FREE: Fridays at Noon Dance Performance - Contemporary NYC Choreographers: Choreographers Lane Gifford, Sidra Bell and Nelly van Bommel will collaborate on one vibrant dance in three sections that shares one piece of music.
Dancing In The Cloud/Dancing For Small Screens with Richard Daniels, Peter Kyle, Dawn Paap and James Garver with Edward Henkel. Hear this panel talk about dance for small screens and how the forging of new collaborative territory can have a significant impact in creating uniquely personal experiences for the viewer.
Winter Vintage Ball: Dance your way into a different century and feel history come alive in our unique 1929 Buttenwieser Hall ballroom as you learn and enjoy social dances and music from the Victorian era.
Amy Chua with Dr. Gail Saltz: Amy Chua discusses the struggle to find balance between her dreams for her children and letting them succeed on their own, which she chronicled in her best-selling book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.
Over the last couple of decades, musicians have been reconstructing the legacy of composers who spent World War II in Terezin (also known by its German name, Theresienstadt), a garrison city near Prague that the Nazis turned into a concentration camp. About 140,000 Jews were sent there, starting in 1941, including an unusually large number of musicians, writers and painters.
The Nazis allowed these artists to create a cultural life and turned it into a propaganda tool. Terezin, as they presented it to visitors from the Red Cross, was a model camp: musicians gave concerts; children painted pictures and wrote poems. But behind that facade, Terezin’s inmates were used as slave labor in local mines and factories, and most — some 88,000 — were eventually sent to Auschwitz and other death camps.
The 92nd Street Y’s Will to Create, Will to Live: The Culture of Terezin, which opened on Tuesday evening, is an expansive monthlong series devoted to the camp, with concerts by the Nash Ensemble, the baritone Wolfgang Holzmair and the pianists Russell Ryan and Shai Wosner. It also includes panel discussions, readings, children’s programs, a film screening and an exhibition of posters, photographs, art and artifacts. If not for its subject matter, you would call it a festival.