Opening in spring 2019, The Shed will be New York’s first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture. In anticipation of its opening next year, Hudson Yards will be hosting A Prelude to The Shed, a free event starting next week.
From May 1 to 13, The Shed will present their pre-opening program A Prelude to The Shed, a free arts event, at 10th Avenue and 31st Street in Manhattan, one block from the permanent home of the housing development project.
The Shed, which is a flexible building designed to accommodate all types of artistic disciplines, forms a part of the Hudson Yards development project, a luxury apartment complex. According to the founding artistic director and CEO of the project, Alex Poots they wanted to show and not just tell about the type of events that will be hosted saying,
“We are just under a year away from opening, and rather than us talk about what our ambitions, we thought it would be good to demonstrate what we’re about…The aim of the Shed is for the building to be as flexible as possible, so that we can adapt to what our artists are developing,”
The program for the 12 day long artistic expo includes a line up of concerts, visual art, academic conversations and dance. On multiple evenings, live solo concerts will be featured including an awesome line up by Arca, R&B singer-songwriter ABRA, and New York-based rapper Azealia Banks.
The space will also feature various dance spectacles including D.R.E.A.M. Ring dance battles, which will take place in early evenings. The D.R.E.A.M. Ring dancers are part of The Shed’s commission FlexNYC, whose participants (elementary through high-school age kids) explore social issues and self-expression through street dance.
You can get free tickets, here and a number of tickets to each event will also be available on site daily.
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