JanArtsNYC: American Realness

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Created by Thomas Benjamin Snapp Pryor and presented in partnership with venues throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, American Realness is a festival of dance, performance and discourse. Internationally recognized as a platform for the discovery of new works from subversive artists, tearing at the boundaries of their forms, the festival commands attention for the proliferation of choreographic and performative practices transcending the traditions and rewriting the definitions of American dance and performance.

Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, American Realness returns to New York January 4-13, 2019. With a performance program featuring world premieres from Miguel Gutierrez, Perel and Sujata Goel, and U.S. premieres from Ellen Furey & Malik Sharpe, Daina Ashbee and Mariaa Randall, alongside encore engagements of acclaimed works from Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble, Gillian Walsh, nora chipaumire, Marjani Forté-Saunders, Reggie Wilson / Fist & Heel Performance Group, Jack Ferver, Juliana May and jumatatu m. poe, American Realness presents 59 performances of 16 performance works from 17 artists over 10 days at 12 venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.


American Realness is a JanArtsNYC partner. Click here for more information about JanArtsNYC.