2013 BEAT Festival Calendar

BKMsept12BEAT Opening Night

7pm | FREE*
Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway

For one night only, the Brooklyn Museum becomes the “Brooklyn Museum of the Performing Arts.” See all the artists in this year’s BEAT Festival performing throughout Brooklyn’s largest cultural institution. Performances will be taking place in all corners and halls of the building and it’s up to you to find them. Come one, come all – this is a true celebration of Brooklyn performing arts.

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*Note: The standard museum suggested donation entrance policy still applies.

BKMsept13MetroTech Lunchtime MashUp

12pm | FREE
MetroTech Commons

Grab lunch at our Downtown Brooklyn hub venue, La Defense, and settle in for two rare sites in one hour’s performance: a countertenor and street dancer, together.  Nicholas Tamagna sings and Storyboard P moves in this lunchtime mashup of singing and dance in the glorious MetroTech Commons.

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7pm | $20
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway

3 Diverse Artists, 3 Unique Galleries, 90 minutes of performance. Enjoy dance from LeeSaar The Company, hip-hop improv from Freestyle Mondays, and the world premier of a canary torsi’s “Nancy” – all happening in the same place, at the same time. Move from one space to another, experiencing the flow of the Brooklyn Museum and three cutting edge site-specific performances.

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sept14Museum MashUp #2

2pm | $20
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway

In one room, witness the world premiere of Storyboard P’s “Magna Carta Story”. In another, listen to the enchanting voice of countertenor Nicholas Tamagna. Be escorted from one to the other through the unpredictable and surprising performance vignettes created by The IPA.  Museum MashUp #2 is certain to reveal the Brooklyn Museum in a way you’ve never experienced before.

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sept15Dispatches From Sandy

2pm | $20 (suggested)
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Pl

Consider the nature of giving and receiving service as Brave New World Repertory Theater does a reading of reflections from relief volunteers at the front lines of Hurricane Sandy. Meant to both raise awareness on the continuing efforts to repair the city and to raise funds for “CBE Feeds”, this event will celebrate the spirit of partnership inspired by disaster relief while reminding us that we still have much work to do to help those affected by the storm

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sept16Freestyle Mondays Gameshow Battle

7pm | $5
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Pl

An 11-year tradition comes to Brooklyn in this one night only event in the ballroom at Congregation Beth Elohim. The “Freestyle Mondays Gameshow Battle” brings the city’s brightest emerging hip-hop stars head-to-head in the inspired and unpredictable world of freestyle.  Come compete, or just admire, as these lyricists improv the night away, revealing one champion in the end. Not for the faint of heart.

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sept17Nancy | a canary torsi

12pm | FREE
1 MetroTech Center Lobby

A dance installation that operates as a site-adaptable portrait of performer Nancy Ellis. ”Nancy” operates as a site-adaptable portrait of performer Nancy Ellis. Framed by a 12×12 raised platform and surrounded by fluorescent pillars–four unique performers take on the challenge of representation through the performance of a solo, revealing their individual qualities in response to a series of tasks and movement phrases, begging the question, who is “Nancy” a portrait of?  Choreographed by Yanira Castro.

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blankcalManga Carta Story | Storyboard P

5pm | FREE
Daily News Plaza, Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave

Brooklyn’s most dynamic stage hosts its finest street dancer, Storyboard P. For one hour, see every step, slide, turn and otherworldly twist in “Story’s” deep and magical repertoire on the Center’s spectacular plaza.

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blankcalBrooklyn ’63 | Ping Chong + Co

7:30pm | $20
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Pl

“Brooklyn ‘63″ is a theater performance that  features the true stories of Brooklyn-based activists, witnesses and those who inherited the legacy of a generation of civic action. Ping Chong + Company use the interview-based Undesirable Elements process to create this new work, featuring stories from members of African American, Puerto Rican, and Jewish communities about the pivotal year 1963 – when community activism crossed racial, religious and ethnic lines to bring social change.

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BKMsept18Roadside Attraction | Third Rail Projects

12pm | FREE
Marcy Plaza
1368 Fulton Street

“Roadside Attraction” is a family vacation that steps back in time to when Supertramp was on the radio, Connect Four was on the folding table and frisky business was in the bunks. Mom’s red Candies clapped from the camper’s linoleum kitchen window before she emerged in her cheetah print bathing suit with matching blanket, her platinum wig blowing in the breeze. Exploring expectations, acceptance, and the excruciating but illuminating identification with family role models, “Roadside Attraction” is a slice of nostalgic Americana, replete with lawn chairs, a picnic table, and all the trappings of a family that has been together on a road trip for far, far too long.

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7:30pm | $20
St Boniface Church
109 Willoughby St

Hear the breathtaking vocals of countertenor Nicholas Tamagna within the hallowed walls of Downtown Brooklyn’s St. Boniface Church.  This evening will feature new compositions as well as older, classic arias delivered by one of the city’s finest performers in a style so rarely seen, or heard.

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sept19Experiment #23b (BROOKLYN MUSEUM) | The IPA

6:30pm | $20
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway

Fresh from their epic one-on-one performance adventure in DUMBO last spring, the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure (IPA) takes on another New York City landmark with “Experiment #23b (BROOKLYN MUSEUM)”.  Founded by four recent graduates of Brooklyn College’s Performance and Interactive Media Arts M.F.A. program, the IPA creates performances exploring the intersection of site and individual psychology. “Experiment #23b (BROOKLYN MUSEUM)” transforms the traditional museum tour into a personalized journey of the unexpected. Join the adventure. Tours available by appointment only.

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blankcalBrooklyn ’63 | Ping Chong + Co

7:30pm | $20
Billie Holiday Theatre
1368 Fulton St

“Brooklyn ‘63″ is a theater performance that  features the true stories of Brooklyn-based activists, witnesses and those who inherited the legacy of a generation of civic action. Ping Chong + Company use the interview-based Undesirable Elements process to create this new work, featuring stories from members of African American, Puerto Rican, and Jewish communities about the pivotal year 1963 – when community activism crossed racial, religious and ethnic lines to bring social change.

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blankcalRoadside Attraction | Third Rail Projects

7pm | FREE
MetroTech Commons

“Roadside Attraction” is a family vacation that steps back in time to when Supertramp was on the radio, Connect Four was on the folding table and frisky business was in the bunks. Mom’s red Candies clapped from the camper’s linoleum kitchen window before she emerged in her cheetah print bathing suit with matching blanket, her platinum wig blowing in the breeze. Exploring expectations, acceptance, and the excruciating but illuminating identification with family role models, “Roadside Attraction” is a slice of nostalgic Americana, replete with lawn chairs, a picnic table, and all the trappings of a family that has been together on a road trip for far, far too long.

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Nancy | a canary torsi

6pm | FREE
Bed-Stuy Restoration, West Plaza
1368 Fulton Street

A dance installation that operates as a site-adaptable portrait of performer Nancy Ellis. ”Nancy” operates as a site-adaptable portrait of performer Nancy Ellis. Framed by a 12×12 raised platform and surrounded by fluorescent pillars–four unique performers take on the challenge of representation through the performance of a solo, revealing their individual qualities in response to a series of tasks and movement phrases, begging the question, who is “Nancy” a portrait of?  Choreographed by Yanira Castro.

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blankcalBrooklyn ’63 | Ping Chong + Co

7:30pm | $20
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepoint St

“Brooklyn ‘63″ is a theater performance that  features the true stories of Brooklyn-based activists, witnesses and those who inherited the legacy of a generation of civic action. Ping Chong + Company use the interview-based Undesirable Elements process to create this new work, featuring stories from members of African American, Puerto Rican, and Jewish communities about the pivotal year 1963 – when community activism crossed racial, religious and ethnic lines to bring social change.

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sept21Odyssey Works: Brooklyn | Odyssey Works

All Day | Participation FREE
Borough Wide

“Odyssey Works: Brooklyn” is a day-long performance created for a one-person audience. Encompassing theater, classical composition, installation art, writing, the spectacular and the intimate, Odyssey Works: Brooklyn invites anyone to become extras in scenes designed to change the life of a single Brooklynite. Other than the one person, there is no audience, and the extras, instead, become collaborators and witnesses to the transformation of that person’s life. Participation is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible to be part of this very special event.

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12pm | $20
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway

Fresh from their epic one-on-one performance adventure in DUMBO last spring, the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure (IPA) takes on another New York City landmark with “Experiment #23b (BROOKLYN MUSEUM)”.  Founded by four recent graduates of Brooklyn College’s Performance and Interactive Media Arts M.F.A. program, the IPA creates performances exploring the intersection of site and individual psychology. “Experiment #23b (BROOKLYN MUSEUM)” transforms the traditional museum tour into a personalized journey of the unexpected. Join the adventure. Tours available by appointment only.

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BKMblankcalA Session with LeeSaar the Company | LeeSaar The Company

1pm | $15
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Pl

“A Session With LeeSaar The Company” includes a Gaga/People class followed by an open rehearsal within its Brooklyn home, Congregation Beth Elohim. (Gaga/people class is open to all – no experience necessary!)

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LemonfrontblankcalBEAT Closing Performance & Party, featuring Lemon Andersen

7pm | $20
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Pl

Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, come mingle with the artists on the final night of the festival.  Plus (announced 9/5), get a sneak peek into Tony-award winning actor, writer and poet Lemon Andersen’s new performance piece, “ToasT”!

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