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January treats

It’s not hard to stay busy and entertained in the Big Apple. There’s theater and dance everywhere around town.

photo by Ian Douglas: McGinn & Again is a multidisciplinary family art collective initiated by James and Jen McGinn.
photo by Ian Douglas: McGinn & Again is a multidisciplinary family art collective initiated by James and Jen McGinn. Pictured, World Premiere, Over the River | Through the Woods

We’ve picked a few interesting highl points for the first couple of weeks coming up:

McGinn & Again is the multi-disciplinary family collective of James and Jen McGinn. The brother and sister maintain professional autonomy as artists, but their working practices often produce collaborative projects. They can be found downtown in a couple of venues in the coming days.

Movement Research @ The Judson Church
Monday January 11, 2016 @ 8pm
Over the River | Through the Woods 
American Realness @ Abrons Art Center
Saturday January 16, 2016 @ 5:30pm
Sunday January 17, 2016 @ 7pm

January 13-31 at the Abrons Art Center and American Realness present the world premiere of  Erin Markey’s A Ride On The Irish Cream, directed by Jordan Fein. A Ride On The Irish Cream is an insightful yet playful performance art musical that investigates how childhood effects our adult intimacies.

Interdisciplinary is not just a hackneyed discription for entertainments that veer into the space between performance, music, plastic arts at PS122’s annual COIL Festival. Working with new technologies and through installations, live and virtual practices, PS122 is committed to redefining how, where and when performance is experienced.

 

There are four theatrical premieres in the 11th annual COIL, including the well-researched Confirmation. Broadway-bound director Rachel Chavkin (Great Comet) has collaborated with Chris Thorpe to create Confirmation,  which runs from January 13-17. Exploring the psychological phenomenon of Confirmation Bias, the piece attempts to have an honorable dialogue, bothreal and imagined, with political extremism.

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade presents the Cave Theatre Company’s production of Toni Press-Coffman’s Touch, directed by James Masciovecchio and running January 14-24 at UNDER St. Marks. Touch has previously been produced at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Theatre of N.O.T.E. in Los Angeles, as well as other theatres throughout the United States and Europe.

 

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