Bushwick’s concrete jungle is the perfect landscape for dancers to create and flourish. Choreographers and performers are flocking to Bushwick to be a part of its growing, zainy and more-than-post-post-post-modern arts scene. Check out this dance-specific guide to BOS and get yer groove on.
Green Eye-d & The SHOW @ Pinebox Rock Shop, 2 Grattan St (FRI 10PM)
DiBa and Ashley Mathus present an exploration into the minds of jealous 20-somethings. Second performance features gender-bending dance troupe, BacKspace and DJ Barons of the Sea. Watch out for lasers and panties. And don’t miss a twerking contest later on in the evening!
Remembering Lawrence, a film for Anna Halprin @ Goodyoga, 36 Wyckoff Ave (FRI 9PM)
Chill out and watch this projected flick of an Anna Halprin performance in memory of her late husband, which takes place on her dance deck. Filmed by Renee Peperone, edited by Matthew Prinzing.
Chez Bushwick Presents @ 304 Boerum St, Buzzer #11 (SAT- SUN 1-7PM)
Don’t miss a jam-packed schedule of performances by studio members, including Phil Lanzetta and Julia Havard. On Sunday, check out various arts in education panels hosted by The Coalition for Hispanic Family Services. Read our interview with Chez Bushwick’s Programs Manager here!
Salome Psychic Dance Party @ House of Screwball, 142 Stockholm St #401 (SAT Art show 8-10PM; Dance party 10PM-2AM)
To the pyramids and beyond! Egyptian Space Disco theme with DJ Neil Martinson, dress up to win drinks. Throw your hands up and make your own dance art.
Outdoor student performance @ Maria Hernandez Park (SUN 12-1PM)
Under the direction of former Pilobolus dancer Jenny Mendez, 12-14 year old students from the Beacon Center for Arts & Leadership take the stage with improv, hip hop and more. Don’t miss these born and raised Bushwickers twerk it out. Check out the full article here!
Don’t Box Me In @ 261 Moore St – outside of Roberta’s; (SAT- SUN 12-7PM)
Spread Art and Playground Detroit team up to produce 14 innovative outdoor performances, including theater, dance and music presented in and around a box truck. Performances begin on the hour, expect to see the unexpected.
Zoo Time @ 405 Johnson Avenue (SAT- SUN 1 -6PM)
Explore the psychedelic deceptive fantasy cave of Kae Burke’s design, wander the visual mind of Mae Be and her optic lens, and interact with the choreography of Jamie Neumann as dancers explore connectivity and disassociation with Brooklyn’s passersby. Plus glitter animals!
Secret Works @ 59 Jefferson Street, Buzzer #301 (SAT- SUN, 3PM)
Maggie Bennett, Megan Byrne, Karl Scholz, Alli Miller, Trey Burns and Ethan Knechel will feature art, dance, software, and sculpture from resident artists. Here’s your chance to see an investigative studio process, instead of your typical stage/audience set up.
The Farmraiser @ 222 Montrose Avenue (SUN 7-30-10PM; $20 admission)
The Farmraiser is a benefit for a community dance festival that provides arts programming for rural children in upstate New York and supports visiting artists in creating collaborative and innovative work with and for the community. Pay it forward while munching on some delish vegan doughnuts!