STREB: Invisible Forces
STREB, the seminal, Williamsburg-based acrobatic company, celebrates 30 years with Invisible Forces, which combines the thrills of the circus and the velocity of the Indy 500 in one Action event. The show features STREB’s new Action Platform, a 20-foot, rotating floor; the España Whizzing Gizmo; and the two-dimensional vertical pipe grid, Airlines. The result is a singular spectacle in which beautiful bodies engage with sexy hardware, exemplifying what The Village Voice recently said of the company: “Streb’s unique movement art—kin to sport, circus, physics experiment, and hard labor—has reached a peak of theatricality and dare-all virtuosity.”Dance programming is supported by Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.
Celebrate Brooklyn and LAMC present
Los Amigos Invisibles / Aterciopelados
Bud Light Latin Music Series
A featured performance as part of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), this double bill brings together two great South American acts. The Venezuelan party band Los Amigos Invisibles is a lusty outfit that combines a “love of disco and funk with their reverence for old-fashioned Latin dances like the mambo and bossa-nova” (New York Post). The Columbian national heroes Aterciopelados are proficient in everything from punk to electro-lounge and jangly Latin folk rock, and have what Time Magazine calls an uncanny ability “to take north-of-the-border musical styles...and breathe new life into them."Los Amigos Invisibles and Aterciopelados are presented in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference.
A Very Special Show with They Might Be Giants
Featuring Readings of Keats Stories by Claudia Marshall of WFUV
Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert
Brooklyn’s legendary alternative rockers They Might Be Giants are, of course, also now recognized among the foremost creators of cool kids’ albums. Billboard calls them “the ultimate fan- and now family-friendly rock act.” TMBG’s most recent disc, Here Come the 123s, won them the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Children's Album. They return to the Bandshell to headline this year’s annual Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert, which will also feature readings of Keats’ classic stories by WFUV’s Claudia Marshall. The event will also include a special appearance by Livable Streets Education’s big purple friend, ZoZo.Family programming is supported by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, Astoria Federal Savings, and Livable Streets.
All performances rain or shine
All Celebrate Brooklyn! Performances Take Place at the Prospect Park Bandshell. All performances are free with a $3 suggested contribution except Benefit Concerts .
Please do not bring pets, alcoholic beverages, glass, cans, coolers, recording devices or professional (long lens) cameras.