The Danish documentary photographer Peter Sekaer (1901-1950) was one of the key contributors to U.S. government photographic projects during the Great Depression and he worked alongside Walker Evans in the American South. On view in the first major museum exhibition devoted to Sekaer’s work are 80 prints made from 1935 to 1945.
SONiC Festival. Sounds of a New Century
American Composers Orchestra
Fri, Oct 14–Sat, Oct 22
SONiC (Sounds of a New Century) is a brand new nine-day festival of 21st century music by more than 100 composers age 40 and under, taking place at 11 New York venues. Tickets are sold at each venue’s box office.
Venus in Fur
Manhattan Theatre Company
Starts Thurs, Oct 13
Tony Award nominee Nina Arianda portrays a preternaturally talented young actress determined to land the lead in a new play based on the classic erotic novel, Venus in Fur. Her emotionally charged audition for the play’s adapter/director (played by Hugh Dancy), becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex.
Dance with Damian Woetzel: American Ballet Theatre
New York City Center
Tues, Oct 11
Featuring highlights from ABT’s City Center season, company dancers perform excerpts and discuss the ballets and their roles. Utilizing in-studio performances and an interactive format, Studio 5 at City Center takes the audience beyond the proscenium and deep into the worlds of dance and musical theater.
Selected Shorts: Geraldine Brooks presents the Best American Short Stories 2011
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
Wed, Oct 12
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March presents stories by Mark Slouka and Allegra Goodman from the premier story collection. Performers include Mamie Gummer, Dylan Baker and Cristin Milioti (“30 Rock”), who will read a short short story by Juan Martinez commissioned by Selected Shorts.
Faustin Linyekula: more more more…future
Wed, Oct 12–Sat, Oct 15
Co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Française, choreographer and director Faustin Linyekula creates intricate and powerful performance pieces that reflect the sociopolitical and cultural history, as well as the present-day struggles faced by his native Democratic Republic of Congo. Driven by the rhythms of Kapaya and his five-member on-stage band, this piece is a fierce celebration of hope in the face of despair.