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CREATIVE CROSSROADS - CULTURAL DIPLOMACY IN A CHANGING WORLD

BBB Westchester/LA 2019

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Shades of Red is a Virtual Reality film that uses dance and real survivor testimonials to tell stories about women’s rights. The dancers move through different Shades of Red: fabric, water, powder, light and rose pedals to talk about sexual assault, equal pay, LGBTQ rights and disabilities. 

The first chapter about sexual assault features a soloist from the NYC Ballet, Gloria Allred and Alysia Reiner. 

Produced by: Hidden Tears Project, Strange Reality, Heather Umberger and John Canning 
Creator/Choreographer: Jordan Marinov
Co-creator: Jason Gurvitz 
Directed by: Jenn Duong

Hidden Tears Project is a social impact film company that uses media to inspire and affect change. 

Strange Reality a Virtual Reality incubation project produced by Uffect Corp.  The Strange Team focuses on building immersive experiences and developing sensor-based hardware to interact in virtual environments.

Photo credit: Hannah Benet
Dancer: Georgina Pazcoguin









 

BALLET BEYOND BORDERS - CREATIVE CROSSROADS - CULTURAL DIPLOMACY IN A CHANGING WORLD

University Center Ballroom, 3rd Floor University Center

Saturday January 12, 2019

 

 

9 :00 AM -  WELCOME

Master of Ceremony : Charlene Campbell Carey , President of Ballet Beyond Borders 

 

9:05 -  Opening Performance, “ANYTHING GOES” - Around the World with Ballet Beyond Borders and children from the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre School . Choreography by Mr. Shuffles, Scott Nicholls.

                              

9:10 -  10:00 AM -  THE HIDDEN TEARS PROJECT , with Choreographer & Filmmaker Jordan Marinov                                    

                                    Moderator - Julie Sirrs 

Live Performance from Jordan Marinov 

 

Short Film Presentation and stories from the Hidden Tears project   

  

                   Panel Discussion - Jordan Marinov with Clarissa Charlie and  Kya Rae Dede Rose 

 

Exhibit -  The Red Dress Display : Commemorating and honoring the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls 

 

                    Performance -  The Sound of Healing : Jingle Dress Dance - Kya & Clara 

 

10:00 - 10:10AM   Peace-building Performance from the Unison Dance School, Israel.

Introduction by Dana Blecher, Director of Cultural Affairs, the Consulate General of Israel. Director Moran Barak, Dancers Leann Reizer and Elinor Ostrovsky

 

10:10 - 11:00AM    THERE IS ROOM FOR EVERYONE - Sophie Rebecca from the United Kingdom. Presentation and discussion about the new generation of dancers that are challenging Ballets rigid gender norms. Moderated by Dr. Karin Opacich, 

 

11:00 - 11:15AM -  Contemporary Performances from BBB Competitors from Dance City - Marika Derton , Director (VENICE ITALY), Radu Domsa & Alina Ciceo (CLUJ, ROMANIA),  Dancers & Director, Dani Orlo,  Escuela de Cubana (VERACRUZ , MEXICO),   Damon Berry, Kasper the Saint and Phoenix Bunuellos,  (LOS ANGELES, USA).

 

11:15- 11:30AM -   CHINA  & MONTANA  -  OUR CULTURAL BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE 

       Confucius Institute Director Suhan Chen with Charlene Campbell Carey 

   

       Chinese Folk Dance Performance by Angela Wan student of Ming Yan Cui, Chinese Song by Tony Woodward, student at Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre and Peking Opera performance by Nathaniel Puttonen student from the Chan Hon Goh Academy in Vancouver, Canada.

 

11:30AM - 12:15PM -  "ART FOR CHANGE "  presented by Jamal Shah , Director General of the Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Ministry of Information, Broadcasting , National History & Literary Heritage of the Government of Pakistan 

     

12:15PM  - 12:30PM  - From The Russian Federation  - Kazan, Tatarstan, Ravil Nigmedzyanov & the Alfia Avzalova Festival 

 

12 : 30 - 1 :00PM -    THE BALLET BEYOND BORDERS DREAM & LEGACY PROJECT -  "A MILLION DREAMS"

With Gregg Mitchell, Habitat for Humanity & Charlene Campbell Carey 

Editors note:

THE SUBJECT & CONTENT OF THE "HIDDEN TEARS"  PRESENTATION AND "THERE IS ROOM FOR EVERYONE"  IS INTENDED FOR A MATURE AUDIENCE AND AT YOUR DISCRETION. 

* from 9:10  am until 11 am diplomacy conference topics are not recommended for young children