From Saturday’s performance of Angels & Accordions at Green-Wood Cemetery, the last of seven years of annual productions (via the Flickr photostream of EnnuiPoet):
More to come throughout the day.
Hopefully seeing Angels & Accordions at Green-Wood Cemetery. Why?
Photo: Tom Giebel (atomische.com)
Well, for one thing it’s going to be a beautiful day & maybe the last time all year you can see the breathtaking grounds of the Cemetery with such nice weather.
More than that, though- tomorrow is your last chance EVER to see this one-of-a-kind site-specific performance.
Tom Giebel (atomische.com)
For the last seven years, DTE Executive Director Martha Bowers has directed the piece and produced it in collaboration with the Green-Wood Historic Fund. Part walking tour, part performance, part guided meditation through the beautiful and richly historical Green-Wood Cemetery, Angels and Accordions brings to life a Brooklyn treasure through dance, live music, and design.
Tickets are offered at a discount if purchased in advance, so head over to the DTE site and choose the performance time (12:30pm or 4pm) you’d like to attend.
Help support innovative site-specific art in Brooklyn- only three days left in the campaign! Check out the video above for details.
Michele Carlo (Green-Wood Angel 2005-present) would like to invite the entire world (or all who love DTE and ANGELS & ACCORDIANS) to the launch party/signing for her book, FISH OUT OF AGUA: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks, (Citadel Press) a memoir about growing up as a freckle-faced redheaded Puerto Rican in an Italian/Irish neighborhood in New York City back when a slice of pizza cost fifty cents. For more info, go to: http://www.michelecarlo.com
Michele is a great Angel and a wonderfully engaging story-teller, even when she’s not in official story-telling mode, so I’m sure her book is great. Martha just bought a copy so maybe we’ll have a review soon!
Come to the launch parties/signings:
BROOKLYN: TUESDAY, AUGUST 10th, 7pm-9pm
FREE drinks & snacks; including my world-famous Triple X Coquito!
Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
MANHATTAN: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25th, 6:30-8-30pm
Hosted by H.R. Britton, with FREE drinks & snacks; including my world-famous Triple X Coquito!
Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 97 Orchard Street, off Delancey Street
OK, it’s only been two weeks since the last post, but it seems like a long time.
The silence doesn’t mean nothing’s been going on in Red Hook or Dance Theatre Etcetera, though- far from it. Like what, you ask? Well…
There’s this! From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle:
Dance Theatre Etcetera and Green-Wood Cemetery were honored for their collaboration on the production of “Angels and Accordions,” a site-specific, live music and dance performance that uses the cemetery’s rolling hills and unparalleled collection of sculptures and monuments as its backdrop. For the past six years this free performance event has become an annual ritual, drawing thousands of New Yorkers to one of the city’s great landmarks.
If you’ve never seen Angels, check out some clips online (not that it does the show justice). Stay tuned for more Angels news this fall.
And on the Red Hook front, tonight the summer movies series kicks off at Valentino Park. From Brooklyn 365:
Set up and seating begins at 8 p.m. The movies start at around 8:30 p.m. Gourmet popcorn from Home/Made will be available for $1 per bag. Other area restaurants will be offering pre-order specials for moviegoers.
I have to admit, tonight’s movie- The Goonies– never had the same pull on me as it seems to have had on every other child of the 80’s. Haven’t seen it in a while, though, and it’s certainly a great place to see a movie. They’ve even got an awesome backup location in case it rains.
The weather gave us some scares on Saturday morning, but cleared up to allow for two beautiful performances of Angels & Accordions. A video is in the works featuring performance footage, performer interviews and more. Stay tuned for that.
For now, though, head over to Flickr to see DTE General Manager Liz Schuster’s lovely pictures from the 3:30 performance at Green-Wood Cemetery.
We’ll have an update on the weather situation for Angels & Accordions later in the day. Stay posted to the event webpage.
Photo: Frank H. Jump
In the meantime, check out some cool pictures from Frank Jump of the Angels in rehearsal.
Photo: Tom Giebel
Ben Muessig of the Brooklyn Paper has a nice little writeup leading into October 10th’s Angels & Accordions.
The Green-Wood Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 560,000 Brooklynites, but it only takes 30 dancers and a troupe of accordion players to make it come to life.
Check out the article for more goodies, including quotes from DTE Executive Director (& Angels auteur), Martha Bowers, and stay tuned to the blog for Angel-y updates as we countdown to 10/10. If you still don’t know what Angels & Accordions is, head over to the official performance webpage.
Register to volunteer for the upcoming OHNY Weekend, October 10 & 11, 2009. Join our growing number of volunteers to help make the 7th Annual OHNY Weekend our biggest success.
Volunteer for a four hour shift and receive a signature OHNY button that allows front-of-the-line access at non-reservation sites and programs. Opportunities are also available to volunteer throughout the year, please contact us at email@example.com or 212.991.OHNY
Don’t know what OHNY is? Check out their website to learn about the organization that brings New Yorkers behind-the-scenes into some of the city’s most exciting architectural and design gems, including the Green-Wood Cemetery for DTE’s Angels and Accordions (which is only 2 months away!).