"Theater of the Resist" is a series featuring live music, film and spoken word that happens on the Fifth Floor of NYC's The Met Breuer, running Friday and Saturdays now through August 12:

Theater of the Resist takes its name from art making—a technique where the artist uses opposing material to "resist" the medium and thus generating negative space in which to create. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection, on view at The Met Breuer, June 20–September 3, 2017. It will highlight dance, spoken word, music and film from communities that are outside the hegemony. Hosts include: political journalist and musician Kali Holloway, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and musician and NYPR host/podcaster Helga Davis.

The lineup includes Heems, Mykki Blanco, Stew, Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), Mega Bog, Shilpa Ray, Zebra Katz, Maria Usbeck, Aparna Nancherla and more. Performances, which are from 6 - 8 PM, are free with museum admittance and the Met Breuer recommends advance registration.

Full schedule and lineup for the Theater of the Resist series is below.

Heems is also playing a benefit at Brooklyn Bazaar in August.


Theater of the Resist 2017 Lineup/Schedule

Friday, June 30
Emtithal Mahmoud
International spoken word artist

Shilpa Ray
Wailing, fire breathing Cyclops

Kim David Smith
Cabaret artist

Saturday, July 1
Mazz Swift with improvisational violinist, and musician Therese Workman

Mega Bog
Experimental melodic jazz-pop

Kyp Malone
Multi-instrumentalist and member of the band TV on the Radio

Friday, July 7
The Mighty Third Rail
Hip-Hop poetry trio

Davalois Fearon Dance
Dance company

Zebra Katz, aka Ojay Morgan

Saturday, July 8
Davalois Fearon Dance
Dance company

Tongues in Trees
Indie dream pop and Indian rhythms

Friday, July 14
Ieva Misevičiūtė
Artist and performer

Vinie Burrows

Saturday, July 15
Whose Streets? (2017)
Sabaah Folayan: writer/director, and producer
Film screening and Q&A

Friday, July 21
PUBLIQuartet with Helga Davis
String quartet

American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)

Saturday, July 22
100 Days: A Lens on Resistance (2017)
Field of Vision shorts followed by Q&A

Friday, July 28
Davóne Tines, opera singer
Vocal explorations of truths. Prayer

Sidra Bell Dance New York
Prolific movement illustrators

Heems, rapper

Saturday, July 29
For Living Lovers with Brandon Ross, and Stomu Takeishi, musicians, and poet Sadiq Bey

Sidra Bell Dance New York
Prolific movement illustrators

Mykki Blanco
American rapper, performance artist, poet, and activist

Friday, August 4
Nicole Fleetwood, Associate Professor Department of American Studies, Rutgers University moderates discussion between Lifers Group members Maxwell Melvins, president, and rapper Picard "Original" Galette

Saturday, August 5
Stew, aka Mark Stewart
Singer-songwriter, playwright

Gina Yashere
British comedian

Friday, August 11
Film: Strong Island (2017)

Saturday, August 12
Maria Usbeck
Ecuadorian musician, traveler and diarist

Aparna Nancherla
Introspective and outrospective standup comedian

DJ Mojo: Music is Life, directed by Lawrence Kim
(2017 documentary short, 5 mins.)

Live set by DJ Mojo

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