The two icons join forces in a staged concert colliding the high and low:
countertenor and counterculture, opera and pop, historical and hysterical.
Justin Vivian Bond and Anthony Roth Costanzo, “the greatest cabaret artist of [their] generation” (The New Yorker) and “the vocally brilliant and dramatically fearless countertenor” (The New York Times), carve new pathways to opera and politically subversive cabaret — intermingling their distinct vocal gifts around legendary works like Purcell’s 17th century aria “Dido’s Lament” to Dido’s early 2000s radio hit “White Flag,” and “Autumn Leaves” to “Don’t Give Up.”
Supremacy Project Captures the Omnipresence of Injustice in Our Country with Striking Imagery and Text.
Now on view, the installation draws on the powers of photography, design, poetry, and branding to evoke the ubiquitous nature of injustice in American society. It comprises two exhibitions: Michael T. Boyd’s Lost Ones. Culture Found., which reexamines the legacy of widely known victims of police brutality and hate crimes, on the building’s Water Street facade; and Julian Alexander and photographer Steven “Sweatpants” Irby’s Supremacy: Who Protects Me From You?, which illuminates the systemic inequities at the core of our government, on the Dock Street exterior of St. Ann’s Warehouse. CLICK TO LEARN MORE
The outdoor exhibit is on view on the Old Dock Street & Water Street facades of St. Ann’s Warehouse, 45 Water Street | dumbo BKLYN 11201.
As New York emerges from the wake of the pandemic, St. Ann’s is taking extensive measures to keep one another safe with guidance from NY City and the NY State Department of Health. We will create a gentle, low-risk environment as we reunite to enjoy the performing arts together again live.
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Friends Edward Lachman (Director/Cinematographer, Songs for Drella) and Ellen Kuras (Cinematographer, Lou Reed’s Berlin Live at St. Ann’s Warehouse) talk about making seminal films with seminal rockers Lou Reed and John Cale. CLICK TO WATCH
Come check in with our heroines of The Shakespeare Trilogy about what they’ve been up to since we last saw them on stage. Join creators and cast members as they reflect on how “all-female” Shakespeare inspired them and changed the world. CLICK TO WATCH
St. Ann’s Warehouse stands in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter in its mission to “eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes…. [to combat and counter] acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy.”
We condemn the murder of George Floyd, the latest in a long history of Black lives lost to state-sanctioned violence in this country.
We also condemn anyone who would pervert the message and mission of BLM in order to deflect from the toxic wrongdoing and injustice at hand, which continues to threaten the very lives of friends, family members, and neighbors. It’s an old trick that perpetuates blaming the victim and undermines every fabric of civil society.
Enough is enough. Black Lives Matter.
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
Additionally, How to Support the Struggle Against Police Brutality
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THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Laura Collins-Hughes
JAN 4, 2021
Lee Breuer, an acclaimed and influential director who over a half-century in New York’s downtown theater scene blended genres in extravagantly experimental productions, often with Mabou Mines, the avant-garde troupe he helped found, died on Sunday at his home in Brooklyn Heights. He was 83.
His wife and artistic partner, the actress Maude Mitchell, confirmed his death. He had had advanced kidney disease and metastatic lung cancer.
A tenacious outsider who refused his sole Tony Award nomination — for his biggest hit and only Broadway show, the Sophocles adaptation “The Gospel at Colonus” — Mr. Breuer flourished in the scrappier realm of Off-Off-Broadway even as the scale of his works and ambitions took him to larger stages, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Delacorte Theater in Central Park and the Comédie-Française in Paris.
“How much of the game do you have to play, and how much can you play against the game?” he said in a 2011 interview. “That’s an enormous question, and it’s a question that’s been part of my life, always.”
Mr. Breuer reveled in colliding the comic with the tragic, the classical with the vernacular, layering in music, and Bunraku puppetry. He was widely known in recent years for “Mabou Mines DollHouse,” a recalibration of Ibsen’s classic that opened at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn and toured internationally, with a cast of average-size women opposite men no more than four and a half feet tall.
Mr. Breuer’s audiences had to be willing to embrace, or at least shrug off, some quantity of abstruseness in his productions. Yet there was often a rapturous, cacophonous beauty to them. At their best they worked on spectators like enchantments — as in “DollHouse” (2003), which he adapted with Ms. Mitchell, who played Nora; the wondrous, child-friendly “Peter and Wendy” (1996), adapted by Liza Lorwin from “Peter Pan”; and the kaleidoscopic fantasia “La Divina Caricatura, Part 1, The Shaggy Dog” (2013), which Mr. Breuer also wrote. READ MORE
The Board and staff of St. Ann’s Warehouse mourn the passing of our dear friend Jane Walentas. A beautiful soul with a savvy mixture of pragmatism and creativity, Jane’s kindness, warmth, and singular style were inspirational. Jane epitomized the spirit of DUMBO, which she, her husband, David, and son Jed, pioneered into a vibrant waterfront neighborhood and cultural destination. Jane’s Carousel, which she meticulously restored over twenty years, testifies to Jane’s vision for making public spaces festive and alive. Jane, we are so grateful for your friendship and love and all that you gave to the life of St. Ann’s Warehouse. We will continue to see you everywhere. We offer our deepest love and compassion to David and Jed for this devastating loss. Bells should toll for our First Lady of DUMBO.
Joseph S. Steinberg, Chair
Susan Feldman, President/Artistic Director
St. Ann’s Warehouse
Susan Feldman, the board and staff of St. Ann’s Warehouse; Janine Nichols and all the former staff members of Arts at St. Ann’s, mourn the loss of our dear friend Hal Willner, music producer extraordinaire, unbounded creative force, consummate aficionado of eclectic, exquisite musical taste and 1950’s TV. From our beginnings, he worked a wondrous alchemy of artists and concepts in Halloween and tribute concerts of lasting and elegant impact. Harry Smith Project, Greetings from Tim Buckley, among many, changed lives. A seeming chaos was always the special sauce in a Hal Willner show. We will miss you, dear soul. We offer our sincerest support and love to Sheila and Arlo.