With the recent launch of the ALL ARTS broadcast channel and streaming app, we’ve got plenty of arts-related shows and films to choose from — including original productions and archival content. Here’s a roundup of standout programs available to watch this week online, on your TV or on your mobile device.
ALL ARTS Documentary Select: “Yellow Is Forbidden”
Best-known for designing Rihanna’s yellow gown at the 2015 Met Gala, Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei creates dramatic work that reflects China’s complex relationship with expression and commerce. She aims to become the first artist from her country to be labeled Haute Couture, but to do so, she’ll need to impress the exclusive Eurocentric group that decides which brands are considered couture.
House Seats: Antigone in Ferguson
Sophocles’s classic tragedy “Antigone” meets live music from a contemporary gospel choir and a highly personal community discussion. This multifaceted production explores themes of tragedy, trauma and social justice, and shows us that a 2,500-year-old play is still relevant today.
In Motion: Triskelion Arts Split Bill Series
Take a trip to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to see the premiere of two works-in-progress choreographed by emerging and mid-career artists. In this episode, Cameron McKinney of Kizuna Dance merges street-dance with Japanese culture in a piece inspired by Japanese salarymen, and Jessica Reidy of Treeline Dance Works presents a work examining the relationship between movement and worship.
Broadway Sandwich: “Once On This Island” and “Aladdin”
Broadway Sandwich host Garen Scribner hangs out with Broadway stars during their breaks between matinee and evening performances. In this episode, Garen goes behind the scenes with Isaac Powell of “Once On This Island” and Arielle Jacobs of “Aladdin.”
NYC-ARTS: Andy Warhol at the Whitney Museum, Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier and More
NYC-ARTS profiles photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier, whose work follows in the social documentary tradition of Walker Evans and Gordon Parks. The episode also makes a stop at the Whitney Museum of American Art for a conversation with curator Donna De Salvo about the landmark exhibition “Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again.” Finally, the program profiles StreetMule, a member of the MTA’s Music Under New York Program.
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Top Image: Legend collection backstage, Paris Haute Couture Week Jan. 2017, photo courtesy Guo Pei.