SEA (Singular Extreme Actions)
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Elizabeth Streb’s SEA kicks off the summer programming with a thrilling and death-defying show for all ages. Daredevil performers will interact with mechanics and apparatus specifically created for the show. The experience is described by the company as a wild kaleidoscope of ACTION events and music, human bodies careening through, around, and above invented hardware, while accompanied by STREB’s resident DJ & Emcee. The edge-of-your-seat performance is a spectacle of adrenaline as STREB’s action heroes redefine physics with unique “POPACTION” choreography that intertwines dance, athletics, boxing, rodeo, circus and stunt work.
- Thursday, May 24: 12:30PM & 6:00PM
- Friday, May 25: 12:30PM & 6:00PM
- Saturday, May 26: 12:30PM
Also on Saturday:
KIDACTION Class: 9am -11am
PRE-REGISTRATION FOR KIDACTION IS SOLD OUT - limited walk-ins will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Brookfield Place is celebrating the launch of summer on May 26 with family-friendly activities from 9am – 12pm, including STREB KIDACTION classes, performances, nautical crafts and free sailing (first-come, first-served).
STREB EXTREME ACTION
The members of Elizabeth Streb’s company, STREB EXTREME ACTION, combine virtuosity and technical skill with openhearted popular appeal. Founded in New York City in 1985 by choreographer Elizabeth Streb, the company has traveled, artistically as well as geographically, from the heights of the experimental dance world to the cutting-edge of popular entertainment.
Of Granite & Glass
6/15-16 at 7pm, 6/17at 5pm
In a special performance for the 2018 River to River Festival, Of Granite and Glass is part of choreographer Catherine Galasso’s 10-part series, Of Iron and Diamonds, based on Boccaccio’s 14th century Decameron. The performance will combine her signature cinematic tableaux, whimsical nonlinear narratives, and charismatic performers to engage in a choreographic dialogue with the architecture and atmosphere of Brookfield Place. Performers will move between episodic and virtuosic movements on multiple planes, shaped closely by the grandeur and intrigue of the Winter Garden’s grand marble staircase, transforming the space into a singular spectacle. Presented by Arts Brookfield.
On Granite and Glass is co-commissioned by Arts Brookfield and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and is presented as part of the 2018 River To River Festival.
Friday, June 15 at 7 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 7pm
Sunday, June 17 at 5 pm
Catherine Galasso is a Brooklyn-based choreographer born in New York and raised in Italy. Past performances have been presented by places such as SFMoMA, Joyce SoHo, La MaMa, Danspace Project, MoCA Santa Barbara, the Bibliotheque National in Paris, the International Theater Festival in Kosovo, as well as underground Wall Street bank vaults and decaying 4-story homes. Galasso’s 2015 collaboration with choreographer Andy de Groat (get dancing) was nominated for a New York ‘Bessie’ and her 2011 Bring On The Lumière! was nominated for a San Francisco “Izzie.” Galasso has been awarded residencies from The Watermill Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, Kaatsbaan, ODC Theater (San Francisco), and ZonaD Studio (Bucharest), as well as commissions from Danspace, The River to River Festival, and the San Francisco Foundation. She holds a European Baccalaureate in Painting from an art high school in Venice, Italy, and a BA in Film from Cornell University.
Photo by: Victoria Sendra
Pictured: Doug LeCours, Mei Yamanaka
Direction: Catherine Galasso
Happy Hour: June 21
Gather your friends on the Waterfront Terrace and toast to Pride Week!
The #PictureofPride celebration takes over the outdoor lounge at Brookfield Place providing the perfect backdrop to snap a photo inside the larger-than-life #PictureofPride frames. For every post on social media that tags @BrookfieldPLNY and #PictureofPride, $1 will be donated to the Hetrick-Martin Institute, up to $25,000. Brookfield Place is partnering with RBC Capital Markets, OppenheimerFunds and American Express for our Pride Week celebration.
Join us for a special happy hour on Thursday, June 21st from 6-8pm featuring live music performances and more!
Jason Hackenwerth: Animal Soul
July 11 - 15
Arts Brookfield has commissioned artist Jason Hackenwerth to create Animal Soul, a set of large-scale, internally lit, inflatable sculptures that will take over the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place this summer.
Hackenwerth’s famous balloon installations have been exhibited by museums around the world including the Guggenheim and the V&A. His Animal Soul sculptures will tower over the viewers at 20 to 30 feet high each and transform the waterfront into a larger-than-life, glowing sculpture garden. Hackenwerth will also create wearable sculptures made entirely of sewn balloons that come to life when donned by dancers.
Animal Soul will sweep viewers into a fantastical world of colorful creatures inspired by the magical, light-hearted persona of balloons and the otherworldly creatures that exist within every imagination.
Presented by Arts Brookfield