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PS21’s Essential Cinema – Francine Prose Selects: Diabolique, Aug 24

PS21’s Essential Cinema ARTISTS’ CHOICE SERIES: Cinematic works are screened in PS21’s open-air pavilion, and chosen by a variety of notable artists of various disciplines living and working in the Hudson Valley, illustrating how cinema has inspired their work. Participating Artists: Joan Juliet Buck, Francine Prose, Ian Buruma, Nicole Ansari, Winsome Brown, and Brian Cox

FRANCINE PROSE selects the second film in the Artists’ Choice Series, DIABOLIQUE (1955) Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.(French with English subtitles, 117 minutes, Black & White)

About the Film:
Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique. This thriller shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S. It is the story of two women—the fragile wife and the willful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys’ boarding school—who hatch a daring revenge plot. With its unprecedented narrative twists and terrifying images, Diabolique is a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse.

DATE/TIME: Monday, August 24, 2020 / 7pm – 10pm

COST: $20 for 2 seats
Seating is limited to 25 distanced pairs.

LOCATION:
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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PS21’s Final ‘Movement Without Borders’ of the Season: SoundWalk with Skeleton Architecture, Sep 21

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PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents their final Movement Without Borders workshop of the 2019 summer season with a SoundWalk, on Saturday, led by Grace Osborne and Edisa Weeks of Skeleton Architecture.

Skeleton Architecture is a Bessie-Award-winning collective of African American women and gender-nonconforming artists rooted in the power of the collective in practice and improvisation. Embodied Listening is a guided workshop that explores PS 21’s orchards and trails focusing on vocal toning, listening, and medicine melodies. Weeks is the founder of Delirious Dances, where through choreography she merges theater and dance in intimate environments. Osborne is a musical virtuoso whose principal instrument is the flute. Movement Without Borders brings the best and brightest in the dance world to PS21 to teach pay-what-you-wish classes all summer long.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, September 21, 2019 / 10:30am – 12pm

COST:
Pay What You Wish

LOCATION:
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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Dancer Wendy Whelan Leads Movement Without Borders Class at PS21, Aug 22

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PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents Wendy Whelan, one of the foremost dancers in the world, leading a Movement Without Borders workshop.

Movement Without Borders brings the best and brightest in the dance world to PS21 to teach classes all summer long.

Wendy Whelan, widely considered one of the world’s leading dancers, will be at PS21 to lead a Movement Without Borders class as part of this ongoing series of novel experiments in motion and sensation dedicated to the mind, body, and spirit. Whelan, a principal dancer at New York City Ballet for more than 20 years, is now the company’s associate artistic director. Called “the epitome of the contemporary ballerina, taking ballet into the future,” she worked with Jerome Robbins and originated roles in many NYCB ballets, notably with Christopher Wheeldon, who created 13 roles for her before enlisting her as a guest artist for his Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. Mikhail Baryshnikov has called her simply “the best” and described her artistry as “a complexity, a sense of internal life, a woman on stage. You’re always trying to decode this person when she moves.”

DATES/TIMES:
Thursday, August 22, 2019 / 6pm – 7:30pm

COST:
Pay What You Wish

LOCATION:
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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PS21’s Annual West African Dance and Drum Performance, Jul 26

 

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PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents ‘Just for Fun – West African Dance and Drum Performance’, this Friday.

Choreographer/dancer Jamal Jackson, with members of his company will join the kids from the dance and drum workshop to sweep us up in a high energy display of West African dance and drumming from Mali. This performance is an annual favorite and is not to be missed!

DATES/TIMES:
Friday, July 26, 2019 / 1pm – 2pm

COST:
Free

LOCATION:
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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PS21 Will Celebrate Chatham’s 150th Birthday w/ a Piano Concert, May 4

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PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, will celebrate Chatham’s 150th Birthday with a piano concert which will also inaugurate the theaters newly acquired Steinway D Piano. The diverse program will feature four longtime residents of the Chatham community; Lincoln Mayorga, Gili Melamed-Lev, David Smith and Uel Wade.

World-renowned pianist, recording artist, and composer Lincoln Mayorga will bring his personal passion for Chopin to the celebration “I consider Chopin my ‘desert island composer! If I had to choose the music of just one composer to take with me on a desert island, it would be Chopin. He cared for no other instrument the way he loved and identified with the piano.”

Gili Melamed-Lev and Mark Evans (The Lev-Evans Duo) will be performing light, humorous and inspiring musical works for piano four-hands—two players on one piano—by Brahms, Bizet, Poulenc, Pärt, and Fauré. “We’re thrilled to be part of this celebration and to support this new state-of-the-art venue,” said Gili Melamed-Lev.

In what promises to be a colorful and dramatic evening David Smith is looking forward to realizing the nine-foot Steinway concert grand’s specific potential for listeners. “First and foremost, I think of this concert as an acoustic experience, at a time when so many experiences are digital,” said Smith. “The vibrations of such an instrument move the listener in ways not otherwise possible.”

“Do I want to sit at a beautiful, big, black, Steinway monster and share some of my favorite genius-composers with a bunch of close-listening people?” asked Uel Wade rhetorically. “I think so! Thank goodness music is one of PS21’s many gifts to our community.”

DATES/TIMES:
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7pm – 9pm

COST:
Advance Tickets: $20 general / $15 members / $10 students
At the Door: $25 general / $20 members / $10 students
For tickets, visit http://ps21chatham.org

LOCATION:
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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