June 2020 Virtual Grantee Events

Dances for a Variable Population, 2020 UMEZ Arts Engagement grantee, photo by Meg Goldman
Dances for a Variable Population, 2020 UMEZ Arts Engagement grantee, photo by Meg Goldman

Danisarte

Lorca Lives / Lorca Vive
June 5 - June 7, 2020
LIVE STREAM: Danisarte

An online musical celebration with poetic, dramatic, and dance adaptations based on the legacy of The great Spanish poet, playwright and composer Federico Garcia Lorca.

Find more information at http://www.danisarte.org/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

The Harlem Chamber Players

A Song from the Other Cross - Watch Party, Talk and Q&A
June 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM 

Join members of The Harlem Chamber Players in a Watch Party, Talk and Q&A featuring the February 2019 world premiere performance of "Nobody Know," a concert aria based on a text by Herbert Martin, American poet based in Dayton, Ohio. It was commissioned by The Harlem Chamber Players to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first Africans being brought to America as slaves. The piece depicts a “song from the other cross,” a viewpoint of one of the thieves crucified with Christ on Good Friday, the thief who spoke to Christ.

After the Watch Party there will be an interactive Talk and Q&A with the composer, librettist and performers. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Program
"Nobody Know" Concert Aria by Dr. Adolphus Hailstork III
(Text by Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin)
Watch Party followed by an interactive Talk and Q&A moderated by Amadi Azikiwe

Featuring
Dr. Adolphus Hailstork III, Composer
Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin, Librettist
Kenneth Overton, Baritone
Ashley Horne, Violin
Jessica McJunkins, Violin
Amadi Azikiwe, Viola
Wayne Smith, Cello
Liz Player, Founder of The Harlem Chamber Players

Find more information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-song-from-the-other-cross-tickets-106509229974

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

29th Street Playwrights Collective

New Works Series presenting Tanya’s Lit Clit
June 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM

TANYA'S LIT CLIT, by Emma Goldman-Sherman, is a comic ensemble piece about the history of hysteria and medical bias against women with ballet and burlesque! A very particular part of Tanya's anatomy is on fire, only she can't really say which part! After years of chronic pain without a diagnosis, Tanya finds Dr. Violet. In a phantasmagoric journey through time led by the play’s chorus, the lines between doctor and patient blur as Violet and Tanya embark on a wild investigation of the female body and the herstory of its treatment.

Find more information at http://www.29thstreetplaywrightscollective.org/new-works-series-2020.html

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

The Harlem Chamber Players

Terrance McKnight & Kyle Walker: Beethoven/Langston Hughes
June 14, 2020 at 4PM

The Harlem Chamber Players, in partnership with the Harlem Cultural Collaborative, present host and performer Terrance McKnight, pianist Kyle Walker in performances of Beethoven/Langston Hughes juxtapositions arranged by Terrance McKnight. This event is FREE and open to the public and is part of the Harlem Renaissance 100 Celebration.

Find more information at https://harlemchamberplayers.org/

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

 

The American Slavery Project

Black Women and the Ballot: 3 Short Radio Dramas
June 19, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Join The American Slavery Project as they present a live stream of Black Women and the Ballot: 3 Short Radio Dramas about rebellions large and small that Black women mounted for the right to vote on their YouTube channel with special guest Phylicia Rashad. This event is FREE and open to the public.

In The Parlour (written by Judy K. Tate & dir. by Dianne Kirksey-Floyd)
Don’t / Dream (written by Saviana Stanescu & dir. by Judy K. Tate)
Pulling The Lever (written & dir. by Judy K. Tate).

Find more information at https://www.americanslaveryproject.org/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement and UMEZ Arts Engagement

East Village Poetry Salon

Soul Sisters Revue
June 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Join East Village Poetry Salon, a monthly poetry reading series that centers female, queer, and trans poets of color, in celebrating Soul Sisters Revue’s Anthology tour for an online poetry reading centering Black and POC voices. 

This celebration will be hosted on Zoom; ticket holders will receive a link 48 hours before the event. There is a $5 suggested donation that will support the participating poets during these fluctuating times.

Find more information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-village-poetry-salon-presents-soul-sisters-revue-tickets-109116137304?fbclid=IwAR3pNAJsql5lpnUCsC_cconOVwHQ3V-NGawu31BM42WuNe88hzRPzYQEVbI

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

NYC Kidsfest

15th Annual NYC Kidsfest
June 20 & 21, 2020 at 2 - 6 PM

A 2 day, free, interactive, live, virtual festival especially for kids!

Find more information at https://www.nyckidsfest.org/register

Grant Program: Creative Engagement & UMEZ Arts Engagement

Dances for a Variable Population

Revival 4 Virtual
June 23 - 27, 2020 

Join our legendary guest artists and multi-generational company dancers, as we create a response to this COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the joy and vitality of age in a digital platform!

Find more information at https://www.dvpnyc.org/revival-4-virtual/

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

Ben Arthur

SongWriter: Deborah Copaken + Drew Holcomb
June 24, 2020 at 8:00 - 9:30 PM

In this live reading and music event, author Deborah Copaken will read a piece about her experience with Covid-19, and host Ben Arthur and Americana star Drew Holcomb will perform songs written in response. The event will be recorded and released as an episode of the SongWriter podcast, and excerpts will air on the syndicated radio program Acoustic Cafe for 2M listeners. This will be Deborah's second appearance on SongWriter (you can hear her first episode here, with Tommy Siegel of Jukebox the Ghost).

This performance will be hosted on Zoom; a private link will be emailed to ticket holders shortly before the show.

Find more information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/songwriter-deborah-copaken-drew-holcomb-tickets-106268477878

Grant Program: Creative Engagement & UMEZ Arts Engagement

 

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