nehemoyia Young, and Zachery.
9/28 - 30
The two-week Festival will consist of five unique programs (each repeated once) with performances by Abraham.In.Motion; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; American Ballet Theatre; Ballet BC (Canada); Cie Art Move Concept (France); Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (Cuba); Dorrance Dance; Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart (Germany); German Cornejo’s Tango Fire (Argentina); David Hallberg; Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo; Vincent Mantsoe (France/South Africa); Sara Mearns and Honji Wang (New York/Germany); Miami City Ballet; Pennsylvania Ballet; San Francisco Ballet; Sanjukta Sinha, IceCraft Dance Company (India); Stephen Petronio Company; and Trisha Brown Dance Company.
Got the website for a complete listing and ticket information.
City Center
10/2 - 14
NY Premiere Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane CompanyIn association with New York Live Arts Conceived and directed by Bill T. Jones Choreography by Bill T. Jones with Janet Wong and the Company. Bill T. Jones’ latest dance-theater work is an intimate and impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of Jones’s beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the current political landscape. Composed like a series of postcards sent home from a fabled liberal Europe, A Letter to My Nephew launches a swirl of images around Briggs––a vogue ball, a breathtaking vista, and a scene of forced migration--–as he lies in a hospital bed.
BAM Harvey
10/3 - 7
Bill T. Jones’ latest work is an intimate and impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of Jones’ beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the current political landscape. Composed like a series of postcards sent home, A Letter to My Nephew launches a swirl of images around Briggs––a vogue ball, a breathtaking vista––as he lies in a hospital bed. Includes a delirious mix of live music by composer Nick Hallett, whose score is performed by baritone Matthew Gamble and Hallett, and a barrage of battleground imagery from video designer Janet Wong, Jones’ words to his nephew are brought to vivid life.
10/3 - 7
In his ongoing exploration of all truths and myths surrounding the legendary premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Ballet du Nord Director Olivier Dubois collaborates with “the mother of contemporary African dance,” Germaine Acogny. The original story of this dance score, ostensibly about virgin sacrifice, is reimagined as a solo dance by a mature and strong black woman. Acogny, enclosed in a rectangular box for the entirety of the dance, dives deep into her 70-plus years of experience. In the process, she questions western (mis)conceptions of Africa and black bodies.
BAM Fisher
10/4 - 7
Cynthia Oliver’s world-premiere dance work explores both the overt and unspoken expressions of black masculinity through movement, spoken word, and original visual projections from the collaborative entity Black Kirby. Reflecting on the term “virago” and its definition of characteristically male behaviors and female cultural transgressions, the work is driven by a core query: "How can a woman choreograph masculinity, without resorting to stereotypes?”
BAM Fisher
10/25 - 28
They're still going strong and mad as ever in a bluish, funnish way. The current program incorporates new tech visuals and puns on our ultra connected society. Highly physical, the wise-cracking show appeals to the young and all manner of age groups. In addition to the audience-loving shows, the members of Blue Man Group give back to their community with a project that focuses on youngsters using their imaginations. What a thought!
Astor Place Theater
THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the creators of “South Park.” Directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Mismatched Mormon boys are sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get, features Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Nikki M. James, Rory O’Malley and Michael Potts. Try this hilarious, tuneful musical on for size.
For full review go to EYE ON THE ARTS
Eugene O'Neil Theatre
Fo those who love jazz music and swing dance, this is the show for you. It takes place after World War II and tracks the aspirations of a jazz musician determined to win back his identity and place in society. Terrific music and dancing. For a review click here: EYE ON THE ARTS.
Bernard Jacobs Theater
Open run
A riveting production that resumes years after Nora slammed the door on her husband and secure life as the wife of a businessman. To read a review click EYE ON THE ARTS
John Golden Theatre
6/12 - 9/3
New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters and features Kathleen Chalfant in the title role. Playing Peter Pan at her hometown children’s theater is one of Ann’s (Ms. Chalfant) fondest, most formative memories. Now, fifty years later, Neverland calls again, casting her and her siblings back to this faraway dreamscape where the refusal to grow up confronts the inevitability of growing old.
Playwrights Horizons
9/13 - 10/1
National Black Theatre and Hi-ARTS have joined forces to present the powerful, multimedia, one-woman show The Peculiar Patriot. The play was written and will be performed by Liza Jessie Peterson, gleaned from her near two decades of work at Rikers Island. The show rips the U.S. corrections system with a powerful combination of humor and truth.
National Black Theater
9/13 - 10/1
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar and Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes discuss Akhtar's newest play before its New York premiere. Cast members perform highlights from the financial thriller, set in the hotbed of the 1980s, about RobertMerkin, the genius behind an upstart investment firm hell-bent on changing all the rules. Merkin sets in motion a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, everyone against themselves.
New York Premiere Conceived, written, and conducted by Matthew; Directed by Diane Paulus; Set design by Tom Pye Costume design by David Zinn Lighting design by Jennifer Tipton; Projection design by Finn Ross; Choreography by Jill Johnson; Featuring Chamber Orchestra A Far Cry. Poet Walt Whitman’s personal experience with Union soldiers in a Civil War field hospital sets the stage for composer/librettist Matthew Aucoin’s acclaimed and resonant opera.
10/3, 5, 7
On a MUSICAL note
Leonard Bernstein: The Symphony Edition, a limited edition 60-CD set that includes all of Bernstein’s definitive symphonic recordings from 1953 to 1976 — 57 of them with the New York Philharmonic — has been released by Sony Classical in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of his death.
The Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is back in view with celebrated pianist Aaron Diehl, rising star Sullivan Fortner, and Juilliard jazz students Micah Thomas and Joel Wenhardt, They will perform in The Fantastic Mr. Jelly Lord to honor New Orleans legend Jelly Roll Morton. ”Mr. Jelly Lord” was presented as one of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s first season concerts. Nearly 30 years later, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guests will perform the music of Jelly Roll Morton in a rare big band setting.
For anyone interested in jazz, then this is a swinging history lesson in the roots of jazz and how it grew out of a hotbed of musical activitiy that meshed the sounds of saloons, streets, fields and streets into one of the most visibly American art form, jazz music.
Rose Theater
9/14 - 17
Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor. A selection of these works will be performed alongside a preview of a new Works &Process commission. Inspired by theInstitute for the Study of the Ancient World's interpretation of the oldest song in the world.
Olivier Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife will feature a set of brand-new songs and a different New York-based guest artist every night.
By day, one of the most respected stage directors, actors, writers, and impresarios in Europe; by night, a cabaret chanteuse expunging life’s pain and love’s agony—this unusual artistic double identity comes together when the director of the Festival d’Avignon Olivier Py makes a rare US stage appearance.
9/20 - 23
Composer John Adams and librettist/director Peter Sellars discusstheir newest collaboration with San Francisco Opera GeneralDirector Matthew Shilvock. Sourced from historical writings aboutCalifornia's Gold Rush, the opera explores the dramatic and brutal stories of remarkable characters who are hoping to strike it rich andare quickly caught up in the optimism, greed, and prejudices of a rapidly changing world. Highlights are performed prior to the world premiere in San Francisco.
Postponed due to illness.
Rose THeater
9/22 - 23
On the VISUAL front
The first U.S. museum survey to examine the late work of American artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987), this exhibition includes nearly fifty paintings that reveal the American artist's vitality, energy, and renewed spirit of experimentation. During this time, Warhol produced more works, in a considerable number of series and on a vastly larger scale, than at any other point in his forty-year career.
Curators Joseph D. Ketner and Sharon Matt Atkins will be on hand to answer questions.
Brooklyn Museum
At a news conference today at Helsinki City Hall, Mayor Jussi Pajunen and Deputy Mayor Tuula Haatainen announced that the City of Helsinki has commissioned the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to conduct a concept and development study, exploring the possibility of creating a new Guggenheim Museum in Finland.
Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, joined in making the announcement with the Mayor.
The study, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011, will explore topics including the possible mission and structure of an innovative, multidisciplinary art museum in Finland, the form that its exhibition and education programs might take, its prospective relationship with Helsinki’s existing visual arts institutions, the museum’s potential economic impact and the scope of the Guggenheim Foundation’s involvement in its operation. Beginning from a deep consideration of program and purpose, the study will seek to imagine what a museum of the 21st century might be.
Helsinki, Finland
The Whitney Museum of American Art is about to debut it's new space and exhibitions in the Meat Packing District. Designed by Renzo Piano, the building will add to the landscape already framed by the aerial High Line.
The opening exhibition reexamines the history of American art from 1900 to today. America Is Hard to See presents new perspectives on the Whitney’s collection, reflecting on art in the United States with more than 600 works by some 400 artists. The exhibition—its title taken from a Robert Frost poem that was also used by the filmmaker Emile de Antonio for one of his political documentaries—is the most extensive display to date of the Whitney’s collection.
Drawn from the Whitney’s holdings, America Is Hard to See examines the themes, ideas, beliefs, visions, and passions that have preoccupied and galvanized American artists over the past one hundred and fifteen years. Numerous pieces that have rarely, if ever, been shown will appear alongside familiar icons, in a conscious effort to challenge assumptions about the American art canon.
The Whitney is implementing innovative ways to relate to the larger community and artistic forms that blend mixed media into a personal song of contemporary life.
Installed throughout the building, America Is Hard to See is organized as a series of twenty-three “chapters”—sections that build on a particular theme through related artworks. Each chapter is named after a work of art that appears in that section of the show.
Whitney Museum
GARDEN OF DELIGHTS is a surreal play that takes its audience on a fantastical journey following protagonist Lais, a charming, yet self-loathing actress, through a bizarre look at her sadomasochistic experience of love and art. Isolated in her home with only a caged beast-like partner and flock of infantile sheep to distract her from her troubled past, she spirals down into painful memories and erotic fantasies that blur the line between reality and imagination.
Plaxall Gallery Long Island City
7/26 - 8/13
Theater of the Resist performs on-site at the museum. Modern dance surrounded by visual elements.
Met Breuer
7/28 - 29
The Museum of Modern Art celebrates artist and musician Terry Adkins (American, 1953–2014) with Projects 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps, a gallery exhibition and set of five corresponding performances honoring the multidisciplinary performance collective Adkins founded in 1986. Projects 107 is the first museum exhibition to reunite the Corps since Adkins’s death. The exhibition will feature Adkins’s sculptures and live performances by the reconstituted Corps, in which a changing group of multigenerational artists will present new work and reprise selections from the group’s repertoire. Projects 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps is organized by Akili Tommasino, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture.
8/19 - 10/9
Delirious times demand delirious art, or so this exhibition will propose. The years between 1950 and 1980 were beset by upheaval. Around the globe, military conflict proliferated and social and political unrest flared. Disenchantment with an oppressive rationalism mounted, as did a corollary interest in fantastic, hallucinatory experiences. Artists responded to these developments by incorporating absurdity, disorder, nonsense, disorientation, and repetition into their work. In the process, they destabilize space and perception, give form to extreme mental, emotional, and physical states, and derange otherwise logical structures and techniques. Delirious will explore the embrace of irrationality among American, Latin American, and European artists. Divided into four sections----- Vertigo, Excess, Nonsense, and Twisted----- this exhibition will showcase roughly 100 works of art by 62 artists, including Antonio Berni, Dara Birnbaum, Tony Conrad, Hanne Darboven, Dean Fleming, Nancy Grossman, Philip Guston, Eva Hesse, Alfred Jensen, Yayoi Kusama, Sol LeWitt, Darcílio Lima, Lee Lozano, Anna Maria Maiolino, Ana Mendieta, Bruce Nauman, Jim Nutt, Hélio Oiticica, Claes Oldenburg, Abraham Palatnik, Howardena Pindell, Peter Saul, Mira Schendel, Carolee Schneemann, Paul Sharits, Robert Smithson, Nancy Spero, Paul Thek, and Stan VanDerBeek. About a third of the exhibition will be drawn from The Met collection. Linked by a common distrust of reason, the featured works will alternately simulate and stimulate delirium, straining the limits of both legibility and intelligibility. Ultimately, the exhibition will ask if it is possible to understand a good deal of postwar art, even seemingly rational art, as an exercise in calculated lunacy. Featured Media: Curator Kelly Baum discusses the exhibition (video)
Met Breuer
On the BOOK shelf
Elizabeth Kendall excavated early parts of George Balanchine's history in Russia. Dedicated to understanding the inner-workings of this brilliant choreographer, Kendall taught herself Russian and stalked clues like an international sleuth. Years in the filed, Kendall unearthed a fascinating ballet dancer who shared Balanchine's early history in the dance studio and rehearsal room. Her nae was Lidia Ivanova, and according to Kendall, her impact on Balanchine was consequential.

Naturall, this book will draw many dance aficionados, but the subplot reads like a mystery novel. Bright, beautiful and immensely talented, Lidia loses her life while in a boat with two young men. The Russians have yet to solve this "cold" case and there are curious circumstances surrounding her demise.

An immensely readable book, you are memorably immersed in early 20th century Rusiian history, politics, and cultural eruptions.
Oxford Publishers

Artisan Books has released an absolutely splendid new book on baking sweet and savory breads, babkas, flatbreads, Challahs and more. Simple and clear language guides the cook through the recipes and the photographs by Con Poulos enhance your appetite. A perfect holiday gift.
For the review go HERE.
By Uri Scheft
Artisan Books
Looking for an exotic cookbook that infuses the reader with the recipes and sights of the Persian gulf? Then look no further than The Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid: A Cookbook's Travels Through: Armenia Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Kurdistan. A fine pick for the holidays.
Go to review, click HERE
Naomi Duguid
Artisan Books
Simplifying the act of cooking sophisticated, but simple meals powers the new cookbook Food52: A New Way to Dinner--a playbook of recipes and strategies for the week ahead. Might sound like a football or basketball game plan, and in a way it is because chapters lay out food plans for the week.Now this might sound like assembly-line eating, but trust me, it's not. To stay out of the "cooking rut" one recipe gets several outfits like "Farro with Mustard Greenes, Almonds, Currants, and Shaved Cheese arrives as a main course one day and the next it becomes part of a ham and butter sandwich. For full review click HERE.

Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs
Ten Speed Press
TASTE & TECHNIQUE: Holiday Book List
A lively description of culinary methods and timing takes the mystery out of the kitchen in this easily readable cookbook. Raised in a family of foodies, Ms. Pomeroy holds food in high regard, but also sees it as a daily event that climb great heights in flavor with small tweaks. A great selection for your bookshelf and kitchen counter. To read the full review click HERE.
Naomi Pomeroy with Jamie Feldmar
Ten Speed Press
WHO: M. Lamar, Casey Ledger, Vetch Poetry Journal
M. Lamar, a composer and multi-genre performance artist who works across opera, performance, video, sculpture and installation, presents his art book, Funeral Doom Spiritual published by RITA Books, Wednesday, March 15. The work of M. Lamar, twin brother of Laverne Cox, a star of Orange Is the New Black, has been presented at MoMa PS1, Merkin Hall and New Museum, among other venues.
NY Live Arts
3/15 - 17
TRAVEL and LEISURE options
Exclusive, trendy or extravagant; brand, chain or designer – fashion in Frankfurt is a varied and multi-faceted world. All these styles come together in the shopping and leisure centre "MyZeil", which celebrates its 1st birthday on 26.02.2010.
The spectacular roof designed by Italian star architect Massimiliano Fuksas floods the centre with light and effortlessly spans its eight storeys, which are home to a cornucopia of familiar brands, regional suppliers and international labels.
The most recent new addition, and one that is drawing enormous attention, is the first Hollister shop in continental Europe which is attracting hordes of customers to the centre.
Now the Zeil is the perfect place to stroll, look at the shop windows and – if your legs tire – find a comfortable place to rest under one of the shady trees at the heart of the pedestrian zone. In the future, two new gastronomic pavilions will help to make the overall picture even more defined. The first has already opened and its name, "Weidenhof", harks back to the grandmother of the city's most famous son. Cornelia Schelhorn, later Goethe, ran one of the city's most exclusive inns close to where the Zeil is today and bearing the same name.
Frankfurt cuisine. The second pavilion at the eastern end of the pedestrian zone will have an international theme and is expected to open in the spring of this year.
A new traffic-free zone has been created at its western end with the closing of the Hauptwache square to vehicles.
Mohonk Mountain House located in New Paltz, NY helped to bring a spring back into the media’s step with The High Heeler and Man on the Go: Real Relief for Calves and Feet treatment. Using integrated massage techniques the treatment helps refresh your tired legs and feet. This all goes down smoothly in the midst of gorgeous grounds and ample activities, good food and wine.
New Paltz, NY
If you know anything about Maine, you know that their lobsters are king. Here's some news from The Cliff House Resort and Spa on Maine's dramatic south coast.

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For those who travel, you already know that Amsterdam is a glitter with galleries and art museums, but this exhibition adds luster to the already culturally invigorated city.
Rare Roman treasures in the Netherlands for the first time
Exhibition Rome. Emperor Constantine’s Dream in De Nieuwe Kerk
In the autumn of 2015 unique art treasures will be visiting De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam for the exhibition Rome. Emperor Constantine’s Dream. Art Treasures from the Eternal City. Loaned by institutions such as the Vatican Museums these will illustrate one of the most fascinating themes from antiquity: the transformation of Rome in the fourth century AD from a multi-religious imperial capital full of temples with colossal statues of the emperor into the centre of papal power dominated by churches with crosses. Christianity’s evolution in a relatively short time from a small faith community into the dominant religion, of crucial influence on the development of the Western world, is an astonishing success story. A rapid change in its fortunes that can largely be attributed to a single person: Emperor Constantine the Great.
De Nieuwe Kerk will present precious artefacts never previously displayed in the Netherlands. Among the pieces coming to Amsterdam is the renowned fourth-century marble sculpture of The Good Shepherd, a masterpiece from the Vatican Museums, plus Roman mosaics, frescoes, sarcophaguses, sculptures, gold glasses, paintings and the iconic right hand from one of the colossal statues of Constantine in the Capitoline Museums. The exhibition has been created in a collaboration between Professor Eric Moormann, Professor Sible de Blaauw and three renowned museums in Rome: the Capitoline Museums, the National Roman Museum and the Vatican Museums. It will also include an exceptional loan from St Peter’s Basilica.
6/10 - 9/2
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Do not fear, you will be able to pay for tours, buy jewelry, eat and drink in the fragrant evenings, because your money is not tied to Greek banks, and Greece is welcoming, wholeheartedly, tourists to this gorgeous, if very dramatic, country.
?he Ministry for Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism would like to inform visitors to Greece that capital controls introduced by the Greek Government do not apply to those wishing to withdraw money from an ATM or carry out any other type of transaction using credit or debit cards issued abroad. Moreover, the Ministry does not expect any inconvenience in visitor’s every day holiday experience, neither in the islands nor in mainland Greece, as there are adequate fuel supplies, products and services.
Greece continues to offer the highest quality of tourism services to its visitors, who have ranked Greece as one of the best destinations worldwide. The Deputy Minister for Tourism, Mrs Elena Kountoura, said that Greece still is and will always be a favourite destination for vacationers. Visitors currently in Greece as well as those planning to visit Greece will not be affected by the latest developments and they continue to enjoy their holidays in Greece without any concerns whatsoever.
Historic hotels add a level of intimacy to any vacation. Not your usual one decoration fits all type of hotel or motel, these lodgings exude personality.
Historic Hotels of America has launched a new Super Site in time for planning summer travel. Follow your American Dreams and choose from a variety of different vacation ideas, including family getaways, road trips, national parks and lands, culinary destinations, urban adventures, and more. With over 260 historic hotels across the United States from Puerto Rico to Hawaii, there is sure to be an affordable dream destination for everyone.
Need a travel-inspired playlist? Check out these Road Trips Songs. Want to salute our freedom? Book a historic hotel then visit these five national monuments. Feeling hungry? Scope out the best BBQ joints, bourbon trails and wine country by perusing the site’s culinary adventures.
When visiting the American Dreams Super Site homepage, a number of navigational tools help travelers peruse the site’s many inspirations.The main navigation: The site is divided into six content sections — Family Vacations, Road Trips, Heritage & Culture, Culinary Destinations and Urban Adventures — with each of these pages showcasing article thumbnails. When a consumer clicks on the image, they navigate to that feature story. These stories include hotel advertorials, which solely feature participating hotels, and topical editorials, which highlight select destinations based on editorial content.
Of special interest might be the culinary route:Culinary Destinations for spirits, wine, food, festivals and trails throughout the country. From food festivals to fine dining, from Sonoma’s Wine Country to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Historic Hotels of America tips its glass to these culinary destinations. Interested in the latest vintages in the heart of Napa Valley? Nestled into the heart of Napa Valley, the Napa River Inn stands out as an upscale boutique hotel. The inn adjoins the historic Napa Mill, which offers dining, shopping and 7,300 square feet of outdoor reception space in the Riverbend Performance Plaza for wine-induced celebrations.
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As if you needed another reason to visit the spectacular Sea Pines Resort, here's some more good news.
Hilton Head’s most celebrated leisure retreat – has achieved Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification for its world-class Beach Club by the U.S. Green Building Council.
LEED is a green building certification program recognizing best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects must demonstrate they save money and resources as well as a positive impact on the health of occupants while promoting renewable, clean energy. The Sea Pines Resort is the first destination property in the Hilton Head area to receive this award.
The Sea Pines Beach Club’s green initiatives include proximity to public transportation, bicycle storage, protected native vegetation, optimized energy performance, storm water control, solar reflective indexing, water efficiency, use of recycled materials and regional materials.
"The Sea Pines Resort is proud to contribute to global green initiatives like LEED by designing ecologically sustainable structures for our home owners, members and guests to enjoy," says Steve Birdwell, President of The Sea Pines Resort.
The two-story 25,000-square-foot Sea Pines Beach Club presents an inviting seaside atmosphere with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and distant Tybee Island. The facility provides year-round enjoyment for resort guests and property owners with an array of family-friendly amenities including dining, retail and special event space.
Hilton Head
A favorite location for many film and television producers, Vancouver's progressive culture embraced gay marriage long before it hit the law books in the United States. Low-keyed but animated, Vancouver prospers in the midst of a booming culinary scene, adventure tours, museums, galleries, plus performance festivals and the newly established craft brewing and winemaking industry. In fact, Vancouver boasts the largest number of artists among similar sized Canadian cities. Nature granted Vancouver great waterways and woodlands. For those who enjoy intellectual and sensual stimulation, Vancouver is worth a visit.
For those who love the days of luxury trains brimming with lavish meals and champagne, then you will be thrilled to hear that the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express embarks on a new route linking London and Paris with Berlin, with its iconic monuments of living history. Traveling in the beautifully restored art-deco carriages brings back the glamour of the roaring 20s, while enjoying all the amenities of a luxury train - such as elegant dining cars and personal stewards attending the sleeper cabins. Rates start from $3,490 per person each way, incl. meals.
For more information, go to the German Tourism web site.
Britain to Berlin
If you stay in the US this summer, there's lots going on the wine country of upstate NY. Surrounding Canandaigua and Honeoye Lakes in Western New York, 23 artists in 16 studios are open to the public the first weekend of every October. Trail Riders enjoy amazing fall foliage while seeing where the magic of art happens! Along with amazing art, we have spectacular scenery, winding back roads, B&Bs and Inns, wineries, great restaurants, pastoral and wooded scenes--everything your readers are looking for in an autumn getaway weekend. From the galleries to the trees, your eyes will be filled with beauty.
What to expect: The Naples Open Studio Trail is a group of dynamic, innovative artists that invite the public into their studios to share their craft, demonstrate how they work, and create a better understanding of the arts. They work in oils, glass, ceramics, metal, wood, textiles, silk, and leather, and create paintings, sculpture, wearables, furniture, jewelry, housewares, etc. These artists typically sell their wares in galleries and craft fairs; during the Studio Trail weekend, purchases and commissions can be made directly with the artist. This free event occurs on the first weekend of every October. Visit for more information.
Canadaigua and Honeoye Lakes
It’s the Big Culinary Bang Theory of where America’s farm-to-table movement started. If you had no garden, no farm, no fishing, and no table – you died. No tip either. It all started here in Greater Williamsburg in 1607 (at least with the Colonists).
So it’s only appropriate that this sacred gastronomic land have a harvest festival, and it does: The Second Annual Williamsburg Harvest Festival. The festival, featuring more than 30 event at the only AAA Four Diamond condominium resort in Williamsburg, located on the James River. Now offering a special savings of 15% off all room rates during this celebration. There are even condos with a working fireplace (they build and light that for you).
To find out more about the Harvest Celebration, access
Hotels are getting into the culture business with poetry readings, small art exhibitions, sculpture gardens and now -- B&O PLAY and Ace Hotel have just announced a year-long partnership to be marked by a series of inventive and immersive sound events at the New York, London and Los Angeles Ace Hotel.
United by a desire to ignite meaningful moments, B&O PLAY and Ace Hotel are a natural match, utilizing their best in class creative direction and likeminded approaches to produce evocative experiences for culturally conscious individuals.
B & O and ACE Hotel
107 miles east of Los Angeles, lies a hidden Mediterranean Oasis in the heart of Palm Springs, California -- Korakia Pensione. It is a desirous getaway for those looking for a romantic getaway rather than an endless party. The resort features authentic Moroccan decor, unique, exquisitely appointed bungalows and villas, en-suite massages, a beautiful lounge pool, complimentary yoga mats in each room, and vintage books and board games in the library. Korakia has a strict no young children policy, so while you and your lover are enjoying one another's company, you won’t face a minute of disruption in this one-of-a-kind, peaceful hideaway.

One of the packages that might be particularly appealing is called the: Escape & Celebrate Package: Upon arrival, guests are greeted with an oversize bouquet of flowers. Once settled in, relax and indulge in a 50 minute couples massage. As the evening winds down enjoy a delicious candlelit dinner for two on a private terrace or another picturesque patio on the property. (Dinner provided by Le Vallauris: 1 appetizer and 1 Entrée per person.) Cap off the evening by watching a vintage film in the outdoor garden while sipping champagne underneath the desert sky. The perfect package to celebrate your honeymoon or anniversary.
Average nightly rate: $229 - $359
Palm Springs, California

For those who like to navigate the great outdoors until it's time to hit a pub, the Wilderness Ireland wants to seduce you into adventurous vacations linked to guided tours.
Hiking the Ring of Kerry Mrountains: Hikers summit some of Ireland’s highest peaks in Killarney National Park, Corrán Tuathail and Mount Brandon, and take lost pilgrimage paths along the sea cliff’s edge to white sandy beaches. Travelers uncover the legend of Cú Chulainn and the giant as they explore the stories of the Dingle Peninsula. Evenings are enjoyed in cozy inns with traditional live music and the finest local fare.
Hiking the Mountains of Connemara and Mayo: Following in the footsteps of Saint Patrick, hikers will conquer three of the highest mountains in the west of Ireland. Guests explore the spectacular mountain and bog wilderness of Connemara, home to Ireland’s only true fjord, Killary Harbour. Watching wild dolphins play in the nearby surf makes the Mayo Coastal Trek one of Ireland’s most memorable.
For more information about Wilderness Ireland, visit:
Experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Bauhaus era. For the first time, the Bauhaus Committee is allowing visitors to tour further Bauhaus buildings listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition to the architectural sites already included in 1996, the Bundesschule of the General German Trade Union Confederation in Bernau, as well as five arcades in Dessau-Rosslau are now added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The exterior of the Bauhaus Memorial Bundesschule Bernau, north of Berlin, is open to the public all year round. Visits of the interiors are possible through guided tours, organized by the Association baudenkmal bundesschule bernau e.V., and visitors can tour the Dessau-Törten settlement.
Detailed information on UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany is available online at About the GNTB
CULINARY tastings

Greek chef Yianni Baxevanis gives a lift to new Greek eaterie.
Now open
mark Thomas Amadei and Andrew Glassberg partner in this tweaked comfort food with a dash of style including Reuben fritters and cheeseburger spring rolls.
54 Prince Street
Never too many burgers and a multitude of guises, that's what Jason Hennings, owner of EU, is banking on with his new venture.
540 East Fifth Street at Avenue B
Roasted pig sandwiches and crispy potatotes for these uncertain times owned by Sara Jenkins.
110 East 7th Street (First Ave.)
Hooray for more eateries in the Penn Station neighborhood with some basic Italian fare.
1 Penn Station (33rd Street and 8th Ave.)
Victorian style brings breakfast and lunch with an English flair from chef April Bloomfield.
20 W. 29 Street
For those meals where a young, well constructed Chardonny does the trick, take a looka t Los vascos Chardonnay and Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc from Chile.
Francis Garcia and Sal Basille joined Williame Gallagher for this rib-sticking home grown food in an intimate setting.
Roast beef is the ticket particularly "This Way" sandwich which adds onions and Cheez Whiz to its roast beef. No one said it was calorie free.
149 First Ave (Ninth Street)
Even though the ancient Greeks worshipped the wine God Dionysus, Greek wines retain a low profile considering their high value. Summertime finds Greeks basking on shores of Aegean eating fresh fish and drinking a bright, sauvignon blanc like the Moscofilero featured at Domain Spiropoulos. Flowery but not sweet, the white wine forms a fine complement to fish and vegetables.

Another wine unique to Greece, Retsina (Domaine Vassilou/Nemeion Estate), invokes a fragrance of pine trees and can quench one’s thirst in the midst of steamy day along with some tasty appetizer of octopus.

As for reds, again at Domaine Spiropoulos Prfyros 2006, G’aia Estate 2006 (Agirgitiko), and Domaine Harlaftis Reserve Nemea 2001 and then there's the full-bodied, complex but smoothe Hgemon Grand reserve 2004 plus a lighter, but tasty Tempranillo 2006 by Ktima Pavlidis.
Athenee Importers Road Show

Old maps flank the dark wood walls with vittles by Brian Murphy including pork potpie, lobster roll and more.
103 Greenwich Ave. at 12 Street
In the heart of the Village comes another Paris bistro, all rustic ambiance and charm. Chef Jody Williams offers up omelets, frites, chicken meatballs and chocolate mousse.
42 Grove Street
America's favorite desert comes to NYC via Loas Angeles.
780 Lexington at 60th
One of my favorite restaurants just sent off a mini satellite of it's fresh, seasonal food to the park. The "green" food cart has sandwiches, soups and salads that are as fresh as they come along with healthy and very tasty juices and sorbets.
Central Park at 64th
More and more heads the High Line way including this new 40 seat spot that offers sandwiches , bruschettas, bar snacks, wine and beer. Self-serve.
The High Line
If you are a fan of Portuguese bread-- I love those plump, sweet English Muffins myself--then head over to Midtown for a tast of cornmeal bread, Broa ($4); Pao de forma (white loaf) ($6.50); pao de Deus buns with coconut garnish ($3.50) and pao de bico ($ .35 & .65), small pointy baguettes ($1.50).
214 East 52 Street
Rustic fare from Asturias in northern Spain along with their tasty cider from the barrel, brought to us by Seamus Mullen.
359 6th Ave and Washington Place
Jennifer Gavin and Shane Covey and Kary Goosby opened a barnboard and brick oyster bar complete with beer and wine. Can't wait for the martinis and oysters.
95 First Ave at East 6th
What fun -- NYC got a souvlaki taverna that offers up the favorite Greek street food, shredded lamb with garlic yogurt in a pita bread and a side of chips.Owners Abby Sierros and Pavlos Sierros and Kostas Plagos--they all sound Greek to me-- offer up the delectable plates along with pork and chicken souvlaki, Greek salad, Greek burgers (very moist) along with an unconventional Ouzo soda (tastes like Ouzo without making you go blind if you drink too much.)
116 Stanton Street at Essex
Josh Capon offers juicy burgers, steaks and many other 'feel-good" dishes.
25 W. Houston (Green Street)
Noodles made with organic flour are served with toppings like Peing duck breast and leg, lobster and scallops with mushrooms and truffles, mutton sausage with liver, and brisket with tripe. And don't forget the roasted marrow bone with wasabi and celery root.
55 Bond at Lafayette
Local grain movement leaders, Cayuga Pure Organics near Ithaca, NY sell breads made with their grains and baked by Orwasher's bakery in Manhattan. The Otis Stout Bread is made from three kinds of starters, including one using spent grains from Sixpoint Craft Ales in Brooklyn, It's rich earthy flavor is particularly good toasted and as a sandwich bread.
Available at Union Square Market on Wed. Fri & Sat., Columbia University on Sundays; Inwood and Brooklyn, Sat.
Union Square Market
If you like that dark European bread head over for some thick bread pretzels, dark breads, flatbreads, pastries and other rustic items.
137 Seventh Ave. & 185 Orchard Street
Sara Jenkins enlarges her wildly popular roast-pig sandwich shop, Porchetta, but this time it's all about pasta. Tuscan Lasagna, macaroni with ragu and slow-cooked chicken are on the menu.
21-23 East Seventh Street at 3rd Ave.
Joe Ng dices up his stuff with saffron soup dumplings and Peking duck sliders.
529 Hudson at Charles Street
Many of the restaurants use their bread, and if you don't have it, look at the owner, Mike Lahey's bread book. This new place offers breads, bread-based disches, beer and wine a couple of doors down from his pizzaria (recipes for pizza dough in his book).
236 Ninth Ave at 25th Street
Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield's fish restaurant returns.
1196 Broadway
Masaharu Morimoto blends Japanese and American comfort foods in onion grain soup dumpling, Morimoto bone marrow and chicken pot pie. Yum.
310 Church St. at Walker
Crisp Halibut poached in olive oil and creamy potato salad--fried sweetbreads with briased fennel on a smear of pureed raisins. Burrata with braised celery. All the food gets paired with the main event--cocktails.
162 Avenue A at 10th Street
Diced maitake mushrooms and taro. japanese cuisine, but steep prices. Good suschi. Layered yuba pouch.Peking-style duck and steamed buns.
105 East 9th (Fourth Ave)
Here's some news on a popular wine, Bill Dillian's 2010 Semillon is composed of 100% Semillion. It was harvested 10/07/10 and was released March 2011.
Whole clusters of grapes are pressed and fermented in stainless stell at 58 degrees. The fermentation lasts 20 days.
At first blush, the wine offers floral and pear aromatics, but it reels in a crisp acidity and smooth structure.
Drink with shrimp, scallops, fish, sushi, and Tahi Food. Additional ideas include Manchego and Brie cheese, salads and light pastas.
Vill Dillian's
White Wines
Winter whites are coming your way. They round off appetizers, cheese and dessert options as well as poultry, pasta, fish and vegetarian options. Easy on the pocketbook, most selections are under $20.
Lucien Albrecht Reserve Gewurztraminer 2010 srp $19.99
Lucien Albrecht Reserve Riesling 2010 srp $19.99
Morro Bay Chardonnay 2010 srp $10.99
Les Petits Grains Muscat St. Jean de Minervois srp $13.99
Les Clos de Paulilles Banyuls Rimage 2008 srp $19.99
Chateau de Cosse 2008 srp $24.99

Pasternak Distributors
Back FortynWest
Casual fare featuring local items, cassoulets and a fireplace upstairs.
70 Prince Street
Beach dreams abound with the lobster galore.
269 w. 23
Fatty Cue
Rabbit, ham, heritage pork, squash and such wild fare. Chef Dan Ross-Leutwler does the trick.
50 Carmine near Bedford
For the clavier Italian cuisine by Michael Toscano, head this way.
24 Minetta Lane
Step Hose Mdtown
Beef eaters rejoice for another branch of the venerable steak house. Steak potatoes, great drinks and multi-layered chocolate cake adorns the rest.
15w. 44th
The Linc
Casual fare at Jonathan Lemon's place.
650 W. 42 street
Red Hook Winery
If you are fan of New York wines, head to the Red Hook WInery for tastings of Finger Lake and Long Island wines. The two men responsible for tastings are Robert Foley and Abe Schoener. Because the bottles can run around $30 per bottle-- like the 2010 Vipolze SK Reserve--tasting before purchasing is recommended.
Pier 41 Van Dyk
If you ever had any questions about Prosecco…. Valdo president Pierluigi Bolla would be the man with the answers. Over the past decade he spearheaded and helped build the brand and upgrade public appreciation of sparkling wine from Italy.
A glass of bubbly usually appears at every reception. People hold their long, delicate stemware and sip on the elegant sparkling wine. Question is – what is everyone drinking? These days, the festive drink- of-choice is typically the Italian Prosecco. Once while in Venice, I asked for a waiter for a glass of water. He smiled and said, “I will bring you a glass of Venetian water” and promptly returned with a tall, thin glass of Prosecco. Yes, the Italians love their sparkling wine, but so do Americans.
One important aspect of Prosecco is its versatility. According to Bolla and his astute winemaker Gino Cini, Prosecco is no longer relegated to opera and theater intermissions because it pairs wonderfully with appetizers, entrees and desserts. A good overall choice is Oro Puro “Pure Gold”-- to quote Pasternak Distributors “Oro Puro, DOCG or translated "Pure Gold" is the pure expression of the unique DOCG terroir in Valdobiaddene.”
There is a white wine on the horizon that is capable of upending your choices for summer wines and it is the Oenosophist White that is composed of Wauvignon Blanc 55%, Ugni Blanc 30%, Semillon 15% and 100% delicious. Aged in French and AMerican oak barrels for 3.5 months and in the bottle for 6 months, it features a distinctively clean palate balanced on a full body and earthy fragrances. Completely drinkable alone or with food, this engaging wine could be your next "favorite" white.
Greek Wine
A neat new idea pairing dark chocolate and cheese as an appetizier: ChocoMaker’s Dark Chocolate Wedge makes your cheese board a little sweeter. It’s deliciously versatile and can be paired with cheese, fresh fruit, nuts, and both sweet and savory crackers. Refrigerate and serve. ChocoMaker’s Dark Chocolate Wedge makes entertaining effortless.
ChocoMaker, Inc.
If you have never eaten Greek Feta cheese, then you haven't eaten Feta cheese. A new push is behind the distribution of Dodoni, the world’s leading producer of Greek PDO Feta Cheese, made from sheep and goat milk of the Epirus region of Greece. Dodoni is also recognized for its Goat Cheese, Kefalograviera, Kefalotyri, and Dry Myzithra. Before you buy another blanc "domestic" feta, spark up your taste buds with the real thing--Dodoni.
Arthur Schuman, Inc.
Summer brings with it a special thirst for refreshing wines that travel to picnics or grace casual dinner parties. A few options to consider include a real find for $12.99--La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc 2013. Breezy and flavorful, it couples easily with appetizers, salads and light meals. Not as fruity as other Sauvignon Blancs on the lines of the bright, flowery Dashwood 2013 ($14.99) or Los Vascos 2013 ($13.99), also very good options pasta dishes and cheese plates. For a fuller, deeper flavoer, Domaine de la Perriere Sancerre 2013 ($24.99) will not disappoint.
Pasternak Wine

Those who are fans of the deep, large bouquet inherent in cabernet sauvignons will be please to learn that Lot 606 2014 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvingon just got one of those big "nods" as the "Big Cab." The wine is known for its open knit, complex, lively and energetic flavors. And the best news, it costs $29.00. A consideration for the upcoming holidays.
Napa Valley

MEDIA matters
Salma Hayek will appear at the Film Society for an informal chat in the Amphitheater about her latest project, the animated feature Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, on which she served as a producer and lent her voice. Based on the book of the title (which has sold over 100 million copies in 40 languages since its publication in 1923), the film, opening August 7, intersperses Gibran’s elegant poetry with stunning animated sequences by Tomm Moore (Song of the Sea), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guide Dog), and a host of other award-winning animators from around the world. Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is set in a Mediterranean seaside village where Kamila (Hayek) cleans house for the exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra (Quvenzhané Wallis), out of trouble. The trio embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home—but first they must evade the authorities who fear that Mustafa’s words will incite rebellion.
Elinor Bunin Monroe Theater
Jody Lee Lipes' new documentary BALLET 422 offers audiences a rare peek into the highly guarded world of professional ballet as it follows the creation of a single production from first rehearsal through world premiere.
When 25-year-old NYCB dancer Justin Peck begins to emerge as a promising young choreographer, he is commissioned to create the only new ballet of the company's 2013 winter season. With unprecedented access to an elite world, the film follows Peck as he collaborates with musicians, lighting designers, costume designers and his fellow dancers to create Paz de la Jolla, NYCB's 422nd new ballet. BALLET 422 is an intimate, unembellished cinéma vérité portrait of a process that has never before been documented at New York City Ballet in its entirety.
The film shows how this dance form, inspired by slave ancestors, and born of African Americans during the jazz era, has inspired and unified cultures all over the world and become a universal language of its own. It features dancers from all corners of the globe taping and talking about the importance of this unique art form to themselves personally and to their communities.
TAP WORLD is an award-winning feature-length documentary starring the most cutting-edge tap dancers from across the globe. This documentary follows leaders of the art form who are shaping the community around them, their personal stories of inspiration, struggle, and triumph. For the first time, tap dancers of all ages were encouraged to share their individual journey through tap dance to be included in the film. Over 115 submissions were received from more than a dozen countries. The most compelling were chosen and weaved into the film alongside some of the Masters of Tap. The enthusiasm and support for this project clearly exemplifies the global growth appreciation and passion for Tap Dance.
Directed by Dean Hargrove.
The first feature-length documentary to explore the history and lasting cultural impact of the Black Panther Party. The rise and fall of the Black Panther Party during the 1960s and beyond is a uniquely American story of a growing pride in black culture, and more militant demands for justice and racial equality, with a cast of larger-than-life personalities including: Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver, and Fred Hampton. Director Stanley Nelson masterfully assembles rare archival footage that contextualizes the history of the Panthers—begun in response to racism and police brutality. Surviving members of the organization are interviewed alongside retired police officers, FBI informants, journalists, and others—all of whom reflect back in great detail on the events that defined the Panthers’ turbulent late ‘60s era.
Film Forum
The feature directorial debut from steve, the filmmaking alter-ego of Steve Ellison, better known as acclaimed musician Flying Lotus at the House of Vans in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Ellison will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, KUSO depicts the aftermath of Los Angeles’s worst earthquake nightmare. Viewers travel between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived, experiencing a hallucination that feels like David Cronenberg meeting Ren & Stimpy.Free.
Rooftop Films
Lincoln Center Film Society: YVONNE RAINER
One of the founding mothers of American postmodern dance, Yvonne Rainer spent only a decade dancing and then threw her energy into film and writing. When she completed her first feature in 1972, Rainer was already established as a key choreographer of her generation; her contributions to filmmaking, surveyed in this comprehensive retrospective, would prove just as radical. Rainer’s cinema signaled new directions for film language, retooling narrative generally and melodrama specifically with a disjunctive audiovisual syntax, restless political intelligence, deft appropriation, and deadpan wit. Here questions of form raise, rather than diminish, the emotional stakes. “I remember that movie,” reads an intertitle from Lives of Performers, echoed across Rainer’s filmography: “It’s about all these small betrayals, isn’t it?” Complementing the lineup, as context and counterpoint, are works that feature Rainer as subject or actor, as well as those that influenced her and selections from her fellow travelers in the burgeoning feminist film movement of the 1970s.
Walter Reade Theater
7/21 - 27
A powerful movie about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music, it features some of the greatest music stars of our time. The film stars Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Jesse Ed Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Castillo, Taboo, Martin Scorsese, Quincy Jones, Steven Tyler, Steven Van Zandt, Iggy Pop, Tony Bennett, George Clinton, Slash, Taylor Hawkins, Robert Trujillo, and many more.
Won the Sundance Film festival’s World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling.
Film Forum
7/26 - 8/8
Lincoln Center Film Society: CARLO DI PALMA
Among the most lauded and influential of cinematographers, the late Carlo Di Palma got his start as a camera operator for Vittorio De Sica and Gillo Pontecorvo and made his mark through collaborations with Bernardo Bertolucci, Ettore Scola, and, most crucially, Michelangelo Antonioni. Having inspired a generation of lensers with his work on such seminal sixties films as Red Desert and Blow-Up, he later forged a comparably rich partnership starting in the 1980s with Woody Allen on some of his most beloved films (Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Husbands and Wives). On the occasion of the Film Society’s theatrical run of a new documentary on the influential DP, Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, The Colours of Life (directed by Fariborz Kamkari and produced by Di Palma’s wife, Adriana Chiesa), we revisit an assortment of rarities and masterworks that display the cinematographic richness of Di Palma’s career.
Walter Reade Theater
7/28 - 8?3
One of the year’s most acclaimed and provocative films, Bertrand Bonello’s Nocturama doesn’t just confirm its director’s astonishing command of his medium and his willingness to take audacious risks to explore and understand our endlessly complicated present—it is also unmistakably the work of a consummate, learned cinephile. To lend cinematic context to Nocturama on the occasion of its theatrical run at the Film Society this August, Bonello has selected an assortment of works that were on his mind while crafting his masterful new film. Including such titles as Howard Hawks’s Rio Bravo, Robert Bresson’s The Devil, Probably, John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13, and David Cronenberg’s The Brood, this series illuminates the rich lineages to which Nocturama belongs: metaphysical masterpieces, hangout films, politically charged genre pictures, works that induce chills and profound reflection in equal measure.
Walter Reade Theater
8/18 - 24
Since her indelible 1989 debut feature Sweetie, New Zealand–born Jane Campion has been one of the most distinctive talents in world cinema. The first woman awarded the Palme d’Or at Cannes—for her Oscar-winning 1993 feature The Piano—Campion makes films that reflect a highly personal and idiosyncratic style, influenced by her background in anthropology and painting, and notable for their visual inventiveness, dark sense of humor, and complex depictions of women and sexuality. For four decades now, Campion has moved freely across genres—family melodrama, gothic romance, literary adaptation, farce, suspense-thriller—and also between cinema and television. This September, the Film Society marks the U.S. premiere of the eagerly awaited series Top of the Lake: China Girl (airing on SundanceTV starting in September) with a retrospective survey of Campion’s rich and revelatory body of work, with the director in person for select screenings.
Walter Reade Theater
9/8 - 17
Intelligent, hard moving jazz ensemble mixes saxophonist Strickland's compositions with the likes of Bjork and Stevie Wonder. Includes Ben Williams, bassist and E.J. Strickland, drummer.
Strick Muzik
Joel Frahm saxophonist and Bruce Katz Hammond B3 player jazzes up soulful sounds on this catchy release paying tribute to Aretha Franklin. Not surprisingly, Anat Cohen and Oded Lev-Ari serve as Executive Producers.
Anzic Records
As summer approaches, you might have forgotten about some great releases. Perfect for mindful relaxation, and one of the best is bassist, Charlie Haden's "Sophisticated Ladies." Top vocalists join this award winning musician including Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Ruth Cameron, Renee Fleming and Diana Krall. Yup--from pop to opera and jazz. The combo features Haden (bass) Alan Broadbent (piano/orchestra string arrangements), Ernie Watts (tenor saxophone), and Rodney Green (drums). Take a listen.
This live 2010 recording of the 25th anniversary of Cameron Mackintosh's production will e part of the Broadway revival.
First Night Records
It happened one night, thirty years ago, EYE ON DANCE began broadcasting smart and spicy conversations about all forms of dance to thousands of households week in and week out. In the process, EYE ON DANCE created a bold, living diary of one of the least documented and most invigorating American art forms.

Today the award-winning archive boasts a wealth of irreplaceable content including thousands of original videotaped conversations and performances, reams of hand written research, photographs, publications and associated items. Compounding the solidly researched archive's educational appeal, a substantial portion (40%) of the EYE ON DANCE archive, documents artists of color, artists with AIDS and under-recognized players not chronicled elsewhere. This breathtaking account of our dance heritage will slip away if we do not raise the funds required for the archive's urgent-care and restoration.

Our plan is to complete the processing of all the archival elements and open access to educators, students and the public.
Long regarded as "one of the liveliest and most intelligent programs on the arts" (The New York Times), we invite you to please make a tax-deductible donation of any size to continue the important work of the EYE ON DANCE Archive Legacy Project Warm regards,

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