We’ve rounded up a selection of performances and events to stream this week. Have a favorite performance that we missed? Leave us suggestions in the comments below.
Can you imagine the “Golden Girls” starring Alfre Woodard, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sanaa Lathan and Regina King? Well, the online series “The Zoom Where It Happens” is giving you just that. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and hosted by Lena Waithe, the episode reimagines the classic sitcom with an all-Black cast.
The series was created with the aim to “further engage our community and drive change” around the election.
— Gina Prince-Bythewood (@GPBmadeit) September 6, 2020
Though the drive-in component of “Natural History,” a new premiere from choreographer Troy Schumacher, is sold-out, viewers can still watch the outdoor performances via livestream. For the piece, members of New York City Ballet and Martha Graham Dance Company formed a quarantine pod that allowed the group to create alongside the BalletCollective artistic team. The final product will be performed for a socially-distanced audience in Pine Plains, N.Y., and streamed for audiences who can’t make it there in person.
The score accompanying “Natural History” is by Ellis Ludwig-Leone, based on poems by Carey McHugh. Participating dancers include Devin Alberda, Anthony Huxley, Ashley Laracey, Lorenzo Pagano, Erica Pereira, Davide Riccardo and Leslie Andrea Williams.
Jacqulyn Buglisi’s annual performance of “Table of Silence Project 9/11” will stream online this year with some modifications “reimagined for our current moment.” The site-specific piece — part ritual and part dance — pays tribute to the lives lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States and is composed of more than 150 dancers dressed in white. The livestream will feature a capture of the 2019 performance.
This year’s iteration will also include a new “Prologue,” created by Buglisi and featuring 24 dancers from major companies who will encircle Lincoln Center’s fountain. Electric violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain and spoken-word poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph will accompany the performers.
The virtual program concludes at 8:46 a.m., when the first plane struck the World Trade Center’s North Tower on Sept. 11, 2001.