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André Leon Talley
Tuesday January 19th at 5pm EST via Zoom
Race and power from The Chiffon Trenches—a dialogue with fashion icon André Leon Talley and the Ford Foundation’s President Darren Walker about Talley’s new memoir. On Tuesday January 19th at 5pm EST via Zoom, the conversation will highlight Talley's remarkable rise as a trailblazing fashion editor and journalist in an industry rife with bias. Presented by New York's Museum of Arts and Design.
About André Leon Talley
André Leon Talley was the indomitable creative director at Vogue during the magazine's rising dominance as the world's fashion bible. Over the past five decades, his byline has also appeared in Vanity Fair, HG, Interview, and Women's Wear Daily. He has published several illustrated works, including Little Black Dress, A.L.T.:365+, and Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style. Talley is also the subject of the documentary The Gospel According to André. He received his MA in French Studies from Brown and served on the board of trustees for the Savannah College of Art and Design for twenty years.
About Darren Walker
Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, a $13 billion international social justice philanthropy. He is co-founder and chair of the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy. Before joining Ford, Darren was vice president at Rockefeller Foundation, overseeing global and domestic programs. In the 1990s, he was COO of the Abyssinian Development Corporation, Harlem’s largest community development organization. Darren co-chairs New York City’s Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers, the New York City Census Task Force, and the Governor’s Commission and serves on The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform and UN International Labour Organization Global Commission on the Future of Work. He serves on many boards, including Carnegie Hall, the High Line, VOW to End Child Marriage, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is the recipient of 16 honorary degrees and university awards, including Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal. Educated exclusively in public schools, Darren was a member of the first Head Start class in 1965 and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. He has been included on Time’s annual 100 Most Influential People in the World, Rolling Stone’s 25 People Shaping the Future, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, and OUT Magazine’s Power 50.
$15 general or Free for MAD Members and Patrons.
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Dutch Kills Theater
Wolf 359’s TEMPING
Tuesday, October 27 @ 3, 4:30, 7:30pm & 9pm
Wednesday, October 28 @ 3, 4:30, 6 & 7:30pm
Thursday, October 29 @ 3, 4:30, 6, 7:30pm & 9pm (opening)
Friday, October 30 @ 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, 7:30pm & 9pm
Saturday, October 31 @ noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 1 @ noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, & 7:30pm
Monday, March 2 @ 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, & 7:30pm
The Wild Project Gallery
Dutch Kills Theater (In Quietness, The Sister, The Providence of Neighboring Bodies) invites you to Wolf 359’s TEMPING, an interactive, immersive and site-specific solo theatrical experience. Performances run October 23 – November 22 at The Wild Project Gallery (195 E. 3rd Street between Aves A & B).
Somewhere in a filing cabinet in Delaware or Indiana, there is a table that shows how long we’re expected to live. Most of us will never see it. But what if your job was to update these tables, to record the beginnings and ends of thousands of lives? What if you found the formula to predict your own lifespan?
Sarah Jane Tully, a 53-year-old actuary, is taking her first vacation in years, and you’ve been hired to cover for her. TEMPING, the strange and comic tale of an employee’s inner life, is performed for an audience of one by a Windows PC, a corporate phone, a laser printer, and the Microsoft Office Suite. Filling in at Sarah Jane's cubicle, you’ll update client records, send emails, and eavesdrop on intra-office romance. Each performance is unique, depending on which tasks you accomplish and which of your co-workers you decide to trust. Congratulations, you’re the new temp! Get ready to work.
NOTE: Given the limited availability, please choose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of dates/times.
TEMPING is written by Michael Yates Crowley (The Rape of the Sabine Women, The Ted Haggard Monologues) and directed by Michael Rau with production design by Asa Wember (Seagullmachine) and set by Sara C Walsh (Queen of the Night, A Beautiful Day in November on the…Great Lakes).
With no live performers, the piece interacts with the single audience member and challenges them with themes of human interaction through technology, isolation, and death. Contrasting the anonymity of an Excel spreadsheet with furtive moments of human intimacy, TEMPING brings you deep into the heart of corporate America.
Each audience member will be required to wear a face mask throughout the experience. Hand sanitizer is available and all surfaces will be disinfected between patrons.
The Wild Project Gallery | 195 E. 3rd Street
Between Aves A & B).
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Presents Paris on Film
Jan. 12–March 1
A new Virtual CinéSalon series curated by Richard Peña
This January and February, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) presents a cinematic escape to the City of Light with the CinéSalon series, Paris on Film. Curated by Richard Peña, Professor of Film Studies professor at Columbia University and the former program director of Film Society of Lincoln Center, it looks at the French capital through nearly 100 years of cinema, from Louis Feuillade’s groundbreaking Fantômas (1913) to Djinn Carrénard’s intimate Donoma (2010).
Peña stated: “Quite possibly, alongside Hollywood, no place more conjures up the majesty and mystery of the cinema more than Paris, which has ignited the artistic imaginations of generations of filmmakers. To celebrate what’s bound to be a much better new year, this wide-ranging sample of films characterizes Paris as not only a background, or a subject, but in a provocative way the co-auteur of these distinctive works.”
Since the first public projection of the Lumière cinématographe—December 28, 1895, at the Grand Café—Paris has been a capital of film culture. Not only is it home for influential institutions such as la Cinémathèque Française and magazines such as Cahiers du Cinéma and Positif, but also boasts the highest rate of movie theaters per person in the world.
For this series, Peña, in collaboration with FIAF film curator Delphine Selles-Alvarez, shows how filmmakers eagerly exploited Paris’s ability to alter our senses of space and time. At times its luxurious boulevards are wide-open and inviting, while at others its darkened alleyways and shadows hide darker and treacherous secrets.
Peña and Selles-Alvarez will discuss the series in a special live virtual talk on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30pm.
Through these films the city becomes a mirror responding to political events such as World War II in La Traversée de Paris and The Last Metro; aesthetic movements encapsulated by New Wave icons Agnès Varda in Cléo from 9 to 5 and Jacques Rivette in Paris Belongs to Us; as well as societal and demographic shifts that are at the core of Mathieu Kassovitz’s explosive La Haine and Carrénard’s Donoma.
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2021 Animation First Festival Available Nationwide, Feb 5–15
All-access passes on sale for $20 at fiaf.org
* 55 US and 14 NY Premieres of feature-length and short films
* Debuts of JOSEP; STINKY DOG, HAPPY LIFE IN PARIS!; SHOOOM’S ODYSSEY; and ZERO IMPUNITY
* Special Guest Wes Anderson selects his favorite animated films
* New: Top US & French animation schools participate in Student Short Film Competition
* Tribute to Paul Grimault with rare screenings of his iconic work
* Works in Progress of highly anticipated films by Anca Damian, Benoît Chieux, and Florence Miailhe
* Shorts programs include Best of Annecy International Film Festival and New French works
* Live Talks with industry leaders and featured filmmakers
* Plus Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Interactive Graphic Novels, Workshops & more!
* All programs will be available to screen Feb. 5–Feb. 15 unless otherwise indicated
New York, N.Y., December 30, 2020 — The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) announces the fourth edition of Animation First, the only film festival in the US dedicated to the unparalleled legacy and enduring ingenuity of France’s animation studios and schools. Presented for the first time entirely online, the festival will reach a nationwide audience from Friday, February 5 to Monday, February 15.
This year’s Festival highlights include 55 US and 14 NY premieres of feature-length and short films. Wes Anderson, this year’s special guest, has added four animated films that have inspired him to the program. Screenings include new restorations of favorite and lesser-known masterpieces. The Festival will also present works in progress of highly anticipated films, a new student competition, talks with filmmakers, and workshops. Interactive graphic novels as well as engaging augmented and virtual reality programs will be available throughout the Festival.
A affordable pass of $20 provides complete access to the entire ten-day Animation First Festival. It is available to purchase at fiaf.org.
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents the premiere of
Isolation to Creation Docuseries
Airing on WNET's ALL ARTS
Wednesdays, Jan. 27, and Feb. 3, 10, and 17, 2021 at 8pm
This past Summer and Fall amidst widespread cancellations, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, itself facing a shuttered theater, forged a path for artists to safely gather, create and perform together again. Pioneering and producing bubble residencies that have since been widely duplicated, over fifty artists entered eight Works & Process bubble residencies in rural Hudson Valley after an unprecedented period of isolation. To capture this journey, Works & Process produced a four-part docuseries Isolation to Creation, by filmmaker Nic Petry of Dancing Camera, to provide audiences with the rare opportunity to go into the bubbles and behind the scenes to experience the hope, joy, exhilarating physical struggle, and emotional challenges experienced by performers returning to the studio and stage.
The series will stream nationwide on January 27, and February 3, 10, and 17, at 8pm ET, for free on the ALL ARTS app, allarts.org, and also air in the New York metro area on the ALL ARTS TV channel.
"Works & Process has always championed artists and their creative process. Even though the pandemic put us on pause, we were adamant that we had to continue to fulfill our mission and creatively and financially support artists," said Caroline Cronson, Producer of Works & Process. "With the pandemic rendering artists so vulnerable, we knew we had to forge a new path forward and share these truly unique and compelling journeys to a wider public, we are proud to partner with ALL ARTS to share these stories of hope and resiliency," said Duke Dang, General Manager of Works & Process.
"We're incredibly proud of the role we play as an amplifier and platform for the arts. So many arts institutions have either had to close their doors or find new innovative ways to present to their audiences this year," said Co-Executive in Charge of ALL ARTS Diane Masciale. "We're honored to be partnering with the Guggenheim's Works & Process to bring Isolation to Creation to viewers across the country for free. It's a perfect example of the beautiful collaboration and creativity that exists in the arts community, especially during hard times," added Senior Director of ALL ARTS Joe Harrell.
Under a medical protocol developed with medical counsel Dr. Wendy Ziecheck, and ethical oversight provided by Dr. Robert Klitzman, artists isolated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic gathered in quarantine to work together in Hudson Valley. In partnership with Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, Mount Tremper Arts, and Petronio Residency Center through jointly subsidized residencies, eight creative bubbles were created to incubate Works & Process commissions featuring diverse dance cultures, including Afrik, ballet, ballroom, break, flex, Krump, modern, tap, and vogue dance styles, and beatbox. Select projects were performed at the Kaatsbaan Festival to live audiences and were sequenced into filmed performances at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and audiences were invited to witness some of the collaborative work and receive real-time updates on Works & Process social media at Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube (@worksandprocess).
Episode 1: January 27
Isolation to Creation: A Way Forward
After self-isolation and serial Covid testing, quarantine bubbles are formed for artists to gather, create, and perform safely again. Ephrat Asherie, Les Ballet Afrik, Joshua Bergasse, Sara Mearns, Missing Element, Music from the Sole, and Jamar Roberts.
Episode 2: February 3
Isolation to Creation: Beatbox, Modern, Street, Tap Dance and Afro-Brazilian Rhythm
Artists from Missing Element melding beatbox and breaking, flexn, and Krumping; Music from the Sole fusing tap and Afro-Brazilian rhythms; and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater resident choreographer Jamar Roberts and dancers go back into the studio for the first time.
Episode 3: February 10
Isolation to Creation: Afrik, Ballet, Ballroom, Broadway, Club, House, and Vogue
Ephrat Asherie Dance with club legends, Les Ballet Afrik and ballroom legend Omari Wiles, and Seven Deadly Sins artists Joshua Bergasse, Marc Happel and Sara Mearns go back into the studio for the first time.
Episode 4: February 17
Isolation to Creation: Showtime
After two weeks inside Works & Process bubble residencies, projects culminate in live performances at Kaatsbaan Festival and filmed video at Lincoln Center, previewing future premiere performances at the Guggenheim, once it is safe for all to gather.
Lead support for Works & Process Bubble Residencies and Isolation to Creation provided Works & Process Board of Directors and Anh-Tuyet Nguyen and Robert Pollock, with additional support from Jonna Mackin.
The filming of Isolation to Creation was supported in part by the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Featured Bubble Residency Artists include:
• Ephrat Asherie Dance
• Les Ballet Afrik with Omari Wiles
• The Missing Element with Chris Celiz and Anthony Rodriguez "Invertebrate"
• Music from the Sole with Gregory Richardson and Leonardo Sandoval
• Jamar Roberts
• Seven Deadly Sins with Joshua Bergasse, Justin Vivian Bond, Jeffrey Guimond, Marc Happel, and Sara Mearns
Notes from the Bubble, a series for trailers for Isolation to Creation can be viewed at:
Find more information at www.worksandprocess.org.
Once conditions are deemed safe for audiences and artists to gather, the live premieres and showings of projects featured in Isolation to Creation will be presented at the Guggenheim Museum as part of the Works & Process 2021 season.
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