Warm Up with the Schimmel
From a magically hysterical evening with an internationally acclaimed comedian to flamenco singing to Norwegian Dance choreography, the Schimmel is starting 2018 with a bang.
Panta Rei Dance Theatre | Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24, at 3:00 p.m.
Panta Rei, a dance company hailing from Oslo, Norway, is best known for their fast-paced, colorful, and theatrical choreography. They come to the Schimmel to perform Lullaby, a journey through friendship, rivalry, and raw masculinity juxtaposed with the melodies of lullabies, with a metaphorical tilt toward contemporary international politics. Read more and get tickets for Panta Rei.
Magically Hysterical with Judy Gold and Elliot Zimet | Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Judy Gold, one of the most revered performers of the past few decades, teams up with illusionist Elliot Zimet for an evening of magic and laughter. Their dual show, a combination of mysticism and belly laughter, is a unique merger of both Gold and Zimet’s highly effective talents. Read more and get tickets for Judy Gold.
NIYAZ: The Fourth Light Project | Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m.
The Fourth Light Project is the newest program of the Persian/Middle Eastern/Indian electroacoustic musical tour de force Niyaz. An immersive multi-media experience that combines live music and sacred whirling dance with interactive technologies and advanced projection and body-mapping techniques, the Fourth Light Project provides a night filled with true creativity and innovation. Read more and get tickets for NIYAZ.
Danú and Goitse | Sunday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Take a musical tour or Ireland with two of the nation’s leading traditional Irish ensembles! This magical night will bring both groups together on one stage in a perfect celebration of Irish culture and heritage. Read more and get tickets for Danú and Goitse.
Niño de Elche | Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Niño de Elche is a multi-disciplinary artist and contemporary deconstructionist who combines flamenco singing and toque with performance art, poetry, improvisation, minimalism, singer-songwriting, rock, and electronics. His latest piece is informed by a wide swath of Spanish musical styles and poetry, and will feature flamenco guitar, piano, synthesizers, and electronica, all minted with the special Niño de Elche touch. Read more and get tickets for Niño de Elche.
Kathleen Madigan | Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Kathleen Magidan is one of the most polished stand-up comedians working today. With nearly 30 years on stage, she’s performed on countless television shows include Leno, Letterman, Conan, Craig Ferguson, and more. Fresh off her fifth hour-long special, Madigan comes to the Schimmel for a night of jokes, laughter, and some more laughter. Read more and get tickets for Kathleen Madigan.
Ricardo Ribeiro | Saturday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.
Considered one of today’s top male fado singers, Ricardo Ribeiro and his powerful, masterful voice that has landed him numerous awards and international accolades, is coming to the Schimmel for one night only. Songlines Magazine calls Ribeiro “one of the most distinctive artists in the new wave of fadistas.” Read more and get tickets for Ricardo Ribeiro.
Mother Goose: New York Theatre Ballet | Sunday, March 25, at 3:00 p.m.
Mother Goose comes to the Schimmel for an afternoon of wholesome family fun! Children (and adults) will be able to meet all of their favorite Mother Goose characters, including the three blind mice, Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, and Mother Goose herself. Read more and get tickets for Mother Goose.
Lula Pena | Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.
Portuguese sensation Lula Pena is a one-of-a-kind singer, songwriter, and guitarist who blends fado roots with colors of Portuguese folk music, French chanson, Cape Verdean morna, and Brazilian bossa nova. NPR hails her as “utterly transfixing,” a state that she will surely bring audience members to at the Schimmel. Read more and get tickets for Lula Pena.
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