Monday, September 7, 2015

The Between the Seas Festival returns to the East Village

[Image via Facebook]

Via the EVG inbox…

Between the Seas, the only festival in New York celebrating Mediterranean performance, returns to the Wild Project for its fifth year.

This year, the festival presents some of the most acclaimed and innovative performers from the Mediterranean region. Program highlights include: the English language premiere of "The Dictator" by Lebanese playwright Issam Mahfouz, an absurdist exploration on the nature of tyranny; Catalan artist Borja Gonzales on a performance piece based on puppetry and sand drawing; Italian dance company Esperimenti in a sparkling performance inspired by Italian songs of the 1960s and 1990s; and the fiery flamenco dancer Rebecca Tomas.

Between the Seas runs from Tuesday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 13. Performances are at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd St. between Avenue A and Avenue B). Tickets are $20 unless otherwise noted (students/seniors $15 with valid ID). Tickets can be purchased by calling OvationTix at 212.352.3101 or online here. You can find the full lineup at the Between the Seas website here.

Read our interview last year with Aktina Stathaki, the artistic and producing director of Between the Seas, right here.

No comments: