Perform in the Park 2021

Congratulations to our inaugural group of Perform in the Park artists and entertainers for our 2021 season! Accepted through our open call submissions process, these performers brought a variety of entertainment styles to the stages and spaces of Little Island, capturing the immersive energy of New York and bringing that spirit to life.

A man sitting at a colorful piano playing music while a woman tap dances and another man plays an upright bass behind her
Michaela Marino Lerman dancing in The Playground
A man in a black suit playing the violin with the New York City skyline in the background
XinOu Wei performing on the Southwest Overlook
A little boy tossing water balloons at two people dressed all in red, with an audience in the background
Acrobuffos entertaining in The Amph
Man in a black suit playing the trumpet
Eganam Segbefia performing in The Glade
A woman in a colorful traditional Mexican dress and a man in a traditional Mexican black suit with yellow bow tie and belt, dancing with a mariachi band playing music in the background
Mariachi Real de Mexico performing free music in The Amph

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Abraham Sparrow — Clown, Juggler, and Magician

Acrobuffos — Physical Comedy

The Afro-Latineers — Afro-Latin Jazz Music

Anbessa Orchestra — Music

Anil Salem — Singer-Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist

Anthony Carrera — World Music, Multi-Instrumentalist

Anthony Rodriguez/The House of Xtravaganza — Performance Art/Dance

Avoir Motion Dance Project — Dance 

Baby Chemist — Americana Retro Band

Baby Soda Jazz Band — Small Ensemble Traditional Jazz Music

Bill Bowers Mime — Mime and Physical Theater

Bossa Tap Trio — Tap Dance and Brazilian Live Music 

Braata Folk Singers — Caribbean Folk Singing

Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) — Mime and Physical Theater

Cassandra — Music

Country City — Folk/Country/Rock/Bluegrass Music

Cristian Allexia & Urbanova — World /Latin/Folk Music

Eganam Segbefia — Solo Trumpet, Classical/Jazz/Pop Music

Erik Robert Jacobson — Classical Music

Eyeglasses — Electric Cello Music

Fiddler and The Crossroads — Cajun/Punk Music

FJK Dance — Contemporary/Ballet

Glenn Roth — Solo Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar

Griots in Concert — Storytelling and Music/Folk Arts

Hasta La Zeta — Cumbia Music

Haus of Us — Vogue Dance

Hit The Lights! Theater Co. — Devised Theater/Shadow Puppetry 

House of Waters — World Jazz Music

Ishita Jain — Live Drawing

It’s Showtime NYC! — Street Dance 

Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project — Ballet 

Joel Jeske — Vaudevillian Comedy Performer

John The Martyr — Soul/Funk/R&B Music

Joya Bravo — Violinist/Vocalist

Julian Austin — Singing Artist and Entertainer

Kate Douglas — Audio Promenade Piece 

Kinesis Project Dance Theater — Large Scale Outdoor Dance

Kiran Ahluwalia — Indian Contemporary/Western Blues/Rock/R&B/Jazz Music

Koku Gonza — Singer/Guitarist/Pianist

The Lobbyists — Music, Theater

Marcus Paul James — Singer-Songwriter, Soul Music

Mariachi Real De Mexico — Traditional Mariachi Music/Latin Music

Mark Gindick — Clown/Physical Comedy

Michela Marino Lerman - Love Movement — Tap Dance and Music

Missing Element — Beatbox and Street Dancing

Mondays in the Club with Lance — Cabaret/Performance Art

Mozaik Dance — Popping, House/Contemporary/Hip-Hop Dance

Music From The Sole – Leonardo Sandoval & Gregory Richardson — Tap Dance and Music

The Opera Collective — Opera Music

Paradise Drummers — Africans Drum Music and Dance

Parallel Exit — Circus

Philippe Lemm Trio — Jazz Music

Priya Darshini — Indian Classical Music

Randy Mason — Hip-Hop/Rap Music

Roots To Shoots — Jazz/Funk/Beat/Klezmer/Rock/Dance Music

Rovaco Dance Company — Dance

Sameena Mitta/MeenMoves — Interactive Dance Theater

Sara Ontaneda — Alternative Pop Music

Saw Lady — Musical Saw Player

ShadowDance — Shadowplay Dance

Soul In The Horn — DJ/Live Music 

STEFA* — Classical Minimalism, Punk/Experimental Pop Music

Stephanie Chou — Music 

StreetMule — Solo Percussion and Didgeridoo Music

Sugar Vendil — Music

Suki Rae — Flutist, Singer-Songwriter 

The Tale of Chef Kale — Performance Art, Song/Dance/Theater/Food Art

Underground Horns — Music 

Viva Vallenato! Cumbia Band — Vallenato and Cumbia Music 

XinOu Wei — Solo Violinist 

Zydeco Revelators — Zydeco and Cajun Music

All photos by Liz Ligon, except the photo of Ishita Jain by Lia Chang.