Ethel Fair Launches Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Crews were making the final preparations to Damrosh Park on Tuesday night for Wednesday's premiere of the 2010 edition of Lincoln Center Out Of Doors. (Copyright 2010, Steven P. Marsh)

The fabulous Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival starts Wednesday night with a bit of Civil Rights Movement street theater at 6:30 at Barclays Capital Grove (the sponsored name for the plaza between Lincoln Center Theater and Avery Fisher Hall and moves into full-bore music mode at 7:30 in Damrosch Park with Ethel Fair: The Songwriters.

Ethel is Ralph Farris (viola), Mary Rowell (violin), Dorothy Lawson (cello) and Cornelius Dufallo (violin).

Ethel is a string quartet like no other string quartet you’ve seen or heard. These four skilled players, who are quite active together and separately on the international contemporary music scene, have been working in collaborative mode over the past several years. Their latest project, which has its world premiere at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival,  features the quartet yoked with songwriters who are quite well known on their own. Pop tunesmith Adam Schlesinger (a member of pop bands Fountains of Wayne and Ivy and composer of Broadway’s “Cry Baby”), assisted by Mike Viola (Candy Butchers), has created a work with Ethel. Other collaborators include folk-blues dynamo Dayna Kurtz, punk-New Wave pioneer Tom Verlaine (Television) and folky Argentine singer-songwriter Juana Molina.

Ethel always pushes boundaries with its work. This collaborative effort appears to reach for a broader, more mainstream appeal than some of the band’s more left-of-center efforts, such as its ongoing TruckStop project, which takes the band on the road to work with and celebrate indigenous cultures. But it’s certain to provide a richly entertaining evening.

No Snakes In This Grass is the title of the theater piece, written by James Magnuson and directed by Mical Whitaker, that kicks off the evening. It’s a comedy set in the Garden of Eden that deals issues of race and the Fall.

This is just the first night of a jam-packed schedule of fabulous free music and performance art that runs through Aug. 15. For the full Lincoln Center Out of Doors schedule, read the press release after the jump.LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS
40th ANNIVERSARY
FREE FESTIVAL
OPENS JULY 28
NO SNAKES IN THIS GRASS PAYS TRIBUTE TO OUT OF DOORS
FOUNDING AS A FESTIVAL OF STREET THEATER;
OPENING CONCERT: ETHEL FAIR: THE SONGWRITERS
FEATURES WORLD PREMIERES
Additions and Updates to Schedule: July 27: Film Screening and Discussion for THE WHIZ;
July 28: Talk by the Creators of No Snakes in This Grass
The Gories Moved to Evening Line-up on July 31;
Sandra Bernhard Headlines Evening of Dig: Their Royal Hipness August 1;
Taylor 2 Joins Paul Taylor Dance Company on August 5;
Marking its 40th anniversary, Lincoln Center Out of Doors calls up its street culture roots on opening night
Wednesday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. with No Snakes in This Grass, a landmark theater/performance piece
from the Civil Rights Movement. Written by James Magnuson, this retelling of the story of Adam and Eve
is directed by Mical Whitaker and produced by Shirley J. Radcliffe of the Richard Allen Center for Culture
and Art (RACCA). All three are alumni of the first edition of the Everyman-Community Theater Festival at
Lincoln Center. Created by actress/director Geraldine Fitzgerald, it was the forerunner of Lincoln Center
Out of Doors. An added, free special event—a panel discussion with the three members of the creative
team—will take place on July 28 from 4 – 5 p.m. at the David Rubenstein Atrium. They will speak about
the early days of street theater and the start of Lincoln Center’s outdoor summer festival.
The kickoff concert at 7:30 p.m. in Damrosch Park, ETHEL Fair: The Songwriters, features acclaimed
post-classical string quartet ETHEL collaborating on world premiere compositions and arrangements with
four songwriters: pop tunesmith Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), who is joined by Mike Viola
(Candy Butchers); Dayna Kurtz, Brooklyn-based folk-blues-jazz singer; Argentinean singer and multiinstrumentalist
Juana Molina, who blends folk and electronics; and influential guitarist Tom Verlaine, of
iconic New York band Television, with bassist Patrick Derivaz.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors – Additions and Updates to the Schedule
Since the festival was announced, there have been a number of other additions to the three-week schedule
of FREE music, dance and spoken word events taking place on the plazas of Lincoln Center through
August 15. Incomparable comedienne and singer Sandra Bernhard’s edgy humor is the icing on the cake
to Dig: Their Royal Hipness on August 1. She caps off an evening of hipster cool featuring Steve Cuiffo
channeling social satirist Lenny Bruce, Rod Harrison as Lord Buckley, Melvin Van Peebles performing Shel
Silverstein’s Hamlet: The Street Chant and music by Mr. Flamboyance himself David Johansen.
Dance additions: a July 27 screening of the 1978 film musical The Wiz (with Michael Jackson, Diana
Ross, Lena Horne, Nipsey Russell and Richard Pryor), followed by a discussion with choreographer
Nicholas Leichter and his collaborators, including Monstah Black, DanceNOW[NYC]’s Robin Staff and
moderator Brian McCormick, about the creation of their dance-theater piece THE WHIZ: Over the
Rainbow and the process of adapting and translating the film and its earlier Broadway incarnation into this
new form. It takes place at 6 p.m. at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center.
And on August 5, for the 80th Birthday Celebration of legendary choreographer Paul Taylor, the main
company (performing Airs (1971), Syzygy (1987), and Company B (1991)) will be joined on the Damrosch
stage by Taylor 2, its company-in-training, the first time the two companies will appear on the same
program. Taylor 2 will dance two signature works, Esplanade and 3 Epitaphs, the latter to live music,
arranged and performed by the Asphalt Orchestra. This marks the first time one of Mr. Taylor’s earliest
surviving works, with costumes by Robert Rauschenberg, will be performed with live music in lieu of the
archival field recordings of the Laneville-Johnson Union Brass Band. The new start time is 7:30 p.m.
In a music scheduling change: July 31, The Gories have moved from the afternoon to the evening line-up
of Ponderosa Stomp: The Detroit Breakdown, which now begins at 5 p.m. at the Damrosch Park Bandshell.
Artist addition: The Masacote Dance Company will now also be featured in Larry Harlow’s 1977
orchestral opus La Raza Latina, a Salsa Suite, starring Rubén Blades, with guest vocalist Adonis
Puentes, featuring a large orchestra and chorus conducted by Harlow. The work will have its long-overdue
New York premiere on a bill with the Bobby Sanabria Big Band (August 14).
Parades, processions and site-specific performances are key features of the festival, the third produced by
Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center’s director of public programming, highlighted by the return of Bang on a Can’s
Asphalt Orchestra, which debuted at LCOOD last year. For five nights, August 4-8, the Asphalt Orchestra
moves throughout the Lincoln Center campus performing World premiere compositions by Yoko Ono
and David Byrne with Annie Clark of St. Vincent as well as new original arrangements, to movement
choreographed by Susan Marshall and Mark DeChiazza. Asphalt will also perform with the dancers of
Taylor 2 on August 5 at Damrosch Park, playing the music to 3 Epitaphs, their new arrangement of the
work’s New Orleans jazz score. Other “moving” performances include: Brooklyn-based Haitian rara carnival
band DJA-Rara (July 29); Audio Tutu, a one-woman, site-specific mobile music performance beginning at
Broadway Plaza (July 30); a traditional Chinese Lion Dance presented by the Chinese American Arts
Council (August 12) and a Belaganjur (marching gamelan) featuring Gamelan Galak Tika, beginning with
an audience participation workshop/demonstration of Kecak (traditional Balinese “Monkey Chant”) at
Broadway Plaza (August 13).
Debut and premiere highlights in the 40th annual edition of Out of Doors include:
● The world premiere of composer Christine Southworth’s Super Collider, (August 13) performed by the
acclaimed Kronos Quartet and 15 musicians of Gamelan Galak Tika using the Gamelan Elektrika, a new
electronic “virtual gamelan” designed and developed by Alex Rigopulos (founder/CEO of Harmonix Music,
inventor of video games Guitar Hero and Rock Band). Southworth was inspired by the Large Hadron
Collider at CERN—the largest machine ever built—designed to recreate the beginning of the universe.
Super Collider takes two sound worlds and traditions, the string quartet and the ancient gamelan, and
juxtaposes them through the unlimited sonic universe of electronics, evoking string theory’s concept of
“universal harmony.” The instruments will be played like a gamelan, with interlocking patterns and all of the
intricacies that make gamelan music, with the tunings and timbres changing by turning knobs (into any
sounds, including the Kronos Quartet!) This set of instruments will be the first ever collective midi
instrument (requiring a group of players rather than a single musician). Kronos will also perform works by
Steve Reich and Café Tacuba.
Kenyan Luo musicians Kenge Kenge, making their New York debut, open the evening, exploring the
traditional acoustic roots of exhilarating benga dance music.
● The New York debut of the International Body Music Festival (August 12) which explores the sonic
possibilities of the human body as instrument offers a roster of amazing artists from North and South
America: Brazil’s 12-member “circle orchestra” Barbatuques in its New York debut, Bay Area-based a
capella/tap/beatboxers, the SLAMMIN All-Body Band, Inuit throat singers Celina Kalluk and Lucie Idlout
from Nunavut, Canada, and hambone artist Derique McGee, steeped in traditional African-American roots.
● The World premiere of Motor choreographed by Brian Brooks, danced by Brian Brooks Moving
Company on the closing night of Out of Doors (August 15). In the site-specific, hour-long work, hundreds of
sky blue cables expand to create a tunnel-like space over both audience and performers, spanning the
distance from the back of the Damrosch Park Bandshell stage to reach beyond the performance space.
The dancers move across and through the expanse, creating shifting chain reactions as they meet and
separate. Motor shares a bill with Lucinda Child’s pioneering work Dance with music by Philip Glass and
film by Sol Lewitt.
● The second year of collaboration with Dancing in the Streets’ Hip Hop Generation Next initiative brings
the World premiere of CENTRIFUGAL FORCE: Hip Hop Generations @ Lincoln Center to Out of Doors
on its closing day, August 15. The site-specific work by hip hop pioneers Emilio “Buddha Stretch” Austin
Jr., Adesola Osakalumi, and acclaimed post-modern choreographer Gus Solomons jr juxtaposes the
raw energy of street dance with the architectural grandeur of Lincoln Center. More than fifty dancers—the
first and second generation of hip hop dance pioneers, prominent and emerging local and international
dancers, and New York City teenage dancers—lead audiences from Josie Robertson Plaza to Broadway
Plaza in front of Alice Tully Hall where the public will be invited to join in a freestyle dance cipher.
Other Highlights of the Out of Doors season:
The fertile cultural grounds of three locales that are much in the news because of the natural and manmade
hardships they’ve endured—Haiti, New Orleans, and Detroit—are in the spotlight in three separate
programs.
● On July 29, artists representing a variety of Haitian styles and traditions, including Queen of Haitian song
Emeline Michel, Creole troubadour Beethova Obas, Ragganga songwriter/guitarist BélO, all-female,
Boston-based ensemble Zili Misik, and celebrated Haitian dancer/musician Peniel Guerrier collaborating
with the Mikerline Dance Company take the stage in Damrosch Park for Ansanm (In Love We Stand), a
celebration of Haiti’s musical riches.
● Then frequent collaborating partner, The Caribbean Culture Center African Diaspora Institute co-presents
a tribute to New Orleans in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (August 8): S.O.S.
(Saving Our Soul) – From the Big Apple to the Big Easy featuring the Soul Rebels Brass Band, Wild
Magnolias, Bo Dollis’ famed Mardi Gras Indian Tribe, and gospel-inflected jazz trombonist Glen David
Andrews with special guest Davell Crawford.
● The Motor City gets its due on the first day and night of the “Roots of American Music” mini-festival
(July 31). Out of Doors partners with the Louisiana-based Ponderosa Stomp festival to celebrate Detroit,
home to great blues, garage rock, punk and, of course, soul. The afternoon concert of Ponderosa Stomp
presents The Detroit Breakdown includes bluesman Eddie Kirkland, and the Motor City Soul Revue
featuring Dennis Coffey (of Motown house band The Funk Brothers), Melvin Davis, Spyder Turner, and
The Velvelettes all backed by The Party Stompers. The evening program in Damrosch Park, which now
begins at 5 p.m., brings out powerhouse groups: Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels (soul infused garage
rock; “Devil in a Blue Dress”); garage rock pioneers ? & the Mysterians ( “96 Tears”), a rare appearance
by garage rockers The Gories, and Death (the recently rediscovered Black proto-punk band from the early
70s).
● The second day of “Roots of American Music” (August 1) celebrates hipsters, eccentrics, and originals
with music and spoken word performances that defy categories and push boundaries. Dig: Their Royal
Hipness features afternoon performances on Hearst Plaza by old-timey neo-vaudevillians Asylum Street
Spankers, Mexican pro-wrestling mask-wearing surf guitar band Los Straitjackets; new-burlesque dance
trio The World Famous Pontani Sisters; and Niger’s “modern” traditional band Etran Finatawa; “Hip” and
“Cool” get turned up a notch that evening in Damrosch Park, with a program that features music by the
flamboyant David Johansen of New York Dolls and Buster Poindexter fame; homages to social satirist and
provocateur Lenny Bruce and “baddest beatnik” Lord Buckley; Filmmaker/author Melvin van Peebles
performing Shel Silverstein’s proto-rap Hamlet: The Street Chant; capped off by the strutting-her-stuff
and take-no-prisoners comedy and music of Sandra Bernhard.
● La Casita marks its 10th anniversary at this year’s Out of Doors (August 14; repeated in its entirety in the
Bronx at Teatro Pregones on August 15), in a 16 artist, 5+ hour program emceed by La Bruja, celebrating
oral traditions in both verse and music from a wide range of cultures including Afro-Caribbean, Latino,
Filipino, Balkan artists, with performers including Willie Perdomo, The Welfare Poets, Tato Torres’
Yerbabuena and Deaf poet Ayisha Knight-Shaw. For the first time the entire program for each date will
be American Sign Language interpreted.
MORE MUSIC EVENTS: Legendary vocalist Nona Hendryx offers a career retrospective ranging from her
girl-group days with The Bluebelles, to the groundbreaking funk rock of Labelle to her futuristic solo career
(July 30); a double bill pairing the seminal krautrock of Hallogallo 2010: Michael Rother & Friends
perform the music of NEU! and the visionary Brazilian “Sorcerer” of sound, composer/multiinstrumentalist
Hermeto Pascoal (August 6); the carnivalesque gypsy-punk meets breakbeats of Balkan
Beat Box sharing a bill with circus-punk marching band Mucca Pazza (August 7); Latin Grammy Awardwinning,
Afro-Peruvian singer Susana Baca, Honduran Garifuna artist Aurelio Martinez & Garifuna Soul,
and Cuban nueva trova songwriter Carlos Varela & His Band (August 11); a night of hip hop and r&b
inspired jazz with The Robert Glasper Experiment with special guests Q-Tip and Bilal on a bill with José
James’ Blackmagic (August 4); and Heritage Sunday (August 8 at 2 p.m.), co-presented with The Center
for Traditional Music and Dance, with music from Bulgaria, Egypt, Lebanon, and Greece.
FAMILY EVENTS: Family Day (August 7) features a return engagement for Willie Mae Rock Camp for
Girls Summer Revue which debuted at Out of Doors last summer. The group features young women,
aged 8 to 18, who have participated in summer camps which take place annually in Brooklyn. The concert
will feature the return of hit groups le Saffire and The Awkward Turtles, as well as just-formed bands,
playing brand new, original songs that range from political satire to irresistible pop numbers. The
Puppeteers Cooperative will present a brand-new Puppet Pageant, Pride and Prejudice and New York
Real Estate, commissioned by Lincoln Center, created and performed with colorful costumes, masks, and
musicians by the Cooperative artists in collaboration with the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center and
Red Hook Community Center.
ABOUT LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS
Inaugurated in 1971 under director of community programming Leonard DePaur, Out of Doors began as a
small festival of street theater, in collaboration with Everyman Theater (co-founded by actress Geraldine
Fitzgerald.) Former Lincoln Center President John Mazzola’s vision was “to bring the community to Lincoln
Center and bring Lincoln Center to the community.” Gradually expanding to include music and dance
performances, the re-christened Lincoln Center Out of Doors has grown into one of the largest free
performance festivals in the U.S. Over its 40-year history, Out of Doors has commissioned some 90 works
from composers and choreographers and presented hundreds of major dance companies, renowned worldmusic
artists, and legendary jazz, folk, gospel, blues and rock musicians, many under the auspices of its
popular “Roots of American Music” mini-festival, and poets and storytellers as part of the annual “La
Casita.” It has highlighted the rich cultural diversity of New York City with performances by established
ensembles and up-and-coming groups and has partnered with dozens of community and cultural
organizations including the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Lincoln Square
Neighborhood Center, Brooklyn Arts Council, Bronx Council on the Arts, Center for Traditional Music and
Dance, the Chinese American Arts Council, Americas Society, and Dancing in the Streets.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE and take place on the Lincoln Center campus—Hearst Plaza/Barclays Capital
Grove, Damrosch Park, Josie Robertson Plaza, and Broadway Plaza—located between Broadway and
Amsterdam Avenues, West 65th Street to West 62nd Street.
Visit http://www.LCOutofDoors.org for complete schedule or call 212-875-5766 to request a brochure.
A COMPLETE CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOLLOWS.
Programs and artists subject to change.
LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS 2010
JULY 28-AUGUST 15, 2010
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
(Programs and artists subject to change)
Wednesday, July 28
4 – 5 p.m. – David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
No Snakes in This Grass Opening Panel
Playwright James Magnuson, director Mical Whitaker, executive producer Shirley J. Radcliffe of
Richard Allen Center for Culture and Art (RACCA) and Artistic Director Imani discuss the creation and
legacy of the street theater movement of the late 1960s
6:30 p.m. – Barclays Capital Grove
No Snakes in This Grass
Written by James Magnuson, Directed by Mical Whitaker
Produced by Richard Allen Center for Culture and Art (RACCA)
Shirley J. Radcliffe, Executive Producer; Imani, Artistic Director
Wednesday, July 28
7:30 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
ETHEL Fair: The Songwriters (World Premiere)
ETHEL with special guests
Adam Schlesinger with Mike Viola
Dayna Kurtz
Juana Molina
Tom Verlaine with Patrick Derivaz
Thursday, July 29
7 p.m. – Parade beginning at Josie Robertson Plaza
DJA-Rara
Thursday, July 297
7:30 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
Ansanm (In Love We Stand)
Emeline Michel
Beethova Obas
BélO
Zili Misik
and
Peniel Guerrier in collaboration with the Mikerline Dance Company
Friday, July 30
7 p.m. – Site-specific mobile performance beginning at Broadway Plaza
Audio Tutu
Friday, July 30
7:30 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
Nona Hendryx
Nicholas Leichter Dance with Monstah Black: THE WHIZ: Over the Rainbow
The score for THE WHIZ was commissioned by the American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program.
THE WHIZ was funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from
the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and
the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation.
This tour of Nicholas Leichter Dance is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the
National Endowment for the Arts.
Note: In association with this performance, a free screening of the 1978 film The Wiz will take place on Tuesday,
July 27 at 6 p.m. in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, followed by a panel discussion with Nicholas
Leichter, Monstah Black, Robin Staff of DanceNOW[NYC] and others, moderated by Brian McCormick.
Saturday, July 31
2 p.m. – Hearst Plaza/Barclays Capital Grove
27th Annual Roots of American Music
Ponderosa Stomp presents The Detroit Breakdown
Motor City Soul Revue featuring
Dennis Coffey
Melvin Davis
Spyder Turner
The Velvelettes with The Party Stompers
Eddie Kirkland
Saturday, July 31
Note: new time:
5 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
27th Annual Roots of American Music
Ponderosa Stomp presents The Detroit Breakdown
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
? & the Mysterians
The Gories
Death
Sunday, August 1
2 p.m. – Hearst Plaza/Barclays Capital Grove
27th Annual Roots of American Music
Dig: Their Royal Hipness
Asylum Street Spankers
Los Straitjackets
The World Famous Pontani Sisters
Etran Finatawa
Sunday, August 1
6 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
27th Annual Roots of American Music
Dig: Their Royal Hipness
Sandra Bernhard
David Johansen
Melvin Van Peebles: Hamlet: The Street Chant by Shel Silverstein
Steve Cuiffo as Lenny Bruce
Rod Harrison as Lord Buckley
Wednesday, August 4
7 p.m. – Parade beginning at Broadway Plaza
Asphalt Orchestra
World Premiere commissions by: Yoko Ono and David Byrne/Annie Clark
Movement by Susan Marshall and Mark DeChiazza
Uniforms designed by Elizabeth Hope Clancy
Commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.
Asphalt Orchestra is a creation Bang on a Can with founding support from The Rockefeller Foundation’s New York Cultural
Innovation Fund and Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.
Wednesday, August 4
7:30 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
The Robert Glasper Experiment with special guests Q-Tip and Bilal
José James’ Blackmagic
Presented in association with Brooklyn Arts Council’s Black Brooklyn Renaissance, Black Arts + Culture, 1960-2010, in
partnership with Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration and sponsored by MetLife Foundation.
Thursday, August 5
7 p.m. – Parade beginning at Hearst Plaza
Asphalt Orchestra
See August 4
Thursday, August 5
Note: New Time
7:30 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
Paul Taylor Dance Company: 80th Birthday Celebration
Airs (1971), Syzygy (1987) and Company B (1991)
Taylor 2
Esplanade (1975), 3 Epitaphs (1956) to music arranged and performed by Asphalt Orchestra
Friday, August 6
7 p.m. – Parade beginning at Josie Robertson Plaza
Asphalt Orchestra
See August 4
Friday, August 6
7:30 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
Hallogallo 2010! Michael Rother and Friends perform the music of NEU! (New York Debut)
Hermeto Pascoal
Hermeto Pascoal presented with support from the Consulate General of Brazil in New York and in cooperation with Americas
Society.
Saturday, August 7
Family Day
2 p.m. – Hearst Plaza/Barclays Capital Grove
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Summer Revue
Special performances by le Saffire and The Awkward Turtles
4 p.m. – Hearst Plaza/Barclays Capital Grove
Puppet Pageant: Pride and Prejudice and New York Real Estate (World Premiere)
Puppeteers’ Cooperative with
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center and Red Hook Community Center
Commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors and created by members of the Puppeteers’ Cooperative in
collaboration with neighborhood groups, including Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center.
Family Day is sponsored by Disney.
Saturday, August 7
6 p.m. – Parade beginning at Hearst Plaza
Asphalt Orchestra
See August 4
Saturday, August 7
7 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
Balkan Beat Box
Mucca Pazza
Balkan Beat Box presented with support from the Consulate General of Israel in New York
Sunday, August 8
2 p.m. – Hearst Plaza/Barclays Capital Grove
Heritage Sunday
Yuri Yunakov
Zikrayat
The Maeandros Ensemble
Presented in collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance
Sunday, August 8
6 p.m. – Parade beginning at Broadway Plaza
Asphalt Orchestra
See August 4
Sunday, August 8
7:30 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
S.O.S. (Saving Our Soul) – From the Big Easy to the Big Apple
Soul Rebels Brass Band
Wild Magnolias
Glen David Andrews with special guest Davell Crawford
Presented in collaboration with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.
6 pm: Join the musicians for a Second Line from the Caribbean Cultural Center (408 West 58th Street, between 9th and 10th
Avenues) to Lincoln Center
Wednesday, August 11
6:30 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
Susana Baca
Aurelio Martinez & Garifuna Soul
Carlos Varela & His Band
Susana Baca presented in association with Queens Theatre in the Park’s Chase Latino Cultural Festival.
Aurelio Martinez presented with support from the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
Thursday, August 12
7 p.m. – Parade beginning at Josie Robertson Plaza
Chinese American Arts Council: Lion Dance
Presented in association with the Chinese American Arts Council
Thursday, August 12
7:30 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
International Body Music Festival (New York Debut)
Barbatuques (New York Debut)
Slammin All-Body Band
Celina Kalluk and Lucie Idlout
Derique McGee
IBMF is a project of Crosspulse. Keith Terry, Artistic Director
Barbatuques presented with support from the Consulate General of Brazil in New York
Friday, August 13
6 p.m. – Workshop at Broadway Plaza followed by parade/performance to Josie Robertson Plaza
Gamelan Galak Tika: Kecak workshop and Belaganjur (marching gamelan)
Friday, August 13
7:30 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
Kronos Quartet with special guest Gamelan Galak Tika
Performing Christine Southworth’s: Super Collider (World premiere)
Works by Steve Reich, Café Tacuba and others
Kenge Kenge (New York Debut)
Gamelan Elektrika instruments produced by Alex Rigopulos; sensors/electronics design by Andrew Boch, Matt Boch, and Laurel
Pardue; technical assembly by Stéphanie Bouchard; frame design and assembly by Quentin Kelly, developed at the MIT Media
Lab.
Saturday, August 14
12 noon – 5:30 p.m. – Hearst Plaza/Barclays Capital Grove
La Casita: A Home for the Heart/ Un Hogar Para El Corazon – 10th Anniversary
Spoken word and music
M.C: La Bruja
Aracelis Girmay
Ayisha Knight
Carvens Lissaint
Denizen Kane
Grace Nono
Jamila Lysicott
Kathy Yogi Collins
Kurtis Lamkin
Aracelis Girmay
Liza Garza
M.A.K.U.
Mandingo Ambassadors
Natalio Hernandez
Vlada Tomova’s Balkan Tales
The Welfare Poets
Willie Perdomo
Yerbabuena
La Casita is sponsored by PepsiCo, Inc.
Produced in cooperation with Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management
Co-curated by: Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center Out of Doors; Melody Capote, Caribbean Cultural Center; Lillian Cho; C. Daniel
Dawson; Eliana Godoy, Art for Change; Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management; Rich Villar, Louder Arts
Natalio Hernandez presented with additional support form the Mexican Cultural Institute.
ASL interpretation of La Casita for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is provided by Lincoln Center’s Department of Programs and
Services for People with Disabilities.
Saturday, August 14
7:30 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
Larry Harlow’s La Raza Latina, A Salsa Suite (New York Premiere)
Conducted by Larry Harlow
Starring Rubén Blades
With guest vocalist Adonis Puentes
plus Orchestra and Chorus
and The Masacote Dance Company
Bobby Sanabria Big Band
La Raza Latina presented with support from Fania Records.
Sunday, August 15
3 – 8 p.m. – Teatro Pregones, 571-575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NYC
La Casita: A Home for the Heart/ Un Hogar Para El Corazon – 10th Anniversary
Spoken work and music
See August 14 lineup
ASL interpretation of La Casita for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is provided by Lincoln Center’s Department of Programs and
Services for People with Disabilities.
Sunday, August 15
5 p.m. – Site-specific performance beginning at Josie Robertson Plaza, community participation cipher at
Broadway Plaza
CENTRIFUGAL FORCE: Hip Hop Generations @ Lincoln Center
Site-specific dance for 50+ dancers choreographed by Emilio “Buddha Stretch” Austin Jr., Adesola
Osakalumi, and Gus Solomons jr. followed by audience participation cipher at Broadway Plaza
CENTRIFUGAL FORCE: Hip Hop Generations @ Lincoln Center is presented is collaboration with Dancing in the Streets. Hip
Hop Generation Next is a citywide series that is produced by Dancing in the Streets (www.dancinginthestreets.org) and
sponsored by Bloomberg.
Sunday, August 15
7:00 p.m. – Damrosch Park Bandshell
Dance
Choreography by Lucinda Childs
Film by Sol Lewitt; Music by Philip Glass
Produced by Linda Brumbach; Production Management: Pomegranate Arts
The reconstruction of Dance was commissioned by the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, with
additional support from The Yard, a colony for performing artists on Martha’s Vineyard, Wendy Taucher, Artistic Director.
Dance by Lucinda Childs was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Masterpieces: Dance initiative,
administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Brian Brooks Moving Company: Motor (World premiere)
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND TAKE PLACE ON LINCOLN CENTER’S PLAZAS between Broadway and
Amsterdam Avenues, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted). Take No.1 IRT to
66th Street/Lincoln Center Station) OR the A, B, C, D and No. 1 trains to 59th St/Columbus Circle.
Visit http://www.LCOutofDoors.org for complete schedule or call 212-875-5766 to request a brochure.
Performance Locations:
BROADWAY PLAZA
Corner of Broadway and West 65th Street (grandstand plaza in front of Alice Tully Hall)
DAMROSCH PARK
West 62nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue.
DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM
Broadway, between West 62nd and West 63rd Streets
HEARST PLAZA / (WITH SEATING IN BARCLAYS CAPITAL GROVE)
North of the Metropolitan Opera House, in front of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and
Lincoln Center Theater.
JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA
Main plaza of Lincoln Center, fronting Columbus Avenue, between 63rd and 64th Street.
All programs and artists are subject to change.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors is sponsored by Bloomberg and PepsiCo, Inc.
Additional support is provided by Consulate General of Brazil in New York, Disney, Zabar’s and Zabars.com, Newman’s Own
Foundation, Inc., The Reed Foundation, Inc., Abraham Perlman Foundation, The Weininger Foundation, Inc., Amtrak, The
Harkness Foundation for Dance, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, the Friends of Lincoln Center, and Young Patrons
of Lincoln Center.
Public support for Out of Doors 2010 is provided by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Kate D. Levin, Commissioner
and New York State Council on the Arts.
Operation of Lincoln Center’s public plazas is supported in part with public funds provided by the City of New York.
Endowment support is provided by PepsiCo.
Movado is an Official Sponsor of Lincoln Center, Inc.
WNBC/WNJU are Official Broadcast Partners of Lincoln Center, Inc.
Continental Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center, Inc.
MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center, Inc.
“Summer at Lincoln Center” is sponsored by Diet Pepsi and The Wall Street Journal.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors is a presentation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (LCPA), which serves three primary
roles: presenter of superb artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of
the Lincoln Center campus. As a presenter of over 400 events annually, LCPA’s programs include Great Performers, American
Songbook, Lincoln Center Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and Live From Lincoln Center. In
addition, LCPA is leading a series of major capital projects on behalf of the resident organizations.
Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, call the
Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities at (212) 875-5375.
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