Audiences adore our powerhouse performances from around the globe. Each spring NYU Skirball is proud to go one step further with the VISIONS + VOICES GLOBAL PERFORMANCE SERIES creating a unique opportunity to closely examine and celebrate a singular world culture.
This season, VISIONS + VOICES turns to China and NYU Skirball is proud to enthrall NYC with China's greatest theater, dance, music and film artists. Visit NYUSkirball.org for creative workshops, panel discussions, artist talk-backs and other educational programming related to this series. See details about our $150 Passport to China package below!
The PASSPORT TO CHINA offers the best deal on NYU Skirball's Visions + Voices: China series! The $150 Passport Package includes an orchestra seat to each of the five separate performances, a ticket to the film screening of The Piano in a Factory, and a $50 contribution to support NYU Skirball's commitment to presenting cutting-edge international performances. (A value of more than $280)
February 23 | 3:00
Tao Dance Theater:
4 and 5
Choreographer Tao Ye's creations begin as seemingly simple physical exploration and subtly morph into areas of expansive muscular intricacy and interminably affecting depth. After a sold out run at the Lincoln Center Festival in 2012, TAO Dance Theater remounts 4 and premieres a brand new piece, 5.
Hangzhou Opera Company
An all-female ensemble transform this Ibsen play into a lyrical adventure, supported by a distinctive musical nature and theatrical stylization that are the strengths of one of the most popular traditional opera styles of China. Hedda (based on Hedda Gabler) focuses on a highly intelligent woman, recently wed for practicality rather than love, whose jealousy leads her down a path to tragedy.
The Lady from the Sea
Hangzhou Opera Company
Performed throughout China and Europe, Hangzhou Yue Opera Company's contemporary opera adaptations have been well-received across the globe. The Lady from the Sea examines a woman in a strained marriage, asked for the first time to truly examine her own desires.
March 30 | 3:00
National Theatre of China
Shakespeare’s tale of ruthless ambition is reinvigorated through a highly dramatized Chinese adaptation where traditional props, wigs, masks, costumes, and musical instruments come together to create a horrific world where madness aches for power.
The Piano in a Factory
Set among the “lost generation” of workers in the heavy industrial area in northeastern China who were hit by the policies of reform and economic openness in the 1990s, we see them rekindle their skills and rediscover the joy of working in this critically-acclaimed film.
INTERSECTIONS OF ARTS & BUSINESS: A CONVERSATION ON US/CHINA RELATIONS
Join us for a dialogue on BIG topics: art, politics, business, and the intersections of each. This discussion will be placed in the current context of Visions + Voices: China series and a focus on U.S.-China similarities, differences, and relationships will be a foundation on which to host an open dialogue.
Tan Dun's The Map
The NYU Symphony Orchestra will perform Tan Dun’s masterpiece, The Map in a one-night only concert performance with special guests - Grammy-nominated conductor Andrew Cyr and leading classical cellist Wendy Sutter.
Starting this January, displayed in the numerous large windows found along LaGuardia Place and West 3rd Street, passersby will be able to appreciate the work of distinguished and contemporary artists from China - Wu Jian'an, Zhang Jianjun and Zhang Huan.
LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR NYU SKIRBALL CENTER'S VISIONS + VOICES GLOBAL PERFORMANCE SERIES PROVIDED BY PEPSI
WITH MAJOR SUPPORT FROM THE CHINA INTERNATIONAL CULTURE ASSOCIATION AND THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN NEW YORK IN CELEBRATION OF THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND THE US.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM NYU'S OFFICE OF GLOBAL PROGRAMS AND THE CHINESE STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK
RICHARD III IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART WITH SUPPORT FROM THE FRIBOURG FAMILY AND AN AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS. ART WORKS.
THE PIANO IN A FACTORY IS CO-PRESENTED WITH REEL CHINA @ NYU
The works by WU JIAN’AN are made possible in part with assistance from CHAMBERS FINE ART NEW YORK
The works by Zhang Jianjun and Zhang Huan are c-presented by THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART