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Performing DIY-Types Sought for New Year’s Bash: “Transmutation”
Posted by Emily Bowles, 2 days ago – 0 comments
Tags: performance opportunities, call for applications
Party people Winkel and Balktick have entertained the underground and NYC fringe folk for years (view their Flickr photos to see what colorful mayhem you’ve missed). So, of course, they’re pulling out all the stops for New Year’s Eve 2010 and invite performing artists to be a part of the fun.

Fittingly called “Transmutation”, the NYE 2010 fête-performance will be held on “the entire second floor of a 100-year-old warehouse featuring two enormous rooms with panoramic windows, 16′ riggable ceilings, round columns, and level concrete floors.” There’s a lot of alchemic possibility there…

All the details are spelled out in this offical RFP: Transmutation.pdf

If, after reading the PDF, you find your interest piqued, bring your questions, ideas and creative pals to the New Year’s Eve Meeting & Social:

Tuesday, November 24 at Winkel’s.
135 Plymouth St #208 in Dumbo, Brooklyn. F to York St, A/C to High St.
Food and drink will be served.

Doors at 7:30 PM. Meeting at 8 PM.
At 9 PM, everyone will be shuttled to the warehouse for a walkthrough of the space. By 11 PM, everyone will be back in Dumbo.

RSVP to requested, but not required. There will be another meeting in a few weeks.

Image: Wedding of Wilkel & Balktick, April 2009, (c) 2009 Shoko Yanagawa

Con Edison Musicians Residency Concert Sun at Flushing Town Hall
Posted by David Johnston, 5 days ago – 0 comments
Tags: musicians, composers residency, composers, musicians residencies
Nivedita ShivRaj, our Con Edison Musicians’ Residency composer, will give a free concert at Flushing Town Hall on Sunday, November 8 at 2 PM. Check the Queens Ledger, the Queens Examiner, or New York Women Composers for detailed listings. Nivedita plays a unique blend of carnatic (South Indian classical music) and contemporary music. Sunday’s concert feature several guests, including jazz guitarist Jason Goldstein.

And be sure to check out Flushing Town Hall’s new exhibition in the gallery, Talismans of Protection from Choson Korea, a fascinating collection of ancient locks, latches, and charms, on loan from Seoul, Korea.

Dancers: Need a Last-Minute Space to Rehearse?
Posted by Emily Bowles, 1 week ago – 0 comments
Tags: rehearsal space, dance/nyc, dance space line, fractured atlas

Dance/NYC, Fractured Atlas and DanCAcT have launched the new Dance Space Line, providing up-to-date information on available rehearsal dance space each morning.

Call in to hear the recorded message (1-888-DSL-DNYC, a/k/a 1-888-375-3692) or follow the Dance Space Line on Twitter to receive updates.

For detailed information on hundreds of dance rehearsal spaces in all five boroughs, use

The Arts at Ground Zero
Posted by David Johnston, 1 week ago – 0 comments
Tags: lower manhattan
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin testified at a City Council hearing last week that time was running out for an arts center at Ground Zero. The New York Times picked up the story and wrote more on the Port Authority, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and other funders and stakeholders in the ongoing redevelopment of the area.

Shay Gines’ Top Five Reasons for Joining A Community Board
Posted by David Johnston, 2 weeks ago – 0 comments
Tags: community boards
Our friend at the New York Innovative Theatre Awards Foundation has written a concise blog posting about how the Off Off Broadway community (and all the performing arts here) can help themselves by joining the local community board. It’s not something that ever occurred to us, but it makes good sense.