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TONIGHT to Saturday, October 22 - The Exquisite Corpse Festival Exquisite Corpse is a game where three collaborators create a single composition through a game of secrets and consequences. Three dance companies will share the stage to dance to a song by three musicians. The dance companies will be choreographed by Rachel Klein, Jessica Park, and Tracy Berlsey and will never have worked together before the dress rehearsal. The three choreographers will fully choreograph each of their parts, but opening night will be the first time they have ever danced together! The directors will share a cast to produce a play written by three playwrights. Award winning playwrights including John Patrick Bray, Stacy Davidowitz, and Anton Dudley have each written a third of a play without seeing each others' work. The first time they will see the entire play for the first time is with you in the audience! Three tattoo artists will share one person's body to create a tattoo without sharing their work. Sacred Tattoo is sending three of their best tattoo artists on opening night to give our volunteer a tattoo from their imagination (rather than the receiver's request). You have to be there opening night to see it live, but we'll have a photo exhibition of the work by Nick Pauly for the rest of the nights! Three taxidermists share parts of three animals to create a single corpse! What do you get when you mix a duck, rook, and a rabbit? You'll have to show up to find out!Saturday, October 15 - Mrs. Jones Wanna know why you can't touch a black girl's hair? Why some of us burn our cheating man's clothes in his car and can't wait to exhale? How Foxy Brown knew how to get down? Why two CAN play that game? How we could rob a bank and set it off if we wanted to? Or why mad black women write in so many diaries? Well come check out this group of fabulous and talented divas who will blow your mind with all the answers to your questions about black women with some hilarious improv, sketches, and videos!
Sunday, October 16 - Hard Cider Revival Kick off the Glynwood Cider Week with A Hard Cider Revival at New Amsterdam Market! Enjoy tastes of cider paired with seasonal hors d'oeuvres, served tapas-style by Marlow and Sons at the Cider Bar. Purchase a wide selection of New York State hard ciders by the case or bottle; sample dozens of heirloom apples including many uncommon varieties seldom seen in our markets; or take home a specially made apple pie and other apple-inspired treats prepared by the market's vendors.
Sunday, October 16 - "Blood in the Mobile" & Discussion [Congo in Harlem] Director Franck Piasecki Poulsen embarks on a personal mission to uncover the origin of the minerals in his Nokia cell phone. Navigating the bureaucracy, corruption, and dangers of eastern Congo, he arrives at Bisie, one of the largest and most notorious illegal mines in the region, where armed groups maintain tight control and inhumane conditions, and child labor runs rampant. Determined to know if his cell phone is funding conflict in Congo, Poulsen works his way into Nokia's corporate offices, where he confronts executives about their mineral supply chain. Discussion with Sekombi Katondolo (producer of Blood in the Mobile and founder/director of MutaaniFM), David Aronson (freelance journalist and blogger), Eric Kajemba (founder and director of Observatoire Gouvernance et Paix), Mvemba Phizo Dizolele (writer, foreign policy analyst, and independent journalist), and other special guests.
Sunday, October 16 - Prayers for the Ghetto Black life in the ghetto of Brooklyn, combined with Jewish life in the ghettostadt of the Holocaust gives birth to "Prayers For The Ghetto." Three women from different worlds with multiple failures, on a journey of recovering from, what seems to be their failed lives until God steps in. "Prayers for the Ghetto" invites audiences to journey with these women as their different worlds collide and they embrace their coexistence. The back drop of this extraordinary play showcase the effects of two historical milestones in our past history - genocide and bondage.
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