Art + Culture
Live at the Archway: Rising Choreographers
This week at Live at the Archway, be awed by site-specific contemporary dance from six renowned companies, plus live art making with CAM (of DUMBO Walls fame!)
- Rising Choreographers | curated by WHITE WAVE Dance6:00pm
- SPASETo follow
- Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience with CAMAll night
WHITE WAVE Dance, led by choreographer Young Soon Kim, curates its first Rising Choreographers NYC performance–an extension of its Wave Rising Series–featuring six of today’s innovative and risk-taking dancemakers. Choreographers and companies include Joe Monteleone, of bones || hollye bynum, Winnie Berger/Mook Dance Company, Flexicurve / Pascal Rekoert, Italy’s Oniin Dance Company, and WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company.
SPASE is the collective energy of DJs Spencer Blake and Asen James. They’re also the duo behind TunnelVision, the monthly dance parties in the Archway, happening this year on July 14, August 18 and September 16.
Brooklyn native, Craig Anthony Miller aka “CAM”, came to the DUMBO art scene in the summer of 2004 debuting at the DUMBO arts Festival. In the Summer of 2006, Miller produced the first of his public walls at Pedros Restaurant located at the corner of Front and Jay Street. With the help of some friends called the 303 Collective, CAM produced a wall on Water Street in 2009 that stood for 4 years bringing a lot of notoriety to the artist as well as the DUMBO street art scene. Since 2005, the mantra CAM instated , “Always be mindful of your Ability to Fly” a series titled “Flight”, has been a staple production in the studio. In 2013, The most recent production, The “York Street Owls” located in DUMBO became the first wall to have the series in a public space. 17 owls gazing across a set of trees throughout the warmer months while standing visually proud in the winter adding warmth and color to the landscape. CAM has grown with the visual fabric of DUMBO’s increasingly popular appeal for the past 10 years. CAM’s art is an exploratory process, mapping shapes into images that repetitively convey messages of hope triumphing over despair. Initially influenced by stained glass, street art and the graffiti scene dominating NY’s boroughs, CAM also employs a graphic training to the canvas. His work explores holistic and inspirational themes stealthily transplanted into layered urban landscapes.
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.
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.