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NYC's River to River Festival Announces Events for 2014

posted by Dan Murphy on April 18, 2014

River to River 2013 via the festival

New York City -- The Lower Manhattan Culture Council announced the events scheduled for the 2014 edition of the River To River Festival. The free music and arts festival takes place over the course of eleven days in various venues around the neighborhoods south of Chambers Street. 

River To River features live musical performances, dance company productions, visual art installations, films, and after-hours parties and programming. On the music side of things, minimalist composer Terry Riley will host a show at Federal Hall featuring a small three-piece band. Also, Peter M. Wyer is creating a "vocamotive" event in tribute to poet Dylan Thomas who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. Singing participants will set out on a 45-minute trek across the city using headphones and synchronized mobile devices via an app. These are among many musical performances happening this year, so scroll down for the full lineup. 

The Trisha Brown Dance Company will also host a performance based on the choreographer's relationship to New York City at Governors Island, and performance artists Aya Agawa and CollaborationTown will open up their respective studios to showcase works in-progress. Additionally, River to River will be hosting R2R Living Rooms, which will serve as after-hours spaces in which artists and audience members alike will be able to socialize. 

River to River Festival will take place June 19-29, and all events are free and open to the public. You can check out the artist list for a comprehensive look at what R2R has in store this year.

Full Music Lineup: Terry Riley & Friends, Pete M. Wyer, Strijbos & Van Rijswijk, Susie Ibarra & Roberto Rodriguez, Claire Chase & Svet Stoyanov, Ephrat Asherie & Hector Arce-Espasas, Kimmo Pohjonen & Jeffrey Zeigler, Ethel with special guest Kaki King, Mike Iveson, DJ Hotel Scampi, Piñata Protest, Kuenta i Tambu, Helado Negro, SLV Fronteras, Bélo & Curupira, Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta, Rey Vallenato Beto Jamaica Fronteras

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