Talk tits, jugs, and knockers at the burlesque “Surviving to Thriving” breast cancer benefit at Don Hill’s in SoHo tonight! In addition to top burlesque there will be sword swallowing, cabaret, face painting, henna, raffles, Vodka & Domaine De Canton Martini's, delicious desserts(!) and the Sexy Surviving to Thriving Dance Troupe!! All of the funds raised will go to QUALITY OF LIFE PROGRAMS for SURVIVORS.
Celebrate Life! 2009 "Surviving to Thriving! Breast Fest!
It's the 27th century. The world has been at peace for 400 years. A troupe of actors unfamiliar with injustice and war uncovers a woman revolutionist's memoir of finding love during the bloody struggle against burgeoning fascism in the 20th century. The players from the future celebrate the love and courage of the 20th century revolutionists in an operetta, incorporating the eccentric and circus-like movements of early 20th century workers' theater.
3rd Ward is one of our favorite companies for its bottom line commitment to support the arts. This miracle of an organization seems to understand how difficult it is to be a young artist in a big city and offers encouragement and, more so, opportunity.
The Manhattan Children’s Theatre is a wonderful company with a wonderful goal: to produce high quality and affordable theater experiences for children and their families. The material ranges from classic literature to new works, all with the aim to encourage reading, critical thinking, curiosity as well as “communication between children, their families and their educators.”
"I never know what I'm capable of doing before I do it." These words, spoken by Oscar-winning actor Juliette Binoche (Caché, The English Patient, Blue), capture the intrepid spirit—indeed the daring—behind In-I, an intensely visceral dance-theater work conceived, directed, and performed by Binoche and the adventurous British choreographer Akram Khan (Steve Reich @ 70, 2006 Next Wave Festival). Together, these charismatic artists arrive at something entirely new, as an actor dances and a dancer acts.
Shakespeare’s timeless hit Romeo and Juliet will be performed by the Hip to Hip Theater Company in various parks across Queens. Bring the kids and help them understand why Shakespeare is so revered (something I doubt their middle school teacher will convey). This only lasts through August 23rd. Hurry up.
As the song says, "Even old New York was once New Amsterdam." Just think of what the States might be like today if more of our ancestors had been Dutch traders rather than Puritans, a.k.a the people that even the British thought were too uptight to be real. One can only speculate, but I bet we'd have a lot less people in prison for selling pot. Just sayin'.
NY400 is a celebration of the friendship that has existed between our city and the Netherlands over the years, and one of the many featured acts is Nederlands Dans Theater II, famous for being one of the more revolutionary ensembles in the world of modern dance.
Robbi K is a renowned children’s musician who has performed with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Chaka Kahn and Aretha Franklin. With her husband, South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo, they will present a show of storytelling in multiple languages and singing that will move children and adults alike. For an added bonus, their performance is interactive getting the young-ins to sing, clap and giggle with joy. Your kids will beam.