Tag Archives: Washington Heights

Exhibit–‘Treasures on the Terrace: Highlights from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’

September 24–December 6. The Hispanic Society is excited to present the outdoor installation, Treasures on the Terrace: Highlights from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library. Drawing on the museum’s world-renowned collection, large-scale photographic reproductions feature 19 works from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Peru dating from the 16th through the 20th centuries. The installation also features an audio component through QR codes, narrated by community voices and offering further information about the art.

Treasures on the Terrace is made possible through the generosity of Lorenzo Family Foundation and an anonymous donor, committed to making the Hispanic Society increasingly accessible. The Hispanic Society also gratefully thanks members of the community for their active involvement in the audio component, and Boricua College for its collaboration.

Exhibit–‘Treasures on the Terrace: Highlights from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’

September 24–December 6. The Hispanic Society is excited to present the outdoor installation, Treasures on the Terrace: Highlights from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library. Drawing on the museum’s world-renowned collection, large-scale photographic reproductions feature 19 works from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Peru dating from the 16th through the 20th centuries. The installation also features an audio component through QR codes, narrated by community voices and offering further information about the art.

Treasures on the Terrace is made possible through the generosity of Lorenzo Family Foundation and an anonymous donor, committed to making the Hispanic Society increasingly accessible. The Hispanic Society also gratefully thanks members of the community for their active involvement in the audio component, and Boricua College for its collaboration.

2020 Higher Ground Festival: “One For the Ages”

Contemporary dance and new music; Julia Bengtsson and Neil Rolnick. At the end of 2019, Neil visited some friends who live in a retirement community of 1300 homes, all inhabited by retired couples, widows and widowers. Seeing a community so intentionally segregated by age brought to the fore the richness and beauty of New York’s artistic community, where it is normal to work across
all kinds of divides of identity, including gender, race, economic status – and age. A year ago Julia created the choreography for Neil’s composition Messages, which premiered at the Higher Ground Festival in uptown Manhattan, and has since been performed in venues such as Roulette, Frederick Lowe Theater (NYU), and New York Dance Week. Working on Messages, we never thought about nor were we inhibited by our age difference: Neil is 72, Julia is 26. We are drawn to exploring how we are able to collaborate artistically, despite, or maybe because of the 45 year difference in our ages. Basing our new collaboration on material gathered in interviews with the very young and the very old, One For The Ages, for dancers and electronic sounds will be streamed from the Higher Ground on October 17, 2020.

We are excited to announce the 2020 Higher Ground Festival will be happening from Oct. 3rd – Oct. 17th, virtually, in collaboration with Arts ON AIR livestream. The festival will be livestreamed on Arts ON AIR’s YouTube (Arts ON AIR) and Instagram (Arts ON AIR) as well as HGF’s Instagram (Higher Ground Festival), later to be posted on the HGF YouTube. It will be promoted on these platforms
as well as Facebook Event Pages per each performance. Higher Ground Festival brings Northern Manhattan artists together to network and create interdisciplinary collaborations that are presented free to the community. This will be HGF’s 5th as a notable arts festival in the upper Manhattan community. Presently all performances are slated for 5:30pm EST start time, however the time may adjust to 5:00pm as the days become shorter.

Exhibit–‘Treasures on the Terrace: Highlights from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’

September 24–December 6. The Hispanic Society is excited to present the outdoor installation, Treasures on the Terrace: Highlights from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library. Drawing on the museum’s world-renowned collection, large-scale photographic reproductions feature 19 works from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Peru dating from the 16th through the 20th centuries. The installation also features an audio component through QR codes, narrated by community voices and offering further information about the art.

Treasures on the Terrace is made possible through the generosity of Lorenzo Family Foundation and an anonymous donor, committed to making the Hispanic Society increasingly accessible. The Hispanic Society also gratefully thanks members of the community for their active involvement in the audio component, and Boricua College for its collaboration.

2020 Higher Ground Festival: “are you carrying more than you need?”

Contemporary dance and new music; Evan Fisk, Caitlin Javech, Will Stackpole. This piece, adapted from a duet made in 2017, is an exploration of the differing ways that grief or loss can impact an individual. The cloth, functioning as a third body in the work, becomes an expression of a burden, a veil, a lost loved one, or an impediment for connection. When do we as people recognize that certain memories we choose to hold on to, are holding us back from living our most vibrant life? How can we recognize this in others and within to help to let go of what we no longer need to carry? If we openly explore the past trauma, grief, and heavy memories that are held in the body, how do we face and learn to free ourselves of these burdens?  The soundscape will rise and fall synchronously with the emotional evolution of the work. This soundscape will include compositions by Will Stackpole, creating a dreamlike atmosphere, supporting the choreographic development from beginning to end. This will invite the audience through the screen and into the
world we are creating.

We are excited to announce the 2020 Higher Ground Festival will be happening from Oct. 3rd – Oct. 17th, virtually, in collaboration with Arts ON AIR livestream. The festival will be livestreamed on Arts ON AIR’s YouTube (Arts ON AIR) and Instagram (Arts ON AIR) as well as HGF’s Instagram (Higher Ground Festival), later to be posted on the HGF YouTube. It will be promoted on these platforms
as well as Facebook Event Pages per each performance. Higher Ground Festival brings Northern Manhattan artists together to network and create interdisciplinary collaborations that are presented free to the community. This will be HGF’s 5th as a notable arts festival in the upper Manhattan community. Presently all performances are slated for 5:30pm EST start time, however the time may adjust to 5:00pm as the days become shorter.