No Longer Showing.
This special performance of ANOHNI's new theatrical project SHE WHO SAW BEAUTIFUL THINGS will be followed by a cast party featuring performances by Laurie Anderson, ANOHNI with Bill Frisell, Shahzad Ismaily, as well as by Hal Willner and special guests.
Sunday April 21
Performance begins promptly at 6pm
If you purchased a ticket to the cast party, the party will directly follow the performance.
Tickets $150 ($100 tax-deductible)
Written and directed by ANOHNI, SHE WHO SAW BEAUTIFUL THINGS is a two-act, absurdist and surrealist drama performed by some of NYC’s greatest luminaries, including Laurie Anderson, Charles Atlas, Matteah Baim, Michael Cavadias, Tom Cole, Johanna Constantine, Eliza Douglas, Connie Fleming, Scott Jackson, Lola Niasse, Lorraine O’Grady, Kembra Pfahler, and Marti Wilkerson.
As described in a Johnsons program from 1996—when a portion of this work appeared in first draft—the premise of this one-off, multimedia performance event is: “A hermaphrodite searches for her parents in an apocalyptic landscape.”
At the very heart of SHE WHO SAW BEAUTIFUL THINGS is the late Johnsons member Dr. Julia Yasuda (1943-2018) and, more specifically, a book of portraiture photography by Yasuda’s wife, Erika Yasuda (1946-1986), which ANOHNI has reprinted and expanded, interlayering the images with transparencies of ANOHNI’S delicate drawings, culminating in a beautiful, hardcover, limited-edition volume that functions as much as an artifact.
Each audience member will receive one of these artist’s books, signed by ANOHNI, as part of their ticket purchase.
Proceeds from this special event will help make possible amazing artistic projects like ANOHNI's at The Kitchen during the 2019 season.
Further information on the April 19-20 and April 22 performances of SHE WHO SAW BEAUTIFUL THINGS may be found at this link.
SHE WHO SAW BEAUTIFUL THINGS is made possible with support from Shelley Fox Aarons & Philip E. Aarons, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Photo: detail from the artist's book SHE WHO SAW BEAUTIFUL THINGS.
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