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December 2016: The Arts

Performing Arts.

–The Metropolitan Opera in New York features L’Amour de Loin – Dec 1-29; Salome – Dec 8 – 28; and debuts a new production of Romeo et Juliette Dec 31

–The Monte Carlo Jazz Festival continues through Dec 3

–At the Joyce in New York, the Lucinda Childs Dance Company performs the 76-year old Childs’ most famous work, Dance, with a score by Philip Glass – Dec 6-11

–Swan Lake is at the Paris Opera Bastille – Dec 7-31

–Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre debuts the full triptych of new works about the pain of having a child enter the prison system by choreographer Kyle Abraham, Untitled America – Dec 7

–The Arts Theater in London hosts A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow beginning Dec 8

–George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is being performed nearly nonstop at the NY City Ballet at Lincoln Center through Dec 31

–The Hong Kong Cultural Center also presents The Nutcracker — Dec 16- 25

–The NY Philharmonic celebrates the season on Dec 18 with Holiday Brass, and hosts its traditional New Year’s Eve concert Dec 31

–There will be concerts all month in Paris at La Sainte Chapelle; the Palais Garnier; and the Philharmonie de Paris

Visual Arts.

–The LA Museum of Contemporary Art’s website will feature video feeds from Doug Aitken’s underwater art installment Electric Earth on the ocean floor off Catalina Island, CA – beginning Dec 4

–Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is a must-see that continues at the Met Breur

–Works from the four artists shortlisted for The Turner Prize (given to an artist under the age of 50 working in or born in Great Britain) will be at the Tate Britain until year-end.

–The Hong Kong Winterfest will be at the Hong Kong Museum of Art through the end of December

–The Pompidou Center is featuring an exhibit of the works of Rene Magritte

See other December 2016 events:
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Fitness & Sports
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