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"A Potentially Paradigm-Shifting Series of Women Performers at the New School."


"Rapturous Musical Cross-Pollination at Women Between Arts at the New School."

"How do you market something that resists easy categorization? Maybe by calling it what it is: outside the box. Considering the turnout, there definitely is an audience for what might be the only interdisciplinary series focusing on women performers whose work encompasses so many different idioms in New York right now."

 

"[...] When Muhr springboarded the project, she’d assumed that Women Between Arts would be one of at least five or six ongoing programs here. But this seems to be the only one at the moment."

"[...] In pushing the boundaries of diverse idioms, a program like Muhr’s has the potential to spur the growth of new synapses for both audiences and performers."


"One would think that there would be several series in this city devoted to women whose work crosses the line between different artistic disciplines, but this appears to be the only one at present. What’s new with Muhr’s series is that it isn’t just a place for women artists who defy categorization: it’s also a space where adventurous established artists can branch out beyond their usual practice."

 

-- Alan Young (New York Music Daily, Lucid Culture)

 

ABOUT WOMEN BETWEEN ARTS

Women Between Arts (WBA) is New York’s leading interdisciplinary womxn and non-binary artists series, founded and curated by multi- and interdisciplinary artist Luisa Muhr at The New School, College of Performing Arts. The series is a one-woman-run project created in October 2017 and focuses on anyone who identifies as a womxn or non-binary person and their groups/ensembles/collaborators (including people of all genders and non-binary people), who works with any combination of music/sound, theater, dance/movement, poetry, performance art, installation, film and/or visual arts in an unconventional way. Each series features three womxn/non-binary artists and/or their groups and a talk-back after the sets where audience members have the opportunity to engage with the artists. 

Muhr’s mission is to provide a platform for and encourage dialogue between strong, diverse womxn/non-binary artists who push boundaries and work "between" disciplines.  

Our events usually last between 75 and 90 minutes and take place at The New School, College of Performing Arts Glass Box Theater (55 W 13th St, New York, NY 1001), unless otherwise indicated.

Please keep checking in for updates on future events and featured artists.
All tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking on "Tickets" under each event listed on this website and should be purchased in advance due to a no-cash policy on The New School campus.

 

Women Between Arts is produced by FENGARI Works. The series follows the code of conduct of We Have Voice

Many thanks to John Zorn and Richard Kessler (Executive Dean of the College of Performing Arts) for their encouragement and support. 

Meredith Monk came out to show support! (here with Ellen Fisher)

Some Women Between Arts artists at Pioneer Works performing Luisa Muhr's installation ritual "Sounds of Physical Listening" as part of Muhr's residency with Women Between Arts. Photo credit: Walter Wlodarczyk for Pioneer Works

 

CALENDAR & TICKETS

2019

 

December 14, 2019 (4pm)

NOTE: Back to old time! 4pm!

Julie Ezelle Patton, Janice Lowe | Val Jeanty (U.S./Haiti) | Yoshiko Chuma

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November 9, 2019 (4pm)

NOTE: Back to old time! 4pm!

Merche Blasco (U.S./Spain) | Miriam Parker (with Leo Chang) | Sarah Bernstein

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ONLINE PROGRAM

OcTOBER 19, 2019 (4pm)

NOTE: Back to old time! 4pm!

Patricia NICHOLSON Parker (with William MazzA) | Roopa Mahadevan (with Sai Raman) | Tracie Morris

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TAKING A SHORT BREAK IN SEPTEMBER - BACK IN A FULL NEW YEAR IN OCTOBER!

August 17, 2019 (3:30pm)

NOTE: NEW TIME! 3:30pm!

Azumi OE (U.S./Japan) (with Carlo Costa and Sean Ali) | Dina Maccabee | Oxana Chi (U.S./Germany/Nigeria) (with Dr. Layla Zami and Mara Rosenbloom)

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July 6, 2019 (3:30pm)

NOTE: NEW TIME! 3:30pm!
Crystal Penalosa | Jil GUYON | THESSIA MACHADO (U.S./Brazil)

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TAKING A SHORT BREAK IN June - BACK IN JULY!

May 11, 2019 (4pm)

Cecilia Lopez (U.S./Argentina) | Katie Down (with Laylage Courie) | Lainie Fefferman

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Month of APRIL 2019 (PIONEER WORKS RESIDENCY)

with founder/Curator Luisa Muhr
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April 13, 2019 (4pm)

Amirtha Kidambi | Leyna MARIKA Papach | Lilleth Glimcher & YOU ARE HERE

March 16, 2019 (4pm)

Anaïs Maviel (U.S./FRANCE/Haiti) | HADAR AHUVIA | Melvis Santa (U.S./Cuba)


 

FEBRUARY 23, 2019 (4pm)

C. Lavender | Ichi Go (Japan/Germany), Lucie Vítková (U.S./CzeCh REPUBLIC), polina ionina (U.S./Kazakhstan) | Kalli SiamIdou (U.S./Greece) (with Harriet Rautio, Stephanie Spencer, and Yoshimura Chikako)


JANUARY 12, 2019 (4pm)

ADEENA KARASICK (U.S./Canada) (With FRANK LONDON and Deep Singh) | Alison Kobayashi (U.S./Canada) | Marisa Michelson & Constellation Chor

2018

 

DECEMBER 15 (4pm)

Karen Bernard | Motrya Kozbur, Audréanne Filion (Canada) | Nia & NeSS 

 

NOVEMBER 17 (4pm)
Ka Baird, Muyassar Kurdi | THeA Little | Mary Prescott

OCTOBER 27 (4pm)

EVA PETRIč (U.S./Austria/Slovenia) | Samita Sinha | CORInNe Spencer

TAKING A SHORT BREAK IN SEPTEMBER - BACK IN OCTOBER!

 

AUGUST 18 (4pm)

Allana Clarke | Annie Sama (Canada) | Sugar Vendil (with Melinda Fayor, Mary Prescott)

JULY 14 (4pm) AT STIEFEL HALL 

Jenny Romaine | Julia Santoli | Sonali Skandan

Please note: This event will take place in Stiefel Hall (4th Floor, same building as Glass Box Theater).
 

JUNE 23 (4pm)

Charmaine Lee (U.s./Australia) | Haleh Liza | Janis Brenner

 

Starting May 2018 the series will take place on Saturday evenings. 

MAY 19 (4:30pm)

Coco Karol, Michaela Davies (AUSTRALIA), Sxip Shirey | Odeya Nini (L.A.) | Ximena Garnica (with Jeremy Slater)

APRIL 26 (7pm) SPECIAL EVENT AT ARETé VENUE AND GALLERY

VICTORIA HANNA (Israel)

Special Event: An interactive evening with Israel's master performer Victoria Hanna.

Please note: This special event will take place at Areté Venue and Gallery in Brooklyn (67 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222). Cash at door accepted for this event.

MARCH 18 (3pm)

Lea Bertucci | Soomi Kim | Tatyana Tenenbaum (with Emily Moore and Pareena Lim)

FEBRUARY 18 (5:30pm)

Gelsey Bell | Jenny Luna (with Sarah Riggs and Marandi Hostetter) | Pyeng Threadgill (with Chris Parker)

 

FEBRUARY 4 (5:30pm)

Judith Berkson, Abigail Levine | Parul Shah (with Ammr Vandal, Mohip Joarder, Simmi Prasad, and Sumika Rajguru) | Wendy Eisenberg

JANUARY 21 (3pm)

Ellen Fisher | Sara Serpa (U.S./PORTUGAL) (with Erik Friedlander and Ingrid Laubrock) | Anna RG (with Chorus)

JANUARY 7 (3pm)

Jean Rohe | Noa Fort (U.S./ISRAEL) | Trina Basu, Priya Darshini, Roshni Samlal

NOVEMBER 12 (3pm)

Allison Easter | Lisa Gutkin | Luisa Muhr

OCTOBER 29 (3pm)

Arielle Rosales | Mikhal (U.S./Israel) & Ella Joy Meir | Vernice Miller, Winsome Brown (with Osei Kweku)

OCTOBER 22 (3pm)

Guest Speaker: Shelley Hirsch | Lucie Vítková (U.S./CzeCh REPUBLIC) | Yokko (U.S./JAPAN) 
 

For all events taking place at The New School, College of Performing Arts: No cash at door. Please buy tickets in advance via Eventbrite (click on "Tickets" for each event you would like to attend).


We are proud to say that all proceeds will go to the artists and Women Between Arts.

We also just added a pay-what-you-can sliding scale option for the unemployed. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. 

 

Women Between Arts is only a partner of The New School, College of Performing Arts, meaning that we currently are an independent project and not financially supported.

 

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Stay tuned about upcoming events.

SUPPORT

 

Thank you for supporting us.

 

All donations will go directly towards covering expenses for producing each Women Between Arts series.

Anything you can give helps enormously and means a lot to us. 
Please click the "Donate" button above to donate via PayPal. If you would like to send us a check or make a credit card donation outside the PayPal system, use Venmo or Zelle please contact us directly at womenbetweenarts@gmail.com

 

GET INVOLVED

We greatly rely on our support system of volunteers and are grateful for any help we can get.

If you would like to get involved please contact us at womenbetweenarts@gmail.com

Women Between Arts is currently seeking reliable individuals who are versed in administration work, marketing, graphic design, photography and videography. We also offer volunteer internship positions on a rolling basis. Please note that all positions currently available are unpaid with the potential of developing into paid positions. We are in the midst of building a team of passionate, adventurous people who have an understanding of New York's art scape and are particularly excited about new, experimental, diverse, interdisciplinary art. If you would like to be considered to be a part of us, please contact us at womenbetweenarts@gmail.com
 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

PRESS

"This List of Women and Non-binary-Run Music Organizations Is the Future of the Industry"

Adhoc (Amanda Gersten, June 25, 2019)

"Women Between Arts: CoPA Interdisciplinary Show By and For Womxn-Identifying Creators"

The New School Press (Marissa Matozzo, April 29, 2019)

"Say Hello to Pioneer Works' 2019 Residents"

The Red Hook Star Revue (Christien Shangraw, January 29, 2019)

"Pioneer Works Names Names Artists for 2019 Residencies in Visual Art and Music"

Art News (Annie Armstrong, January 10, 2019)

"Eva Petrič in New York with New Projects"

STA (Slovenia News Agency) (October 23, 2018)

Translation excerpt (Eva Petrič on Women Between Arts):

"I am glad as well that the established artist on the field of sound and the well known curator Luisa Muhr included me into her series Women Between Arts that runs now for the second year at the Glass Box Theatre at the New School," says Eva Petric. Women Between Arts is at this moment the leading interdisciplinary series of women artists in New York.  Luisa Muhr established it for creators that identify themselves as women or women's group and are creating in whatever combination of music, theatre, poetry, performance, installations and visual art - all these in an unconventional way."

"Two Rare New York Shows by Magically Chameleonic Israeli Singer Victoria Hanna"

New York Music Daily (Alan Young, April 21, 2018)

"Rapturous Musical Cross-Pollination at Women Between Arts at the New School"

New York Music Daily, Lucid Culture (Alan Young, January 8, 2018)

"A Potentially Paradigm-Shifting Series of Women Performers at the New School"

New York Music Daily, Lucid Culture (Alan Young, November 13, 2017)

 

TESTIMONIALS

"Keep doing what you do. [...] We women have to stick together." 

--- Meredith Monk

"I ran a series in Midtown from 1993-2007. But keeping a new music series together in Manhattan is an even greater contribution than it was years ago." 

--- Tom Hamilton

"I have a whole bus ride to process the three beautifully wild and moving performances that I became immersed in this evening. Thanks to these artists, I feel like my world has shifted a bit." 

--- Leora Pedersen

"Hi! I was at Women Between Arts on Sunday, and I just wanted to thank you so much for creating such an amazing thing [...] The premise of the event really resonated with me; all of the performers were amazing and I loved the idea of bringing something new to traditional music. I wanted you to know how much of an impact it really had on me; you're doing amazing work and I hope you keep it up! As someone who loves the musical theatre world but isn't very talented in the singing department, the idea of vocal techniques really has an impact on me. To go to an event like yours and see other people appreciating art forms like that really gave me a boost of confidence. I am beginning to explore colleges, as I'm in eleventh grade, and I can only hope that if I do end up in NYC [...] that you'll still be doing Women Between Arts so that I can regularly attend. Once again, thank you beyond words and please continue to do what you do. It is appreciated beyond words by myself and I am sure by others like me."

--- Anna M. Rafferty (eleventh grade)

 

CONTACT

Luisa Muhr

Creator / Curator

womenbetweenarts@gmail.com

or directly: luisamuhr@gmail.com

 

ARTISTS

Please keep checking in for updates on featured artists!

Photos: Renee Morello, Max Shire, Skye Morse-Hodgson, Courtney Torres, Luisa Muhr

© 2019 Luisa Muhr/Women Between Arts