Village Voice 05.10.2017 : Page 56

58 May 10 -May 16, 2017 The ever-fluid Perfume Genius pick of the week May 16 music TWO FOR THE ROAD Both Perfume Genius , a/k/a Mike Hadreas, and serpentwithfeet , a/k/a Josiah Wise, make music so emotional and so powerful it can be difficult to listen to either performer in large doses. So think of this dream bill like a night at the opera: At a time when hope is hard to find, catharsis is the next best thing. Hadreas headlines in support of his new record, No Shape , whose title nods to a shift away from the heartbreaking piano ballads that made him a beloved fixture on the indie circuit. These days, he’s something of a trickster, dancing effortlessly between bombastic guitar explosions, ecstatic pop, and shades of the tenderness in his earlier numbers — sometimes all in the same song. Wise, who played his first Brooklyn show on a church altar, is a riveting presence, covered in occult tattoos but singing gospel-influenced epics backed by classical composition. Cross your fingers that they’ll perform a few songs together. ZOË BEERY At 8, Brooklyn Steel, 319 Frost Street, Brooklyn,, $23–$26 PERFUME GENIUS AND SERPENTWITHFEET’S JOINT TOUR LANDS AT BROOKLYN STEEL VILLAGE WEEK OF MAY 10–MAY 16, 2017 | WWW.VILLAGEVOICE.COM/CALENDAR ART Ellsworth Kelly: ‘Last Paintings’ and ‘Plant Drawings’ Through June 24 When Ellsworth Kelly died in December 2015, at age 92, he left hanging in his studio ten paintings, nine of which were finished. Among them was a two-part, mono-chrome diptych — one green panel, one blue — that bears a remarkable likeness to an-other work he painted in 1962. It was no accident: Kelly often looked back to favored ideas from times Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 and 526 West 22nd Street, Manhattan, 212-243-0200,, free past as a way into something new. His final nine com-pleted paintings are now the subject of a show at Matthew Marks; next door, the gallery is also presenting a suite of sixteen of Kelly’s plant drawings, from between 1949 and 2008. Like his larger abstract paintings, these are remarkably consis-tent; it would be difficult, based on style alone, to date any one of them, a fact that’s a tribute to the clarity of Kelly’s vision. PAC POBRIC COMEDY Tinder Live! May 13 Tired of aggressive pickup lines, going-nowhere con-versations, and profiles of happy couples searching for their unicorn on Tinder? Take a break from swiping alone on the couch to com-miserate and laugh with others as host Lane Moore (of the Onion and HBO’s Girls ) projects her profile onscreen for everyone to see at Littlefield. Accompa-nied by a pair of sounding boards in Queens-born comic Hari Kondabolu and former BuzzFeed comedy writer Matt Bellassai — who will offer critiques of poten-tial love interests — Moore will also let the audience in on the game, asking them what to say or when to swipe left or right. By the end of the night, those aw-ful conversations you’ve had to endure will not seem nearly as bad. And don’t forget to take notes and learn from these mistakes — cuffing season is over. NATALIA HADJIGEORGIOU At 8:30, Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn,, $15 Deborah Zall Project May 12–13 American modern dance hatched and flourished in the Thirties and Forties; many of its most important founders were women. Deborah Zall, a former member of Martha Gra-ham’s company and a mas-ter teacher of Graham technique, here devotes an evening to works by mod-ern pioneers Jane Dudley, Sophie Maslow, and Anna Sokolow (with whom Zall worked directly), alongside an excerpt from her own George Sand and her series of works inspired by twentieth-century literary figures: Shadow of Her Sis-ter , Amanda , Sonnet , and Mary Tyrone . Performing these historically signifi-cant pieces are a group of former Graham dancers (Nya Bowman, Jennifer Conley, Erica Dankmeyer, Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, Lauren Newman, Caterina Rago) and a special guest, Kenneth Topping, the for-mer director of Graham II. ELIZABETH ZIMMER At 8 each night, Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune Street, 11th floor, Manhattan,, $15–$30 DANCE LMnO3 May 12–14 The bucolic Triskelion fa-cility, deep in Greenpoint, hosts what may be the fun-niest trio working in dance today. First thrown to-gether in Doug Elkins’s Fräulein Maria seven years ago, the women of LMnO3 have been collaborating in earnest since 2014, much of that time on the road. The name fuses their ini-tials: Deborah Lohse, the dance world’s answer to Carol Burnett; Cori Mar-quis, a Stanford grad who triumphed in Elkins’s Mo(or)town/Redux last month in Montclair; and Donnell Oakley, a North Carolinian who shared in that triumph. They’ve honed their comedic and movement skills the old-fashioned way, touring their new More Like Your Mom around the country. Child-free by choice, they celebrate Mother’s Day by showing us “alternative ways of channeling the in-stinct to nurture.” ELIZABETH ZIMMER At 8 on Friday and Saturday, 4 on Sunday, Triskelion Arts, Muriel Schulman Theater, 106 Calyer Street (enter on Banker Street), Brooklyn, 718-389-3473,, $16–$20 Inez & Vinoodh

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