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APAP Announces Programming Highlights for

61st Annual Global Performing Arts Gathering

January 12-16 in New York

 

APAP|NYC 2018 conference will feature Oskar Eustis, Jason Moran, Bassem Youssef, 

and other arts and culture leaders of our generation

 The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) today announced important programming highlights for APAP|NYC 2018, the world’s leading global performing arts gathering, marketplace and membership conference, taking place from January 12-16. On January 11-12, APAP|NYC 2018 will hold its pre-conference, with many professional development sessions open to the public, including a critical discussion on event preparedness and a first-time forum focusing on circus arts. In its 61st year, this annual industry gathering will host more than 3,600 performing arts professionals as they experience more than 1,000 performance showcases, with a robust 370-booth EXPO Hall and thought-provoking plenary and professional development sessions.

Programming highlights for this year’s conference demonstrate APAP’s commitment to embracing the performing arts industry’s role in engaging in the constant and dynamic societal transformation of which we artist and arts makers are all a part. This year’s conference theme, trans.ACT, focuses on the multiplicity and the fluidity of the word “trans” and all its iterations—transformation, transcendence, transdisciplinary, transition, and the importance of transgender artists in our field and communities and by the word “ACT” and its various iterations—action, activism, activate, actualize.

APAP|NYC 2018 offers more than 50 professional development sessions focused on eight subject-matter tracks in addition to daily plenary sessions bolstered by artrepreneurs, artists, activists and innovators who are shaping the future in powerful ways. These tracks explore a range of current topics facing both the artist and industry both in the U.S. and abroad: arts and activism; engaging new audiences and communities; presenting international artists; ways to achieve greater inclusion, diversity and equity across the field; artrepreneurial strategies and best practices, innovation in the arts and the art of curation and programming. APAP|NYC’s daily plenary sessions, as well as the awards luncheon, will also be streamed Facebook Live.

“APAP|NYC 2018 will be the first conference under APAP’s new name, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals,” notes Mario Garcia Durham, President and CEO of APAP. “While for many years the organization and our flagship event have been growing more inclusive and forward-looking, with the name change, APAP is embracing more than ever our role in the evolution of the performing arts industry and the broad definition of the professionals within it.”

APAP|NYC 2018 will bring together the artistry, industry and community of the performing arts to enhance the creativity, knowledge and experience of artists, agents, managers and presenters, and affirm the transformative power of the performing arts. Below is a partial list of featured speakers and artists at APAP|NYC 2018.

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theatre, will join a panel of speakers at the opening plenary of the conference on Friday, January 12. Known for pushing the cultural needle and as a powerful vortex for incubating new works, The Public Theater has continued to embrace the complexities of contemporary society while nurturing both artists and audiences, as it continues Joseph Papp’s legacy of creating a place of inclusion and a forum for ideas. Under Mr. Eustis’ visionary leadership, the institution serves as a breeding ground for younger, smaller theater companies as well as emerging artists who have lent important voices in exploring the transformative power of the arts.

Bassem Youssef, a former heart surgeon turned political satirist and comedian, famously known as the “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” will share his wisdom and wit at the closing plenary of the conference, taking place on Monday, January 16.  Earlier this year, Mr. Youssef’s book, “Revolution for Dummies: Laughing through the Arab Spring” was released and his story is the subject of a new, captivating documentary called “Tickling Giants.”

Featured Speakers and Artists

Plenary sessions feature artists and industry leaders from arts, culture and other sectors including:

Kyle Abraham, choreographer, dancer and founder, Abraham.In.Motion

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole, hula vocalist

Ahmed “Knowmadic” Ali, poet and artistic director, Breath in Poetry Collective

Christina Tsoules Soriano, associate professor and director of the dance program, Wake Forest University and

APAP Announces Programming Highlights for

61st Annual Global Performing Arts Gathering

January 12-16 in New York

APAP|NYC 2018 conference will feature Oskar Eustis, Jason Moran, Bassem Youssef,

and other arts and culture leaders of our generatiThe Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) today announced important programming highlights for APAP|NYC 2018, the world’s leading global performing arts gathering, marketplace and membership conference, taking place from January 12-16.

On January 11-12, APAP|NYC 2018 will hold its pre-conference, with many professional development sessions open to the public, including a critical discussion on event preparedness and a first-time forum focusing on circus arts. In its 61st year, this annual industry gathering will host more than 3,600 performing arts professionals as they experience more than 1,000 performance showcases, with a robust 370-booth EXPO Hall and thought-provoking plenary and professional development sessions.

Programming highlights for this year’s conference demonstrate APAP’s commitment to embracing the performing arts industry’s role in engaging in the constant and dynamic societal transformation of which we artist and arts makers are all a part. This year’s conference theme, trans.ACT, focuses on the multiplicity and the fluidity of the word “trans” and all its iterations—transformation, transcendence, transdisciplinary, transition, and the importance of transgender artists in our field and communities and by the word “ACT” and its various iterations—action, activism, activate, actualize.

APAP|NYC 2018 offers more than 50 professional development sessions focused on eight subject-matter tracks in addition to daily plenary sessions bolstered by artrepreneurs, artists, activists and innovators who are shaping the future in powerful ways. These tracks explore a range of current topics facing both the artist and industry both in the U.S. and abroad: arts and activism; engaging new audiences and communities; presenting international artists; ways to achieve greater inclusion, diversity and equity across the field; artrepreneurial strategies and best practices, innovation in the arts and the art of curation and programming. APAP|NYC’s daily plenary sessions, as well as the awards luncheon, will also be streamed Facebook Live.

“APAP|NYC 2018 will be the first conference under APAP’s new name, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals,” notes Mario Garcia Durham, President and CEO of APAP. “While for many years the organization and our flagship event have been growing more inclusive and forward-looking, with the name change, APAP is embracing more than ever our role in the evolution of the performing arts industry and the broad definition of the professionals within it.”

APAP|NYC 2018 will bring together the artistry, industry and community of the performing arts to enhance the creativity, knowledge and experience of artists, agents, managers and presenters, and affirm the transformative power of the performing arts. Below is a partial list of featured speakers and artists at APAP|NYC 2018.

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theatre, will join a panel of speakers at the opening plenary of the conference on Friday, January 12. Known for pushing the cultural needle and as a powerful vortex for incubating new works, The Public Theater has continued to embrace the complexities of contemporary society while nurturing both artists and audiences, as it continues Joseph Papp’s legacy of creating a place of inclusion and a forum for ideas. Under Mr. Eustis’ visionary leadership, the institution serves as a breeding ground for younger, smaller theater companies as well as emerging artists who have lent important voices in exploring the transformative power of the arts.

Bassem Youssef, a former heart surgeon turned political satirist and comedian, famously known as the “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” will share his wisdom and wit at the closing plenary of the conference, taking place on Monday, January 16.  Earlier this year, Mr. Youssef’s book, “Revolution for Dummies: Laughing through the Arab Spring” was released and his story is the subject of a new, captivating documentary called “Tickling Giants.”

Featured Speakers and Artists

Plenary sessions feature artists and industry leaders from arts, culture and other sectors including:

Kyle Abraham, choreographer, dancer and founder, Abraham.In.Motion

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole, hula vocalist

Ahmed “Knowmadic” Ali, poet and artistic director, Breath in Poetry Collective

Christina Tsoules Soriano, associate professor and director of the dance program, Wake Forest University and

APAP Announces Programming Highlights for

61st Annual Global Performing Arts Gathering

January 12-16 in New York

APAP|NYC 2018 conference will feature Oskar Eustis, Jason Moran, Bassem Youssef,

and other arts and culture leaders of our generation

October 18, 2017 – The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) today announced important programming highlights for APAP|NYC 2018, the world’s leading global performing arts gathering, marketplace and membership conference, taking place from January 12-16. On January 11-12, APAP|NYC 2018 will hold its pre-conference, with many professional development sessions open to the public, including a critical discussion on event preparedness and a first-time forum focusing on circus arts. In its 61st year, this annual industry gathering will host more than 3,600 performing arts professionals as they experience more than 1,000 performance showcases, with a robust 370-booth EXPO Hall and thought-provoking plenary and professional development sessions.

Programming highlights for this year’s conference demonstrate APAP’s commitment to embracing the performing arts industry’s role in engaging in the constant and dynamic societal transformation of which we artist and arts makers are all a part. This year’s conference theme, trans.ACT, focuses on the multiplicity and the fluidity of the word “trans” and all its iterations—transformation, transcendence, transdisciplinary, transition, and the importance of transgender artists in our field and communities and by the word “ACT” and its various iterations—action, activism, activate, actualize.

APAP|NYC 2018 offers more than 50 professional development sessions focused on eight subject-matter tracks in addition to daily plenary sessions bolstered by artrepreneurs, artists, activists and innovators who are shaping the future in powerful ways. These tracks explore a range of current topics facing both the artist and industry both in the U.S. and abroad: arts and activism; engaging new audiences and communities; presenting international artists; ways to achieve greater inclusion, diversity and equity across the field; artrepreneurial strategies and best practices, innovation in the arts and the art of curation and programming. APAP|NYC’s daily plenary sessions, as well as the awards luncheon, will also be streamed Facebook Live.

“APAP|NYC 2018 will be the first conference under APAP’s new name, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals,” notes Mario Garcia Durham, President and CEO of APAP. “While for many years the organization and our flagship event have been growing more inclusive and forward-looking, with the name change, APAP is embracing more than ever our role in the evolution of the performing arts industry and the broad definition of the professionals within it.”

APAP|NYC 2018 will bring together the artistry, industry and community of the performing arts to enhance the creativity, knowledge and experience of artists, agents, managers and presenters, and affirm the transformative power of the performing arts. Below is a partial list of featured speakers and artists at APAP|NYC 2018.

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theatre, will join a panel of speakers at the opening plenary of the conference on Friday, January 12. Known for pushing the cultural needle and as a powerful vortex for incubating new works, The Public Theater has continued to embrace the complexities of contemporary society while nurturing both artists and audiences, as it continues Joseph Papp’s legacy of creating a place of inclusion and a forum for ideas. Under Mr. Eustis’ visionary leadership, the institution serves as a breeding ground for younger, smaller theater companies as well as emerging artists who have lent important voices in exploring the transformative power of the arts.

Bassem Youssef, a former heart surgeon turned political satirist and comedian, famously known as the “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” will share his wisdom and wit at the closing plenary of the conference, taking place on Monday, January 16.  Earlier this year, Mr. Youssef’s book, “Revolution for Dummies: Laughing through the Arab Spring” was released and his story is the subject of a new, captivating documentary called “Tickling Giants.”

Featured Speakers and Artists

Plenary sessions feature artists and industry leaders from arts, culture and other sectors including:

Kyle Abraham, choreographer, dancer and founder, Abraham.In.Motion

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole, hula vocalist

Ahmed “Knowmadic” Ali, poet and artistic director, Breath in Poetry Collective

Christina Tsoules Soriano, associate professor and director of the dance program, Wake Forest University and Christina Hugenschmidt, assistant professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine, Wake Forest University

Jason Moran, jazz pianist, composer and educator

See more about the conference at APAPNYC.org, @APAP365, #APAPNYC and facebook.com/APAPNYC. APAP membership information can be found at APAP365.org. APAP|NYC is also founding partner of JanArtsNYC, the most comprehensive annual celebration of the performing arts around the globe and annual convergence of 11 major performing arts industry forums and public festivals. 2018 event dates and descriptions of all 11 partnering events available at JanArtsNYC.org.

About APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals

APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, based in Washington, D.C., is the national service, advocacy and membership organization dedicated to developing and supporting a robust, performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it. Our 1,600 national and international members represent leading performing arts centers, municipal and university performance facilities, nonprofit performing arts centers, culturally specific organizations, foreign governments, as well as artist agencies, managers, touring companies, and national consulting practices that serve the field, and a growing roster of self-presenting artists. As a leader in the field, APAP works to effect change through advocacy, professional development, resource sharing and civic engagement. APAP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and led by President & CEO Mario Garcia Durham. In addition to presenting the annual APAP|NYC conference – the world’s leading forum and marketplace for the performing arts (Jan. 12-16, 2018) – APAP continues to be the industry’s leading resource, knowledge and networking destination for the advancement of performing arts presenting.

Christina Hugenschmidt, assistant professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine, Wake Forest University

Jason Moran, jazz pianist, composer and educator

See more about the conference at APAPNYC.org, @APAP365, #APAPNYC and facebook.com/APAPNYC. APAP membership information can be found at APAP365.org. APAP|NYC is also founding partner of JanArtsNYC, the most comprehensive annual celebration of the performing arts around the globe and annual convergence of 11 major performing arts industry forums and public festivals. 2018 event dates and descriptions of all 11 partnering events available at JanArtsNYC.org.

About APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals

APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, based in Washington, D.C., is the national service, advocacy and membership organization dedicated to developing and supporting a robust, performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it. Our 1,600 national and international members represent leading performing arts centers, municipal and university performance facilities, nonprofit performing arts centers, culturally specific organizations, foreign governments, as well as artist agencies, managers, touring companies, and national consulting practices that serve the field, and a growing roster of self-presenting artists. As a leader in the field, APAP works to effect change through advocacy, professional development, resource sharing and civic engagement. APAP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and led by President & CEO Mario Garcia Durham. In addition to presenting the annual APAP|NYC conference – the world’s leading forum and marketplace for the performing arts (Jan. 12-16, 2018) – APAP continues to be the industry’s leading resource, knowledge and networking destination for the advancement of performing arts presenting.

Christina Hugenschmidt, assistant professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine, Wake Forest University

Jason Moran, jazz pianist, composer and educator

See more about the conference at APAPNYC.org, @APAP365, #APAPNYC and facebook.com/APAPNYC. APAP membership information can be found at APAP365.org. APAP|NYC is also founding partner of JanArtsNYC, the most comprehensive annual celebration of the performing arts around the globe and annual convergence of 11 major performing arts industry forums and public festivals. 2018 event dates and descriptions of all 11 partnering events available at JanArtsNYC.org.

About APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals

APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, based in Washington, D.C., is the national service, advocacy and membership organization dedicated to developing and supporting a robust, performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it. Our 1,600 national and international members represent leading performing arts centers, municipal and university performance facilities, nonprofit performing arts centers, culturally specific organizations, foreign governments, as well as artist agencies, managers, touring companies, and national consulting practices that serve the field, and a growing roster of self-presenting artists. As a leader in the field, APAP works to effect change through advocacy, professional development, resource sharing and civic engagement. APAP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and led by President & CEO Mario Garcia Durham. In addition to presenting the annual APAP|NYC conference – the world’s leading forum and marketplace for the performing arts (Jan. 12-16, 2018) – APAP continues to be the industry’s leading resource, knowledge and networking destination for the advancement of performing arts presenting.

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October 18, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Opportunity- Diversity. Film/TV – Disney Directing Fellowships

Directing

The 2018-20 Disney ABC Directing Program application is live. Submissions will be accepted October 16 – November 10, 2017. The application link is available in our HOW TO APPLY section below.

Launched in 2001 the Disney | ABC Directing Program is one of the longest-running programs of its kind in the television industry. The two-season program has launched the episodic careers of several directors including Seith Mann (The Walking Dead, Elementary), Zetna Fuentes (Grey’s Anatomy, Jane the Virgin), Nzingha Stewart (The Fosters, Pretty Little Liars), Jaffar Mahmood (The Real O’Neals, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Jude Weng (Crazy, Ex-Girlfriend, Fresh Off The Boat).

In addition to possessing the right skillset to direct television, it is imperative to develop strong and lasting relationships with industry decision makers. Participating directors have secured a number of directing assignments on series such as ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal; Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars and The Fosters; and Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover.

With the support of nearly 30 DATG live-action series, the directing program has attracted an array of professionals with varying backgrounds including Assistant Directors, grips, music video directors, commercial directors, actors such as Regina King (Amercian Crime) and Kimberly McCullough (General Hospital), as well as award-winning feature director Ryan Coogler (Creed).

“The Disney | ABC Directing Program has taught me what I didn’t know about the ‘business’ of television directing. It has exposed me to an impressive, inspiring group of industry professionals and provided opportunities to promote myself, as a director, in television executive offices as well as on set.”

– Rob Greenlea (2012-14)

Episodic Director, credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Madam Secretary, Stitchers

ABOUT THE DIRECTING PROGRAM

The two-year professional directing program, which spans two television seasons based upon ABC’s production calendar, recruits experienced directors on the cusp of making the transition into episodic directing. The primary goal of this program is to afford Program Directors access to develop relationships with DATG executives and productions. Those selected to participate in the program become part of the Disney | ABC Directing Program directing talent pool. DATG executives, executive producers and/or producing episodic directors select individuals to shadow on an episode or episodes of produced television. Shadowing assignments are not guaranteed; however, if an assignment is secured, the program director will shadow production and shooting. Observing post-production is solely at the discretion of producers. Drama assignments typically run three or more weeks, and comedy assignments usually run one to two weeks. Directors on shadowing assignments will receive a paid stipend in the amount of $950.00 per week when actively shadowing on any aspect of a production. The duration of an individual’s participation is at the discretion of DATG executives, executive producers and/or episodic directors.

REQUIREMENTS

The application requirements and submission process for the Disney | ABC Directing Program may vary each submission period. During the submission period, please refer to the posted application for definitive guidelines.

Applicants must be able to legally work in the United States and be at least 21 years of age. Material must be directed by a single director. Material directed by directing teams will not be accepted. Previous professional experience working in television production is strongly preferred, but not required. Past participants who entered the program with television production experience (e.g. acting, assistant directing, etc.) have found that knowledge beneficial in connecting with executives, producers, and production teams. Those applying must submit a completed application and the following.

1) A single project directed solely by the applicant within the last three (3) calendar years. Material directed by directing teams will not be accepted.

2) Résumé A detailed summary of employment history for the past ten (10) years. Applicants can list projects officially selected at major film festivals but please exclude the following: independent feature projects that were not distributed by a major production studio; and/or television projects that have not been broadcast on network, cable or streaming service.

3) Essay (Limited to one paragraph): Please refer to the detailed application instructions made available during the open submission period for the essay question. The application essay question may vary each submission period.

4) Letters of recommendation (These letters are encouraged but not required).

a Two letters maximum, signed and dated, from film and television professionals who have viewed and can comment on the applicant’s strengths as a director. This would include network, studio and production executives, writers/producers, episodic and feature directors and educators (e.g., professors) who have film or television experience and/or produced credits. Letters from representatives (e.g., agents, managers or attorneys) will not be accepted. Letters must be on either corporate or personal letterhead with a name, contact information, and dated in the current calendar year. It is recommended that those signing recommendation letters include either a title or a brief introduction indicating their position or affiliation.

b Recommendation letters must be included with your application.

Please read the FAQs for additional information and details.

WHEN TO APPLY
The submission period opens in October of odd calendar years. Specific dates vary from year to year. Follow us on Facebook to receive updates and alerts about the submission period.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit this website during the submission period to obtain the application and instructions. The application is only available during the open submission period. Applications will not be accepted prior to the submission period opening date and submissions MUST be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on the designated deadline date.

ACCEPTABLE MATERIAL
We prefer that applicants submit a single body of work featuring a linear storyline with a clear beginning, middle and end. Material should tonally translate to the type of programming broadcast on DATG. Qualifying bodies of work include, but are not limited to: television pilots; episodic series; feature films; and short films. Compilation clip reels are accepted, but not recommended. Rough cuts, directing reels, commercial reels, music videos, animation and/or stage productions will not be accepted. All submissions must be final, sweetened cuts. The extensive criteria for judging material includes: execution of storytelling; originality; shot selections; talent performances; and overall production value.

NOTIFICATION PERIODS
Due to the volume of submissions received, those not accepted will not be notified. Please check our Facebook page for announcements regarding individuals selected to join the directing talent pool. Typically directors are selected no later than the end of June; however selection timelines may vary year to year.

October 17, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ART! Nostalgia! NYC History! #MOMA! Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983, starts 10/31/17 ends 4/1/18. *nyc

The Museum of Modern Art Celebrates Club 57, the Fabled Post-Punk Club Located in New York’s East Village, with a Major Exhibition and Film Series

The Museum of Modern Art announces Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983, a major exhibition examining the scene-changing, interdisciplinary life of downtown New York’s seminal alternative space, on view from October 31, 2017, through April 1, 2018, in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater Galleries. The East Village of the 1970s and 1980s continues to thrive in the public’s imagination around the world. During the pioneering years of the neighborhood’s evolution as a center of social life and creativity, Club 57 was a core institution. This exhibition will explore that legacy in full for the first time. Club 57 is organized by Ron Magliozzi, Curator and Sophie Cavoulacos, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, with guest curator Ann Magnuson.

The exhibition taps into the legacy of Club 57’s founding curatorial staff—film programmers Susan Hannaford and Tom Scully, exhibition organizer Keith Haring, and performance curator Ann Magnuson—to examine how the convergence of film, video, performance, art, and curatorship in the club environment of New York in the 1970s and 1980s became a model for a new spirit of interdisciplinary endeavor. Responding to the broad range of programming at Club 57, the exhibition presents their accomplishments across a range of disciplines—from film, video, performance, and theater to photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, zines, fashion design, and curating. Building on extensive research and oral history, the exhibition features many works that have not been exhibited publicly since the 1980s and memorializes a generation of artists decimated by the AIDS epidemic.

October 16, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Bessies 2017!

Congratulations to the 2017 Bessie Award Recipients

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, announced the complete list of the 2017 award recipients at the 33rd annual Bessie Awards ceremony last Monday evening at NYU Skirball for the Performing Arts. Dance/NYC congratulates all of the recipients and nominees. For more, visit Dance.NYC.

Choreographer and dance legend Dianne McIntyre presented Jawole Willa Jo Zollar with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Choreographer and scholar Thomas DeFrantz presented writer Eva Yaa Asantewaa with the 2017 award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. Hosted by dancers Shernita Anderson and James Whiteside, the evening included performances by choreographer/dancer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, the Trisha Brown Dance Company, and a musical tribute to Baba Chuck Davis by Abdel Salaam and Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. Photos by AK47 Division.

RECIPIENTS OF THE 2017 NY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE AWARDS

THE BESSIES ANNOUNCE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2017 NY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE AWARDS

New York, NY, October 9, 2017 – The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City’s premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced the complete list of the 2017 award recipients tonight at the 33rd annual Bessie Awards ceremony. Awards were presented in the categories of Outstanding Production, Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design, with additional awards presented for Lifetime Achievement in Dance and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. The full list of 2017 Bessie Award recipients follows.

The 33rd annual Bessie Awards were held at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm, following red carpet interviews and preshow celebrations. Lucy Sexton, Executive Director of the NY Dance and Performance Awards, and Lane Harwell, Executive Director of Dance/NYC, gave opening remarks. Acclaimed dancers Shernita Anderson and James Whiteside hosted the ceremony.

The evening included performances by choreographer/dancer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, recipient of the 2017 Bessie for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, the Trisha Brown Dance Company, and a musical tribute to Baba Chuck Davis by Abdel Salaam and Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

Choreographer and dance legend Dianne McIntyre presented Jawole Willa Jo Zollar with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Choreographer and scholar Thomas DeFrantz presented writer Eva Yaa Asantewaa with the 2017 award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance.

Other presenters included Reid Bartelme, Paul Bartlett, Yanira Castro, Gray Davis, Lauren Grant, Carl Hancock Rux, Jerron Herman, Pamela Sneed, and Cassandra Trenary.

The 2017 Bessie Awards are produced in partnership with Dance/NYC.

THE 2017 NY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE AWARD RECIPIENTS:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

For forming Urban Bush Women in 1984 and bringing to the stage a complex, bold, and affirming vision of the African Diaspora. For transforming and diversifying the field by developing new ways of training, curating, connecting, and lifting up generations of choreographers of color. For a visionary life both on the stage and in the world.

OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE FIELD OF DANCE

Eva Yaa Asantewaa

For her capacity to reflect, contextualize, and discern dance work, providing an urgent and necessary voice for dance artists and their varied practices. For her work as writer, educator, mentor, and activist over many decades in print, radio, and online. For strengthening the city’s arts community as an important witness, an intentional healer, and a mindful presence.

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION

Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer Bridgman|Packer Dance for Voyeur at the Sheen Center

For groundbreaking use of video in live performance, creating a space where virtual and actual movement merged. For inhabiting Edward Hopper’s imagery and taking the audience on an inventive journey of private spaces and ever-shifting viewpoints.

Antony Hamilton for Meeting at La MaMa with Performance Space 122, COIL 2017

For obsessive, precise choreography that synthesized two men’s movements with a circle of robots’ percussive tapping into a mesmerizing whole. For a work both abstract and profoundly human.

Ligia Lewis for minor matter at American Realness with Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts at Abrons Arts Center

For interrogating the social inscriptions on the black body within the frame of the black box. Moving with the logic of interdependence, three dancers push against the theater’s physical space transforming it into a visceral world pulsing with love and rage.

Taylor Mac for A 24-Decade History of Popular Music at St. Ann’s Warehouse with Pomegranate Arts

For an epic, tireless, and bold 24-hour performance that generated thought and action through the deep investigation of music’s role in our common humanity. A carefully curated concert featuring 246 songs, extravagant visual transformations, and a community-creating ritual of hope.

Abdel Salaam for Healing Sevens with Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, Asase Yaa African American Dance Theatre, Illstyle & Peace Productions, and Dyane Harvey Salaam at DanceAfrica, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

For the combined efforts of three stellar companies using West African, hip-hop, and modern dance forms to find new ways of storytelling, new ways to deliver healing truths. For exploring how multiple generations of a community can look within to resolve conflict and violence

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL

Ishmael Houston-Jones, Miguel Gutierrez, Nick Hallett, and Jennifer Monson for Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes From a Life and Other Works by John Bernd at Danspace Project’s Platform 2016: Lost and Found

For channeling the artistic vision of John Bernd, whose narrative, along with those so many others, was cut short by AIDS. For shepherding a young cast into communion with the spirit of the work. For responding to, reimagining, and restoring a missing chapter of our creative history.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMER

PeiJu Chien-Pott in Martha Graham’s Ekstasis, reimagined by Virginie Mécéne, Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

For bringing to life a lost Martha Graham solo from 1933, masterfully inhabiting the earthy, percussive, and fluid movements of pelvis and torso, and embodying the very essence of Graham’s ecstatic vision.

Anna Schön for Sustained Achievement in the work of Reggie Wilson’s Fist & Heel Performance Group

A bold presence and generous performer who moves with raw emotion and lightning speed while remaining sensitive to and connected with her fellow dancers. A deeply spiritual dancer who brings utter conviction to every performance.

Ensemble of the skeleton architecture, or the future of our worlds: Maria Bauman, Sidra Bell, Davalois Fearon, Marjani Forté-Saunders, Melanie Greene, Kayla Hamilton, Jasmine Hearn, Marguerite Hemmings, Nia Love, Paloma McGregor, Sydnie L. Mosley, Rakiya Orange, Grace Osborne, Leslie Parker, Angie Pittman, Samantha Speis, Charmaine Warren, Marýa Wethers, Ni’Ja Whitson, and others*

Curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa for Danspace Project’s Platform 2016: Lost and Found

For a history-in-the-making performance that dismantled improvisational dance norms to create a robust, disruptive, and dynamic world. For a cast of individuals who used a full range of movement styles to take the audience from Dakar to Kingston, the Bronx to Bushwick, in a fluid dance of connection.

*Edisa Weeks and Tara Aisha Willis were also in the cast but are ineligible as they serve on the Bessie Selection Committee.

Daaimah Taalib-Din for Sustained Achievement with Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

A chameleon of dance styles from traditional African to contemporary African Diasporic forms. A dynamic presence in every work in which she dances, moving from highly stylized to smoothly nuanced with impeccable grace and technique.

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL COMPOSITION/SOUND DESIGN

Alisdair Macindoe for Meeting by Antony Hamilton at La MaMa with Performance Space 122, COIL 2017

For creating a complex percussive score using 64 tiny robots armed with tapping pencils. For adding the virtuosic rhythms of two dancers slapping hands and reciting numbers to create a unique soundscape that was both relentless and strangely satisfying.

OUTSTANDING VISUAL DESIGN

Taylor Mac (creator), Niegel Smith (director), Machine Dazzle (costume), Mimi Lien (set), John Torres (lights), Eric Avery (puppetry), Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (choreography) for A 24-Decade History of Popular Music at St. Ann’s Warehouse with Pomegranate Arts

For a thoroughly considered and painstakingly crafted visual experience revealed over 24-hours and 24-decades of American history. For a complex, complementary, and immersive mix of scenography, costumes, lighting, puppets, and crowd control which transformed a concert into a sublime engagement of all the senses.

Two awards were presented in July at the 2017 Bessie Awards press conference. The 2017 Emerging Choreographer Award went to Will Rawls for creating astute, genre-eluding work that explores the relationship between movement and language and delves deeply into ideas of transmission, translation, and authorship; and for his multifaceted artistry as choreographer, writer, editor, and curator, expanding the presence of dance and performance.

This year’s Juried Bessie Award went to Abby Zbikowski for her rigorous and utterly unique development of an authentic movement vocabulary, employed in complex and demanding structures to create dances of great energy, intensity, surprise, and danger. The 2017 Bessies Jury was comprised of Kyle Abraham, Brenda Bufalino, and Beth Gill.

THE BESSIE COMMITTEES

The 2017 Bessie Awards Steering Committee, responsible for setting policy and providing oversight for the Bessie Awards throughout the year, is comprised of Cora Cahan, Beverly D’Anne, Lane Harwell, Jeanne Linnes, Stanford Makishi, Nicky Paraiso, Carla Peterson, Tamia B. Santana, Laurie Uprichard, and Martin Wechsler.

The 2016−17 Bessie Awards Selection Committee: Diana Byer, Tymberly Canale, Leah Cox, Maura Donohue, Boo Froebel, Angela Fatou Gittens, Diane Grumet, Joseph Hall, Caleb Hammons, Zhenesse Heinemann, Jerron Herman, Iréne Hultman, Celia Ipiotis, Robert LaFosse, Matthew Lopez, Matthew Lyons, Harold Norris, Craig Peterson, Rajika Puri, Susan Reiter, Walter Rutledge, Sue Samuels, George Emilio Sanchez, Risa Shoup, Sally Sommer, Risa Steinberg, Carrie Stern, Kay Takeda, Catherine Tharin, Muna Tseng, Kay Turner, Tony Waag, Eleanor K. Wallace, Edisa Weeks, Ryan Wenzel, Adrienne Westwood, William Whitener, and Tara Aisha Willis.

ABOUT THE BESSIES

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies have saluted outstanding and groundbreaking creative work in the dance field in New York City for 33 years. Known as “The Bessies” in honor of revered dance teacher Bessie Schönberg, the awards were established in 1984 by David R. White at Dance Theater Workshop. They recognize outstanding work in choreography, performance, music composition, and visual design. Nominees are chosen by a selection committee comprised of artists, presenters, producers, and writers. All those working in the dance field are invited to join the NY Dance and Performance League, as members participate in annual discussions on the direction of the awards and nominate members to serve on the selection committee. The Bessies are produced in partnership with Dance/NYC. www.bessies.org

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Technology/Audio/Symposia – #VR #AR #Film #Games #Music #Sound #Immersive Manhattan Producers Alliance at AES2017 – *nyc 10/18-21/17

Highly recommended for practitioners

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The AES show is next week and this year we are excited to reprise some of our most popular presentations plus offer cutting edge discussions on immersive audio and a unique program that will attempt to confront the ever-present “Elephant in the Room” .. how to maximize your creative process.

See you at the show.

Joe Carroll

Founder

Manhattan Producers Alliance

Wednesday, October 18, 9:30 am — 11:00 am (1E14)

Spatial Audio: SA02 – Riding the Faders: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve in Immersive Audio

Presenters:

Brennan Anderson, Senior Audio Producer, Pyramind Studios – San Francisco, CA, USA

Steve Horelick, Steve Horelick Music

Paul Special, Special Audio Sevices – Wantage, NJ, USA; ABC/Disney Television – New York, NY, USA

Richard Warp, Intonic – Emeryville, CA, USA

VR, AR and XR have highlighted the importance of sound for “presence” in all content types from live TV to film to games. This represents a unique opportunity for audio professionals. But making the transition to the new world of immersive realities is no easy task. Here you will learn from industry professionals who are creating new 3D audio workflows and growing professional networks while remaining firmly grounded in their craft. The Manhattan Producers’ Alliance is a New York/San Francisco-based membership organization comprised of engineers, composers and producers. Our focus is on nurturing personal creativity within the art and craft of music making.

Wednesday, October 18, 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm (1E13)

Game Audio & VR: GA03 – Immersive Audio & VR/AR: A Traveler’s Guide to the Growing Landscape of Experiential Audio

Presenters:

Josh Antonuccio, Ohio University – Athens, OH, USA

Richard Warp, Intonic – Emeryville, CA, USA

Audio is going to be essential for creating immersive experiences, but what should the aspiring producer or engineer learn in order to excel, and how is higher education responding to the skills gap in this new field? This session is led by Josh Antonuccio, lecturer at the School of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University and co-creator of the Immersive Media Initiative, and Richard Warp, founder of Intonic and VR audio professional. Topics include workflows and technology for immersive platforms, considerations for working with spatial audio, and the growing need for audio development expertise within augmented and virtual reality. Enjoy a fascinating “fireside” discussion covering educational, technical, and professional aspects of producing audio in the domain of “the 3 Rs”–VR, AR, and MR.

Thursday, October 19, 10:30 am — 12:00 pm (Stage 2)

PSE07 – Finesse the Mess: Maximizing Your Creative Process

Presenter:

Joe Carroll, Manhattan Producers Alliance – New York, NY, USA

We have best practices for miking techniques and mixing, and tips and hacks for using every piece of gear in the studio. However, the most essential item in every studio Is one that we rarely talk about: your brain.
If you have struggled with “writers block,” agonized over the final “finishing touches” of a project or had a conflict with a co-writer or collaborator this event is for you.
Our group of creatives will discuss best practices for collecting, cultivating and manipulating ideas and provide a framework for expanding your personal creativity. In addition, we hope offer some tools for working with collaborators and navigating the creative process.

Friday, October 20, 3:15 pm — 4:45 pm (1E10)

Audio for Cinema: AC09 – Bridging the Gap between Creativity & Technology: Working with Composers on Film and Media Projects

Moderator:

Joe Carroll, Manhattan Producers Alliance – New York, NY, USA

Presenter:

Frank Ferrucci, Manhattan Producers Alliance: VP – New York, NY, USA; Leenalisa Music: Composer/Producer

This session presented by NYC Composer/Producer and Manhattan Producers Alliance VP Frank Ferrucci gives a behind the scenes look into the technological challenges composers and engineers face when collaborating on film, television, and other visual media projects. The presentation addresses some less obvious but no less important ways that Music Engineers and Film Mixers can work best with composers and how technology can be used to help this collaboration be as seamless as possible.

Saturday, October 21, 9:00 am — 10:30 am (1E10)

EC13 – Irons in the Fire: Career Development and Business Mentoring for Independent Music Creatives

Moderator:

Joe Carroll, Manhattan Producers Alliance – New York, NY, USA

Panelists:

Harold Chambers, Principal Recording Engineer, Pittsburgh Symphony

Andy Schwartz, Manhattan Producers Alliance – New York, NY, USA; Local 802, AFM

Carl Tatz, Carl Tatz Design – Nashville, TN, USA

Richard Warp, Intonic – Emeryville, CA, USA

Bring your energy, enthusiasm, business ideas, and questions. At this event the focus is on YOU! Members of the Manhattan Producers Alliance from New York, Nashville, San Francisco, and Los Angeles will offer fresh insights into career development, networking and entrepreneurship in an ever-changing industry. We will begin with a brief brief talk about developing your brand, your business, and functioning as a creative talent. After the formal session stay for a consultation with one our ManhatPro member mentors. The second half of this event will include breakout sessions where you will discuss your personal career goals one on one and get a chance to meet some ManhatPro members. Manhattan Producers Alliance is a New York/San Francisco-based membership organization comprised of engineers, composers, and producers. Our focus is on nurturing personal creativity within the art and craft of music making. Our relationship with AES includes a long list of seminars and special events at conferences dating back to our inception in 2005.

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Theatre – THE STORE : ONE BLOCK EAST OF JEROME — Castillo Theatre 10/20- 11/9/17 *nyc

THE STORE: ONE BLOCK EAST OF JEROME

Written by Fred Newman    •    Directed by Imani

October 20  through  November 19,  2017                                             BUY TICKETS

In Fred Newman’s The Store: One Block East of Jerome, two women from very different worlds — sociologist Professor Paula Brownell and veteran stripper Carmela Petrelli — meet in a strip club dressing room. They find a way to connect and explore the experiences of everyday sexism and exploitation, and of the impact and the limitations of the women’s movement. Learning Carmela’s history leads Professor Brownell to surprise even herself. Directed by Imani, The Store: One Block East of Jerome contains nudity, explicit language and sexual situations; parental discretion is advised.

Castillo Theatre • 543 West 42nd Street • New York City

October 11, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

#Free Live Panel /#livestream Center for Communication

You Watch. We’ll Livestream.

We’re lucky enough to have a fanbase that includes hundreds of students that aren’t in the NY metro area. Many of you would love to come to our events, but live much too far away. You asked and we listened. Starting this Thursday we’ll be live-streaming our first panel. Tune into our Facebook page at 6:30 PM to watch our Where the Jobs Are panel in real time.

Credible news outlets and reporters face myriad challenges and opportunities as they cover the Trump administration in these turbulent times of fake news and distrust. With the current digital climate, the pursuit of truth has become the most important mission for journalists. Find out what skills and knowledge America’s major newsrooms are looking for when recruiting new talent. This event is open to the public. All are welcome. Free RSVP

Exclusive Q&A:

• Ramon Escobar, VP, Talent Recruitment & Development, CNN

• Al Mayers, Global Head of Television/Radio, Bloomberg LP

• Jim Rich, Executive Editor, The Huffington Post

• Moderator: Jenni Maier, Editor in Chief, The Muse

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You can learn more about our upcoming events (and watch videos of previous seminars) on our website, and you can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms!

The New Global Sports Marketing

October 18, 6:30 PM

Learn how our panel of pros develop and deliver winning campaigns – and how you can get into the game. Free – Learn more.

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Making Movies That Change Lives

November 13, 6:30PM

Hear what drives these dynamic filmmakers and learn how they get their game-changing documentaries made and seen. Free – Learn more.

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Jazz/panels/Symposia – Thelonius Monk Symposium 10/12-13/17 #LincolnCenter *nyc

The symposium, which begins 10/12/17 is #free

Jazz at Lincoln Center presents first ever Thelonious Monk Symposium, Oct. 12-13

Featured artists and scholars include T.S. Monk,
Robin D.G. Kelley, Zev Feldman, and Greg Thomas

Seven nights of Monk at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with
Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble, T. S. Monk Sextet, and
Joey DeFrancesco, October 9–15

New York, NY (September 26, 2017) – Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the centennial of genius composer and pianist Thelonious Monk with performances in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola,  October 9-15, and an unprecedented Thelonious Monk Symposium, October 12–13, free and open to the public, in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio. Monk would have been 100 years old on October 10 and,  in collaboration with the Monk family, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s free two-day Symposium will include a listening party featuring never-before-heard recordings of Thelonious Monk, panel discussions, and a special screening of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

The two-day Thelonious Monk Symposium starts Thursday, October 12 at 7pm, with Unheard Thelonious Monk Tapes, an exclusive listening party with panelists Robin D.G. Kelley,  Thelonious Monk biographer; Zev Feldman, producer of Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960, a limited-edition double-LP and 2xCD set; and T.S. Monk, drummer and son of the legendary jazz artist. Jazz scholar Greg Thomas will moderate the conversation. The panel will discuss recordings of unaccounted tapes, covering personnel and notes on styles.

On Friday, October 13 at 7pm, Monk scholars Feldman and Thomas will discuss the soundtrack and play selections from Roger Vadim’s 1959 film adaptation of the 18th century French novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses. This film is Monk’s only cinematic venture; it is the only time he lent his talent for a film soundtrack. His music is also presented in a diegetic fashion. A screening of the movie will follow the panel discussion.

In addition to the public programs, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola will host seven nights dedicated to Monk’s revolutionary music, including two nights with T.S. Monk Sextet, October 10–11. The full Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola performance schedule is available online at jazz.org/dizzys.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Swing University will offer a six-week course on Thelonious Monk starting April 2, 2018. The course, titled Monk’s Mood: The Life of Thelonious Monk, will be taught by jazz scholar Greg Thomas. Additional information and registration details can be found at academy.jazz.org/swing-university

The Thelonious Monk Symposium will take place in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio in the Irene Diamond Education Center in Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Frederick P. Rose Hall is located at 60th Street and Broadway.

The full Thelonious Monk Centennial celebration lineup is as follows:

FRANK CARLBERG LARGE ENSEMBLE: MONK DREAMS, HALLUCINATIONS, AND NIGHTMARES

October 9 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm | Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

With trumpeters and flugelhorn players Jonathan Powell, Kirk Knuffke, John Carlson, Dave Smith; trombonists Alan Ferber, Chris Washburne, Brian Drye, Max Seigel; woodwind players John O’Gallagher, Jeremy Udden, Adam Kolker, Sam Sadigursky, Brian Landrus; vocalist Christine Correa; pianist Frank Carlberg; bassist Johannes Weidenmüller; drummer Michael Sarin; and conductor JC Sanford

Monk Dreams, Hallucinations, and Nightmares is not intended as a Thelonious Monk tribute album, but rather, as composer and pianist Frank Carlberg describes it, as “a celebration of the beauty and vitality of his music.” Carlberg takes a unique approach to engaging with Monk’s iconic music; aside from ‘”Round Midnight,” all of the pieces are new compositions, not Monk arrangements, and yet Monk’s tunes are directly quoted and paraphrased throughout. This affords listeners an opportunity to enjoy hints and momentary exclamations from the Monk originals they love, while at the same time experiencing something brand new—hence the dreamlike quality for those familiar with Monk’s work. Artists often include such allusions, and even quotations, of masterworks from previous generations in their respective mediums, but it’s rewarding to experience it in such a direct fashion, literally hearing the inspiration and the musical result as one. This is music “in the orbit of Monk… infected by, informed by, in awe of Monk.”

Cover: $35
Students: $20

T.S. MONK SEXTET
October 10-11 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm | Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

On what would have been Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday, we celebrate Monk’s legacy with his son, T.S Monk. Much like his father, drummer T.S. Monk has made invaluable contributions to jazz, including founding the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which has educated and helped launch the careers of some of our best musicians. T.S. first performed with his father’s group in the early 1970s, but for the last few decades he has been an excellent band leader with a reputation for highlighting obscure compositions deserving of larger audiences. We’re celebrating the Monk centennial all week at Dizzy’s, and there’s no better place to be on his 100th birthday than in the club with his son!

Cover: $35
Students: $20

JOEY DEFRANCESCO PLAYS MONK
October 12-15 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm | Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

With organist/pianist/trumpeter Joey DeFrancesco, saxophonist Troy Roberts, and drummer Michael Ode

Multi-instrumentalist and singer Joey DeFrancesco was born in 1971, signed his first record deal at age 16, and has since recorded and performed with Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, Elvin Jones, James Moody, Ray Charles, and countless more. Loved by musicians, critics, and audiences, he has won the DownBeat Critics Poll ten times and has won the Readers Poll every year since 2005! Catch his trio at Dizzy’s for a unique take on the music of Thelonious Monk—part of our weeklong celebration of Monk’s centennial.

Cover: Thurs, Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $35
Students: $20

UNHEARD THELONIOUS MONK TAPES
October 12 | 7:00pm | Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio

This exclusive listening party will feature panelists Robin D.G. Kelley, Thelonious Monk biographer; Zev Feldman, producer of Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960, a limited-edition double-LP and 2xCD set; and T.S. Monk, son of the legendary jazz artist. Jazz scholar Greg Thomas will moderate the conversation and will also teach Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Swing University course on Thelonious Monk in spring 2018. The panel will discuss recordings of unaccounted tapes, covering personnel and notes on styles.

This event is free and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is suitable for children ages 12 and older. 

LES LIAISON DANGEROUSES SCREENING
October 13 | 7:00pm | Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio
Zev Feldman and Greg Thomas will discuss the soundtrack and play selections from Les Liaisons Dangereuses. This film is Monk’s only cinematic venture –the only time he lent his talent for a film soundtrack. A screening of the movie will follow the panel discussion.

This event is free and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is suitable for children ages 12 and older.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2017–18 season celebrates the organization’s 30th anniversary. Since the first downbeat of its summer concert series in 1987, Jazz at Lincoln Center has been a vital part of the global cultural landscape. Jazz at Lincoln Center was established as an independent non-profit organization in 1996; opened Frederick P. Rose Hall, the “House of Swing”, in 2004, making it the world’s first venue designed specifically for jazz; and launched Blue Engine Records in 2014 to share its vast archive of recordings. Over the past three decades, Jazz at Lincoln Center has become an important advocate for jazz, culture, and arts education globally, reaching an audience of nearly 2 million people of all ages and experiences through concerts, webcasting, musical instruction, and distribution of music scores—the vast majority of which is free of charge. To date, Jazz at Lincoln Center has produced more than 1,200 original concerts in the New York City area, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra having performed in over 446 cities in 41 countries on five continents. This milestone season reflects on 30 years of celebrating the universal language of music and the influence of jazz in the present day. Throughout the 2017–18 season, Jazz at Lincoln Center will bring together a wide array of events, projects, virtuoso musicians, composers, and educators to illustrate the collaborative nature of the art form. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2017–18 season features performances by renowned artists including Joey Alexander, Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Eliane Elias, Ellis Marsalis, Dick Hyman, Marilyn Maye, Steve Miller, and Dianne Reeves; as well as Jazz at Lincoln Center debuts by the Harlem Quartet and vocalist and songwriter Somi. The milestone season will conclude with a grand finale world premiere by Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing and Artistic Director.

For more information about Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 30th anniversary season, go to jazz.org.

Additional information may be found at jazz.org |

Facebook: facebook.com/jazzatlincolncenter |

Twitter: @jazzdotorg | Instagram: @jazzdotorg |

YouTube: youtube.com/jalc | Livestream: jazz.org/live

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges

its major corporate partners:

Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, Centene Charitable Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, SiriusXM, Steinway & Sons, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, and United Airlines.

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Film/Panels -#Free Event – Dramatizing True Stories – 10/12/17 *nyc

Real to Reel: Dramatizing True Stories

(Oct 12) NYFF Panel – Real to Reel: Dramatizing True Stories

The Writers Guild of America, East

invites you to attend the

NYFF Panel

Real to Reel:

Dramatizing True Stories

Featuring Emily Gordon (THE BIG SICK), Michael Koskoff (MARSHALL) and Michael Mitnick (THE CURRENT WAR)

Moderated by

Thelma Adams

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Free Ticket Event *

Thursday, October 12, 7:00pm

Elinor Burin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater

144 West 65th Street, NYC

Hear from writers who are proving the maxim that real life can sometimes be stranger – or at least more entertaining – than fiction. But just how fast and loose can one play with the facts in order to amuse one’s audience? What kind of responsibility does the writer have to portray historical characters accurately? How does one choose which chapter in an extraordinary life to bring to the fore? Join the Writers Guild of America, East for a discussion about translating true tales for the big screen.

*A note on tickets:

This NYFF Panel is a Free Ticket Event. Tickets to free events will be distributed at the corresponding box office on a first-come, first served basis starting one hour prior to the event. Please note that the line may form in advance of this time. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability.

 

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Reminder – Dance- Opportunity-DTCB 10/7-8/17 *92nd St Y *nyc

DANCEWAVE’S NATIONWIDE EVENT “DANCING THROUGH COLLEGE & BEYOND” RETURNS TO 92nd STREET Y OCTOBER 7-8, 2017

 

Representatives from the Dance Departments of Over 50 Colleges and Universities to Gather in NYC for One-of-a-Kind Audition and Scholarship Event 

 

Dancewave, a Brooklyn-based dance education nonprofit organization championing accessibility to all, returns to the 92nd Street Y October 7th and 8th with its annual Dancing Through College & Beyond (DTCB) event. The two-day event will connect high school dance students with college and university dance programs throughout the country, serving as a nexus for U.S. colleges and talented young dancers to meet one-on-one.

For high school seniors attending the event, DTCB presents the opportunity to audition for admission and scholarships to a diverse selection of college dance programs. DTCB, the premier event of its kind, hosts colleges from across the nation at one event, increasing students’ chances of gaining college admission and removing the barriers that dancers and guardians face with multiple college visits.

“DTCB is a unique event that offers high school dancers from all backgrounds the opportunity to learn all about college dance programs in a fun and informative weekend,” says Dancewave’s Executive and Artistic Director Diane Jacobowitz. “This uniquely inclusive event eliminates the financial barriers that come with the audition process and enables those who are serious about dance to be seen by not one, but many, strong college dance programs in one fell swoop.”

DTCB helps extend Dancewave’s mission to make dance accessible to all by serving as a platform for young dancers to learn from professionals during workshops, panels and networking opportunities. At DTCB, participating students attend panel discussions to learn about career opportunities in the dance field. They have the opportunity to meet and create key peer-to-peer relationships with college dance students and alumni. Movement classes taught by distinguished college dance faculty offer students much–needed insight into dance training at the collegiate level.

In 2016, DTCB had over 50 college, university and conservatory programs in attendance with 300 students from 16 states and more than $1 million in scholarships awarded by select attending colleges.  DTCB 2017 is expected to be the largest and most successful event yet, and registration is limited!

PARTICIPATING COLLEGES TO DATE:

Adelphi University* / AMDA* / Boston Conservatory at Berklee / Broadway Dance Center* / California Institute of the Arts – The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance / Cornish College* / DeSales University* / Drexel University* / East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance / George Mason University – School of Dance* / Hobart and William Smith Colleges* / Hope College* / Hunter College / Juilliard / Marymount Manhattan / Ohio State University / Pace University / Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins* / Point Park University* / Queensborough Community College – CUNY / Rutgers University – Mason Gross School of the Arts / Sacred Heart University / Slippery Rock University* / SUNY Brockport / SUNY Purchase* / Temple University / The Hartt School, University of Hartford / University at Buffalo* / University of the Arts* / University of Massachusetts Amherst* /  USC-Glorya Kaufman School of Dance / Virginia Commonwealth University* / Wayne State University *

* Auditioning Colleges

EVENT DETAILS

Registration is free but required—students, parents and teachers can register here: http://bit.ly/2eKOR4b. Students who wish to audition must bring copies of their headshots and resume for each college to which they are applying.

Saturday, October 7

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. College Fair and peer-to-peer panel discussions (Free)

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Evening reception and college showcase performances ($20 fee in advance, $25 at the door)

Sunday, October 8

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Careers in Dance panel discussion (Free)

3:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Movement workshops with distinguished faculty, injury prevention workshops, and college admission and scholarship auditions (Workshops are free; $10 fee for those auditioning)

VENUE INFORMATION

The 92nd Street Y is located at 1395 Lexington Avenue, at the corner of East 92nd and Lexington Avenue. The venue is accessible by the 4/5/6 trains.

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ABOUT DANCEWAVE

Dancewave was founded in 1995 by professional choreographer and arts administrator Diane Jacobowitz who was determined to make dance accessible to New York City youth, regardless of their family’s ability to afford pre-professional training. The organization’s approach to dance education is holistic, as students receive rigorous instruction from a faculty of world-renowned artists. Their programs incorporate personal development tools to build confidence and self-discipline, and strengthen leadership skills. In addition to taking classes in styles such as ballet, modern, jazz and hip hop, students have the opportunity to join Dancewave’s pre-professional dance companies where their training is extended beyond the classroom to rehearsals with renowned choreographers and exciting performance opportunities.

October 7, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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