Harlem Stage Announces Its Fall 2009 Season

Harlem Stage announces its season featuring Urban Bush Women, Nora Chipaumire and much more.

Full line-up after the jump.

SEASON DETAILS – (Arranged by discipline, then by date.)

DANCE

Thursday, October 29, 2009

VISIBLE/INVISIBLE: NAKED CITY

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Urban Bush Women with Nora Chipaumire

7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th St @ Convent Ave)

Tickets: $15

Harlem Stage joins forces with two revered choreographers – Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Nora Chipaumire—for Naked City, the first section from visible/invisible, a new commission from Harlem Stage’s WaterWorks initiative.  Blending potent stories with the mesmerizing dance of Urban Bush Women, the work examines the alienation, protest, and celebrations that transpired from the Great Migration and other immigration stories from urban America. A discussion with the artists follows.

Friday, October 30, 2009

OPUS DANCE THEATRE

7:30 pm at Aaron Davis Hall, Convent Avenue between W. 133rd and W. 135th streets

Tickets: $30, $40, $50

Acclaimed for promoting the Pan-African experience through performance and education programs, Opus Dance Theatre returns to Harlem Stage for an evening that includes deliciously evocative works by cutting-edge choreographers Christopher Huggins, Michael Leon Thomas, Iquail Shaheed and others who capture the essence of human experience in remarkable, soulful dance.

FILM

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

LA ONDA CHICANA/THE CHICANO WAVE

John Valadez, director & producer; Laurens Grant, co-producer

7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th St @ Convent Ave)

FREE — RSVP required

Harlem Stage and the Black Documentary Collective launch a new partnership with this insightful film that traces the evolution of Chicano music by examining how super-talented performers like Freddy Fender, Los Lobos, Linda Ronstadt, and Selena survived discrimination to achieve well-deserved acclaim. “La Onda Chicana” will be screened in the upcoming PBS series, Latin Music USA.  A discussion with filmmaker John Valdez and reception will follow.  Part of the Harlem Stage on Screen series; co-presented by Black Documentary Collective

Thursday, October 16, 2009

SCARRED JUSTICE:  The Orangeburg Massacre of 1968

Bester Cram and Judy Richardson, producer/directors

7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th St @ Convent Ave)

Tickets: $5

This gut-wrenching documentary film explores the events of February 8, 1968, when gunfire from white police officers left three African-American students dead and 27 wounded on the campus of South Carolina State College in Orangeburg.  Join filmmaker Judy Richardson after the film for a discussion and reception. Part of the Harlem Stage on Screen series; co-presented by Black Documentary Collective.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

PROMISED LAND

Yoruba Richen, director and producer

7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th St @ Convent Ave)

FREE – RSVP REQUIRED

This film explores the many compelling issues facing the re-building of post-apartheid South Africa after years of racism and violence. Part of the Harlem Stage on Screen series; co-presented by Black Documentary Collective.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

MRS. GOUNDO’S DAUGHTER

Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, co-producer/editor

7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th St @ Convent Ave)

FREE – RSVP REQUIRED

Sabrina Schmidt Gordon’s gripping film tells the story of a Malian mother’s fight for asylum in the US to protect her two-year-old from female genital mutilation. This film has been screened at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival and the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival. Screening followed by a discussion and reception. Part of the Harlem Stage on Screen series; co-presented by Black Documentary Collective.

MUSIC

Saturday, September 26, 2009

2012, THE HIPHOP EXPERIMENT

featuring Marc Cary’s Black Instruments Band, with special guests Phonte (of Little Brother), Pharaohe Monch, The Dey, Crystal Hall, Jessica Caremoore, Duo-Live, Fire Angel, Samita Sinha, and more.

· 6 pm — Pre-performance talk with Marc Cary and George Lewis

· 7:30 pm-11 pm – Performance Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th St @ Convent Ave)

Tickets: $15

Harlem Stage introduces the first of four highly anticipated social events with its new Uptown Nights at Harlem Stage music series.  The series kicks off with an open bar mixer and features Marc Cary and his Black Instruments Band, who blend styles of hip hop, soul, electronic, and jazz.  With dancers, bombers (graffiti artists), video artists, audience/artist interactions enhanced by “sensory response” technology, and a DJ set, this is sure to be a night of genre-defying performances.  Co-presented with The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University and the Columbia/Harlem Jazz Project.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

JAZZMOBILE AT HARLEM STAGE

SOUNDING DIASPORA: Music and Musings with Yosvany Terry and Marta Mareno Vega, Ph.D.

7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th St @ Convent Ave)

Tickets: $15

Celebrating 45 years of presenting jazz, Jazzmobile comes to Harlem Stage with two events featuring sax player, composer, and educator Yosvany Terry.  With a tribute to the great connection that Afro-Cuban music and jazz have made to Harlem’s legacy, this evening features a lively discussion followed by Terry performing a sassy blend of Afro-Cuban music. 

Thursday, October 22, 2009

YOSVANY TERRY: A Jazzmobile Community Dance Party

7:30-11pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th St @ Convent Ave)

Tickets: $15

For the second of a two-night performance, Yosvany Terry and his band join with DJ ASHO, special guest emcees, Cuban dancers, and visual artists for a night of grooving to a Latin beat. Featuring an hour-long open bar mixer, followed by the performance and a closing DJ set, this is one rumba not to miss. Part of the new Uptown Nights at Harlem Stage music series.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

MAURICE BROWN

7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th St @ Convent Ave)

FREE

Hard bop meets new groove standards! Since playing for legendary artist Aretha Franklin and alternative hip-hop master Talib Kweli, jazz trumpet wunderkind Maurice “Mobetta” Brown has been exciting bebop enthusiasts and hip-hoppers alike with his forceful fusion of down-home melodies with searing sound. This family friendly event is a collaboration with the Neighborhood Concert Series of The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tamar-kali’s CABARET CHOCOLAT: An Autumn Night’s Soiree

7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th St @ Convent Ave)

Tickets: $15

Tamar-kali, a force of nature with a most original voice, and her all-female Psychochamber Ensemble are joined by special guests The Maine Attraction, Monstah Black, Keibpoli, Master of Ceremony “Marco the Magician,” and special surprise guests.  Evening includes an open bar mixer, followed by a night of haunting deconstructed songs, fierce dance, burlesque, spectacle, and illusion.  Co-presented with The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia and the Columbia/Harlem Jazz Project.  Part of the new Uptown Nights at Harlem Stage music series.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

MILK & JADE by Dana Leong

6:00 pm Pre-performance Dialogue with artists; 7:30pm Performance

at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th St @ Convent Ave)

Tickets: $15

Milk & Jade features Dana Leong on cello, trombone and laptop.  His band combines live grooves, electronically charged tracks, and poetic rhyming to create instrumental hip-hop beats with rock propulsions.  The party starts with a full-hour of open bar and ends with DJ Scientific and special guest as they rock the house for this finale to the new Uptown Nights at Harlem Stage music series.

THEATER

Thu., November 6, 2009 and Fri., November 7, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Sun., November 8, 2009 at 3:00 pm

DOMINICANISH

Josefina Baez, writer/actress; Claudio Mir, director; featuring Ross Huff, trumpeter

Tickets: $20 in advance; $35 at door

Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th St @ Convent Ave)

Using non-linear poetical and nonsensical texts, the multi-talented artist and educator Josefina Baez taps into the unofficial stories and undocumented histories that epitomize the Dominican experience in America.

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