Arts Calendar

Effective Friday, September 28th, 2018, KC Studio will begin streaming events listings from ArtsKCGo.com on our calendar page below. For calendar inquiries and submissions, please contact ArtsKC at go@artskc.org. ArtsKCGo is solely responsible for the content.


VIRTUAL - Urban Sketchers KC Goes Virtual!

05-31-2020

Presented by UrbanSketchersKC at Crown Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 31 @ 12:05 am

USkKC Goes Virtual! We are canceling the usual monthly meetups due to COVID-19 concerns. It is incredibly difficult to be apart from our friends and colleagues during social distancing recommendations when our organization thrives on hugs,...

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USkKC Goes Virtual! We are canceling the usual monthly meetups due to COVID-19 concerns. It is incredibly difficult to be apart from our friends and colleagues during social distancing recommendations when our organization thrives on hugs, networking, sharing, teaching, and learning at scheduled gatherings and pop-ups. It will be a while until we are back...
In the meantime, we are adapting to these challenges and will be virtual with daily activities, prompts, and games. It is important to note a few changes that we felt were necessary for the Urban Sketchers Manifesto to ensure that safety measures are followed. One of the biggest changes is allowing photo references for a sketch (in lieu of traveling to location for direct observation), please review those noted in bold:
We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.* *Photography references will be allowed in lieu of being "on location" or "out" during the social distancing period - please ensure you give the owner credit while posting your sketch on the USkKC forums in these instances. Additionally, be in the know, if you are sketching "on location" or "out", please follow the recommendations of the CDC, healthcare professionals, and community leaders in your area. 
Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.** **Photography references allowed. Please follow the recommendations of the CDC, healthcare professionals, and community leaders in your area in regards to "travel". 
Our drawings are a record of time and place.
We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
We support each other and draw together.
We share our drawings online.
We show the world, one drawing at a time.
That being said, tune in to our Public Facebook Page, Group Facebook Page (member sketches and stories), Blog Page, and Instagram  for updates. WE CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT KANSAS CITY & FRIENDS WILL SKETCH!
Who Should Participate? Any age. Any skill level. We're here to have fun, encourage others, and to celebrate individual styles!
What Should You Use? Anything will do, many of our members use watercolor, pens, pencils/colored pencils, pastels, and paper that works with that specific medium. If you are just starting out, student grade or discount brand is perfect.
Recommended Hashtags? #urbansketchers #usk #uskkc #kcsketch #artskc
If you use a photo reference for any of your posted sketches, please give credit where credit is due.
See the world, one drawing at a time!
USkKC

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VIRTUAL - The Official KC Ballet Workout

05-31-2020

Presented by Kansas City Ballet at Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 31 @ 8:00 am

Get ready to sweat as you spell out KC Ballet with your entire body! All you need is comfortable clothes, a steady chair, and your living room! In this short video, Ballet Master Kristi Capps will take you through the ten minute, ballet-inspired...

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Get ready to sweat as you spell out KC Ballet with your entire body! All you need is comfortable clothes, a steady chair, and your living room! In this short video, Ballet Master Kristi Capps will take you through the ten minute, ballet-inspired workout. Share your workout with us on social media by using #KCBStrong.

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VIRTUAL - THE STRAWBERRY SWING INDIE CRAFT FAIR'S 6TH ANNUAL SPRING SWING; KC'S 1ST VIRTUAL CRAFT FAIR!

05-31-2020

Presented by The Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair at Virtual Event, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 31 @ 12:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate Spring and the handmade movement at The Midwest's top indie craft fair, The Strawberry Swing. 100+ handmade & vintage vendors + food trucks + live music + DIY classes by Pop Shop America. KC's 1st Virtual Craft Fair!

Join us as we celebrate Spring and the handmade movement at The Midwest's top indie craft fair, The Strawberry Swing. 100+ handmade & vintage vendors + food trucks + live music + DIY classes by Pop Shop America. KC's 1st Virtual Craft Fair!

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VIRTUAL - Virtual Exhibition: Max Planck, "Images of Science"

05-31-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 31 @ 12:00 pm

Making the invisible visible
 
Discover a collection of striking images captured during the course of scientific research from some of the Max Planck Society’s work around the world.
 
Science often pushes back the boundaries of the known...

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Making the invisible visible
 
Discover a collection of striking images captured during the course of scientific research from some of the Max Planck Society’s work around the world.
 
Science often pushes back the boundaries of the known world to explore new topics and make the invisible visible. In the process of this work, a purely scientific documentation of research objects is created. And sometimes these images feature surprising aesthetic forms and structures. They are abstract works of art from a world normally hidden to the human eye. Each year, scientists from more than 80 research institutes of the Max Planck Society enter images showcasing their work from the most various research fields. The most spectacular images form the basis of a travelling exhibit, which has been shown with great success in a variety of locations around the world, such as the Deutsches Museum in Munich, the ars electronica in Linz/Austria, the Frost Museum of Science in Miami, the National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg, and the German Science Centre in Cairo.
 
Images of Science is a collaboration between the Max Planck Society, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and the Goethe Pop Up Kansas City.
 
The exhibition can be experienced digitally until we reopen our space – hopefully soon. Until then, please follow the link below to discover Images of Science online.
 
https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/ppk/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=21764029

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VIRTUAL - Virtual Happy Hour Q&A with director Arantxa Aguirre

06-02-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 02 @ 5:00 pm

Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries and discussions about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences...

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Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries and discussions about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations of his unforgettable music.

We are thrilled to welcome Arantxa Aguirre, the director of Dancing Beethoven, for a virtual Happy Hour Q&A. Ms. Aguirre will join us via Zoom from Spain for this discussion on Tuesday, June 2nd at 5:00 pm (CDT).

About Arantxa Aguirre:

Born in Madrid, Arantxa Aguirre has a PH in Spanish Literature and has published two books: Buñuel, A Reader of Galdós (Pérez Galdós International Research Award, 2003) and 34 Actors Talk About Their Job (2008), as a sequel of her documentary film Hecuba. A Dream of Passion (2006) – nominated to Goya Award. She has worked as assistant director of Pedro Almodóvar, Mario Camus, or Carlos Saura, among other filmmakers.

Her filmography as writer and director includes the award-wining documentaries Le coeur et le courage (2010), American swan in Paris (2011) and Dancing Beethoven (2016), which has been theatrically released in Germany, France, Japan, Switzerland, and Spain. She has also directed many other documentaries and live video recordings as Mozart’s The Magic Flute, A woman of the theatre, A rose for Antonio Soler, or Love and death: The story of Enrique Granados. Her last work about the Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbarán is now in the editing room. In 2020 she has been elected member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
Image: © Xenix

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VIRTUAL - When/Time Virtual Launch Party

06-04-2020

Presented by No Divide KC at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 04 @ 7:30 pm

When/Time is going virtual!When/Time is a new music and theater production scored for 3 actors and 3 musicians. Originally, When/Time was scheduled to be performed live in Charlotte Street Foundation's newly constructed Black Box Theatre, June...

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When/Time is going virtual!When/Time is a new music and theater production scored for 3 actors and 3 musicians. Originally, When/Time was scheduled to be performed live in Charlotte Street Foundation's newly constructed Black Box Theatre, June 27-28. Now, we've rescheduled the live performance to 2021. In the meantime, we will be releasing new video content and behind-the-scenes footage of creating this production during this crazy time. You can follow us along our journey of making this show together on our Patreon page! This event will be celebrating the launch of our Patreon page with live performance, newly created videos and Q&A with the full cast.Actors:Casey JaneCourtney HittleChristopher BrownleeMusicians:J.J. Pearse, percussion/voiceSascha Groschang, cello/voiceStacy Busch, electronics/various things/voiceComposed by: Stacy BuschWritten by: Kalli SiringasDirected by: Andi MeyerBecause of the changes made to this production, we need to increase our budget in order to fund the extended schedule. The money raised from our Patreon page will go directly to artist fees. All donations made to No Divide KC are tax deductible.

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VIRTUAL - Digital Film Screening: "Dancing Beethoven"

06-04-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 31 @ 4:00 pm Mon, Jun 01 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Jun 02 @ 4:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Wed, Jun 03 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Jun 04 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations...

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Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations of his unforgettable music.

Dancing Beethoven 

By: Arantxa Aguirre

Switzerland, Spain 2016

79 min.

French, English, Japanese Spanish with English subtitles

Choreographer Maurice Béjart, who died in 2007, adapted Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as an energetic ballet version in which dance and Beethoven go hand in hand.

Spanish director Arantxa Aguirre accompanied the rehearsals for a performance of Béjart’s piece in Japan over a period of nine months. Her documentary film Dancing Beethoven portrays the creation process, illustrates the mental and physical trials that the actors go through during the preparation, and functions also as a homage to Maurice Béjart, Beethoven, and the arts.

Image: © Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH

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VIRTUAL - COVID-VIVANT

06-05-2020

Presented by Studios Inc at Studios Inc, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

We at Studios Inc have began reminiscing about our past exhibitions.  Particularly, an exhibition from spring of 2017, Anti-mimesis: Life imitating art and other print perspectives for its focus on the tableau vivant. Tableau vivant translates...

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We at Studios Inc have began reminiscing about our past exhibitions.  Particularly, an exhibition from spring of 2017, Anti-mimesis: Life imitating art and other print perspectives for its focus on the tableau vivant. Tableau vivant translates to “living picture” and describes a photographed scene that includes posed figures and props. Former resident artist, Jamie Warren, recreated a Pablo Picasso painting using herself and friends in, Self-Portrait as Women in Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, effectively reinterpreting the role of the female in contemporary art. Patty Carroll, another artist featured in Anti-mimesis, engages a similar theme in her vibrant, deceptively dimensional tableau vivants in which the female figure is disguised by her surroundings.  Both artists use the tableau vivant to playfully engage and criticize societal norms.

During this time of isolation and stay at home orders, Studios Inc challenges you to recreate an artwork using yourself or those you live with and props from around the house. We’ve seen this practice trending on our social media feeds and the results are extravagant to hilarious, and no doubt creative.  We hope this will challenge the way you think about the artwork and your relation to it, while adding a little fun to home life as well. We will be accepting submissions from May 8th to June 4th, 2020 via an online call posted on www.studiosinc.org. We will post submissions to our Instagram and each week we will feature 5 of the most liked submissions. By June 5th, we will present a Juried Award and a People’s Choice Award to two finalists. The Juried Award will go to the submission that best fits the scope of the contest, decided by a jury of Studios Inc staff and artist Patty Carroll.  The winner will receive a copy of Carroll\'s recent publication, Domestic Demise.  The People’s Choice Award will be determined by Instagram likes and this winner will receive a puzzle of one of Patty Carroll’s photographs.

For inspiration visit artwork in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, or the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art\' permanent collection .   Both are available online at https://www.kemperart.org/permanent-collection and   https://www.nelson-atkins.org/collection/

Lastly, remember be creative, have fun, and stay safe!

Please note that Studios Inc is observing guidelines pursuant to Kansas City's business re-openings and will announce when our physical site will be open to the public.  Please visit and support our organization online at www.studiosinc.org.

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VIRTUAL - Livestream tango concert with Cristian Fatu (violin) and Beau Bledsoe (guitar)

06-05-2020

Presented by Ensemble Iberica at Livestream, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 05 @ 8:00 pm

Cristian Fatu is an award winning violinist based in Los Angeles, member of the New West Symphony and freelancer in the studio recording industry. He has performed in many TV and film productions as well as recordings with diverse artists in the...

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Cristian Fatu is an award winning violinist based in Los Angeles, member of the New West Symphony and freelancer in the studio recording industry. He has performed in many TV and film productions as well as recordings with diverse artists in the iconic Hollywood studios such as Capitol Records, Fox Studios, Warner Brothers Studios and others around town. He has built a significant career of recital, concerto, music festival and chamber music appearances in the US and Europe where he performed on some of the most important stages such as Carnegie Hall NYC, the Kennedy Center Washington DC, Konzerthaus Berlin, etc. The Murnauer Tagblatt in Germany praised his “wonderful virtuosity as well as perfect technique.”Beau Bledsoe’s performances have been described as “pointedly musical” by Paul Horsley of The Kansas City Star. This stylistically eclectic musician performs and records classical music, jazz and folkloric music from around the world as he seeks to integrate different musical cultures with diverse audiences. With his many varied projects and ensembles, Beau has performed extensively throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, South America and North America. In addition, he has produced fifteen recordings under his recording label Tzigane. Beau is currently artistic director and founder of Ensemble Ibérica which explores the music of Spain, Portugal, and the colonial Americas while educating the public about Iberian cultural influence.

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VIRTUAL - Kansas City Young Audiences MUSIC CAMP FOR AGES 7-9

06-05-2020

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Students in our Music Camps will explore melody and rhythm while they learn new and old songs alike. Each week of camp will vary, depending upon the teaching artist. Lateesha’s background is in classical music, Chris is an amazing...

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Students in our Music Camps will explore melody and rhythm while they learn new and old songs alike. Each week of camp will vary, depending upon the teaching artist. Lateesha’s background is in classical music, Chris is an amazing singer-songwriter and has an affinity for folk music, and Jaisson is a percussionist and will feature lots of drumming in his camps.

Dance, Music, and Visual Arts camps are also available. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Learn more at KCYA.org

 

Program type: Summer Camps
Artistic Discipline: Music
Subject: Music
Population served: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Bilingual: No
Available dates:June 1-5 at 10am

August 3-7 at 10am
Available times:Camps begin at 10am
Max number of students: 10
Length of program: 1 hour/day for 1 week, M-F
Location(s):KCYA Summer Camps will take place on Zoom
Fees / Ticketing:$75/week includes a camp t-shirt. Scholarships are available.

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VIRTUAL - Kansas City Young Audiences WILL'S PLAYERS VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP

06-05-2020

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 01 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 02 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 03 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 04 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 05 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

This camp is a one-week, half-day camp designed for our youngest Shakespeareans (and parents too!). It’s perfect for kids who are brand new to the Bard. Will’s Players will explore the life and times of Shakespeare and the basics of theatre,...

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This camp is a one-week, half-day camp designed for our youngest Shakespeareans (and parents too!). It’s perfect for kids who are brand new to the Bard. Will’s Players will explore the life and times of Shakespeare and the basics of theatre, along with fun crafts, games, and activities. We encourage parents to participate in the class for fun, interactive play with their young Shakespearean!

During the final class, students will have the opportunity to share their work VIRTUALLY with family and friends.

 

Program type: Summer Camps
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts
Subject: Theatre
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:June 1 – 5, 2020 | Monday – Friday
Available times:1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Length of program: 4 hours
Space / technical requirements:Campers will need access to a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, and a stable internet connection.
Location(s):Anywhere – no limitations with VIRTUAL camp!
Fees / Ticketing:Tuition is $130 per student. Deadline to enroll is May 29, 2020.

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VIRTUAL - Kansas City Young Audiences MUSIC CAMP FOR AGES 4-6

06-05-2020

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 01 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 02 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 03 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 04 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 05 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Students in our VIRTUAL Music Camps will explore melody and rhythm while they learn new and old songs alike. Each week of camp will vary, depending upon the teaching artist. Lateesha’s background is in classical music, Chris is an amazing...

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Students in our VIRTUAL Music Camps will explore melody and rhythm while they learn new and old songs alike. Each week of camp will vary, depending upon the teaching artist. Lateesha’s background is in classical music, Chris is an amazing singer-songwriter and has an affinity for folk music, and Jaisson is a percussionist and will feature lots of drumming in his camps.

Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts camps are also available. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Learn more at KCYA.org

 

Program type: Summer Camps
Artistic Discipline: Music
Subject: Music
Population served: Grade 1, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Available dates:June 1-5 at 1pm

June 15-19 at 1pm

June 22-26 at 10am

July 13-17 at 10am

August 3-7 at 1pm
Available times:Camps begin at 10am or 1pm depending upon the week.
Max number of students: 10
Length of program: 1 hour/day for one week, M-F
Location(s):KCYA Summer Camps will take place on Zoom
Fees / Ticketing:$75/week includes a camp t-shirt. Scholarships are available.

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VIRTUAL - Opening Reception: Benjamin Parks - "The Eyes"

06-05-2020

Presented by Bunker Center for the Arts at Bunker Center for the Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 05 @ 6:00 pm

Join us First Friday for the virtual opening reception for Ben Parks, "The Eyes." This exhibition features large scale portraiture as well as a full room interactive installation. Gallery open by appointment only. 816-866-8350 or...

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Join us First Friday for the virtual opening reception for Ben Parks, "The Eyes." This exhibition features large scale portraiture as well as a full room interactive installation. Gallery open by appointment only. 816-866-8350 or thebunkercenter@gmail.comBenjamin Parks is a Kansas City based artist whose primary focus is painting large-scale portraits and figurative work. He is also involved in illustrations, interactive installations, music, printmaking and sculpture. As a visual artist, he has shown many original works in galleries and art spaces throughout the country, including the Leedy Voulkous Art Center, the Foundry Arts Centre, the Lawrence Arts Center, the Cee Flat Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, the KCAC, and the Hilliard Gallery. Parks’ paintings, sculptures and interactive pieces have been commissioned for private collections throughout the country. Parks has also performed at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art."My work is an exercise in capturing the essence of a soul. I paint subject matter in a state of being unmasked emotionally. I look for unguarded moments where the true nature of a person is visible. Emotional in nature, I paint these real moments on large scale canvases. As I am painting I transfer my own emotional experience into the process while also being affected by my perception of the subject. This ranges from my imagination of a stranger to real interpersonal relationships with close family members. Each step and layer of paint mirrors a life experience. Not all layers of paint are visible, yet they affect the outcome of the whole just as the subconscious mind affects our outer lives. My goal through painting is to bring the subconscious into awareness." – Benjamin ParksMore details to come, stay tuned for schedule. Events times may change.

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VIRTUAL - Crown Crafted Music Series: Marcotte

06-06-2020

Presented by Mid-Continent Public Library at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 06 @ 4:00 pm

Join One Kansas City Radio | 100.1 FM and The Mid-Continent Public Library us for an intimate concert from the soul with Marcotte (Live Stream) For singer-songwriter duo Jordan and Sasha, soul is the term that most embodies the emotional...

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Join One Kansas City Radio | 100.1 FM and The Mid-Continent Public Library us for an intimate concert from the soul with Marcotte (Live Stream) For singer-songwriter duo Jordan and Sasha, soul is the term that most embodies the emotional transparency they commit to in the music they compose and perform together as MARCOTTE. Though the stages and audience have grown in size and number as MARCOTTE continues to experience acclaim, the pop-r&b duo has been able to keep the intimacy and clarity they’re known for while performing for live audiences.

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VIRTUAL - Digital Film Screening: "For Elise: Beethoven's Bestseller"

06-08-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 05 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jun 06 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Jun 07 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, Jun 08 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and...

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Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations of his unforgettable music.
 
 
For Elise: Beethoven’s Bestseller 
 
Director. Axel Fuhrmann
 
Authors: Axel Brüggemann and Axel Fuhrmann
 
Germany, 2011
 
52 minutes
 
English, German
 
 
How did this short piano piece, discovered by a musicologist thirty years after Beethoven's death, become a melody everybody knows? Together with pianists, Beethoven researchers, and composers, the film's authors trace the origins and meaning of Für Elise. They try to fathom the magic that this probably best-known work of Beethoven triggers anew in every generation worldwide. While pianists explain, analyze, and interpret the work, the film explores archives in Vienna and Bonn to determine which original sketches about this piece have survived. What do they say about the time of creation and the context of the work? And who was the mysterious Elise to whom the piece is dedicated?
 
 
After enjoying the film, please join us for a Happy Hour Q&A with director Axel Fuhrmann on Tuesday, June 9th at 5:00 pm (CDT). The talk will take place on Zoom with Axel joining us from Germany. More here.
 
 
Image: © DokFabrik

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VIRTUAL - Virtual Happy Hour Q&A with director Axel Furhmann, director of "For Elise: Beethoven's Bestseller"

06-09-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 09 @ 5:00 pm

Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries and discussions about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences...

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Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries and discussions about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations of his unforgettable music.

We are thrilled to welcome Axel Fuhrmann, the director of For Elise: Beethoven’s Bestseller for a virtual Happy Hour Q&A. Mr. Fuhrmann will join us via Zoom from Germany for this discussion on Tuesday, June 9th at 5:00 pm (CDT).

Axel Fuhrmann is the author, director, and producer of various music documentaries, opera and concert recordings. Since 2011, he has been running his own film production company, the DokFabrik in Bielefeld, Germany, which produces music documentaries for ARD, ZDF, Arte, and other international broadcasters.

His documentaries include: Der Traum vom Gesamtkunstwerk – Gegenwartskunst und Oper, Westside Story – Bernsteins Broadway Hit, Mondscheinsonate – Die Volkspianistin Elly Ney, and many more.

For his films Axel Fuhrmann worked together with numerous artists, such as Diana Damrau, Hélène Grimaud, Alice Sarah Ott, Gabriela Montero, Kit Armstrong, Daniel Barenboim, Kurt Masur, Yehudi Menuhin, Christian Thielemann, and many others.

In his film For Elise: Beethoven's Bestseller, included as part of our digital film series LUDWIG VAN, Fuhrmann describes the triumphal procession of this famous piano piece by Beethoven. Richard Clayderman brought the piece into the charts as a "pop hit", Roman Polanski used it as a film score, and the musical comedian Hans Liberg makes fun of it.

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VIRTUAL - Kansas City Young Audiences VISUAL ARTS CAMP FOR AGES 4-6

06-12-2020

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 08 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 09 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Virtual Campers will spend the week exploring their inner artist as they work with professional Teaching Artists to develop visual art skills. Each week will include a different art medium! Visual Art Camps include a kit of camp specific...

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Virtual Campers will spend the week exploring their inner artist as they work with professional Teaching Artists to develop visual art skills. Each week will include a different art medium! Visual Art Camps include a kit of camp specific supplies. (Art kits will be available for pickup at KCYA the Friday prior to camp, or may be shipped for an additional fee.)

Music, Dance, and Theatre camps are also available. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Learn more at KCYA.org

 

Program type: Summer Camps
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
Subject: Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: Yes
Available dates:June 1 -5 at 10:00am

June 8-12 at 1:00pm

June 22-26 at 1:00pm

June 29-July 3 at 10:00am

July 6-10 at 1:00pm

July 20-24 at 1:00pm

July 27-31 at 10:00am

Available times:Camps start at either 10am or 1pm, depending upon the date.
Max number of students: 10
Length of program: 1 hour/day for 1 week
Location(s):KCYA Virtual Summer Camps will take place on Zoom
Fees / Ticketing:$80 /week includes arts supplies and camp t-shirt

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VIRTUAL - Kansas City Young Audiences THEATRE CAMP FOR AGES 10-13

06-12-2020

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 08 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 09 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Imagination required! In these dynamic VIRTUAL camps students will study the fundamentals of performance and hone their acting skills. Warm-ups, vocal work, movement, games, and character work will all be used to overcome inhibitions and awaken...

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Imagination required! In these dynamic VIRTUAL camps students will study the fundamentals of performance and hone their acting skills. Warm-ups, vocal work, movement, games, and character work will all be used to overcome inhibitions and awaken the inner actor.

Dance, Music, and Visual Arts camps are also available. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Learn more at KCYA.org

 

Artistic Discipline: Theatre
Subject: Theatre
Population served: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Bilingual: No
Available dates:June 1-5 at 10am

June 8-12 at 1pm

June 15-19 at 1pm

June 22-26 at 10am

June 29-July 3 at 10am

July 6-10 at 1pm

July 20-24 at 1pm

July 27-31 at 10am

August 3-7 at 1pm

Available times:Camps begin at 10am or 1pm depending upon the week.
Max number of students: 10
Length of program: 1 hour/day for one week, M-F
Location(s):KCYA Camps will take place on Zoom
Fees / Ticketing:$75/week includes camp t-shirt. Scholarships are available.

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VIRTUAL - Kansas City Young Audiences Dance Camp for Ages 7-9

06-12-2020

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 08 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 09 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Students will love this comprehensive and energizing week of VIRTUAL dance camp! This is a great opportunity to become a versatile dancer by learning various styles. Camp may include ballet, jazz, hip hop, or musical theatre styles, depending...

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Students will love this comprehensive and energizing week of VIRTUAL dance camp! This is a great opportunity to become a versatile dancer by learning various styles. Camp may include ballet, jazz, hip hop, or musical theatre styles, depending upon the teaching artist.

Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts camps are also available. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Learn more at KCYA.org

 

Program type: Summer Camps
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Subject: Dance
Population served: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Bilingual: No
Available dates:June 8-12 at 1pm

June 15-19 at 1pm

June 29-July 3 at 10am

July 6-10 at 1pm

July 20-24 at 1pm

July 27-31 at 10am

August 3-7 at 1pm

Available times:Camps begin at 10am or 1pm depending upon the week.
Max number of students: 10
Length of program: 1 hour/day all week, M-F
Location(s):KCYA Summer Camps will take place on Zoom
Fees / Ticketing:$75/week, includes camp t-shirt. Scholarships are available.

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VIRTUAL - Future Stages Festival

06-14-2020

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 14 @ 11:00 am

On June 14, 2020, the Kauffman Center will debut a full day of FREE compelling performance videos, engaging youth-friendly activities and one-of-a-kind live-streamed content, all available through the Center’s website and social media...

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On June 14, 2020, the Kauffman Center will debut a full day of FREE compelling performance videos, engaging youth-friendly activities and one-of-a-kind live-streamed content, all available through the Center’s website and social media channels.

The Kauffman Center looks forward to welcoming all its virtual visitors for this FREE event on June 14, 2020 starting at 11 a.m. To best serve its visitors throughout the day, the Kauffman Center encourages RSVPs for the virtual event. Those who RSVP will be entered to win a family four pack of tickets to a 2021 Kauffman Center Presents performance.

Follow @KauffmanCenter, and visit kauffmancenter.org/futurestages for more information.
Future Stages Festival is presented by Premier Partner Saint Luke's Health System.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional support provided by 94.9 KCMO, KCMO Talk Radio 103.7 FM & 710 AM, 102.5 Jack FM, Magic 107.3 FM and 95.7 The VIBE

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VIRTUAL - Digital Film Screening: "The Beethoven Project"

06-15-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 12 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and...

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Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations of his unforgettable music.

The Beethoven Project

By Christian Berger

Germany, 2009

109 min.

German, English

The performance and audiovisual recording of all nine Beethoven symphonies within four days at the 2009 Beethoven Festival in Bonn was a staggering achievement. Grammy Award-winning conductor Paavo Järvi led the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in this singular project that also gave birth to a documentary and a "making of". Inspired by historical performance practice, Järvi gives a thoroughly radical, new, and thrilling reading of these familiar works with an ensemble playing on modern and historical instruments.
Image: © Magdalena Lepka

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VIRTUAL - Urban Sketchers KC Goes Virtual!

05-31-2020

Presented by UrbanSketchersKC at Crown Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 31 @ 12:05 am

USkKC Goes Virtual! We are canceling the usual monthly meetups due to COVID-19 concerns. It is incredibly difficult to be apart from our friends and colleagues during social distancing recommendations when our organization thrives on hugs,...

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USkKC Goes Virtual! We are canceling the usual monthly meetups due to COVID-19 concerns. It is incredibly difficult to be apart from our friends and colleagues during social distancing recommendations when our organization thrives on hugs, networking, sharing, teaching, and learning at scheduled gatherings and pop-ups. It will be a while until we are back...
In the meantime, we are adapting to these challenges and will be virtual with daily activities, prompts, and games. It is important to note a few changes that we felt were necessary for the Urban Sketchers Manifesto to ensure that safety measures are followed. One of the biggest changes is allowing photo references for a sketch (in lieu of traveling to location for direct observation), please review those noted in bold:
We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.* *Photography references will be allowed in lieu of being "on location" or "out" during the social distancing period - please ensure you give the owner credit while posting your sketch on the USkKC forums in these instances. Additionally, be in the know, if you are sketching "on location" or "out", please follow the recommendations of the CDC, healthcare professionals, and community leaders in your area. 
Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.** **Photography references allowed. Please follow the recommendations of the CDC, healthcare professionals, and community leaders in your area in regards to "travel". 
Our drawings are a record of time and place.
We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
We support each other and draw together.
We share our drawings online.
We show the world, one drawing at a time.
That being said, tune in to our Public Facebook Page, Group Facebook Page (member sketches and stories), Blog Page, and Instagram  for updates. WE CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT KANSAS CITY & FRIENDS WILL SKETCH!
Who Should Participate? Any age. Any skill level. We're here to have fun, encourage others, and to celebrate individual styles!
What Should You Use? Anything will do, many of our members use watercolor, pens, pencils/colored pencils, pastels, and paper that works with that specific medium. If you are just starting out, student grade or discount brand is perfect.
Recommended Hashtags? #urbansketchers #usk #uskkc #kcsketch #artskc
If you use a photo reference for any of your posted sketches, please give credit where credit is due.
See the world, one drawing at a time!
USkKC

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VIRTUAL - The Official KC Ballet Workout

05-31-2020

Presented by Kansas City Ballet at Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 31 @ 8:00 am

Get ready to sweat as you spell out KC Ballet with your entire body! All you need is comfortable clothes, a steady chair, and your living room! In this short video, Ballet Master Kristi Capps will take you through the ten minute, ballet-inspired...

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Get ready to sweat as you spell out KC Ballet with your entire body! All you need is comfortable clothes, a steady chair, and your living room! In this short video, Ballet Master Kristi Capps will take you through the ten minute, ballet-inspired workout. Share your workout with us on social media by using #KCBStrong.

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VIRTUAL - THE STRAWBERRY SWING INDIE CRAFT FAIR'S 6TH ANNUAL SPRING SWING; KC'S 1ST VIRTUAL CRAFT FAIR!

05-31-2020

Presented by The Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair at Virtual Event, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 31 @ 12:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate Spring and the handmade movement at The Midwest's top indie craft fair, The Strawberry Swing. 100+ handmade & vintage vendors + food trucks + live music + DIY classes by Pop Shop America. KC's 1st Virtual Craft Fair!

Join us as we celebrate Spring and the handmade movement at The Midwest's top indie craft fair, The Strawberry Swing. 100+ handmade & vintage vendors + food trucks + live music + DIY classes by Pop Shop America. KC's 1st Virtual Craft Fair!

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VIRTUAL - Virtual Exhibition: Max Planck, "Images of Science"

05-31-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 31 @ 12:00 pm

Making the invisible visible
 
Discover a collection of striking images captured during the course of scientific research from some of the Max Planck Society’s work around the world.
 
Science often pushes back the boundaries of the known...

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Making the invisible visible
 
Discover a collection of striking images captured during the course of scientific research from some of the Max Planck Society’s work around the world.
 
Science often pushes back the boundaries of the known world to explore new topics and make the invisible visible. In the process of this work, a purely scientific documentation of research objects is created. And sometimes these images feature surprising aesthetic forms and structures. They are abstract works of art from a world normally hidden to the human eye. Each year, scientists from more than 80 research institutes of the Max Planck Society enter images showcasing their work from the most various research fields. The most spectacular images form the basis of a travelling exhibit, which has been shown with great success in a variety of locations around the world, such as the Deutsches Museum in Munich, the ars electronica in Linz/Austria, the Frost Museum of Science in Miami, the National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg, and the German Science Centre in Cairo.
 
Images of Science is a collaboration between the Max Planck Society, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and the Goethe Pop Up Kansas City.
 
The exhibition can be experienced digitally until we reopen our space – hopefully soon. Until then, please follow the link below to discover Images of Science online.
 
https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/ppk/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=21764029

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VIRTUAL - Virtual Happy Hour Q&A with director Arantxa Aguirre

06-02-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 02 @ 5:00 pm

Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries and discussions about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences...

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Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries and discussions about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations of his unforgettable music.

We are thrilled to welcome Arantxa Aguirre, the director of Dancing Beethoven, for a virtual Happy Hour Q&A. Ms. Aguirre will join us via Zoom from Spain for this discussion on Tuesday, June 2nd at 5:00 pm (CDT).

About Arantxa Aguirre:

Born in Madrid, Arantxa Aguirre has a PH in Spanish Literature and has published two books: Buñuel, A Reader of Galdós (Pérez Galdós International Research Award, 2003) and 34 Actors Talk About Their Job (2008), as a sequel of her documentary film Hecuba. A Dream of Passion (2006) – nominated to Goya Award. She has worked as assistant director of Pedro Almodóvar, Mario Camus, or Carlos Saura, among other filmmakers.

Her filmography as writer and director includes the award-wining documentaries Le coeur et le courage (2010), American swan in Paris (2011) and Dancing Beethoven (2016), which has been theatrically released in Germany, France, Japan, Switzerland, and Spain. She has also directed many other documentaries and live video recordings as Mozart’s The Magic Flute, A woman of the theatre, A rose for Antonio Soler, or Love and death: The story of Enrique Granados. Her last work about the Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbarán is now in the editing room. In 2020 she has been elected member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
Image: © Xenix

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VIRTUAL - When/Time Virtual Launch Party

06-04-2020

Presented by No Divide KC at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 04 @ 7:30 pm

When/Time is going virtual!When/Time is a new music and theater production scored for 3 actors and 3 musicians. Originally, When/Time was scheduled to be performed live in Charlotte Street Foundation's newly constructed Black Box Theatre, June...

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When/Time is going virtual!When/Time is a new music and theater production scored for 3 actors and 3 musicians. Originally, When/Time was scheduled to be performed live in Charlotte Street Foundation's newly constructed Black Box Theatre, June 27-28. Now, we've rescheduled the live performance to 2021. In the meantime, we will be releasing new video content and behind-the-scenes footage of creating this production during this crazy time. You can follow us along our journey of making this show together on our Patreon page! This event will be celebrating the launch of our Patreon page with live performance, newly created videos and Q&A with the full cast.Actors:Casey JaneCourtney HittleChristopher BrownleeMusicians:J.J. Pearse, percussion/voiceSascha Groschang, cello/voiceStacy Busch, electronics/various things/voiceComposed by: Stacy BuschWritten by: Kalli SiringasDirected by: Andi MeyerBecause of the changes made to this production, we need to increase our budget in order to fund the extended schedule. The money raised from our Patreon page will go directly to artist fees. All donations made to No Divide KC are tax deductible.

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VIRTUAL - Digital Film Screening: "Dancing Beethoven"

06-04-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 31 @ 4:00 pm Mon, Jun 01 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Jun 02 @ 4:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Wed, Jun 03 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Jun 04 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations...

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Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations of his unforgettable music.

Dancing Beethoven 

By: Arantxa Aguirre

Switzerland, Spain 2016

79 min.

French, English, Japanese Spanish with English subtitles

Choreographer Maurice Béjart, who died in 2007, adapted Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as an energetic ballet version in which dance and Beethoven go hand in hand.

Spanish director Arantxa Aguirre accompanied the rehearsals for a performance of Béjart’s piece in Japan over a period of nine months. Her documentary film Dancing Beethoven portrays the creation process, illustrates the mental and physical trials that the actors go through during the preparation, and functions also as a homage to Maurice Béjart, Beethoven, and the arts.

Image: © Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH

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VIRTUAL - COVID-VIVANT

06-05-2020

Presented by Studios Inc at Studios Inc, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

We at Studios Inc have began reminiscing about our past exhibitions.  Particularly, an exhibition from spring of 2017, Anti-mimesis: Life imitating art and other print perspectives for its focus on the tableau vivant. Tableau vivant translates...

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We at Studios Inc have began reminiscing about our past exhibitions.  Particularly, an exhibition from spring of 2017, Anti-mimesis: Life imitating art and other print perspectives for its focus on the tableau vivant. Tableau vivant translates to “living picture” and describes a photographed scene that includes posed figures and props. Former resident artist, Jamie Warren, recreated a Pablo Picasso painting using herself and friends in, Self-Portrait as Women in Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, effectively reinterpreting the role of the female in contemporary art. Patty Carroll, another artist featured in Anti-mimesis, engages a similar theme in her vibrant, deceptively dimensional tableau vivants in which the female figure is disguised by her surroundings.  Both artists use the tableau vivant to playfully engage and criticize societal norms.

During this time of isolation and stay at home orders, Studios Inc challenges you to recreate an artwork using yourself or those you live with and props from around the house. We’ve seen this practice trending on our social media feeds and the results are extravagant to hilarious, and no doubt creative.  We hope this will challenge the way you think about the artwork and your relation to it, while adding a little fun to home life as well. We will be accepting submissions from May 8th to June 4th, 2020 via an online call posted on www.studiosinc.org. We will post submissions to our Instagram and each week we will feature 5 of the most liked submissions. By June 5th, we will present a Juried Award and a People’s Choice Award to two finalists. The Juried Award will go to the submission that best fits the scope of the contest, decided by a jury of Studios Inc staff and artist Patty Carroll.  The winner will receive a copy of Carroll\'s recent publication, Domestic Demise.  The People’s Choice Award will be determined by Instagram likes and this winner will receive a puzzle of one of Patty Carroll’s photographs.

For inspiration visit artwork in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, or the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art\' permanent collection .   Both are available online at https://www.kemperart.org/permanent-collection and   https://www.nelson-atkins.org/collection/

Lastly, remember be creative, have fun, and stay safe!

Please note that Studios Inc is observing guidelines pursuant to Kansas City's business re-openings and will announce when our physical site will be open to the public.  Please visit and support our organization online at www.studiosinc.org.

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VIRTUAL - Livestream tango concert with Cristian Fatu (violin) and Beau Bledsoe (guitar)

06-05-2020

Presented by Ensemble Iberica at Livestream, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 05 @ 8:00 pm

Cristian Fatu is an award winning violinist based in Los Angeles, member of the New West Symphony and freelancer in the studio recording industry. He has performed in many TV and film productions as well as recordings with diverse artists in the...

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Cristian Fatu is an award winning violinist based in Los Angeles, member of the New West Symphony and freelancer in the studio recording industry. He has performed in many TV and film productions as well as recordings with diverse artists in the iconic Hollywood studios such as Capitol Records, Fox Studios, Warner Brothers Studios and others around town. He has built a significant career of recital, concerto, music festival and chamber music appearances in the US and Europe where he performed on some of the most important stages such as Carnegie Hall NYC, the Kennedy Center Washington DC, Konzerthaus Berlin, etc. The Murnauer Tagblatt in Germany praised his “wonderful virtuosity as well as perfect technique.”Beau Bledsoe’s performances have been described as “pointedly musical” by Paul Horsley of The Kansas City Star. This stylistically eclectic musician performs and records classical music, jazz and folkloric music from around the world as he seeks to integrate different musical cultures with diverse audiences. With his many varied projects and ensembles, Beau has performed extensively throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, South America and North America. In addition, he has produced fifteen recordings under his recording label Tzigane. Beau is currently artistic director and founder of Ensemble Ibérica which explores the music of Spain, Portugal, and the colonial Americas while educating the public about Iberian cultural influence.

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VIRTUAL - Kansas City Young Audiences MUSIC CAMP FOR AGES 7-9

06-05-2020

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Students in our Music Camps will explore melody and rhythm while they learn new and old songs alike. Each week of camp will vary, depending upon the teaching artist. Lateesha’s background is in classical music, Chris is an amazing...

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Students in our Music Camps will explore melody and rhythm while they learn new and old songs alike. Each week of camp will vary, depending upon the teaching artist. Lateesha’s background is in classical music, Chris is an amazing singer-songwriter and has an affinity for folk music, and Jaisson is a percussionist and will feature lots of drumming in his camps.

Dance, Music, and Visual Arts camps are also available. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Learn more at KCYA.org

 

Program type: Summer Camps
Artistic Discipline: Music
Subject: Music
Population served: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Bilingual: No
Available dates:June 1-5 at 10am

August 3-7 at 10am
Available times:Camps begin at 10am
Max number of students: 10
Length of program: 1 hour/day for 1 week, M-F
Location(s):KCYA Summer Camps will take place on Zoom
Fees / Ticketing:$75/week includes a camp t-shirt. Scholarships are available.

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VIRTUAL - Kansas City Young Audiences WILL'S PLAYERS VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP

06-05-2020

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 01 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 02 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 03 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 04 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 05 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

This camp is a one-week, half-day camp designed for our youngest Shakespeareans (and parents too!). It’s perfect for kids who are brand new to the Bard. Will’s Players will explore the life and times of Shakespeare and the basics of theatre,...

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This camp is a one-week, half-day camp designed for our youngest Shakespeareans (and parents too!). It’s perfect for kids who are brand new to the Bard. Will’s Players will explore the life and times of Shakespeare and the basics of theatre, along with fun crafts, games, and activities. We encourage parents to participate in the class for fun, interactive play with their young Shakespearean!

During the final class, students will have the opportunity to share their work VIRTUALLY with family and friends.

 

Program type: Summer Camps
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts
Subject: Theatre
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:June 1 – 5, 2020 | Monday – Friday
Available times:1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Length of program: 4 hours
Space / technical requirements:Campers will need access to a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, and a stable internet connection.
Location(s):Anywhere – no limitations with VIRTUAL camp!
Fees / Ticketing:Tuition is $130 per student. Deadline to enroll is May 29, 2020.

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VIRTUAL - Kansas City Young Audiences MUSIC CAMP FOR AGES 4-6

06-05-2020

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 01 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 02 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 03 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 04 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 05 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Students in our VIRTUAL Music Camps will explore melody and rhythm while they learn new and old songs alike. Each week of camp will vary, depending upon the teaching artist. Lateesha’s background is in classical music, Chris is an amazing...

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Students in our VIRTUAL Music Camps will explore melody and rhythm while they learn new and old songs alike. Each week of camp will vary, depending upon the teaching artist. Lateesha’s background is in classical music, Chris is an amazing singer-songwriter and has an affinity for folk music, and Jaisson is a percussionist and will feature lots of drumming in his camps.

Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts camps are also available. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Learn more at KCYA.org

 

Program type: Summer Camps
Artistic Discipline: Music
Subject: Music
Population served: Grade 1, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Available dates:June 1-5 at 1pm

June 15-19 at 1pm

June 22-26 at 10am

July 13-17 at 10am

August 3-7 at 1pm
Available times:Camps begin at 10am or 1pm depending upon the week.
Max number of students: 10
Length of program: 1 hour/day for one week, M-F
Location(s):KCYA Summer Camps will take place on Zoom
Fees / Ticketing:$75/week includes a camp t-shirt. Scholarships are available.

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VIRTUAL - Opening Reception: Benjamin Parks - "The Eyes"

06-05-2020

Presented by Bunker Center for the Arts at Bunker Center for the Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 05 @ 6:00 pm

Join us First Friday for the virtual opening reception for Ben Parks, "The Eyes." This exhibition features large scale portraiture as well as a full room interactive installation. Gallery open by appointment only. 816-866-8350 or...

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Join us First Friday for the virtual opening reception for Ben Parks, "The Eyes." This exhibition features large scale portraiture as well as a full room interactive installation. Gallery open by appointment only. 816-866-8350 or thebunkercenter@gmail.comBenjamin Parks is a Kansas City based artist whose primary focus is painting large-scale portraits and figurative work. He is also involved in illustrations, interactive installations, music, printmaking and sculpture. As a visual artist, he has shown many original works in galleries and art spaces throughout the country, including the Leedy Voulkous Art Center, the Foundry Arts Centre, the Lawrence Arts Center, the Cee Flat Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, the KCAC, and the Hilliard Gallery. Parks’ paintings, sculptures and interactive pieces have been commissioned for private collections throughout the country. Parks has also performed at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art."My work is an exercise in capturing the essence of a soul. I paint subject matter in a state of being unmasked emotionally. I look for unguarded moments where the true nature of a person is visible. Emotional in nature, I paint these real moments on large scale canvases. As I am painting I transfer my own emotional experience into the process while also being affected by my perception of the subject. This ranges from my imagination of a stranger to real interpersonal relationships with close family members. Each step and layer of paint mirrors a life experience. Not all layers of paint are visible, yet they affect the outcome of the whole just as the subconscious mind affects our outer lives. My goal through painting is to bring the subconscious into awareness." – Benjamin ParksMore details to come, stay tuned for schedule. Events times may change.

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VIRTUAL - Crown Crafted Music Series: Marcotte

06-06-2020

Presented by Mid-Continent Public Library at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 06 @ 4:00 pm

Join One Kansas City Radio | 100.1 FM and The Mid-Continent Public Library us for an intimate concert from the soul with Marcotte (Live Stream) For singer-songwriter duo Jordan and Sasha, soul is the term that most embodies the emotional...

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Join One Kansas City Radio | 100.1 FM and The Mid-Continent Public Library us for an intimate concert from the soul with Marcotte (Live Stream) For singer-songwriter duo Jordan and Sasha, soul is the term that most embodies the emotional transparency they commit to in the music they compose and perform together as MARCOTTE. Though the stages and audience have grown in size and number as MARCOTTE continues to experience acclaim, the pop-r&b duo has been able to keep the intimacy and clarity they’re known for while performing for live audiences.

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VIRTUAL - Digital Film Screening: "For Elise: Beethoven's Bestseller"

06-08-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 05 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jun 06 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Jun 07 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, Jun 08 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and...

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Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations of his unforgettable music.
 
 
For Elise: Beethoven’s Bestseller 
 
Director. Axel Fuhrmann
 
Authors: Axel Brüggemann and Axel Fuhrmann
 
Germany, 2011
 
52 minutes
 
English, German
 
 
How did this short piano piece, discovered by a musicologist thirty years after Beethoven's death, become a melody everybody knows? Together with pianists, Beethoven researchers, and composers, the film's authors trace the origins and meaning of Für Elise. They try to fathom the magic that this probably best-known work of Beethoven triggers anew in every generation worldwide. While pianists explain, analyze, and interpret the work, the film explores archives in Vienna and Bonn to determine which original sketches about this piece have survived. What do they say about the time of creation and the context of the work? And who was the mysterious Elise to whom the piece is dedicated?
 
 
After enjoying the film, please join us for a Happy Hour Q&A with director Axel Fuhrmann on Tuesday, June 9th at 5:00 pm (CDT). The talk will take place on Zoom with Axel joining us from Germany. More here.
 
 
Image: © DokFabrik

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VIRTUAL - Virtual Happy Hour Q&A with director Axel Furhmann, director of "For Elise: Beethoven's Bestseller"

06-09-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 09 @ 5:00 pm

Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries and discussions about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences...

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Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries and discussions about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations of his unforgettable music.

We are thrilled to welcome Axel Fuhrmann, the director of For Elise: Beethoven’s Bestseller for a virtual Happy Hour Q&A. Mr. Fuhrmann will join us via Zoom from Germany for this discussion on Tuesday, June 9th at 5:00 pm (CDT).

Axel Fuhrmann is the author, director, and producer of various music documentaries, opera and concert recordings. Since 2011, he has been running his own film production company, the DokFabrik in Bielefeld, Germany, which produces music documentaries for ARD, ZDF, Arte, and other international broadcasters.

His documentaries include: Der Traum vom Gesamtkunstwerk – Gegenwartskunst und Oper, Westside Story – Bernsteins Broadway Hit, Mondscheinsonate – Die Volkspianistin Elly Ney, and many more.

For his films Axel Fuhrmann worked together with numerous artists, such as Diana Damrau, Hélène Grimaud, Alice Sarah Ott, Gabriela Montero, Kit Armstrong, Daniel Barenboim, Kurt Masur, Yehudi Menuhin, Christian Thielemann, and many others.

In his film For Elise: Beethoven's Bestseller, included as part of our digital film series LUDWIG VAN, Fuhrmann describes the triumphal procession of this famous piano piece by Beethoven. Richard Clayderman brought the piece into the charts as a "pop hit", Roman Polanski used it as a film score, and the musical comedian Hans Liberg makes fun of it.

Image: © DokFabrik

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VIRTUAL - Kansas City Young Audiences VISUAL ARTS CAMP FOR AGES 4-6

06-12-2020

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 08 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 09 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Virtual Campers will spend the week exploring their inner artist as they work with professional Teaching Artists to develop visual art skills. Each week will include a different art medium! Visual Art Camps include a kit of camp specific...

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Virtual Campers will spend the week exploring their inner artist as they work with professional Teaching Artists to develop visual art skills. Each week will include a different art medium! Visual Art Camps include a kit of camp specific supplies. (Art kits will be available for pickup at KCYA the Friday prior to camp, or may be shipped for an additional fee.)

Music, Dance, and Theatre camps are also available. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Learn more at KCYA.org

 

Program type: Summer Camps
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
Subject: Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: Yes
Available dates:June 1 -5 at 10:00am

June 8-12 at 1:00pm

June 22-26 at 1:00pm

June 29-July 3 at 10:00am

July 6-10 at 1:00pm

July 20-24 at 1:00pm

July 27-31 at 10:00am

Available times:Camps start at either 10am or 1pm, depending upon the date.
Max number of students: 10
Length of program: 1 hour/day for 1 week
Location(s):KCYA Virtual Summer Camps will take place on Zoom
Fees / Ticketing:$80 /week includes arts supplies and camp t-shirt

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VIRTUAL - Kansas City Young Audiences THEATRE CAMP FOR AGES 10-13

06-12-2020

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 08 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 09 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Imagination required! In these dynamic VIRTUAL camps students will study the fundamentals of performance and hone their acting skills. Warm-ups, vocal work, movement, games, and character work will all be used to overcome inhibitions and awaken...

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Imagination required! In these dynamic VIRTUAL camps students will study the fundamentals of performance and hone their acting skills. Warm-ups, vocal work, movement, games, and character work will all be used to overcome inhibitions and awaken the inner actor.

Dance, Music, and Visual Arts camps are also available. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Learn more at KCYA.org

 

Artistic Discipline: Theatre
Subject: Theatre
Population served: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Bilingual: No
Available dates:June 1-5 at 10am

June 8-12 at 1pm

June 15-19 at 1pm

June 22-26 at 10am

June 29-July 3 at 10am

July 6-10 at 1pm

July 20-24 at 1pm

July 27-31 at 10am

August 3-7 at 1pm

Available times:Camps begin at 10am or 1pm depending upon the week.
Max number of students: 10
Length of program: 1 hour/day for one week, M-F
Location(s):KCYA Camps will take place on Zoom
Fees / Ticketing:$75/week includes camp t-shirt. Scholarships are available.

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VIRTUAL - Kansas City Young Audiences Dance Camp for Ages 7-9

06-12-2020

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 08 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 09 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Students will love this comprehensive and energizing week of VIRTUAL dance camp! This is a great opportunity to become a versatile dancer by learning various styles. Camp may include ballet, jazz, hip hop, or musical theatre styles, depending...

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Students will love this comprehensive and energizing week of VIRTUAL dance camp! This is a great opportunity to become a versatile dancer by learning various styles. Camp may include ballet, jazz, hip hop, or musical theatre styles, depending upon the teaching artist.

Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts camps are also available. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Learn more at KCYA.org

 

Program type: Summer Camps
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Subject: Dance
Population served: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Bilingual: No
Available dates:June 8-12 at 1pm

June 15-19 at 1pm

June 29-July 3 at 10am

July 6-10 at 1pm

July 20-24 at 1pm

July 27-31 at 10am

August 3-7 at 1pm

Available times:Camps begin at 10am or 1pm depending upon the week.
Max number of students: 10
Length of program: 1 hour/day all week, M-F
Location(s):KCYA Summer Camps will take place on Zoom
Fees / Ticketing:$75/week, includes camp t-shirt. Scholarships are available.

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VIRTUAL - Future Stages Festival

06-14-2020

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 14 @ 11:00 am

On June 14, 2020, the Kauffman Center will debut a full day of FREE compelling performance videos, engaging youth-friendly activities and one-of-a-kind live-streamed content, all available through the Center’s website and social media...

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On June 14, 2020, the Kauffman Center will debut a full day of FREE compelling performance videos, engaging youth-friendly activities and one-of-a-kind live-streamed content, all available through the Center’s website and social media channels.

The Kauffman Center looks forward to welcoming all its virtual visitors for this FREE event on June 14, 2020 starting at 11 a.m. To best serve its visitors throughout the day, the Kauffman Center encourages RSVPs for the virtual event. Those who RSVP will be entered to win a family four pack of tickets to a 2021 Kauffman Center Presents performance.

Follow @KauffmanCenter, and visit kauffmancenter.org/futurestages for more information.
Future Stages Festival is presented by Premier Partner Saint Luke's Health System.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional support provided by 94.9 KCMO, KCMO Talk Radio 103.7 FM & 710 AM, 102.5 Jack FM, Magic 107.3 FM and 95.7 The VIBE

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VIRTUAL - Digital Film Screening: "The Beethoven Project"

06-15-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 12 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and...

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Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations of his unforgettable music.

The Beethoven Project

By Christian Berger

Germany, 2009

109 min.

German, English

The performance and audiovisual recording of all nine Beethoven symphonies within four days at the 2009 Beethoven Festival in Bonn was a staggering achievement. Grammy Award-winning conductor Paavo Järvi led the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in this singular project that also gave birth to a documentary and a "making of". Inspired by historical performance practice, Järvi gives a thoroughly radical, new, and thrilling reading of these familiar works with an ensemble playing on modern and historical instruments.
Image: © Magdalena Lepka

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