Cura(Collected) Opening Performances: Mariana Herrera Casaño, Justin Cabrillos, Matt Shalzi

Sunday, November 5, 2017

5:00 – 7:00pm

Join us for the opening performances of Cura(Collected), an exhibition on view in Knockdown Center’s galleries November 4 – December 17, 2017. 5:00pm – Me eligio with Mariana Herrera Castaño Mariana Herrera Castaño’s performance Me eligio asks audiences to participate in facilitating the translation between Spanish and English, music and spoken language. 6:00pm – as of it with Justin Cabrillos …


Sunday Service: J.Soto Presents…Miatta Kawinzi, IV Castellanos and Amanda Hunt, ray ferreira, Keijaun Thomas

Sunday, November 5, 2017


Don’t Fall Back A program dedicated to remaining in the moment, aware, and offering no apologies. How is Queer (self)love a form of resistance? What shapes and objects does that take on and what images does it conjure? What can be the practice of Queer, Transgender and Gender-nonconforming community care across POC communities, now? How will we combat Queer, Transgender …

Image credit: Chris Cameron, MANCC.
The Three Matadores (2016) by Every house has a door, directed by Lin Hixson.
Pictured left to right: Stephen Fiehn, Anna Martine Whitehead.
Image credit: Chris Cameron, MANCC. The Three Matadores (2016) by Every house has a door, directed by Lin Hixson. Pictured left to right: Stephen Fiehn, Anna Martine Whitehead.

The Three Matadores

October 6 – October 8, 2017

Doors: 7:00pm
Performance: 7:30pm

Knockdown Center is pleased to present the New York premiere of The Three Matadores, a new piece by Chicago-based performance company Every house has a door, led by Lin Hixson, director, and Matthew Goulish, dramaturg. The Three Matadores stages a short bilingual (English and Spanish) play embedded in the book-length poem The Presentable Art of Reading Absence (2008) by American …


Sunday Service: Jonathan Gonzalez Presents…. Sepo Seecharan Prins and Marlene Mulele Seecharan, NIC Kay, Justin Allen, Rena Anakwe

Sunday, October 1, 2017


On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals (1628) documents William Harvey’s watershed findings on the two-way circulatory system; one way pumping blood to the extremities and another back to the heart to be reinvigorated with oxygen. During this dissection, Harvey also encountered an ominous black fluid like ’thick earth’ termed colloquially as ‘black bile’ in the arteries. …


Open Call: Short-Term and Time-Based Proposals

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Do you have a performance, workshop, or series of events in need of a home? Send us your proposal before September 15th for consideration of our 2017-2018 programming! Short-term projects can take the form of temporary installations, dance, theater, readings, talks, screenings, etc. This open call does not limit scale, scope, or format of submissions. Knockdown Center’s mission is to …


Sunday Service: Alexis Convento Presents…

Sunday, September 10, 2017


Join us for the kick-off of the fall season of Sunday Service, our monthly performance series in our bar the Ready Room. Curator Alexis Convento invites Filipinx artists both from the homeland and the diaspora come together to reclaim, to decolonize, to (re)trace our roots. “To decolonize is to tell and write one’s own story, that in the telling and …


For Us Fest: Queer Abstract//BUFU//OLU

Sunday July 30, 2017


FOR US FEST CLOSING WEEKEND Queer Abstract x BUFU x Olu Alege Join us in the backyard with BUFU, Queer Abstract, and Olu Alege in the culminating event of “US,” a month of daily programming across all five boroughs that focuses on gathering, sharing strategies, resources, skills between collectives and how to build through organizing, healing, nightlife, and art. Queer …


Hanne Tierney: Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas

Opening Reception: Saturday April 15, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday April 30, 4pm
Exhibition on view: April 15 – June 4, 2017

Knockdown Center is pleased to present Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas, a self-performing object theater produced by artist Hanne Tierney. Installed across the expanse of Knockdown Center’s Annex, a series of vignettes come to life as cloth figures, hula hoops, and satin configurations gesture, twirl, and sway, manipulated by a system of motors and robotic electronics, designed by engineer Oskar …