‘Jekyll & Hyde’ at London’s Old Vic and more events to stream this week

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ at London’s Old Vic and more events to stream this week

We’ve rounded up a selection of performances and events to stream this week. Have a favorite performance that we missed? Email us suggestions at allartsinfo@wliw.org

Dance
‘Jekyll & Hyde’
When: Starts streaming Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. Eastern; available until Aug. 12
Where: The Old Vic website and YouTube

Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” provides solid ground for Drew McOnie’s gothic-inspired “dance thriller.” Scheduled to stream as part of London’s Old Vic’s at-home archival series, “Jekyll & Hyde” spins the classic tale into a stylish, 1950s nightmare that will arrive in the homes of viewers beginning Aug. 5. If you miss the livestream premiere at 2 p.m. Eastern, don’t fret. The production, scored by Grant Olding, will be available to watch on-demand until 2 p.m. Eastern Aug. 12.

McOnie, who won an Olivier for “In the Heights,” choreographed and directed the Old Vic play.


Theater
SolFest 2020: Virtual Edition
When: Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Sol Project; link sent after registering here 

Tonight is the final evening of the Sol Project’s virtual festival. Comprising works-in-progress, short plays, panels and interactive projects, the digital presentations feature the work of Latinx artists.

On the event’s website, Adriana Gaviria (SolFest producer and founding member of the Sol Project) said the festival “explores artmaking in the digital space where we can easily connect with artists and audiences from all over the world.”


Film
Christopher Richmond’s ‘Hyperway’
When: Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. Eastern
Where: The Hammer Museum; link sent after registering here

The Hammer Museum is streaming film and video artist Christopher Richmond’s “Hyperway” this week, offering a chance for audiences to immerse themselves in an extended excerpt of the 2018 video. A conversation between the Los Angeles-based artist and the museum’s curatorial assistant Nicholas Barlow is set to follow. Filled with a “cast of allegorical characters and fantastic creatures,” the screening transports viewers to a realm where the freeway is a bit more sci-fi than the everyday experience in Southern California.

Beyond Thursday’s screening, the Hammer Museum is continuing its robust library of online exhibitions, activities and special events that feed the artistic soul (think: meditation, mindfulness for families, conversations and more). Additional info about the museum’s digital series can be found here.


Also recommended: Nightly Met Opera StreamsDigital Vail Dance FestivalDrinks with the Frick Museum curatorsManual Cinema film screeningsMostly Mozart on WQXRApollo Theater Teen Takeover 2020: Dear Future

Top Image: "Jekyll & Hyde" at Old Vic. Photo: Manuel Harlan.