NationalSawdust+ and the London Review of Books Present: ”Regarding Whitney”
Where: National Sawdust
80 N. 6th St.
646-779-8455 Price: $29.28
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Featuring August Kleinzahler, Du Yun and Shayna Dunkelman, Carl Hancock Rux, and Esperanza Spalding
As waves of ’90s rediscovery and revisionism ebb and flow around her, we still don’t know quite what to say about Whitney Houston, how to situate the woman and her music in the stories we tell ourselves about culture and race, superstardom and tragedy. In this special evening created by NationalSawdust+ and the London Review of Books, writers and musicians will reflect on Whitney Houston as artist, actress and icon, and help us consider her anew. Poet, critic, and melomaniac August Kleinzahler and musicians such as Du Yun and Shayna Dunkelman, Carl Hancock Rux, and Esperanza Spalding will share performances and readings inspired by Houston’s sweeping body of work.
NationalSawdust+ is a lively performance and conversation series in which luminaries from across disciplines share their passion for music and explore ideas, making surprising connections. Curated by Elena Park, the series taps artists and thinkers from theater, film and visual art, literature, science and beyond, to create insightful programs that reflect their own interests. Whether through live performances, conversations, or readings, each program has its own alchemy, engaging the audience in new and unexpected ways. Often topical, and always imaginative, NationalSawdust+ is an ideal space for those with curiosity, adventure, and vision.