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We Recommend AFROPUNK The Takeover- Harlem Co-Produced by Harlem Stage February 21- 25, 2017

AFROPUNK

The Takeover- Harlem

Co-Produced by Harlem Stage

February 21- 25, 2017

Co-Produced by Harlem Stage, The Apollo Theater and a host of legendary Harlem venues, AFROPUNK commemorates Black History Month by celebrating African-American culture and engaging with contemporary thought and issues, in the New York neighborhood that’s been central to the black American experience for well over a century. AFROPUNK The Takeover – Harlem will present a week-long series of events featuring live musical performances, film screenings, comedy shows, jam sessions and frank discussions on identity, art and protest.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017

NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE

BLACK JOY AS AN EXPRESSION OF RESISTANCE AND LIBERATION

OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION

7:00PM, FREE (Suggested donation $10)

2031 5th Ave, New York, NY 10035

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The kickoff event of  AFROPUNK The Takeover – Harlem confronts this historic political moment with a conversation about the diverse expression and cultural significance of Black Joy!  With stereotypical images and tropes of “Blackness” inundating today’s media, it is imperative to explore the creative resistance, expression and liberation housed in our joy — on our own terms, in our own words. This panel discussion will explore the ways our various institutions and movements continue to tell our stories and introduce counter-narratives that genuinely celebrate who we are as a people. It will shine a light on  the tools that have helped heal, activate and keep the cultural expressions of our communities unapologetic and liberated.

Participating in the panel will be

Zoe Kravitz, actress/musician

Larry Ossei-Mensah, co-founder of ARTNOIR

Sade Lythcott, CEO of National Black Theatre

Matthew Morgan, Founder of AFROPUNK

Moderated by André D. Singleton, Co-Founder of The Very Black Project

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

HARLEM STAGE

TAMAR-KALI: DEMON FRUIT BLUES – A WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWING

7:30PM, $15

150 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031

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Connecting the dots between modern day rock, gospel, blues and original African rhythms, Tamar-Kali’s Demon Fruit Blues is a multidisciplinary work that explores and deconstructs interrogates gender binaries, patriarchy and womanhood by examining the origins of misogyny. Through the use of music and movement by Ase Dance Theatre CollectiveDemon Fruit Blues interrogates the ‘curse of womanhood’ in Judeo-Christian ideology and how this perception of the female body reverberates in modern day western society, in an effort to heal a culture of “unspoken” influences that psychically severs the ties between history and culture. This work-in-progress showing will be preceded by the screening of a short film and followed by a panel discussion with the Tamar-kaliAdia Whitaker,  Ashley Brockington, Feminista Jones and more.

 

THE SHED: OPEN JAM SESSION – AFROPUNK EDITION

GIN FIZZ HARLEM

9pm-12am, FREE

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Ranked as one of New York City’s “Top 5 Jam Sessions,” #TheShed is a bi-weekly gathering that takes place at Gin Fizz Harlem. It is the brainchild of Grammy-nominated producer/engineer, AnuSun, and provides a taste of the New Renaissance happening in Harlem, and a launch-pad for emerging musical talent. Join us for the special AFROPUNK Edition of The Shed, you never know who might come through!

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

BEARING WITNESS AS PROTEST

THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM

6PM-8:30PM, $7 GA/ $3 Students

144 West 125th Street, New York, New York

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Explore current and historical expressions of dissent in contemporary art at The Window and The Breaking of the Window and Circa 1970, two current exhibitions at The Studio Museum. The evening will begin with a guided walk-through the exhibitions, followed by a public dialogue on bearing witness as an act of protest, and on the actions needed to create the path ahead.

The discussion will be a public dialogue about bearing witness as an act of protest with members of Harlem CopwatchOasa DuVerney (Featured artist in The Window and the Breaking of the Window) and moderated by Chaédria LaBouvier (creator of Basquiat’s Defacement).

AFROPUNK & JILL NEWMAN PRODUCTIONS present A Night Of Comedy Featuring Gina Yashere Doors: 9:00PM; Show: 9:30PM, $20 ADV/$25 DOS GINNY’S SUPPER CLUB at Red Rooster  310 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027 Purchase Tickets Now

AFROPUNK and Jill Newman Productions are collaborating to present – AFROPUNK Comedy featuring Nigerian-UK comic Gina Yashere. Gina Yashere is a stand up Comedian and TV star from the UK that broke onto the American scene in NBC’s Last Comic Standing. She has appeared on Def Comedy Jam. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Nightly Show on Comedy Central and in her 1 hour Stand Up Special on Showtime, Skinny B*tch.  Kevin Avery is a comedian and Emmy award-winning writer. His writing credits include HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, VH1′s Best Week Ever and the critically acclaimed FX original series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, on which he had the distinction of serving as head writer.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017

AFROPUNK  & THE CINEMA AT THE MAYSLES DOCUMENTARY CENTER present a screening of

THE TALK – RACE IN AMERICA

6:30PM; $10 Donation

THE CINEMA AT MAYSLES DOCUMENTARY CENTER

343 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY, 10027

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The Talk – Race in America – a documentary about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. The film profiles, Dr. Christi GriffinSamaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, who was a 12-year-old boy killed by the Cleveland police while playing with a toy gun in a local park;Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President and retired New York police officer, Kenya Barris, creator/executive producer of Peabody Award-winning ABC series black-ishNas, musician/activist, John Singleton, director/screenwriter/producer; and Charles Blow, New York Times Op-Ed columnist.

MAD FREE & AFROPUNK present The Hair Tales:  An Appropriation Conversation

Harlem Stage

7:30pm; $15

150 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031

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Cultural critic and image activist Michaela Angela Davis teams up with Franchesca Ramsey, actress/comedian/provocateur and creator of the YouTube sensation Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls, to engage in a candid and kinky communal conversation about Black Girl hair culture in the age of  #BlackGirlMagic & #BlackLivesMatter. Designed as a Pan-African Parisian Salon, the evening will feature improvisational braiding by Ancestral Strands, exclusive set pieces by Enitan Vintage, cocktails and YOU.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017

THE APOLLO THEATER

AFROPUNK: “UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK” THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN SONGBOOK REMIXED, A CELEBRATION OF BLACK PROTEST MUSIC

7:30PM, Tickets start at $33.50

253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

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Creative & Musical Direction by Robert Glasper

With Igmar Thomas & The Revive Big Band

Featuring Special Guests

Bilal,  Toshi Reagon, Staceyann Chin, Jill Scott, Tunde Adebimpe (TV ON THE RADIO) and more

AFROPUNK pays homage to black protest music and iconic and contemporary artists who have celebrated the power of being unapologetically black.

February 21, 2017 Posted by | ART, avant-garde, CULTURE, FOOD AND WINE, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Harlem Arts Festival -Updates *NYC

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Dear HAFamily,

We’re launching a major video campaign today! As you may know, the new administration is threatening to cut all federal funding for the arts. We can’t let this happen. In times like these, artists voices matter more than ever. Artists are here to shed light on the important issues communities face today. Art brings communities together, drives local economy, encourages creativity and diversity, promotes education, and challenges important issues like hatred, racism, sexism, anti-semitism, and more.

So today, we’re starting a trend! We want to this video to reach 1,000 people in 10 days! Share/post this message on your Twitter/Facebook/Insta account today by clicking here or below! We’re using a cool tool called Thunderclap that will help amplify our message.

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#HAFARTIST TALKS:

SAMORA PINDERHUGHES ON ART AND ACTIVISM

As a Harlem transplant, Pinderhughes recognizes that his presence in the historic neighborhood is “a complicated reality.” He recognizes that the same struggle with gentrification in Harlem is happening in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Pinderhughes was raised.
We sat down with Samora to learn more about his most recent acclaimed album, The Transformations Suite, and his thoughts on art and activism.

Read the full article here >

THINGS WE LOVE

HAF ARTIST NEWS + UPCOMING GREAT EVENTS!

NEW ARTIST TRACK: LI’L LIZA JANE

In anticipation of their forthcoming mixtape, #HAF2015 Artist Sammy Miller and the Congregation released the 1st track of the mixtape! Listen to it on Spotify by clicking the image above or here — it’ll get the party started! Be sure to check out their upcoming tour dates on their website as they’ll be touring around the country. For everyone in New York, the release party will be next Sunday, February 26th at The Woods, 8 PM. It’ll be quite a party.!

EDDIE PALMIERI: CELEBRATING 80 YEARS

March 3-4 @ 8pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rose Theater

Eddie Palmieri is an incomparable performer and bandleader of some of the most energetic concerts in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s history. This season, the NEA Jazz Master and nine-time Grammy Award-winner continues his fast-paced career in Rose Theater for an 80th birthday blowout. One of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer known for skillfully fusing complex jazz harmonies with the rhythms of his Puerto Rican heritage and of various Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean fusions.

Purchase Tickets and Find Out More here! >

UPTOWN ARTS STROLL: CALLING ARTISTS AND VENDORS!

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance has announced a call for artists and all kinds of participants for the 15th Uptown Arts Stroll, in Washington Heights-Inwood and West Harlem, from West 135th to 220th Street, in June. The stroll showcases the painters, photographers, writers, musicians, sculptors, actors, dancers and filmmakers in Northern Manhattan from May 31 to June 30, 2017, with $1,000 goes to this year’s Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest winner, exclusive graphic representation on all publications throughout the month-long arts fest, and more!
The deadline is this Friday, February 24th, so check out the links below to find out more!

How To Participate >
Submit a Booking >
List Your Studio >
Submit Your Venue >

Contact artstroll@nomaanyc.org with any questions.

February 21, 2017 Posted by | ART, avant-garde, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, HOLIDAY GUIDES, opportunity, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Recommend : Support A Woman Filmmaker on Indiegogo

Creative Block: A New Bilingual Film
A short film about creativity: having it, losing it, and going the distance to get it back again.

Nicola Rose
New York, United States
$2,300 USD raised by 101 backers
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OVERVIEW
Creative Block is a short film about creativity and what happens when we lose it. It’s about the distance we’ll go to get it back again, and the people we invest our trust in along the way – maybe to be disappointed, maybe to come out stronger at the other end.

I’m Nicola Rose, producer of Creative Block, and I need your help to finish my film. We’ve shot one day of principal photography in Paris, France, and now we have the rest to do in NYC. I hope you’ll consider helping me fund it.

Slideshow of our first filming day in Paris, Nov. 4, 2016

Creative Block: the story (in English and French) / Bloc et Blocage: L’histoire (en anglais et français)

A short film weaving surrealism into everyday life, Creative Block (French title Bloc et Blocage) introduces us to Claire, a young artist and puppet-maker in New York. One day, she suffers a huge rupture in her creative thought, leading to depression. She soon becomes convinced the only cure is the art of another: Thibaut, a figure skater in Paris. Spellbound by the artistry of this athlete she only knows from TV, Claire impulsively goes to Paris herself. There, she discovers the unexpected: Thibaut, too, is suffering from creative block. At that point, it’s up to Claire to find the road back to her own creativity: a road strewn with disappointments, revelations … and balloons.

Court-métrage bilingue mêlant surréalisme et sentiments du quotidien, Creative Block (en français Bloc et Blocage) raconte un moment important dans la vie de Claire, jeune artiste et créatrice de marionnettes vivant à Manhattan. La jeune femme réalise qu’elle souffre d’une grande rupture dans sa vie créatrice et que le seul remède est l’art d’un autre. Celui de Thibaut, un patineur artistique vivant à Paris. Bouleversée par la personnalité artistique de ce dernier qu’elle ne connait qu’à travers la télévision, Claire, n’écoutant que ses pulsions, se rend à Paris. Elle y découvre l’inattendu : Thibaut, souffre de son propre blocage artistique ! C’est dorénavant à Claire de trouver la route qui la ramènera à sa propre créativité : une route bordée de déceptions, de révélations… et de ballons.

About the Filmmaker

Nicola Rose is a producer, director and actress in New York City. She is the creator of the short form comedy webseries Callie & Izzy, about a girl with a puppet growing out of her hand (you can see a couple of her favorite episodes below). She is also the creator of a musical, Aisle Six, which premiered Off-Broadway at NYC’s Lynn Redgrave Theater in 2013. In addition, she works as a professional puppeteer in NYC, performing frequently for the New York  Public Library, American Scandinavian Foundation, children’s museums, schools and more. She is a graduate of Columbia University and the Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris.

What we’ve done so far… and what we need now:

In November 2016, thanks to talented director Véronique Doumbé and a formidable production team in Paris, France, we shot the “French part” of our film! Needless to say, that was the most complicated part logistically (since I am based in New York). But from a technical standpoint, it was the simplest. That means the rest, the “New York part” of the film, is what will cost. We will need your help to cover the following:

  • Compensation of cast and crew
  • Equipment rental
  • Location rental
  • Construction and purchase of props
  • Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Meals for crew and cast
  • Post-production (editing, color, additional after-effects, music, subtitling)

How you can help, and what you get:

EVERY DOLLAR HELPS! I’m serious: Every. Single. Dollar. I’ve learned this from running (and donating to) prior campaigns. If you want to donate, but can only donate one dollar or euro, DO IT! It will pay for several minutes at a location; several batteries for equipment; postcards for publicity; part of a prop; a small portion of work from a crew member… you get the idea. EVERYTHING you donate will ease the burden on our producer (aka me) ;), and you’ll be helping us to make a better film that YOU, with any luck, will love.

I’ve paid personally for what we’ve done so far, and I’d gladly do the same for the rest – but I can’t. 🙂 And that’s why I need you.

Please see the sidebar for the perks your donations will get you. I had fun thinking them up, and I hope you’ll enjoy receiving them as well!

What’s next?

Once financially able, we will begin shooting our New York scenes, which make up the majority of the film. We aim to finish production by mid-2017 and post-production later in the year, so that with any luck, the film will be finished and en route to festivals before 2018. Meanwhile, I am maintaining a “making-of” Tumblr about the film, which you can follow at http://creativeblockfilm.tumblr.com.

 

Thank you! / Questions?

First of all, thank you for reading this far! If you’ve done so, that means you’re at least considering us. Second of all, thanks for listening — for being curious, and for considering this little film about creativity, depression and balloons. We hope you donate, but even if you don’t, we’re honored you thought of us.

If you have any questions at all, please email me at nicolarosemail@gmail.com.

 

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All of the above plus a custom-made sock puppet!
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  • Special Thanks in Credits
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Every single donation gets a heartfelt thank you from me on all our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr). Unless you don’t want it, of course.
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We’ll Profile Your Project
A thank you, plus we’ll profile your business or a project of your choice on social media.
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A finger puppet made just for you!
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All of the above, plus you’ll be listed in our credits under “Special Thanks To”.
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Special Thanks/Exclusive Card
All of the above, plus an exclusively designed Creative Block thank-you notecard.
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  • Thank-you on social media
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  • Exclusively designed notecard
  • Special Thanks + Goodies
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Special Thanks/Extra Goodies
All of the above, plus an exclusive Creative Block balloon and a DVD of the film.
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  • Thank-you on social media
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  • Creative Block balloon
  • DVD of the film
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Co-Producer
All of the above, plus a personalized video thank-you from Nicola, an official film poster, and credit as a Co-Producer.
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All of the above, plus credit as Producer and an official “making of Creative Block” scrapbook.
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  • Thank-you on social media
  • Profile your business/project
  • Exclusively designed notecard
  • Credit as Producer
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Executive Producer
All of the above, plus a copy of the script and credit as Executive Producer.
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  • Profile your business/project
  • Exclusively designed notecard
  • Creative Block balloon
  • DVD of the film
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December 17, 2016 Posted by | BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, FILM, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DANCE : Floor Friends/ Sarah Chien, Ethan Meigs + Dinner 12//17 * Brooklyn, NY

This Saturday at 7:30pm, Sarah Chien be showing a new improvised duet called “Tethered” and it would mean so much to see you there!
She hasjoined forces with fellow improviser Ethan Meigs, and they are exploring the duality of structure- how it can both restrict and liberate us. There’s a certain magic that happens when we’re in the space together- and we all hope you can come witness it!
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Brooklyn Studios for Dance, where I’ve been teaching this fall, is organizing this incredible hybrid evening that includes an improv jam, a dinner and an improvisationally arranged showcase of work by 12 artists. Our duet will be part of the performance portion of the evening (starting around 7:30), but you are welcome to come earlier and join us in all of the festivities starting from 5pm.
Dinner is included in the $10 admission (whaaat?!). No reservations, just show up!
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If you’re not free on Saturday, they will be doing a preview performance on Tuesdayat 7:30 pm at The Woods Cooperative, 1826 Palmetto. #1 in Ridgewood. I believe its free as part of Dance to the People’s Holiday Partylet-light-in-12-17-sarah-chien
They are so excited to showing this work at such welcoming, community-focused spaces. You’ll be welcome too!
– Please support Sarah and her wonderful choreography. We Recommend it!
Sarah Chien

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December 13, 2016 Posted by | ART, avant-garde, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, FOOD AND WINE, HOLIDAY GUIDES, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , | Leave a comment

#APAP2017 #OPERA/ THEATRE / NOW PROTOTYPE #NYC JANUARY 2017

PROTOTYPE is the premier festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre. January 5-15, 2017

After just four years on the scene, PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now has been deemed “the go-to spot for brilliantly produced new indie chamber opera” by The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times called the 2016 festival an “explosion of boundary-defying chamber opera.”

Now blazing into its fifth season, PROTOTYPE returns January 5-15, 2017. Beth Morrison Projects and HERE have come together to bring you a striking celebration of opera and a stellar array of artists, presenting new works by Matt Marks & Paul Peers; Missy Mazzoli & Royce Vavrek; David Lang & Mark Dion; M Lamar & Hunter Hunt-Hendrix; Sahba Aminikia, Jeff Beal, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Shara Nova, Toshi Reagon, DJ Spooky, & Brooklyn Youth Chorus; Sarah Small; Cerise Jacobs & Julian Wachner – at HERE and our partner presenting venues – NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, BRIC Arts | Media House, National Sawdust, and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).

Tickets for PROTOTYPE 2017 are now on sale.

November 9, 2016 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

APAP Emerging Leadership Institute Announces 2017 Class of Participants

APAP Emerging Leadership Institute Announces 2017 Class of Participants

Rare opportunity for each participant to reflect on and develop their ideas about leadership and their own career

Washington, DC (September 9, 2016) – The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) announces its 16th class for the Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI). ELI is an intensive two and a half-day seminar that develops critical leadership skills for emerging performing arts professionals. Each year, a new cohort is invited to participate in ELI and attend APAP|NYC, APAP’s annual members conference held in New York City every January.

“We created ELI because there is a need in the field to retain people with 3-7 years of experience and equip them with the training and tools to take the next step in their career, becoming effective leaders in the performing arts,” says, Scott Stoner, vice president of programs of APAP. “It is important to stimulate conversation and provide a forum for these young leaders to grow and think about how leadership can operate on different levels and then take that knowledge and apply it first-hand.”

Approximately 25 participants are selected each year from a wide pool of applicants and are comprised of those who work directly in the presenting and touring field which includes, but is not limited to, performing artists, presenters, managers, agents, producers and professionals who work for arts councils or service organizations. ELI is an opportunity to engage in new professional relationships, exchange ideas, and become part of an expanding network of over 400 ELI alumni.

“Year after year I am inspired by artists, managers and cultural workers who are building careers in our field. My role is to co-facilitate dialogue, introduce mechanisms for action and ignite strong relationships development among the expanding ELI alumni network,” says, Rosalba Rolon, long-time co-facilitator of the ELI program.  “What makes the ELI effective is that participants are sharing their experiences among similar-minded individuals and expanding their individual perspectives to provide strategies that may ultimately permeate their organizations.”

Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017, APAP has been committed to leadership development in the changing ecology of the performing arts industry, providing avenues for members to expand and strengthen their leadership skills.  ELI 2017 will take place January 4-6, 2017 during the days leading up to APAP|NYC 2017 (January 6-10, 2017).

Participants of the 2017 Emerging Leadership Institute:

January 4-6, 2017

* Sara Bailey, program manager, Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

* Rachel Behring, programming specialist, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, TX

* Rachael Walters Brightwell, associate director of programing and outreach at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Atlanta, GA

* Robyn Busch, program associate, international, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD

* Mickey Davis, program director, Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines, IA

* Meera Dugal, programming manager, David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, New York, NY

* Grace Eubank, special events manager, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY

* Kevin Hasser, general manager, National Players, Olney, MD

* Ariana Hellerman, consultant, Hostos Center, Bronx, NY

* Isabella Hreljanovic, producer and performer, Manhattan, NY

* Daniela Jacobson, executive and development associate, New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA

* Allison Kadin, marketing manager, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY

* Caroline Leipf, development and administration associate, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

* Mari Levasheff, marketing business analyst, UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara, CA

* Ethan Messere, assistant director of presenting and touring, South Arts, Atlanta, GA

* Abbey Messmer, programming manager, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

* Lauren Metts, senior manager of patron relations, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville, KY

* Joe O’Neill, theatre programmer, City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, Las Vegas, NV

* Hanna Oravec, assistant director for programs, Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, Middletown, CT

* Heena Patel, owner, MELA Agency, New York, NY

* Jonathan Serret, technical director of the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA

* Katie Spohr, special events and booking manager, Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington, IN

* Phinn Sriployrung, integrated marketing specialist, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

* Willie Sullivan, front of house coordinator for University Musical Society, Ann Arbor, MI

* Kim Szeto, program manager for Creative City at the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), Boston, MA

* Chelsea Walsh, artist liaison, Artis -Naples, Naples, FL

* Megan Pagado Wells, associate director of Artist Partner Program, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD

* Amanda Wu, individual giving and special events manager, Cal Performances, Berkeley, CA

About the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, 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 1,500 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. 6-10, 2017) – APAP continues to be the industry’s leading resource, knowledge and networking destination for the advancement of performing arts presenting.

About APAP|NYC

APAP|NYC is the world’s premier gathering of more than 3600 performing arts professionals, and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters 60th annual members conference, APAP|NYC 2017, in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square. APAP|NYC features more than 1000 world-class artist showcases held around the city, an EXPO Hall boasting nearly 400 booths, dozens of professional development sessions, A-list keynote speakers, and pre-conference forums, many of which are free and open to the public and members. See more conference information at APAPNYC.org, and APAP membership information at apap365.org.

November 5, 2016 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, opportunity, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#PERFORMANCE #ARTS #APAP #COIL –PS122 #NYC 1/3-22/17

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PS122’s Coil 2017 Festival
January 3 – 22

Performance Space 122’s Coil Festival explores the vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures, and perspectives. Full of inquisitive and dynamic work created locally, across the US, and around the world.

“We don’t present objects, static fixed ideas. These are living, breathing, complicated, flawed and wonderful experiences. Profound and unpredictable. Difficult.

There’s a rightful push for the work that we do to better reflect the society of ideas and people from which we spring. Sometimes we get this right, and sometimes we also push back when we’re told to make the work do something predictable, something certain. The potency of the work that PS122 presents comes from the fact that it should give you back the power to create its impact.

I am very proud that in my final year of Coil, PS122 again shows off its artists’ interdisciplinary chops – from the entirely constructed world of VR through a theater created purely of object, light and sound to visceral, confronting and raw movement.” – Vallejo Gantner, Artistic Director

Book Your Tickets Early:

PS122’s Coil Pass is always the best ticketing option that allows you to see everything: 8 tickets for $122.

Single tickets will go on sale November 14th and may be purchased online, via phone at 212-352-3101, or in person at venue box offices except where otherwise noted. Single ticket prices vary per event.

Click an artist or project for more info:
Yehuda Duenyas (USA)
CVRTAIN

Virtual Reality | World Premiere
PS122 Virtual Commission | Presented in partnership with Wallplay
January 3-15

Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe (Australia)
MEETING

Dance | US Premiere
Co-presented with La MaMa
January 4-8

Forced Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Real Magic

Theater | US Premiere
PS122 Commission | Co-presented with La MaMa
January 5-8

Pavel Zuštiak / Palissimo (NYC)
Custodians of Beauty

Dance, Performance
Co-presented with La MaMa
January 5-8

Kate McIntosh / SPIN (Belgium)
Worktable

Live Installation | US Premiere
Co-presented with The Invisible Dog Art Center
January 5-9

Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith (NYC)
Basketball

Dance | World Premiere
PS122 Commission | Co-presented with Baryshnikov Arts Center
January 7-10

Britt Hatzius (United Kingdom / Belgium)
Blind Cinema

Film, Performance | NY Premiere
Co-presented with SVA Theatre in partnership with East Village Community School
January 9-12

Nicola Gunn (Australia)
Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster

Theater, Dance | US Premiere
Co-presented with La MaMa
January 11-14

Daniel Fish (NYC)
Untitled

Time Based Art
Co-presented with The Chocolate Factory Theater
January 11-21

CATCH 75: Coil’d Again (NYC)
Dance, Theater, Performance | One Night Only!
January 15

Bobbi Jene Smith in collaboration with Keir GoGwilt (NYC)
A Study on Effort

Dance | NY Premiere
Presented by ArKtype / Thomas O Kriegsmann
and The Invisible Dog Art Center
in partnership with PS122
January 12-14

Yara Travieso (NYC)
La Medea

Interdisciplinary | World Premiere
PS122 Commission | Co-presented with BRIC and Dance Film Association
January 20-22


*Maximum (2) tickets may be redeemed per performance. Some restrictions apply. Questions? ps122.org/support or call 212-477-5829 x.302.

Performance Space 122’s Coil 2017 Festival is made possible in part by Australian Consulate-General in New York, Australia Council for the Arts, Axe-Houghton Foundation, Barragga Bay Fund, British Council, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Flanders State of the Art, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Morrison Foerster Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network (NPN), New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The New York Community Trust, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

 

PS122’s Coil 2017 Festival is part of January in NYC is the Place to Be for the Performing Arts, celebrating the unmatched convergence of performing arts professionals, audiences and events in New York City. Every January, more than 45,000 people from around the globe flock to New York City for public festivals and industry gatherings, featuring over 1,500 performances by thousands of world-class artists of all disciplines and genres, including world music, theater, dance, jazz, and more.
January in NYC

November 4, 2016 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, HOLIDAY GUIDES, opportunity, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ARTS /MUSIC/FESTIVALS #APAP #globalFEST2017 NYC 1/8/17

Announcing globalFEST’s 2017 Lineup on January 8, 2017 at Webster Hall

Tickets Onsale now via Ticketmaster

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Batida (Portugal/Angola): Booming Afro electronic dance party

Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (Venezuela): Powerhouse Afro-Venezuelan vocalist (US Debut)

Jojo Abot (Ghana/Denmark/USA): Globetrotting experimental Afropolitan pop-soul

L’Orchestre Afrisa International et M’bilia Bel (DRC/USA): Tabu Ley Rochereau’s Congolese rumba legends return

Maarja Nuut feat. Hendrik Kaljujärv (Estonia): Digital Estonian folk soundscapes

Ranky Tanky (USA): Funky Gullah songs of the South Carolina Sea Islands

Rare Essence (USA): DC’s pioneering polyrhythmic Go-Go superstars

Rascasuelos (Argentina): Vanguard tango music and dance reimagined

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition (USA): Deeply rooted Indo-jazz

Septeto Santiaguero (Cuba): Adventurous Grammy-winning son cubano stars

SsingSsing (Korea) Extravagant shamanistic Korean folk songs meet rock

globalFEST’s New Website Coming This November!

November 4, 2016 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ARTS – #APAP #NYC — January In NYC links 12 major performing arts festivals and conferencess around APAP|NYC 2017 1/3-22/17

45,000 Performing Arts Professionals and Enthusiasts Await the Most Comprehensive Celebration of the Performing Arts Around the Globe
 January 3-22

January In NYC links 12 major performing arts festivals and conferencess around APAP|NYC 2017

November 3, 2016– Every January in New York City, more than 45,000 industry professionals and enthusiasts come together to experience the most comprehensive celebration of the performing arts around the globe. This January 3-22, a dozen events organized by leading arts organizations will spotlight the best and newest in theater, dance, opera and music. With more than 1,500 world-class showcases and full-length performances, concerts and public programs, conferences, keynote speakers, professional development and networking opportunities, the partnership of public festivals and industry events, January In NYC demonstrates how rich, vibrant, vast and diverse the performing arts are.

 

“There is an electricity in the air the moment all of these performing arts professionals and festival-goers descend upon the streets, clubs, performance spaces and conference hotels of New York during the first few weeks of January,” said Mario Garcia Durham, president and CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP).

 

EVENTS FOR 2017 include conferences, festivals and concerts—many open to the public. Details are available at JanuaryInNYC.org and individual event websites:

 

American Dance Platform, Jan. 3-8, Joyce.org

Performance Space 122’s COIL Festival, Jan. 3-22, ps122.org/coil

The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival (UTR), Jan. 4-15, undertheradarfestival.com

Jazz Connect Conference, Jan. 5-6, jazz-connect.com

Wavelengths: APAP World Music Preconference, Jan. 5-6, APAPNYC.org

NYC Winter Jazzfest, Jan. 5-10, winterjazzfest.com

American Realness, Jan. 5-15, americanrealness.com

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, Jan. 5-15, prototypefestival.org

APAP|NYC 2017, Jan. 6-10 and Preconference, Jan 5-6, APAPNYC.org

globalFEST, Jan. 8, globalfest.org

ISPA’s 99th Congress, Jan. 10-12, ispa.org

Chamber Music America (CMA), Jan. 12-15, chamber-music.org

January In NYC grew organically as live arts festivals and professional events were scheduled around the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference (APAP|NYC), which will celebrate 60 years in 2017. Organizers of events built onto the concentration of artists and presenters already traveling to New York. In January 2014, nine such organizations formed a deliberate collaboration to more effectively and efficiently serve the performing arts community. A dozen groups now comprise the partnership.

November 4, 2016 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UNION VOICE-OVER ACTORS STRIKE AGAINST VIDEO GAME COMPANIES By Tanya Young

UNION VOICE-OVER ACTORS STRIKE AGAINST VIDEO GAME COMPANIES

By Tanya Young

Contributing Editor, Business, West Coast

Call of DutyWorld of Warcraft. Mortal Kombat. Halo.

These top titles are ballooning the video game industry. The Fall 2016 Digital Hollywood Summit indicates the gaming industry is in the midst of intense capitalization to the tune of $23.5 billion in domestic revenue in 2015. The Los Angeles Times recognizes that games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 even have the potential to outgross the biggest Hollywood blockbusters.

The actors strike started with a message slipped silently into union actors’ email boxes on Friday, Oct. 22.  Then the strike whistled with a bang as SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris robocalled members to join the picket line at Electronic Arts Productions (EA) Monday morning Oct. 24th at 9:00am.  And 350 actors rained their displeasure down upon the Playa Del Rey gates of EA, marching and chanting in the autumn sun. Carteris led members in chanting: “Hey hey, shut it down, L.A. is a union town!”  The turnout included members of Local 399 of the Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 47 of the American Federation of Musicians and members of the Writers Guild of America West.

No lie, SAG-AFTRA has declared its strike against eleven video game publishers that produced games after Feb. 17, 2015. The target companies include some of the heaviest hitters of the industry:

Activision Publishing, Inc.

Blindlight, LLC

Corps of Discovery Films

Disney Character Voices, Inc.

Electronic Arts Productions, Inc.

Formosa Interactive, LLC

Insomniac Games, Inc.

Interactive Associates, Inc.

Take 2 Interactive Software

VoiceWorks Productions, Inc.

WB Games, Inc.

The last contract was the Interactive Media Agreement that expired in 2014. Nineteen months and no progress on a new contract. So President Carteris decided it was long past time to strike.  The goal to provide residuals, transparency in hiring and on-set safety.

On Twitter, supporters of the labor action were urged to use #PerformanceMatters to show solidarity, particularly during the picket on Monday morning.

November 3, 2016 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURS, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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