3 free performances and events to stream this week

3 free performances and events to stream this week
Bill T. Jones and Lee Mingwei. "Our Labyrinth" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo: Stephanie Berger.

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.

Visual Art
Center of Attention: ‘The Well’

When: Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern
Where: Zoom; link sent with registration

While waiting for the Noguchi Museum to reopen Sept. 23, we recommend participating in this online virtual learning program focused on Isamu Noguchi’s “The Well” (1982). Led by educator Matthew Capezzuto, the discussion will muse on the materials and processes used to create the inventive sculpture, which (with its fountain form) functions “contrary” to the traditional tsukubai.

Organizers advise having a writing utensil and paper handy.

Lee Mingwei and Bill T. Jones: ‘Our Labyrinth’

When: Sept. 16 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern
Where: The Met Museum website and YouTube

Staged within the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s galleries, “Our Labyrinth” follows the movements of a dancer who silently sweeps a mound of rice into a meditative labyrinth of their own choosing. The site-specific work — created by acclaimed Taiwanese-American artist Lee Mingwei and originally staged at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and Centre Pompidou — was adapted for the space in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones. Wednesday’s presentation is the first in a series of three, which will feature a different cast of dancers for each iteration.

"Our Labyrinth." Photo courtesy of Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
“Our Labyrinth.” Photo courtesy of Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

“I conceived ‘Our Labyrinth’ as an embrace between creation and destruction,” Mingwei said in a statement. “The current iteration, enriched and empowered by Bill’s gift, is an offering to those who ever lived on this sacred land known as Mannahatta, as well as to every artist who collectively and unknowingly created the Metropolitan Museum, Spirit House of Mannahatta.”

I-Ling Liu, Ragamuffin (Jesse White) and David Thomson will perform in the Met’s Great Hall with Holland Andrews. If you miss this Wednesday’s performance, be sure to check back Sept. 23 and 30.

SummerStage Jubilee
When: Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. Eastern
Where: The ALL ARTS Facebook and the SummerStage YouTubeFacebook and Instagram

Sting, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright, Leslie Odom Jr., Trey Anastasio, Rosanne Cash, Emily King, PJ Morton and Billie Jean King are slated to unite for a star-filled SummerStage concert. A continuation of their packed digital lineup (which took the place of their annual outdoor presentations), the concert will benefit the City Parks Foundation’s free park programming. Jimmy Fallon, Ryan Seacrest, H.E.R., Lewis Black and Paul Shaffer are also set to make appearances.

“Our city’s parks are our most democratic spaces, our backyards and our living rooms, places where communities gather and enjoy, and never have they been more essential,” Heather Lubov, executive director of City Parks Foundation, said in an announcement.

ALL ARTS will also be sharing the stream on our Facebook page.

Top Image: Bill T. Jones and Lee Mingwei. "Our Labyrinth" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo: Stephanie Berger.