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Location: Chicago, IL
CONTEMPORARY ART/LIVE PERFORMANCE
A unique large-scale space adventure: Redmoon and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) of Chicago, combine forces to present a new public art spectacle, The Astronaut’s Birthday.
Inspired by science fiction films from the 1950s and
the golden age of comic books, the performance begins as an astronaut floating in space decides to make one final transmission to Earth.
Employing creative new technologies, live performers, and hand-illustrated shadow imagery, the audience can view 80-foot-tall comic book-like images on the MCA’s façade. The performance is presented in the windows of the MCA’s front façade while audiences of up to 1,000 a night are seated outdoors in the MCA Plaza.
Event launch begins September 9th through the 26th!
Location: Paris, France
AVANT-GARDE ORIGAMI MASTER
The video on his website doesn’t do his process justice, but the work he does and how he creates human expression with a single piece of paper is genius.
Please see the doc that sold to PBS, “Between the Folds,” for more on him.
Millions have seen her on youtube; we feel that no one has even scratched the surface in exploring her talent.
Location: Stanford, CA
(Skip to 1:40 to see what got our attention)
Vertes is in her mid 20′s and studying the relation between stem cells and cancer cells.
Her research began with the gnawing question of—why does cancer affect certain body parts and organs while others very rarely every are afflicted?
Ie. skeletal muscles almost never get cancer…why? Her research has led her to believe that cancer cells are closely related to stem cells—both divide and regenerate rapidly, just on other ends of
the spectrum. Essentially, she is searching to look at disease and cancer in a different way—not black and white as in, “Let’s eradicate these cells and not others.
But rather, manipulate them and induce the cancer cells to become stem cells.”
Occidental Children’s Theater
Location: Los Angeles, CA
puts on a summer series of shows that is a pastiche of fairytales and contemporary stories.
They use very inventive physical choreography in their shows which is extremely entertaining—not only to children. Their process derives from the performer—no script, no lines written. They pitch concepts and improve upon scenes to figure out the premise and how to form stage scenery with their bodies.
Rafe Esquith & The Hobart Shakespeareans
Location: Koreatown/Los Angeles, CA
Rafe Esquith teaches at Hobart Elementary School in a Los Angeles neighborhood plagued by poverty and violence.
Ninety percent of Hobart’s students qualify for free or reduced lunches.
Few of Hobart’s more than 1600 students speak English as a first language. All of his students though learn Shakespeare.
They work through recess
and during vacations and holidays. They consistently score in the top 5 to 10 percent of the country in standardized tests; many go on to attend our most prestigious colleges and universities. How do they do it? How does Esquith inspire them to
Gorgeous visuals and impeccable creation of atmosphere.
Would love to explore his motivation and mind’s eye in how he creates his shots, etc. NOTE: ALL elements in his short are computer generated.
It is mind-boggling what this guy does with 1′s and 0?’s.
A dancer turned choreographer, Gillian choreographed CATS and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
At the age of 8, she was performing poorly in school—lack of focus, distracting other children, etc. At first diagnosed with what would later become known as ADHD, a second opinion was sought out by her mother. The doctor informed her that she neede
d to enroll her daughter in dance— that she needed to MOVE to think. Her success story: Royal ballet at 17 years old; forming her own company, then meeting Andrew Lloyd Webber — it was her breakthrough in relating movement and thinking that allowed her to become the pivotal figure she is in dance choreography.
Location: New York, USA
Prince-Ramus was recently described as the “savior of American architecture” by Esquire magazine.
Additionally, he has been identified as one of “The 20 Essential Young Architects” by Icon magazine, as one of the world’s most influential young architects by Wallpaper and as one of the twenty most
influential players in design by Fast Company.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Cameron Sinclair is the co-founder and ‘eternal optimist’ at Architecture for Humanity, a charitable organization that seeks architectural solutions to human crisis and brings professional design services to communities in need. Over the past ten years the organization has worked in twenty six countries on projects ranging from schools, health clinics, affordable housing and long term sustainable reconstruction. The methods used for reconstruction and building are TRULY innovative.