Cross-cultural Exchange

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To Witness
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To Witness

A Proposal to Build Radical Trust across Difference in the Arts

by Annalisa Dias, Ronee Penoi
6 November 2019
Livestreaming ArtsLink Assembly 2019: Global Warning—Artists and the Anthropocene
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Livestreaming ArtsLink Assembly 2019: Global Warning—Artists and the Anthropocene

The first full ArtsLink Assembly in New York City organized and produced by CEC ArtsLink.

Wednesday 13 November 2019
New York, New York, USA
Anticolonial Creative Collaboration and the Development of Mirror Butterfly
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Anticolonial Creative Collaboration and the Development of Mirror Butterfly

by Benjamin Barson, Gizelxanath Rodriguez
15 August 2019
hands of two people delicately placing their fingers on a balance with a feeling of solidarity
Livestreaming ArtsLink Assembly 2019: Global Warning—Artists and the Anthropocene
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Livestreaming ArtsLink Assembly 2019: Global Warning—Artists and the Anthropocene

The first full ArtsLink Assembly in New York City organized and produced by CEC ArtsLink.

Wednesday 13 November 2019
New York, New York, USA

CEC ArtsLink launches their first full ArtsLink Assembly in New York City entitled Global Warning—Artists and the Anthropocene livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Wednesday 13 November 2019 at 11 a.m. EST (New York) / 16:00 UTC +0 (London) / 17:00 UTC +1 (Berlin) / 18:00 UTC +2 (Bucharest) / 19:00 UTC +3 (Moscow). Use #ArtsLinkAssembly in social media.

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To Witness
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To Witness

A Proposal to Build Radical Trust across Difference in the Arts

6 November 2019

Annalisa Dias and Ronee Penoi discuss decolonizing theatre, building trust and relationships across difference, and the act of witnessing.

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Anticolonial Creative Collaboration and the Development of Mirror Butterfly
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Anticolonial Creative Collaboration and the Development of Mirror Butterfly

15 August 2019

Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez, part of the Afro Yaqui Music Collective, talk about artivism—what it means, what it can look like—in relation to building a jazz opera with various communities around the world.

a group sitting in three concentric circles inside a large windowed space
The Intersection of Digital Technology and Live Performance
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The Intersection of Digital Technology and Live Performance

Observations from HowlRound and SpiderWebShow’s Digital + Performance Convening

12 August 2019

May Antaki reflects on the Digital + Performance Convening, produced by HowlRound Theatre Commons and SpiderWebShow Performance, which focused on the intersection of digital technology and live performance.

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Participatory Theatre
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Participatory Theatre

Europe’s Game Changer

4 August 2019

verity healey does a deep-dive into the Our Stage – 4th European Bürgerbühne Festival, which took place in Dresden, Germany, in May 2019.

an actor onstage with four young children
What You, Theatremaker, Can Learn from Theatre for the Very Young
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What You, Theatremaker, Can Learn from Theatre for the Very Young

29 July 2019

Alex Ates reflects on the Toddler Takeover at Atlanta, Georgia’s Alliance Theatre and shares what the growing field of theatre for the very young can teach adult theatremakers about their craft.

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Language and Identity in the Welsh-Turkish Play Y Brain/Kargalar
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Language and Identity in the Welsh-Turkish Play Y Brain/Kargalar

12 June 2019

Emily Garside discusses Y Brain/Kargalar, in which the playwright, Turkish refugee Meltem Arikan, who settled in Wales, explores her conflicting identities. 

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The PEN World Voices International Play Festival
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The PEN World Voices International Play Festival

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

Monday 6 May to Thursday 9 May 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Center presented the PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2019 livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Monday 6 May to Thursday 9 May 2019.

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Acknowledging Impact, Regardless of Intent
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Acknowledging Impact, Regardless of Intent

9 May 2019

Bri Ng Schwartz looks at the importance of companies doing the hard work when it comes to equity, diversity, and inclusion conversations and initiatives.

event flyer for the event entitled Culture of mobility in the time of climate change.
Focal point: Culture of Mobility in the Time of Climate Change
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Focal point: Culture of Mobility in the Time of Climate Change

A public forum during On the Move's General Assembly in Prague, Czech Republic

 

Thursday 25 April 2019
Center for Architecture and Urban Planning (CAMP), Prague, Czech Republic

On the Move, Arts and Theatre Institute (CZ), Center for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CZ) presented Focal point: Culture of Mobility in the Time of Climate Change—a public forum during On the Move's General Assembly in Prague, Czech Republic livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 25 April 2019 at 10:00 CEST (Prague, UTC +2) / 09:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 08:00 UTC +0 / 4 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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From Kosovo
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From Kosovo

A Playwright Who Provokes Change

4 April 2019

Karen Malpede sits down to talk with Kosovar playwright and provocateur Jeton Neziraj about freedom and theatre.

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How Refugees Are Using Theatre to Welcome Parisians into Their Lives
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How Refugees Are Using Theatre to Welcome Parisians into Their Lives

13 December 2018

verity healey looks at how refugees in Paris are using theatre to create connections, break down barriers, and find community.

hands of two people delicately placing their fingers on a balance with a feeling of solidarity
ArtsLink Assembly 2018: Artists and Global Citizenship
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ArtsLink Assembly 2018: Artists and Global Citizenship

A Pilot ArtsLink Assembly in New York City organized and produced by CEC ArtsLink

Friday 16 November 2018
Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University

CEC ArtsLink presented a pilot ArtsLink Assembly on Artists and Global Citizenship livestreaming from New York City on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 16 November 2018 at 2 p.m. EST (New York) / 19:00 UTC +0 (London) / 20:00 UTC +1 (Berlin) / 21:00 UTC +2 (Bucharest) / 22:00 UTC +3 (Moscow). Use #ArtsLinkAssembly in social media.

The Three Sisters
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The Three Sisters

Lessons on Inspiration, Appropriation, and Design

1 November 2018

Costume designer Valerie St. Pierre Smith explores the major issue of cultural appropriation in costume and fashion design, touching on every aspect of the production process, from research to execution.

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Flirting with the Taboo at the Cairo Festival for Contemporary & Experimental Theatre
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Flirting with the Taboo at the Cairo Festival for Contemporary & Experimental Theatre

31 October 2018

Egyptian American playwright Adam A. Elsayigh uses the 2018 Cairo Festival for Contemporary & Experimental Theatre as a jumping off point to discuss the state of theatre in the city, censorship, playwriting, and more.

Teatro Línea de Sombra Connects with Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
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Teatro Línea de Sombra Connects with Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

5 August 2018

Georgina Young-Ellis looks at the history of the innovative Mexican theatre company Teatro Línea de Sombra, its connection to Portland, Oregon, and two of their projects: Amarillo and Rebuilding Small Territories.

Blurring Borders with Práctica/ Borrando las fronteras con Práctica
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Blurring Borders with Práctica/ Borrando las fronteras con Práctica

30 July 2018

Beatrice Basso discusses what it was like to bring multidisciplinary artists from north and south of the US-Mexico border together to create and learn from each other in the artist-driven exchange Práctica. / Beatrice Basso analiza cómo fue el intercambio artístico Práctica, en el que artistas del norte y del sur de la frontera México-Estados Unidos se reunieron para crear y aprender unos de otros.

Tips and Advice for Artists and Cultural Professionals to Internationalize Their Careers and Artistic Practices
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Tips and Advice for Artists and Cultural Professionals to Internationalize Their Careers and Artistic Practices

A public session of the On the Move General Assembly

Thursday 24 May 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

On the Move, the cultural mobility information network active in Europe and worldwide, and Polo Cultural Gaivotas Boavista presented the conversation Tips and Advice for Artists and Cultural Professionals to Internationalize Their Careers and Artistic Practices livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 24 May 2018 at 10:30 a.m. UTC +1 (Lisbon, London) / 11:30 a.m. UTC +2 (Berlin, Johannesburg) / 12:30 p.m. UTC +3 (Beirut, Moscow) / 5:30 p.m. UTC +8 (Singapore) / 7:30 p.m. UTC +10 (Sydney) / 9:30 a.m. UTC +0 / 5:30 a.m. UTC -4 (New York).

Ten Transformative Ideas for Community-Building and Cross-Cultural Exchange
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Ten Transformative Ideas for Community-Building and Cross-Cultural Exchange

23 May 2018

Caitlin Cassidy discusses ten principles and practices she's learned as an artist working at the intersection of arts and cross-cultural exchange, and as one of Georgetown University's Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics Fellows.

Telling Stories
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Telling Stories

An Arab/Arab American Theatre Collaboration

20 May 2018

For the last few years, professor Catherine Coray has been helping create collaboration opportunities for theatre artists in Arab countries and the Americas. Arab Voices: Stories of Palestine is the most recent iteration, and has taken place in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Beirut.

Why Artists Should Pay Attention to US Visas, Policy, and Cultural Exchange
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Why Artists Should Pay Attention to US Visas, Policy, and Cultural Exchange

16 May 2018

Matthew Covey, founding director of Tamizdat, discusses why American theatre artists should be more knowledgable about US visas and policies, and describes how Tamizdat is working to support international artists performing in the US. 

Fantômas
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Fantômas

Revenge of the Image and the Wuzhen Theatre Festival

28 January 2018

Artistic Director Travis Preston on the cross-cultural collaboration of bringing Fantômas: Revenge of the Image from CalArts to the Wuzhen Theatre Festival.

Building Communication in the Classroom Beyond Language
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Building Communication in the Classroom Beyond Language

2 October 2017

Director and educator Luane Davis Haggerty reflects on how prioritizing movement as a form of communication encouraged diversity and intersectionality in her New York City summer classroom. 

AsiaTOPA
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AsiaTOPA

Redefining Performing Arts Festivals

30 August 2017

Ambassador Cynthia P. Schneider, who attended the AsiaTOPA Performance Festival in Australia, reflects how as the United States devalues diversity and imposes restrictions on immigration, Australia recognizes the value of its relationship with its Asian neighbors, and of its own diverse population.

The 35th International Theatre Institute World Congress
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The 35th International Theatre Institute World Congress

Tuesday 18 July 2017
Segovia, Spain

The International Theatre Institute (ITI), the World Organization for the Performing Arts presented events from the 35th ITI World Congress in Segovia, Spain livestreamed Tuesday 18 July 2017.