Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 2016/17 Season

October 29, 2016 – May 6, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

announces its 2016-17 season

Featured performances include Argentinian tango company Estampas Porteñas,

Emmy nominee Tony Danza, Grammy winner Patti Austin, the much-anticipated return of

the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, and more!

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces its 2016-17 season of music, dance, theater, and family programming, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. Hailing from Argentina, Haiti, Jamaica, China, Cuba, and across the United States, the award-winning artists include both Brooklyn Center premieres and returning favorites. Most performances will be held in Walt Whitman Theatre on the campus of Brooklyn College; select performances will take place at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn.

“We are excited to continue to reflect our borough’s ever-changing diversity through our upcoming 2016-17 season,” says Jon Yanofsky, the Director of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. “From Afro-Cuban jazz and The Great American Songbook to Argentine tango and step dancing, the 62nd season at Brooklyn Center brings artists from all over the country and the world to Brooklyn for another year of incredible music, breathtaking international dance, and innovative family performances.”

Tickets for Brooklyn Center’s 2016-17 season are currently on sale and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2016-17 season includes:

Black Violin Buenos Aires Tango: Stories of Longing and Desire Tony Danza: Standards & Stories Dance Theatre in Westchester’s The Colonial Nutcracker Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Rooster Treehouse Shakers’ Coyote’s Dance Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio Emeline Michel National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica Step Afrika! Patti Austin: Happy 100th, Ella! Dallas Children’s Theatre’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale Tenth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration The Golden Dragon Acrobats Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet

Organized by

Michelle Tabnick Communications