Upcoming Dance & Music Events at Getty

The Assyrian, Not Syrian! Concert. Courtesy of the Getty Museum

The Assyrian, Not Syrian! Concert

Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 3 pm

The Getty Villa

Tickets are $20

Discover the history and contemporary life of Assyrian immigrants through live music, storytelling, and dance that blends the ancient and the modern. This interdisciplinary folk concert includes vocals, qanounduduk, clarinet, bass, percussion, and piano with songs performed in Assyrian. Presented by Gilgamesh Art & Culture Foundation, an Orange County-based organization dedicated to empowering and representing the richness of Assyrian and Iranian heritage. This event complements the exhibition Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq.

Still from hbny (pronounced eh-boh-nee) by Chris Emile. Photo: Ciarra K. Walters

Poussin Projected: A Screening of Contemporary Dance Films

Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 3 pm

The Getty Center, at Harold M. Williams Auditorium


See three newly commissioned dance films by leading LA-based choreographers Chris Emile, Ana María Alvarez, and Micaela Taylor. Their dynamic works complement the Getty Center exhibition Poussin and the Dance and respond to the French artist’s intricate depictions of dramatic scenes, richly colored textiles, enigmatic landscapes, and powerful bodies in motion that radiate celebration or despair. The screening is followed by a discussion and Q&A with choreographers Chris Emile and Ana María Alvarez, delving into their processes and inspiration. After the screening and talk, join a celebratory reception with light bites and drinks. Poussin and the Dance is on view in the Museum’s Exhibitions Pavilion, Upper Level. Watch the dance films online here.

Credit: The Getty.

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