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Contents for November 10, 2009
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1. Vernita Nemec AKA N'Cognita, FF Alumn, at Dance Theatre Workshop, Manhattan, Nov. 18
2. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Fordham Art Gallery, London, UK, Dec. 4-11
3. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at the Gershwin Hotel, Manhattan, Nov. 24
4. Ron Littke, FF Alumn, on iceboxradio.org, Nov. 15
5. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Nov. 13-14
6. Susan Mogul, FF Alumn, at Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, opening Nov. 21
7. China Blue, FF Alumn, at Berkelee College of Music, Boston MA, Nov. 5, and more
8. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, at Nancyhalle, Karlsruhe, Germany, November 13, 2009-January 10, 2010
9. Taylor Mac, Rae C. Wright, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, Nov. 7
10. Dan Kwong, FF Alumn, at Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, South Korea, thru November 24
11. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at Goethe Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 10, and more
12. Judith Sloan, Warren Lehrer, Bob Holman, FF Alumns, at Nuyorican Poets Café, Manhattan, December 6
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1. Vernita Nemec AKA N'Cognita, FF Alumn, at Dance Theatre Workshop, Manhattan, Nov. 18

Vernita Nemec AKA N'Cognita, FF Alumn, performing at DTW David R White Studio, 219 W 19th St, 3rd floor as part of Movement Research Open Performance Series, Wednesday, November 18, 8PM. Performing with her, Sean Carolan. Also, performing that evening Erin Tracy, Kimberly Portis & Elinor Harrison. A program of non-curated showings of experimentation and work-in-progress. Evening includes audience discussion.

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2. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Fordham Art Gallery, London, UK, Dec. 4-11

David Medalla, FF Alumn, will create an exciting participatory event entitled "Mother Christmas Comes to Town" at the Fordham Art Gallery, a mobile art gallery directed by Man Sommerlinck, stall 31, White Cross street . London EC1. The event will take place on two days: on Friday, December 4, 2009, and on Friday, December 11, 2009. The times: from noon to 2 p.m. on both days.

"Mother Christmas Comes to Town" is a Yuletide pantomime. "Around Christmas time, " said David Medalla, "there is a wonderful tradition of pantomimes in England. I decided to create a new pantomime based on a text I wrote, a sort of modern fairy tale, about Father Christmas undergoing a sex-change. My initial inspiration for this work is Marcel Duchamp's Rrose Selavy, a seductive hymn to androgyny."

A few years ago David Medalla in the guise of the Spirit of Rrose Selavy engaged in a wrestling match with the Ghost of Joseph Beuys in the person of Adam Nankervis. The wrestling match took place at the ICA, the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, with English art critic and curator Guy Brett acting as the referee. Various artists, members of the London Biennale (which David Medalla co-founded with Adam Nankervis en route to Robben Island in South Africa in 1997) participated in "The Cosmic Wrestling Match Between the Ghost of Joseph Beuys and the Spirit of RRose Selavy" at the ICA in London.

Over a period of five decades, David Medalla has created numerous memorable participatory performances in many places of the globe. In the 1968 in London, David Medalla and John Dugger, together with members of the Exploding Galaxy, created "The Buddha Ballet" on Parliament Hill in London, which featured the creation of a huge 'human being' composed of many persons.

Other recent participatory performances by Medalla: creation of a living metaphorical crocodile with inhabitants of Ponte Nossa near Bergamo, Italy, as part of a festival of live art organised by Arte Studio Morandi;David Medalla's invocation to the River Arno during a stormy afternoon on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence with the students of Vittoria Biasi of the Accademia diBelli Arti of Firenze; the creation of a mandala of rosadas at Raffaella Losapio's Galleria Studio RA in Rome; the Homage to Kurt Schwitters in the MERZ Barn in Cumbria curated by Ian and Celia Hunter of Littoral Arts Trust; the playlet about Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas enacted by David Medalla and Guy Brett with London Biennale artists on the lawn at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris; the "Croissant Boomerang Events"; the "Four Aces" performance with the participation of twelve handsome young American male artists at the Swiss Center in Manhattan, New York, during Performa 7; the Homage to the Venus de Milo with the participation of twelve beautiful young ladies at the Royal Academy during the 'Event Horizon' - GSK Contemporary Art show; the Telekinesthetic Events with Adam Nankervis at the Gallery Bereznitsky in Berlin and the Arsenal in Kiev; the discussions about 'Two Moments of Beauty' in the show 'What Matters' co-curated by Rachael Demwell and Alma Tischler Wood in The Old Boys Hall in Dalston, London; and the on-going "Toasts to Friends, Present and Past, Near and Far", recent ones: "Toast to the Memory of Willoughby Sharp" , "The Twin Toasts to Paul Burwell and Steve Cripps of Bow Gamelan", and "The Twin Toasts to Anna Bella Geiger and Helio Oiticica, carioca artists".

David Medalla is inviting the public to come to his yuletide pantomime "Mother Christmas Comes to Town" dressed in costumes of their own choice: as snowflakes, snowman, ice maiden, reindeer, Christmas tree, Christmas pudding, other symbols of the Noel season. David Medalla is inviting persons, friends and strangers alike, to bring all kinds of musical instruments: bells, portable xylophones, tambourines, castanets, ukeleles, banjos, balalaikas, guitars, drums, digiridoos, flutes, clarinets, trumpets, saxophones, bassoons, mouth organs (harmonicas), Swiss horns, French horns, etc.

On Friday, December 4,2009, the casting and plotting of roles in the Christmas pantomime will take place. On the following week, on Friday, December 11, 2009, the yuletide pantomime will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at White Cross Market when "Mother Christmas Comes To Town".

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3. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at the Gershwin Hotel, Manhattan, Nov. 24

LINDA MARY MONTANO: MASKS ON/OFF;ON&OFF: A SOMEWHAT INTERACTIVE VIDEO EXPLORATION OF PERSONA IN THE VIDEOS OF LINDA MARY MONTANO

WHERE: GERSHWIN HOTEL, MANHATTAN
WHEN: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
TIME: 7PM
PRICE: $10.00
WHAT: WEAR /BRING A WIG

In 1975,I sat in a room at the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO and talked into a video camera for a year. I called the experience, CREATIVE SCHIZOPHRENIA, becoming 7 different "happy,successfull,confident and fabulous" women such as Lamar Breton(poetess), Dr Jane Gooding(neurosurgeon) etc. And I titled the resulting tape:LEARNING TO TALK,(Video Data Bank) an attempt to teach myself to move out of selective mutism so that I could "converse" with the outside world more effectively.

In 1996, almost 20 years later, I made the tape, 7 STAGES OF INTOXICATION, becoming 7 alcoholic women who were completely out of control , out of order, messy, not successfull. This persona journey was a response to menopause and a way to find a resolution to being in a job that tested and drove me almost to a psychic split.

Using art(video) to talk about my life and fix it I recently noticed that now I am performing as REAL PEOPLE such as MOTHER TERESA,THE VIRGIN MARY, HILARY CLINTON, BOB DYLAN and PAUL McMAHON. Is this escape? Wanting a partner and not having one so becoming one by creating one for myself by being the partner I dont have? It is too soon to know.

My intention is to splice these personas together, one from 1975,then one 1996 and then one from my current work, sandwiching them for comparison and analysis and understanding, repeating the layering until the past work is totally sandwiched with current work and a pattern can be seen.

Now what about you, the viewer and the person who comes to the Gershwin Hotel Nov 24th? Please there is nothing worse than being glued and stuck and not able to use your cell, ipod etc so I hope that the atmosphere is fun and interactive and I will introduce ART-GARAGE SALE so maybe you will be able to sell something or get a job or meet somebody!!(some chances for you to perform too). I will also offer ART/LIFE/LAUGHTER COUNSELING to individuals throughout the evening ,and bless whoever wishes to be blessed with HOLY WATER! Maybe/hopefully the night will feel a bit like facbook-live! Or it might be a prelude to my leaving this "real" and joining second life, another kind of floating self.

Linda Mary Montano considers herself a performance artist, using whatever medium necessary to understand her life , heal her life, know her life. She has written books: ART IN EVERYDAY LIFE; PERFORMANCE ARTISTS TALKING IN THE 80'S; LETTERS FROM LINDA M MONTANO. She has made videos, performances, taught her process and currently is re-seeing everything through

Roman Catholic eyes. www.lindamontano.com

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4. Ron Littke, FF Alumn, on iceboxradio.org, Nov. 15

FF Alumn Ron Littke on the radio. Ron Littke's radio play "No U Turn" will be aired in its entirety on Sunday Nov. 15 on Icebox Radio at 5 PM Eastern time. Icebox radio is based on northern Minnesota and broadcasts on the web and through iTunes. "No U-Turn" is a hard-boiled radio-noir/B movie radio play produced by Ron Littke in the style of the classic old time radio dramas of the 1940's. To listen, go to Iceboxradio.org, click on "broadcast," then on "listen." Or, go to iTunes, Radio, Talk, Icebox radio.

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5. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Nov. 13-14

Friends and Neighbors:

Next weekend, I return (at long last) to the new Dixon Place (for the first time) with Concrete Temple Theater, presenting a new piece (or segment thereof) in progress, Hudson in China, written/directed by Renee Philippi and Carlo Adinolfi, to which I will be providing the music (accordion and ....).

If you like puppets, accordions, hudson or china, come check us out.

If you live near Hudson, New York, we'll be premiering the full monty next month at the Hudson Opera House.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157102938511&index=1

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
Between Rivington & Delancey
New York, NY 10002

Friday & Saturday, November 13 & 14 at 8pm
$12 general admission

http://www.dixonplace.org/puppetblok/puppet_blok/index.html

Innovative storytelling featuring: DRAMA OF WORKS, CONCRETE TEMPLE, ORA FRUCHTER, PUPPET JUNCTION, WONDERSPARK PUPPETS!

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6. Susan Mogul, FF Alumn, at Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, opening Nov. 21

Mogul Solo Show
EARLY PHOTO WORKS (1971- 1981) & TIME PIECES (2009)
Opening: Saturday November 21st 6 - 9 PM
Jancar Gallery 961 Chung King Road Los Angeles, CA, 90012 (in Chinatown!!!)
213 625 2522
www.jancargallery.com

Show will run from November 21 thru December 19th

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7. China Blue, FF Alumn, at Berkelee College of Music, Boston MA, Nov. 5, and more

Upcoming Talks

November 5, 2009.
Berkelee College of Music
921 Boylston, third floor "The Loft"
Boston, MA

The artist will speak about the process and the experience being the first person to record the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. She will also discuss the CD that she created with the recordings: UnderVoices: Sous-Voix http://www.chinablueart.com/and the two movies that were also made with the material.

Memory Strains: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEs8IrIBvT4
UnderVoices: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buuvD6T7MWU.

And

November 14, 2009, 9:00am-4:00pm
Bryant University
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917

Rhode Island Space Grant Symposium

The Sounds of Impact: Recording the Vertical Gun

NASA/Ames Research Center Vertical Gun is a facility used to simulate meteor impacts. China Blue, a multimedia artist, received funding by the NASA/RI Space Grant to carry out acoustic and vibrational recordings of hypervelocity impact experiments. Her presentation will cover the reasons for making acoustic and vibratory recordings, the equipment she used, the recording process and how the samples are being analyzed and processed for use in a hybrid artistic/scientific piece.

She will discuss the potential artistic and scientific application of the recordings, how the crossover of two disparate disciples reap new information beneficial to both and potentially provides new ways of seeing and perceiving the world through the emerging idea of Spectrotemporal Aesthetics.

www.chinablueart.com

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8. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, at Nancyhalle, Karlsruhe, Germany, November 13, 2009-January 10, 2010

Freie Wahl? Die Formkräfte des Kunstlebens 13.11.2009 – 10.01.2010
(free choice? form sinews of art life nov 13th - jan.10th)
Nancyhalle Karlsruhe, Germany
Artists:
BLESS José Rojas
Patrycja German - Stefanie Trojan
Anna Lea Hucht - „Die Frau in den Dünen"
Anna Jermolaewa - Annabel Lange
Anna Kolodziejska - Wisława Szymborska
Sandra Meisel - Der Strich mit Gästen
Marijke van Warmerdam - Jessica Stockholder
Corinne Wasmuht - Universal Cosmopolitan Research Project
Musicians:
Karl Frierson feat. Chameleon, Anja Schneider, Viviane de Farias, Julietta, Marbert Rocel feat. Antje Seifarth, Jeannette Dalia Curta, Rainer Trüby
Freie Wahl? Die Formkräfte des Kunstlebens in colabortaion with ZKM | Karlsruhe and moodlounge / Kulturbüro der Stadt Karlsruhe. Organisation: Der Strich and Sandra Meisel, Shahrokh Dini, Gregor Jansen, Christina Irrgang and Katrin Hunsicker.

opening:
nov 12th 2009 7pm
Performances Patryca German, Stefanie Trojan 7.30 pm-9 pm
Performance Universal Cosmopolitan Research Project 9 pm
Music 10 pm
hours:
thu–sun, 4-7 pm

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9. Taylor Mac, Rae C. Wright, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, Nov. 7

The New York Times, November 7, 2009
THEATER REVIEW | 'THE LILY’S REVENGE'
The Bridegroom Wore Eye Shadow, Petals and Lime Fishnet
By CHARLES ISHERWOOD

Arguments in favor of gay marriage have taken many forms, from snappy phrases stretched across muscle T’s to miniature musicals on YouTube, op-ed pieces and learned essays. (My favorite, from a poster at a protest march: "We Can’t All Marry Liza Minnelli!") But surely none can match the mad extravagance of "The Lily’s Revenge," a scrappy spectacle written by and starring the drag artist Taylor Mac, now splashing across the stage of Here Arts Center in a swirling tide of tattered lime green fishnet, eye shadow and sequins.

A five-hour tide of fishnet, eye shadow and sequins, that is.
"This play is very long!" intones an imperious female figure as the show begins. "In fact this play will be much longer than advertised. Trust me when I say, this play could very well last the rest of your life!" Heed her we should, since the speaker is something of an authority on the topic of duration: she is Time itself, squeezed into a black cocktail dress in the shape of an hourglass, with an elaborate cuckoo clock affixed to her head, Ziegfeld Follies-style.

Time the character, played with histrionic hauteur by a performer known as Miss Bianca Leigh, flits in and out of this crackpot allegory, in which a lily (the wide-eyed Mr. Mac) embarks on a convoluted romantic odyssey spanning realms human and horticultural, spiritual and worldly, raunchy and academic. Yet time the concept gradually ebbs away as the evening progresses.

Sure, you might occasionally be aware that a 15-inning baseball game could be played, or any of several Wagner operas performed, in less time than it takes for Mr. Mac and his cast of more than 40 dancers, actors and musicians to bridge the gap between once-upon-a-time and happily-ever-after. But the riot of styles sometimes clashing and sometimes coalescing during "The Lily’s Revenge" offers so many incidental pleasures (resplendently tacky-ornate costumes, a dream ballet, a haiku competition, a stage curtain made entirely of crumpled cocktail napkins) that theatrical time — always a curiously malleable element — seems to contract. To my happy surprise, I emerged from "The Lily’s Revenge" more refreshed than exhausted. I cannot always say the same for performances of "Götterdämmerung."

The evening is sliced into manageable portions by the inclusion of three intermissions, during which various carnivalesque diversions are presented in other parts of the theater. The "Discussion Disco" doubles as the actors’ dressing room. If you’re in the mood for a marriage proposal, this too can be arranged. (Presumably it is nonbinding.)

Presiding over the intermission festivities, and encouraging the audience members to interact during the pauses instead of fish for their cellphones, is a buxom woman with a frizzy halo of butterflies in her wig and a gong to signal the time for re-entry. The seating is reconfigured for each act, lending a little more novelty and surprise to the experience.

Not that there isn’t plenty already. Mr. Mac, wrapped in strips of sequins and that lurid green fishnet, his bald head painted in neon colors and splattered with magenta sequins, flounces in as the epic begins, a giant plastic flower pot suspended from his shoulders. This humanoid lily takes a seat in the auditorium, but is soon arguing with the storytellers onstage, primarily the deity known as the Great Longing, god of nostalgia, who is also a talking stage curtain (and who is played with waspish élan by an actor known as James Tigger! Ferguson).

The cranky curtain intends to rise on a traditional story of love and marriage between blushing bride and ardent groom. His mother, Time, snorts at this outmoded fantasy and the manufactured sentimentality it inspires. She invites the lily to join the show, "to elevate the canned drivel of nostalgia with the here and now." The lily’s roots in the dirty grit of the earth qualify him for this task, it seems. But once the spotlight hits this newly minted floral star, he rebels against his subversive task and conceives a desire to marry the bride himself.

This sits well with just about nobody, particularly the bride, played by Amelia Zirin-Brown, who sings her songs bewitchingly, with a tremulous vibrato suggesting a scratchy record from the 1920s. She hankers after a more normal groom, a human one (Frank Paiva). Make that an all too human one. He serenades his love with a song that begins, "I think of pornographic images when I make love to you." Quickly rethinking her choice, the bride tells the lily that if he can somehow be transformed into a man within say, four hours, she will be his.

Further attempts to elucidate the hallucinatory plot would be pointless, and also a bit of a drag. (Pun definitely not intended.) Mr. Mac’s dramaturgy resembles not a French but an English garden, where no fixed borders rule, and the designing hand mimics the unruly workings of nature. With five different directors in charge of the five acts, the production speaks a polyglot theatrical language encompassing everything from puppetry to modern dance to bits of Noh to bigger bits of burlesque.

My favorite act may be the second (directed by Rachel Chavkin), inspired by Japanese theater and set in an anthropomorphized garden, in which flowers mourn their wholesale slaughter to provide decoration for weddings and engage in a competitive "haiku-off." (Immortal gag as the flowers trade poems: "Rose’s turn.") I will never again regard baby’s breath as anything other than a sacrificial victim and symbol of human cruelty — and tastelessness. The costumes by Machine Dazzle, who also plays a daisy in this act, are magnificent here and throughout the show.

"The Lily’s Revenge" is as much a party as a theatrical presentation, and you should be prepared to be stuck occasionally in a corner with a less than entrancing conversationalist. Some sequences — well, maybe most sequences — are longer than they need to be. Mr. Mac’s versifying is impressive in its volume and its whimsy, but he seems a little besotted by his own lyric gifts. While the text is festooned with learned references to philosophers and academic theory, the writing is far too scattered and diffuse, and the stage too full of bizarre, entrancing diversion for any of it to sink in coherently.

In any case Mr. Mac is aiming more for amusement than enlightenment. The jokes are more memorable than the lit-crit gabble. The final act, directed by David Drake, culminates in a mass polymorphous wedding interrupted by a machine-gun-wielding pope, who later dies and is resurrected.

"Didn’t the pope die?" a mystified participant asks.
"He’s a stock character," Time says. "One pope passes, and another pope pops up in his place."
If you seriously want to explore the tension between the messy beauty of lived experience and the human yearning for tidy narrative, you could spend one of the intermissions, or even one of the acts, I suppose, reading from Susan Stewart’s "On Longing," one of a pile of books Mr. Mac drew on for inspiration, which are collected in the "Context Corner" downstairs. Open any page and you come upon the likes of this:

"The function of belongings within the economy of the bourgeois subject is one of supplementarity, a supplementarity that in consumer culture replaces its generating subject as the interior milieu substitutes for, and takes the place of, an interior self."

Er, perhaps later. Get me back to the drag queens, please.
THE LILY’S REVENGE
Written and conceived by Taylor Mac; dramaturg, Nina Mankin; directed by Paul Zimet, Rachel Chavkin, Faye Driscoll, Aaron Rhyne, David Drake and Kristin Marting; music by Rachelle Garniez; musical director and arranger, Matt Ray; costumes by Machine Dazzle; makeup by Derrick Little; sets by Nick Vaughan; lighting by Seth Reiser; puppets by Emily Decola; video by Mr. Rhyne; associate producer, Abrons Arts Center. Presented by Here Arts Center and Ethyl Crisp. At Here Arts Center, 145 Avenue of the Americas, at Dominick Street, South Village; (212) 352-3101. Through Nov. 22. Running time: 5 hours.

WITH: Taylor Mac, Vanessa Anspaugh, Jonathan Bastiani, World Famous Bob, Salty Brine, Heather Christian, Matthew Crosland, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Machine Dazzle, Kayla E., James Tigger! Ferguson, Daphne Gaines, Ikuko Ikari, Barbara Lanciers, Kristine Haruna Lee, Miss Bianca Leigh, Ellen Maddow, Glenn Marla, Muriel Miguel, Frank Paiva, Kim Rosen, Tina Shepard, Saeed Siamak, Phillip Taratula, Rae C. Wright, Nikki Zialcita and Lady Rizo/Amelia Zirin-Brown.

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10. Dan Kwong, FF Alumn, at Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, South Korea, thru November 24

Dan is in South Korea as part of the international residency pilot program of the Gyeonggi Creation Center, which is managed by the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art. A group of 8 international and 16 Korean artists are participating in the first program of this BRAND NEW art center. Grand opening with much pomp was last Thursday.

It's in a rather remote, rural (and very nice) location on an island, connected to Ansan city by a seawall with a highway on it. It's about an hours drive from central Seoul.

We each have a studio workspace in one building plus an apartment (dorm-style, with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities) for the out-of-towners. It's a former vocational high school which is still in the process of being remodeled. They've done a nice job so far, though of course there are many things that still require dealing with, from the standpoint of basic living needs. Conditions are rather spartan. But as a pilot program participant (i.e. guinea pig), I expected it. Presumably things will get smoother and more convenient for future residents.

Our time here (1 to 3 months) is to be spent researching & creating proposals for art projects that relate to "local community issues". We then submit our proposals and they will select the ones they want to bring back and carry-out next year. There are many things which still need to be clarified (i.e., how to define "local"?), and we will have a meeting soon to try and clarify matters.

GCC is managed by the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, where I performed last weekend. I'll try and check in later this month to give an update...

www.dankwong.com

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11. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at Goethe Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 10, and more

Hi there,

Just wanted to invite you to a celebration on the 250th birthday of Friedrich Schiller, which is on Tuesday, November 10. As some of you may know, this year is also the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns, who was born on 25th January, 1759. I consequently made a proposal to the Goethe Institute, Glasgow to celebrate both poets on 10th November, which also happens to be my birthday! With an all-female line-up, it should be a lively evening and it is FREE. So please come along if you can, and also invite your friends.

I look forward to seeing you.

Best,
Diane

POETRY EVENT: SCHILLER AND BURNS

A 250th Birthday Celebration
With Sheila Dickson, Louise Welsh and Diane Torr

TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2009, 7 PM
GOETHE-INSTITUT GLASGOW, 3 PARK CIRCUS, GLASGOW G3 6AX
Free Admission

This year marks not only the 250th anniversary of the birth of Scotland’s
national bard Robert Burns, (25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796) but also the
250th anniversary of the birth of the German poet and playwright Friedrich
Schiller (10 November 1759 - 9 May 1805).

Schiller’s "Ode to Joy" (Freude schöner Götterfunken), set to music by
Ludwig van Beethoven for the final movement of his 9th Symphony, celebrates
the ideal of unity of humankind and has become the European anthem. Burns’
"Auld Lang Syne" is known across the world and is often sung to celebrate
the start of a new year.

These and other poems, some of them set to music, will be part of our
Birthday Celebration in honour of the two poets, on the day of the 250th
anniversary of Schiller’s birth. Sheila Dickson, senior lecturer in German
at Glasgow University, will give a talk on parallels in the poets’ lives and
similarities in their works; the artist Diane Torr and the writer Louise
Welsh will recite some poems by Burns, and Goethe-Institut Glasgow’s
director Barbara Kaulbach will read poems and excerpts from plays by
Schiller. Refreshments – and a birthday cake! – will be provided.

and

Friday November 13th, Diane Torr, FF Alumn at Wunderbar Festival, Newcastle
Symposium - Performance Now and Then - 3-5pm
Performance - Donald Does Dusty - 6-7.30pm
Gallery North

Squires Building
Northumbria University
Sandyford Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

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12. Judith Sloan, Warren Lehrer, Bob Holman, FF Alumns, at Nuyorican Poets Café, Manhattan, December 6

EarSay and the Nuyorican Poets Café present
Crossing the Cultural Divide
An evening of stories, music, hip-hop, and character monologues reflecting a mash-up of cultures, and surviving hard times through humor, activism, love, and art.

Co-hosted by Judith Sloan and Kahlil Almustafa
Featuring performances by
Warren Lehrer, writer/artist co-founder EarSay, co-creator Crossing the BLVD
Anthony Papa, author "15 to Life", Communications Specialist Drug Policy Alliance
Vanessa Hidary The Hebrew Mamita, actress, poet, and playwright
Chen Lo and Ken White, rap and live percussion
Magnetic North, Asian-American Hip Hop Duo with special guest Taiyo Na
Luke Santy, on sitar
Kahlil Almustafa, author Growing Up Hip Hop, 2002 Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion
Judith Sloan, actress, writer, audio artist, co-founder EarSay, co-creator Crossing the BLVD
Bob Holman, poet, professor, poetry slam pioneer, proprietor Bowery Poetry Club

Sunday December 6, 8 PM
Nuyorican Poets Café
236 East 3rd Street, between Ave B & C
Tickets $15 / $10 in advance or with this flyer at the door
www.nuyorican.org
212-505-8183

Crossing the Cultural Divide is a project of EarSay, Inc
http://www.earsay.org

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