Le Poisson Rouge Shows Reviewed

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From The Advocate:

Things other than school start in September. The new Greenwich Village club, (Le) Poisson Rouge, is a fine example. Described on its website as a “multimedia art cabaret,” (Le) Poisson Rouge presents a dizzying array of concerts, art exhibitions, films, and dance productions, with the goal of reviving “the symbiotic relationship between art and revelry; to establish a creative asylum for both artists and audiences.” Its mission bears much in common with that of its predecessor, the iconic Village Gate, which from 1958 to 1993 presented top performers ranging from folk and jazz musicians to improv comedy.

I ventured down to (Le) Poisson Rouge just as school was getting under way to see two very different concerts. The first featured record producer, composer, and jazz saxophonist John Zorn, performing with a free jazz ensemble. The second featured the contemporary music group Signal performing two works by American composer Steve Reich.

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