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Rashaad Newsome

Rashaad Newsome

November 7

“[Newsome’s] work is irreverent and brazen. It is deeply referential. It is decisive. It is disruptive. It is king.”
–Forbes

Multidisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome creates a site-specific work in the Veterans Room, bringing together video installation, collage, sculpture, and live performance to create a truly interdisciplinary experience in his ongoing exploration of questions around pedigree, gender, and race.

Barbara Hannigan & Reinbert de Leeuw

Barbara Hannigan & Reinbert de Leeuw

November 16 & 18

“Barbara Hannigan sings the songs of Erik Satie as if she’s sitting next to you, whispering and cooing across the kitchen table with sufficient breathiness, soft edges and exquisite spaciousness to match Reinbert de Leeuw’s sweet-melancholy piano chords.”
–The Guardian (UK)

Soprano Barbara Hannigan makes her U.S. recital debut with a duo of programs that showcase her versatility and superb musicianship, including an artfully curated look at the Second Viennese School and an exploration of the work of French composer Erik Satie.

Jo Lawry & Kavita Shah

Jo Lawry & Kavita Shah

November 21

“[Lawry is] an Australian jazz singer with a spring-like tone, a nimble technique and a grasp of shading and pacing…”
–The New York Times

Jazz meets folk while heartbreak meets humor in the sparkling original songs of Australian-born Jo Lawry, and Kavita Shah places seemingly eclectic songs, instruments, and artists in dialogue with one another to create a new type of jazz with global sensibilities in this thrilling double bill.

A Room in India

A Room in India

December 5–20

“it is a spectacle full of surprises…a joyful, funny, four hour show, even as it collides with the evil of our world…It is theater as Mnouchkine likes it: alive, dynamic, colorful, sung–danced, corporal and stylized”
–Le Monde

After astonishing Armory audiences in 2009, Ariane Mnouchkine and her visionary collective, Théâtre du Soleil, return for the North American premiere of this landmark new work, following the adventures of a touring French theater company stranded in India without a director while the world around them falls into disarray.

Support for Park Avenue Armory’s artistic season has been generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Marc Haas Foundation, the Leon Levy Foundation, the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, and the Isak and Rose Weinman Foundation.

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