6/27 | Live at the Archway: Avenida B / Puppetsburg / Casey Opstad & Vadim Gershman
Bring your dancing shoes to L@TA this week. We've got old-school salsa from the Lower East Side guaranteed to get you dancing, with a puppet show from the ladies at Puppetsburg to open. Casey John Opstad and Vadim Gershman team up for a group show, "The Invisible Hand," in the gallery.
Live at the Archway is DUMBO's signature series: featuring dynamic musical performances + spectacle opening acts for kids & kidults + a pop-up art gallery + interactive art experiences, in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free, all ages, + rain or shine.
TODAY AT #L@TA2019
- IN GALLERY CUBED: “The Invisible Hand,” by Casey Opstad & Vadim Gershman
GETTING TO THE ARCHWAY
The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St.
THE HEADLINER | AT 6:15PM. Avenida B is a classic salsa dura band committed to playing salsa music with the dance community in mind. With its roots in the Lower East Side, this new group has an old soul, committed to unearthing and reviving the old school salsa sound and timeless swing that truly makes audiences want to get up and dance. Through its unique repertoire and attention to details such as song speed, duration and structure, the band hopes to reconnect dancers and musicians in a meaningful way that reflects both the dancer's experience and the band’s love for the genre of music that they call salsa dura. Avenida B is led by bandleader David Frankel and was formed in 2011.
THE OPENER, FOR KIDS AND KIDS-AT-HEART | AT 5:30PM. Puppetsburg does interactive, contemporary puppet shows with artisanal, handmade puppets for children ages 4 months to 5 years old at various locations across Brooklyn and Manhattan. The 45 minute shows involve dancing, instruments, dress-up "photo-ops," and bubble time, followed by a puppet story. Regularly exploring concepts like counting, simple vocabulary, hygiene, and hipster culture, Puppetsburg features “celebri-puppet” guests in a unique show that is entertaining for infants, toddlers, and parents alike.
The Rainbow show is an immersive experience with each color of the rainbow, including an epic Frog pond, purple balloon rain, and waving rainbow flags in a prideful demonstration! The show culminates with the marriage of Petey the Pirate and Mr. Policeman.
THE ARTIST IN GALLERY CUBED | ALL NIGHT. Casey Opstad was born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He attended graduate school at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Upon graduation, he moved to New York City and painted and drew murals, and did commission work for clients in the area. Clients Casey has worked for in the last five years include: PayPal, New York Department of Transportation, DUMBO Improvement District, General Assembly, Kenneth Cole, Venmo, Bitly, and New York University.