From now until May 14 Lincoln Center is hosting a wonderful free event: Artists for LPA Share Shakespeare. Taking place at the New York
This was long thought to be the only portrait of William Shakespeare that had any claim to have been painted from life, until another possible life portrait, the Cobbe portrait, was revealed in 2009.
Public Library for the Performing Arts, come hear the answers actors, comic, musicians, designers and songwriters give to some intriguing Shakespearean questions, such as: “What is your favorite Shakespeare play or character? Your least favorite? Your favorite actor or production?” In other words, “How did Shakespeare inspire you?”
The event is completely free at 10:30am every day but Sunday. Not tickets needed. When you visit The Library you will see their answers paired with artifacts from the library’s collections.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Plaza Corridor Gallery is right next to Lincoln Center at 65th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues.
Beginning on September 5th and concluding on the 12th, the iconic Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has invaded Lincoln Center and will not end until the fat lady sings. On display will be the up and coming hot items for the spring of 2014. An amazing number of fashion’s favorites, upwards of hundreds of thousands, will converge on Damrosch Park to oogle and ahh during shows and presentations enough to make your heart race and head spin.
Too bad the fashion shows are not open to the public, but never fear, there is plenty else to do for us peons in association with the event. Want to go to some par-ties, presentations and other assorted fashion-related activities? Check it out at PAPER and TimeOut New York.
Enjoy the New York Jewish Film Festival from January 11 through January 26. This is an annual event celebrating its 21st year of bringing the most innovative and provocative films which focus on the Jewish experience throughout the world to the people of New York.
The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center together present these less well known films, which sometimes go on to become quite successful, gaining entry into theaters around the country and broadcasts on television. Ajam was one such movie; a crime thriller shot on the streets of Jaffa in Israel, which was featured in the 2010 New York Jewish Film Festival and went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film.
Back in 1962 $3.50 was a lot of money; it at least could pay for a ticket to see a performance of Paul Taylor’s “Aureole, ” a dance piece set to the music of Handel. You might think that those days are long gone; but no, The Paul Taylor Dance Company announced last Thursday that they are planning on adding one special performance during its three-week season for which the audience will only have to shell out $3.50 for a seat. The great price is in honor of the 50th anniversary of this unique work.
One of a rare breed of choreographers, Paul Taylor is one of the few still alive whose work is considered classic. There is no other dance company in New York whose repertoire is so beloved that a season of performances by the 54-year-old modern dance troupe is considered an annual event not to be missed.
The 2012 season opens on March 14th and continues through April 1st, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. The additional show for which tickets are rolled back to 1962 prices, the year that Aureole was first staged, will take place on March 13th. There will also be a Gala performance, including dinner, dancing on the Promenade and a Dutch Auction, on the evening of March 15th.