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Things to do this week in NYC Apr 7-Apr 14: Cultural Arts

April 7, 2012 - by CG Directory Editor

Dance, art galleries, museums, lectures -- you name it, there are plenty of things to do in NYC. From the New York City Ballet, to Alvin Ailey, from performances at the Metropolitan Opera, to live music at Madison Square Garden, New York has it all. Here is a selection of what's going on in New York this week.

zoe | juniper - A Crack in Everything - New York Live Arts
Through April 07, 2012 -

An experiment in permeability and containment, aggression and catharsis, A Crack in Everything seeks to expand and examine the liminal space between action-reaction, cause-effect, and before-after. The installation and performance are meditations on moments that divide people's lives into these linear experiences of time and how our memory creates its own separate physical life, space and time.

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor - The Town Hall
April 07, 2012 -

Today, A Prairie Home Companion is heard by more than 4 million listeners each week on some 590 public radio stations, and abroad on America One and the Armed Forces Networks in Europe and the Far East. Join host Garrison Keillor -- Guy Noir, Dusty and Lefty, and the News from Lake Wobegon -- as PHC returns to The Town Hall stage.

Bigger Than Jesus - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Through April 07, 2012 - New York

This acclaimed production from Montreal explores Christianity in a way that only theater can: creatively, playfully and critically all at once. Creators Rick Miller (performer) and Daniel Brooks (director) respectfully challenge religious tradition using sketches, parodies and theatrical wonder to create this outrageously clever parable for the Internet age. Five countries, four languages and a myriad of awards after its inception in 2003, Bigger Than Jesus has become an international success story. Over the past year, the production has been on tour worldwide in three languages and interest has been shown in countries as diverse as Israel and Iran for future presentations. Bigger Than Jesus is a truly unique theatrical experience that is at times educational, at times enlightening and always entertaining. A WYRD Production with Necessary Angel Theatre Company “…a fast-paced, thought-provoking ride." Variety http://nyuskirball.org//calendar/biggerthanjesus

DanceBrazil - Joyce Theater
Through April 08, 2012 -

Applauded for its "high-octane, high-flying" (The New York Times) fusion of African dance forms, modern dance and capoeira, the company performs Dance like a Fight - Fight like a Dance, a sensuous, fast-paced new work by Artistic Director Jelon Vieira that draws upon the ongoing dialogue of a capoeira roda, (the circle where capoeira lives). Also on the program—the revival of last season's hit Batuke, a hard-driving piece exploding with the rhythms created by smooth samba steps, capoeira lethal kicks, and the stick dance Maculelé.

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor - The Town Hall
April 14, 2012 -

Today, A Prairie Home Companion is heard by more than 4 million listeners each week on some 590 public radio stations, and abroad on America One and the Armed Forces Networks in Europe and the Far East. Join host Garrison Keillor -- Guy Noir, Dusty and Lefty, and the News from Lake Wobegon -- as PHC returns to The Town Hall stage.

Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times - Discovery Times Square
Through April 15, 2012 - New York

Take a fascinating archaeological journey through the Holy Land. This rare exhibit features the famed Dead Sea Scrolls, a stone from the Western Wall from the Second Temple in Jerusalem and more than 500 never-before-seen artifacts from biblical times. Experience firsthand the traditions, beliefs and iconic objects of ancient Israel that impact world religions today.

Last Touch First - Joyce Theater
Through April 15, 2012 -

Last Touch First, one of the most intriguing productions on the Joyce spring roster, was created by world-renowned choreographer Ji?í Kylián and dancer Michael Schumacher for the 2008 Holland Dance Festival. Based on Kylián's Last Touch, created for Nederlands Dans Theater in 2003, this haunting hour-long work, performed in profoundly slow motion, "eschews physical virtuosity for control, subtlety and timing." (The Guardian,) as it penetrates the desperation, madness, and isolation involved in the "persistent pursuit of the hopeless." Ballettanz

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