Even as theaters stretch, yawn and prepared their return, current initiatives to develop dance’s digital presence proceed to bear fruit. Beginning Sunday, the inaugural “Past, Present, Future” dance movie competition, offered by the web cultural platform ALL ARTS, affords “a time capsule of the thoughts, processes and artistry” of its featured artists “at a challenging present moment.”
The first of these artists is Kyle Abraham, collaborating with the filmmaker Dehanza Rogers on “If We Were a Love Song,” set to the music of Nina Simone (Sunday, 8 p.m.). Monday brings “DANCERS (Slightly Out of Shape),” by which the filmmaker Liz Sargent paperwork the return to rehearsal of Pam Tanowitz and her dancers, together with excerpts from a sophisticated last efficiency (8 p.m.). And in “One + One Make Three,” the director Katherine Helen Fisher takes viewers “into the studio and into the air” on Tuesday with the incapacity arts ensemble Kinetic Light (8 p.m.).
Visit allarts.org/pastpresentfuture at no cost screening choices.
In previous years, when the climate turned heat, audiences might crowd into the East Village’s Wild Project theater for Summerworks, Clubbed Thumb’s annual new-play competition. Had a pandemic not intervened, Rinne Groff’s “The Woman’s Party” would have joined the 2020 edition. The play has as an alternative emerged as a three-part video sequence, with the third half debuting this weekend on the Clubbed Thumb website (clubbedthumb.org).
Directed by Tara Ahmadinejad, the present is ready in 1947 among the many members and occasional opponents of the National Woman’s Party, a largely white militant suffrage initiative that had since pivoted to passing the Equal Rights Amendment. (If you understand your current political historical past, you understand how effectively that turned out.) A playwright with a profound curiosity in troublesome girls — and males — Groff clearly delights within the infighting and skirt-suited backbiting among the many activists.
So come for the feminist stratagems, keep for the solid of Off Broadway favorites, Marga Gomez, Lizan Mitchell, Socorro Santiago amongst them, filmed in their very own set-dressed houses.
Turning Back the Clock
The conductor Hannu Lintu has been maintaining tempo with the pen of the composer Magnus Lindberg, of late. For the Ondine label, Lintu has recorded among the most up-to-date orchestral materials by this main up to date voice — together with memorable takes on hyperactive-then-meditative works like “Accused” and “Al largo.”
But now Lintu is popping again the clock a bit.
His newest launch with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, scheduled for release on Friday, focuses on works by Lindberg from the early Nineteen Nineties. Two orchestral items heard right here — “Marea” (1990) and “Aura” (1994)— are each generally cited as a part of Lindberg’s pivot towards much less punkish sonics (in contrast with mid-80s works like “Kraft”).
Even so, previous recordings of those items have tended to emphasise their extra rugged facets. (The similar holds for “Related Rocks” (1997), a chamber piece, which rounds out the brand new album.) On this recording, Lintu and the Finnish orchestra go for a more lush (if still bracing) overall sound, as if emphasizing connections with the current Lindberg music by which they’ve additionally excelled.
SETH COLTER WALLS
Flourishes and Fairy Dust
Peter Pan doesn’t have to fret about journey tips when he needs to fly. And a lot to followers’ delight, he’ll quickly land in an actual area and a digital one.
On Saturday and Sunday, the 92nd Street Y will current “Adventure to Neverland,” a 35-minute dance theater production. This minimalist “Peter Pan” — the viewers replaces Wendy and her brothers — will probably be carried out at 10 a.m. and a couple of p.m. Eastern time at Kaufmann Concert Hall. (The Y’s safety regulations are on-line; due to restricted seating, these performances don’t require well being documentation.)
Families may also register on the Y’s web site to obtain a streaming hyperlink that’s good for 3 days from the date of efficiency. Either approach, tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids.
Directed and choreographed by Megan Doyle, with narration written by Jeffrey Sanzel, “Adventure” contains a small solid portraying Peter, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys. This cheerful present invitations kids to study strikes like a propulsive pirate quantity — and, in fact, shout “Aargh!”
The Chicago-born singer and producer KeiyaA has likened her performances to religious experiences — an outline that displays the meditative nature of her lyrics and the trance-inducing electronics that form her alt-R&B sound. Once recognized in her hometown music circles as a collaborator to stars like Chance the Rapper, she drew followers of her personal with an creative debut album, final yr’s “Forever, Ya Girl.”
KeiyaA produced a lot of that report herself, however obtained some assist from DJ Blackpower — often known as MIKE, a New York rapper with whom she shares experimental tendencies and an abiding sense of world-weariness. The pair are set to carry out a digital live performance, recorded stay on the multidisciplinary arts area Pioneer Works, on Friday. Duendita, a neo-soul singer with whom MIKE has collaborated, shares the invoice.
Tickets for this system, which begins at 9 p.m. Eastern time, can be found at pioneerworks.org for $12. Proceeds will profit a mutual assist fund for college students at Clark University.