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A Call for Solidarity: A Real-Time Networked Performance Linking Hawaii, Alaska, and NYC—Wednesday 15 April 2015


A Call for Solidarity—a real-time networked performance linking Hawaii, Alaska, and New York City—livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 15 April at 8 p.m. EDT (New York) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 5 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 4 p.m. AKDT (Alaska) / 2 p.m. HAST (Hawaii).

In Twitter, follow @culturehubnyc and @howlroundtv, and use hashtag #howlround.

Join us in an innovative online live performance and exchange in real-time with cultural groups across the country who explore the intersection between traditional cultural dance and music from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Alaska which will be remixed and explored through Hip Hop, Spoken word, and visual theatre. 

New York youth poets will use Hip Hop and Spoken Word to bring a contemporary take on timeless cultural traditions out of Hawaii, Puerto Rico via The Bronx, and Alaska.

Imagine Bomba Alaskan style, Hawaiian chants to a beat box rhythm and the poetics of identity transformed into an interactive networked theatre.

Themes explored will include: solidarity, heritage and identity, survival and power, justice and injustice. 

Artspace and CultureHub are working with a network of social justice arts organizations to push the boundaries of using video conferencing technology as an art-making platform to allow a new collaboration called network performance which allows geographically remote artists to exchange multimedia performances in real time across the country.

Experience this ambitious and lively cultural experience online at HowlRound.TV

Length: 90 minutes

Presenting Partners: Alaskan Native Heritage Center, La Mama, PA’I, and Pregones Theater

Facilitators: Artspace Projects working in partnership with CultureHub, funded by the Ford Foundation

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre, arts, and cultural community. The channel is at howlround.tv and is a free and shared resource for live events and performances relevant to the world's live arts fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Follow and use hashtag #howlround in Twitter to participate in a community of peers revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field. Our community uses the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). You can become a producer and co-produce with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, contact @HowlRound on Twitter, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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