Photograph: Nick Kostner
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Jun 15 2012
Jack is a brand-new arts center in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, led by artistic director Alec Duffy (Three Pianos, Shadows). The space's mission is to serve as a cultural hub in Clinton Hill, presenting cutting-edge theater, music and dance performances, expanding access to the arts, bridging audiences and educating youth. Jack was cofounded in 2012 by Duffy, Mimi Lien, Steve Leffue, Godfrey L. Simmons Jr., Nikaury Rodriguez, Prentice Onayemi, Ike Ufomadu, Amy Laird Webb, Jennifer Kidwell and Andreea Mincic. Obie Award–winning theater troupe Hoi Polloi is the resident company.
What's on at Jack
Contemporary & experimental
Choreographer and musician Monstah Black unveils his dance film Cotton. Featuring original songs and movement, the 45-minute-long video begins with slave imagery, and aims to transform the suffering of that legacy to something empowering.
Experimental & Free improvisation
Perhaps better known as an Internetcentric scholar-philosopher than a guitarist, Alan Sondheim has issued a handful of enigmatic experimental-music dispatches during the past four decades. Here he's celebrating Cutting Board—a new record on the ESP-Disk...