Satellite Collective in residence on Reade Street

Kevin Draper, 2022

Satellite Collective, a group of members of the New York City Ballet, visual artists, writers and composers that formed in 2010, is putting up Satellite Tribeca May 9 through 21 at 101 Reade, and there are a host of events, some free and some with low ticket prices.

The events will all take place in the Mriya Gallery, (the former Gotham Bikes space), with two weekends of premieres from artists across all disciplines, as well as new prints, projections, film and photography from featured artists Kevin Draper and Lora Robertson. Tickets for all events are here. A few highlights:

Thursday, May 9, 7p
SITE SPECIFIC DANCE
NYC Premiere of BODYSONNET’S “please come alone”
A series of solo dance performances exploring what it means to be alone, and to come together. The work was originally performed in The Berkshires, MA in June 2021, and workshopped further with MFA drama students at Yale University in winter 2021 with dramaturg Hannah Gellman. Tickets here. 

Friday, May 10, 6 – 8p
GIANT PRINTS ON CANVAS, PHOTOGRAPHS ON METAL, and BLIMP MASCOTS
Open to the public
Kevin Draper’s show “The Cartoon Before The Movie” features large scale prints on paper and canvas created with aerospace 3D software and innovative hand printing techniques. Lora Robertson’s show “Agony In The Scrub Pines” features large, complex photographic compositions reproduced on smooth sheet metal. “Sad Blimp Twins” are a pair of 40-foot-long blimps coming to New York for the first time as Satellite’s official mascots. They first flew on the lawn of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and will premiere in New York inside the gallery at 101 Reade Street.

Friday, May 10, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
SPOKEN WORD, SOLO PIANO AND ACCORDION, AND VIOLIN-PIANO DUO
Stelth Ulvang premieres “The Heartbeats of Stars,” a solo performance for piano and accordion is a meditation on the many orbits in two lives, and the many points of intersection between them. And Upstream, with 2023 Leonard Bernstein Award Winner Will Healy, debuts violin-piano duo Upstream with George Meyer, performing a live program reaching into hip-hop, bluegrass, and jazz.

Saturday, May 11, 7 – 8:30 pm
ARTS PANEL w/FILM AND LIVE BALLET
“The New York of Gordon Matta-Clark: Alive in the City Today”
Feature Performance: “Central Park, Earlier In Time”, inspired by Satellite Collective’s “Echo & Narcissus”
Registration Required; includes performances and refreshments. Registration link:
This intimate panel discussion will explore how Gordon Matta-Clark’s vision and work in the 1970s can inform 21st Century multimedia performance, dance, and contemporary art. Following the panel, Satellite presents the New York premiere of Central Park, Earlier In Time, a dance work with projection incorporating the drawings of Gordon Matta-Clark.

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
BALLET SCORE FOR STRINGS AND NEW INDIE CLASSICAL
NY Premiere of “Liar Lear King” ballet score for strings by Ellis Ludwig-Leone. Performed live, with a performance of his “Past Life” for violin, cello, and piano. And three compositions by Will Healy, 2023 Leonard Bernstein Award Winner and Founder, SHOUTHOUSE. “Root Position”, “Chimes”, “Mariners” performed live with violin, viola, cello, and piano.

Friday, May 17, 6 – 8 pm
FILMMAKER’S SYMPOSIUM
“Adventures in Film Funding” and a Sneak Preview of “Liar Lear King” Animated Short
Registration link: https://secure.givelively.org/event/satellite-collective-inc/satellite-tribeca-film-symposium
Filmmaker’s Symposium: The toughest, wildest, and least talked-about challenge of independent filmmaking is finding the money. Join a group of award-winning filmmakers as they share the horrors and triumphs of getting their films green-lit.

 

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