Cabaret Series: Old Methods For New Wars
Where: Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare St.
212-431-5795 Price: Free
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With A.BANDIT, Madhi Gilbert, Matt Holtzclaw, Wally Ingram, Noah Levine, Prakash Peru, and special guests.
We begin the year in a time of heightened crisis, a moment of contradiction during which our belief systems about the world are being challenged daily. Today, more than ever before, there is a need to explore the paradoxical, to be present while being invisible, and to escape while infiltrating.
“Letters from Prison,” Antonio Gramsci’s seminal work, presented to the world an understanding of the conflicted and complex functions of cultural hegemony, and was a critical tool for freedom that was created in a moment of confinement.
Cabaret Series: Old Methods for New Wars will present several magical performances as metaphorical ‘letters from prison.’ The performances demonstrate the power of magic as a tool to understand the nature of transformation, freedom, and ultimately, hope.
This special evening, conceived by A.BANDIT, will bring together dialogue and magic, with performances from some of the most noteworthy magicians in the field.
About the Cabaret Series:
Each iteration of the Cabaret Series develops modes of expression that engage with the social, political, and physical space of Storefront in a playful and humorous manner. The events aim to produce new modes of communication between speakers, performers, and spectators through provocation, seduction, and immediacy.
All Storefront events are free and open to the public, with limited seating available on a first come, first served basis. Members of Storefront can RSVP to reserve a seat (http://bit.ly/2jbYfxa).
For more information about the event and participants, visit: http://storefrontnews.org/programming/cabaret-series-old-methods-for-new-wars/
Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Gaggenau; Knippers Helbig; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Rockwell Group; Roger Ferris + Partners; Tishman Speyer; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.Buy tickets/get more info now