LOVE HEALS ALL WOUNDS at NYU Skirball
NYU Skirball will present the New York premiere of Love Heals All Wounds, an evening-length work by MAI (Movement Art Is), choreographed by Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, on Saturday, April 14 at 3 and 7:30 pm. Love Heals All Wounds features the intricate and urban choreography of Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, the stirring words of spoken word artist Robin Sanders, and an all-star cast of movement artists. The piece addresses social issues such as police brutality and violence in America while seeking to promote diversity, inclusion, and empathy as a uniting force.
The matinee performance will include pre-show activities for children and families, starting at 2 pm, presented by NYU’s Serious Fun Family series.
MAI (Movement Art Is), co-founded by Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, uses movement artistry to inspire and change the world while elevating the artistic educational and social impact of dance. Through movement art films, workshops, performances and exhibitions, MAI is resetting the spectrum that defines dance.
Jon Boogz is a popper, movement artist, choreographer and director who seeks to push the evolution of what dance can be – sharing with audiences of all backgrounds an appreciation of the melding of art forms while inspiring and bringing awareness to social issues. He co-starred in the viral short film Color of Reality, which continues to screen at film festivals worldwide and has won numerous awards.
Lil Buck is an International phenomenon. He began jookin – a street dance that originated in Memphis – at age 13 and went on to train in hip-hop and ballet. Named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” his collaboration with Spike Jonze and Yo-Yo Ma performing The Swan went viral in 2011. Since then he has collaborated with a broad spectrum of artists across the world and is an avid arts education advocate and recipient of the WSJ Innovator Award.
NYU Skirball, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of New York City’s major presenters of international work and has been the premier venue for cultural and performing arts events in lower Manhattan since 2003. The 860-seat theater, led by Director Jay Wegman, provides a home for internationally renowned artists, innovators and thinkers. NYU Skirball hosts over 300 events annually, from re-inventions of the classics to cutting-edge premieres, in genres ranging from dance, theater and performance arts to comedy, music and film.
NYU Skirball’s unique partnership with New York University enables it to draw on the University’s intellectual riches and resources to enhance its programming with dialogues, public forums and conversations with artists, philosophers, scientists, Nobel Laureates and journalists. www.nyuskirball.org.
Love Heals All Wounds will play two performances on Saturday, April 14 at 3 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org, by phone at 212.998.4941, or in person at the Box Office, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M.
Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th St.; R & W to 8th Street; 6 to Astor Place.
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