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Prelude in the Parks 
performances for the planet

FREE | OUTDOORS | OFF-GRID/NO ELECTRICITY | RAIN OR SHINE

A green city-wide pop-up parks festival of creative, innovative, and inspiring environmental art-works by artists addressing environmental & climate change issues.

 

Co-Curated by Frank Hentschker & Robin Schatell / Mov!ngCulture Projects; The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center CUNY. 

June 7th @ 6pm, June 8th & 9th @ 3pm

​What's On:

Performance I Dance I Music I Theatre I 13 Presentations

 

Where It's Happening:

Parks & Gardens City-Wide: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island – all 5 Boroughs

Partners: 

Bronx River Community Garden; Eastside Outside Community Garden; Manhattan, Hunters Point Park Alliance/Queens; ID Studio Theater/Bronx; Social Practice CUNY; Newtown Creek Alliance/Brooklyn; Roc-A-Natural Cultural Foundation/Staten Island; Summer on the Hudson/Riverside Park Conservancy/Manhattan

What's On

Performance I Dance I Music I Theatre I 13 Presentations in 5 Boroughs

Friday, June 7 - All performances @ 6pm
Pliable Futures

Brooklyn

Pliable Futures

Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble

Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

Devrai (Sacred Grove)

Manhattan

Devrai (Sacred Grove)

Richard Move / MoveOpolis!

Riverside Park, Manhattan

Bridge Matter / The Reach

Manhattan

Bridge Matter / The Reach

Kinesis Project dance theatre

Inwood Hill Park, Gaelic Field, Manhattan

Guinean Environmental Stewardship Traditions

Queens

Guinean Environmental Stewardship Traditions

Sidiki Conde and Tokounou Dance Company

Hunter’s Point South Park, Queens

Saturday, June 8 - All performances @ 3pm
Land Connections: Reflections with Dennis

Bronx

Land Connections: Reflections with Dennis

Dennis RedMoon Darkeem

Bronx River Community Garden.,The Bronx

The Heat Will Kill Everything

Manhattan

The Heat Will Kill Everything

Keith Josef Adkins

Riverside Park South, Manhattan

Dance in Connection

Bronx

Dance in Connection

ID Studio Theater and Daniel Fetecua

Barretto Point Park, Viele Avenue, The Bronx

Mixed Use

Staten Island

Mixed Use

Various Artists

Tappen Park, Staten Island

WATER RISES

Brooklyn

WATER RISES

Artichoke Dance Company

Newtown Creek Nature Walk, Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn

Community Poetry and Tea

Manhattan

Community Poetry and Tea

Tea, Arts & Culture

Eastside Outside Community Garden, Manhattan

Sunday, June 9 - All performances @ 3pm
Brooklyn is Not a Sacrifice Zone

Brooklyn

Brooklyn is Not a Sacrifice Zone

Al Límite Collective

Newtown Creek Nature Walk, Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn

Resilience Thinking Walkscape

Brooklyn

Resilience Thinking Walkscape

Rafael de Balanzo Joue and Daniel Pravit Fethke

Endale Arch, Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Weather

Brooklyn

Weather

Anh Vo

Brower Park, Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Locations

City-Wide: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queen Staten Island – all 5 Boroughs

Meet The Team

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Robin Schatell

Co-Curator

Robin Schatell is a creative producer who works with artists, arts group, cultural and community organizations and city agencies to shape, design, develop, and organize creative visions for activating their public spaces with arts and cultural programming. Co-Founder , Mov!ng Culture Projects, Director of Museum Mile Festival for 20 years, Founder and Artistic Director of Riverside Park’s Summer on the Hudson Festival, Executive Director of River To River Festival, Director of Programming for Madison Square Parks’ Mad Sq Art program, Curator of Public Programs for the Van Alen Institute, Managing Director of Performance Space 122, and Ralph Lemon Company, Founder of The Puffin Room, Manhattan Community Board 3 Member, Contributing Cultural Writer for TheLoDownNYC.com.

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Gaurav Singh Nijjer

Web and Digital Producer

Gaurav Singh Nijjer is a theatre-maker, creative technologist and designer whose artistic works explore technology and media in live performance. He is one half of the Indian performing arts collective Kaivalya Plays, and also works as a freelance artist and arts manager with collectives in India and abroad, currently as Digital and Web Producer at the Martin E. Segal Theater Center at the Graduate Centre CUNY. He is a former German Chancellor Fellow and a Chevening scholar. He trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Apart from theatre, Gaurav also works as a freelance marketing, design and creative consultant for diverse organizations.

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Frank Hentschker

Co-Curator

Frank Hentschker, who holds a Ph.D. in theatre from the now legendary Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, Germany, came to the Graduate Center in 2001 as program director for the Graduate Center’s Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and was appointed to the central doctoral faculty in theatre in 2009. Currently executive director and director of programs at the Segal Center, Hentschker has transformed the center into the nation’s leading forum for public programming in international and U.S. theatre and theatre studies; each year, he curates and produces more than forty events—staged readings, lecture-demonstrations, symposia, works-in-progress, and conversations with theatre scholars, theatrical luminaries, and emerging voices in the international, American, and New York theatre scenes. Among the vital events and series he founded at the Segal Center are the World Theatre Performance series; the annual fall PRELUDE festival, which features more than twenty New York–based theatre companies and playwrights; and the PEN World Voices Playwrights Series. Hentschker also led CUNY’s nineteen performing arts centers in founding the CUNY–Performing Arts Consortium (C–PAC), producing the consortium’s first joint festival in 2009. Hentschker edited the MESTC publications Jan Fabre: I Am A Mistake, Seven Works for the Theatre (2009) and New Plays from Spain (2013), and he served as president of the board of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art from 2005 to 2009. Before coming to the Graduate Center, Hentschker founded and directed DISCURS, the largest European student theatre festival existing today; he acted as Hamlet in Heiner Müller’s Hamletmaschine, directed by the playwright; performed in the Robert Wilson play The Forest (music by David Byrne); and worked as an assistant for Robert Wilson for many years.

Producer, General Operations Manager

Teresa Soraka

Next Generation Fellow

Nurit Chinn

For queries, feedback and any more information get in touch with us at segalcenter@gmail.com

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