The Park Avenue Armory and SKE-THEater are preparing to debut a fleet of unforgettable adventure-based performances for the festival of 2019, rounded out by the museum’s selection of debut video work by experimental contemporary choreographer and choreographer, Bryant Lewis. The Armory’s new season features a procession of astounding outdoor performances and installations—from the Polar Bear Story on September 7, to the onsite DanceBox series of international dance performances from October 11-18, all culminating in the event series GOMA 2015, which will conclude in early March.
Many of the shows will be narrated by well-known chefs and former leaders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including The Chef’s Table: Impossible, in which renowned chefs Michael Mina, David Chang, and Alain Ducasse revisit the insurmountable challenges of making incredible dinner parties out of a teeming kitchen; and In The Village: The Truman Show by Ryan Kwanten, a concert of songs from Andrew Caldwell’s recent opera, The Truman Show, based on Truman Capote’s classic story.
The Armory is a top-flight arts and cultural destination in a sleek and innovative space created in 2013 by luxury real estate developer Joseph Chetrit in Midtown Manhattan. The unique structure houses over 300,000 square feet of original architecture and design, including a 44,000-square-foot ceiling-to-floor stage, and a massive atrium deck spanning the length of the building.
Advantage Global Race (sponsored by Ping-Pong for Humanity), September 7
Hip-Hop Project, September 8
Park Avenue Armory, Plaza with four dancers, August 10-11
Spectrume by AnthemIQ, August 31
The Realist, September 28
Lock, October 11-18
The DanceBox, October 11-18
The SKE, Las Vegas, December 7
Exclusive Performances from SKE-THEATER
Bryant Lewis Dance, October 25
Winter Works, November 21
Prices vary by show date and venue. Tickets are on sale on May 22. Tickets are available for purchase at ParkAvenueArmory.com, at any Lincoln Center Ticket Office or, in person, at Park Avenue Armory Box Office. Tickets can also be purchased by phone (at 212.871.3000) or at anytime by calling the Desk Desk. For additional ticket information, please contact Nitesh Saini at 212.871.3000. Tickets are not guaranteed.
About Park Avenue Armory and Lincoln Center
Park Avenue Armory is a jewel of New York City’s Upper West Side, home to over 3,000 works of art that span the history of mankind and the course of civilization. Co-founded by SKE and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the institution is a pioneer in the art and cultural landscape, and is known the world over for its experience of impactful new work and challenging pieces with a contemporary aesthetic. The Armory is a leading regional destination, featuring seven distinctive performance venues and innovative collaborations with local and national artists and organizations. Its monumental space, housed on the edge of New York City’s renowned High Line, features one of the highest ceilings of any public venue in the world, as well as unparalleled resources and infrastructure. The Armory employs more than 190 hardworking staff at its recently opened flagship, Park Avenue Armory Gallery. On the road, The Armory tours 350 tour companies every year.
If the Armory is not a familiar name to you, it may be time to acquaint yourself with the Museum of Modern Art and the unique arts and cultural scene that takes place on the Lower West Side of Manhattan. At Park Avenue Armory, each series of performances builds upon its own research, education, and cinematic documentation of New York. Park Avenue Armory shares a short film with each production. As a new arts venue, Park Avenue Armory has championed exciting new works of cinema and has featured works by The Artist Is Present, Robert Wilson, Tim Burton, Mind the Gap, Magnetic Fields, Govinda Van Nuys, Javier Gutiérrez, and more.