Basilica 2016 Season Soft Opening
Thursday, March 31 at 7PM in the North Hall


FREE and open to the public.
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On the heels of her dance company’s 50th anniversary season, hear celebrated choreographer Twyla Tharp speak about her life’s work as a jumping off point for her recent book, The Creative Habit.

Over the course of her career, which spans five decades, she has received numerous awards for work that expands the boundaries of ballet and modern dance, including one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, nineteen honorary doctorates, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, and many more. Twyla Tharp has choreographed more than 160 works and continues to create.

The Creative Habit will be available for purchase, and Twyla will do a signing after her talk. Books will be provided by Karen Schoemer, Bookseller, in cooperation with the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza.




Basilica is thrilled to announce its 2016 season, which will once again include a wide range of innovative, avant-garde live performance, music, film, literary, farm and community programs. We’ll kick off the season with the second annual 24-HOUR DRONE, and the addition of a Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market. Summer brings freaky favorites on Flag Day and the newly added Read & Feed, bringing together artisanal makers of food with artisanal makers of literature. In Fall, we’ll return with Basilica SoundScape, the Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market, and more very special events to be announced!

As always, we’re excited to be working with a far-reaching group of extraordinary artists, makers, and talented community members. We look forward to welcoming audiences from all over, whether they be from around the corner or from around the world. (more…)