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#WTSTW: Robert Lepage @bam_brooklyn, Young Jean Lee @cakeshopnyc, Rude Mechs @dancetworkshop

#WTSTW = What To See This Weekend The Nightingale and Other Short Fables BAM Howard Gilman Opera House Mar 1, 3 & 4, 2011 at 7:30pm Mar 6, 2011 at 3pm US Premiere Presented by the Canadian Opera Company and BAM By Igor Stravinsky Conducted by Johannes Debus Directed by Robert Lepage A theatrical alchemist who combines music, movement, and song into invariably mesmerizing productions, Robert Lepage (Lipsynch, 2009 Next Wave; the Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring cycle) returns to BAM with The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, a brilliant assemblage of works by Stravinsky (Ragtime, Pribaoutki, The Fox, and others) bound together by an inspired mix of pan-Asian puppetry, opera, acrobatics—and 20,000 gallons of water. The centerpiece of this work is Stravinsky’s ingenious take on Hans Christ...

#WTSTW: Cosmography @TheKitchen, Verdensteatret @dancetworkshop, Vieux Carré @thewoostergroup NYC

WHAT TO SEE THE WEEKEND IN NYC #WTSTW Briggan Krauss with Raha Raissnia: Cosmography The Kitchen February 25–February 26, 2011 @ 8pm Tickets/Info–> This latest audio-visual project between long-time collaborators saxophonist, composer, and sound artist Briggan Krauss and abstract painter and film artist Raha Raissnia features all new music for Krauss’ stellar trio H-alpha (Ikue Mori on laptop, Jim Black on drums, and Krauss) plus an additional five-member ensemble conducted by Skuli Sverrisson. Best known as a member of the legendary group Sexmob, Krauss explores otherworldly sounds and sonic textures with composed passages as well as structured improvisation in this new work, and Raissnia creates an evocative vocabulary of shifting light forms through a new live cinema perf...