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Beauty everywhere: Notes from Session 6 of TED2020
06/25/2020
TED Blog
We’re six weeks into TED2020! For session 6: a celebration of beauty on every level, from planet-trekking feats of engineering to art that deeply examines our past, present, future — and much more. TED Fellow and theater artist Daniel Alexander Jones lights up the (virtual) stage by channeling Jomama Jones, a...

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Black Pride Events Save LGBTQ+ Lives. Now What?
06/15/2020
refinery29
Twenty-nine years ago in Washington, D.C., Ernest Hopkins, Theodore Kirkland, and Welmore Cook organized the “first Black PRIDE.” It was held on Memorial Day weekend in tribute to the Club House, a social club that, over its 15-year tenure, became a pillar of the Black LGBTQ+ community....

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A Homecoming of Good Fortune for an Artist’s Pile of Cookies
06/12/2020
The New York Times
It is a quiet homecoming: a mound of fortune cookies on a Havana rooftop overlooking a wide, green river. Art lovers come in ones and twos, cracking open a cookie to read their fortunes, sometimes popping the treat in their mouths. The cookie pile is part of 

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Queer Art Workers Reflect: Raja Feather Kelly Wants Sustainability to Become “Actual Practice”
06/08/2020
HYPERALLERGIC
LGBTQ Pride month is now. Every day in June, we are celebrating the community by featuring one queer art worker and asking them to reflect on what this moment means to them. The month of June is a time to celebrate LGBTQ communities. It’s a moment to reflect on the rich...

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The best live theater to stream online on May 21
05/21/2020
Time Out
Bill T. Jones’s dance and performance complex, New York Live Arts, has been releasing three videos from its archives every Thursday. In Holzer Duet…Truisms (1985), by Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Company, Jones shares the stage with actor Lawrence Goldhuber amid a soundscape that includes text by the conceptual artist Jenny...

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Bill T. Jones Knows Life Will Change, and His Art Will Too
05/20/2020
The New York Times
It’s not a shock that the choreographer Bill T. Jones would be thinking about AIDS right about now. “‘This is my second plague,’” he said he told his company recently. “I know it’s kind of a coarse thing to say. They’re different, but they...

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SNFestival: RetroFuture | What’s on | Online 21-28.06.2020
05/19/2020
The National Herald
Dancing along as some of our favorite musical artists find their beat and run with it? Check. A mathematician as versed in football end runs as he is in running machine-learning algorithms? Check and check. Some of the greatest chess players in the world? Check and mate.

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WATCHING AND MOVING : DanceAfrica, Dormeshia and Contact Improvisation (for One)
05/19/2020
The New York Times
Diary: Pause/Intermission New York Live Arts, led by its artistic director, the choreographer Bill T. Jones, hosts a robust digital series, Diary: Pause/Intermission, that includes choreography that you can learn from home. Recently Shane Larson, a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, presided over 

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The best live theater to stream online on May 4 and May 5
05/04/2020
Time Out New York
The current crisis has had a devastating effect on the performing arts. Broadway is shut down, and the ban on gatherings in New York extends to all other performance spaces as well. So the show must go online—and, luckily, streaming video makes that possible. Here are some of the best theater, opera, 

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This Artist Proposes a Community Space ‘to Dream, to Imagine’
04/15/2020
The New York Times
Since New York theaters shut down in mid-March, creators of live performance have been quick to adjust: improvising on Instagram, reimagining dances for Zoom, uploading their archives to Vimeo. The poet and performance artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko was well equipped to adapt when...

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