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LaMama celebrates 55th season

La MaMa will celebrate the conclusion of its 55th season with its block party Dancing in the Street on Saturday, May 20, from 11am-4pm in front of La MaMa’s theaters on East 4th Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery.
Artists set to perform include Lei Making and the Hula Workshop; Brooklyn United, a drum line and procession group of high school students; Flamenco stars Al Son Son Tablao; Malcolm-x Betts; the youth ensemble, East Village Dance Project (led by John Gutierrez on acoustic guitar); belly dancer Reyna Alcala; Alexandra Amirov from The Making of a Babushka; the indigenous song and dance troupe Silver Cloud Singers; and others.
The block party will also include the unveiling of La MaMa’s newest undertaking, the largest capital project in the company’s 55-year history. New York’s City Council members, representatives from the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, as well as all the members of La MaMa’s artistic and neighborhood community will be gathered for the announcement.
About La Mama: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club is dedicated to the artist and all aspects of the theatre. Founded in 1961 by Ellen Stewart, La MaMa is recognized as the seedbed of new work by artists of all nations and cultures. To date, La MaMa has presented more than 150,000 artists from over 70 nations.