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Restart Stages' August Programming

Jul 27, 2021
performers from the baand together dance festival

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced their August programming for Restart Stages, and there are a lot of amazing events to look forward to! Check out some of the upcoming live performance highlights below.

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

From Sunday, August 1 through Saturday, August 7, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra will be in residency with students from NYC music schools for a series of pop-up performances, open rehearsals and recitals. The week-long residency culminates in a concert on Friday, August 6 at 8:00pm on the Damrosch Stage featuring Mozart’s first and last symphonies with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, conducted by Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée. If you cannot snag tickets to the performance, it will also be livestreamed on Lincoln Center’s website. Learn more here.

Dark Disabled Stories

What do a crosstown bus, a bathroom stall, and Gramercy Park have in common? Not very much. But they're all places where writer and performer Ryan J. Haddad must face the messy contradictions of his proudly disabled life. Haddad's newest autobiographical play, Dark Disabled Stories, is a series of stirring vignettes about the strangers he encounters while navigating a city (and a world) not built for his walker and cerebral palsy. By turns raunchy, hilarious, and unforgiving, Dark Disabled Stories probes implicit ableism and the assumptions we make about people we'll never really know. Check out the performance on Thursday, August 5 at 7:00pm.

La Casita

In 2001, Lincoln Center hosted the first La Casita, a citywide, internationally inclusive festival celebrating the global oral traditions in poetry and music, grounded in the principle that New York City is more equitably represented by presenting the rich artistic traditions of its many underserved communities. In honor of La Casita's twentieth anniversary, their roster of esteemed curators has assembled a stellar cast of artists hailing from across the globe for a performance on Sunday, August 8 at 8:00pm.

BAAND Together Dance Festival

The arts return to NYC as five of the city’s most iconic dance companies come together on one stage—with dancers and works from across the companies featured each night. The BAAND Together Dance Festival is a week of outdoor dance performances from Tuesday, August 17 through Saturday, August 21. New works and repertory favorites will offer audiences the unique and exciting experience of an evening of programming curated collaboratively by the artistic directors of Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

There is so much more to explore in Restart Stages throughout the next month! Click here to browse the entire lineup, and enter for free tickets on TodayTix here.

Photo credit: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts