Earth Day event kicks off Artpark’s 2022 season | Night and Day

Artpark’s approaching 2022 season will function 96 acts from 10 nations and four continents doing the job along with North American artists.

The recent routine of much more than 30 concerts is obtainable right here with more to be introduced quickly.

The year will begin with the celebration of Earth Working day (April 22) as part of a what Artpark officials phrase a season-extensive indigenous arts plan capturing the symbiotic marriage with the natural world by means of the indigenous lense.

Among the the other choices this season:

Artpark’s New Songs in the Park series opens on June 26 with the return of Sō Percussion, and executing with them will be Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero, a beatboxer, vocal percussionist and breath artist. Further concerts will contain: bandoneon virtuoso and composer JP Jofre and his Hard Tango Chamber Band new songs wind quintet WindSync and Gamelan tunes from Indonesia performed by Buffalo’s-own Nusantara Arts. New instructions in jazz will be highlighted in a concert by the Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop. The year will also characteristic the category-defying Squonk Opera, now celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Prepared as just one of the highlights of the 2022 period is the return of Ukrainian ethno-chaos band DakhaBrakha. Scheduled for a July 14 efficiency in the New Tunes in the Park sequence, the quartet will existing an authentic stay soundtrack to the legendary and much more pertinent than ever film “Earth” by Alexander Dovzhenko at Artpark Mainstage Theater.

Plasticiens Volants, a 40-12 months previous French establishment practicing avenue theater spectacle with their special inflatable puppetry, returns to Artpark’s grounds following two performances in 2017. On Aug. 20, they’ll existing their new clearly show: “Leonardo, Desires & Nightmares” celebrating Leonardo Da Vinci.

Artpark will proceed its determination to celebrating the region’s Indigenous artists with a collection of workshops, performances and unique functions curated by Indigenous Systems Producer, Michele-Elise Burnett. Applications will incorporate: an on the web celebration of Earth Working day (April 22) an in-man or woman Spring Awakens program at Artpark’s Indigenous American Peace Back garden (May 14 and June 4) the once-a-year Strawberry Moon Festival and the continuation of Indigenous Means of Realizing throughout the Totally free Family Saturdays programming. This yr, Artpark offers The Pink Costume Exhibit: If only they could explain to their stories, a impressive and therapeutic installation that raises recognition to racist crimes concentrating on Indigenous ladies and women.

Now in its 12th yr, Artpark Fairy Dwelling Festival returns on July 9. Special musical guests Mucca Pazza will entertain with a rock & roll marching band, avenue theater extravaganza. Highlights will incorporate aerial and acrobatic feats – Battements de Cirque – by Montréal-based mostly Anouk Vallée-Charest. The Artpark Fairies and roaming musicians will be outfitted by artist and designer Uta Bekaia of Tbilisi, Ga.


Renowned opera producer, conductor and stage director Gil Rose has been engaged for an prolonged residency to investigate the feasibility of new opera programming and growth of an Artpark Opera Strategic Program with a opportunity stay general performance. Artpark’s collaboration with Buffalo’s Torn Room Theater will keep on on a new creation entitled “CrossWalk” on June 17.

“Our packages in carrying out and visible arts are influenced by the natural environment and the heritage of Niagara and guided by Artpark & Company’s dedication to artwork, character, society and our community’s area in the global modern society,” stated Sonia Kozlova Clark, Artpark president. “We have listened to our general public. Many proposed we get the job done to present pleasure, as perfectly as the demanding improvements in our time. We are requested to inspire, to teach and to mirror on the assorted histories of the land we occupy – from the impressive present-day of the Niagara Gorge established by the development of the Falls, to the native cultures inhabiting this land for millenia, to the background of invention stemming from Nikola Tesla and the Innovative Associates.”