Roulette, the new 7,000 square foot performance and art space and 509 Atlantic Avenue (the old YWCA space at 3rd Ave) is just about ready to open to the public.
The newly renovated space will offer two levels of seating for up to 400 people (600 standing), a multi-channel sound system, a massive projection screen for multi-media and film events, state-of-the-art lighting, a modular stage and a specially designed floor to accommodate dance and other innovative performances that Roulette is known for.
[Jim] Staley and his crew are currently putting the final touches in place, but in September the season will kick off with a four-night grand opening celebration featuring performances by Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Kaiia Saariaho, Margaret Leng Tan, Marc Ribot’s Film Noir, and many more. [Brooklyn Downtown Star]
ROULETTE GRAND OPENING PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (Sep 15-18, 2011)
09/15 – Kaija Saariaho / Margaret Leng Tan / Henry Threadgill & Zooid / Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier
09/16 – ETHEL/ Marc Ribot: Film Noir Project / Shelley Hirsch w/ Fred Frith
09/17 – Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed and John Zorn
09/18 – COSA BRAVA featuring Fred Frith, Carla Kihlstedt, Zeena Parkins, Matthias Bossi and the Norman Conquest
View the full Roulette performance schedule over here. View a teaser video for the new Roulette performance space after the jump.