This Week in New York 

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Based on the film by Lars Von Trier, Breaking the Waves tells the story of Bess, a religious young woman deeply in love with her husband Jan. Bess’s marital vows are tested when Jan is paralyzed in an off-shore oil rig accident. As this psychological drama about sacrificial love unfolds, Bess’s unrelenting selflessness escalates towards a devastating finale.
Friday, January 6 & Saturday, January 7 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $30-$75
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY

In 13 micro-movements, Sarah Small synthesizes genres from Balkan folk to contemporary chamber, industrial, renaissance, rock, rap, and punk, while interweaving live and recorded electronics, Chinese sheng, strings, winds, and densely packed vocals. The music is complemented by gestural choreography and projections, including the world premiere of Black Sea Hotel’s first music video.
Friday, January 6 & Saturday, January 7 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $30
HERE, 145 6th Avenue, New York, NY

Inspired by actual medical texts from the 17th and 18th century, anatomy theater follows the progression of a convicted murderess from her confession to execution, to denouncement, and finally to dissection, including an anatomy lesson for curious onlookers. It is a moral dissection that seeks to discover how the insides of evildoers are different from those of righteous citizens.
Saturday, January 7 & Sunday, January 8 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $30
BRIC House, 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY

The North/South Chamber Orchestra will perform premieres by Carson Cooman, Victor Kioulaphides, Max Lifchitz, and William Toutant.
Sunday, January 8 at 3:00 PM
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th Street, New York, NY