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Film/Festivals – NY Asian Film Festival Review — SOUL MATE

An EXCELLENT Recommendation foe tonight’s #FSLC/#SubwayCinema screening!

 

 

Derek Tsang’s SOUL MATE is a wonderful film. The performances by the lead actresses playing July and Ansen are marvelous and capture you right from the start. The screenplay is smart and loaded with excitement and twists to the very end. Above all, it is a film about the power of love and friendship that endures and endures. Don’t miss it!
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July 7, 2017 Posted by | ART, CULTURE, FILM, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joffrey Ballet School announces 20 Summer Programs for 2015

This year, the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City will be launching four new summer intensives.

In addition, the summer audition tour will be their largest yet with over 100 locations and more than $2 million dollars in scholarships awarded.

For their biggest summer season to date, Joffrey Ballet School is proud to announce the appointment of Desmond Richardson (Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Complexions Contemporary Ballet) as Program Director over the Joffrey Southwest Dallas Intensive.

 

 

JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL LAUNCHES FOUR NEW SUMMER INTENSIVES IN 2015 FOR A TOTAL OF 20 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAMS

Audition Tour to Hit Over 100 Locations and will Offer Over $2 Million in Scholarships; Desmond Richardson Named Director for Dallas Summer Intensive

Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, announces the addition of four brand new summer programs: Musical Theater, Tap Spectacular, Character Dance and the Joffrey World Dancer Tour to their summer intensive offerings. With its biggest audition tour ever, students at over 100 locations across the globe will have the opportunity to tryout. The year-round school in New York City produces the world’s largest summer training program with locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Georgia, Florence Italy, and in Russia with the Bolshoi Ballet featuring industry-leading faculty. Program directors include Desmond Richardson, Davis Robertson, Josie Walsh, Michael Blake, Jo Matos, Matthew Prescott, Larisa Calero, and Alice Alyse.

“At the Joffrey Ballet School, we are determined to continue to provide intimate and focused training for all our students. Because of this focus in quality education, the Joffrey Ballet School and their summer programs continue to grow exponentially every year,” says Executive Director Christopher D’Addario. “In order to accommodate this growth, whilst still holding true to our foundation in quality education, we are launching four brand new summer intensives, as well as bringing you new, top-rate program directors.”

With three shows in three weeks, the Joffrey Musical Theater Intensive, directed by Matthew Prescott, will partner with three Broadway musicals including Wicked and Phantom of the Opera. The students will learn choreography inspired by the shows while working with actual cast members and get tickets to see the performances on Broadway! With its foundation grounded in strong technique, the Musical Theater Intensive in New York City is Joffrey’s first triple-threat program. Students will start each day with ballet and musical theater while also studying voice, acting, makeup and stage combat.

Also joining the Joffrey summer intensives in New York City will be Character Dance directed by Larisa Calero. Like all Joffrey programs, students will have foundation in ballet, pointe and partnering. They will also learn character pieces from classical ballets and study international dance styles such as Flamenco, Indian, Irish, Tango and others. This program is tailored to the needs of the dancers that want to be versatile and competitive, for the dancers that want to go above and beyond in their dance education and looking for longevity in their dance carrier.

Joining the Joffrey programs in Miami this year, will be the one-week Tap Spectacular, directed by Jo Matos. Joffrey’s first all-tap program, students will study tap history from the contemporary tap masters, as well as, classes in Soft-Shoe, Clogging, Buck and Wing, Classical Tap, Class Acts, Jazz Tap, Hoofing, Rhythm Tap, Broadway Tap and Funk Tap. A tap improvisation class will encourage students to experiment with their own movement and sound ideas. Small classes will provide the students individual, personal attention, directed corrections and the opportunity to pick the brains of the tap masters. The week will culminate with a student production titled, Great American Dance Movies.

The Joffrey World Dancer Tour is the first program of its kind. Starting at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York and touring across Europe, students will study at some of the world’s most prestigious ballet schools. This program is designed for only the most dedicated dancers looking to expand their horizons and will give the participants a truly international experience. Four years of pointe experience is required. Dates and details to be announced.

With the option to either participate in a live class with a Joffrey Ballet School instructor or send in a video audition, prospective students are judged on their technique at the barre with exercises such as plies, tendues and degages. Fee for auditioning is $40 for U.S. auditions.

Joffrey Ballet School will award $2 million dollars of scholarship funding this year. Merit based scholarships are available and distributed based on a students audition—criteria includes technique, artistry, potential, musicality and tenacity. The school also distributes a limited number of financial aid scholarships. Those seeking a merit or financial aid scholarship should contact the school directly for more information.

A list of Joffrey Ballet school audition tour locations can be found at joffreyballetschool.com/audition-dates-and-locations.

Summer Intensive Programs
Ballet
New York City – Directed by Davis Roberston
NYC Pre-Professional – Directed by Davis Robertson
Joffrey San Francisco – Directed by Josie Walsh
Joffrey South Georgia – Directed by Alice Alyse
Joffrey Denver – Directed by Davis Robertson

Jazz and Contemporary
New York City – Directed by Michael Blake
NYC Joffrey Experience – Directed by Michael Blake – faculty from Joffrey national intensives including three Joffrey program directors
Joffrey Southwest Dallas – Directed by Desmond Richardson
Joffrey West Los Angeles – Directed by Josie Walsh
Joffrey South Georgia – Directed by Alice Alyse
Joffrey Miami – Directed by Jo Matos

Other Disciplines
NYC Musical Theater – Directed by Matthew Prescott
NYC Character Dance – Directed by Larisa Calero
Miami Tap Spectacular – Directed by Jo Matos

International Intensives
Joffrey World Dancer – TBA
Florence, Italy – Scuola di Danza Hamlyn
Moscow, Russia – Bolshoi Ballet

Youth Intensives
New York City – Directed by Jo Matos – ages 8.5-14
Joffrey South Georgia – Directed by Alice Alyse – ages 10-13
NYC Dance Camp – Directed by Jo Matos – ages 3-7

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About Joffrey Ballet School
Founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, Joffrey Ballet School maintains the vision of its founders to transform passionate dance students into versatile, individualistic artists able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society. With an accredited dance program that offers two core pieces of study – ballet and jazz/contemporary – Joffrey is known for its diverse curriculum as well as being the largest summer intensive training program in the country. As Joffrey celebrates its 60th anniversary, it remains at the forefront of American dance education, instilling a passion for dance in children, youth, adults, pre-professionals and professionals. Graduates of the School have gone on to dance for major classical ballet, modern and contemporary companies, both in the United States and abroad.

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Theatre QUEEN OF THE NIGHT (PERFORMANCE, MUSIC, CIRCUS, CUISINE) 1/31 – 3/9 *nyc

We don’t know anything about this, so we can’t wait to find out. Immersive theatre is all the rage round our offices.

Queen of the night

Deep in the basement of New York’s Paramount Hotel is a mythical place, closed to the public for several decades: The Diamond Horseshoe. Reopened on New Year’s Eve 2013, the legendary supperclub is now home to Queen of the Night, an immersive theatre experience, with circus elements directed by Shana Carroll, co-founder of Montreal based 7 Doigts de la Main.

The show is a fusion of performance, music, circus, cuisine, and design that welcomes the audience into a wholly interactive entertainment experience. Gala attire suggested!

To see a video click here

http://queenofthenightnyc.com/
http://7doigts.com/fr/spectacles/21-queen-of-the-night


Date : 
From January 31, 2014 to March 9, 2014Location :
235 W 46th StNew York  10036
États-Unis

February 7, 2014 Posted by | CULTURE, FOOD AND WINE, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, opportunity | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feb 8-9 NYU Conference on Historical Surrealism in the African Diaspora

Get Ready for the Marvelous: Black Surrealism in Dakar, Fort de France, Havana, Johannesburg, New York City, Paris, Port au Prince, 1932-2013.

Surrealism Africa

Conference
Friday, February 8th, 1:00-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 9th, 1:00-5:30 p.m.

Special Breakfast Film Program
Saturday, February 9th, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street

Free adminission with reservations, email RSVP@performa-arts.org
Indicate the dates you will attend with your reservation. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Performa Institute and NYU Steinhardt are pleased to present Get Ready for the Marvelous: Black Surrealism in Dakar, Fort de France, Havana, Johannesburg, New York City, Paris, Port au Prince, 1932-2013, a groundbreaking conference exploring historical Surrealism in the African Diaspora and its relevance to contemporary art.  The conference is a platform to elaborate on the group of international black artists who were directly or tangentially involved in Surrealism, engaging with it as an ideology, artistic movement, and a state of mind—a way of being in the world—and their influence on contemporary art and culture throughout the African Diaspora.

The context-setting keynote address entitled “Blues People and the Poetic Sprit: Recovering Surrealism’s Revolutionary Politics” will be given by Robin D.G. Kelley, Gary B. Nash Professor of American History, University of California Lost Angeles, and co-editor of Black, Brown, and Beige: Surrealist Writings from Africa and the Diaspora with Franklin Rosemont. Participants include Awam Ampka, Associate Professor, Africana Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University; Isolde Brielmaier, Chief Curator, Savannah College of Art and Design; Barbara Browning, Associate Professor, Performance Studies, New York University; artist Simone Leigh; Gabi Ngcobo, Curator and Founder, Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg; Tavia Nyong’o, Associate Professor, Performance Studies, New York University; artist Paul D. Miller a.k.a. ‘DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid’; artist Wangechi Mutu; artist Adam Pendleton; Lowery Stokes Sims, Curator, Museum of Art and Design; and Greg Tate, Visiting Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University, musician with the Black Rock Coalition and Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, cultural critic, and record producer.

The two-day convening will traverse a medley of dynamic interrelated themes, including the art of Wifredo Lam; the poetics and politics of Negritude poets Aimé Césaire and Léopold Sédar Senghor; the intersection of dance and ethnography in the work of Maya Deren and Katherine Dunham; theater and politics during the period of decolonization in West Africa; Afro-Futurism and black science fiction; élan vital and black performance; and contemporary art-making and curatorial approaches to Black Surrealism. Adam Pendleton will present a new performance piece, inspired by and in honor of award-winning playwright Adrienne Kennedy.

The conference will be complemented by a remarkable film program comprised of a suite of historical and contemporary documentaries, featuring Maya Deren’s Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1985), a documentary film about dance and possession in Haitian Vodoun compiled from footage Deren shot during her fieldwork on the island between 1947 and 1954; William Greave’s The First World Festival of Negro Arts (1967), the official documentary film of the 1966 festival held in Dakar, Senegal, which over 2,000 writers, artists, and performers from throughout the African Diaspora attended, including Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Alvin Ailey, Léopold Sédar Senghor, and Aimé Césaire, and other artists, performers, and dignitaries from 30 countries; and Gilles Elie-dit-Cosaque’s Zétwal (2008), a documentary film that tells the story of local Martinican legend Robert Saint‐Rose’s attempt to propel himself to outer space, through the poetry of Aimé Césaire.

The conference title is inspired by Suzanne Césaire’s poetic description “Surrealism is permanent readiness for the Marvelous.”  It is also informed by Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci’s The Prison Notebooks in which he wrote, “The starting-point of critical elaboration is the consciousness of what one really is, and is ‘knowing thyself’ as a product of the historical processes to date, which has deposited in you an infinity of traces, without leaving an inventory.” Further, despite “the vast critical literature on surrealism,” as Kelley and Rosemont note in their introduction to Black, Brown, and Beige: Surrealist Writings from Africa and the Diaspora, “all but a few black surrealists have been invisible…Occasional token mentions aside, people of color – and more particularly those from Africa or the Diaspora – have been excluded from most of the so-called standard works on the subject.”

Accordingly, the conference proceedings will illuminate the complex heterogeneity of historical Surrealism, its circuits of artistic and political exchange in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States, and its accumulations as manifested in interdisciplinary art created in relation to ideas of the sublime, the miraculous, the supernatural, the surprising, and the wondrous as expressed in political and socially oriented works by black contemporary artists. The conference is an important part of Performa’s curatorial and program planning for the Performa 13 biennial’s historical anchor of Surrealism.

Get Ready for the Marvelous is organized by Adrienne Edwards, Associate Curator, Performa Institute and Ph.D. Candidate, Performance Studies, New York University.

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February 7, 2013 Posted by | ART, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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