PLEASE NOTE: The National Weather Service and the City of New York have issued an excessive heat advisory for this weekend.
In the interest of public safety, all large events in city parks, including the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell, are cancelled for Saturday, July 20.
BRIC hopes to reschedule the artists to perform sometime in the future.
ALLOY ORCHESTRA has “rejuvenated the art of silent film with thrillingly quirky, percussive scores.” (Entertainment Weekly) They return to the Bandshell with their mesmerizing score to the 1925 German masterpiece Varieté, which was almost impossible to see until a recent restoration of the print. A tale of love, deception, revenge and redemption set in the circus, it was directed by Ewald Andre Dupont and stars Emil Jannings (the first ever recipient of the Academy Award for best actor) as a trapeze “catcher” and Lya De Putti as the beguiling hoochy coochy dancer he loves. The story, full of double crosses and wild circus shenanigans, does not end well.
Brooklyn’s venerable feminist acrobatic modern dance troupe LAVA will astound and amaze before the film with a program that combines new work and circus-themed classics. LAVA is known for awe-inspiring feats that push the boundaries of dance, gravity and gender expectations. LAVA’s choreographic language incorporates acrobatics, trapeze, social dance, sports, contact improv and other contemporary forms, and the work they create explores geologic and anthropological phenomena as metaphors for human relationships and expression.
- All Seats In - Click here to see the various seat set-ups at the Bandshell.
- Lawn open for blankets/lawn chairs
- Friends Member Seating: Front seats open to Seat-Pass and Tent-Pass members
- Friends Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
- Sponsor Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.
To learn more about our COVID-Safety precautions, visit our FAQ page.