Free (Performance) Art in the City
Photo by: Piotr Redlinski
Early April this year, over 2,000 passersby were treated to view an original theater production called THE WINDOW on the corner of 38th Street and Third Avenue. The Romanian Culture Institute in New York has made their storefront display window the setting for an unconventional performance art that was very well received.
With the rave reviews and the spectacle it entailed, there will be a second installation of THE WINDOW on May 23 - 29, 2012. It will be staged on the same venue. This theater piece is curated & directed by Ana Mărgineanu, scenic design by Daniela Codarcea Kamiliotis, and written by Saviana Stănescu.
Providing something great for all New Yorkers to enjoy is a creative project in this nature that is long overdue. This blows away all the traditional aspects of theater going. There’s no need to buy a ticket, be on your assigned seat at the venue, and watch the entire performance at a set amount of time. Very thoughtful work was put into the production, content, and staging THE WINDOW. It’s also a democratic way to engage all types of people from all over the city as the view is open for all to enjoy. The random pedestrian can just stop on their tracks and decide how much of the piece they want to see. Performances run every 20 minutes from 8 to 10 pm.But the best part is that it’s FREE!
So head down to the far east side off Broadway. You don’t need the glittering lights and paying hundreds of dollars for a decent seat. THE WINDOW is one of the unique ways that New Yorkers from all walks of life can be entertained with thoughtful performance art.
THE WINDOW : Second Installation / Romanian Cultural Institute ( at their storefront window) / 573-577 Third Avenue at 38th Street. New York, NY / Performance Dates: May 23 – 29, 2012 / Schedule times on the dates: Every 20 minutes from 8 to 10 PM / Subway: 4/5/6/7/S to 42nd / Grand Central Station
For more information, visit www.icrny.com