Thursday June 15 2PM and 8PM
Friday June 16 2PM and 8PM
Saturday June 17 8PM
Open to the public, tickets $15 – $25
Matinees free for kids and school groups. RSVP to email@example.com
We welcome Jonah Bokaer and dancers back to Basilica’s Main Hall. The troupe will be returning for the third time since Basilica’s inception, for a performance run of their repertory piece OCCUPANT. Created in 2013, OCCUPANT is one of the few iconic pieces of choreographer Jonah Bokaer with long-time collaborator, visual artist Daniel Arsham. The work was inspired by Edward Albee’s 2001 play of the same name, staging the now-dead, wildly flamboyant sculptor Louise Nevelson against an anonymous interviewer for posthumous questioning. Bokaer’s production takes place on a monochromatic, blue-hued stage where Arsham’s scenic elements and original sculptures include plaster casts of relics objects such as 35mm cameras, super 8 cameras, and reels of film. Performed by Tal Adler-Arieli, Sara Procopio, Betti Rollo, the music is by leading Japanese electronic composer and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda, and with a special appearance by Bokaer.
“Jonah is the pioneer of dance at Basilica Hudson. He was the first to bring the art of dance within our walls during our inaugural programming year and then heroically returned in 2014 when he workshopped and performed his highly acclaimed Eclipse. He, is to date, our sole Dancer-in-residence and is Basilica’s own guardian angel of Dance. We are so excited to welcome his singular vision and team back”
Opens June 10
4PM – 8PM Sat, June 17
1PM – 4PM Sun, June 18
Free, visits available by appointment – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our May Basilica Back Gallery artist-in-residence is Catskill multi-disciplinary artist Jim Krewson.
Jim has spent the past month based in the gallery painting beautifully realistic portraits of Hudsonites from various walks of life.
Jim Krewson has been producing video art; oil portraits; graphic chocolate and vanilla cakes depicting sexual acts; airbrush paintings of nude celebrities; lewd online personal ads; films of stuffed animal Taco Bell employees; screaming, fit-throwing sculptures and Old Time banjo songs for the better part of 20 years.
His work has appeared in periodicals such as Time Out New York, The New York Times, The New York Press, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, Barracuda and Swank. His artwork can be seen as props on Saturday Night Live, and the films Mrs. Doubtfire, So I Married an Ax Murderer and Get Shorty 2.
Saturday, June 10 at 8PM
Open to the public, $5 on the door, cash only
FIREWORKS IN YOUR FACE. DARK. SHARP.
Hudson’s annual Flag Day celebrations are a David Lynch-Americana dream come true. (Twin Peaks returns, just in time!) Cloaked by night and surrounded by colorful explosions, Basilica’s 6th annual (FREAK) FLAG DAY is a freakier counterpart to the city’s festivities, with performances and dancing into the wee hours.
Friday, June 9 at 7PM
Intro & Q&A with filmmaker Theo Anthony
$5 – $10 sliding scale, free for kids and teens
2017’s BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES launches Friday, June 9th 2017 with a screening of Rat Film and an appearance from director Theo Anthony. The film will be followed by a dynamic conversation about urban rat life with Theo, professional exterminator Lester Gibson and Chair of the City of Hudson Planning Board, Tom dePietro.
Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 6pm
Open to all
Wild Gather have a sweet and special twilight music hang at their new hangout in the green trailer down in the basilica parking lot on Tuesday, May 2nd.
Wild Gather will be serving up herbal potions, tending a barrel fire of herbs + listening to the magical sounds of Omkar Lewis, Emily Ritz and Roniia.
Sit and watch the sun go down. Take a dose of violet glycerite. Enjoy the sounds of our friends making music alongside the babbling spring peepers.
All bodies, all ages are welcome. Spring hopes eternal.
Wednesday, May 24 2017, performances at 3.30pm and 7.30pm
Open to all, donations taken
As spring turns a corner into summer at the end of May, we anxiously anticipate the return of Saint Julian’s Juggling Troupe from Gregory the Great Academy in Scranton, PA. Every year, this talented band of brothers storms Basilica and dazzles an all-ages crowd with their old timey circus skills. Basilica is proud to host their annual performances, from which all proceeds go towards costs associated with their senior class pilgrimage to Rome. This year, the troupe presents The Woodcutter’s Dream: A Journey Through Juggling, Jest + Song