Community Dialogues

An intimate conversational platform founded on the belief that cultural institutions can and should be a catalyst for societal transformation by participating in a world of ideas. Open Spectrum provides a space for community dialogue on the most vital issues facing our community today, engaging participants in active listening, constructive discourse and action planning.

Bill Chats-The man and the music

Bill T. Jones in conversation with Ashley Kahn and Reggie Workman about the lasting influence of John Coltrane and A Love Supreme. Ashley Kahn is an American music historian, journalist, producer, and author of the book A Love Supreme/The Creation of John Coltrane’s Classic Album. Reggie Workman is a legendary bassist, composer and ardent advocate for arts education. He has performed and recorded with the giants of jazz including John Coltrane.

Commissioning and Presenting in Confusing Times

In these confusing times, why and how do performing arts presenters and curators decide what work to present in their season? What is the interplay of determining factors – sociopolitical climate, curatorial vision, audience trends, diversity, the bottom line? To what extent do risks drive budgets? How is success measured? Join us for a candid and lively conversation with some of New York City’s most adventurous performing arts presenters and curators:

Lili Chopra, Executive Vice President & Artistic Director | The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

Jay Wegman, Senior Director | NYU Skirball

Kamilah Forbes, Executive Producer, President & CEO | Apollo Theater

Tim Griffin, Executive Director & Chief Curator | The Kitchen

Judy Hussie-Taylor, Executive Director & Chief Curator | Danspace (Moderator)

 

The Open Spectrum Community Dialogue Series provides space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today.

Co-curated with Brian Tate|The Tate Group.

 

Is There An Artist Class? (And must they stay hungry?)

Live Arts continues its Open Spectrum Community Dialogues providing space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today.

BILL CHATS: Salman Rushdie

New York Live Arts popular series, Bill Chats begins with a discussion between Bill T. Jones and British author and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie.

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Live Arts continues its Open Spectrum Community Dialogues providing space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today.

BILL CHATS

New York Live Arts popular series, Bill Chats returns, featuring Bill T. Jones in dialogue with writers, scholars, visual artists and activists.

BILL CHATS Wynton Marsalis

New York Live Arts popular series, Bill Chats returns, featuring Bill T. Jones in dialogue with writers, scholars, visual artists and activists.