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Walls and Bridges


96th street in Manhattan. The Brooklyn Bridge. The Atlantic Ocean. The Berlin Wall. The winter you read Nietzsche. Your summer of love. The day you picked up a trumpet for the first time. The minute you understood you couldn’t come home again. What’s your rupture? An evening all about before's and after, here's and there's, right and wrong sides of the tracks. Novelists, non-fiction writers, actors, dancers, choreographers, will come to the stage and tell you the story of this particular place in the world or that decisive instant in their life; a physical border or a turning point. This will be a night of music also, as Ned Rothenberg’s saxophone and Guilhem Flouzat’s drums lend their eloquence to the narratives.

Featuring: Esther Allen (USA/translator), Jonah Bokaer (USA/choreographer and media artist), Wally Cardona (USA/choreographer and performer), Guilhem Flouzat (France/composer and drummer), Francisco Goldman (USA/novelist), Arnon Grunberg (the Netherlands/novelist), Trajal Harrell (USA/choreographer), Virginia Heffernan (USA/New York Times columnist and critic), Romain Huret (France/historian), Serge Michel (Switzerland/reporter and writer), Ruwen Ogien (France/philosopher), Julia Preston (USA/New York Times journalist), Ned Rothenberg (USA/composer and performer), Dan Safer (USA/choreographer and Witness Relocation artistic director), David Samuels (USA/journalist and non-fiction writer) // Hosted by Rob Spillman (USA/editor and co-founder of Tin House)

Date + Times
Saturday, April 16


The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.

Earlier Event: April 8
New Audio Liturgy
Later Event: April 22
9/11 Oh! My God