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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

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Daniel Beaty: Emergency

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8pm and Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3pm

 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2017-18 Season at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8pm and Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3pm with Daniel Beaty: Emergency.

 

When a slave ship emerges out of the Hudson River in present-day New York Harbor, the city and the nation are sent into near-hysteria as they try to understand this bizarre and unexplainable phenomenon. Award-winning actor/writer/poet/community activist Daniel Beaty portrays more than 40 characters in this solo theatrical tour-de-force as he explores our shared humanity and what it means to be free. Through the characters’ various testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves an intricately woven, witty, and moving commentary on modern African American life. "We can overcome if we change the way we see, see ourselves, see our past, see our possibility." - Daniel Beaty from Emergency

 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn

Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org

Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm

Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331

 

Multibuy discounts (three or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices. Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances at Brooklyn College. A 50% discount for children ages 12 and under is offered for select performances. Discounts are also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, active/retired military personnel, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.

 

Brooklyn Center’s 2017-18 Season continues with:

Kenny Barron (solo piano)

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8pm

Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn
Tickets: $35

Praised by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the top jazz pianists in the world,” NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron has an unmatched elegance, melodic sensibility, and rhythmic mastery. He has received eleven GRAMMY® nods, most recently in 2017 for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, and is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association. Don’t miss this intimate solo performance by a masterful artist who Jazz Weekly calls “the most lyrical piano player of our time.”
 

Alicia Olatuja

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8pm

Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn
Tickets: $30

“[A] singer with a strong, lustrous tone and an amiably regal presence onstage.” – The New York Times

Brooklyn’s own Alicia Olatuja first received national recognition for her soaring solo with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Obama’s second inauguration, and has since established herself as one of this generation’s most versatile and elegant jazz artists. Her sublime voice has graced the stage of major venues across the country with a combination velvety tone and vibrant confidence. Drawing from a wide range of musical influences—from classical and gospel, to jazz and R&B—she returns home to Brooklyn with her scintillating jazz stylings.

 

Step Afrika!

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 3pm & 8pm

Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn
Tickets: $35

With its origins in African American fraternities and sororities, stepping is known for its intricate, synchronized patterns of stomps, kicks, claps, and call-and-response. As the world’s first professional company dedicated to this art form, the dancers of Step Afrika! use their bodies as instruments, integrating stepping with African traditional dance and other dance forms to create a high-energy, sharply choreographed, and incredibly entertaining performance.

 

About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.

 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 2017-18 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
 

Major support for the 2017-18 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, The Howard Gilman Foundation, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Media Group, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2017-18 season.

 

Brooklyn Center’s presentations of Alicia Olatuja is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Annette Robinson and Helene Weinstein; New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams; New York City Council Cultural Affairs Committee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer; New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl. 

FROM THE ASHES  | Open: 11/08/17 Close: 11/08/17
Liu Brooklyn presents: From the Ashes, a documentary produced by Radical Media in partnership with Bloomberg.org presented by National Geographic Documentary Films. The film takes a compelling and often heartbreaking look at what's at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Premieres on November 8, 2017 at 6pm. 


About the Company: Kumble Theater

      

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus is a dynamic, state-of-the art performance venue serving one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country. It is designed to nourish artistic exploration and development by students and other emerging artists while providing the entire community greater access to an exciting range of Broadway-quality, classical and cutting-edge professional performances.

Impeccably crafted for the dramatic and technical demands of dance, music and theatrical productions, this elegant, 320-seat theater provides finely tuned acoustics and top-tier lighting, projection and other electronic capabilities. With a stage featuring a sprung floor extending to the seating area, the theater fosters an intimacy between performers and their audiences.

This extraordinary theater was made possible through the generosity of Long Island University Trustee Steven J. Kumble. It is part of an ambitious Campus renovation that created an extensive performing arts complex also featuring a black box theater, dance studios and a glass-enclosed art gallery. Among other major supporters of the performing arts complex are the EAB/Citigroup Foundation, through Long Island University Board of Trustees Chair Edward Travaglianti, trustees Bruce C. Ratner and Donald H. Elliott, the City of New York and the Independence Community Foundation.

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts reflects Long Island University's dedication to awaken, enlighten and expand the minds of its students. Expressed in its motto Urbi et Orbi, the mission of Long Island University since 1926 has been to open the doors of the city and the world to women and men of all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who wish to achieve the satisfaction of the educated life and to serve the public good.

 

 

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio  | Open: 02/25/17 Close: 02/25/17
Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8pm

Kumble Theatre

Located in: LIU- Brooklyn

Address: LIU- Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:(718) 488-1624

Master of the Hammond B-3 organ for more than five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled figure in the soul-jazz movement. Recently honored by the National Endowment for the Arts as a 2017 Jazz Master, the nation’s highest award in jazz, he has been featured on more than 70 albums and has performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues, and R&B giants in the industry. Always ahead of the curve, his unpredictable, insatiable musical taste has led him to record everything from covers of the Beatles, the Stylistics, and the Eurythmics, to tribute albums of Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, and Beck. Performing with his trio, the good doctor gives a generous dose of funky soul and deep jazz sounds.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College

presents

Coyote’s Dance

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2pm

 

 

“An interactive spectacle... imaginatively incarnated by Treehouse Shakers.”

The New York Times

 

 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 family series on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2pm with Treehouse Shakers’ production of the original dance-play, Coyote’s Dance. This interactive spectacle leads young audiences into the remarkable world of Coyote, the infamous mischief-maker from Native American cultures.

 

Performances of Coyote’s Dance will be at the Kumble Theater, located at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus in downtown Brooklyn, not at Brooklyn Center’s regular venue, Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College. The production is recommended for ages four to ten. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

 

About Coyote’s Dance

Written and choreographed by Treehouse Shakers’ co-founders Mara McEwin and Emily Bunning, with music by award-winning musicians Roderick Jackson and the First Women’s Nation a cappella group, Ulali, Coyote’s Dance envelops the culture and story of Coyote, whose exploits are recounted among many North American Indian Nations. Audiences follow Coyote as he humorously tries to turn himself blue with the help of a songbird, outwit a sly and handsome Fox for his eagle feathered-robe, and dances with the mesmerizing stars in the universe. The set, compiled of several trampolines, keeps audiences thoroughly awe-struck as Coyote and friends fly, jump and dance through the air. The engaging contemporary dance, live music, and beautiful costumes will have even the youngest of audience members dancing and laughing in their seats. The performance runs 45 minutes with no intermission and is recommended for children ages four and up.

 

About Treehouse Shakers

Founded in 1997 in New York City, Treehouse Shakers’ mission is to create original dance-plays that encourage multi-generational audiences to experience a connection to their community. Their young audience programming is unique in its offering young audiences a guided look at modern dance through

powerful and meaningful theater. Their work is sometimes the first performance, specifically in viewing dance, which many young people experience. Treehouse Shakers creates work that experiments with

narrative styles and explores the story’s elements through the abstractions of modern dance. Their

performance repertoire includes 13 original works that addresses every age-level within youth programming. As one of New York’s only dance-theater companies solely creating original work for young audiences, their goal is to provide inventive, intelligent and engaging performances that nurture creative thought and inspire dialog. They strive to create the highest caliber work that will stimulate, connect and entertain audience members. Ever increasing their reach, they tour nationally and partner with local schools and non-profits to provide 1,000+ free and discounted tickets to underserved and low-income youth and families. Complimenting performances, Treehouse Shakers provides teacher trainings and residencies for students that focus on the art of dance and storytelling.

 

Treehouse Shakers was named for the wonders of nature, the power of imagination and the excitement of dance. The treehouse, like the theater, is a sacred space where imagination is the most potent currency and stories are the roots of the world.

 

Visit BrooklynCenter.org for a complete season lineup.

 

Coyote’s Dance
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2pm
Kumble Theatre at Long Island University

1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Recommended for ages four and up
Tickets: $15

Box Office: BrooklynCenter.org or 718-951-4500 (Tue– Sat, 1pm – 6pm)

 

About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.

 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 2016-17 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
 

Major support for the 2016-17 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, The Howard Gilman Foundation, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Media Group, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2016-17 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.
 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Annette Robinson and Helene Weinstein; New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams; New York City Council Cultural Affairs Committee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer; New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.

MAN UP INC. PRESENTS: THE MEETING  | Open: 08/15/15 Close: 08/15/15
The Meeting is an engaging and intelligent play depicting a fictional secret meeting between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. following the bombing of Malcolm X's home and shortly before he was assassinated, Malcolm X and Martin meet in a room inside the historical Hotel Teresa. This riveting play deals with issues that are still relevant today such as war abroad, inner city despair and Black self-empowerment, the impact of these two men with different ideologies, and how they shared a common understanding of the plight of the African American.

This performance is a fundraiser for MAN UP! INC whose mission is to serve urban neighborhoods as a multi-cultural, social service agency for neighborhood improvement and for the complete understanding of emergency preparedness!.
 


About the Company: Kumble Theater

      

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus is a dynamic, state-of-the art performance venue serving one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country. It is designed to nourish artistic exploration and development by students and other emerging artists while providing the entire community greater access to an exciting range of Broadway-quality, classical and cutting-edge professional performances.

Impeccably crafted for the dramatic and technical demands of dance, music and theatrical productions, this elegant, 320-seat theater provides finely tuned acoustics and top-tier lighting, projection and other electronic capabilities. With a stage featuring a sprung floor extending to the seating area, the theater fosters an intimacy between performers and their audiences.

This extraordinary theater was made possible through the generosity of Long Island University Trustee Steven J. Kumble. It is part of an ambitious Campus renovation that created an extensive performing arts complex also featuring a black box theater, dance studios and a glass-enclosed art gallery. Among other major supporters of the performing arts complex are the EAB/Citigroup Foundation, through Long Island University Board of Trustees Chair Edward Travaglianti, trustees Bruce C. Ratner and Donald H. Elliott, the City of New York and the Independence Community Foundation.

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts reflects Long Island University's dedication to awaken, enlighten and expand the minds of its students. Expressed in its motto Urbi et Orbi, the mission of Long Island University since 1926 has been to open the doors of the city and the world to women and men of all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who wish to achieve the satisfaction of the educated life and to serve the public good.

 

 

Spice of the Caribbean Cultural Group directed by Magnum Carr, featuring D ' Oro Dance Ensemble directed by Dwayne Fullwood and Reflection Theater Co-op directed by Mils James present an evening of Dance O' 'Rama', performing a variety of rhythmic Caribbean Folk, African, Reggae, Jazz and Modern dance.

 


About the Company: Kumble Theater

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus is a dynamic, state-of-the art performance venue serving one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country. It is designed to nourish artistic exploration and development by students and other emerging artists while providing the entire community greater access to an exciting range of Broadway-quality, classical and cutting-edge professional performances.

Impeccably crafted for the dramatic and technical demands of dance, music and theatrical productions, this elegant, 320-seat theater provides finely tuned acoustics and top-tier lighting, projection and other electronic capabilities. With a stage featuring a sprung floor extending to the seating area, the theater fosters an intimacy between performers and their audiences.

This extraordinary theater was made possible through the generosity of Long Island University Trustee Steven J. Kumble. It is part of an ambitious Campus renovation that created an extensive performing arts complex also featuring a black box theater, dance studios and a glass-enclosed art gallery. Among other major supporters of the performing arts complex are the EAB/Citigroup Foundation, through Long Island University Board of Trustees Chair Edward Travaglianti, trustees Bruce C. Ratner and Donald H. Elliott, the City of New York and the Independence Community Foundation.

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts reflects Long Island University's dedication to awaken, enlighten and expand the minds of its students. Expressed in its motto Urbi et Orbi, the mission of Long Island University since 1926 has been to open the doors of the city and the world to women and men of all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who wish to achieve the satisfaction of the educated life and to serve the public good.

ASHA DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS: THE DESOLATION OF LOVE  | Open: 05/09/15 Close: 05/09/15
The Desolation of Love explores the declining action of love in the world today. Hate, greed, and vanity have filled the hearts of many but, not all. ASHA Dance Company along with guest artists Ntrinsik Movement and soloist Patricia Carby invite you to join them on a journey of love, hate and hope through dance.
 


About the Company: Kumble Theater

      

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus is a dynamic, state-of-the art performance venue serving one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country. It is designed to nourish artistic exploration and development by students and other emerging artists while providing the entire community greater access to an exciting range of Broadway-quality, classical and cutting-edge professional performances.

Impeccably crafted for the dramatic and technical demands of dance, music and theatrical productions, this elegant, 320-seat theater provides finely tuned acoustics and top-tier lighting, projection and other electronic capabilities. With a stage featuring a sprung floor extending to the seating area, the theater fosters an intimacy between performers and their audiences.

This extraordinary theater was made possible through the generosity of Long Island University Trustee Steven J. Kumble. It is part of an ambitious Campus renovation that created an extensive performing arts complex also featuring a black box theater, dance studios and a glass-enclosed art gallery. Among other major supporters of the performing arts complex are the EAB/Citigroup Foundation, through Long Island University Board of Trustees Chair Edward Travaglianti, trustees Bruce C. Ratner and Donald H. Elliott, the City of New York and the Independence Community Foundation.

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts reflects Long Island University's dedication to awaken, enlighten and expand the minds of its students. Expressed in its motto Urbi et Orbi, the mission of Long Island University since 1926 has been to open the doors of the city and the world to women and men of all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who wish to achieve the satisfaction of the educated life and to serve the public good.

 

 

Join the LIU Brooklyn Music Program for its annual Spring Music Concert featuring performances by the LIU Chorus, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble along with solo performances by LIU Brooklyn music majors. In addition the Music Program will present on Thursday, May 7 at 1PM an instrumental Jazz and solo vocal Jazz showcase by its students.
 

Join The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) at LIU Brooklyn as they premiere a documentary featuring the musical artist Kool Moe Dee entitled, A Life in the Day of Kool Moe Dee. Following the screening and Q&A, Kool Moe Dee and company will perform some of his popular tunes.

LPP at LIU Brooklyn is a college readiness and workforce development program for high school students. Proceeds from the evening will support direct services such as academic instruction and training sessions provided by LPP for high school students. 

 

LOSING THE SIGNAL AND IMOVE  | Open: 04/29/15 Close: 04/29/15
Roots&Branches Theater, an acclaimed inter-generational theater company of performers age 90-20, presents two original theater performances based on the theme of technology.  In Losing the Signal, an original play created by Eva Burgess & Dan Trujillo with R&B, elders and youth struggle with connections made and connections lost, and not just with smartphones. In iMove, multigenerational dance artist Sasha Soreff and R&B use movement and words to travel through ninety years of memories of first Victolas, TVs, ATMs and beepers. The performance includes an opportunity for the audience to share their own memories.

 

Celebrate dance with the LIU Brooklyn Dance Program's Spring Concert featuring choreography by guest artist in residence - Donna Uchizono, guest artist and faculty member Alexandra Beller, as well as LIU Dance majors. 
 

Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 5PM to 6:30PM (Reception)
6:30PM to 8PM (Panel Discussion)

Panelists Gary Trudeau (Doonesbury), Jules Feiffer (Feiffer), and Django Gold (The Onion) discuss the role of comics and satire in light of the recent Paris terrorist attacks with George Polk curator and moderator Ron Rosenbaum

The George Polk Awards are conferred annually to honor special achievement in journalism. They were established by Long Island University in 1949 to commemorate Polk, a CBS correspondent murdered the year before while covering the Greek civil war - www.liu.edu/polk
 


About the Company: Kumble Theater

      

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus is a dynamic, state-of-the art performance venue serving one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country. It is designed to nourish artistic exploration and development by students and other emerging artists while providing the entire community greater access to an exciting range of Broadway-quality, classical and cutting-edge professional performances.

Impeccably crafted for the dramatic and technical demands of dance, music and theatrical productions, this elegant, 320-seat theater provides finely tuned acoustics and top-tier lighting, projection and other electronic capabilities. With a stage featuring a sprung floor extending to the seating area, the theater fosters an intimacy between performers and their audiences.

This extraordinary theater was made possible through the generosity of Long Island University Trustee Steven J. Kumble. It is part of an ambitious Campus renovation that created an extensive performing arts complex also featuring a black box theater, dance studios and a glass-enclosed art gallery. Among other major supporters of the performing arts complex are the EAB/Citigroup Foundation, through Long Island University Board of Trustees Chair Edward Travaglianti, trustees Bruce C. Ratner and Donald H. Elliott, the City of New York and the Independence Community Foundation.

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts reflects Long Island University's dedication to awaken, enlighten and expand the minds of its students. Expressed in its motto Urbi et Orbi, the mission of Long Island University since 1926 has been to open the doors of the city and the world to women and men of all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who wish to achieve the satisfaction of the educated life and to serve the public good.

 

 

The Caribbean Students Movement invites you to come out to the Miss CSM 2015 Pageant. Follow contestants through a culturally rich show as they compete for a mystery flight destination. Enjoy a pageant, learn about the culture and country of West Indian students, and see who will take home the crown of Miss CSM.
 

THE LIU THEATER PROGRAM PRESENTS: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD  | Open: 03/10/15 Close: 03/10/15
Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown is an exciting ensemble musical all about the moments of change we face in our lives. The show takes us through a variety of songs, each one telling a different story. Experience what it means to dare to follow your dreams and how it feels once you reach your goals. Using contemporary music, the show spans multiple decades and follows a host of characters, each trying to break through and find their moment. 

THE MEETING  | Open: 01/15/15 Close: 01/15/15
The Meeting is an engaging and intelligent play that depicts a fictional secret meeting between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inside a room at the historic Hotel Teresa. This riveting play, deals with issues that are still relevant today, such as – U.S. involvement in war abroad, inner city despair and Black self-empowerment as well as the impact of these two men with different ideologies, but with a common understanding of the plight of Black Americans. 

December 7 ~ Sunday ~ 1PM to 6PM (Vendor Market) ~ 3PM (Fashion Show)
Join Brenda Brunson-Bey for her annual offering of coats, jackets and accessories for the winter and holiday season. Enjoy shopping a fun and unique market with12 new and established artists/designers culturally influenced by Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas. The 3PM fashion show in Kumble Theater will feature the accessory designs of Kwab's Couture, men's wear by Mi Montuno-Custom and emerging designer, Tennille McMillan's fashions for women – Nakimuli. For more information contact Tribal Truths Collection at (718) 643-8322 or email: tribaltruthsfashions@yahoo.com
 

 

 

 


About the Company: Kumble Theater

      

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus is a dynamic, state-of-the art performance venue serving one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country. It is designed to nourish artistic exploration and development by students and other emerging artists while providing the entire community greater access to an exciting range of Broadway-quality, classical and cutting-edge professional performances.

Impeccably crafted for the dramatic and technical demands of dance, music and theatrical productions, this elegant, 320-seat theater provides finely tuned acoustics and top-tier lighting, projection and other electronic capabilities. With a stage featuring a sprung floor extending to the seating area, the theater fosters an intimacy between performers and their audiences.

This extraordinary theater was made possible through the generosity of Long Island University Trustee Steven J. Kumble. It is part of an ambitious Campus renovation that created an extensive performing arts complex also featuring a black box theater, dance studios and a glass-enclosed art gallery. Among other major supporters of the performing arts complex are the EAB/Citigroup Foundation, through Long Island University Board of Trustees Chair Edward Travaglianti, trustees Bruce C. Ratner and Donald H. Elliott, the City of New York and the Independence Community Foundation.

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts reflects Long Island University's dedication to awaken, enlighten and expand the minds of its students. Expressed in its motto Urbi et Orbi, the mission of Long Island University since 1926 has been to open the doors of the city and the world to women and men of all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who wish to achieve the satisfaction of the educated life and to serve the public good.

 

 

LIU Brooklyn BFA and BS undergrad dance majors perform modern dance work by New York based female guest artist/choreographers Alexandra Beller, Hope Boykin, Tina Fehlandt, Joanna Kotze, and Netta Yerushalmy..

 


About the Company: Kumble Theater

      

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus is a dynamic, state-of-the art performance venue serving one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country. It is designed to nourish artistic exploration and development by students and other emerging artists while providing the entire community greater access to an exciting range of Broadway-quality, classical and cutting-edge professional performances.

Impeccably crafted for the dramatic and technical demands of dance, music and theatrical productions, this elegant, 320-seat theater provides finely tuned acoustics and top-tier lighting, projection and other electronic capabilities. With a stage featuring a sprung floor extending to the seating area, the theater fosters an intimacy between performers and their audiences.

This extraordinary theater was made possible through the generosity of Long Island University Trustee Steven J. Kumble. It is part of an ambitious Campus renovation that created an extensive performing arts complex also featuring a black box theater, dance studios and a glass-enclosed art gallery. Among other major supporters of the performing arts complex are the EAB/Citigroup Foundation, through Long Island University Board of Trustees Chair Edward Travaglianti, trustees Bruce C. Ratner and Donald H. Elliott, the City of New York and the Independence Community Foundation.

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts reflects Long Island University's dedication to awaken, enlighten and expand the minds of its students. Expressed in its motto Urbi et Orbi, the mission of Long Island University since 1926 has been to open the doors of the city and the world to women and men of all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who wish to achieve the satisfaction of the educated life and to serve the public good.

 

 

Kumble Theater and award winning trumpeter/producer/composer/LIU Brooklyn professor - Kenyatta Beasley invite you to celebrate the digital release of his new recording, The Frank Foster Songbook. The album, recorded "live" in Brooklyn, consists of compositions penned by two-time Grammy Award winning composer/arranger and National Endowment of The Arts Jazz Master, Dr. Frank Foster.

Mr. Beasley arranged all of the songs and self-produced the recording which features an all-star septet with special guest appearances from Jazz at Lincoln Center's - Wynton Marsalis and Grammy-nominated vocalist Carla Cook.

In addition Mr. Beasley will host a Q&A about the lengthy process of self-producing a record and the importance of obtaining distribution in the digital 'iTunes Age' as well as preview an excerpt from his upcoming documentary- Finding Frank Foster.

A native of New Orleans, Kenyatta Beasley has toured, performed and recorded with a wide array of internationally acclaimed artists ranging from Jay-Z, Shakira, Pink and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Roy Ayers, Lauryn Hill, Wynton Marsalis, and the Saturday Night Live Band.

THE OPULENCE OF INTEGRITY  | Open: 10/17/14 Close: 10/19/14
The Opulence of Integrity is a four-movement evening-length work inspired by the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. Motivated by Ali’s career as a boxer and life as a social activist, public martyr, and human being, choreographer Christal Brown deploys her eclectic movement vernacular to illustrate the turmoil of a life infused by divinity yet misinterpreted by humanity.
 


About the Company: Kumble Theater

      

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus is a dynamic, state-of-the art performance venue serving one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country. It is designed to nourish artistic exploration and development by students and other emerging artists while providing the entire community greater access to an exciting range of Broadway-quality, classical and cutting-edge professional performances.

Impeccably crafted for the dramatic and technical demands of dance, music and theatrical productions, this elegant, 320-seat theater provides finely tuned acoustics and top-tier lighting, projection and other electronic capabilities. With a stage featuring a sprung floor extending to the seating area, the theater fosters an intimacy between performers and their audiences.

This extraordinary theater was made possible through the generosity of Long Island University Trustee Steven J. Kumble. It is part of an ambitious Campus renovation that created an extensive performing arts complex also featuring a black box theater, dance studios and a glass-enclosed art gallery. Among other major supporters of the performing arts complex are the EAB/Citigroup Foundation, through Long Island University Board of Trustees Chair Edward Travaglianti, trustees Bruce C. Ratner and Donald H. Elliott, the City of New York and the Independence Community Foundation.

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts reflects Long Island University's dedication to awaken, enlighten and expand the minds of its students. Expressed in its motto Urbi et Orbi, the mission of Long Island University since 1926 has been to open the doors of the city and the world to women and men of all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who wish to achieve the satisfaction of the educated life and to serve the public good.

Featuring Chicago's_ Edy "The Chief" Clearwater, the Big Eyed Blues Ensamble, Clarksdale Mississippi's 14 year old prodigy- Christopher "Kingfish" Ingram, Vinnie Knight and Beareather and the brown Liquor sounds

THE 6TH ANNUAL KINGDOM CHOICE AWARDS  | Open: 09/27/14 Close: 09/27/14


Kingdomtime Entertainment presents:
The 6th Annual Kingdom Choice Awards

September 27 ~ Saturday ~ 7PM


Kingdom Time Entertainment is excited to present the 6th annual Kingdom Choice Awards. The KCA is now being branded as the nations official award show for Christian Hip Hop and Urban Gospel music. 16 categories consisting of over 50 nominees will be presented in true award show style. There will be live performances by some of the hottest artists in the nation. The KCA is not just an event, it's an experience that is nothing short of amazing! The 2014 honorary recipient will be Grammy nominated CHH veteran, Emmanuel 'Da Truth' Lambert. This event is not to be missed!

Promo video link: http://youtu.be/bFWx7xY33mw

Tickets: $27.00; $22 until 8/15; $25.00 after 8/16 until 9/26

THE DEFINITIVE LOSER'S GUIDE TO WINNING  | Open: 09/25/14 Close: 09/26/14
Cloud Nine Productions and Kumble Theater present:
THE DEFINITIVE LOSER'S GUIDE TO WINNING
Written and performed by Dui Jarrod

September 25 ~ Thursday ~ 7PM
September 26 ~ Friday ~ 7PM
The Definitive Loser’s Guide To Winning is the hilarious, soul-baring, new play from writer Dui Jarrod. The one man show tells the story of the ups and down’s, tragedies and triumphs of a writer trying to find his voice. Journeying from his humble Arkansas roots to his present-day abode of Brooklyn, The Definitive Loser’s Guide To Winning gives a first-hand account of stories that have carried this emerging writer from pain and doubt, to self-discovery and introduces you to some of the losers Dui has met along the way. 

Dui Jarrod is a screenwriter, director, playwright and essayist residing in Brooklyn, NY. His work focuses of the power of human connection in the landscape of modern America. Jarrod is the screenwriter and director of Lesson Before Love - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3555993/  

Tickets: $20; $15 – students with ID
 

Center for Communication and Kumble Theater present:
Meet Michael Weber, Co-screenwriter of The Fault in Our Stars

September 23 ~ Tuesday ~ 6:30PM – 8PM


Hear from Michael H. Weber, half of the young screenwriting team behind this summer’s huge hit, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Weber and his writing partner Scott Neustadter faced the challenge of adapting John Green’s wildly popular bestselling novel into a movie. While readers took a break from the emotional roller-coaster of Green’s book, Weber and Neustadter were at work adapting a screenplay to keep readers, and everyone else, engaged for two hours. Find out how they made the leap from page to screen, what it takes to turn a novel into a film, and the pros and cons of writing with a partner. Hear more about their other critical and box-office hits: (500) DAYS OF SUMMER and THE SPECTACULAR NOW.

Tickets: Free admission – RSVP at info@kumbletheater.org

The Third Annual BEAT Festival in association with Kumble Theater present:
Draw the Circle - Written & performed by Mashuq Deen
Directed by Chay Yew

September 17 ~ Wednesday ~ 7:30PM


Draw the Circle is the hilarious and moving story of how a conservative Muslim family deals with a child who defies their most basic expectations of what it means to have a daughter - and one woman's commitment to unconditional love. Told entirely from the point of view of family and friends, yet it’s creatively performed by Deen himself. This unique show compassionately brings to life the often ignored struggle of a transgender individual's family.  

Mashuq Deen is an award-winning Brooklyn-based theater artist. The child of Indian immigrants, he grew up in the tiny town of Bolton, CT. He studied theater and writing in college and moved to NYC in 2003 for his MFA. His full-length plays include Shut Up! - winner of the James Baldwin Award and honorable mention for the Dennis Johnston Playwriting Prize; Tank & Horse and The Shaking Earth. He has had numerous short plays produced in NYC and elsewhere. Deen is an activist in the Asian LGBT community, an avid bread baker, and a (stuffed) monster maker.

Tickets: $20

KRIYE BODE IN HISTOIRE D€HAITI  | Open: 09/14/14 Close: 09/14/14
Peniel Guerrier presents:
Kriye Bode in Histoire D’Haiti

September 14 ~ Sunday ~ 5PM


Histoire D’Haiti is an engaging performance that incorporates Haitian dance and drumming to capture the unique history of Haiti from the early Taino tribes to the start of the Haitian Revolution. Haitian dance has been an expression of traditional African way of life since African peoples were taken from various nations, enslaved and brought to the Caribbean. Histoire D’Haiti pays tribute to Afro-Haitian dance and how it has influenced the world of modern dance by highlighting the beauty of Haitian folkloric dance and traditional rhythms.

Tickets: $30

GCEN MEDIA PRESENTS: NIGHT OF GOSPEL LAUGH  | Open: 09/06/14 Close: 09/06/14


GCEN Media presents: Night of Gospel Laughs

September 6 – Saturday – 6:30PM


Night of Gospel Laughs (NOGL) is a standup comedy show featuring some of the hottest, anointed Christian comedians of the next generation along with seasoned veterans performing their funniest routines. NOGL has previously been hailed as the one of the most entertaining family friendly comedy shows in the NY tri-state area.

Global Christian Event Network (GCEN) is a unique Christian media and event marketing organization that organizes & hosts life altering events.  GCEN’s events are suitable for all ages and are open to everyone regardless of religious affiliation.

Tickets: $50* (front orchestra), $20 (rear orchestra); Special discount if purchased by 8/15/14 -5PM: $25*, $15; Group discounts available – contact Box Office.

*ticket price includes NOGL souvenir DVD

Brown Girls Burlesque Gets Real  | Open: 04/18/14 Close: 04/19/14
Brown Girls Burlesque Gets Real is a multi-media theatrical burlesque spectacular, made to disrupt and distort the senses through the looking glass of reality TV. Using reality TV as a framework to thread together elements of competition and reality genres, the show will culminate in a live audience vote (via text/tweet) for the winner! Because in the Real World 
there can only be one winner!

Friday and Saturday
April 18 & 19 at 8PM

Tickets: $25
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $20 before April 11th 

Kumble Theater Box Office
www.kumbletheater.org
or (718) 488-1624

Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn 
1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
On Flatbush Ave between DeKalb Ave & Willoughby St

BGB Gets REAL  | Open: 04/18/14 Close: 04/19/14
    BGB’s Gets REAL is a multi-media theatrical burlesque spectacular spectacle, made to disrupt and distort the senses through the looking glass of Reality TV. Using Reality TV as a framework to thread together elements of competition and reality genres, culminating in a live audience vote (via text/tweet) for the winner! Because in the Real World there can only be one winner 

Stop Kiss  | Open: 04/11/14 Close: 04/11/14
Set in present day New York City, STOP KISS  tells the story of two young women (Sara and Callie) living positive, unexamined, lives. The two meet and unexpectedly fall in love, their first kiss, late at night in the West Village, provokes a violent attack that leaves Sara in a coma and Callie struggling to define herself and her choices. By placing this work in the context of NY’s African Diasporic communities (in contrast to color-blind previous casts), COLLOQUY COLLECTIVE will assert the power of contemporary theater to present intersecting viewpoints. 

Founded in 2012, COLLOQUY COLLECTIVE’S vision is to be an alternative voice in the popular discourse regarding performance, identity, culture, and art; and to be a venue for complex theatrical conversations on how social imbalance affects and has affected power, relationships, and history. 

SEMINAR “COVERING INEQUALITY IN AMERICA“  | Open: 04/10/14 Close: 04/10/14
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (reception)
6:30 PM – 8 PM (panel discussion)


  The David J. Steinberg Seminar is presented in connection with the George Polk Awards, which are conferred annually to honor special achievements in journalism. They were established by Long Island University in 1949 to commemorate George Polk, a CBS correspondent murdered the year before while covering the Greek Civil War. 

                       RSVP at info@kumbletheater.org (Full name plus your guest full name) 

 

Hiccup Help  | Open: 04/07/14 Close: 04/07/14
For their new show, HICCUP, HELP! The Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their bag of favorites and pulled out, Lost In the Mall, That’s Good, and A Perfect Picture. They then combined these classic numbers with a heaping helping of the brand-new. You’ll meet a grandfather and his young granddaughter, Kaitlin, as they discover that you are never, never, too old to play! Go on a tropical safari with TED, then, in the title piece, help Kathy cure Kevin of a truly extraordinary case of hiccups.

Monday March 31, 2014 | Monday April 7, 2014 | Friday April 25th 2014 Show times: 10AM & 12PM 

Special Offer: $3 discounts on each ticket for all 12PM performances

Purchase tickets: pbagp@verizon.net or call (212-353-2332)

Kumble Theater Box Office
www.kumbletheater.org 
or (718) 488-1624

Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn
1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
On Flatbush Ave between Dekalb Ave & Willioughby St

Season of the Women  | Open: 03/15/14 Close: 03/15/14
n honor of Woman’s History Month, ASHA Dance Company, along with guest performances by the Indorican Multicultural Dance Project, is dedicating this versatile authentic production Season of the Woman to the women who do not and have not received recognition for their heavy labor and dedication to others. The women who in spite of their unfortunate circumstances, still manage to carry themselves with grace, respect, dignity, and humbleness.

March 8 ~ Saturday ~ 7PM
10AM to 1PM: The Performance Spotlight (Kumble Theater)

2PM to 5PM: Brass Instrument Workshops & Discussion (Kumble Theater complex)
For schedule: www.brooklynbrass.org

7PM to 9PM: Tribute Concert to Lester Bowie featuring Brass Fantasy (Kumble Theater)

Brooklyn Brass Fest is a three-day festival of exciting concerts, workshops/master classes and a spotlight performance for high school and college bands celebrating brass music. The festival also blends a wide mix of internationally renowned artists, among them: David Taylor, Steve Turre, Jimmy Owens, Wimer Wise, Vincent Chancey and many others.

For more information and list of events at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music from March 7 & 9 visit: www.brooklynbrass.org

Tickets: $20 Day Pass; $15 Tribute Concert


The annual Paumanok Lecture on American Literature and Culture this year features award winning Haitian born writer Edwidge Danticat.

Tickets: Free admission - RSVP at info@kumbletheater.org or 718-488-1624

Cultural Infusion  | Open: 02/20/14 Close: 02/20/14
February 20 ~ Thursday ~ 5PM
Join the LIU Brooklyn community for its annual concert and food tasting celebrating cultures from around the world found in Brooklyn.

Tickets: Free admission; RSVP required at info@kumbletheater.org or
(718) 488-1624

Bully  | Open: 02/19/14 Close: 02/19/14
n this powerful new one man show, inspired by entries in his sixth-grade journal, main character, Lee, returns to the scene of the crime, calling to the ring those who subjected him to relentless bullying attacks. It is the fight of his life: a story about finding the will and the way to finally stand up to bullies.

Visit: www.standuptothebully.com ; preview at: vimeo.com/62858658

Tickets: Free admission - RSVP at info@kumbletheater.org or 718-488-1624

The Brooklyn campus Dance majors perform an exiting program of modern dance works, choreographed by renowned choreographic guest artists from the professional modern dance world. The talented LIU-Brooklyn dance majors hailing from around the world perform an evening of dance, overseen by the former principal dancer and Chair of the Performing Arts Program, Dana Hash- Campbell. The choreographic work includes a Doug Varone piece, restaged by new full-time faculty member Stephanie Liapis, as well as Fredrick Earl Moseley, Mary Ann Wall, Astrid von Ussar, and Alenka Cozmesija.

Tickets: $15, $10 students and seniors with ID

Show dates & times: Friday, 11/22 @ 7:30PM & Saturday, 11/23 @ 2PM and 8PM

SPIRIT is a full length dance piece which explores the journey of women and girls, celebrating the strength that has helped to empower and unify them as a force for change in the world today.

All proceeds from this performance will be donated to Do it in a Dress, a One Girl charity initiative that provides scholarships to girls in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Tickets: $15

Visit: www.kumbletheater.org or 718-488-1624

Sacred Vision  | Open: 06/29/13 Close: 06/29/13
              Sacred Vision, a radiant evening filled with the soul piercing dance rhythms of ancient India  features  world renowned dancers Sujata Mohapatra (Odissi) extolling the classic work of Padmabhibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra , Savitha Sastry (Bharata Natyam) with the NYC premiere of Soul Cages, Ayona Bhaduri (Odissi) former touring dancer with the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble making her NYC solo debut, and a special kathak duet by Prashant Shah and Ammr Vandal  featuring  classic work from legendary Kathak Guru Padmasree Kumudini Lakhia.

Sacred Vision is part of the DanceFest INDIA! six day festival (June 25 - June 30), in Brooklyn's Cultural district featuring a Summer Intensive Dance Academy, master classes presented with The School at Mark Morris Dance Center, and family day programming presented with The Brooklyn Children's Museum. DanceFest INDIA! is made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on The Arts. www.dancefestindia.com

Featuring Jennie Harney as Pearl Bailey with Brandon Cordeiro, Chris Critelli, Thaddeus McCants and Baakari Wilder.

               This dynamic musical drama follows Pearl Bailey during the peaks of her phenomenal career spanning more than five decades. Through the influences and friendships that molded her life, to her personal pains and drama, this is a glimpse into the humanity of a celebrity whose persona was larger than life - a true American icon.

Lovey Live  | Open: 03/15/13 Close: 03/15/13
Enjoy an evening of uplifting and inspirational gospel infused music for the heart, soul and mind.  Lovey will take you on a musical journey that celebrates life through song! This concert will be recorded live for CD and DVD release.

The 2012 Stars Of New York Dance  | Open: 12/18/12 Close: 12/18/12
  The Stars of New York Dance is a charitable, thrilling and judged dance competition for New York City leaders that raises dance scholarship funds for children from low-income communities to help them develop discipline, confidence and self-esteem to succeed in school and in life. VIP pre-show Cocktail Reception at 6:00PM

Errol Louis of NY 1 News returns as host. Congressman-Elect Hakeem Jeffries, Senator Eric Adams, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Council Member Letitia James, and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz are among the special guest presenters. Senator John L. Sampson and Senator Kevin S. Parker are among the dance competitors. The event honors Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. The 2012 Stars of New York Dance is sponsored by United Way of New York City, Macy's, WABC-TV, MetroPlus Health Plan, Stella Artois, Patch.com and Our Time Press Newspaper.

View the Video: https://vimeo.com/32504144

For more information, visit www.thestarsofnewyorkdance.com

A Ramp to Paradise 2  | Open: 11/08/12 Close: 11/08/12
A Ramp to Paradise 2 is a multi-media dance narrative of one night during the 1980s at the edgy, predominantly Black and Latino LGBT New York City dance club, Paradise Garage which featured the awe-inspiring DJ talent of the late Larry Levan, live performances by noted artists such as Luther Vandross, Jocelyn Brown, Patti Labelle, Grace Jones, Madonna, and Sylvester. Ramp 2 is presented in commemoration of 25th anniversary of the closing of this memorable underground fixture of the New York club scene.

Site Project  | Open: 11/02/12 Close: 11/03/12
Performance and exhibition artist Whitney Hunter presents two evenings of contemporary performance with an all-male cast in conjunction with a visual art exhibition. Hunter will perform accompanied by Preach R. Sun, Da Travla, an original solo work inspired by the “Great Migration” of African Americans from the rural south to the urban north during the early to mid-1900s. In the work, Hunter employs the crafts of movement, story-telling, set and light design, and digital media technologies to explore contemporary folk tradition and mysticism.

The performance collective, Whitney Hunter[medium] will perform SITE. SITE is a work of action and process, and an exploration of initiation as a practice of self-discovery and kinship, set to an entrancing score of collected sounds from field recordings, Orisha music, contemporary blues and hip hop, and original text.

October 4 to November 3, 2012

SITE - An Exhibition is a curated group show of 10 invited NY-based African diasporic visual and time-based artists. The artists are charged with the mission of responding to the word site through their own unique artistic processes as Whitney Hunter and his collaborators did in creating the stage work SITE.

Participating artists: Ajamu Kojo Chioke Walker, Damali Abrams, Gabri Christa, Kantara Souffrant, Myronchristian Macauley, Numa Perrier, Nathaniel M. Quinn, Nyugen E. Smith, Rodney K. Hurley, and Val Inc.

Opening reception: Oct. 4 – 6PM to 9PM
Closing reception: Nov. 3 – following the performance

Daydreamer+  | Open: 07/12/12 Close: 07/15/12
      “Daydreamer+” converts taps into musical notes. And with tap shoes and instruments, the show records a daydreamer’s musical journey. You will also hear the electronic sounds and see the colorful lights on this stage of the world. The choreographer, Rex Peng, produces the show from deep within his soul. He wishes to immerse the audience with various kinds of music and sounds, and make them become daydreamers themselves. You will be astonished and touched to see how tap dance can combine with the music from India, South Africa and eastern China

Daydreamer+  | Open: 07/12/12 Close: 07/15/12
    Daydreamer+

                          The internationally presented Dance Works troupe performs their USA debut of Daydreamer+, a unique concert experience using tap shoes as instruments and tap rhythms as melody.  Combining spectacular lighting with live music from India, South Africa, and eastern China, this energetic dance fantasy choreographed by Rex Peng, immerses the audience in to a daydreaming-like musical journey.

Daydreamer+  | Open: 07/12/12 Close: 07/14/12
     The internationally presented Dance Works troupe performs their USA debut of Daydreamer+, a unique concert experience using tap shoes as instruments and tap rhythms as melody. Combining spectacular lighting with live music from India, South Africa, and eastern China, this energetic dance fantasy choreographed by Rex Peng, immerses the audience in to a daydreaming-like musical journey.

      This series of exciting dances will be performed by students of the Boys & Girls Club Community with dancers from the nearby Elementary, Junior & High Schools, JIB Alumni, and guests. This will be an eventual night of thrilling entertainment, full or laughter and energetic dancing. The performance will spotlight beloved dance works from over a decade of performances which showcase the dance students’ bold take on artistic expression and cultural interpretation.

       This series of exciting dances will be performed by students of the Boys & Girls Club Community with dancers from the nearby Elementary, Junior & High Schools, JIB Alumni, and guests. This will be an eventual night of thrilling entertainment, full or laughter and energetic dancing. The performance will spotlight beloved dance works from over a decade of performances which showcase the dance students’ bold take on artistic expression and cultural interpretation. 

      The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center is proud to announce a special re-creation of Tilt by renowned Tony and Emmy Award winning choreographer and director George Faison. Originally choreographed for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1975 Tilt foreshadowed the end of pinball machines and the coming age of video games. The work features the music of Labelle and Ashford & Simpson. This revival for THPAC will introduce a whole new audience to this masterwork. The season will also include choreographer and former Hamburg Ballet principal dancer Francesca Harper, rising dance powerhouse Sidra Bell; three emerging “Dance Sons of BrooklynGermaul Barnes, Malcolm Low & Jamal Jackson; the fast-rising dance company from Philadelphia, Dance 4 Nia; and making their first time appearance in THPAC series Dance Iquial. THPAC's annual dance festival has become the must-see dance event not only for Brooklyn dance enthusiasts, but also for the entire city. The anxiously anticipated festival has earned a reputation for showcasing established, emerging and new choreographers and dance companies.

The First Lady; A Different Type Of Gospel Play  | Open: 06/16/12 Close: 06/16/12
      This new gospel play is set in On Solid Rock, a tranquil small storefront church in an average small town, that is until three new members join. THE FIRST LADY is a story of secrets, revelations and healing as the members strive to adapt to a changing world and hold on to their church in the face of adversity. This powerful, inspiring play with music features, Taimak, “Bruce Leroy” from the cult classic movie, The Last Dragon, Ken Alston Jr., (Three Mo' Tenors, Czech Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony), Ashley Nicole Jeffrey (Gossip Girl, Law & Order). Michael Alexis Palmer (All My Children, Law & Order SVU) Neil Dawson (AUDELCO Award Winner) Cedrina S. Baugh (who has performed with Donnie McClurkin and Cece Winans) and Danyel Fulton.


About the Company: Kumble Theater

      

Oz Vehadar (strength And Splendor)  | Open: 06/12/12 Close: 06/13/12
      The Brooklyn Jewish Dance Institute presents an evening of dance at the Kumble Theater.  Joined by the Mazal Toes Tap Company and the Brava Ladies Choral Ensemble, our dancers will take you on a journey through the stories of remarkable, Jewish women throughout the ages via a variety of dance forms.  Treat yourself to an inspiring evening that's both educational and entertaining.  For women only.

Something Positive In Concert  | Open: 06/09/12 Close: 06/09/12
Something Positive presents:
Something Positive in Concert


Saturday • JUNE 9 • 8:00PM

Tickets: 1. Individual:$30.00
  2. Individual plus Reception: $100.00

This annual tribute concert celebrates the lives and legacies of three stalwarts of African American and African Caribbean Culture: Pearl Primus, Nina Simone and the founder of Something Positive, Cheryl Byron. Works include Michael Manswell’s Sweet Nina Suite honoring Nina Simone, Pearl Primus’ The Wedding in celebration of her legacy, and Cheryl Byron’s signature choreographic work, Ancestral Chant. This concert will feature a special performance by Tony Award and Emmy Award winning singer and actress, Lillias White.

For tickets and infroamtion

visit us on the web:
www.kumbletheater.org

Box Office

(718) 488-1624

r.i.o.t. - PHASE II - the concert  | Open: 02/24/12 Close: 02/24/12
LIU Brooklyn - SL&L Office, LIU-TV, Christian Fellowship Club and LIU Gospel Choir present:
R.I.O.T.- PHASE II- THE CONCERT

February 24 ~ Friday ~ 7:30PM
 

Join L.I.U’s Gospel Choir along with special guest recording artists for an encore evening of gospel music at its best.

Tickets: Free admission RSVP at info@kumbletheater.org or contact the Box Office 718-488-1624 (Four ticket limit).

Starting From Paumanok  | Open: 02/23/12 Close: 02/23/12
February 23 ~ Thursday ~ 6:30PM
 

Starting from Paumanok is an annual lecture or reading on Amercian literature and culture. This year’s featured speaker is graphic novelist Alison Bechdel. 

Tickets: Free admission RSVP at info@kumbletheater.org or contact the Box Office 718-488-1624

Caribbean Dance Festival  | Open: 02/16/12 Close: 02/16/12
February 16 ~ Thursday ~ 10:15AM & 12:15PM
 

In honor of Black History month, Brooklyn's own Something Positive traces the ancestral origins of African-American musical, oral and dance traditions from the mother land of Africa to Caribbean beaches and onward to North America. This inspirational and highly interactive performance incorporates dance, music, song, storytelling, and poetry. This performance is recommended for all ages. 

Tickets: $7 - Contact Community Works at performances@communityworksnyc.org or call (212) 459-1854

More Than A Month  | Open: 02/16/12 Close: 02/16/12
February 16 ~ Thursday ~ 6PM
 

Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, is on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this tongue-in-cheek journey, More Than a Month investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a "post-racial" America – join us for a post screening discussion with the filmmaker. For additional information email community@brooklyn.liu.edu.

Additional support provided by the LIU Brooklyn - Office of the Provost and the Africana Studies program.

View trailer: www.itvs.org/films/more-than-a-month


Tickets: Free and open to the public (register on-line to attend at info@kumbletheater.org )

Brooklyn Boheme  | Open: 02/07/12 Close: 02/07/12
February 7 ~ Tuesday ~ 6:30PM
 

Join us for a pre-release screening of Brooklyn Boheme, the newest documentary from award-winning author, screenwriter, director, producer Nelson George and Diane Paragas, who has also won several awards for her documentary film work and television commercials. Brooklyn Boheme takes a look back at the New York neighborhood of Fort Greene in the late 1980s and 1990s, prior to gentrification, when this closely-knit African American/Latino community nurtured a new wave of original and uniquely talented artists, including Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Rosie Perez, Branford Marsalis, and many other creative innovators who are featured in this fascinating documentary.

Tickets: Free admission ( Register to attend at www.cencom.org or info@kumbletheater.org )

This dance theater musical mystery is inspired by the works of Edward Gorey, the master of pithy rhyme and gothic imagery. Reality TV meets silent film in this story of a man's struggle with his own psyche, and a has-been silent film star's desire to regain her former fame. Through movement, music and silent film, The Happenings at Sogmush River or How to Become Chic & Mysterious All At Oncewill explore notions of fame & infamy, love & obsession, and discovery & wanderlust.

 

Friday & Saturday

February 3 & 4, 2012

7:30PM

 

Sunday

February 5, 2012

4PM

 

Tickets: $20, $15 - students/seniors

IFNY monologue slam  | Open: 12/17/11 Close: 12/17/11
December 17 ~ Saturday ~ 7:30PM
 

The latest in the series of Independent Film New York Monologue Slams features three contestants from the United States versus three from the United Kingdom in a fun-filled international acting competition. Contestants will show off their skills and talent in front of a panel of industry judges and a cheering audience for the IFNY Monologue International Slam Championship title and prizes - hosted by Malik Yoba, Syfy Channel’s ALPHAS and The Working Actor course at the Brooklyn Campus, LIU.

Tickets: $20

Dancehackit  | Open: 11/19/11 Close: 11/19/11
November 19 ~ Saturday ~ 2PM Sharp (Doors open at 1:30PM)
 

Dancehackit is a global improvisation of dance, music, fashion, and technology - remixed and streamed in real time on the worldwide web. Simultaneously to the same musical playlist, dancers in West Africa, the Caribbean, and several cities in the United States will join the “mother launch pad” in the Kumble’s Black Box to share creativity and showcase fresh ideas in a new virtual platform. Join us to view the presentation on the Kumble’s wide screen as well as a post panel discussion with the organizers and sponsors on the topic, Creativity The Next Commodity: How Do Artists Master the Technology for Sustainability and Profit.

To view on line visit: www.dancehackit.com


Sponsored by: Streets of New York 411 | Vyou | Vokle| Kumble Theater | The Blu Wonder | WoomenMoves klickable | 
Dreamface | O'hours | Buyosphere | 282AC

Nov. 4 ~ Friday ~ 7:30PM
Nov. 5 ~ Saturday ~ 7:30PM

Purelements, the Brooklyn based dance company celebrates its fifth year of innovative dance concepts featuring presentations from their inaugural concert to the world premiere of new works. Choreographers Lakai Worrell and Kevin Joseph will fuse elements of contemporary ballet, Hip Hop, African, modern dance and musical theater in an unforgettable exploration of the human experience.

*Watch the Video
 

Tickets: $25*, $20 seniors/students with ID
*Pre-sale: $20 if purchased before Oct. 14

Oct. 15 ~ Saturday ~ 1PM
Oct. 16 ~ Sunday ~ 2PM

 

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will offer an exciting selection of films by women of color filmmakers from Africa to Brooklyn. “From Cleopatra Jones to Michelle Obama: Saluting Women of Color & Revisiting Feminism" is the theme for this year's festival. On Sunday, October 16, Reel Sisters will present its Trailblazer Award to Moikgantsi Kgama, president/founder of Image Nation, for her outstanding contribution to the independent film community.
 
Reel Sisters is a Brooklyn-based film festival founded by African Voices magazine and LIU, Brooklyn Campus. For information and festival schedule visit: www.reelsisters.org.


Tickets: Two-day festival pass $25; one-day festival pass $15 (students/seniors $10); Add $10 on to each price to attend the Awards Program/Reception.

Section tickets: $7; $5 students/seniors. Group discounts available.

Mood Indigo € The Magic Of Nina Simone  | Open: 09/17/11 Close: 09/17/11
 This unique presentation features a collaborative work of original dance and choreography set to live vocal interpretations of Ms. Simone's finest work.  Featured artists include Francesca Harper, Karen Bernod, Fredi Walker Browne, Malachi Rivers, Shamar Forte, Scout Line and r’kardo st’von.

Thelma Hill Presents 35 In 5  | Open: 06/19/11 Close: 06/23/11
To mark Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center’s 35th year of consecutive programming, the 2011 season will look back while reaching forward. In an ambitious move THPAC will present 35 dance artists and companies both established as well as emerging all in a five-day cavalcade of performances and presentations – 35 in 5 at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts.
Sunday • JUNE 19 • 7:30PM
Monday • JUNE 20 • 7:30PM
Tuesday • JUNE 21 • 7:30PM
Wednesday • JUNE 22 • 7:30PM
Thursday • JUNE 23 • 7:30PM

THIRTY 5 - IN - 5
Sunday • JUNE 19 • 7:30PM
Monday • JUNE 20 • 7:30PM
Tuesday • JUNE 21 • 7:30PM
Wednesday • JUNE 22 • 7:30PM
Thursday • JUNE 23 • 7:30PM
To mark Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center’s 35th year of consecutive programming, the 2011 season will look back while reaching forward. In an ambitious move THPAC will present 35 dance artists and companies both established as well as emerging all in a five-day cavalcade of performances and presentations – 35 in 5 at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts.

June 19: Baba Chuck Davis, Camille A. Brown, Dance Theater of Harlem, Nathan Trice/Rituals, Marshall Swiney, Sidra Bell, Urban Bush Women.

June 20:
Alfred Gallman, Edisa Weeks, Forces of Nature, Germaul Barnes/ Viewsic Expressions Dance, Marlies Yearby, Nicholas Leichter, Paz Tanjuaquio.

June 21: Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Co. Christal Brown-INSPIRIT, Carl Paris, Jamel Gaines' Creative Outlet, Juxtapower, Roger C. Jeffrey, Whitney Hunter.

June 22: Jamal Story, Loretta Abbott, MUV Dance Co., Thomas/Ortiz, Troy Powell, Purelements: An Evolution in Dance.

June 23: Balance Dance Theatre, Dudley Williams, Gus Solomon, Francesca Harper, George Faison, Illstyle, Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theater.

Infy Monologue Grand Slam  | Open: 05/21/11 Close: 05/21/11
 Independent Film New York, Kumble Theater, Bridge Intelligence Group and Malik Yoba National Theatre present:

INFY Monologue Grand Slam

Saturday • MAY 21 • 8PM

The Independent Film New York Monologue Grand Slam aka Battle of The Champions features the past four winners of the IFNY Monologue Slam series. These former champions will once again compete in a super slam competition, showing their skills and talent in front of a panel of industry judges and a cheering audience for the Grand Slam title and prizes.

 

Tickets: $20

The Downtown Brooklyn High School Jazz Festival  | Open: 05/21/11 Close: 05/21/11
 L.I.U. Music Program presents:

 

The Downtown Brooklyn High School Jazz Festival

 

Saturday • MAY 21 • 12:30PM

 

"The Downtown Brooklyn High School Jazz Festival: A celebration of jazz in the New York City High Schools." Featuring performances by New York City High School Jazz Ensembles.

 

For more information, contact Gloria Cooper at 718-488-1450

 

Tickets: Free Admission. RSVP at info@kumbletheater.org or contact the Box Office 718-488-1624

Cynthia King: By Popular Demand  | Open: 04/29/11 Close: 04/29/11
 Cynthia King Dance Studio presents:By Popular Demand

 

Friday • APRIL 29 • 7PM


Saturday • APRIL 30 • 1PM , 4PM & 7PM 


Sunday • MAY 1 • 2PM & 5PM 


 

By Popular Demandis a fast-paced dance performance featuring new, original choreography performed by dancers of all ages. Ballerinas, b-boys, contemporary dancers, and hoofers express a spectrum of subjects, from narrative stories, to abstract themes, to topics lifted from the headlines. Pieces traverse emotions ranging from hilarity to poignancy. Cynthia King Dance Studio is a vital part of Brooklyn's rich dance culture-promoting traditional training and innovative performance.

Tickets: $25


What It Iz  | Open: 04/23/11 Close: 04/23/11
 Long Island University presents:

"WHAT IT IZ: The Spoken Wordical" Directed by Bryonn Bain

 

Saturday • APRIL 23 • 2PM & 7:30PM


 

"WHAT IT IZ: The Spoken Wordical" is a 21st century urban parody remixing Baum's classic and the 1970s Broadway musical-turned-motion picture "The Wiz."  Originally featuring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor and scored by Quincy Jones, the film inspired the writing of this stage play before it became a soaring hit at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, the Longwharf Theater, Yale University and the American Place Theater in the early stages of its development.

 



Tickets: Free Admission. RSVP at info@kumbletheater.org or contact the Box Office 718-488-1624


L.i.u. Dance Concert  | Open: 04/15/11 Close: 04/15/11
 April 15, 16, 17, 2011

2011 Spring Dance Concert

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts

April 15th at 7:30pm, April 16th at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, April 17th at 3:00pm

$15 students/$20 general admission

The Brooklyn campus dance majors perform an exciting program of modern dance including new student adjudicated choreographic work, a restaging of the historic dance work Life Situations restaged by Stephanie Guiland-Brown and choreographed by Donald Byrd as well as Promenade a Robert Battle work restaged by Erika Pujic

 

Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus Performing Arts Departmentin conjunction with the Asian Studies Minor Program presentsa Benefit Performance of 2011 Spring Dance Concert for the victims oftheJapaneseTragedy

Call Me Crazy  | Open: 04/09/11 Close: 04/10/11
After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy…. A unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

 The Journalism Department at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus and The Center for Communication Inc. present:

The Annual George Polk Seminar Piercing The Veil Of Secrecy

Wednesday • APRIL 6 • 5:30PM, reception - 6:30PM-8PM, seminar

The George Polk Awards are conferred annually to honor special achievement in journalism. They were established by Long Island University in 1949 to commemorate Polk, a CBS correspondent murdered the year before while covering the Greek civil war. The panel includes- A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, winner of the 2010 George Polk Award for Television Reporting for the Frontline documentary for revealing scandalous police behavior in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina; Dana Priest, The Washington Post, winner of the 2010 George Polk Award for National Reporting for a disturbing two-year investigation of the security apparatus spawned in the wake of 9/11; Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone, winner of the 2010 George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting for a story that prompted the dismissal of U.S. Army General Stanley as commander in Afghanistan; and moderated by John Darnton Curator, George Polk Awards.

 

Tickets: Free Admission. Reservations are required. Contact Jeanette.Morales@liu.edu or (516) 299-3298.

The Male Ego  | Open: 03/09/11 Close: 03/09/11
As a part of a special observance of women’s history month, we are inviting an audience of women, 18 and older to join us for a unique theatrical presentation and provocative discussion. In The Male Ego, five men expose their inner thoughts behind the Freudian ideology used to explain men and their behavior in society.

Her Story  | Open: 03/07/11 Close: 03/07/11

HerStory chronicles four female poets-by-night struggling with vanity, hardship and cultural confusion. From girlhood to the real world, this multicultural cast takes you on their journey through self-discovery.

 



Laugh Out Loud  | Open: 02/15/11 Close: 02/15/11
LIU Brooklyn Campus

Annual Black History Month Comedy Show

Hosted By: Marshall Brandon

2nd Annual Kingdom Choice Awards  | Open: 10/30/10 Close: 10/30/10
The 2nd annual Kingdom Choice Awards is New York City's official urban gospel award show which presents seventeen urban gospel categories, in true award show style. The show features live performances by some of the leading urban gospel artists from New York, Philadelphia, Florida, Ohio and other states. The 2010 KCA honorees will be special guests performers Hip Hop pioneer Kurtis Blow and the grandfather of Holy Hip Hop, Mike Peace.

Tickets: $25

The Philosopher Of Humor - Fernando Clark  | Open: 10/29/10 Close: 10/29/10
Fernando Clark, The Philosopher of Humor and St. Maarten’s leading stand up comedian and radio host - appearing in his latest comedy DVD release Fernando U 2 Baad - will perform his one-man, stand-up comedy show live on stage – rescheduled from September 3, due to the impact of Hurricane Earl on the island of St. Martin/St. Maarten.
Tickets $25 contact 718-488-1624 or www.kumbletheater.org

Ifny Monologue Slam  | Open: 08/14/10 Close: 08/14/10
Let’s slam it one more time! On the heels of the last two successful IFNY Monologue Slams at Kumble, another group of talented actors will compete against each other for prizes and the IFNY championship title through a series of challenges and boot camp-like exercises in front of industry judges and a cheering audience – hosted once again by Malik Yoba .


The contestants for the Summer 2010 Independent Film New York Monologue Slam:

  1. Raqiyah Mays
  2. Peyton Coles
  3. Torie Wiggins
  4. August D. Knight
  5. SHukura
  6. Ernest G. Perry

 

www. Kumbletheater.org

(718) 448 - 1624

Genesis Dance Company Presents: Chasing A Dream  | Open: 07/24/10 Close: 07/24/10
Celebrating 9 years of the successful union of technique and artistry, 2010 promises to be a year unlike any other as Genesis Dance Company presents CHASING A DREAM, featuring compelling, vibrant works by the company’s Founder/Artistic Director, Karen L. Arceneaux. The eveing will also include thrilling, moving works by the company’s own, Chellamar Bernard and Guest choreographer, Kim Brown. In addition to the outrageously talented dancers that make up Genesis Dance Company, the season will feature students from Arceneaux’s Ailey Extension classes in New York, as well as dancers from Christ Church in New Jersey.

Genesis Dance Company Presents: Chasing A Dream  | Open: 07/24/10 Close: 07/24/10
Celebrating nine years of the successful union of technique and artistry, 2010 promises to be a year unlike any other as Genesis Dance Company presents CHASING A DREAM, featuring compelling, vibrant works by the company’s Founder/Artistic Director, Karen L. Arceneaux. The evening will also include thrilling, moving works by the company’s own, Chellamar Bernard and Guest choreographer, Kim Brown. In addition to the outrageously talented dancers that make up Genesis Dance Company, the season will feature students from Arceneaux’s Ailey Extension classes in New York, as well as dancers from Christ Church in New Jersey.

Ifny Monologue Slam  | Open: 11/21/09 Close: 11/21/09
Independent Film New York in association with The Kumble Theater, Legacy Media Group and www.ifilmnet.tv present:

IFNY Monologue Slam

Saturday • November 21 • 7PM

This unique showcase features actors competing against each other through a series of challenges and boot camp like exercises on the Kumble stage for prizes and a possible leading role in a short film designed, created and written just for them. The winner will be determined by a panel of industry judges and the audience. Contestants should visit www.ifilmnet.tv to submit an audition video.

Hosted by:

Malik Yoba
Of the Malik Yoba National Theater Company

Celebrity Judges:

Winsome Sinclair
Of Winsome Sinclair and Associates

Michael Kenneth Williams
HBO's "The Wire"

Tracey Moore
Acting Coach and Director

And

Ally Roberson
Roberson's Artist Management

Tickets: $20

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
On Flatbush Ave. between DeKalb Ave. and Willoughby St.

Directions by subway:
B, M, Q, R. to DeKalb Ave
2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St.
A, C, G to Hoyt- Schermerhorn

Directions by bus:
B52, B26, B37, B45, B52, B54, B67, B103

PUBLIC PARKING AVAILABLE
Tickets and information
www.kumbletheater.org
Box office: (718) 488-1624
 

"An Evening of Song" with Ashford & Simpson  | Open: 10/30/09 Close: 10/30/09
Music Industry Giants Ashford & Simpson to Perform at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus

2009 honorary degree recipients return to the Campus for benefit concert to raise funds for the Kumble Theater

 

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Award-winning songwriters and performers Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson will bring their signature sound to the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus on Friday, October 30. The concert event, “An Evening of Song with Ashford & Simpson,” will raise funds for the Kumble Theater, a state-of-the-art, 320-seat venue that nurtures the creative work of students and other emerging artists and provides the community with free or low-cost access to world-class performances.

Mr. Ashford and Ms. Simpson, who first became acquainted with the Brooklyn Campus through University trustee Steven J. Kumble, the Theater’s benefactor and namesake, received honorary degrees at its commencement ceremony in May 2009. Impressed with the University’s mission of access and excellence, and the Campus’ contributions to downtown Brooklyn’s vibrant artistic community, the duo decided to donate their time and talents to support the Kumble Theater.

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Ashford and Ms. Simpson back to the Brooklyn Campus. Their legendary success as performers, songwriters and producers is an inspiration to our students in the arts,” declared Gale Stevens Haynes, provost of the Brooklyn Campus.

Mr. Ashford and Ms. Simpson are among the most respected and prolific couples in contemporary music. They are perhaps best known for their #1 hit “Solid,” but they also have produced many Gold records and have penned hits for luminaries like Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross. The multitalented duo boasts 31 Billboard singles including six Top 10 hits. And their music remains continually in play. Their songs, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I’m Every Woman” and “You’re All I Need to Get By,” have been covered by artists ranging from Ryan Shaw and Whitney Houston to Method Man and Mary J. Blige. In January 2009, the duo released “Ashford & Simpson: The Real Thing” on CD and DVD. They currently are working on a Broadway-bound musical adaptation of E. Lynn Harris’ novel “Invisible Life” and presently are doing concert dates across the United States.

“Ashford & Simpson’s appearance on our stage would not be possible without the leadership and support of Steven Kumble,” explained Provost Haynes. “His generosity has helped to make the Campus a leader in the transformation of Brooklyn’s cultural landscape, and the theater that bears his name has become an indispensable resource for our community — a jewel in the borough’s cultural crown,” explained Provost Haynes.

The Kumble Theater fosters the artistic exploration of both developing and established artists, and presents a wide array of cutting-edge and traditional programming. Recent offerings have ranged from performances by the Brooklyn Ballet, the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center and artists presented by 651 ARTS to theatrical productions such as “Dreamgirls.

” Impeccably crafted for the dramatic and technical demands of dance, music and theatrical performances, the Theater features finely tuned acoustics; top-of-the-line lighting, projection and other electronic capabilities; and a 40’ x 70’ stage with a “sprung” floor. It is the centerpiece of a performing arts complex that includes a black box theater; dance studios; and a glass-enclosed art gallery.

Ticket Prices are $ 150.00 and $350.00

To purchase tickets contact:

Paola Curcio-Kleinman (516) -299-2402                    paola.curcio-kleinman@liu.edu

 

Tickets may be purchased by credit or check. Cheacks may be made out to Long Island University/Kumble Event

For more information, please call the Office of Special Events at 516-299-3298.

 

for more information about this event or theater visit

kumbletheater.org

Kingdom Choice Awards '09  | Open: 10/24/09 Close: 10/24/09
Minister Marcus and Friends presents
 

Kingdom Choice Awards
 

Saturday • OCTOBER 24• 7PM
 

Kingdom Choice Awards is an urban gospel awards show that’s the first of its kind in New York City. Awards will be presented to the best of the contemporary urban gospel artists from the tri-state area and Philadelphia in the categories of gospel rap, reggae gospel, spoken word, urban gospel vocalists and many more. The evening will also feature exciting live performances by some of the most talented urban gospel artists. For more info: www.kingdomchoiceawards.com

Tickets: $22
 

1UNIVERSITY PLAZA

BROOKLYN, NY, 11201

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Flatbush Ave between Dekalb Ave and Willoughby St.
 

For more infprmation

call- (718)488-1624

Visit- kumbletheater.org

Arthvr Alleyne Scribblin at the Automat  | Open: 10/01/09 Close: 10/11/09
42nd Street, New York City - 1955, Acclaimed writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin and his high school friend, iconic fashion photographer Richard Avedon, meet in a automat to discuss issues of politics, art, celebrity & their vibrant lives.

Though their witty and insightful exchanges we share their thoughts and views on a pre-cold war world, racism in the Jim Crow era, and unbelievable personal encounters with the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Josephine Baker and Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie.

The festival will address the important role films have played in reflecting the lives and heritages of people of African descent. From Alex Haley’s historic Roots to Maya Angelou’s Down in the Delta and John Singleton’s Boyz n the Hood, filmmakers have celebrated the strength of the family ties that have preserved this culture and identity throughout history.

 

Neville Dance Theatre The Nutcracker  | Open: 12/18/08 Close: 12/20/08
Neville Dance Theatre in collaboration with Kumble Theater present:
The Nutcracker: World Dance Returns to This Modernized Tale


This holiday season, world dance returns to The Nutcracker, in a unique and modernized version of the cherished holiday tale! Neville Dance Theatre, in collaboration with Kumble Theater, brings the excitement and diversity of ethnic dance and current cultural trends to ballet's most beloved classic. Join us for a production filled with Argentine Tango, Irish Step dance, Capoiera, Flamenco, ballet, game boys, cell phones and much, much more in an enticing family production not to be missed!

Box office: (718) 488-1624

Kumble Theater of Performing Arts, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus On Flatbush Ave. between Dekalb Ave. and Willoughby St.

Directions by subway:

B, M, Q, R. to Dekalb Ave
2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St.
A, C, G to Hoyt- Schermerhorn

Directions by bus:
B52, B26, B37, B45, B52, B54, B67, B103

PUBLIC PARKING AVAILABLE Tickets and information www.kumbletheater.org

Camp Logan  | Open: 10/31/08 Close: 11/09/08
In the spring of 1917, during World Wat I, over 150 Black soldiers stationed at Camp Logan in Houston, Texas, marched from the military camp to the center of the city in protest of racial discrimination. This bold act led to the infamous "Houston Riots of 1917." Don't miss this spine-tingling historical drama that chronicles civic unrest at the dawn of the 20th Century! * Special October 31 performance- Military Dress Code : salute to the U.S. Armed Forces.
All Out Salsa and Afro Beat Music Festival  | Open: 10/24/08 Close: 10/25/08
Tickets: $35, $25, $20- Students with ID


Friday: Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos with special invited guest Fania All Stars Cuatro Legend- Yomo Toro; and Conjiunto Imagen

Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos musically preserves the exciting Latin sound that was popular in the streets of New York City during the early 70's and features Fania All-Stars legend and king of the Poerto Rican Cuatro- Yomo Toro. Ernie Acevedo's Conjunto Imagen is celebrating 20 years as a group and brings to the stage their vast knowledge and experience in the salsa field.

Saturday: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble; and Amayo's Fu-Arkist -Ra

Tickets $25, $20, $15- students with ID

Fusing a mixture of African, Afro-Cuban, Jazz, and Funk music Akoya is New York's finest example of a musical melting pot. Featuring members from Panama, Ghana, Benin, South Africa, Japan and U.S., this 13 piece ensemble embraces unity and positive vibrations.

Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra is a unique afrio-beat ensemble based on Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The music is a combination of traditional Chinese Lion rhythms and Nigerian Afro-beat. This unique blend of styles creates a vivid and ,magical landscape for stories, lessons, and dances of ancient Chinese and African Folk.

Balance Dance Theater 2008  | Open: 10/16/08 Close: 10/18/08
Balance Dance Theater will Triumphantly return to Kumble Theater to present three exciting performances of celebration as well as new work choreographed by its founder and director, Obediah Wright.
Lola Cooper's- In Love with Mom  | Open: 10/04/08 Close: 10/05/08
In Love with Mom is a dramatic and romantic urban comedy about motherhood written by Lola Cooper and directed by Curtis Smith Jr.
Starting From Paumanok  | Open: 10/02/08 Close: 10/02/08
Starting From Paumanok is an annual lecture or reading on American literature and culture. This Year's featured speaker is critically acclaimed author Walter Mosely. The event is underwritten by the Mellon Foundation and Long Island University's John P.McGrath fund.
Ascendance  | Open: 09/13/08 Close: 09/13/08
Movement for the Urban Village presents:
Brooklyn based, Movement for the Urban Village Dance Company (MUV) under the direction of founder, Shalewa Mackall, synthesizes techniques and traditions of the social and spiritual dances of the African Diaspora and the immediacy of contemporary performance to create Ancient Modern Dance.The premiere of Ascendance features original music by Dunia Best-Sinnreich, as well as the first revival of the signature work MUV which started it all.
City Teens Are Dancing Around Town  | Open: 07/30/08 Close: 07/30/08
An exciting free one-hour concert of original dances created and performed by an ensemble of New York City teens, directed by Alice Teirstein, percussion by William Catanzaro, plus an excerpt of Merce Cunningham work.