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EtM Autumn Soiree

Monday, October 23, 2017 6:00 pm

the cell
338 West 23rd St. (between 8th & 9th Avenues) New York, NY 10011 map

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Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) invites you to join us for a special evening celebrating and raising funds to support the work we do in securing space for New York City’s performing artists.

Come join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, live performances and a silent auction at the cell’s intimate and inviting performance/gallery space in Chelsea.


Du Yun
Christopher Williams

Live performances
Silent Auction

Tickets $75


Du Yun is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and performance artist whose opera Angel’s Bone won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Her music exists at an artistic crossroads of orchestral, chamber music, theatre, opera, orchestral, cabaret, storytelling, pop music, visual arts and noise. Her onstage persona has been described by the New York Times as “an indie pop diva with an avant-garde edge,” and “flamboyant” by the Chicago Tribune. Since 2014, she has been the Artistic Director of MATA Festival a pioneering organization dedicated to commissioning and presenting young composers from around the world.


Christopher-Williams.jpg2016-17 EtM Choreographer-in-Residence Christopher Williams is a Bessie award-winning choreographer, dancer, and puppeteer dubbed “one of the most exciting choreographic voices out there” (The New York Times) and “the downtown prodigy” (The New Yorker). He is particularly interested in expanding the scope and meaning of contemporary dance by exploring the potential relationship of historical literature, early and contemporary music, sculptural costume, mask, and a variety of puppetry forms to the gesture of the human body. He has created over thirty original and collaborative works in New York City and abroad since 1999.


EtM’s vision is that every artist in New York City has the space they need to work. And every community has access to this work.

If you care about the performing arts and want to see it continue to thrive in New York City, we hope you will join us at this very special event.

We look forward to seeing you on October 23rd!