Blog - Artistic Reflections

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Shareback: PULLproject & Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress

2015-2016 Continuation Grant

November 06, 2017

PULLproject (Los Angeles, CA) and Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR)(Los Angeles, CA) engaged in an intensive day-long workshop, which led to a workshop period of rewrites and the completion of a full first draft of a performance piece titled Tales of Clamor. This work period was followed by a public staged reading to share the work. All partners are still committed to seeing Tales of Clamor through to premiere, anticipated for Fall/Winter of 2018.

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  • #Artistic Exchange
  • #Music
  • #Community Engagement
  • #Cross-Language

Shareback: Marina McClure

Fall 2016 Travel Grant

November 03, 2017

Marina McClure, director of The New Wild (Brooklyn, NY) will conducted a six-day artistic retreat to continue writing a new musical about Afghanistan, Tear a Root from the Earth. The retreat included composers Johnny Walsh (Washington, DC) and Qais Essar (Phoenix, AZ), and book writer John Bair (Brooklyn, NY). They continued to develop their unique fusion of Afghan and American folk music, refine the story of the piece, and make demo recordings.

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  • #workshop techniques
  • #Dance
  • #Dance theater

Shareback: Suarez Dance Theater

Fall 2016 Travel Grant

November 03, 2017

Christine Suarez, founder of Suarez Dance Theater (Santa Monica, CA), and Lori C. Teague, Associate Professor of Dance at Emory University (Atlanta, GA), met for a 10-day intensive to revisit themes of power, sexuality, and embodiment, while examining how their perspectives have changed since meeting 20 years ago. During their time together they refined, expanded, and developed text and movement materials with Atlanta-based dancer, Juana Farfan.

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