Iran’s 32nd Fajr International Theater Festival runs from January 16 to February 1. Thirty-three troupes from Iran and other countries will be competing in the international section. Ten troupes come from countries around the world, and the rest are from Iran.
JEAN-GUY LECAT ON BUILDING THEATRE TODAY: “The difference between a true space and one that is not lies in the criteria that favours or disfavours life. That which favours this concentration is thus legitimate while that which shies away from it is not. Continue reading
Over the next year, TFANA will host a series of free public discussions, which will focus on each team member’s exploration of how theatrical design can support art. I am honored to kick off TFANA’s Humanities series “Part One: A Conversation with Jean-Guy Lecat,” an exploration on space, architecture and performance design. Our conversation talk is set for Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 5:30pm at the Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. Continue reading
My fourth Santiago Loza play was “Mal de montaña,” and I saved it for a new post because it’s a good lead-in to a larger artistic phenomenon I’ve been noticing here. Continue reading
Santiago Loza is at his most comfortable writing monologues, and the first three plays I saw were in some ways so similar as to be predictable: a 50-minute monologue spoken by a woman to whom life has been somehow unfriendly. But also happily predictable was the way in which these characters’ different voices were unusual, strange and beautiful and very very funny. Continue reading
The seventh annual report, which ranked 197 countries based on 31 different types of human rights violations, found that 34 nations pose an “extreme risk” of human rights violations to their populations — a 70 percent increase over the past six years. Maplecroft attributes the substantial increase to a rise in socio-economic protests, including a continued crackdown on political dissent by security forces. Continue reading
NEW YORK CITY | La Mama e.t.c and Kinding Sindaw are presenting a #HaiyanRelief fundraising benefit. I will serve as the host. The event will benefit the victims of Haiyan/Yolanda. All proceeds will go to NAFCONUSA #HaiyanRelief fund# nafconusa.org NAFCON is a national multi-issue alliance of Filipino organizations and individuals in the United States serving … Continue reading
Proceeds will go to International Rescue Committee (rescue.org) Continue reading
TOPAZ ARTS and Bliss on Bliss Art Projects are collaborating for this benefit to raise funds for Philippine disaster relief on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, 3-6pm. They gathered artists for a benefit to raise funds for relief efforts. Come for performances, purchase artwork, food, drink and bliss out at Topaz for a good cause! Continue reading
ESoDoc (European Social Documentary) is a project-based course offering three one-week sessions held over a period of six months. ESoDoc focuses on new ways of producing, funding and distributing documentaries on social themes. Continue reading
I would like to invite you to the Philippine Consulate General of New York’s 150th anniversary of the birth of Andres Bonifacio on Tuesday November 26 at 6:30 pm. The evening is also a Friends of FilCom fundraiser to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in central Philippines. FilCom stands for the Filipino American Communities of the Northeast. Donations to the fundraiser will go to the Philippine Jesuit Foundation. Continue reading
This year’s theme: “Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges for a United Global Community.” The conference will include several parallel sessions taking place in Berlin. It will bring together over 300 high level politicians, dignitaries and celebrated artists coming from the fields of international politics, academia and the arts, including an interdisciplinary group of participants traveling to Berlin from all over the world to discuss Cultural Diplomacy in an interdependent world.
As someone who has received tons of emails announcing their own typhoon relief efforts, I’d like to call attention to two benefits in Brooklyn for which I voice my whole-hearted support. Continue reading
Everyone knows that by investing in the arts and incorporating arts and culture into their economic development plans, counties can reap numerous benefits — economic, social, civic, and cultural—that help generate a more stable, creative workforce; new tourism; and more livable communities. But as long as cultural sustainability is framed in terms of promotion, national image, tourism and economic advantage alone, there will never be a true paradigm shift. Continue reading
The ASEMUS Exchange of Museum Educators Grant Program enhances professional development of museum educators in Asia and Europe and strengthens connections and cultural understanding between the two regions. Continue reading
Samuel Buggeln, a New York theatre director and designer, is presently in Buenos Aires, where he is researching the Argentine theatre world. This is part of a series of Samuel’s special reports from Buenos Aires. See more at his blog 25weeksbsas.blogspot.com.ar. Continue reading
In 2014, Transnational Dialogues: Change Utopia will bring forward a specific collaboration between Europe, China and Brazil, coordinating young creatives from the three continents to reflect and create together in a year-long process of networked-production, a multi-layered exchange and mix of virtual collaboration, meetings, seminars and research caravans that outline a new transnational model of cross-media and cross-national production. Continue reading
AFAC is now tossing the question into the field of pictures in motion, videos and animation. AFAC has opened the call for the “Why Culture? Video Competition,” and the challenge is: Can you create a 2 minute video that delivers a concept on why culture matters? The competition is open to everyone. Continue reading
In 2014 the festival will take it’s starting point as Berwick’s position at the heart of what was once known as the “debatable lands,” with an identity neither English nor Scottish but all of its own. The residency opportunity is open to UK and internationally based artists who have been out of college (BA graduate) for a minimum of 3 years. Those who have completed an MA and /or PhD are also welcome to apply.
Japan Foundation gives funding to an Exhibitions Abroad Support Program, designed to support museums and art institutions overseas that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas. Continue reading