Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 This illustration adorned the menu of the 107th Regiment’s 1917 Thanksgiving feast held at Camp Wadsworth, SC, where the men were still in training before deploying overseas. The feast was organized by the cooks of the 107th, local ladies of nearby Spartanburg, SC, and 107th wives who were staying in proximity to camp. While a far cry from the regiment’s usual banquets—catered by Delmonico’s—the meal was surely a welcome treat after two months of camp food. Tap the link in our bio to read more, and follow along as we track the Seventh Regiment’s participation in WWI by looking for posts tagged #107NYCentennial and #WWICC
We're thrilled to announce our 2018 season, featuring cross-disciplinary work by some of the most inventive artistic voices working today, including:  the North American premiere of Simon Stone’s adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s “Yerma” starring @bpiperofficial  the world premiere of “MyRiad” by Oneohtrix Point Never (@eccopn)—a hyperstitial “concertscape” imagined from the perspective of an alien intelligence, presented by Park Avenue Armory and @rbma  multi-disciplinary artist #NickCave’s “The Let Go,” which creates a dance-based town hall that is part installation, part performance, part gathering and dancing environment to which the community of New York is invited to "let go"  #IvovanHove’s adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s desperately dark drama, “The Damned,” featuring the prestigious @comedie.francaise.officiel  #AnneTeresaDeKeersmaeker’s exploration of the movement, dance, and transcendental dimension found in J.S. Bach's six Brandenburg concertos, featuring dancers from her company @rosasdance in direct dialogue with musicians from the baroque ensemble @brock_orchestra, who perform the concertos live under the baton of #AmandineBeyer  #WilliamKentridge’s “The Head and The Load,” a processional musical journey that melds inventive music with film projections and shadow play to create a landscape that upends standard notions of scale  Recital Series performances with @isabelleonardny, @nadine.sierra, @metopera’s Lindemann Young Artists (#EmilyDAngelo, @davidleighbass, and #ValeriaPolunina), @thecrossingchoir, #SeverinvonEckardstein, and #ThomasOliemans Artists Studio engagements with #AlvinCurran, @matanarobertsstudio, #CharlemagnePalestine, @julianahuxtable  and a new season of insightful conversations with artists, scholars, cultural leaders, and social trailblazers as part of our Interrogations of Form conversation series. To learn more about each program, tap the link in our bio.
Join us Sunday, November 19 for an afternoon of illuminating conversation with great theater creators! Pulitzer-prize winning playwright #PaulaVogel and playwright and performance artist @danielalexanderjones discuss one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them as part of Randy Cohen's interview show, #PersonPlaceThing. Composer and pianist @samorapinderhughes performs as musical guest. Tap the link in our bio to learn more and purchase tickets.
Join us next Tuesday, November 7, for the premiere of multidisciplinary artist @rashaadnewsome’s “Running,” a new immersive performance evoking an abstract portrait of soul created through light and voice. “Running” features an original score composed by the artist that highlights vocal runs—a rapid series of ascending or descending musical notes sung in quick succession—found in a variety of musical genres from the 19th century to today. To learn more and purchase tickets, tap the link in our bio. (📷: courtesy @rashaadnewsome)
📸🎉✨ View photos of last night's #HappeningGala—celebrating 10 years of Armory artistic programming—with performances by @kimbramusic, @thornedarrell, @dejesuscello, #EvanAllen, @yaratravieso, @ParkAveArmory #ArtsEd and works by @rauschenbergfoundation, @uzinygallery, @rashaadnewsome, #KurtSchwitters, #LisaPaclet, and @phillipstearns. Tap the link in our bio to view the full album and watch our Instagram Story to view scenes from the evening's events before they disappear! (📷 by James Ewing and Da Ping Luo)
The Armory's soaring drill hall has long been used as a gathering space for celebrations, like the May 1906 centennial dinner, pictured here, which commemorated one hundred years of the Seventh Regiment's existence. Tomorrow, The Wade Thompson Drill Hall will be transformed once again for our 2017 Happening Gala—an unexpected and extraordinary event featuring performances by Kimbra and other dazzling musicians, dancers, and visual artists—benefiting the Armory's artistic and educational programming. Fun Fact: When the Regiment hosted parties with guests numbering in the thousands, they used to set up outdoor kitchens on 66th Street in order to feed all of the hungry attendees.
Tonight, violinist #PatriciaKopatchinskaja takes to the Armory stage for a second sold-out #RecitalSeries performance with cellist Jay Campbell (@autocellic) in the Board of Officers Room. The pair will perform duos from a wide ranging repertoire that perfectly showcases their extreme styles of music making—from the early music of Gibbons to classical works by Ravel and contemporary compositions by Xenakis, Ligeti, and Michael Hersch (📷: Da Ping Luo)
With its unique spatial configuration, “’Répons’ is a perfect example of where we can almost see the sound traveling,” says conductor Matthias Pintscher. Audiences surround a centrally-located @ensemble.intercontemporain, with six soloists placed throughout the performance space. Sounds from the soloists are digitally transformed, modified, and regenerated live—interacting with the acoustic instrumentation—creating an effect that must be experienced in person to be fully understood. “Everything is whirling around and spinning and it really takes you,” Pintscher says. “It lifts you up to somewhere else.” #PAARepons (Photo illustration of Pierre Boulez / Marion Kalter / akg-images)