September 16, 2020, 8:27.05 am ET  

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New York cultural institution La MaMa and CultureHub will team up to create Downtown Variety, an online live performance series that features short acts of dance, music, theater, new media, comedy, A/V performance, and more. The show, which will launch the landmark theater’s now season, will debut on Friday, September 18 and be available to view on La MaMa’s Facebook page,, It will be immediately followed by La MaMa's first-ever Virtual Season Launch Party!

Responding to national protests and social isolation, Downtown Variety brings La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance. The episode  will feature Belarus Free Theatre, Annie-B Parson and Stacy Dawson Stearns of Big Dance Theater, DJ Spooky, Tareke Ortiz, and Nuum Collective, with video art by Kameron Neal with Shayok Misha Chowdhury.

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