One thing fantastic is within the air.
After a lot worrying about harmful pathogens floating amongst us, it’s refreshing to be diverted, nevertheless briefly, by what the New Victory Theater is unleashing into its ambiance: feathers, balloons, umbrellas, flowing material, shiny particles and, particularly, pleasure.
All have roles in “Air Play,” a mix of circus, science, comedy and music to savor in individual by means of March 6, or just about by means of March 20. (Tickets are $20 to $45; on-demand on-line viewing is $25.) Offered by Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, the married duo often known as Acrobuffos, this pleasant hourlong revival — the present first ran here in 2018 — depends on its performers’ kinetic power and Daniel Wurtzel’s air sculptures to maintain each objects and spirits aloft.
What’s an air sculpture? It outcomes from combining rigorously positioned electrical followers with supplies that may soar. You’ll see silken swaths dance, balloons coyly sway, and orbs and glitter kind a whirling, starry universe.
All of the whereas, Bloom and Gelsone, professional clowns, play with one another, their props and their spectators, who shouldn’t count on to stay fully anchored themselves.
Betty White’s death at 99 on New 12 months’s Eve prompted not solely nationwide mourning, but in addition renewed nostalgia for “The Golden Women,” the NBC sitcom White starred in that aired from 1985 to ’92.
That sentimentality might lengthen to “That Golden Girls Show!” as properly. The puppet parody, which initially ran Off Broadway in 2016, is again on the highway for what’s billed because the “Ultimate Farewell” tour. With Miranda Cooper as Sophia, Dylan Glick as Dorothy, Lu Zielinski as Blanche, and Samantha Lee Mason as Rose, the present reimagines basic moments from the sitcom through which Sophia schemes, Blanche flirts, Rose evokes St. Olaf and Dorothy flings a number of insults.
Remembering Betty White
The actress, whose trailblazing profession spanned seven a long time, died on Jan. 31. She was 99.
- Obituary: After creating two of the most memorable characters in sitcom history, White remained a beloved presence on tv.
- Remembered Fondly: Hollywood stars, comedians, a president and seemingly the whole web paid tribute after her dying was introduced.
- Ultimate Prank: Folks journal discovered itself in a clumsy spot when a canopy for White’s upcoming one hundredth birthday hit the newsstands proper earlier than her dying.
- From the Archives: In a 2011 interview, White shared the reminiscence of a relationship she held expensive to her coronary heart — with an elephant.
Really useful for ages 13 and older, “That Golden Women Present!” is the primary manufacturing to reopen Queens Theater. Performances are at 3 and seven p.m. on Sunday, and tickets start at $20. Should you miss the tour this time, it would circle again to town with a four-week run at Theater Row beginning on April 29.
SEAN L. McCARTHY
“It’s my nature now, to report — to attempt to preserve every little thing I’m passing by means of,” Jonas Mekas says in voice-over in “Misplaced Misplaced Misplaced.” First proven in 1976, this diary movie is a compilation of footage Mekas shot from 1949 to 1963 capturing his life and pals in a altering New York, alongside together with his emotions of displacement from his native Lithuania.
A author, filmmaker, champion of the avant-garde and a founding father of Anthology Movie Archives, Mekas died at 96 in 2019; he would have turned 100 this yr. A retrospective of his main cinematic works begins on Friday at Movie at Lincoln Middle and contains “Misplaced Misplaced Misplaced” (on Saturday and Wednesday). A associated exhibition, “Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running,” opens the identical day on the Jewish Museum, which is displaying Mekas’s movies in a prismatic, 12-screen set up format, and the place Mekas ran a movie collection within the late Nineteen Sixties.
On Sunday, Movie at Lincoln Middle will present Mekas’s practically five-hour “As I Was Shifting Forward Often I Noticed Temporary Glimpses of Magnificence,” which stretches from 1970 to 1999. In his narration at first, Mekas says he spliced collectively rolls of movie “by likelihood, the best way that I discovered them on the shelf.”
Artwork & Museums
Final summer season, the singer-songwriter and artist Moses Sumney held a live performance within the Blue Ridge Mountains. It resulted in a 14-track album, “Live From Blackalachia,” and a 70-minute movie that’s merely titled “Blackalachia,” a portmanteau of “Black” and “Appalachia.”
Sumney carried out with out an viewers, except you depend the luxurious greenery that created the backdrop for his live performance. At one level within the movie, whereas mendacity in a bathtub stuffed with flowers, Sumney says, “I’ve wanted an area to articulate my very own loneliness.” He does discover some sense of connection within the Appalachian area, reinventing a spot that bears few traces of the historical past of the Black individuals who as soon as migrated by means of there.
“Blackalachia,” together with stills from the live performance, will likely be on view by means of March 5 at Nicola Vassell Gallery in Chelsea. The movie will likely be screened six instances a day through the gallery’s hours from Tuesday to Sunday. Particulars could be discovered at nicolavassell.com.
Stars on the Hudson
These have been a maddeningly powerful two years for pageant planners, however with Covid-19 instances on the decline and statewide restrictions lifted, the Hudson Jazz Pageant’s organizers can depend themselves among the many fortunate ones.
Two hours upriver from New York Metropolis, in an previous opera home on the principle drag of Hudson, N.Y., the pageant culminates this weekend with nightly performances from a few of straight-ahead jazz’s best. The vibraphonist Warren Wolf pays tribute on Friday evening to Chick Corea and Gary Burton’s historic duets; the rising-star vocalist Jazzmeia Horn leads a quartet on Saturday; and the tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene closes issues out with a Sunday matinee.
For many of the weekend’s performances, tickets are still available for tables of two and 4, and begin at $70. Can’t make it in individual? Every evening’s program could be livestreamed free, for those who reserve an area forward of time, at hudsonhall.org.