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Friday 22 January 2021

Downtown Variety: Take 17

Bringing La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance

Friday 22 January 2021

La MaMa and CultureHub presented Downtown Variety: Take 17 livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 22 January 2020 at 4 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 6 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 7 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

La MaMa and CultureHub team up with artists in Brazil to create a special edition of Downtown Variety, an online live performance series that features short acts of dance, music, theater, new media, comedy, A/V performance, and more. Downtown Variety brings La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance.

This special edition of Downtown Variety brings a snapshot of Brazilian contemporary artistic production centered on plurality, language research, experimentation and diversity of expressions in Brazil today. In this edition, curated by Lenerson Polonini, we highlight significant artists of the underground scene. “La MaMa represents the avant garde of the experimental theater. Over almost six decades of existence, it has produced and hosted very important works and the most restless and transgressive artists in the world scene, transforming itself into a creative engine, an oasis of creative, cultural and social freedom”, comments Lenerson Polonini, Brazilian Cultural Ambassador of La MaMa and guest curator of this edition.

Hosted by Lenerson Polonini, artists for this edition include: Wilson Sukorski, Otavio Donasci, Rui Moreira, Christina Fornaciari, Pedro Granato, Neville D’almeida, Marcus Galina, Jurandy Valença, and Gabriela Leite

Powered by LiveLab, a browser-based media-router for collaborative performance by CultureHub.

Creative Technologist — Sangmin Chae
Lead Technician — DeAndra Anthony
Video Production Coordinator — Jean Garcia

To watch, tune into CultureHub’s Watch page, La MaMa’s Facebook, or HowlRound.
 

About HowlRound TV
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