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June 16, 2021

Artistic Activations on Disability, Heroism, Civil Rights Headline July Programming for Restart Stages

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Artistic Activations on Disability, Heroism, and Civil Rights
Headline July Programming for Restart Stages

 

Highlights include:

 

Disability Pride Month celebrations throughout July with virtual and in-person performances and workshops to commemorate the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

 

Premiere of new commission You Are Here, a sculpture, sound, and performance installation conceived by Andrea Miller

 

—First live public performance of The Baptism with Carl Hancock Rux, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Resistance Revival Chorus, and imagery by Carrie Mae Weems to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the passing of the civil rights leaders John Lewis and C.T. Vivian

 

—Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell kicks off Lincoln Center Theater’s concert-cabaret series

 

Premiere of Faces of The Hero, a transatlantic visual arts exhibition in partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, presented in both New York City and Athens through the Stavros Niarchos Foundation – Lincoln Center Agora Initiative

 

—The New York Philharmonic, led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, performs works by Carlos Simon, Mozart, and Stravinsky

 

—The public premiere of a new work composed by Iraqi American multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Amir ElSaffarwith Raga Maqam

 

Silent Discos on The GREEN with DJs Nico DiMarco, Mar Y Sol, and more

 

—First in-person Activate event, Soul Science Lab’s Make a Joyful Noize

 

—Sneak preview screening of Ailey, a new documentary about renowned choreographer Alvin Ailey, presented by Film at Lincoln Center, Dance on Camera Festival, and NEON

 

The Memory of Water, a new performance with Sunken Cages and Migiwa “Miggy” Miyajima in partnership with The Asian American Arts Alliance

 

Chamber Music Society’s Summer Evenings Outdoors concludes this month with evenings of Beethoven and Dvorák, and Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Schumann

 

—Three special Concerts for Kids performances including an interactive, bilingual musical history of Latin bugalú with members of Spanglish Fly

 

—Mimi Lien’s The GREEN and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ Outdoor Reading Room both open daily

 

—Free tickets to all events can be reserved through the TodayTix Lottery, Official Ticketing Partner of Restart Stages, or through Lincoln Center Guest Services

 

—Additional surprise Pop-Up performances of music, dance, art, and weekend family workshops, children’s recitals, and more to take place on The GREEN and across Campus

 

—Restart Stages is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative

 

NEW YORK, NY (June 16, 2021) – Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced new multidisciplinary artistic commissions, performances, workshops and more this coming July to Restart Stages—the outdoor performing arts center constructed on the Lincoln Center campus.

 

As New York continues to emerge from this pandemic, Restart Stages is helping bring back the performing arts sector and contributing to the revival of New York City. Lincoln Center’s 10 outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces and civic venues are being activated by artists, arts organizations, students, and many more from across its campus and the five boroughs.

 

“The energy and connection the arts bring to our city is truly coming back,” said Henry Timms, President and CEO of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. “The creative well found throughout New York City seems endless and is such an inspiration for us all. What a joy to be welcoming audiences and artists from all over the five boroughs to discover anew so much of what makes the city so special.”

 

Restart Stages at Lincoln Center is made possible through the generous support of the Lincoln Center Board of Directors and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) as part of the SNF-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative, a collaboration bringing new approaches in cultural engagement to public spaces.

 

Core to Lincoln Center’s mission is to provide access to the arts for the widest possible audience. This July, the institution shines a light on the work of disabled artists and Disability Pride Month with a series of virtual and in-person performances and workshops to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Performances include Disability Pride Silent Disco featuring DJ Nico DiMarco, a fourth-generation Deaf person, as well as virtual events with Omnium – A Bold New Circus and the kickoff event for a Storytelling and Self-Advocacy Series. More events to be announced in the coming weeks.

 

A special event on July 17 will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the passing of the civil rights leaders John Lewis and C.T. Vivian, marking the first live public performance of The Baptism commission featuring Carl Hancock Rux, Meshell Ndegeocello, and The Resistance Revival Chorus, with imagery by Carrie Mae Weems.

 

July also features new commissions and collaborations—including the transatlantic art exhibition, Faces of the Hero, a partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) and the inaugural collaboration of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative, that examines the meaning of a “hero” and “heroism” through time, and the world premiere of You Are Here, a sculpture, sound, and performance installation conceived by choreographer Andrea Miller with audio portrait subjects that offer windows into their experiences in this past year. The sound installation is free and open to the public on July 14-16, July 18-19, and July 21-23 (11:30 am–6:30 p.m.), and July 17 from 2:30–8:30 p.m. on Hearst Plaza. Ticketed performances begin on July 24.

 

Free tickets to July’s Restart Stages events will be made available through the TodayTix Lottery, the Official Ticketing Partner of Restart Stages. The TodayTix Lottery will open for entries two weeks before the performance and close three days prior to the performance at 12:59 p.m. EDT. Attendees who secure tickets will be required to follow safety protocols. Enter the Lottery through the TodayTix app. For those without access to the app, please call Lincoln Center Guest Services at 212-875-5456 to reserve.*

 

Throughout the month of July, audiences can access The GREEN, the participatory public art installation on Josie Robertson Plaza, and spend a few reflective moments with a book at the Outdoor Reading Room, created by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. New Yorkers may also come across surprise Pop-Up performances in full swing on The GREEN and across campus. Family programs on The GREEN include “Poets on the Plaza”, showcasing youth poets in partnership with Urban Word NYC (July 10, 14 at 12 p.m.), Storytimes in partnership with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts feature Boys Dance! with ABT (July 6 at 12 p.m.) and a musical session based on Aesop’s Fables (July 20 at 12 p.m.), and Pop-Up Workshops include an instrument making workshop (July 3 at 12:30 p.m.), a weaving workshop (July 13 at 12 p.m.), and a jazz dance workshop (July 27 at 12 p.m.). A series of jazz performances will be offered throughout the month in a pop-up jazz venue in Jaffe Drive. Check RestartStages.org for updates.

 

Select Restart Stages events will be live streamed on Lincoln Center and partner organization digital platforms, increasing access nationally and internationally, well beyond those able to travel to the physical campus.

 

All offerings occur outdoors with health and safety protocols in place for artists, audiences, and staff. Designed with expert advice from medical and public health professionals, a variety of safety protocols will be in place, following recommended guidelines as the public health situation evolves.

 

Restart Stages launched on World Health Day, April 7, with a special performance for healthcare workers. It has continued with pop-up performances by ensembles from The Juilliard School, Passion Fruit Dance Company/Tatiana Desardouin in collaboration with Works & Process, the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, and puppeteer Basil Twist. A new art installation, titled “We Belong Here” by Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is currently on view across campus. Building upon the “I Still Believe in Our City” art campaign she created as artist-in-residence with the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the installations offer Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders a respite from grief, a moment of peace, and a sense of pride and hope amidst the brutal attacks and harassment their community has endured.

 

In line with Lincoln Center’s ongoing commitment to reflect the artists and audiences that make up New York City, Lincoln Center is continuing its commitment to civic and community service with Restart Stages. Lincoln Center has partnered with Food Bank For New York City for several food distributions, with the New York Blood Center for blood drives to help address the critical shortage in NYC, and with the City’s new mobile vaccination buses to serve New Yorkers alongside the Campus. Currently, the David Rubenstein Atrium serves as a designated primary election polling place, in partnership with the Board of Elections, and hosts public school graduations for over 3,000 graduates and their families from more than fifteen schools from across the city. Additionally, more food distributions and blood drives will take place throughout the coming months.

 

Restart Stages is developed in coordination with NY PopsUp, part of Governor Cuomo’s New York Arts Revival, in a partnership to help extend reach of the initiative far beyond Lincoln Center’s campus.

 

Since the pandemic began, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has driven efforts to bring the power of the arts to New Yorkers outdoors and digitally—from Love From Lincoln Center concerts for individual essential workers to works of art that elevate the voices and lived experiences of people of color in America, such as Carrie Mae Weems’ installation Resist COVID/Take 6!, Davóne Tines’ Vigil, and digital commissions like The Baptism by Carl Hancock Rux. International collaborations with the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens (SNFCC) will bring new approaches to cultural engagement in both cities. These are just the beginning of a reorientation towards prioritizing openness, access, and inclusive excellence—elevating talent from every corner of the globe and fostering a sense of radical welcome on the campus.

 

Additional programmatic details, including upcoming events for August, will be announced in the coming weeks. All seating for Restart Stages is located on accessible routes and can be removed to make space for mobility devices. For all Restart Stages family programs, social narratives describing entry and seating through images will be available. These are designed for neurodiverse families preparing for new experiences. Captioning will be available via streaming on personal phones or tablets for To Be Baptized: A Performance tribute to John Lewis and C. T. Vivian on July 17. American Sign Language, captioning and live audio description are available for select performances and upon request.

 

*No purchase is necessary to enter the TodayTix Lottery and reserve free tickets for these July performances. The prize value of tickets is $0. The odds of winning tickets depend on the number of eligible entries received. The TodayTix Lottery is open to residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 18 or over. Complete official rules, prize description, and giveaway entry information will be available on the TodayTix website at TodayTix.com.

 

Visit RestartStages.org for updates.

 

Photos and assets are available here.

 

 

***In person press opportunities for Restart Stages are very limited due to mandatory safety protocols and must be arranged in advance with the Lincoln Center Press Office.***

 

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Restart Stages at Lincoln Center July Ticketed Event Schedule

Saturday, July 3 – Saturday, July 31

 

July 3 at 11:30 a.m.

The Isabel and Peter Malkin Stage at Hearst Plaza
Concerts for Kids: Spanglish Fly

“Boogaloo Familia” (featuring members of Spanglish Fly), is an interactive, bilingual musical history of Latin boogaloo, or bugalú. More than just a concert, it is designed to teach children—and their caregivers! —about this fun and culturally significant genre, still relevant today, while also entertaining and engaging the audience. Members of acclaimed NYC Latin boogaloo band Spanglish Fly talk about the roots, sounds, and social impact of bugalú–and how to sing and dance to it!

 

July 6 at 8:00 p.m.

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Mighty Sparrow

Light a candle and hold it up as the Trinidadian Calypso King and inimitable vocalist and storyteller Mighty Sparrow (OBE) brings the Caribbean Island fire to Lincoln Center for a career-spanning set of songs on the eve of his 86th birthday. Mighty Sparrow’s legacy spans nearly the entire history of recordings, from 78s to digital downloads, and his standing in 20th century music ranks alongside the greats of his generation. The preeminent calypsonian’s first performance in America since 2019 will include a selection of his greatest hits from a songwriting catalogue of over 600 tracks and more than 80 albums, including such Carnival classics as “Jean and Dinah,” “Sparrow Dead,” and “Mr. Walker.” For calypso fans both young and old, this promises to be the summer’s must-see concert.

 

July 7 at 7:30 p.m.

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park
Chamber Music Society’s Summer Evenings Outdoors: Beethoven and Dvorák

Shai Wosner, piano; Chad Hoopes, violin; Kristin Lee, violin; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, viola; David Requiro, cello; Xavier Foley, double bass

Program: Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 16 (1796); Dvorák: Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass, Op. 77 (1875)

The art of chamber music is multi-faceted, with composers using their creative forces to constantly re-imagine the myriad possibilities offered by intimate ensembles. From Beethoven’s early piano quartet, a model of classical elegance and efficiency, we will quickly move to Dvorák in a large-scale work which, with the unusual addition of a double bass, is richly orchestral in timbre.

 

July 8 at 8:00 p.m.

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

New York Philharmonic
A Summer Evening with NY Phil and Jaap van Zweden

Program: Carlos Simon: Fate Now Conquers; Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Mozart: Symphony No. 40

Music Director Jaap van Zweden leads the New York Philharmonic in an outdoor performance at Lincoln Center’s Restart Stages. Opening with Carlos Simon’s triumphant Fate Now Conquers, the evening continues with music from Stravinsky’s neoclassical ballet and the symphony in which Mozart speaks in his most personal voice.

 

July 9 at 8:00 p.m.

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Michael Michelle Lynch: An Evening of Soul, Sass and “Hot Peaches” Music

Presented in collaboration with BAAD!

An extravagant and critically acclaimed cabaret performer, Michael Michelle Lynch performed from the ’70s to the ’90s with the groundbreaking political action theater company Hot Peaches, alongside early LGBTQIA+ icons International Chrysis and Marsha P. Johnson. An Evening of Soul, Sass and "Hot Peaches" Music is Lynch's self-penned personal history, a celebration of song and spilled tea spanning the arc of a career that has set the stage for today's drag performers currently blazing their paths toward a more inclusive future. From their Bronx beginnings to their role as an elder statesperson for the community, Lynch delights with original work, sentimental favorites, and classic tunes from Hot Peaches founder Jimmy Camicia, with musical direction by Steven Kaufman and Richard Baskin, Jr.

 

July 9 at 9:00 p.m.

The GREEN

Silent Disco on The GREEN: Soul in the Horn with Natasha Diggs

Groove on The GREEN this summer in the newly reimagined Josie Robertson Plaza at our Silent Disco series, playing outdoor dance party sets in July with a different world-class DJ every time. Our July 9 wizard on the turntables is the famed 45 Queen of Soul in the Horn, Natasha Diggs. Known as one of the most versatile and well-respected DJs in the world, Natasha's deep knowledge of music has enabled her to play for diverse crowds across continents. On any given night, her sets might dip into soul, funk, hip hop, house, reggae, rock, and disco. Ms. Diggs has worked with musical icons Quincy Jones, Q-Tip and David Byrne; toured with Grammy Award winner Lauryn Hill; DJ'd with Erykah Badu; and played for Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, and Damian Marley among many others.

 

July 10 at 7:30 p.m.
The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Chamber Music Society’s Summer Evenings Outdoors: Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Schumann
Orion Weiss, piano; Paul Huang, violin; Matthew Lipman, viola; Jan Vogler, cello
Program: Haydn: Trio in E minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Hob. XV:12 (1789); Mendelssohn: Sonata in F major for Violin and Piano (rev. Menuhin) (1838, rev. 1953); Schumann: Quartet in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 47 (1842)

Works by three masters combine to illustrate the endless and delightful diversity of chamber music. From the “father of the piano trio” Joseph Haydn we hear one of his most sublime examples; from the young genius Mendelssohn a riveting violin sonata; and from history’s most emotional composer, Robert Schumann, the first Romantic era piano quartet that set the stage for Brahms and beyond.

July 12 at 8:00 p.m.

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park
FLC Big Screen Summer: “Ailey” sneak preview screening
Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, Dance on Camera Festival, and NEON

Jamila Wignot’s affectionate portrait of Alvin Ailey moves with the same spirited intensity embodied by the visionary founder of the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Ailey poetically examines how its subject’s fascinating life inspired his passion for dance, suffusing rare archival footage with Ailey’s own words, in addition to interviews with celebrated company dancers and choreographers. Beginning with Ailey’s early experiences in the rural South, which would eventually inspire some of his most memorable works, and culminating in the creation of a dance inspired by his life, this documentary captures the artist’s enduring impact on modern dance and the preservation of the African-American cultural experience with fresh insight. NEON will release Ailey in theaters on July 23rd.

 

July 15 at 8:00 p.m.

Community Stage/Damrosch

Activate: Make a Joyful Noize

Commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of its 125 Commission Project, Make A Joyful Noize is a multimedia universe that blends music, film, interviews, spoken word, and dance to capture the visceral, contagious, and unapologetic energy of black joy. Joy gives us a reason to live, even when it seems life has forsaken us. Black joy is entertainment, therapy, self-love, and salvation. It is the force that allows us to still laugh and love. It is a special magic that sets the world on fire. MAJN presents the majesty of black joy through spirit, pain, resistance, and love as a healing force for transformation. The visual and musical curation is unfiltered and unapologetic Black joy—a special kind of healing and magic that sets the world on fire.

 

July 16 at 8:00 p.m.

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Taylor Made: Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Dr. Billy Taylor

Presented in collaboration with Jazzmobile

Famed NEA Jazz Master pianist, bandleader, composer, and educator Dr. Billy Taylor co-founded Jazzmobile in 1964 to engage and educate the NYC community about the rich American cultural tradition, jazz music! Since 1964, Jazzmobile has presented John Coltrane, Wycliffe Gordon, Camille Thurman, Wynton Marsalis, Jon Batiste, Tia Fuller, and hundreds of emerging artists and greats, reaching over 4 million listeners and students. On the centenary of Dr. Taylor’s birth, Jazzmobile honors his vision with an all-star concert of Taylor’s music, featuring a new rendition of his most popular song, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free,” including, Antonio Hart, sax; with Winard Harper on drums and Chip Jackson on bass, both longtime members of the Billy Taylor Trio.

 

July 16 at 9:00 p.m.

The GREEN

Silent Disco on The GREEN: Rich Medina

Groove on The GREEN this summer in the newly reimagined Josie Robertson Plaza at our Silent Disco series, playing hot dance party sets in July with a different world-class DJ every time. We’re sure you’ll agree that the only thing better than going out dancing is dancing outside under the stars! Our July 16 maestro behind the wheels of steel is Philadelphia’s own Rich Medina. Medina is a veteran resident of famed NYC clubs including Santos Party House, Cielo, Output and APT. A finely honed ear for obscure tracks and an encyclopedic knowledge of soul, afrobeat, hip-hop, and house make Rich Medina the kind of artist who spins both your favorite songs and soon-to-be favorite songs.

 

July 17 at 11:00 a.m.

The Isabel and Peter Malkin Stage at Hearst Plaza

Concerts for Kids: Story Pirates

Story Pirates believe kids are creative geniuses, which is why their shows feature stories written by kids, brought to life by talented comedians and musicians. From the stages of Kennedy Center to classrooms across the country, Story Pirates, the creators of the top podcast for kids and families, provide unforgettable experiences that inspire young authors to write. The show features classic stories written by kids, the debut of brand-new stories, and improv comedy based on ideas of kids in the audience! "Have you not seen Story Pirates yet? Get on that." – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

July 17 at 8:00 p.m.

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

To Be Baptized: A Performance tribute to John Lewis and C. T. Vivian

Featuring a screening of The Baptism

Written by Carl Hancock Rux, Directed by Carrie Mae Weems, Music by Meshell Ndegeocello

Live Performance by Rux, Christopher Bruce and The Resistance Revival Chorus

On the one-year anniversary of the passing of the civil rights leaders John Lewis and C.T. Vivian, this celebration of civic engagement begins with the poet-performer Carl Hancock Rux, guitarist Chris Bruce and The Resistance Revival Chorus performing Rux’s The Baptism live over a projection of director Carrie Mae Weems’ moving images. The Baptism is a Lincoln Center commission that Rux and Weems with songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello crafted to honor Lewis and Vivian. The event continues with a panel discussion considering the power and responsibilities of contemporary American citizenhood and the role of the arts in helping us grapple with critical issues and move our society forward. This event will have live captioning.

 

July 21-23 and August 12-14 at 8:00 p.m.

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Lincoln Center Theater

Brian Stokes Mitchell: Out with the Old, In with the New

Lincoln Center Theater welcomes back Broadway’s favorite leading man, Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, when he returns to Lincoln Center with an evening of song titled Out with the Old, In with the New. “Stokes,” whose velvet baritone has been captivating Broadway audiences since the 1990s, will perform a wide range of songs, contemporary as well as favorites from the American songbook and Broadway, to celebrate our finally moving forward from the shadows of this pandemic. Accompanied by a trio of musicians led by music director Tedd Firth.

 

July 23 at 9:00 p.m.

The GREEN

Silent Disco on The GREEN: DJ Mar Y Sol

Groove on The GREEN this summer in the newly reimagined Josie Robertson Plaza at our Silent Disco series, playing hot dance party sets in July with a different world-class DJ every night. We’re sure you’ll agree that the only thing better than going out dancing is dancing outside under the stars! Our July 23 all-star on the turntables is DJ Mar Y Sol. A Lincoln Center favorite, renowned for her skills as house DJ for the David Rubenstein Atrium’s long-running celebration of Latin culture, ¡VAYA! 63, Mar Y Sol is an acknowledged expert in contemporary and classic Afro-Caribbean music. Her incendiary set of salsa deep cuts will appeal to novice and expert salseras and salseros alike.

 

July 24-July 30, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (Sound installation will open at 6:00 pm, prior to showtime, for ticketed guests)

Hearst Plaza

You Are Here

Conceived by Andrea Miller

Choreographer and Co-Director: Andrea Miller

Co-Director: Lynsey Peisinger

Sound Artist: Justin Hicks

Production Designer: Mimi Lien

Costume Designer: Oana Botez

Dramaturge: Iyvon E.

 

Portrait performers: Bruce Adolphe, Kiri Avelar, Jessica Chen, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Ryan Dobrin, Javon Egyptt/Egyptt LaBeija, Jermaine Greaves, David Grossman, Milosz Grzywacz, Alphonso Horne, Lila Lomax, Cassie Mey, Muriel Miguel, Ryan Opalanietet, Elijah Schreiner, Alexandra Siladi, Paul Smithyman, Han Dae Soo, Taylor Stanley, Jen Suragiat, KJ Takahashi, Fatou Thiam, Susan Thomasson, Gabriella Torres, Valarie Wong

 

Dancers: Lauryn Hayes, Christopher Kinsey, Nouhoum Koita, Misa Lucyshyn, Gary Reagan, Connor Speetjens, Taylor Stanley, Haley Sung, Georgia Usborne, Amadi Washington

 

You Are takes on the processing and sharing of this past year, bringing together story, dance, song, and reflection from members within the Lincoln Center family—including an educator, an usher, a security guard, an opera singer, a NYCB apprentice, all alongside awe-inspiring New Yorkers from across the city. From July 24–30, the audio portraits and sculptures that are on display earlier in July are gradually replaced by live performances by the Lincoln Center and New York community participants, each featuring several portraits now brought to life, co-directed by Andrea Miller and Lynsey Peisinger, with choreography by Miller—performed by GALLIM dancers.

You Are Here is made possible by Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative and Jody and John Arnhold, Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund

 

July 24 at 8:00 p.m.

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

A Summery Caramelized Comeback: Return of the Burnt Sugar Mystery Tour

Avant Groidd bandleader and Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber founder Greg Tate says the Butch Morris-inspired “Conduction” he uses to drive the funk-fusion ensemble is a method “akin to Mickey Mouse in Fantasia.” That vision of playful improvisation, raucous power and pure magic neatly captures the spirit of this accomplished musical collective of Lincoln Center favorites.

 

For their first performance since early 2020, this 15-piece electroacoustic incarnation of BSAC reclaims Damrosch Park to electrify with an evening of exhilaratingly danceable fun and Afrofuturistic frolic, blasting a set of high-octane originals and archly outrageous variations of Gershwin classics.

 

July 24 at 9:00 p.m.

The GREEN

Silent Disco on The GREEN: DJ Nico DiMarco

Groove on The GREEN this summer in the reimagined Josie Robertson Plaza at our Silent Disco series, playing hot dance party sets in July with a different world-class DJ every time. We’re sure you’ll agree that the only thing better than going out dancing is dancing outside under the stars! In celebration of Disability Pride Month, join the disability community and allies with special guest DJ Nico DiMarco on July 24. DiMarco is a fourth-generation Deaf person whose physical relationship with sound provides him a uniquely haptic understanding of music. His bass-heavy sets give hearing audiences the opportunity to share dance tracks the same way DiMarco experiences them. His tens of thousands of social media followers can confirm: you'll truly be feeling the beat.

 

July 25 at 8:00 p.m.

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Egúngún Síwájú: Elevation, Emergence and Empowerment

Presented in collaboration with Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and THE FADARA GROUP

With Special Guest Curator Chief Ayanda Clarke, Ajíbílù Awo of Osogboland

Egúngún Síwájú: Elevation, Emergence, and Empowerment is a healing celebration of ancestral African Diasporic masking traditions. Through music, song, and ritual performance, this program powerfully affirms “Isèse L’agbà,” signifying that traditional ways are the elder. The theme acknowledges the role Egúngún (ancestors) can play in propelling our community forward so that we emerge, post-pandemic, empowered, and energized.

 

July 30 at 8:00 p.m.

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

The Memory of Water

Featuring Sunken Cages + Migiwa “Miggy” Miyajima

Presented in collaboration with the Asian American Arts Alliance

The Memory of Water is a full-length creative collaboration between beat-based experimental artist Ravish Momin, performing as Sunken Cages with guest dancer Ishita Mili, and composer/performer Migiwa "Miggy" Miyajima with her quintet featuring musicians Steve Wilson, Freddie Hendrix, Pete McCann, and Noriko Ueda. Memory addresses the power of oceans, with visuals depicting how water shapes our lives and music that evokes memories of the Japanese waters and the tenacious resiliency of the 2011 tsunami survivors. The performance culminates with the world premiere of “The Golden Miracles,” composed by Miyajima, featuring a blending of Sunken Cages' beguiling visual and electronic textures alongside the acoustics of Miyajima’s ensemble. “Miracles” is a dedication to all American immigrants, the ancestors of today’s New Yorkers, who came here from beyond our immediate waters.

 

July 30 at 9:00 p.m.

The GREEN

Silent Disco on The GREEN: Universal Hip Hop Museum

Presented in collaboration with the Universal Museum of HipHop, featuring DJ Jazzy Joyce, Cutman LG and Grand Wizzard Theodore

Groove on The GREEN this summer in the newly reimagined Josie Robertson Plaza at our Silent Disco series, playing hot dance party sets in July with a different world-class DJ every time. We’re sure you’ll agree that the only thing better than going out dancing is dancing outside under the stars! Our July 30 silent disco brings you not one, but THREE all-star DJs, courtesy of the newly founded Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx. The Museum’s Executive and Founding Member Cutman LG; DJ Jazzy Joyce, one of the few women to win the legendary New Music Seminar DJ battles; and Grand Wizzard Theodore, who’s universally acknowledged as the inventor of the scratch, represent the best of the best in the genre.

 

July 31 at 12:00 p.m.

The Isabel and Peter Malkin Stage at Hearst Plaza

Concerts for Kids: Elena Moon Park and Friends

Elena Moon Park and Friends celebrate folk and children’s music from all over the globe, with an emphasis on East and Southeast Asia, plus original songs, reinterpreted to mix various musical traditions, languages, styles, and stories. These tunes range from northern Japanese sea shanties to Tibetan jump rope rhymes, original energetic songs and lullabies in English, and Taiwanese train songs. The artists invite families and people of all ages to join them in singing in many languages, dancing, hand clapping, and joyously celebrating song, language and story together.

 

 

July 31 at 8:00 p.m.

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Raga Maqam

Raga Maqam—a collaboration between Brooklyn Raga Massive, The India Center Foundation, and Lincoln Center—explores the shared threads of Indian ragas and Iraqi maqam, the venerable tradition of structured-improvisatory composition. A public premiere of new work composed by Iraqi American multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Amir ElSaffar in conjunction with members of Brooklyn Raga Massive and maqam virtuosos from NYC and beyond, Raga Maqam imbues fresh life to their unique conversation between these ancient styles. Raga Maqam’s 15-performer ensemble unites a combo of virtuosic artists hailing from America, India, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Jordan, and Turkey with instrumentation just as eclectic as its musicians, featuring masters of the santur, oud, violin, sitar, bansuri, kamancheh and tabla.

 

 

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About TodayTix

TodayTix takes the drama out of theater ticketing. With prices that can’t be beat, an app and website that are simply enjoyable, and all the theater you could ever imagine — it’s created a new generation of theatergoers.

 

TodayTix set out to get more people to the theater by taking the confusion out of buying tickets. The company made a traditional industry adapt to today’s audiences with an easy-to-use app, an impressive variety of shows, and first-to-market digital Lottery and mobile Rush programs (which have generated over 400 million impressions on social media). With its seamless platform and impressive reach, TodayTix works with over 1,600 partners in 16 markets to attract and engage audiences from around the world. Since launch in 2013, over six million theatergoers across the world have enjoyed a show because of it.

 

TodayTix is part of TodayTix Group, theatre’s one-stop-shop but not one-size-fits-all distribution network combining unparalleled inventory with an expansive consumer ecosystem built for global audiences.


To learn more, download TodayTix for iOS or Android or visit www.todaytix.com

 

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Restart Stages is made possible by Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative

 

Major support provided by First Republic Bank

 

Additional support provided by BNY Mellon, Cleary Gottlieb, Warburg Pincus, Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.) Inc., the Scully Peretsman Foundation, Shari and Jeff Aronson, and Lincoln Center’s 20/21 Donors and Members

 

Endowment support is provided by Oak Foundation, PepsiCo Foundation, The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund

 

In-kind support is provided by United Staging and Rigging, Worldstage, Inc., Audio, Inc., Hudson Scenic Studio, and TGIF Event Services

 

Lincoln Center’s artistic excellence is made possible by the dedication and generosity of our board members

 

Operation of Lincoln Center’s public plazas is supported in part with public funds provided by the City of New York

 

Public support for Lincoln Center is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Gonzalo Casals, Commissioner, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center

 

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For more information, please contact:

Isabel Sinistore

[email protected]

212-671-4195

 

Desiree Naranjo

[email protected]

212-875-5078

 

Jenni Klauder

[email protected]

212-875-5490

 

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