Festival Calendar 2016

THU
SEPT
15th

BEAT Festival Opening Night

See all the artists in this year’s BEAT Festival performing throughout Brooklyn’s largest cultural institution.

Time: 7pm-9pm (Last performance starts at 8:45pm)
Price: FREE (The museum’s suggested donation policy still applies.)
Venue: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights

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BEAT Brooklyn 2016

FRI
SEPT
16th

MetroTech Mashup #1

Step away from your desk for an hour of free performance! First, The FLEX Program explores the story of Apollo, then listen as David Langlois and Ras Osagyefo tap into the deep history of Rastafari.

Featuring: The FLEX Program, David Langlois & Ras Osagyefo

Art Forms: Dance, Music, Poetry

Time: 12-1pm
Price: FREE
Venue: MetroTech Commons, MetroTech Center, Downtown Brooklyn

FRI
SEPT
16th

Running Into Me

A call from home sends Vickie Tanner on a whirlwind tour of her life, in this one woman show.

Featuring: Vickie Tanner

Art Forms: Theater

Time: 7pm
Price: $20
Venue: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave., Park Slope

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SEPT
17th

ReggaeVerse

Multi-instrumentalist David Langlois and Jamaican poet Ras Osagyefo are combining forces just for the BEAT Festival.

Featuring: David Langlois, Ras Osagyefo

Art Forms: Music & Poetry

Time: 7pm
Price: $20
Venue: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave., Park Slope

Photo by Lisa Berry

SUN
SEPT
18th

Baby, said Alice B. Toklas . . .

Two cloth figures, hula hoops, copper pipes, and fabric configurations controlled in plain sight by a wood and plexiglass device all in homage to Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

Featuring: Hanne Tierney

Art Forms: Theater

Time: 1 – 4pm (Last performance starts at 3:45pm)
Price: FREE
Venue: FiveMyles, 558 St Johns Pl., (bet Classon & Franklin Ave), Crown Heights

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MON
SEPT
19th

Control Equinox

Control Equinox is a wild, humorous, and intense dance-theatre work incorporating two 11-foot sculptures on wheels.

Featuring: Thea Little & Nicki Singleton

Art Forms: Dance, Sculpture

Time: 12pm
Price: FREE
Venue: 1 MetroTech Lobby, 1 MetroTech Center, Downtown Brooklyn

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TUE
SEPT
20th

FLEX-Hyperborealis

Explore the mythological story of Apollo via the dynamic and unique street dance form, FLEX.

Featuring: The FLEX Program

Art Forms: Dance

Time: 7pm
Price: $20
Venue: Kumble Theater, Flatbush Ave between DeKalb Ave & Willoughby St, One University Plaza, Downtown Brooklyn

Photo by Christian Anwander

WED
SEPT
21st

SEE/HEAR/NOW

An evening of contemporary and original spoken word, exploring presence, positivity and the power of now.

Featuring: Derick Cross and Gabriel Ramirez

Art Forms: Spoken Word, Poetry

Time: 7pm
Price: $10
Venue: FiveMyles, 558 St. Johns Pl (bet Classon & Franklin Ave), Crown Heights

THU
SEPT
22nd

Brooklyn on the Rim, A Dance Evening Curated by LEIMAY

This can’t miss event features a unique movement and sculpture collaboration between Thea Little and Niki Singleton, followed by Lucy Kerr’s ‘while you were away’, which merges film and performance, exploring the human landscape and loneliness.

Featuring: Thea Little, Niki Singleton and Lucy Kerr

Art Forms: Dance, Film

Time: 7pm
Price: $20
Venue: Triskelion Arts, Muriel Schulman Theater, 106 Calyer St (Enter on Banker Street), Greenpoint

Photo by Julia McGuire

FRI
SEPT
23rd

MetroTech Lunchtime Mashup #2

Our second free lunchtime mashup features a collaboration between a beatboxer and a cyr wheel artist, followed by a sculptural performance by Lucy Kerr

Featuring: Derick Cross, Jamila Youngstedt & Lucy Kerr

Art Forms: Music, Sculpture, Theater

Time: 12pm
Price: FREE
Venue: MetroTech Commons, MetroTech Center, Downtown Brooklyn

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FRI
SEPT
23rd

Elyzabeth Gorman’s Margaret I + BEAT Closing Night Party

Margaret I combines music, movement and text from Shakespeare’s Henry VI tetralogy, his sources, early female writers, and contemporary responses to explore the role of women in politics, war and sex.

Featuring: Elyzabeth Gorman

Art Forms: Theater

Time: 7pm
Price: $10
Venue: Industry City Distillery, 33 35th St, 6th Floor, Sunset Park

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