Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle at 58th St. & Broadway
Through December 8
The Museum of Art & Design’s extremely promising inaugural Risk + Reward performance series kicked off last Saturday with Sarah Maxfield’s all-day site-specific “Knowing the Score: An Investigation of Improvisational Structures” and continues this week with John Kelly presenting a work-in-progress reexamination of his 1988 piece Find My Way Home, which was previously revised in 1998. On September 28 from 3:00 to 6:00 and September 29 from 7:00 to 9:00, museumgoers will be able to watch Kelly conduct open rehearsals for the multimedia dance-theater project, which moves the Greek myth of Orpheus, the god of music, to the Great Depression. On September 30 at 7:00, Kelly will stage a ticketed ($15-$18) concert version of the production. Last December, Kelly, whose many risks always lead to myriad rewards, revisited his wonderful Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte, at La MaMa, so we can’t wait to see what he does with Find My Way Home, which will be presented in full October 21-29 at New York Live Arts. Risk + Reward continues October 10 with the social-intervention-based performance “A New Discovery: Queer Immigration in Perspective”; on November 11-12 with Me, Michelle, a new duet about Cleopatra by choreographers Jack Ferver and Michelle Mola in conjunction with Performa 11; and concludes December 8 with “Benjamin Fredrickson, Artist,” a first-ever one-man show by the photographer dealing with his life and work.