Episode 90: Technology as an Expressive Medium

George Fifield, Director of Boston Cyberarts, says, “Anytime you have a technology which can create an expressive medium, artists are some of the first people there – after it’s invented – to really explore it, and to stretch it, and to see what it really can do.” He discusses the evolution of media arts and details some recent projects using augmented reality and artificial intelligence.

George FifieldGeorge Fifield is the founding director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization which programs numerous art and technology projects, including the Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain and Art on the Marquee, on the 80 foot video marquee in front of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. In 2017, Boston Cyberarts curated The Augmented Landscape, large augmented reality sculptures at The Salem Maritime National Historic Site and other public artworks.

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Episode 82: The ART of Taking Risks

The American Repertory Theater’s Diane Paulus and Diane Borger share how they think about risk, and what it means to have “high tolerance for disequilibrium” that permeates the entire culture of an organization. By experimenting with doing things differently, they say artists and arts organizations actually develop muscle and an ability to stay afloat in “risky water.”

Photos of A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus (r) and A.R.T. Executive Producer Diane Borger (l). Paulus' image by Susan Lapides.Diane Paulus is the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University. A.R.T. directing credits include ExtraOrdinary, Jagged Little Pill (beginning on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre in November 2019), The White Card, In the Body of the World, Waitress (currently on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, on US national tour, and in London’s West End), Crossing, Finding Neverland, Witness Uganda, Pippin (Tony Award, Best Revival and Best Director; opening June 2019 in Tokyo, Japan), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony Award, Best Revival; NAACP Award, Best Direction), Prometheus Bound, Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Best of Both Worlds, and The Donkey Show. Continue reading “Episode 82: The ART of Taking Risks”

Episode 69: Iconoclast of Dance

Choreographer and Master Teacher Adrienne Hawkins discusses the field of dance – how the making of, and support for, the work has changed over time, its persistent challenges, and its inherent joys.

Adrienne T HawkinsMs. Hawkins holds a BA in Education from Arizona State University and a MFA in Dance from Connecticut College. She was Artistic Director of Impulse Dance Company of Boston, which had been in existence for over forty years. Impulse Dance had toured extensively in the United States and abroad, Impulse has opened for such acts as Miles Davis, and Al Green.
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Episode 54: Demystifying the Dance Process

Peter DiMuro, Executive Director of The Dance Complex and Artistic Director of Peter DiMuro Public Displays of Motion, says there are many reasons to come to movement. He discusses how the act of creating dance brings people together and plays with leadership and followership, essential ideas for working on a team wherever you are – whether in the studio or in a Whole Foods.

Peter DiMuroPeter DiMuro has woven a career as a choreographer, arts administrator, director, teacher, community engager, and performer.  His early works created at the height of the AIDS crisis laid the groundwork for community engaging and socially conscious dance/theatre works throughout his career. His work has for concert stages, theatre and specific sites has been performed world-wide, and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mass Cultural Council, the City of Boston AIR program, Boston Dance Alliance, The Boston Foundation and the Aliad Fund. Continue reading “Episode 54: Demystifying the Dance Process”

Episode 41: Artists, Community in FLUX

Elizabeth Devlin is an independent arts programmer, curator, and the force behind FLUX., an online resource for local artists and arts enthusiasts in Boston and beyond. She discusses her work connecting artists with spaces and audiences in support of a vibrant New England arts scene.

Liz DevlinElizabeth Devlin is an independent public arts programmer, curator, writer, art consultant, and founder of FLUX., an online resource for artists and art enthusiasts in the Boston area and beyond. Through event coverage, artist interviews, and educational insights, Elizabeth enables FLUX. readers to feel informed, engaged in, and connected to the pulse of Boston arts.
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