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14th Annual Vision Festival Set for June

Marshall Allen

The 14th annual Vision Festival, New York’s premier multi-disciplinary celebration of avant jazz, poetry, dance and art, is scheduled to run Tuesday, June 9th through Monday, June 15th at two of Manhattan’s most vibrant arts spaces: the Abrons Art Center and the Angel Orensanz Foundation. Vision Festival XIV will present more than 50 events, including music and dance performances, poetry readings, film and visual art projections, a site-specific art installation by Jorgo Schäfer and three panel discussions dealing with culturally relevant issues. The final night, June 15, will be a collaboration between Arts for Art and the Angel Orensanz Foundation, featuring the art work of Angel Orensanz, interacting with the sounds and dance of the Vision Festival.

Wednesday, June 10th, the festival will celebrate a lifetime of achievement by the great Philadelphia jazz legend Marshall Allen. A key member of the Sun Ra Arkestra since 1958, Marshall Allen assumed leadership of the Arkestra in 1995, composing, directing and ensuring the vibrancy of the Arkestra’s unique musical legacy.

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