Art + Culture
Live at the Archway: Espiritu Gitano Ensemble
This week at Live at the Archway, revel in the beauty and boldness of flamenco, plus make some live art with Eleanor Kupencow (who made those FunSeetz you love to sit on in Old Fulton Plaza.)
- Espiritu Gitano Ensemble6:00pm
- DJ DuctTapeTo follow
- Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience with Eleanor KupencowAll night
The Espiritu Gitano Ensemble, featuring a collective of musicians, singers and dancers, reveals the beauty and boldness of flamenco, bringing together various influences, ranging from the traditions of India and the Middle East, to those of the Moors, Jews and gypsies of Andalusia. The ensemble is directed by guitarist and composer Arturo Martinez, who has accompanied artists including Jose Molina, Jose Greco, Chuni Amaya, Joaquin Fajardo, Concha Vargas, as well as Maria Alba, Pilar Rioja and Andrea Del Conte.
Eleanor Kupencow’s paintings, intrinsically related to her sculpture in color, form, theme and scale, feature the common elements of joy and movement. Kupencow’s sculptures, “Horsing Around the Arrows of Time,” were first installed at Dag Hammerskjold Plaza (2008-2009), and then at The Pearl Street Triangle in Dumbo, Brooklyn (2009-2010), and are now permanently installed at The Children’s Museum of the East End, in Bridgehampton, NY (2014). Other Kupencow sculptures can be viewed at the LongHouse Preserve gardens in East Hampton, The Romany Kramoris Gallery, in Sag Harbor, NY, and The White Room Gallery, in Bridgehampton, NY. Six of her “Fun Seetz” (sculptures for sitting, reclining and climbing) are permanently installed at a pedestrian plaza on Old Fulton Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
The Space Station, by This Friday or Next Friday, premieres at this year’s Live at the Archway. Tfnf is likely the tiniest, most inconsequential art gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, probably in NYC, and maybe on the face of the earth. It was founded by Nathan Sinai Rayman, and he runs it with Zach Seeger, his Director of Programs.
(Photo: Michael Katsobashvili)
Live at the Archway–a curated series from the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse–showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres. This season brings sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, swing dancing, world roots music, sultry R&B, an Italian modern dance troupe, puppetry, funk, DJs and more. With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse and epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the best place to be every Thursday night. Concerts & events take place on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.