The Tank NYC

Film @ The Tank Presents: This Is Not a Robbery
March 24, 2009, 20:58
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Watch an interview with producer Andrew Lauren at the Tribeca Film Festival

In 1998, after 86 years of law-abiding life, Red Rountree decided to hold up a bank in Biloxi Mississippi. Before that he had survived the great depression, made a fortune in oil, supported a family and, as he tells it, “never even gotten a ticket for speeding.” In 2003, after a six-year crime spree, three trips to jail and a love affair with a 30 year old prostitute, he died at age 92 with the undisputed title of “World’s Oldest Bank Robber”.
$8 for Students, $10 General

You can catch This is Not a Robbery at the Tank (354 W 45th Street) on April 3rd at 7:30pm.


Pulsewave 3rd Anniversary + Video
March 17, 2009, 21:15
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gwEm & Counter Reset / Trash80 / Nullsleep /Paris Treantafeles / outpt
Mar 28 2009 – 9:00pm
@ The Tank
354 W 45th Street, NYC

After countless concerts and dozens of performers from around the world, come and help us celebrate the third anniversary of Pulsewave, one of the most unique monthly showcases in New York City.

Whatever you call it — lowbit, bitpop, chip music, chiptune, or Game Boy music — Pulsewave has been there month after month kicking out solid lineups, cheap ticket prices, and hosting packed houses. If you haven’t had a chance this year to check it out The Tank’s new home in Times Square, you are in for a treat when three of the chip music community’s most dynamic live acts demonstrate how it’s done, at exhaustive levels of excellence.

And don’t miss the stupendous return of the Pulsewave Open Mic! Just bring your 1/8th output-able device and 3 minutess of your most killer material, and step up before the show begins, to show off your works in progress, and to demonstrate fully your unheralded genius!

Chelsea Whitaker produced a video about the Tank and the Pulsewave series:

Pulsewave from The Tank on Vimeo.

Dance @ The Tank: Video – Love Edition
March 11, 2009, 12:10
Filed under: dance, video | Tags: , , , (Performance ART Interactive Engagement Series) is a monthly series that focuses on Performance Art which blurs the lines between party and performance, artist and audience, art and fun. With personal boundaries being a thing of the past, can be solo or multi-artists evenings, performances, or installations. is curated by Jeso O’Neill. from The Tank on Vimeo.

Produced by Chelsea Whitaker and the Tank.

Dance @ The Tank Announces Spring 2009 New Works Series
March 5, 2009, 08:00
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NEW WORKS presents emerging choreographers in a solo or split evening format. New Works provides an opportunity for emerging choreographers to showcase evening length work, and other work that is less suited for group programs. New Works is curated by Tatyana Tenenbaum and Jeso O’Neill.

Movementpants photo by Olek

Spring Schedule:
Meredith Glisson – March 13th and 14th, 7:30pm – $10
Movementpants – April 23 and 24, 9:30pm – $10
Emily Pope-Blackman – April 27, 9:30pm – Price TBA
Talya Epstein/James McGinn – May 7 and 8, 7:30pm – $10
Cakeface – May 8 and 9 @ 9:30pm – Price TBA
Sawtooth – May 15 and 16, 7:30pm – $12 gen/ $10 students

Meredith Glisson – March 13th and 14th, 7:30pm – $10
Settler, the first of two pieces, relates to the hisory of the gypsy: its Indian and Egyptian orgins Western society’s cultural conclusions, and personal experiences of migration. La Plus Que Vive is a duet. Black and white. The loss of the rejected self hopes to find place, to regain the single awareness that there is a retry again. “…si, mais dessous les larmes il y a un rire, comme dessous la neige blanche il y a les roses rouges…”

Movementpants – April 23 and 24, 9:30pm – $15
Adrian Jevicki’s latest work deals with tough topics including mental disability and neurodiversity through humor, satire and movement. For this piece, Jevicki’s draws from his own experience growing up with autistic siblings.

Talya Epstein/James McGinn – May 7 and 8, 7:30pm – $10
Estrellita is like a National Geographic show where you’re watching a bug or small animal as its being stalked, attacked, and slowly eaten by a predator… except everything is made of Botticini Fiorito marble and you can taste the sweat in the back of your throat. In Untitled, the performers proceed to engage in aggressive task related force games with the audience. Through different levels of individual and collection participation the audience determines the pace of these activities, thus heightening the performers’ dependency on the audience.

Cakeface -May 8 and 9, 9:30pm – Price TBA
Inspired by grating encounters with “preachy vegans,” vice. (with mary kate) probes that which makes us feel “badass.” The work delves into the behaviors we adopt despite knowledge of their negative implications, including but not limited to ruthless carnivorous indulgences. Text and music mingle throughout as well as vocal samplings from a motivational badass, Popeye’s meat hoarding scam artist pal: Wimpy The Moocher.

SAWTOOTH – May 15 and 16, 7:30pm – $12 gen/$10 students
SAWTOOTH dancers are interested in dark humor, unexpected/unwelcome surprises, entitlement, indulgence, and exploring pleasures that range from kitschy to morbid. From self-launch to self-surrender, SAWTOOTH is interested in endless expansion and total collapse. This work is made possible in part by a Harkness Space Grant from the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center.

Dance @ The Tank: The Raw and The Cooked Clip
March 3, 2009, 08:00
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The Raw and the Cooked is a forum for interdisciplinary improvisation including music, dance, video and visual art. The Raw and the Cooked is curated by Tatyana Tenenbaum. Archives can be viewed at:

The next edition of The Raw and the Cooked will be April 15th, 2009.

Clip 2 from The Raw and the Cooked 2/11/09 from Tatyana Tenenbaum on Vimeo.

The Tank Announces The Great Anti-Depression: A Speak-Easy in Support of the Tank
March 2, 2009, 20:42
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APRIL 7TH, 2009 7PM – 10PM
We’re going to party like it’s 1929.

Join a swinging evening of performance & parley, as you raise a free-flowing drink to drown your recession blues, and venture into The Tank’s new midtown home. Burlesque, music, film & good company will let you to live-easy at our speak-easy, and it’s all in the name of a cause: helping the non-profit presenter The Tank continue to support emerging artists.

The Tank, like many non-profits, has been hit in this economy; recently, we were told we wouldn’t receive a $9,000 grant we expected because all grants have been frozen by state budget cuts. But we won’t give up! Our goal for April 9th is to raise that $9,000 and you’ll help provide the anti-Depression love …as you lift your own spirits & a few pints as well.

Ticket prices:
Boot-Legger – $50
Flapper – $100 (includes listing online & on site)
Tycoon – $250 (makes you an event Co-Host, 2 tix)
Robber Baron – $1,000 (makes you an event Lead Host, 4 tix)
Daddy Warbucks – $9000 (makes you the official Event Sponsor, 10 tix)

…and because we know how it is in this economy:
Starving Artist – $25

Tickets are available here:

Or, help us save on ticket fees! Send your check, along with a note requesting your number of desired tickets to:

The Tank
ATTN: The Great Anti-Depression
354 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

Public Affairs @ The Tank: Creating Big Change Moments
March 2, 2009, 20:04
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A discussion of the next Progressive Revolution with Gara LaMarche, President and CEO of Atlantic Philanthropies; Eli Pariser, Executive Director of; Mike Lux, President of Progressive Strategies, L.L.C. Moderated by Laura Flanders of GRITtv, Air America and Radio Nation.

Creating Big Change Moments @ Yahoo! Video