I have returned from Greece with lots of wonderful inspiration from our project there. I am always so moved by the people we work with in Athens. The courage and generosity of the participants fills me with gratitude and awe; gratitude to have the opportunity to meet these lovely people and awe over their strength of spirit!
Many exciting events coming up!
Please join us on Friday, September 19th, for a screening of passTRESpass 2009 at Zora Space in Brooklyn. The event is called
Border crossing and migration are issues that confront societies worldwide, both rich and poor. Author and professor Behzad Yaghmaian (Embracing the Infidel) leads a program of film and discussion on the topic. He will recount stories from Muslim migrants who make the treacherous journey to Europe from places such as Iran, Turkey, and Sudan. The premiere screening of the half-hour documentary passTRESpass introduces immigrants from Africa, Afghanistan, and Albania trying to create a life in Greece. They express their pain and difficulties through movement and spoken word in a show performed for an Athens audience. Choreographer Despina Stamos, who instigated the performance and appears in the film, along with the film’s director, Jill Woodward, will be present for an informal discussion and Q/A following the screening.
Park Slope, Brooklyn
(F to 9th street/4th Ave, M/R to Union Street)
$5 suggested donation, cafe open with refreshments that can be purchased.
Please join us at 3rd Ward on Sept. 11th!
Rubulad and 3rd Ward Present: On Saturday, September 11, 2010 Pre-Hysteria – a fund-raiser to help save Rubulad from extinction At 3rd Ward – 195 Morgan Avenue at Stagg Street live music by: Les Sans Culottes Lily and the Parlour Tricks Thomas Francis Takes His Chances The WoWz With your dj/soundman Cody DJs: The Vintage DJ DJ Dirty Finger Reagonomics and more.. in the yard: Not Waving, but Drowning Jessica Delfino Bradford Reed and his Pencilina with your DJ/soundman Greything performances by: Zero Boy Fairytale Experiment Presents: Shadow/Play The Jared Whitham Show Modern Dance Awareness Society “Blow,” a performance by Vanessa and Yung plus: Aerialists curated by Anya Sapozhnikova Dreams and Aspirations Vending Machine by Yung G. Scopitronic’s Non-Stop Film Fest Light Circus Extraordinaire of Norm Francoeur Delicious Barbecue and a cast of thousands who have generously donated their time and talents to help S.O.S. – save our space! “Pre-hysteria” refers to all things dinosaur-ish, stone age or of the terminal, way-back past. Please dress and comport yourselves accordingly. Your $20 will help ensure the existence of Rubulad for 65 million more years to come. Directions: L Train to the Morgan Avenue stop and follow the address numbers or to the Montrose Avenue stop, down Messerole and left on Morgan. 10:00 pm doors, 11:00 pm show. 21+ w/ ID, really. We are guests of 3rd Ward so no BYOB please.