Hebrew School

Hebrew School at Barbes, Sun. May 16th
May 6, 2010, 9:10 am
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This will be a quieter, acoustic set of Hebrew School songs, maybe even some new ones.

Hebrew School

376 9th Street (at 6th Ave.)
May 16, 2010, 7pm


Do it again: Christopher Williams @ Dance Theater Workshop

“you don’t have to be Catholic”

Sometimes, even in New York City, an evening of truly enjoyable performance is hard to come by. Somewhere in the mire of public transit, running into people you know, crowds of sweaty people in dank, cold spaces, coordinating busy schedules, and the sometimes obscure haze of an artist’s vision, a lot of perfectly good production suddenly goes meh.

You’d think more so when faced with the prospect of a three-hour piece chronicling the lives of medieval Christian saints: I mean, shit, sometimes it’s all I can do to devote three lunchtime minutes to someone’s Twitter account. And I don’t know if I’ll ever get the ants out of my pants to be able to sit down to an entire opera without leaving during intermission.

Not so with Christopher Williams’ latest triumph, The Golden Legend. Sixteen saints’ solos bookended by a pro- and recessional, a slew of live musicians (including Peter Kirn, Gregory Spears, and members of Lionheart and Anonymous 4), magical puppetry, eyeball-breaking costume design, genre-bending and rigorous contemporary movement underscored with narrative, plus a chance to look up someone’s ass and see Santa Claus: For the hours not to dissolve away effortlessly, you would have to be a sun-blind actual resident of the medieval world rather than the frenetic, media-saturated world from which we so desperately deserve escape.

At the end of the performance, I was tempted to rouse a cheer from the packed house and demand an encore.

Can you imagine, an encore of a work of that size and scope? I’m not exaggerating– that’s what I want.


Interview with Christopher Williams + 10 Questions [Dance Theater Workshop]

Lives and Deaths of Saints, and Puppets [New York Times]

Martyred men and medieval music [Metro]

Hebrew School Assembly called to order
April 27, 2009, 8:38 pm
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More from the Public Assembly rec release

…and updates to the flickr.


Public Assembly photos
April 24, 2009, 12:23 pm
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photos: Erin Dowding

…and many more on our flickr

Fishback: Who’s coming?
April 16, 2009, 8:53 am
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Friend, colleague and Six Points Fellow Dan Fishback’s You Will Experience Silence runs for just four more nights: tomorrow (4/17), Saturday (4/18), and next Tuesday and Wednesday (4/21-4/22) at Dixon Place.

Down for a tale of gay Maccabees, interwoven with the anti-adventures of a modern-day crazed activist? Absurdist meditations on citizenship, imperialism and sexual ethics? Get tickets now.

SOLID + Tax day

Last night at Public Assembly was one for the books. A load of you came out in fantastically shitty weather and stayed up super late, an honor. Ridiculously fun, you guys! Thanks to all who braved the elements and supported us.

Julia Barry

Will Dailey

Mappa Mundi

Hebrew School (more pics soon!)

Now it’s time for Hebrew School to sign some papers and run to the post office… More soon.

Hebrew School record release



TUES APR 14 2009
9pm (back room)

Hebrew School 12:00
Mappa Mundi 11:00
Will Dailey 10:00
Julia Barry 9:00

70 N. 6th St. (between Wythe & Kent)
Brooklyn, NY 11211 / L train to Bedford Ave.