"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, created and curated by multi- and interdisciplinary artist Luisa Muhr at The New School, College of Performing Arts. Revolving around the question: "How do we make new art?", the series has been mostly operating as a one-woman-run project since it was founded in October 2017 and has been gradually growing. Women Between Arts features some of today's most exciting experimental artists who identify as womxn or non-binary people and their groups/ensembles/collaborators (including people of all genders and non-binary people), who work with any combination of music/sound, theater, dance/movement, poetry, performance art, installation, film and/or visual arts in an unconventional way. Each event 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, often to be found in the avant-garde/experimental, who push boundaries and work "between" disciplines.
Women Between Arts was in residence at Pioneer Works with founder Luisa Muhr in April 2019.
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.
Many thanks to John Zorn and Richard Kessler (Executive Dean of the College of Performing Arts) for their encouragement and support. And our deepest gratitude to Rachel Housle, House Manager at Mannes School of Music who has been with us from the very start.
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
Eva Ingolf (U.S./Iceland) | Ikue Mori | Lee Gilboa (U.S./Israel)
Dafna Naphtali | Emily Smith | Nilusha Dassenaike's 10 Blessings (U.S./Australia)
Jean Carla Rodea | Keiko Uenishi | Mazz Swift
Events Partially CANCELLED DUE TO CONVID-19! MONTH OF MARCH: BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE Partnership
Women Raga Massive Performance Series and Talks with founder/Curator of Women Between Arts, Luisa Muhr
We feel so very honored that Women Between Arts has been selected by Brooklyn Raga Massive as part of their Women Raga Massive Festival and in celebration of International Women's Month to be receiving 100% of their album sales for the month of March, in their efforts to incorporate a social action/involvement component. Thank you BRM!
If you love their music and would also like to support Women Between Arts, please consider buying some of BRM's wonderful sounds here.
Claire Chase | Iva Bittová (U.S./CzeCh REPUBLIC) | Sonic Mud (Julia Elsas & Kenny Wollesen Group)
Fay Victor | Tania Chen (U.S./U.k.) | Viola Yip (U.S./Hong KONG)
NOTE: Back to old time! 4pm!
Julie Ezelle Patton, Janice Lowe | Val Jeanty (U.S./Haiti) | Yoshiko Chuma & COmpany
NOTE: Back to old time! 4pm!
Merche Blasco (U.S./Spain) | Miriam Parker (with Leo Chang) | Sarah Bernstein
NOTE: Back to old time! 4pm!
Patricia NICHOLSON Parker (with William MazzA) | Roopa Mahadevan (with Sai Raman) | Tracie Morris
TAKING A SHORT BREAK IN SEPTEMBER - BACK IN A FULL NEW YEAR IN OCTOBER!
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)
NOTE: NEW TIME! 3:30pm!
Crystal Penalosa | Jil GUYON | THESSIA MACHADO (U.S./Brazil)
TAKING A SHORT BREAK IN June - BACK IN JULY!
Cecilia Lopez (U.S./Argentina) | Katie Down (with Laylage Courie) | Lainie Fefferman
Month of APRIL 2019 (PIONEER WORKS RESIDENCY)
with founder/Curator Luisa Muhr
Amirtha Kidambi | Leyna MARIKA Papach | Lilleth Glimcher & YOU ARE HERE
Anaïs Maviel (U.S./FRANCE/Haiti) | HADAR AHUVIA | Melvis Santa (U.S./Cuba)
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)
ADEENA KARASICK (U.S./Canada) (With FRANK LONDON and Deep Singh) | Alison Kobayashi (U.S./Canada) | Marisa Michelson & Constellation Chor
Karen Bernard | Motrya Kozbur, Audréanne Filion (Canada) | Nia & NeSS
NOVEMBER 17 (4pm)
Ka Baird, Muyassar Kurdi | THeA Little | Mary Prescott
EVA PETRIč (U.S./Austria/Slovenia) | Samita Sinha | CORInNe Spencer
TAKING A SHORT BREAK IN SEPTEMBER - BACK IN OCTOBER!
Allana Clarke | Annie Sama (Canada) | Sugar Vendil (with Melinda Fayor, Mary Prescott)
Jenny Romaine | Julia Santoli | Sonali Skandan
Please note: This event will take place in Stiefel Hall (4th Floor, same building as Glass Box Theater).
Charmaine Lee (U.s./Australia) | Haleh Liza | Janis Brenner
Starting May 2018 the series will take place on Saturday evenings.
Coco Karol, Michaela Davies (AUSTRALIA), Sxip Shirey | Odeya Nini (L.A.) | Ximena Garnica (with Jeremy Slater)
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.
Lea Bertucci | Soomi Kim | Tatyana Tenenbaum (with Emily Moore and Pareena Lim)
Gelsey Bell | Jenny Luna (with Sarah Riggs and Marandi Hostetter) | Pyeng Threadgill (with Chris Parker)
Judith Berkson, Abigail Levine | Parul Shah (with Ammr Vandal, Mohip Joarder, Simmi Prasad, and Sumika Rajguru) | Wendy Eisenberg
Ellen Fisher | Sara Serpa (U.S./PORTUGAL) (with Erik Friedlander and Ingrid Laubrock) | Anna RG (with Chorus)
Jean Rohe | Noa Fort (U.S./ISRAEL) | Trina Basu, Priya Darshini, Roshni Samlal
Allison Easter | Lisa Gutkin | Luisa Muhr
Arielle Rosales | Mikhal (U.S./Israel) & Ella Joy Meir | Vernice Miller, Winsome Brown (with Osei Kweku)
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.
Stay tuned about upcoming events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
"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"
"Keep doing what you do. [...] We women have to stick together."
--- Meredith Monk (interdisciplinary artist), audience member
"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 (director, producer), audience member
"The history of music (classical American or European music, rock and more) twisted by Y chromosome is such a history of lies and omissions it should include an equal amount of empty pages for all the names and musics denied access. Thanks for filling in some blanks Luisa. I really do appreciate it."
--- Julie Ezelle Patton, featured artist
"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, audience member
"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), audience member
Please keep checking in for updates on featured artists!
Photos: Youi Shih, Renee Morello, Leyna Marika Papach, Max Shire, Skye Morse-Hodgson, Courtney Torres, Luisa Muhr