BILL CHATS: COMMUNITY SCHOLARS-AIMEE MEREDITH COX, JASMINE JOHNSON, DARNELL L. MOORE, EMIL WILBEKIN
Join us in a conversation to introduce the New York Live Arts Community of Scholars initiative that brings together a rotating international cohort of scholars, artists, and thought leaders to discuss the question: What does one need to know to be an informed global citizen…now? Truly taking up the moniker “Live Ideas,” this group will work and think closely with Bill T. Jones as he plots the next phase of New York Live Arts and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s artistic intervention in the world of ideas and transformative action. Members of this collective will also produce their own writing and creative projects as part of an ongoing dialogue with Bill T. Jones and the New York Live Arts community.
Aimee Meredith Cox*, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University will spearhead this initiative and serve as the lead scholar for the duration of the project. The first cohort of scholars include Jasmine E. Johnson, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at University of Pennsylvania, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Princeton University, Darnell L. Moore*, Director of Inclusion Strategy for Content & Marketing at Netflix and Emil Wilbekin, Founder of Native Son, and former Editor-in-Chief of Giant and Giantmag.com and Vibe Magazine.
Shamel Pitts’ BLACK HOLE: Trilogy And Triathlonis a kaleidoscopic performance art experience using movement, original sound, light projection, and visual art. BLACK HOLE researches and shares an odyssey where three Black performers create a trinity of vigor, afrofuturism, and embrace. The project marks the third performance installment of choreographer Shamel Pitts’ and TRIBE artist’s triptych known as the “BLACK series.”
This season’s Fresh Tracks artists present their new work in a shared evening in the theater. Fresh Tracks Residency & Performance program is a season-long residency for emerging movement-based artists in support of new work creation and professional development. This season marks the 57th year of Fresh Tracks, which was a signature program of Dance Theater Workshop to bring new choreographic artistry to the forefront.
Friday April 15th at 7:30pm and Saturday April 16th at 7:30pm
Mark DeGarmo Dance Presents its Virtual Salon Perf
Mark DeGarmo Dance continues its transcultural transdisciplinary Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change 2022 to an international audience on Zoom with performances featuring global performing artists from New York City and Riga, Latvia-- Sloga Iyengar (New York City), Marija Krtolica & Dustin Maxwell (New York City), Aigars Larionovs & Nauris Mikelis Goba (Riga, Latvia), and Debbie Mausner (New York City) on Thursday April 7th at 7PM ET. Each performance is curated and includes audience response supported, encouraged, and facilitated by Dr. Mark DeGarmo.
Tickets are by donation and can be purchased here.
About the Artists
Nauris Mikelis Goba is a Latvian dancer and Choreographer. He graduated from Latvia Academy of Culture with his BA in contemporary dance art. Nauris has participated in international dance projects such as SHARE festival in Slovakia and Macedonia, COLINE dance education program in France, and others.
Sloka Iyengar is a neuroscientist and Bharatanatyam dancer passionate about using her dance and science training for public impact. She is the founder of “SamyuktaNYC” (Samyukta in Sanskrit means “to come together”) to explore the many points of convergence between dance and neuroscience.
Marija Krtolica (PhD in dance, Temple University; MA PS NYU; MFA choreography UC Davis) has been making dance-theater since the early 1990s. In her recent works, she aims to join an experimental artistic practice with a critical analysis of the shifting meanings of the expressive embodiment in society.
Aigars Larionovs is a Latvian-born movement artist and choreographer. He graduated with an MFA degree from Florida State University School of Dance in May 2020. He has taught capoeira and dance workshops in the US, Latvia, Italy, and Greece. He has performed works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Guy Nader and Maria Campos, Ilze Zirina, and Josephine Garibaldi.
Dustin Maxwell is a movement based performer, performance maker, visual artist, yogasana instructor, thai bodyworker, and death doula in training. He holds a BA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. He is a 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow and was nominated for a 2015 Sage Award for Outstanding Performer.
Debbie Mausner is a dance artist and educator from Brooklyn, NY. In addition to choreographing and performing, she is also a co-founder and producer of the emerging artist series Current Showcase.
About Mark DeGarmo Dance
Founded in 1987, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a leading New York nonprofit dance organization that educates New York City communities and children; creates, performs, and disseminates original artistic work; and builds intercultural community through dance arts. MDD commits its resources to serving social justice, equity, and equality issues across multiple fronts through dance arts in NYC, the U.S., and internationally. MDD celebrates its 35th Anniversary in 2022.
Are you an emerging artist working in puppetry, dance, theatre, or music, looking for a space to realize your new adventurous show? HERE is now taking applications for SubletSeries: Co-Op, our curated rental series hitting the stages August 2022. What's special about SubletSeries: Co-Op, you ask?
NO RENTAL FEE
Co-Op shows operate on a box office split. After the first 20 tickets which are a guarantee to HERE, the evening's box office is evenly split between HERE and the artist.
If you're an emerging artist, it can be difficult to afford or sustain longer runs. Your Co-Op show can be as long as one week, or as short as a weekend.
SPACE & EQUIPMENT
HERE provides space, equipment, box office services, and a technical liaison!
Stewart/Owen Dance and Gina Cornejo debut a genre-bending new show, DIRTY LAUNDRY, this January in Asheville. Prepare to be engrossed in live dance, encircled by multimedia and enthralled by provocative spoken word. Experience an unexpected story of marriage, divorce, and reclamation at Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Shows run Jan. 21-23 and 28-30 with ten opportunities to catch this intimate performance. Tickets: $27. Box office: 828-257-4530 or worthamarts.org. Note: This performance uses explicit language describing adult situations. Recommended for ages 16+.
Live performance and today’s most innovative neuroscience and AI technology collide in explosive new ways to in the festival MAXlive 2021: The Neuroverse. Featuring sound installations, live music and theater, robots, immersive installations, and provocative conversations.
Beauty is Pain is a narrative short about two sisters’ relentless quest for beauty. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director/Writer/Editor, Heather Woodfield and Producer, Denise Dorn in conversation with Artist, Jamie Leo.
This program is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps.
Virtual works created by Choreographer, Martha Connerton during the COVID shutdown are paired with live works featuring a diverse cast of performers from Charlotte and Greensboro areas. Also featuring a world premiere live work by Martha Connerton.
Don't miss these one of a kind immersive events including visual art displays from Charlotte Art League and Activist Artist Andrea Downs.
Featuring the work of:
Kyle Garrison Shawell
Joshua Lanning/Adrienne Powell with Rogue Artistry
Each year, the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents a Summer Lecture & Luncheon, focused on a topic of interest for our members and friends. The 2021 Summer Lecture and Luncheon features well-known speaker, magazine editor, and flower arrangement specialist, Margot Shaw.
Luncheon: 11:00 am • $80 per ticket
Flower Arranging Workshop: 1:30 pm • $35 per ticket
Location: Blowing Rock Country Club
The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum will present a talk and lunch with Margot Shaw, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flower Magazine. Now in its 12th year, the magazine has grown to include features on homes, gardens, entertaining, and lifestyle. Margot is a sought-after speaker at antique & garden shows, museums, botanical gardens, interior design centers, and more. She is the author of the newly released book, Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers.
The event will include a lecture and presentation in the Country Club Ballroom, followed by lunch.
Lecture and luncheon tickets cost $80 and are non-refundable ($40 of this ticket price is tax-deductible).
Reservations must be purchased in advance directly through BRAHM. You may register online by scrolling down on this page, or over the phone by calling 828-295-9099; ext. 3011.
Books are available for pre-order through this webpage and will be available for purchase at the event. If you plan to purchase a book, reserve your copy now! Shaw will be signing books just before the lecture and immediately following lunch.
Flower Arranging Demonstration with Meg Laughon
Following the luncheon, Floral Designer Meg Laughon will offer a flower arranging demonstration for up to 60 participants.
Pre-registration is required (in addition to the luncheon cost) and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The workshop cost is $35 and non-refundable ($15 of the workshop cost is tax-deductible).
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Meg Laughon has been a floral designer practically her entire life and professionally since 1982 for weddings, parties and events extraordinaire. She has demonstrated and taught many seasonal workshops throughout Virginia at Garden Club of Virginia member clubs and church flower guilds. Her fresh, unique designs reflect a passion for each season’s shapes, colors and textures, highlighting nature’s palette from roadsides, fields, gardens and forests. Meg’s enthusiasm and luxurious display of flowers, whether extravagant, sophisticated or simplistic will delight and inspire you to create your own design