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A Prelude to The Shed (Opening 2019)

A Prelude to The Shed (Opening 2019)


The Shed


The Shed, 30th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
New York, NJ


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 11:30am weekly through May 13, 2018



The Shed

A Prelude to The Shed
May 1–13, 2018
Free Tickets Available Thursday, April 5


Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 12 noon EST, tickets for The Shed’s pre-opening program A Prelude to The Shed will be available to the public. The free, two-week arts event (May 1–13) will showcase The Shed’s mission to support artistic invention and present multiple art forms in one flexible space.

Architect Kunlé Adeyemi of NLÉ Works has collaborated with artist Tino Sehgal to transform an undeveloped lot at Tenth Avenue and West 31st Street (one block from The Shed’s permanent home) into a temporary venue whose structural elements can be moved and reconfigured in a fluid integration of architecture and choreography.


10th Avenue between West 30th and West 31st Street, entrance on West 31st Street


Event Dates: Tuesday, May 1 - Sunday, May 13, 2018 (no programming Monday, May 7)

Event Times: 11:30 am - 5:30 pm; panel discussions begin at 6 pm; music performances begin at 7:30 pm

Tickets Available: Beginning Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 12 pm EST


This variation by artist Tino Sehgal; Pas de Deux Cent Douze, a new work by choreographer William Forsythe; musical performances by Abra, Azealia Banks and Arca; D.R.E.A.M. Ring dance battles; A stroll through the fun palace, featuring architect Cedric Price's archives; and panel discussions curated by Dorothea von Hantelmann.


Tickets to A Prelude to The Shed are free and can be reserved beginning on April 5 at 12 noon EST at theshed.org (maximum of two advance tickets per person). A limited number of same-day tickets will also be available at the door. Prelude is rain or shine; all tickets are general admission, standing.

Full schedule here.

More information about A Prelude to The Shed is available here.


About The Shed

Opening in spring 2019 where the High Line meets Hudson Yards on Manhattan's west side, The Shed will be the first arts center dedicated to commissioning, producing, and presenting all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture. From hip hop to classical music, painting and sculpture to literature, film to theater and dance, The Shed will bring together leading artists from all disciplines under one roof. The building—an innovative 200,000-square-foot structure designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group—is designed to physically transform to support artists' most ambitious ideas. Committed to nurturing artistic invention, The Shed, led by Artistic Director and CEO Alex Poots, will work with artists from a broad range of genres and backgrounds, along with innovative thinkers from across the sciences and humanities, to advance culture in the 21st century.


Rendering courtesy of NLÉ Works.

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