2017 - 2018
Hailed by Chamber Music magazine for “pioneering achievements of the highest order,” the PRISM Quartet partners with 3-Legged Dog to co-present Breath Beneath, a pilot project that explores the intersection of music, interactive technology, and durational visual art.
Breath Beneath is the first phase—and first public presentation—of a multi-year “Discovery” initiative. Reaching across disciplines, the PRISM Quartet (saxophones) joins forces with two intrepid creative teams to investigate how saxophonists’ movements and sounds can be used to generate images—and how those images shape musical interpretation. Including new work by Pulitzer Prize Winning composer Julia Wolfe, filmmaker Bill Morrison and digital artist Ryan Holsapple.
At 3-Legged Dog
80 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10006
September 15, 2017
8:00 PM. ORDER TICKETS EARLY, LIMITED SEATING! Tickets available starting 8/14.
General Admission $25
Breath Beneath is co-presented by PRISM Quartet, Inc. and 3-Legged Dog.
Support for the research and development of Breath Beneath has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support comes from New Music USA, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Conn-Selmer, Inc. The New York program receives additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
(Visit www.prismquartet.com for Breath Beneath audio and video, and to see how the project unfolds.)
Studio A: Development for SHIFT Hackathon
3LD is one of the leading arts and technology centers in the US, spearheading the development, incubation and presentation of experimental high-tech artwork for over two decades. This fall, we have been invited to the Shanghai Interactive Festival of Theatre (SHIFT), the flagship event of the Shanghai International Arts Festival, as co-presenters of the very first Sino-US Arts and Technology Hackathon.
The mission of the Hackathon is to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations between artists with backgrounds in the performing arts, coding and digital design from both China and the US. We’ll be inviting artists to collectively generate new creative applications of motion capture systems, integrated sensors, image and audio mapping, AR and VR, for both live performance and installation environments.
In the lead up to the Hackathon, which will take place between the 23rd and 26th of October, we’ll be doing intensive technical development at 3LD Art & Technology Center.
Studio A: Lysistrata by Aristophanes
A production of the Pace School of Performing Arts
In collaboration with 3LD
Directed by Cosmin Chivu
October 27- November 5, 2017
Performances: Wednesday- Saturday @8pm, Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm, Sunday @7pm
The year is 2069. In a country dominated by men and devastated by its leaders' obsession with an endless war, Lysistrata unites the women of Greece by persuading them not to have sex with their husbands until a peace treaty can be reached. This modern adaptation of Aristophanes' classic comedy about gender and politics is a visually striking reimagination, and features an original score by John Coyne.
Set Design: Ryan Goff
Costume Design: Sammy Mainzer
Lighting Design: Griffin Proctor
Projection Design: Steven Medina
Sound Design: Jordan Porch
Production Stage Manager: Stephen Stanec
Associate Director: Holly Wright
Assistant Director: Borna Ben Barzin
About the Pace School of Performing Arts
The Pace School of Performing Arts is one of the most sought-after undergraduate training destinations in the United States. Dedicated to providing the finest possible pre-professional education, our groundbreaking programs re-imagine how young artists are trained for today’s industry. In addition, Dyson College’s strong liberal arts curriculum provides students with a solid educational foundation that enriches their professional development as artists, giving students a deeper understanding of themselves and the world.
Our mission is to prepare students for careers as performers, designers, and technicians in today’s ever-changing entertainment industry. We believe the
best way to do this is with curriculum that trains students for both the world of theater and dance as well as film and television. At the Pace School of Performing Arts, this curriculum is taught by leading artist-educators from across our many disciplines. With more than 50 productions a year in New York City and internationally, intense training led by more than 125 prominent artists and teachers, and unique networking opportunities across the entertainment industry, the Pace School of Performing Arts is the place for aspiring artists to pursue their dreams.
Studio B: "3-Fifths: Trapped in a Traveling Minstrel Show" - James Scruggs In Residence
James Scruggs, a writer, performer and arts administrator was recently awarded a 2016 New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellowship for Artistic Excellence, a 2016 Creative Capital Grant and a 2015 MAP Grant from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew Mellon Foundation to work with 3LD Art & Technology Center to write and produce 3/Fifths which premiered at 3LD Art & Technology Center for 4 weeks in May 2017. We’re excited to welcome James Scruggs back to 3LD, to develop 3/Fifths for a wider audience.
3/Fifths is a theatrical work exploring race and racism today; informed by the history that is sometimes deemed too disturbing to explore. It transformed the 10,000 square feet of 3LD Art & Technology Center into a dystopian theme park called SuprmemacyLand.
3/Fifths was one of four New York Times "Must See" productions in May 2017
"Immersive theater routinely makes audience members uncomfortable, but Mr. Scruggs is on a level all his own with “3/Fifths." NY Times May 2017
3/Fifths was a four star Recommended theatrical production
"The insidious brilliance of SupremacyLand lies in the way that Scruggs, along with directors Tamilla Woodard and Kareem Fahmy, co-opt the conventions of immersive theater to deliver a powerful message." Timeout NYC May 2017
Out the Window: The Window Collective in Residence
Out The Window is a documentary project that investigates memory, policing, witnessing, accountability, perspective, mental health, law and theatre. The show integrates verbatim court transcripts, sound, video and text derived from interviews with top lawyers from both sides of the bench, as well as with journalists, activists, artists, police force members, a police psychologist, mental health experts and family members of the deceased.
Out The Window began as a solo performance installation at Factory Theatre’s Lab Cab Festival. This showing lead to an invitation to develop the project as a Resident Artist at The Theatre Centre in Toronto. We’re excited to invite writer and director Liza Balkan and The Window Collective to 3LD in November 2017 to develop this highly charged and provocative work.
December - February 2017/18
DEVELOPMENT FOR 3LD PRODUCTIONS: INTIMATE MOMENT AND ESPERPENTO
About Intimate Moment:
Kevin Cunningham and the 3LD team are working in collaboration with award winning playwright Chuck Mee to create a performance/installation of Intimate Moment. The team will construct a complete world, boisterously precise, yet intimately multiplicitous; an encompassing, multilingual environment in which audience and performers mesh in a quasi-fictional reality. Intimate Moment explores themes of self-delusion, cultural difference and the fallacy of stereotypical thinking.
Using Digital puppetry inspired by Francis Bacon’s figures and Goya’s Dark Paintings, mashed with the theatrical ideas of Valle-Inclán; Victor Morales is set to make a performance about those who are not like US.
April - May 2018
Pace University’s Actors Studio Drama Program:
The Third-Year Repertory Season of the Actors Studio Drama School presents its graduating students to the professional world and the public in fully-realized productions of the work they have created during their three years in the MFA program. The seven-week Repertory Season will consist of a series of one-act and full-length plays, some of them written by third-year playwrights and all of them acted and directed by third-year actors and directors. In addition, the entire supporting staff for these productions will consist of a design and production team
drawn from the professional New York theater community. The 2018 Repertory Season will be significantly enhanced by its new residence in the award-winning and critically-praised theatrical environment of 3LD.
About Dyson College of Arts and Sciences:
Pace University’s liberal arts college, Dyson College, offers more than 50 programs, spanning the arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and pre-professional programs (including pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, and pre-law), as well as numerous courses that fulfill core curriculum requirements. The College offers access to numerous opportunities for internships, cooperative education and other hands-on learning experiences that complement in-class learning in preparing graduates for career and graduate/professional education choices.
About Pace University
Pace University is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, School of Education, and College of Health Professions. http://www.pace.edu
WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING
Designed for emerging and professional artists and media-makers working in a variety of disciplines, 3LD offers workshops in a variety of live performance software including Q-Lab, Isadora and Unreal Engine. In 2017/18, 3LD will host a year-round schedule of workshops, salon series and training programs, facilitated by 3LD Staff and associate artists. The training program will include:
September 9-10th 2017
Pace University Undergraduate Program: Isadora Training
December 2-10th 2017
Isadora Training for Artists and Artistic Leaders
January 3-24th 2018
Translations Workshop: Salon Series
February 1-18th 2018
Introduction to Performance Software
Pace University Training & Workshops
For updates, opportunities and open calls, visit: https://www.3ldnyc.org/programming.html - workshops
Non-Profit Arts surpasses cultural tourism and rivals the TV and Film industry in combined economic impact. Lower Manhattan’s shift from financial center to a residential neighborhood requires grassroots community cultural development.
The arts and culture generated by non-profits are the international face of New York City. Media and technology development are our future. Recent studies also show that an artistic ecosystem has a much broader and more rapidly accelerating effect on community than one central large-scale arts facility. 3LD has already begun turning Lower Manhattan into a 24/7 neighborhood.
We bring major institutions like Columbia University, NYU, The New Yorker Festival, Under the Radar and The Public Theater as well as 300,000 audience members and 700 artists year from 23 countries to a formerly blighted neighborhood.