Float to The River to River Fest!

Some many exciting entertainment options right now in Lower Manhattan!

Yesterday kicked off the 15th annual River To River Festival which runs until Sun, Jun 26 and is presented by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Performances include:

ChimaTEK: ChimaCloud Control Center:

"ChimaTEK: ChimaCloud Control Center exists at the intersection of dance, video, animation, and contemporary art (sculpture, installation, and performance art). Audiences at Fulton Center will engage with live performers from different ethnic backgrounds and dance traditions while they are surrounded by fantastical digital animation."

Go Forth:

"Drawing inspiration from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, GO FORTH is a performance and photo installation that considers how we create space in our lives for the presence of the absent. Burial is proposed not as erasure but as offering restitution and performing rites."

Riff this, Riff that:

"Straddling cultures, hip-hop and jazz, gave both Ehud and Ephrat a lens through which to make sense of the world. Riff this, Riff that will use movement and live music to explore the connections between these styles and the myriad of rhythms, both musical and motional, that continue to exist and expand within and around these forms."

Krai (2016):

"While much has been written about Russia’s major cities, Olga Bell’s Krai is a composition dedicated to the rest of the map: the wilderness, the towns, the inhabitants and their stories. From the Cossack melodies of Krasnodar Krai in the West to the Chukchi drumming of Kamchatka Krai in the Russian Far East, Krai is a forty-minute journey across the Eurasian landmass."

And, gatherings include the R2R Living Room:

"Put on your dancing shoes and join us at VBar Seaport for snacks and drinks after a long but exciting day of River To River performances. It’s the perfect chance to mingle and dance the night away with artists, festival partners, and fellow art-lovers! DJ Dreidel will be spinning the tunes."

In less than 10 days, we will be kicking off the 15th annual River To River Festival! ??? The Festival runs from Thu, Jun 16-Sun, Jun 26. All events are free and open to all, with a few events requiring an RSVP. We are so excited to see all the new media, theatre, performance art, music, and dance projects in the Festival!???????. On the first day of Festival, #R2R16 artist Saya Woolfalk will be presenting ChimaTek: ChimaCloud Control Center at Fulton Center. This fantastical project merges dance, video, animation and contemporary art. Audiences can engage with live performers from different ethnic backgrounds and dance traditions while being surrounded by digital animation. Plus, if you download the Refrakt app, you'll be able to activate virtual sculptures in the space (keep an eye out ? for signs in the area for clues). This project is commissioned by LMCC and co-presented with @tsqarts and Times Square Advertising Coalition. ??? check out the link in our bio for more details ???

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#R2R16 kicks off this Thursday, and the word is out about how great this Festival is! @nytimes shows some love for b-girl @asherienyc and her dancers. Come see them break out some great dance moves at 180 Maiden Lane on June 20 (1pm & 3pm) and June 21 (3pm)! ・・・ @repost @asherienyc: excited that our #RivertoRiver show was previewed in the #NewYorkTimes #artsection. Dedicating all our shows to the victims of the #orlando shooting and their families. Only by remaining positive and coming together can we fight hate. #spreadlove #spreadpeace #community #building #freeshows #publicspaces #brothersistercollab #ephratasheriedance #ehudasherie #LMCC #R2R2016 @lindalanaija @omari_mizrahi @jb0b0 @msveeproductions @sidneyvault #hiphop #housemusic #breaking #jazz

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See the complete River to River Calendar.

And more great events at Arts Brookfield.

Now go forth and be delighted by the arts!