Calendar of Events

April 10, 2014

Dance China NY: China Patterns

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Performed in full, traditional Chinese costumes, China Patterns introduces students to Chinese culture through language lessons, historical background, on-stage demonstrations and audience interaction. With the addition of a special acrobatic performance as part of this year’s program, come and see why Dance China NY is an audience favorite!

Thursday, April 10, 2014
10:30am
All grades
Aaron Davis Hall

To purchase tickets, to register your students for this program, or learn more about Education on Harlem Stage:
Call 212-281-9240 ext. 18, email Indira Goodwine.

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Date: 04/10/2014
Venue: Aaron Davis Hall
Address:
West 135th Street and Convent Avenue, New York, NY, 10031
Cost: $7.00

April 8, 2014

E-Moves Presentation

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A sampling of Harlem Stage’s signature dance showcase displaying some of the most exciting young dancemakers on the scene today. Followed by a talk with the artists, this program serves as the perfect introduction for your students to traditional, contemporary and folkloric forms of dance.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
10:30am (Grades K-6)
12:30pm (Grades 7-12)
Harlem Stage Gatehouse

To purchase tickets, to register your students for this program, or learn more about Education on Harlem Stage:
Call 212-281-9240 ext. 18, email Indira Goodwine.

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Date: 04/08/2014
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Address:
150 Convent Avenue, New York, NY, 10031
Cost: $7.00

April 4 – 12, 2014

E-Moves 15

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Friday – Saturday, April 4 & 5, & 11 & 12, 7:30pm
Harlem Stage Gatehouse. Tickets $20

Harlem Stage’s acclaimed dance showcase celebrates its 15th anniversary with two different programs over four nights and two weekends, featuring extraordinarily talented choreographers selected for their fresh vision.

Featuring E-merging Choreographers: Maria Bauman, Rashida Bumbray, Rie Fukuzawa, Desiree Godsell, Damani Pompey and Christopher Rudd

E-Volving Choreographers – Stefanie Batten Bland presents her insightful contemporary solo work and David Fernandez takes ballet in exciting new directions.

This hot house mix of artists performed with a host of companies including Cirque Du Soleil, Dance Theater of Harlem, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Urban Bush Women, New York City Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Program A – Friday, April 4 & Friday, April 11th

Emerging Choreographers
Rie Fukuzawa
Damani Pompey
Desiree Godsell

Evolving Choreographer
David Fernandez

Program B – Saturday, April 5th & April 12th

Emerging Choreographers
Christopher Rudd
Maria Bauman
Rashida Bumbray

Evolving Choreographer
Stefanie Batten Bland

Post Performance Opening Night Reception – Friday, April 4th 

Dig Deeper – Ticket buyer’s bonus! Join us for an opening night reception, plus a Q & A with the artists and their mentors on Saturday, April 5th and Friday, April 11th. Moderated by Charmaine Warren

Video – Watch Stefanie Batten Bland

Purchase by February 21st and Save 50% Off 2nd Ticket with code SP1450

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Dates: 04/04 - 04/12/2014
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Phone: 212-281-9240
Address:
150 Convent Ave, New York, NY, 10031
Cost: $20

March 20, 2014

Uptown Open: 16th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Preliminaries

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 5pm

$5 Teens, $7 Adults, FREE for Performers16th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Preliminaries at Uptown Open
NYC’s hottest teen poets compete for a chance to represent their city at the Brave New Voices National Teen Poetry Slam in Philadelphia. Come support the voices of the next generation, as they take the stage and speak their mind. To enter, poets must be 13-19 years old, and signup at www.urbanwordnyc.org or show up. First come first serve. Audience members are encouraged to come early, as seating is limited.

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Date: 03/20/2014
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Address:
150 Convent Ave, New York, NY, 10031
Cost: $5.00

March 19, 2014

YOUNG AUDIENCES NEW YORK: Literature to Life® Living Library of The Bluest Eye

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Written by Toni Morrison 
Excerpts Performed by Piper Anderson
Experience Directed by Manuel Simons

The Bluest Eye educational experience takes students on an interactive journey exploring the theme of self-worth that is so beautifully examined in this Pulitzer Prize winning novel about 11-year old, Pecola Breedlove. The 90-minute workshop weaves one-woman performance of excerpts with student-centered discussions and theatrical activities, empowering students to make “text to self” and “text to world” connections and express their own perspectives on the critical issues addressed in this American Classic.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
SPECIAL TIME: 10:00am & 12:30pm
Grades 10-12
Harlem Stage Gatehouse

Tickets are $8 for this event – Limited to 90 students

To purchase tickets, to register your students for this program, or learn more about Education on Harlem Stage:
Call 212-281-9240 ext. 18, email Indira Goodwine.

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Date: 03/19/2014
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Address:
150 Convent Avenue, New York, NY, 10031
Cost: $8.00

March 13 – 15, 2014

Geri Allen Celebrates Mary Lou Williams

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Thursday, Friday, Saturday March 13-15 at 7:30pm
Harlem Stage Gatehouse. Tickets $45

With two weeks of stellar programming, Harlem Stage honors Mary Lou Williams (1910 – 1981), a seminal figure in the history of American jazz. Pianist,composer, arranger for such bandleaders as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, she was friend, mentor, and teacher to Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and many others.

Directed by S. Epatha Merkerson
Geri Allen,
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Kenny Davis,
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Kassa Overall,
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And special guest vocalist,
Carmen Lundy

Join the incomparable Geri Allen, internationally renowned composer and pianist, as she explores the musical continuity and influences of Mary Lou Williams from Jelly Roll Morton to Cecil Taylor. Carmen Lundy will bring to life the words of Mary Lou Williams through song and dialog as extracted and scripted by celebrated writer Farah Jasmin Griffin. The music will include original music of Williams as well as new works by Geri Allen composed especially for this event, all under the theatrical direction of Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning artist S. Epatha Merkerson.

Video – “Spider” Performed Live by Geri Allen

Dig Deeper -  Special bonus for ticket buyers! Join us at Columbia University, March 12, for a cyber-symposium that will engage scholars and musicians across the country in a simultaneous broadcast to explore the legacy of this great artist.

Program Connections – Mary Lou Williams Tribute: The Next Generation

Also, a post-performance discussion on Friday, March 14th.

Post Performance Opening Night Reception – Thursday, March 13th 

Purchase by February 21st and Save 50% Off 2nd Ticket with code SP1450

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Dates: 03/13 - 03/15/2014
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Phone: 212-281-9240
Address:
150 Convent Ave, New York, NY, 10031
Cost: $45

March 6, 2014

Careers in the Arts: A Panel Presentation

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Learn about the diversity of careers that go into the support and creation of art. Join arts administrators and artists from various disciplines for an exciting and informative look about all that goes on both in-front and behind the scenes.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
10:30am
Grades 9-12
Harlem Stage Gatehouse

To purchase tickets, to register your students for this program, or learn more about Education on Harlem Stage:
Call 212-281-9240 ext. 18, email Indira Goodwine.

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Date: 03/06/2014
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Address:
150 Convent Avenue, New York, NY, 10031
Cost: $7.00

March 5, 2014

Mary Lou Williams Tribute: The Next Generation

March, 5, 2014 at 7:30pm
Tickets $20

With two weeks of stellar programming, Harlem Stage honors Mary Lou Williams (1910 – 1981), a seminal figure in the history of American jazz. Pianist, composer, arranger for such bandleaders as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, she was friend, mentor, and teacher to Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and many others.

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Kris Bowers, 2011 Thelonious Monk Competition Winner
Courtney Bryan, prolific and eclectic composer, pianist, and arranger
Gerald Clayton, award winning jazz pianist
Helen Sung, winner of the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Competition 

Two grand pianos grace the stage of the Harlem Stage Gatehouse as these amazing next generation jazz pianists take command. Sit back and enjoy this special one-night performance of solos and duets drawing inspiration from the legacy of the legendary Mary Lou Williams.

Dig Deeper - To extend the Harlem Stage experience, join us for a post performance discussion with the artists.

Program Connections – A Conversation with Mary Lou: Geri Allen Celebrates Mary Lou Williams 

Purchase by February 21st and Save 50% Off 2nd Ticket with code SP1450

Video – Listen to Mary Lou Williams

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Date: 03/05/2014
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Phone: 212-281-9240
Address:
150 Convent Ave, New York, NY, 10031
Cost: $20

February 21, 2014

Uptown Nights: Starring Bilal featuring the Revive Big Band

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Friday, February 21, 2014, 7:30PM
Harlem Stage Gatehouse. Tickets $30

Uptown Nights. It’s a mixer, it’s a performance, it’s a dance party.

Unafraid to take risks, musical genius and visionary vocalist Bilal is forever pushing boundaries with his eclectic, genre-defying sound. Continuing to explore new sonic frontiers, Bilal comes to the Harlem Stage Gatehouse for an intimate one night performance backed by the Revive Big Band. A Grammy nominated artist and transcendent live performer, with fans that include Erykah Badu, Janelle Monaé, Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Bilal’s performance is sure to leave you transformed and on the cusp of new possibilities.

Video – Listen to Bilal Sing “Something to Hold On To”

Purchase by February 21st and Save 50% Off 2nd Ticket with code SP1450

Presented in a cabaret setting with food & drink for purchase

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Date: 02/21/2014
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Phone: 212-281-9240
Address:
150 Convent Ave, New York, NY, 10031
Cost: $30

February 20, 2014

Uptown Open

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 5pm

Our monthly open mic series, presented in partnership with Urban Word NYC is a safe, uncensored space for poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. Uptown Open is run for youth by youth, with youth DJ’s, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.

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FREE for youth 18 and under; $5 adults and youth 18+

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Date: 02/20/2014
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Address:
150 Convent Ave, New York, NY, 10031
Cost: $5.00