(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The New York-based dance company Shen Wei Dance Arts performs at MASS MoCA on Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, 2013 (at 8pm and 3pm, respectively), in a co-presentation with Jacob’s Pillow Dance. Led by Chinese-born American choreographer Shen Wei, the performance – to be staged in the Hunter Center for the Performing Arts — blends his signature movement vocabulary with elements of film, theater, new media, and visual art. The program, which contains partial nudity, includes Shen Wei’s interpretation of Rite of Spring. It also coincides with the final weekend of MASS MoCA’s Xu Bing: Phoenix exhibit, an installation featuring two monumental birds fabricated wholly from materials reaped from construction sites in urban China.
(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Two of America’s finest singer-songwriters will share the same stage tonight when Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt perform at the Colonial Theatre on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 7:30pm. Lovett and Hiatt have been touring together periodically since 1989, delivering one of the most compelling and spontaneous concerts on the road.
(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – New movies by Stephen Frears, the Coen Brothers, Alexander Payne and Holocaust documentarian Claude Lanzmann top the lineup at FilmColumbia, taking place today through Sunday, October 27, 2013. Many of the films being screened are prize-winning films and audience favorites from prestigious international film festivals such as Cannes, Toronto, Berlin and Sundance.
(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — The American Symphony Orchestra (ASO) kicks off its 2013–14 season this weekend with back-to-back concerts featuring works by Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, and Dorman on Friday and Saturday, October 25-26, 2013, at 8 p.m., in the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. The program features Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka; Avner Dorman’s Piccolo Concerto, Fanya Wyrick-Flax ‘13, piccolo; and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5.