Archive for the 'Arts Presenters' Category

Arts Presenters: Tracy and Fabrice Vignati

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Tracy and Fabrice VignatiThe duo of Tracy and Fabrice Vignati has created a new style of music combining gypsy orchestration and the hallmark rock-a-billy sound — Gypsybilly.

In this podcast Tracy and Fabrice talk about the genesis of their music, their experience attending the APAP conference, and the tools they use to communicate with fans.

This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

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Arts Presenters: Chris Elam

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Chris ElamChris Elam is the Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of Misnomer Dance Theater. The company creates contemporary dances about human relationships that are informed by cross-cultural perspectives. In the Fall of 2008 Misnomer received grants to develop a technology platform that will help arts organizations engage audiences and create interactive relationships.

In this podcast Chris talks about what has inspired his choreography, why it has been difficult for dance companies to leverage technology, and offers glimpses into a new frontier in dance.

This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

Photo Credit: Maia Macdonald

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Arts Presenters: David Gonzalez

Monday, March 9th, 2009

David GonzalezDavid Gonzalez is a storyteller, musician, poet, actor and music therapist. He is a recipient of the Helen Hayes Performing Artist of the Year award, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, has taught at NYU, and was host of New York Kids on WNYC for eight seasons.

In this podcast David talks about his creative process, why it is important for everyone to tell their stories, how art in the school system liberates the mind, and his latest works, including Wounded Splendor and Sleeping Beauty.

This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

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Arts Presenters: Laura Kendall

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Laura KendallLaura Kendall is the outgoing assistant director for community engagement and learning at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska. She has participated in the Emerging Leadership Institute, and been recognized for her work to expand access to the arts.

In this podcast Laura talks about the artistic landscape of Nebraska, what outreach efforts have worked best, and how she came to the profession of arts management.

This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

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Arts Presenters: Wallace Edgecombe

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Wallace EdgecombeWallace Edgecombe is the director of the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture in New York City. Since 1982 he has created arts programming, and spearheaded creative campus initiatives that have benefited the academic and cultural community of the Bronx and beyond.

In this podcast he talks about the evolution of the Hostos Center, how he has forged strong relationships with students and academic departments, and how cultural exchange with Cuba has ebbed and flowed over the years.

This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

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