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A Video Chat with Howard Herring of the New World Symphony

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017 in Home-Slider, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Video Chat with Howard Herring of the New World Symphony

A Video Chat with Howard Herring of the New World Symphony

    Introduction to Howard Herring:  1:29 min.  Photo & Design: Raymond Elman.  Music:  Amernet Quartet.   Howard Herring is the President and CEO of the New World Symphony (NWS).  A native of Oklahoma, and a pianist by training, he became executive director of the Caramoor Music Festival in 1986, leading that institution through the establishment of an endowment and the creation of two programs — Rising Stars/Caramoor Virtuosi and Bel Canto at Caramoor. He was selected to lead the New World Symphony in 2001, with the...

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Sixth Annual New Work Program Performed by the New World Symphony

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Articles: 2016, Performing Arts | Comments Off on Sixth Annual New Work Program Performed by the New World Symphony

Sixth Annual New Work Program  Performed by the New World Symphony

      The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), performed its sixth annual New Work program on April 29th at the New World Center.  The New Work programs are dedicated to commissioning and premiering new pieces from high-profile and developing artists across a range of genres — combining music with theater, dance, poetry, video, lighting and other art forms. The program included a brand new stage production of Niccolò Castiglioni’s Inverno In-Ver, the premiere performance of an orchestral version of Oscar...

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A Video Chat with Eric Bogosian — Actor, Dramatist, Director, Author — But Not a Poet

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Video Chat with Eric Bogosian — Actor, Dramatist, Director, Author — But Not a Poet

A Video Chat with Eric Bogosian — Actor, Dramatist, Director, Author — But Not a Poet

  Introduction to Eric Bogosian.  4:25 min.  Photo:  Raymond Elman.  Music mix: Marleau Eric Bogosian (b.1953) is an Armenian-American actor, dramatist, monologuist, novelist and historian.  He grew up in Woburn, Massachusetts, setting for the book and movie A Civil Action, but left his blue-collar roots to attend the University of Chicago. Bogosian is the author of six produced plays, including Talk Radio at the New York Shakespeare Festival, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and subsequently adapted to film by Oliver Stone, garnering...

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A Video Discussion with
Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg,
the 5th President of
Florida International University

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Home-Slider, Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on A Video Discussion with
Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg,
the 5th President of
Florida International University

A Video Discussion withDr. Mark B. Rosenberg,the 5th President ofFlorida International University

    Introduction to Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, 5th President of Florida International University:  1:33 min.  Photos: FIU.  Design:  Raymond Elman.  Music:  Tony Succar.   Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg is the fifth president of Florida International University and former Chancellor of the State University System of Florida (SUS). Florida International University (FIU) is an American metropolitan public research university in Greater Miami, Florida. FIU has two major campuses in Miami-Dade County, with its main campus in University Park and...

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Video Chat with Robert Battle:
From Liberty City to the Big Apple

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Home-Slider, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Video Chat with Robert Battle:
From Liberty City to the Big Apple

Video Chat with Robert Battle:From Liberty City to the Big Apple

    Introduction to Robert Battle:  12:33 min.  Photo: Andrew Eccles. Montage:  Raymond Elman.  Music:  “Simple Gifts” performed by David Molho.   Robert Battle became artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in July 2011 after being personally selected by Judith Jamison, making him only the third person to head the Company since it was founded in 1958. Mr. Battle has a long-standing association with the Ailey organization. A frequent choreographer and artist-in-residence at Ailey since 1999, he has set...

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Understanding the Value of Art Education: A Video Discussion with Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Understanding the Value of Art Education: A Video Discussion with Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Understanding the Value of Art Education: A Video Discussion with Alberto Carvalho,  Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

    Introduction to Alberto M. Carvalho.  1:27 min.  Photo & Design: Raymond Elman.  Music:  Julie Maxwell, Map of Schiaparelli.   Alberto M. Carvalho (b.1965) was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal.    “From the time I was a little boy, I remember being poor, but feeling absolutely rich.  I felt rich because every time I left my little apartment, I was greeted by absolute beauty.  The architecture, the paintings in museums that I could access for free, the fountains, the poetry, the music that rang throughout the old quarters...

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A Sea Change:
An Interview on the
Theater of Sea Level Rise

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Articles, Articles: 2016, Performing Arts | Comments Off on A Sea Change:
An Interview on the
Theater of Sea Level Rise

A Sea Change:An Interview on theTheater of Sea Level Rise

      A Sea Change is a multifaceted theatrical experience primarily motivated by the global rise of sea levels and the search for solutions. By exploring aspects of global sea level rise through an immersive experience that incorporates dance, art, poetry, history, journalism and even virtual reality, A Sea Change features the work of Florida International University (FIU) students, faculty, and staff who are dedicated to addressing environmental challenges. Conceived and directed by FIU theatre professor Philip M. Church and...

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Lourdes Lopez:
A Lifetime in the Ballet

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Lourdes Lopez:
A Lifetime in the Ballet

Lourdes Lopez:A Lifetime in the Ballet

    Introduction to Lourdes Lopez:  1:27 min.  Photo: Alberto Oviedo   Lourdes Lopez became Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet (MCB) in September 2012, bringing with her a nearly 40-year career in dance, television, teaching, and arts management. As a Soloist and Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, she danced for two legends of the art form, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Lopez was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1958 and raised in Miami by her parents along with two sisters.  She began taking ballet lessons at the age...

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Billy Corben: A Video Chat
with “One of the Miami Guys”

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Billy Corben: A Video Chat
with “One of the Miami Guys”

Billy Corben:  A Video Chatwith “One of the Miami Guys”

    Introduction to Billy Corben:  1:03 min.  Photo & montage: Raymond Elman   Billy Corben (b.1978), is an American documentary film director. As a co-founder of the Miami-based studio “rakontur” (not a typo), along with producing partner Alfred Spellman, he has created films such as Cocaine Cowboys, Dawg Fight, and ESPN’s 30 for 30 The U. Corben was born in Fort Myers, Florida, and raised in South Florida. As a child actor, he spent a large portion of his early days in Los Angeles, California. He graduated...

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A Video Chat with Christopher Chisholm:
Actor, Producer, Writer, & Director

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Video Chat with Christopher Chisholm:
Actor, Producer, Writer, & Director

A Video Chat with Christopher Chisholm:Actor, Producer, Writer, & Director

    Introduction to Christopher Chisholm:  1:44 min.  Image:  Raymond Elman.  Music: Carmen Cicero.   Christopher Chisholm is a classically trained, award-winning actor, producer, writer and director who has spent his career in the theatre, television and film. Chisholm has scores of credits ranging from the New York stage to Hollywood sound-stages and regional and repertory theaters around the globe. After studying drama at the University of Miami and in London, Chisholm spent his first years acting, directing and producing in...

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