2022 Season

Assembly

February 16–March 6, 2022

Assembly is a new, site-specific commission by interdisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome that features the artist's Artificial Intelligence-powered creation, Being, as both the centerpiece of an exhibition spanning the many facets of Newsome's practice and the teacher of interactive workshops. In tandem, Newsome will premiere a new performance featuring live poetry, music, vocalists, and dancers from across the globe—presenting contemporary movements that synthesize vogue with the traditional dance from the performers' territories.

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Upload

March 22–30, 2022

Acclaimed Dutch composer Michel van der Aa returns to the Armory for the North American premiere of Upload, a groundbreaking new film opera featuring soprano Julia Bullock and baritone Roderick Williams. Upload tells the story of a daughter and her father who, when confronted by his inevitable death, has his thoughts and memories "up-loaded," to achieve a "virtual resurrection." If one day scientific advances allow us to map our own experiences, where do our identities really reside: in our minds, our bodies, or our relationships? Upload explores these ancient philosophical questions against the backdrop of present-day and near-future technologies in a work that is conceptual and deeply emotional.

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Hamlet

May 31–August 13, 2022

Following sold-out runs at London's Almeida Theatre and West End, award-winning director Robert Icke brings his acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Park Avenue Armory, reimagined for the majestic Wade Thompson Drill Hall and starring Alex Lawther in the titular role. With powerful staging, Icke's Hamlet is vividly brought to the stage by the multi-award-winning creative team behind the director's celebrated productions of The Doctor and Oresteia. Hamlet will play in repertory with Aeschylus' Oresteia, adapted by Robert Icke.

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Oresteia

June 9–August 13, 2022

The Olivier Award–winning Oresteia is an electrifying adaptation by Robert Icke of Aeschylus' seminal trilogy that played to sold-out houses at the Almeida and in London's West End. Icke has condensed and modernized the Greek trilogy into a single performance that presents a bold family drama starring Lia Williams, who will return to play the enthralling Klytemnestra, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress. The distinguished company presents a new version of this epic revenge tragedy that is contemporary and exhilarating.

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Rothko Chapel

September 27–October 8, 2022

For nine performances, MacArthur "Genius," multi-instrument virtuoso, and genre-defying composer Tyshawn Sorey offers a new musical commission inspired by Houston's iconic Rothko Chapel and by the work written by Morton Feldman as a tribute to it. Director Peter Sellars reimagines the work for the Armory with a new staging designed for the Drill Hall featuring an enclosed space created by visual artist Julie Mehretu.

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Euphoria

November 30, 2022–January 1, 2023

Julian Rosefeldt returns to Park Avenue Armory with Euphoria, an immersive multi-channel film and musical installation that will explore the concepts of "capital, money, and greed" and what Rosefeldt describes as "the destructive potential of unlimited economic growth." Euphoria is scored with original music composed by Samy Moussa and with additional music by Cassie Kinoshi, performed by 140 singers from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and five acclaimed jazz drummers: Terri Lyne Carrington, Steve Gadd, Yissy García, Eric Harland, and Antonio Sanchez.

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Making Space at the Armory

February 19–October 9, 2022

As the live arts return amidst an ongoing pandemic, public programs at the Armory will offer a series of intimate talks, salons, symposia, performances, and other activations. As social gathering remains both vital and challenging, we explore how art can address the fault-lines in our racial and social order that 2020 laid bare. How can artists speak to this moment, holding space for discovery, deliberation, and experimenting, while claiming the environment we all need?

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2022 Recital Series

April 14–October 27, 2022

The 2022 Recital Series includes performances by Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Correspondances, baritone Justin Austin, tenor Michael Spyres, mezzo-soprano Emily D'Angelo, and soprano Ying Fang.

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2022 Artists Studio

April 2–November 18, 2022

In the Veterans Room, the 2022 Artists Studio series features engagements by pioneering multimedia artist Joan Jonas, solo performances by Artists Studio series curator and frequent Armory collaborator Jason Moran, conceptual artist Rodney McMillian, and the return of duo Camille Norment & Craig Taborn.

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