Welcome to the 2018-2019 Performance Season


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[Youth Education Event]

BNS Art Share/Interrupting Bigotry program

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 5-10:30pm
Open to the public | $5 suggested donation

This performance will feature 5th grade students performing real-life inspired scenarios using the Theater of the Oppressed framework. The share will culminate with audience interaction and discussion. This is the second year we’ve offered this particular program and it is facilitated by longtime BAX teaching artist-in-residence at BNS, José Joaquín Garcia.

The BNS and BAX community are welcome and encouraged to join!

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[Artist in Residence Event]

2018 Fall Space Grant Showcase

Friday, November 30 @8pm
Saturday, December 1 @8pm

This showcase presents works by Fall Space Grant recipients J. Bouey, Bex Kwan and Sophia Mak, and lily bo shapiro. The Fall Space Grant program gives Brooklyn and Queens based dance, theater and performance artists the opportunity to create new work or build upon existing work in a setting that is conducive to working deeply and exploring new territory.

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[Youth Education Event]

Fall Student Concerts

Saturday, December 8, 2018 | All Day
Sunday, December 9, 2018 | All Day

The BAX student concerts are informal showings where approximately 40 classes share what they have been working on over the past semester with families, friends, and colleagues.

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[Creating Space Showing]

Needing It Workshop Showing

Wednesday | December 12, 2018 @ 8pm 

In this unique workshop, students develop their own material while studying the history of queer performance in NYC, and meeting the great queer artists of our day. 

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 [Youth Education Event]

Youthworks Festival Showcase

Saturday | February 2, 2019 @ 7pm
Sunday | February  3, 2019 @ 5pm

Young artists (Ages 7-18) of various disciplines and interests work tirelessly with professional artists, also of various disciplines, to create original artistic pieces.

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[Artist in Residence Event]

2018/19 AIR Open Studios Winter Edition 

Saturday | February 9, 2019
Sunday | February 10, 2019

The Artists In Residence (AIR) Open Studio Series begins a shared journey into the creative process. Featuring luciana achugar, Aya Ogawa, Ita Segev, Antonio Ramos, Maria Bauman, and Nia Ostrow Witherspoon, audiences will have an opportunity to engage with AIR artists as they open the doors to their rehearsal practice and artistic process. 

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[Artist Services Event]

Artist Services Weekend

 Sunday | February 10, 2019
 ALL DAY, FREE

Artist Services Day features an array of talks and workshops designed to serve working dance, theater, performance artists and  their supporters.

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[Special Event]

Arts and Artists in Progress Awards

Saturday | March 2, 2019 

These awards have been designed to honor individuals in the arts who have revealed and transformed our creative world. By instigating and enduring change they have deepened the definition of their field and paved the way for others.

The BAX arts and artists in progress awards have gone to some of the most talented, generous, creative and inventive individuals in NYC dance, theater or performance.

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[Curated Event]

AIR Curation: Maria Bauman

Friday | March 8, 2019 @ 5-10:30pm
Saturday | March 9, 2018 @5:30-10:30pm

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[Youth Education Event]

Teen Arts Conference

Saturday | March 16, 2019

For over 15 years, Brooklyn Arts Exchange’s Teen Arts Conference (TAC) has provided teen performing artists (ages 13-18) across New York City and beyond an opportunity to come together as part of a wider cultural community of learners and practitioners. The free, day-long conference, for invited participants, offers a range of theater, dance, and movement workshops; panel discussions with professional artists, companies, and leaders in the field; and culminates with a Performance Gala in the BAX Theater.

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[Curated Event]

Upstart Program

Curated by former BAX Artists In Residence Jillian Peña (2011-13) and Fernando Maneca (2004-06)

Friday | March 22, 2019 @ 8pm
Saturday | March 23, 2019 @ 8pm

Since 2009, the Upstart Program (formally the Upstart Festival) has ushered in fresh talent with an intriguing festival of performances, pre-performance shares, roundtable discussions, and workshops.

The Upstart Festival Program is designed to give creators of dance, theater and performance works, who have no more than three years of experience showing their work in New York City, an opportunity to show work and to facilitate networking opportunities that pave the way for fruitful artistic careers.

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[Artist in Residence Event]

Maria Bauman AIR Show 

Friday | April 5, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Saturday | April 6, 2019 @7:30pm

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[Artist in Residence Event]

Nia Witherspoon AIR Show 

Saturday | April 27, 2019 @8pm
Sunday |April 28, 2018 @6pm

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[Artist in Residence Event]

Ita Segev AIR Show 

Friday | May 3, 2019 @8pm
Saturday |May 4, 2019 @8pm

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[Youth Education Event]

Dance Performance Workshop III

Friday | May 10, 2019 @8pm
Saturday | May 11, 2019 @8pm

This culminating performance features student and director choreography. These Performance Workshops are designed for motivated young people who want to engage in a comprehensive discipline study with an emphasis on technical, performance, and improvisational skills.

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[Youth Education Event]

Dance Performance Workshop I/II

Saturday | May 18, 2019 @8pm 
Sunday | May 19, 2019 @3pm

This culminating performance features student and director choreography. These Performance Workshops are designed for motivated young people who want to engage in a comprehensive discipline study with an emphasis on technical, performance, and improvisational skills.

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[Youth Education Event]

AcroBAX 

Saturday | June 1, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Sunday | June 2, 2018 @ 3pm

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[Youth Education Event]

Student Concerts

Saturday | June 8, 2019 | All Day
Sunday | June 9, 2019 | All Day

At the end of the Spring term, student concerts showcase original class work in the BAX Theater. These concerts serve as an exciting and important opportunity for all  student/artists to experience being on stage and practice the art of performance.

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[Artist in Residence Event]

Antonio Ramos AIR Show 

Friday | June 14, 2019 @8pm
Saturday |June 15, 2019 @8pm

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[Youth Education Event]

Halloween Playspace 

Monday | October 29 @ 9:30am-11:30pm

Calling all monsters, ghosts, and goblins! Join us as we celebrate a spooky start to the Playspace season! We’re kicking off the 2018-2019 Playspace season with all of the usual Playspace fun – from wiggly tunnels to colorful blocks – plus singing, dancing, and a special treat (but no tricks – we promise). All with a little Halloween twist! Kids (and adults!) are encouraged to come in costume.

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[Special Event]

So Long Salon 

Saturday | November 3 @ 4:00-6:00 pm Rated PG | 8:00-10:00 pm Rated R

Join us as we say farewell to our esteemed founder, Marya Warshaw. Bring your children (small and big) or just your inner child, bring your stories, bring your beautiful self.

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 [Artist in Residence Event]

2018/19 AIR Open Studios Fall Edition 

Sunday | November 11, 2018 @11:30am-8pm

The Artists In Residence (AIR) Open Studio Series begins a shared journey into the creative process. Featuring luciana achugar, Aya Ogawa, Ita Segev, and Nia Ostrow Witherspoon, audiences will have an opportunity to engage with AIR artists as they open the doors to their rehearsal practice and artistic process. 

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