About Cafe Antarsia Ensemble

Café Antarsia Ensemble (CAE) performs original nouveau Gypsy and Greek blues with Arabic percussion in a steam punk/cabaret style and has created a trilogy of working-class operas for the stage: · JUDGES 19: BLACK LUNG EXHALING set in a coal mine, · WELLSPRING a gypsy opera for Sarajevo, and THREE GRACES a Greek/Ottoman tavern opera set on the island of Crete.   CAFÉ ANTARSIA ENSEMBLE released their first album “Songs of the Table” on Innova Records and has toured all over the world including: 2014 Laguardia Performing Arts Center (NYC), Link's Hall/Art Institute Ballroom (Chicago), 7Stages (Atlanta) Dah Teatar (Belgrade, Serbia); 2013 Pivot Multi-Arts Festival at Berger Park mansion June 20-22, 2013 (Chicago), JUDGES 19: BLACK LUNG EXHALING and WELLSPRING FOR THE TROUBADORS OF SARAJEVO with songs they have toured all over the USA and internationally to 2013 Ardittos Metz Festival June 30, 2013: Πάρκο Λογγίνου/Longinus Park στο Μετς, July 3, 2013 Τετάρτη, πεζόδρομο Θεοτόκη στο Μετς/Pedestrian Mary Bazaar, July 6, 2013 στο Πάρκο Αγίας Τριάδας καφενείο "Λαμπηδόνα/Cafe Lambidona at Trinity Park interview with Στέλιος Αρτεμάκης for 24 Media Group (Athens, Greece); 2013 Pivot Multi-Arts Festival Berger Park Mansion, preview by Chicago Splash) (Chicago); 2012 Istanbul Ikametgah Kadikoy Festival/Halka Art Project (TURKEY), 2012 Performing Arts Forum (FRANCE); 2011 Ice Factory Festival (New York City), 2011 World Music Festival/Navy Pier (Chicago), 2010 Azerbaijani National Theater/International Mugham Center (AZERBAIJAN), 2009 Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival and Cairo Jazz Club (EGYPT), 2008 Accidental Festival/Institute for Contemporary Arts (UK), 2008 Festivalul International de Teatru de la Sibiu, National Theater Cluj Euphorion Studio (ROMANIA); 2007 Toronto Junction Arts Festival (CANADA); 2007 Festivale des Concerts a l'Anglicane Holy Trinity de Lakefield (Montreal, QUEBEC); 2006 PreGlej Na Glas!/Wax Factory (SLOVENIA); 2005 Brooklyn Academy of Music/BAMcafe’s “Women in Music” Series; 2005 Pøíští Vlna-Next Wave Festival (CZECH REP); 2005 Festivalul International de Teatru de la Sibiu Festival (ROMANIA); 2005 Karantena Performing Arts Festival (Dubrovnik, CROATIA); Artemovszk 38 Flagship/Danube River and Trafó-Kortars Muveszetek Haza (Budapest, HUNGARY); 2005 Culturemart at Here Arts Center (NYC); 2004 New York Gypsy Festival (NYC); 2003 Novaja Drama Festival/Moscow Art Theatre, Club B2 (RUSSIA); 2003 Rebetiko Music Festival/Melina Mercouri Hall (Isle of Hydra, GREECE); 2002 Bolshoi Zol/Moskva Contemporary American Series (Moscow, Russia); 2002 Perishable Theater Festival (Rhode Island); 2001 BELEF/Beogradski Letnji Festival, Dah Teatar(Belgrade, SERBIA), etc. Nationally: New York Gypsy Festival, Ice Factory Festival/3LD, Joe’s Pub, Galapagos, Brooklyn Academy of Music/BAM Café, Mehanata/Bulgarian House of Gypsy, Prelude Festival/Martin Segal, Rockwood Music Hall, Culturemart/Here, Hourglass/Century Ballroom, New Dramatists, Zebulon Café, Drom Gypsy Bar, Fat Baby Lounge, Mo Pitkins, Laguardia, Tribecca & St. Lawrence Performing Arts Centers; Chocolate Factory, Hellenic Festival, CB’s Gallery, PS122 (New York City); World Music Festival/Navy Pier, Viaduct/HotHouse, Trap Door, Chopin Theater, Red Tape Theater, Victory Gardens, Chicago Cultural Institute, Uncommon Ground (Chicago), Club Dada, Kessler Theater, Trees, Jack’s Backyard, Barleyhouse Tavern, Undermain, All Good Café, La Grange, Granada Theater (Dallas, TX), Salvage Vanguard Theater, Fronterafest, Antone’s Home of the Blues, Stubbs, Gypsy Lounge (Austin, TX); Hollins University, Studio Roanoke (Roanoke, Virginia); North American Cultural Laboratory Festival (Catskills, NY), Crossing Borders Live (Ithaca, NY), Gypsy Festival at Dano’s Heuriger on Seneca (Lodi, NY), House of Hamez (Rochester, NY), Soul Infusion (Sylva, North Carolina), Dilworth Playhouse (Charlotte, NC) Café Parizade Summer Concert Series (Durham, NC) Artomatic Arts Extravaganza (Washington DC), Iowa Playwrights Theater B (Iowa City), Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (Cincinnati, Ohio) with awards from American Composers Forum, TCG/International Theater Institute, Trust for Mutual Understanding of New York, Arts International, JPMorgan Grant for Small Ensembles, Meet the Composer Global Connections, Fulbright Foundation: New Opera Award (Athens, Thessaloniki, Paros & Crete, GREECE), etc.

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