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Film -Japan Society 12/2-3/17 Filmmaker   Yuzo Kawashima x Ayako Wakao   Saturday & ‪Sunday, December 2‬ & 3, 2017, at Japan Society

Japan Society Presents World Premiere 4K Restorations of 3 Films by “Criminally Underseen” Japanese Filmmaker

 

Yuzo Kawashima x Ayako Wakao

 

Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 2017, at Japan Society

Kawashima is a director whose non-existence in the West is a sorrowful grievance which ought to be redressed. –Slant Magazine

New York, NY – Known for his acidic urban comedies and satires, the highly modern Yuzo Kawashima (1918-1963) left behind 51 films, all of which remain criminally underseen in the U.S.

Just ahead of his centenary, Japan Society presents Yuzo Kawashima x Ayako Wakao, screening three brand new 4K restorations of director Kawashima’s collaborations with legendary actress Ayako Wakao, including Women Are Born Twice, Elegant Beast, The Temple of Wild Geese, all currently unavailable in the U.S. on DVD/BD with English subtitles. Full of playful visual surprises and sharp social commentary, these bold Kawashima gems featuring the luminous Wakao offer a rare opportunity to reintroduce a master filmmaker who bridges the gap between the classical Japanese cinema of the 1950s and the New Wave of the 1960s. Each film will receive two screenings Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, at Japan Society.

“These three late-career Yuzo Kawashima films are such wonderful discoveries for fans of Japanese cinema,” says Aiko Masubuchi, Senior Film Programmer at Japan Society. “Expertly crafted and full of keen observations about human behavior, they show Kawashima at the peak of his talent and testify to the unsung director’s influence on the iconoclastic, humanist work of Shohei Imamura and the next generation of New Wave filmmakers.”

The series also highlights the work of one of Japanese cinema’s great stars, Ayako Wakao, apart from her well-known work with Yasuzo Masumura. Masubuchi notes, “Her incredible beauty, versatility, and emotional range is on full display in these Kawashima films, where she portrays resilient women who are sometimes participants and sometimes observers of human folly yet always imbued with a sense of depth.”

Japan Society will also screen the Wakao vehicle Manji (dir. Yasuzo Masumura) on December 1 as a Monthly Classic.

Born February 4, 1918, in Aoyama Prefecture, Yuzo Kawashima made 51 films in his short life of 45 years. He is best known as the director of the masterful comedy The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate (1957), which is ranked fourth in the Top 100 Japanese Films of All Time according to reputable film magazine Kinema Jumpo. Suffering from progressive muscular atrophy, he had trouble moving his right leg and arm. Upon graduating from Meiji University in Literature, he joined Shochiku Studio in 1938 and was assistant director to filmmakers such as Keisuke Kinoshita and Yasujiro Ozu until he debuted as director in 1944 with Kaette Kita Otoko. In 1955, he moved to Nikkatsu with his assistant director (and later key figure in the Japanese New Wave) Shohei Imamura who found a mentor in Kawashima. Known for his dandy looks, shy demeanor and cynical humor, Kawashima continued to make films that mirrored his character with Toho studios and three films (shown in this series) with Daiei Studios. His gravestone reads, “Life is but farewell,” which is also the title of the book on Kawashima written by Imamura.

Admission: $13/$10 seniors & students/$9 Japan Society members. Special offer: purchase all three Yuzo Kawashima x Ayako Wakao films in the same transaction and receive $2 off each ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at www.japansociety.org, in person at Japan Society, or by calling the box office at 212-715-1258.

 

SCREENING SCHEDULE AND FILM DESCRIPTIONS

All films are in Japanese with English subtitles.

 

Women Are Born Twice (aka A Geisha’s Diary) (Onna wa Nido Umareru)                                                           

Saturday, December 2 at 2:15 PM

Sunday, December 3 at 4:30 PM

1961, 99 min., DCP, b&w, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yuzo Kawashima. With Ayako Wakao, Jun Fujimaki, Kyu Sazanka, Frankie Sakai.

The first of Kawashima’s Daiei Studio collaborations with Wakao centers on the life of a Tokyo geisha named Koen and her relationships with various men. Starting out with no singing or dancing talents, the young, free-spirited Koen is initially eager to please and happy to do what she is told. With time and experience, however, she gradually begins to notice a change in herself and questions what she wants out of life. Played with subtle shifts in emotion, Wakao’s delicate performance earned her the Kinema Junpo Award and Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actress.

“Something happened in the inner human experience. We don’t know what that was, but something definitely happened. That is the theme of this film.” – Yuzo Kawashima

Elegant Beast (Shitoyakana Kemono)                                                                                   

Saturday, December 2 at 4:30 PM

Sunday, December 3 at 6:45 PM

1962, 96 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yuzo Kawashima. With Ayako Wakao, Eiji Funakoshi, Yuko Hamada, Eiro Takamatsu.

This brilliant satirical comedy about self-interest and postwar recovery penned by Kaneto Shindo (Onibaba) centers on the cutthroat Maeda family, who manage to lie, cheat and steal their way out of poverty in order to maintain a comfortable bourgeois life in a Tokyo apartment. The only person that can out-manipulate them is Tokie (Wakao), a clever entertainment agency accountant who plays the men in love with her to her own advantage. Set almost entirely within the Maeda apartment, Kawashima mines every possible camera angle and utilizes ingenious blocking for maximum dramatic and comic effect.

“Combining an immaculate, compartmentalized mise en scène with some of the most ambivalent and acid characterizations of human behaviour, Elegant Beast is a knock-it-out-of-the-park winner that ought to prompt a Kawashima retrospective were anybody in fact paying attention.” – Slant Magazine

The Temple of Wild Geese (Gan no Tera)                                                                                             

Saturday, December 2 at 6:45 PM

Sunday, December 3 at 2:15 PM

1962, 97 min., DCP, b&w and color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yuzo Kawashima. With Ayako Wakao, Isamu Kimura, Kuniichi Takami, Masao Mishima.

Living in a Buddhist temple famous for its paintings of wild geese, the young disciple Jinen is cruelly bossed around by the lascivious chief priest, who indulges his sexual desires for the hired mistress Satoko (Wakao) under their shared roof. In a mixture of pity and fascination, Satoko seeks out the silent, tortured Jinen and learns of their shared impoverished upbringings, drawing her closer to him. Kawashima’s sharply observed and ironic adaptation of Tsutomu Minakami’s novel is exquisitely shot in widescreen black and white by cinematographer Hiroshi Murai (The Sword of Doom).

“The making of this film was incredibly helpful in figuring out what my goals are to be for my direction. Concurrently, I want to thank Hiroshi Murai behind the camera. That is because Murai made me sorry that I had not been a director who saw films from a painterly perspective. He let me realize this.” – Yuzo Kawashima

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Monthly Classics: Manji                                                                              

Friday, December 1 at 7:00 PM

1964, 91 min., 35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yasuzo Masumura. With Ayako Wakao, Kyoko Kishida, Eiji Funakoshi, Yusuke Kawazu.

This erotic and darkly comic melodrama by Japanese New Wave auteur Yasuzo Masumura stars a stunning Ayako Wakao as Mitsuko, a beguiling woman at the center of a tangled bisexual love quadrangle between bored housewife Sonoko (Kyoko Kishida), her husband and Mitsuko’s equally deceptive former fiancé. Adapted from the novel by Junichiro Tanizaki, the film’s story of destructive obsession, jealousy and manipulation is brilliantly rendered by Masumura and cinematographer Setsuo Kobayashi (Fires on the Plain), whose highly stylized compositions effectively portray the increasingly fractured psyches of four people constantly trying to out-maneuver each other for love at the risk of death. Print courtesy of Japan Foundation New York. Tickets: $13/$10 seniors and students/$5 Japan Society members.

 

 

The Japan Society Film Program offers a diverse selection of Japanese films, from classics to contemporary independent productions. Its aim is to entertain, educate and support activities in the Society’s arts and culture programs. For more, visit www.japansociety.org/film.

Founded in 1907, Japan Society in New York City presents sophisticated, topical and accessible experiences of Japanese art and culture, and facilitates the exchange of ideas, knowledge and innovation between the U.S. and Japan. More than 200 events annually encompass world-class exhibitions, dynamic classical and cutting-edge contemporary performing arts, film premieres and retrospectives, workshops and demonstrations, tastings, family activities, language classes, and a range of high-profile talks and expert panels that present open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia.

During the 2017-18 season, Japan Society celebrates its 110th anniversary with expanded programming that builds toward a richer, more globally interconnected 21st century: groundbreaking creativity in the visual and performing arts, unique access to business insiders and cultural influencers, and critical focus on social and educational innovation, illuminating our world beyond borders.

Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street between First and Second avenues (accessible by the 4/5/6 and 7 subway at Grand Central or the E and M subway at Lexington Avenue). For more information, call 212-832-1155 or visit www.japansociety.org.

Japan Society’s Film Programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Masu Hiroshi Masuyama, James Read Levy, Laurel Gonsalves, David S. Howe, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, Mr. and Mrs. Omar H. Al-Farisi, Geoff Matters, and Michael Romano.

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November 22, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Technology —VR/AR /Gaming — BeBop Sensors – Forte Data Glove

BEBOP SENSORS ANNOUNCES FORTE DATA GLOVE

FOR AR/VR APPLICATIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, & GAMING

First Fully Featured, Ultra-Comfortable, High Performance, Affordable Data Glove for VR & AR —

Incorporates 6 Unique Haptics, Wireless Technology, & Super Accurate Rapid Sensing

Priced on Par with Handheld Motion Sensing Controllers

Release: http://www.thomas-pr.com/bebop/bebopsensorsfortedatagloverelease.html

Video: https://youtu.be/

BeBop Sensors, Inc. www.bebopsensors.com, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced today the Forte Data Glove, the first fully featured affordable data glove to incorporate haptics, wireless technology, and super accurate rapid sensing for gaming and AR/VR environments.

Super Accurate Rapid Sensing with Data Rates at 150 Frames per Second & High Sensor Speeds of 500Hz

The BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove is an ultra-comfortable one-size-fits-all glove, conducive to lengthy Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality sessions due to its light weight and open airy design. Sensor data and haptic commands communicate through Micro USB or Bluetooth wireless to the host device, with Micro USB also charging the internal lithium battery. The glove provides Super Accurate Rapid Sensing with data rates at 150 frames per second, with lag eliminated, triggering approaches near instantaneous response times — perfect for the most demanding shooter scenario games.

The Forte Data Glove is the first high performance data glove available at a price on par with handheld motion sensing controllers. The glove features 10 smart fabric bend sensors located above each knuckle with bend accuracy and repeatability +/- 1.5 degrees and high sensor speeds of 500Hz. A 9 degree IMU (inertial measurement unit) provides extremely low drift and reliable pre-blended accelerometer and gyro sensor data.

Created by BeBop Sensors’ Founder Keith McMillen, Forte Glove Provides Unique Custom Haptic Actuators Essential for an Immersive VR Experience

Haptic Feedback is a key component in an immersive VR experience. Created by BeBop Sensors’ Founder Keith McMillen, the Forte Glove can host up to 64 unique resident haptic sound files, with new files rapidly uploaded over Bluetooth or USB from the host. The glove’s custom haptic actuators are non-resonant with a 4+ octave frequency response of 100Hz to 2000Hz. 6 actuators are located on each of the 4 fingertips, thumb and palm, with the palm haptic convincingly conveying possession of an object. The haptic signals can be pitch shifted and volume adjusted in real-time to aid in the impression of reality. Signals can loop continuously or operate in a single play mode. The actuators respond to standard MIDI API based commands for ease of integration into games and environments for OEMs.

The internal battery lasts for 15 hours of continuous Bluetooth connectivity while driving haptics to 100% amplitude. The Forte Data Glove is designed to never leave you hanging. A full recharge is in 2 hours or you can continue to game using USB simultaneously while the battery is charging.

Forte Data Glove Features:

• First affordable high performance, ultra-comfortable data glove.

• Sensor speeds at 500Hz.

• Data rates at 150 frames per second, eliminating lag for near instantaneous response times, perfect for the most demanding shooter scenarios.

• 10 smart fabric bend sensors are located above each knuckle with bend accuracy and repeatability at +/- 1.5 degrees.

• 9 degree IMU provides extremely low drift and reliable pre-blended accelerometer and gyro sensor data.

• 6 actuators are located on the 4 fingertips, thumb, and palm.

• Up to 64 unique haptic sound files can be resident on the glove with new files rapidly uploaded over Bluetooth or Micro USB.

• Micro USB connector charges the internal lithium battery in 2 hours.

• 15 hour battery life.

BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove and development kit will be available to qualified OEMs in December 2017. For more information on the Forte Data Glove, BeBop Sensors’ technology, and BeBop Sensors’ funding, contact BeBop Sensors at contact@bebopsensors.com, website: http://www.bebopsensors.com.

About BeBop Sensors

BeBop uses smart fabrics to create elegant sensor solutions for OEMs. Where things or people interact, BeBop Sensors comprehends force, location, size, weight, bend, twist and presence across any size, resolution and geometry. BeBop technology is robust and proven with over two million sensors in daily use. Based in Berkeley, California, BeBop Sensors makes things knowable for product designers and visionaries. For more information and demonstrations, see the BeBop Sensors website: www.bebopsensors.com.

Visit BeBop Sensors at IDTechEX in Santa Clara November 15 & 16 at Booth # A25

Photos BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove:

On Hand: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/bebopsensorsfortegloveonhand.html

Glove: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/bebopsensorsforteglove.html

Back Hand: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/bebopsensorsforteglovebackhand.html

Back: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/bebopsensorsfortegloveback.html

BeBop Sensors Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/beboplogo.html

Video: https://youtu.be/UBakV63xi64

November 15, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Music – Martha Redbone 11/16-17/17 BRIC & Martha Redbone/THE HENDRIX PROJECT -Jan 11-14, 2018 #BRIC/#UNDER THE RADAR

Plus, Martha Redbone performs at BRIC House this week.

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Experience the timeless power of the music of Jimi Hendrix.

The Hendrix Project

THU, JAN 11 | 7:30PM
FRI-SAT, JAN 12-13 | 7PM & 9:30PM
SUN, JAN 14 | 4:30PM & 7:30PM
Tickets: $25

Tickets are now on sale for The Hendrix Project at BRIC House, co-presented by BRIC, CalArts Center for New Performance, and The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

On New Year’s Eve 1969, Jimi Hendrix’s electronic blues trio, Band of Gypsys, played a legendarily funky concert at New York City’s Fillmore East. Twelve disciples have gathered in the upper balcony to bear witness, as heat is brought to a nation caught in mid-winter chill. As “bullets fly like rain,” at home and abroad, the ensemble movingly reimagines an iconic moment in rock and roll history through the timeless power of Hendrix’s music. It’s the end of the Sixties. And Jimi Hendrix’s final New Year’s Eve.

Conceived and directed by Roger Guenveur Smith. Developed in cooperation with Experience Hendrix LLC.

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Martha Redbone & Aaron Whitby

Daughter of the Hills (working title), a work-in-progress

THU-FRI, NOV 16-17 | 7PM

$8 Adv / $10 Door

Singer/songwriter Martha Redbone presents Daughter of the Hills, the journey of a woman returning to her homeland in Black Mountain and the coalmines of Kentucky, where her family has dwelled for centuries.

Commissioned by Joe’s Pub and the Public Theater, Lincoln Center for the Arts, and Pa’I Foundation.

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Dance— Carolyn Dorfman Dance -#Morris Museum. 11/16/17

CAROLYN DORFMAN DANCE RETURNS TO THE BICKFORD THEATRE AT THE MORRIS MUSEUM DURING ITS 35thANNIVERSARY SEASON

 Celebrating its 35th anniversary season, 

Carolyn Dorfman Danceinvites audiences to be “part of the movement” as the company returns to the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum for an exciting evening of repertory on November 16. The bold and dramatic company will perform Dorfman’s charming Dance/Stories, lively Sextet and lead dancer Ae-Soon Kim’s sinuous Unfolding.

Featuring a live performance by storyteller and librettist Charlotte Blake Alston, Dance/Stories brings together folk tales and stories from around the world using music and movement, while highlighting the power of the spoken word. Sextet is an exploration of the power and energy of six dancers—who with their quick darting actions and suspended moments follow an accumulation form starting with a duet, then a trio that goes into a quartet finally leading to a sextet. Both works are set to commissioned music by jazz composer, and long-time collaborator of Ms. Dorfman’s, Horacee Arnold.

Unfolding is Ms. Kim’s first choreographic work for Carolyn Dorfman Dance. It premiered last April at the company’s 2017 Gala Benefit Performance at NJPAC, exploring Kim’s cultural roots and life journey through three continents: Asia, North America and Europe. It highlights the interplay of East-West influences in the people, places and things that compose a soul. Unfolding has a commissioned score by musician/composers Rabbi Greg Wall and Shai Barchar. At the premiere, Youlmae Kim, of iKADA Contemporary Dance Company, performed live drumming on the traditional Janggo Korean drum.

“Returning to the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre during our 35th Anniversary season is returning to a location where we have a long history,” says Artistic DirectorCarolyn Dorfman. The Arts Council of the Morris area (now Morris Arts) first presented Carolyn Dorfman Dance in 1982, and the company’s first gala was held at the Morris Museum in 1987. For Dorfman, “the Bickford Theater is a lovely space for audiences to see this work in an intimate, up close and personal manner.”

SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION

Carolyn Dorfman Dance will perform this mixed bill at the Bickford Theatre on November 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 when purchased in advance or by members, and $35 when purchased at the door, $15 tickets are available for students (18 & under or a valid college ID) and are on sale at http://www.morrismuseum.org/la-carte-series/

 

VENUE INFORMATION

The Morris Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown New Jersey, and is accessible by 287, Route 24 West, Route 78, the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, and New Jersey Transit.

 

REPERTORY DETAILS

Unfolding (2017)

Choreography: Ae-Soon Kim

Composer: Greg Wall and Shai Barchar

Lighting: Scott Nelson

Korean Drummer: Youlmae Kim

Costume: Anna-Alisa Belous

Integrating East-West influences, musician/composer Rabbi Greg Wall, a long-time musical collaborator of Carolyn Dorfman’s, created a commissioned score that incorporates live Korean drumming by accomplished iKADA Contemporary Dance Company’s Korean Drummer, Youlmae Kim, and other electronic elements to explore Ms. Kim’s roots and her life’s journey on three continents: Asia, Europe and America.

Unfolding is made possible, in part, with generous support from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Andres Miranda and Betsy and Drew Vaden. Lynne and Elliot Glantz, Preview Textile Group, provided the beautiful ombré silk for this production.

 

Dance/Stories (1996)

Choreography: Carolyn Dorfman

Music: Horacee Arnold

Stories Written, Adapted and Performed: Charlotte Blake Alston

Lighting: Scott Nelson inspired by original sculptures by Christine Martens

Costume: Russell Aubrey

Dance/Stories, an enchanting interdisciplinary collaboration featuring a selection of folk tales and stories from around the world, artistically explores the integration of narrative, music and movement to illuminate the common themes of humanity. Through image and metaphor, the dancers weave the threads that create a tapestry that bathes the senses and the soul.

Original sponsors of this work include AT&T, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Eleanor B. Reiner Foundation, The Prudential Foundation, Wordsmith Communications Group, Inc. and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State via General Operating Support and a 1995 Choreography Fellowship. Additional producers include: Clara and William Gallick, Michael and Joel Lerner, Kathi R. Levin, Eileen and Alex Macaione, Irwin Math, Patricia N. Nanon, James and Janis Quinn, John and Michele Scioscia, Clifford J. Schob M.D., Professor Marguerite Briston Tiffany, and Gayle S. Weiss.

Sextet (1994)

Choreography: Carolyn Dorfman

Music: Horacee Arnold

Lighting: Scott Nelson

Costume: Russell Aubrey and Traci DiGesu

With images of quick darting actions and suspended moments at its core, Sextet challenges the dynamic and technical range of the dancers. With commissioned music by jazz composer, Horacee Arnold, this sextet is an exploration of the energy, rhythm and power of six dancers. Following an accumulation form, the dance progresses from duet to trio, quartet, quintet, and finally the full ensemble.

Sextet was created with support from the AT&T and Geraldine R. Dodge Foundations and Choreography Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

About Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Carolyn Dorfman Dance connects life and dance in bold, athletic and dramatic works by Carolyn Dorfman and nationally renowned choreographers. The company’s eleven multi-ethnic and stunning dancers present high-energy and technically demanding dance that unleashes the powerful storytelling and imagery of its visionary creator. This distinctive combination takes audiences on intellectual and emotional journeys that ultimately illuminate and celebrate the human experience. The highly acclaimed ensemble is known for emotional resonance and artistic excellence in both performance and its interactions with audiences, students and community. For 35 years, Carolyn Dorfman Dance has appeared at major theaters, dance festivals, universities, schools, museums and galleries regionally, nationally and internationally.                                                      

November 15, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Film — Korean Film Festival 11/3-5/17. *nyc

15th Annual New York Korean Film Festival

Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5



The Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, Queens, NY 11106

The New York Korean Film Festival returns to the Museum for its yearly celebration of the best in Korean cinema. This 15th edition of the Festival includes a wide range of genres, with action thrillers, comedies, romance, documentary, social drama, melodrama, and the madcap science fiction and social critique of Bong Joon-ho.

All films are in Korean with English subtitles.

ALL SCREENINGS HELD AT THE MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

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Fabricated City 

(조작된 도시) 

FRIDAY, NOV. 3, 2017 | 7 PM

Dir. Park Kwang-hyun. 2017,

126 mins. DCP.

A Quiet Dream

(춘몽)

SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 2017 | 3 PM

Dir. Zhang Lu, 2016,

98 mins. DCP

Yourself and Yours

(당신자신과 당신의 것) 

SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 2017 | 5 PM

Dir. Hong Sang-soo, 2016,

86 mins., DCP

Bamseom Pirates

Seoul Inferno

SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 2017 | 7 PM

Korea, Jung Yoon-suk,

Korea, 2017, 120 min., DCP



Come, Together

(컴, 투게더)

SUNDAY, NOV. 5, 2017 | 4 PM

Dir. Shin Dong-il, Korea, 2016, 122 min., DCP



Okja

**Followed by live video call

w/ Bong Joon-ho**

SUNDAY, NOV. 5, 2017 | 7 PM

Dir. Bong Joon-ho, Korea/United States, 2017, 120 mins., DCP

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November 1, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dance – upcoming events listed by DANCE/NYC

DANCE/NYC provides and lists upcoming events and resources for dancers at varying levels.

Of utmost importance , please note the upcoming symposium panel on Dance and Disability and their 2018 Symposium.

There are only two weeks to go until Disability. Dance. Artistry. Conversation Series: Conversation with AXIS Dance Company. Join Dance/NYC for the fourth in a series of conversations about integrated and disability dance artistry on November 17. Kevin Gotkin, Co-Founder of the Disability/Arts/NYC Task Force, will moderate a conversation with Marc Brew, Artistic Director and Choreographer of AXIS Dance Company, and Gina Gibney and Kara Gilmour of Gibney Dance.

Friday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, Studio D

RESERVE YOUR FREE SPOT TODAY.

An AXIS Dance Company performance will directly follow.

Purchase tickets for the evening’s performance here.

PREETI VASUDEVAN : STORIES BY HAND

219 W 19th Street,

New York, NY 10011

November 2-4, 2017, 7:30pm

Stories by Hand is a solo work searching for an individual identity through stories which are personal, mythical, and social, narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory. Tickets & Info

Pilobolus

Queens Theatre

14 United Nations Avenue South

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Queens, NY 11368

November 4-5, 2017

Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world. Click here to purchase tickets

New York Theatre Ballet presents Legends & Visionaries

Danspace Project

St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery

131 East 10th Street

November 2-4, 2017, 8:00pm

New York Theatre Ballet (39th season) returns to Danspace Project for their classic series of revivals by legendary choreographers and a look at creations by emerging choreographers. WORKS BY: Gemma Bond, Richard Alston, David Gordon, & José Limón. Find tickets and more information here.

BalletNext @ Kaatsbaan

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center

33 Kaatsbaan Road

Tivoli, NY 12583

November 5, 2017, 2:30pm

At BalletNext the search for innovation trumps convention. In 2011, Michele Wiles, one of New York’s most acclaimed dancers founded the company with the vision to provide a platform for leading dancers, choreographers, and musicians. As a result, new Purchase Tickets

Class with David Dorfman

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Mon, Nov 6 at 10am

In this master class, participants tackle the challenges of making movement art that speaks to the personal and political at once. Focusing specifically on the BAM Next Wave production of Aroundtown. Register here.

The Commons Choir: mayday heyday parfait (Premiere)

BRIC House

647 Fulton Street

Brooklyn, NY 11217

November 9-11, 8:00pm & November 12, 3:00pm

The multiethnic, multilingual cast of The Commons Choir combines song, dance, and poetry in “mayday heyday parfait,” illuminating how our stories and histories are irrevocably interdependent. GET TICKETS

Herencia Africana

HOSTOS Repertory Theater, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451

Saturday, November 11 at 7pm and Sunday, November 12 at 2pm

2017 Annual Premiere presented by OYU ORO Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble Artistic Direction and Choreography by Danys “La Mora” Pérez

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Trinity Laban Dance Auditions in NYC 2017

Gibney Dance Performing Arts Center

Union Square

890 Broadway

New York, NY 10003

November 11, 2017, 9:00am November 12, 2017: 9:00am

Trinity Laban, one of the world’s leading centres for the training of professional contemporary dance artists and practitioners, is in NYC for auditions and workshops. Come and audition on 11 or 12 November in New York to study in London, England. trinitylaban.ac.uk/usa

Free Master Class with Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue

Brooklyn, NY

November 13, 2017, 12-2pm

Work with Dance Group company members Lesley Garrison and Sam Black to hone technical clarity and precise musicality through Mark Morris’ work Mosaic and United.

Advanced to professional dancers. Also serves as audition for MMDG’s Summer Intensive. Learn More and Sign Up

AXIS Dance Company’s 30th Anniversary New York Season

Gibney Dance, Studio H

280 Broadway

November 16-18, 2017, 8:00pm

AXIS celebrates its 30th year & first New York Season with “Radical Impact,” by Artistic Director Marc Brew; “The Reflective Surface,” by Amy Seiwert; and an excerpt from “In Defense of Regret,” by Maurya Kerr, Alex Ketley, & Bobbi Jene Smith.

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Pentacle’s The Gallery wants You!

A Little Bit of Mentorship Goes A Long Way!

Accepting Rolling Inquiries Throughout the Year!

Our infrastructure support program, The Gallery, coming off their successful Fall showcase, invites you to join our ranks! Our range of services now includes Mentorship so you can define your goals, and Administrative Support so you can reach them! Learn more information & inquire here.

Fall 2017 Performance Season

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

at 280 Broadway

(Enter at 53A Chambers St.)

September – December 2017

Gibney Dance’s fall performance season shares four months of explorations, ideas, and practices presented with diligent rigor and commitment to craft.

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Dance/NYC’s 2018 Symposium

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

280 Broadway

New York, NY 10007

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Registration is now open for Dance/NYC’s 2018 Symposium. Join us for one of the most highly anticipated dance events of the year. Dance/NYC’s 2018 Symposium will consider the role of NY dance artists and their artistry in a changing United States. Register Now

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New York, NY 10003-3694

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#Dance Panels/Symposia! 2/25 *nyc #Dance/NYC

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Dance/NYC 2018 Symposium

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

Individual Registration Options

Early Bird Rate (Available until January 21st ) – $100

Artist Rate – $60

Equity + Inclusion Partner Rate – $50

IDNYC Card Holder Rate – $50

Sponsorships, group rates and advertising options are also available.

For the latest program and speaker information, visit our website.

Download our event app at http://bit.ly/sympapp2018.

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Dance/NYC is pleased to invite you to its 2018 Symposium. Dance/NYC’s 2018 Symposium will consider the role of New York dance artists and creativity in a changing United States, as the dance field responds to the priorities of a new presidential administration.

It will invite participants to deep dive into the topics of growing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce; increasing dance education; advancing individual artists; and harnessing technology, among others, in the context of a changing national climate and following the release of CreateNYC, the City of New York’s first-ever cultural plan.

For its 2018 Symposium, Dance/NYC will return to Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at a time of expansion and growth. The center is constructing 6 new studios for a total of 14 spaces available at 280 Broadway for programming.

Learn more about Dance/NYC’s inaugural

Symposium Programming Committee, including:

Ana “Rokafella” Garcia

Managing Director, Full Circle Souljahs

Gabri Christa

Director, DanzAsia Performance

Assistant Professor of Performance and Film, Barnard College

Dance/NYC Advisory Committee

Juan José Escalanate

Executive Director, José Limón Foundation

Dance/NYC Advisory Committee

Julia del Palacio

Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Kupferberg Center for the Arts

Dr. Layla Zami

Scholar and Artist, Oxana Chi & Ensemble Xinren

Assistant Producer, IHRAF

Dance/NYC Immigrant Artist Task Force

Leah Krauss

Senior Program Officer for Dance & Special Projects

Mertz Gilmore Foundation

Dance/NYC Advisory Committee

Michele Wilson

General Manager, Bay Street Theater

Dance/NYC Advisory Committee

Michelle Mantione

Dance Educator

Niya Nicholson

Development Manager, Gibney Dance

Dance/NYC Junior Committee

Silas Farley

Dancer, New York City Ballet

Dance/NYC Advisory Committee

Sita Frederick

Director of Community Engagement Programs at Lincoln Center Education

Artistic Director at Areytos Performance Works

Sydnie L. Mosley

Artistic Director, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances

Dance/NYC Advisory Committee

Zavé Martohardjono

Artist

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Leadership support is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation. The Symposium is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sponsors & Partners

Paul Galando is Dance/NYC’s 2018 Symposium Lead Technology Sponsor.

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October 27, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Music – This Week in Black Rock – The Black Rock Coalition newsletter/U.S. Tour Dates

RIP Fats Domino 2017

THIS WEEK IN BLACK ROCK

OCTOBER 25-NOVEMBER 3

Weekly News & Updates From The Black Rock Coalition

Welcome to the Black Rock Coalition’s OFFICIAL announcements of Black rock events all over the globe! To list your gigs/events, email us at brcmembersinfo@gmail.com.

(DEADLINE TUESDAY NOON TO APPEAR IN E-BLAST THE NEXT DAY)

 

PLEASE INCLUDE CITIES AND STATES OF ALL DATES!

IF SENDING IMAGES, PLEASE USE JPGS. OUR FORMAT DOES NOT SUPPORT PNGS.

Visit Our Website

http://blackrockcoalition.org/

CROWD FUND CAMPAIGN FOR DIANA BAKER (FORMER KEYBOARDIST/VOCALIST FOR THE NY BAND FAITH), IN HER FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

We’re hoping you can help our friend Diana who is struggling with breast cancer. You may remember her from the funk/reggae band Faith. She part of the BRC family. Maybe she taught you or your kids computer literacy or even kindergarten. Maybe you know her as a long time neighbor in the Lower East Side of New York City, or maybe you just know someone like her: single mom with a college aged kid, hard working, sick and scared. We are hoping you will help by donating whatever you can to help our friend Diana pay for surgery, chemo treatments, rent, food and minor creature comforts to help her through this rough period in her life. Diana is BRC family and our motto is family helps family. Thank you.

https://www.gofundme.com/diana-has-breast-cancer

Hurricane Maria

Fundraising Compilation

For Puerto Rico

Available Now Through October 27

https://hurricanemariabenefit.bandcamp.com

BURNT SUGAR 

THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER 

TOURS THE WEST COAST

0ctober 10-November 4

Including The Black Rock Coalition

Get Down Revue, November 2

The Crocodile, Seattle, WA

www.burntsugarindex.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND @ THE ANTHEM, WASHINGTON, DC

SON LITTLE @ THE BARNS AT WOLF TRAP, VIENNA, VA

Living Colour @ New Daisy Theatre, Memphis, TN

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

Imani Coppola Solo Art & Music Show @ 220 Conover Street, Brooklyn, NY

Imani Coppola – OC/DC”

ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND @ CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

SON LITTLE @ THE MOTHLIGHT, ASHEVILLE, NC

PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC @ LAFAYETTE THEATER, LAFAYETTE, IN

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE W/VINTAGE TROUBLE @ THE FILLMORE – DETROIT, DETROIT, MI

VICTOR WOOTEN TRIO @ THE ARK, ANN ARBOR, MI

LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON @ THE KESSLER, DALLAS, TX

BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER @ THE HAMMER MUSEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND @ BB&T PAVILION, CAMDEN, NJ

VICTOR WOOTEN TRIO @ THE REX THEATER, PITTSBURGH, PA

PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC @ THE VENUE AT HORSESHOE CASINO, HAMMOND, IN

SON LITTLE @ SMITH’S OLDE BAR, ATLANTA, GA

Living Colour @ Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

 

VOODOO MUSIC & ARTS EXPERIENCE @ CITY PARK, NEW ORLEANS, LA (through 10/29)

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE W/VINTAGE TROUBLE @ THE EGYPTIAN ROOM, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON @ ONE WORLD THEATRE, AUSTIN, TX (TWO SHOWS)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

“BLACK ART MATTERS (THE POP UP)” @ 16 WAVERLY AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY

JUDAS PRIESTESS @ THE SPACE AT WESTBURY THEATRE, WESTBURY, NY

LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON @ RIALTO CENTER FOR THE ARTS, ATLANTA, GA

ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND @ 33RD JACK O’ LANTERN JUBILEE, AUGUSTA, GA

Living Colour @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

 

IBEYI @ NORTH BEACH BANDSHELL, MIAMI BEACH, FL

VICTOR WOOTEN TRIO @ WOODLANDS TAVERN, COLUMBUS, OH

PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC @ STATE STREET, MADISON, WI

THE GROWLERS SIX 2017 FESTIVAL” @ THE L.A. WATERFRONT, LOS ANGELES, CA (through 10/29)

Featuring bad brains, Sly & Robbie, Tinawaren, Gets Boys, Modest Mouse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dan Auerbach, Butthole Surfers and more

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 

 

SON LITTLE @ SUWANEE HALUWEEN, LIVE OAK, FL 

Living Colour @ State Theater, St. Petersburg, FL 

 

VICTOR WOOTEN TRIO @ C2G MUSIC HALL, FORT WAYNE, IN

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND @ BROOKLYN BOWL, BROOKLYN, NY

IBEYI @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE, ATLANTA, GA

VICTOR WOOTEN TRIO @ HEADLINERS MUSIC HALL, LOUISVILLE, KY

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC @ B.B. KING’S, NYC

FRO @ BAR 55, NYC

ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND @ THE CAPITOL THEATER, PORT CHESTER, NY

Living Colour @ Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NC 

 

SON LITTLE @ ANTONE’S, AUSTIN, TX

BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER @ SMITH HALL (UC IRVINE) IRVINE, CA

Militia Vox (DJ Set) @The Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA

In Support Of Bruiser Queen, Fea, The Two Tens

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

“MFON: Women Photographers Of The African Diaspora” @ The Brooklyn Public Library (Central Branch), Brooklyn, NY

Living Colour @ Orange Peel, Asheville, NC 

 

BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER @ W.O.W. HALL, EUGENE, OR

GARY CLARK JR. @ THE ORPHEUM THEATRE, LOS ANGELES, CA

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Living Colour @ The Loft, Atlanta, GA  

 

BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER @ “EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL” (THE CROCODILE), SEATTLE, WA

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

KISS THE SKY @ TWIN RIVER CASINO, LINCOLN, RI

George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic @ The Howard Theater, Washington, DC

BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER @ “EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL” (SEATTLE ART MUSEUM), SEATTLE, WA

TAMAR-KALI @ CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS, FRN

“Cosmopolis #1: Collective Intelligence”

COMING UP

JEFFREY GAINES @ LAMP THEATRE, IRVIN, PA, 11/4

KISS THE SKY @ RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE, WILKES-BARRE, PA, 11/4

LIVING COLOUR @ EPCOT INTERNATIONAL WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL (EPCOT CENTER-WALT DISNEY WORLD), ORLANDO, FL, 11/4-5

BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER @ THE JACK LONDON REVUE, PORTLAND, OR, 11/4

LIVING COLOUR @ CLUB L.A., DESTIN, FL, 11/7

CAROL THOMAS & JENNY VAN WEST @ LIC BAR, LONG ISLAND CITY (QUEENS), NY, 11/8

LIVING COLOUR @ IRON CITY, BIRMINGHAM, AL, 11/8

OLIO @ THE ROGUE BAR, SCOTTSDALE, AZ, 11/9

LIVING COLOUR @ CITY WINERY-NASHVILLE, NASHVILLE, TN, 11/9

LIVING COLOUR @ THE STAGE ON BAY, SAVANNAH, GA, 11/10

OLIO @ BURT’S TIKI LOUNGE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM, 11/10

OLIO @ THE GAME 1, LAS CRUCES, MN, 11/11

OLIO @ SIDEPONY EXPRESS FESTIVAL, BISBEE, AZ, 11/12

TAMAR-KALI @ WATERWORKS, NYC, 11/13

OLIO @ FROG & PEACH, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, 11/14

LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON @ YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 11/15-19

Part of “Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet – The Propelled Heart”

OLIO @ THE SAND BAR, CAPITOLA, CA, 11/15

OLIO @ THE BISTRO, HAYWARD, CA, 11/16

OLIO @ THE HAUL, GRANTS PASS, OR, 11/17

OLIO @ OXENFRE PUBLIC HOUSE, BROOKINGS, OR, 11/18

JEFFREY GAINES @ THE DONKEY, LEICESTER, UK, 11/26

KISS THE SKY @ CAFE WHA?, NYC, 11/27

JEFFREY GAINES @ THE HALF MOON PUTNEY, LONDON, UK, 11/26

BLACK ROCK COALITION | http://blackrockcoalition.org/contact/

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Cooper Station

New York, NY 10276

STAY CONNECTED:

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Arts Symposia/Workshops/Panels — APAP/NYC2018 Programs (partial) — January 12-16, 2018 ( PreConference 1/11-12/18 ) *nyc

GAlways recommended

 

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.

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

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