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What does it take to found and sustain an artistic institution? Join us as the Independent Artists & Thinkers Network talks to Lori Belilove, the celebrated Artistic Director and founder of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company & Foundation.
Lori Belilove is recognized around the world as the premier interpreter and ambassador of the dance of Isadora Duncan. She is sought after as a unique contemporary artist who understands the essence of Isadora. Known as a solo dance artist for her interpretations of Duncan’s signature solos and staging of Duncan’s group masterpieces, she has also been recognized for creating powerful, contemporary works in her own voice. The purity, timelessness, authentic phrasing, and musicality of Duncan dance has been passed down to Lori through a direct line of Isadora Duncan dancers.
Lori received a B.F.A. in dance, religion, and classical studies from Mills College. Since the age of twelve, she has pursued her passion for modern dance, training primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York. Lori Belilove is the leading dancer in the award-winning PBS documentary Isadora Duncan: Movement From the Soul, narrated by stage and screen actress Julie Harris. Lori has toured extensively both nationally and internationally in Brazil, Korea, West Africa, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. As a master teacher, she has held residencies at such distinguished institutions as Harvard University, The Juilliard School, Northwestern University, Smith College, University of Alabama, Ohio State, UC Berkeley, Drexel University and Franklin & Marshall, among others.
World Footprints revisits South Africa to explore the country that Nelson Mandela built. Our journey will take us through the world of fine art and will focus on the transformative power of art with Martin Britz, President and Founder of Soweto Fine Art, will join us from Johannesburg to talk about his personal journey from an Afrikaner military officer to a champion for black South African artists. Martin will share some unique insights into the people, culture, and South African society today; and he’ll talk about his quest to promote and empower the diverse people on the African continent and expose its art treasures to the world. Then we’ll travel back to Maryland for a visit to Galerie Myrtis to chat with several prominent art collectors who gathered to discuss the topics of cultural preservation through art collecting, connoisseurship and philanthropy. Based in Baltimore, Galerie Myrtis features works by African, African-American and emerging artists with a mission to utilize the visual arts to raise awareness for artists who deserve recognition for their contributions in artistically portraying our historic and cultural landscape; and recognize art movements that paved the way for freedom of artistic expression.
in Self Help
Tune in to this artistic quickie from Author, poet, founder of Cafe Encouragement, Blog Talk Radio Host of Cafe Encouragement Radio, and Founder of Encouragement Is Key, James W. Falcon.
Celebrate the strength of African-American Women in this fitting Black History Month tribute as James performs his latest poem entitled, "Out Of Her Name, Out Of Her Mind."
For more information on Cafe Encouragement, Cafe Encouragement Radio, Encouragement Is Key or James W. Falcon, visit James at: http://encouragementiskey.blospot.com/
LaTara Thompkins is the Founder and Artistic Director of N.I.A. Kids Center for the Performing Arts. LaTara founded this organization to address the concern and need to provide productive activities for youth in the community to help transform their free time from a threat to their safety and security into opportunities to participate in enriching, life-changing programs.
LaTara is the product of a family of singers, musicians, and performers. As with many singers, LaTara got her start in performing by singing with the church choir. Her involvement as a youth and young singer allowed opportunities that developed her as a leader and songstress. Her vocal training has allowed her opportunities to perform as a lead soloist and performer. She has recorded with local gospel artists and is a founding member of the local gospel group, “Devotion.” She continues to use her vocal talent to train and develop young singers.
As the Founder of N.I.A. Kids, LaTara continues to use her creativity to implement programs and opportunities for youth to get formal training in a variety of artistic disciplines. She oversees a strong, artistic team and has successfully produced several outstanding theatrical productions. Through the programs of N.I.A. Kids, LaTara continues to use her gifts to Nurture Inspire and Affirm all of the children that are blessed to cross her path.
We get the notion growing up that there’s something special about us. That our uniqueness is special and that somehow we’re better than we are. The fact is that this way of thinking stops your betterment. In this episode we discuss how we should stop thinking and relying we’re special and instead focus on working hard. Here’s the episode and don’t forget to subscribe:
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If you think you understand women’s emotions, you’re absolutely wrong. The complexity of the female mind and her expanding connection to her ever-changing feelings will make it nearly impossible to predict, let alone understand. In this episode I discuss a bit of how to try to understand a woman’s emotion. This a follow-up to my earlier article, How to Deal with Women’s Feelings and Emotions. These aren’t fool-proof tips, but merely an attempt to living in peace with the feminine sex. Here’s the episode and make sure you subscribe on iTunes for more.
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Christopher Dean Sullivan is the Program Director of A.R.T.E. (Artistic Resolutions To Education). A.R.T.E. conducts artistic activities for 2nd through 8th grades and adult programs.
Module I - Psychology of Sound and Vibrations
Understanding how behavior is affected through the Psychology of Sound and Vibration. We will be discussing how this has, and continues to impact the youth, parents and teachers, as well as the general public. Come to understand how various stimuli affect the thought process that brings about particular behavior during the growth and learning cycle, and how it develops into the subliminal attributes into adulthood.
I’ve been kicking it hard the last few years with bare minimum exercise and eating whatever I want, when I want. In my mind I want to change, but my actions say different. In this The Keu Reyes Project Podcast episode I reveal my plan regarding getting back in shape. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.
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Dealing with disappointment is part of life. It’s important to not take the “I’m a victim” route, and instead look for the opportunity in life’s setbacks. In this episode we talk a bit about how to get this done. Listen to the episode here and make sure you subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
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Recently I was able to interview Kasinova Tha Don, you can listen to that interview here. Here in this podcast episode I breakdown what I thought of that interview. Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast in iTunes.
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Walking with a confident demeanor actually makes you feel more confident. Walking with a purpose will change your mood and you’ll make powerful impressions. When you walk with your head up and you emanate confident energy, people have no choice but to get out of your way. In this episode we talk about how to walk that confident walk. Listen to the episode here and make sure you subscribe to the podcast on iTunes:
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Life is full of distractions. Becoming focused on one thing is one of the hardest things to do, but if you can master it, you’ll be on your way to success. Procrastination takes over sometimes and if you have too many plans, then you can say goodbye to your goals. New year’s resolutions hardly work. It’s better to have a daily resolution to accomplish your goals. Check the podcast:
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