Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Open Studios May 23-24

Building 110
Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24
12 PM to 5 PM

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council announced its opening weekend of activities. Visit with visual and performing artists and writers who have been working in the Arts Center at Governors Island since March. The weekend will feature behind-the-scenes access to 20 multidisciplinary artists’ studios. On Sunday, May 24 at 3pm there will be readings by writers-in-residence in a special portion of the event called, Open Texts. For more information, visit their site.

Building 110
Sunday, May 24

Court/Garden is a three-act dance performance that is inspired by the imperial ballets of Louis XIV’s French Court, the spectatorship of the proscenium stage and the presentation of video feeds as cultural, social and political frames of experience. The audience’s relationship to the performance is in constant flux, investigating the structures behind the act of watching and being seen. a canary torsi (directed by choreographer Yanira Castro) invites audiences to an open rehearsal of Court/Garden with a reimagined third-act.

The piece will be performed in its entirety in the River To River Festival in June. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick has written and edited seven books with ties to New York history, including "The Governors Island Explorer's Guide" and "World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War." Kevin is a licensed sightseeing guide and has been leading walking tours since 1999. He resides in Manhattan.