Peter Greenaway December 3_ 2010 – January 6_ 2011 tune-In musIc by wanghonghx


									park avenue                                         643 Park Avenue
  armory                                           New York, NY 10065      park avenue
                                                                             armory       season
                                                                            presents     program

                    Peter Greenaway
              December 3, 2010 – January 6, 2011
                   tune-In musIc FestIval
                    February 16 – 20, 2011
                        ryoJI IkeDa
                    may 20 – June 11, 2011
                royal shakesPeare comPany
                   July 6 – auGust 14, 2011
                   shen weI Dance arts
               november 29 – December 4, 2011
                   December 14 – 22, 2011
              merce cunnInGham Dance comPany
                    December 29 – 31, 2011
                           december 3, 2010 – january 6, 2011

           Leonardo’s Last supper: a vision By peter greenaway

                “A bold And utterly distinctive
                          multimediA Artist”
                                                 —The Guardian (london)

Visionary artist and filmmaker Peter Greenaway brings new insight into one of the world’s most
celebrated masterpieces in his multimedia reverie of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Set within
a full-scale replica of the dome of Refectory of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan, the home of the
original painting, a meticulously detailed facsimile of The Last Supper is brought to life through
Greenaway’s ingenious manipulation of light, sound, and theatrical illusion. Visitors are led through
a series of vivid audio-visual environments that provoke new ways of seeing this iconic work.

Leonardo’s Last Supper is part of Greenaway’s ongoing series Ten Classic Paintings Revisited in which the
artist creates a dialogue “between 8,000 years of art and 112 years of cinema.” The Armory’s presentation
marks the first time that one of Greenaway’s critically acclaimed artistic installations is mounted in the
United States. 

An initiative of Milano / I Saloni. Co-produced by Change Performing Arts and Park Avenue Armory in collaboration with the Ministero
per i Beni Culturali / Superintendency for Cultural and Architectural Heritage of Milan, the Comune di Milano, the Italian Trade
Commission ICE, FederlegnoArredo / Cosmit and supported by Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico.

This program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Robert Lehman
Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.

                                                                                                                                        Photo: Luciano Romano/Change Performing Arts
                                           february 16-20, 2011

                                          “ eighth blAckbird is
                          so good it’s dangerous .”
                                                        —Boston Globe

                                      “ [ John luther AdAms is]
         one of the most original musical
           thinkers of the 21st century ”
                                                      —The New Yorker

Grammy award-winning eighth blackbird curates and performs at the Armory’s five-day music festival,
bringing together some of today’s leading new music groups, including red fish blue fish, Argento
Chamber Ensemble, and Newspeak, performing works by Steve Reich, Frederic Rzewski, John Cage,
Louis Andriessen, Kurt Schwitters, David T. Little, Stefan Weisman, and Matt Marks. Closing the
festival is the New York premiere of John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit, which features 72 percussionists
moving throughout the expansive hall during the performance. The festival also includes the world
premiere of a new work commissioned by the Armory, co-created by Paul Haas, Paul Fowler, and Bora
Yoon, and performed by Sympho. The vast Drill Hall with its cathedral-like acoustics and informal
character erases the confines and formalities of traditional concert halls.

This program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Reed
Foundation, and The Amphion Foundation, Inc.

                                                                                                                               Photo: Stacy Schwartz
                                         may 20 – june 11, 2011

                                                 the transfinite

                 “…terrifically effective …
           this purified musicAl And grAphicAl world is
                    truly monumental .”
                                                        —Art Review

Following critically acclaimed installations by Ernesto Neto and Christian Boltanski, Ryoji Ikeda
has been selected by the Armory for its third annual visual art commission in the Wade Thompson
Drill Hall. Ikeda creates a visual and sonic environment where visitors are submerged in an extreme
illustration of projected and synchronized data. His work uses scale, light, shade, volume, shadow,
electronic sounds, and rhythm to flood the senses. In choreographing vast amounts of digital
information, Ikeda conjures up a transformative environment in which visitors confront data on a scale
that defies comprehension, experiencing the infinite. 

A Japanese sound and visual artist who lives and works in Paris, Ikeda has collaborated with such artists
as choreographer William Forsythe, architect Toyo Ito, musician and visual artist Carsten Nicolai and
photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. Shown widely in Europe and Japan, this is his first major installation in
the United States.

Co-produced with Forma.
This installation made possible by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Kenneth Kuchin, and the New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

                                                                                                                                Photo: Liz Hingley
                             july 6 – august 14, 2011
LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL      PARK AVENUE ARMORY       in association with The Ohio State University

               as you Like it            This rare United States appearance by the Royal
      “[A] beautiful, serious            Shakespeare Company, coming to New York for
               comedy.”                  an unprecedented six-week residency, is a theater
            –The Times (London)          experience not to be missed. Co-presented by
                                         Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory,
               JuLius Caesar             in association with The Ohio State University, the
            “A thrilling                 critically acclaimed ensemble performs five of
              production.”               Shakespeare’s most beloved plays on a full-scale
           –The Guardian (London)        replica of its Royal Shakespeare Theatre recreated
                                         in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall.
                 king Lear
          “A masterpiece.                “THE ARMORY ExERTS HER OWN
           gripping,                      ExTRAORDINARY GRAVITATIONAL PULL
      inventive And Assured”              ON YOU, OPENS HER LONG ARMS WIDE
          –The Independent (London)       TO YOUR BIGGEST IDEAS, YOUR GREAT-
                                          EST EMOTIONS AND YOUR HIGHEST
             romeo and JuLiet             AMBITIONS. SHAKESPEARE CAN’T WAIT
        “sexy, dark And                   TO MEET HER.”
       genuinely tragic”                 –Michael Boyd, Artistic Director, RSC
           –The Guardian (London)        Lincoln Center, Park Avenue Armory, and the Royal Shakespeare
                                         Company gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the
             the winter’s taLe           following individuals and foundation that have made possible
        “…breathtakingly                 the summer 2011 engagement: The Gatsby Charitable Founda-
           theatrical”                   tion and Suzie and Bruce Kovner, with additional support from
                                         The Pershing Square Foundation, The supporters of the Producers
           –The Observer (London)        Circle, Susan and Elihu Rose, and The Bodman Foundation.

                                                                                                           Rendering: dbox
                              november 29 – december 4, 2011

  “one of the great artists of our time …
              infinitely Absorbing.”
                                                  —The Washington Post

In celebration of a decade of choreographic artistry with his namesake dance company, Park Avenue
Armory artist-in-residence Shen Wei creates a bold new work that heralds the next direction for the
ensemble. Exploring and blending the intimacies of traditional handcrafted scenic elements with the
expansiveness of digital projection, the work makes dynamic use of the boundless possibilities in the
Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Also presented are two of his most celebrated works re-staged: Rite of Spring
is a study of deliberate versus reflexive movement set to Igor Stravinsky’s intricate score, while Folding
combines highly stylized movement with the ethereal melodies of John Tavener and traditional Tibetan
Buddhist chants. The appearance of Shen Wei Dance Arts at the Armory highlights three distinctive
choreographic styles unhindered by traditional Western staging.

Major support provided by The Rockefeller Foundation.

                                                                                                             Photo: Christy Pessagno
                                        december 14 – 22, 2011

                                                essentiaList aCts

             “streb hAs A knAck for creAting intricAte
                      contrApuntAl pAtterns
           in unlikely spAces. gravity be damned .”
                                                        —Los Angeles Times

Known for her singular pursuit of movement as action that stretches the limitations of the human
body, MacArthur “genius” Elizabeth Streb creates a new work specifically for the Armory’s Drill Hall.
Essentialist Acts is based on human actions that occur in a matter of seconds, but when coupled with
isolated movements of inanimate objects, create an impact that is monumentally powerful. The audience
becomes a part of the work as they move freely around the immense space filled with video projection
and sound for a visual and auditory tour de force. The work continues Streb’s research into defying the
natural laws of motion and is inspired by her first visit to the empty Drill Hall in 1999, after which she
wrote “it is the sort of place which causes ideas to come tumbling and rushing through one’s brain.”

Major support provided by The Rockefeller Foundation.

                                                                                                             Photo: Tom Caravaglia
                                         december 29 – 31, 2011

                       “cunninghAm’s dAncers Are
                           magnificent ...
                    glowing And transcendent ”
                                               —The Independent (london)

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company ends its two-year farewell Legacy Tour with an engagement
at Park Avenue Armory. Celebrating Cunningham’s lifetime of creative achievement, the Legacy Tour
offers audiences around the world an opportunity to experience the pioneering work of Cunningham
as performed by the company that he personally trained. For nearly 60 years, the Company has created
and mounted site-specific evenings of dance that showcase Cunningham’s distinctive approach to dance,
space, music, and time in unusual locations. For its final performances, the Merce Cunningham Dance
Company returns to New York—its home since its founding in 1953—to perform a series of Events at
the Armory.

Major support provided by The Rockefeller Foundation.

                                                                                                        Photo: Tony Dougherty
AAron Young’s GreetinG Card, producEd bY Art production Fund                                                                                                                           ErnEsto nEto’s anthropodino, MAY 2009
in AssociAtion with thE ArMorY, sEptEMbEr 2007

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       mr. neto’s ethereAl
                                                                                                                           “stunning.”                                                                                                                                                                   construction
                                                                                                                  —roberta smith, The New York Times,                                                                                                                                                 glows like A magical
                                                                                                                     aaron young’s Greeting Card                                                                                                                                                         destination”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             —ken Johnson, The New York Times,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photo: James Ewing
                                                                         Photo: Kai Regan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ernesto neto’s anthropodino

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        christiAn boLtAnski’s no Man’S land, MAY 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                           “the pArk Avenue Armory hAs

                                CritiCaL aCCLaim                                                                                                                                             become A favored space
                                                                                                                                                                                            for grand avant-garde
                               for pArk Avenue Armory’s first three yeArs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         —The New Yorker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo: James Ewing
shEn wEi dAncE Arts rEsponds to ErnEsto nEto’s anthropodino, JunE 2009                                                                                                                 die Soldaten, prEsEntEd bY LincoLn cEntEr FEstivAL And thE ruhr triEnniAL
                                                                                                                                                                                       in AssociAtion with thE ArMorY, JuLY 2008

                                                                                                                directors and                                                                                                                                                                                       “subtle, no;
                                                                                                               conductors are                                                                                                                                                                                    awesome, yes”
                                                                                                                 salivating at                                                                                                                                                                                     —alex ross, The New Yorker,
                                                                                                               the possibilities.”                                                                                                                                                                                       Die Soldaten
                                                                         Photo: James Ewing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photo: James Ewing
                                                                                                                 —daniel J. wakin, The New York Times

                                                                                              LE théâtrE du soLEiL’s leS ÉphÉMèreS, prEsEntEd bY                                                                                                                                        eventS in honor oF MErcE — MEMoriAL, MErcE cunninghAM dAncE coMpAnY, octobEr 2009
                                                                                              LincoLn cEntEr FEstivAL in AssociAtion with thE ArMorY, JuLY 2009

                 “…you’ll leAve the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 “close your eyes, imAgine
                Armory on A cloud…
                                                                                                                                                                                                     yourself in some
                 with your mind
                                                                                                                                                                                          gigantic high-ceilinged
              spinning from
                                                                                                                                                                                           cathedral … i liked the
            the extraordinary
                                                                                                                                                                                               armory a lot.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                         —bernard holland, The New York Times,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo: Kirsten Reoch
                                                                                                                                                                  Photo: James Ewing

                     —Joe dziemianowicz, Daily News,                                                                                                                                                       Stravinsky’s Sacred Masterpieces
                             Les Éphémères
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 Major support for the development of Park Avenue Armory’s artistic season has been generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.                                      Chairman                                  Marvin Chudnoff                           Joel I. Picket
                                                                                                                                                                                 Elihu Rose, PhD.                          Sanford B. Ehrenkranz                     Joel Press
 Park Avenue Armory is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York                                                     Michael Field                             Genie H. Rice
 State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.                                                       President and CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Karl Katz                                 William D. Rondina
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                                                                                                                                                                                 Adam R. Flatto, Vice Chair                Arie L. Kopelman                          Jeffrey Silverman
                                                                                                                                                                                 Marjorie L. Hart, Vice Chair              Kenneth S. Kuchin                         Donald J. Toumey
                                                                                                                                                                                 William A. Ackman                         Stephen Lash
                                                                                                                                                                                 Harrison M. Bains                         Pablo Legorreta                           Founding Chairman, 1999-2009
                                                                                                                                                                                 Kent L. Barwick                           Burt Manning                              Wade F.B. Thompson
                                                                                                                                  Programs and artists are subject to change.    Cora Cahan                                Anne L. Millard

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