6.8.18 / New York / New York

Nick Cave Debuts A Month Long Art-Show-Dance-Party ‘The Let Go’ In NYC

Leave it all on the dance floor

Coming off of two sold-out Oneohtrix Point Never concerts as part of the Red Bull Music Festival, Park Avenue Armory is already back with another music-based event, this time led by Nick Cave. But this isn’t simply a concert. Cave’s new month-long series title ‘The Let Go’ is a dance party, a costume show, and visual installation. Most of all, it’s a cathartic explosion of the senses in the form of a town hall that serves to bring people together and break down the social and cultural barriers that are reasserted in our daily lives now more than ever before. Though there is a strong visual component, with large sculptures filling up the Drill Hall and costumes people can wear, it all serves to give people the sense of freedom allotted on the dance floor. There will be DJs and nightlife events, yoga, hula hoopers, and choirs in the daytime, line dancers, games of Twister, choreography, artists talks, a grand ball, and more to overwhelm the senses and uplift the community. Cave is expert at using expressing himself through his art, regardless of medium. With ‘The Let Go,’ he offers New York the same opportunity of expression, respite, and relief.

‘The Let Go’ Event Schedule:

Installation Hours:
Wednesday–Friday: 7:30–11pm
Weeknight installation hours include a special Up Right performance at 8pm

Saturday-Sunday: 11am –6pm
Live DJs 2:00pm–6:00pm
Saturday, June 9: Ana Matronic
Sunday, June 10: Johnny Dynell
Saturday, June 16: Joe Claussell
Sunday, June 17: JD Samson
Saturday, June 23: Noise Cans
Sunday, June 24: Sabine Blaizin
Saturday, June 30: Sammy Jo
Sunday, July 1: Tedd Patterson

Artist Talk
Thursday, June 7 at 6pm

The Freedom Ball
Thursday, June 14 from 7pm-12am
Dress to Express Competition at 11pm

Artistic Responses
Tuesday, June 26 at 7:30pm

[Photo: James Ewing]

[Photo: James Ewing]

[Photo: James Ewing]

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