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#GetEnthused For Dance At Lincoln Center Out of Doors! Paul Taylor Dance Company, Heidi Latsky, Chloe And Maud Arnold, And More Present FREE Performances

#GetEnthused For Dance At Lincoln Center Out of Doors! Paul Taylor Dance Company, Heidi Latsky, Chloe And Maud Arnold, And More Present FREE Performances

Published on July 18, 2017
Heidi Latsky Dance. Photo by Amro Arida.

Paul Taylor Dance Company, Heidi Latsky, Chloe And Maud Arnold, And More Present FREE Performances

Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of the country’s longest-running free outdoor summer festivals, opens this year on July 26 and runs through August 13. The 47th edition of the popular festival will fill the Lincoln Center campus with a diverse range of music, dance, spoken word, and family events, featuring dozens of artists from across the city, country, and world—all completely free and open to the public.

“We are thrilled about this year’s festival,” says Jill Sternheimer, Director of Public Programming at Lincoln Center. “It’s a profound reminder of what is truly great about this city—the opportunity to come together on a beautiful summer night and experience totally free world-class concerts and performances from such a wide array of incredible artists, and to be able to share in the sense of community that goes along with that. It’s what Lincoln Center Out of Doors is all about.”


The lineup of the 2017 season includes:

• Concerts by International Contemporary Ensemble performing Heart of Tones: A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros (July 28); Rumer with special guest Dionne Warwick (July 29); Angelique Kidjo’s Remain in Light (August 2); the New York premiere of Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s Suite For Ma Dukes (August 4); Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets (August 5); Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Edmar Castañeda (August 9); Kendra Foster (August 11); Natalia Lafourcadeand Vagabon (August 11)

Dance programs featuring Paul Taylor Dance Company performing Airs and Company B accompanied by vocal trio Duchess (July 28); Heidi Latsky’s ON DISPLAY (July 29); Bollywood Boulevard, showcasing the artistry of Hindi cinema with a specially commissioned multimedia evening of music, dance and original projected animations (August 3); sister duo Chloe & Maud’s contemporary tap performance Apt 33: Where Dreams Are Made (August 4); Heritage Sunday celebrating the renaissance of traditional Eastern European and Central Asian folk music and dance styles, featuring acrobatic Georgian music and dance troupe Dancing Crane and “Queen of Tajik Dance” Malika Kalontarova (August 6)

Paul Taylor Dance Company in Airs. Photo courtesy of the company.

• The first in a new series of collaborations between Lincoln Center and NPR Music, featuring some of music’s most talented women performing songs from NPR’s soon-to-be-published list of the 100 Greatest Albums by Women (Opening Night, July 26)

• The annual Roots of American Music Weekend and Americanafest NYC (August 12–13)

Nosotros Festival, conceived by Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Lee Segarra to bring together essential Latinx voices from the worlds of music, spoken word, and activism, featuring Las CafeterasHurray for the Riff Raff, Helado Negro, Xenia Rubinos, and poets La Bruja, Felipe Luciano, and Bonafide Rojas (July 27)

OkayAfrica’s Riddim & Beats with Timaya, Sister Nancy, and The Compozers (August 10)

Family Weekend, dedicated to all things Double Dutch, celebrating the sport, the talent, artistry and athleticism of its participants, and its rich history at Lincoln Center and in New York City (July 29–30)

Family Weekend: Double Dutch Demonstration.

A “silent” screening (with headphones) of the Coen Brothers’ cult classic The Big Lebowski in conjunction with Lebowski Fest New York (August 3)

• La Casita, Lincoln Center Out of Doors’ annual celebration of community, showcasing urban poetry, spoken word, and musical expressions that represent the diversity of traditional and contemporary cultures across New York City, dedicated this year to artist-activists working to uphold and extend LGBTQ, women’s, civil, immigrant, and human rights (at Lincoln Center on August 5 and at Teatro Pregones in the Bronx on August 6)

Talking Drums: Stand Up! Speak Out! presented in association with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and featuring Baba Clarke, Grupo Agoluna, Legacy Women, Los Pleneros de la 21,SilverCloud Singers, Soh Daiko, Something Positive, and poet/host Staceyann Chin (August 6)

Photo by Kevin Yatarola.

Additional artists, including the full lineup for the Roots of American Music/Americanafest NYC weekend of August 12–13, will be announced at a later date.

All events are FREE, require no tickets, and take place on Lincoln Center’s campus between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted). See below for individual locations and addresses.

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