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Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM Origami- Los Angeles, CA
Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7:15 PM Taix – Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM Echoplex – Los Angeles at 8:00PM
Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM Taix – Los Angeles, CA
‘Shake A Wave “is the title of the new album by Amsterdam rock band Go Back To The Zoo. Since their debut album ‘Benny Blisto’ appeared in 2010, much has happened with the band: Lowlands, Pinkpop, Sziget, SXSW and sold out club tours followed and eventually the crown with a gold record.
Dutch dance company NDT2 will perform for the first time on this years ‘Fall For Dance Festival’.
New York City Center’s ninth annual ‘Fall for Dance Festival has been expanded to 12 evenings of dance to meet the extraordinary ticket demand. The international festival will feature 20 acclaimed dance companies and choreographers in five unique programs from hula to ballet, flamenco to tap.
Click here to see the video preview of Fall For Dance 2012.
Jiří Kylián, Forgotten memories (Don Kent, 2011 ), will be screend at Lincoln Center. Jiří Kylián, one of the greatest contemporary choreographers, and resident choreographer at Nederlands Dance Theater, uses the
Tiësto is a performer who has transcended musical genres to create a global “Tiësto” brand. His achievements include: a Grammy nomination, numerous MTV awards, performing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to an audience of billions, and even a wax statue at Madame Tussauds.
Emerging Pictures, North America’s largest supplier of alternative content for movie theaters, announced today the launch of its Fall-Winter 2012 season. Opera in Cinema and Ballet in Cinema HD presentations will be shown on screens in nearly 400 multiplexes, art houses, museums and performing arts centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. » Read more «
In Dominga Sotomayor’s international prize–winning directorial debut, ten-year-old Lucia embarks on a road trip up the west coast of South America with her family, experiencing the wonderment and sad awakenings of young adulthood in equal measure. As Lucia and her younger brother play in the back seat, a front-seat drama quietly plays out around the impending dissolution of their parents’ marriage, even as mom and dad try their best to connect with their offspring on what will clearly be a final family outing. » Read more «
Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 6:00PM Kings Highway Library – Brooklyn, NY
Paul Schilperoord is a European journalist, science and technology writer, and car expert. He was born in The Hague, the Netherlands, and currently lives in Florence. Recently, RVP Publishers has released his unique biography of Josef Ganz, the Jewish engineer behind Hitler’s Volkswagen: The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz.
The first ever book on the extraordinary life of the genius Josef Ganz, the unknown German counterpart to Henry Ford. The unique story of the German originator of compact car design whom the Nazis tried to erase from the official record.The astonishing biography of Josef Ganz, a Jewish designer from Frankfurt, who in May 1931 created a revolutionary small car: the Maikäfer (German for May bug). The Nazis not only “took” the concept of Ganz’s family car—their production model even ended up bearing the same nickname. The Beetle incorporated many of the features of Ganz’s original Maikäfer, yet until recently Ganz received no recognition for his pioneering work. The Nazis did all they could to keep the Jewish godfather of the German compact car out of the history books. Now Paul Schilperoord sets the record straight.
The Nazis did all they could to keep the Jewish godfather of the German compact car out of the history books. Now Paul Schilperoord sets the record straight. In a biography that reads like a spy thriller, he tells how Ganz was imprisoned by the Gestapo, until an influential friend with connections to Göring helped secure his release. Soon afterwards he was forced to flee Germany while Porsche created the Volkswagen for Hitler using many of his groundbreaking ideas. Ganz was hunted by the Nazis even beyond Germany’s borders and narrowly escaped assassination.
After the war Ganz moved to Australia, where he died in 1967. This biography is a great read for anyone interested in World War II, Jewish history, the evolution of car design or simply the life stories of extraordinary individuals.
Rock Paper Scissors (Steen Papier Schaar), Photo: Courtesy of the artist
October 6 – 14, 2012 Saturdays at 1:00PM & 4:00PM, Sundays at 1:00PM Childsplay Arizona – Tempe, AZ
This co-production between Speeltheater Holland and Childsplay Arizona has had a successful tour in the Netherlands in 2010-2011 and will now be presented at the home stage of Childsplay Arizona.
The adventures of Ollie and Yuki bring together two complete opposites in this hysterical confrontation of old versus new. Their two worlds collide, as Yuki’s high-voltage antics disturb the quiet creations Ollie makes with only paper and scissors. After the original play took Arizona by storm, this innovative piece made the transatlantic trip to The Netherlands. Now, this renewed version makes its way back to the States.
Friday September 21: Amina Figarova Trio with Winard Harper The Dear Head Inn, Delaware Watergap, PA
Saturday September 22: Amina with the Enrico Granafei Quartet Trumpets Jazzclub, Montclair, NY
“A skilled and imaginative composer…Born in Azerbaijan and based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Figarova brings a remarkably broad range of influences to her works, which may help explain their appeal. You can hear the influence of her classical training in the care she brings to her scoring. Yet the mercurial, unpredictable nature of her musical themes — and the intriguing way she develops them — points to a composer enraptured with the creative possibilities of jazz.” - Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune