Lincoln Center Festival 2017 Crosses Borders to Create a Global Lineup
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. has announced the lineup for its annual Lincoln Center Festival, a festive highlight for New York City visitors. The event, which runs from July 10 to 30, will take place on the Lincoln Center Plaza and feature 20 international productions and 43 performances across dance, music, theatre and film.
For this year’s festival, artists from 17 countries and five continents will come together to represent the concept of “crossing borders.” Choreographers, performers and musicians with different ethnic backgrounds will culturally collaborate to create original, modern works with classical roots. Ethnic forms of art, such as Chinese poetry and western music, blur borders and create thought-provoking ideas of art.
“The point of the Festival has always been to provide perspectives that we wouldn’t have had otherwise,” remarks the Director of the Festival, Nigel Redden.
The 2017 Lincoln Center Festival’s concept of “crossing borders” ties in well with the event’s location on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, one of New York City’s many diverse neighborhoods. New York City is a melting pot that blends countless ethnic cultures to create a global community across its five boroughs. In the same borough of the festival, the Lower East Side is a perfect reflection of these multi-cultural landscapes and its Tenement Museum uniquely teaches the visitors about the historical dimensions of immigration. Outside of Manhattan, Queens’ Little Guyana and Brooklyn’s Little Poland, a couple of the city’s countless ethnic enclaves, blur borders to create a multi-national experience.
Celebrating the concept of “crossing borders,” the 2017 Festival offers visitors a new artistic perspective in the context of a cosmopolitan city. One of the world’s leaders in arts and education, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., a member of The Broadway Collection, has been presenting the annual Lincoln Center Festival for 22 years.