VENUE: 9th space, located @PS122, 150 First Avenue@9th Street, NY
The guest performances of Ferienlager – The 3rd Generation and Klassentreffen – The 2nd Generation are presented by Kultursprünge@Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, as part of the project Reflections on Muslim Immigration in Germany, in collaboration with Deutsches Haus at NYU, supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York, funded by Auswärtiges Amt - Foreign Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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Ending Racism In About An Hour | Open: 05/11/10 Close: 06/04/10
WRONG! Racism has redoubled — no, re-quadrupled — its efforts. Because now that a black man — or a half black/half white man if we want to split not so nappy hairs — is leading the free world, the stakes just have gotten much, much higher, especially for the really racist racists. And racism hasn’t run this rampant since Martin Luther King, Jr. had that dream. While the economy fails, racism is thriving. Whether it’s Rush Limbaugh’s & Glenn Beck’s daily treason, OR tea parties that look like casual Fridays at Ku Klux Klan rallies, OR Henry Louis Gates getting arrested for having a sticky door, OR the state of Texas deciding that the only good history book is a WHITES ONLY history book, OR the continued broadcast of BET, OR Tyler Perry… being Tyler Perry, OR the one-two-three cinematic punch of The Blindside, Avatar, and Precious. Meanwhile the 2010 Census STILL wantds to know how many "negroes" are out there. And all the while black people wonder, “Did we get a black president OR a president who is black?” Well, W. Kamau Bell is here to make (non)sense of all of it all. The Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America's racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.
Binding was the inaugural production of Theatre C, which commissioned the work, and is a close collaboration between Zaritt, director Basmat Hazan, and producer/dramaturge Carlos Armesto. Violent, tender, and erotic, the dance/theater work portrays a solitary man's quest for love and connection. Breaking free from his repressions, he propels his body into a rapture of violence and tenderness.
Binding is a commission by Theatre C, created for the soloNOVA Arts Festival. Binding was nurtured and supported by LABA: The National Laboratory for New Jewish Culture at the 14th Street Y in Manhattan.
For additional information, please visit www.theatrec.org.