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LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL



Performance Venue: 15 Nassau Street
T: (212) 219-9401
www.lmcc.net

November 10 & 11, 7 pm
Please RSVP to www.lmcc.net/rsvp

Pablo Helguera will present the premiere of his operatic performance The Foreign Legion as part of a series of works begun in 2004 as a means to exploit the interstices between art discussion and art making and the place of art in the broader cultural context.

The Foreign Legion is a performance/opera written by the artist, interspersed with self-critical panel discussions analyzing its form and content. The title refers to the historical traditions of mercenary soldiers, and while addressing current political climates, the performance seeks to question the compromising of our beliefs in order to gain, or simply survive.

Co-presented by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Gigantic Art Space for PERFORMA05.

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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is dedicated to rebuilding Downtown??s art and cultural communities and integrating the arts into the public realm, administering grant programs and coordinating the Swing Space program which makes vacant commercial space in downtown New York available to artists, curators, and cultural organizations.