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Wicked King Lion at Times Square

151 W 46th Street, lobby
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 563-6269
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Type: Entertainment & Performances
Event Location: The Tank lobby

Wicked King Lion: a Times Square walking tour and dance performance created by Ben Van Buren with Moira Luna, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jesse Hart and
Emma Hoette.

Wicked King Lion comes at the end of 5 years spent working outside in the Times Square area. It is a look at how the area has changed over the past few decades. We will go out of the theater to meet locals, and we will go into the theater to watch them perform.

Over the past 20 some odd years Times Square has undergone Massive sea changes. This work comes from extensive interviews with people who have spent many years witnessing those changes first hand. Wicked King Lion is an imagining of a different kind of tourism. Namely one that historicizes the ways in which we encounter bodies in the Times Square area.