Monthly Archives: December, 2013
The Pink Tutu Ballet Company will perform for us at our next NYC event, the theme will be LIGHT. This professional NYC ballet company is known for its unlikely combinations of classical and avant-garde forms, and for breaking open the whole idea of ballet. We’re lucky to have them, especially at this very busy time of year for ballet companies. Check them out on their website www.thepinktutuballet.com and at our service on the 22nd.
Naya María Rodríguez-Castiñado is a vocal dynamo who has performed internationally. With a powerful
voice surprising for someone with such a petite frame, Naya has been a performer since the age of 4 and
is is adept at everything from Strauss to Mozart to Wagner to Rogers and Hammerstein and jazz. Naya’s
a delightful presence and a deep spirit and I’m thrilled that she’s going to sing for us this Sunday, an aria with special resonance with the theme
Steve Giovinco is a celebrated photographer whose work is lush and rich, using natural light to create images of great mystery. Steve’s shown his work with The Secret City several times. I’m always delighted to have him and his deep, beautiful work with us and to share it with our growing community. Steve is a New York based photographer whose work has been seen all over the country and the world – much of his work explores the intimate moments in life, between people, or people and nature, it always seems to convey a great silence. Steve’s always looking for the beautiful, unlikely image to be found as he makes his way through the world. Check out his website:
I’m really enjoying living in the woods. Every morning the sun comes in my bedroom – it’s not a harsh light, but these beautiful sunrises through the trees. Living in the city the past 10 years I really became out of synch with the light. Our small one-bedroom was sandwiched between towering buildings on every side, and the apartment was at the back of the building. For 25 minutes each day, like a small, cubed shape sun-dial, the sunlight would traverse the apartment – sweeping through the living room and then into the bedroom and then, poof, gone. It’s as if, for those brief moments, you could see how the place was originally conceived – a house, with windows, allowing the sun to brighten its rooms.
Julie Shafer is a Los Angeles-based visual artist who works with photography and video. She’s created large-scale photo installations with her pin-hole camera at historical sites around the country. For our service on LIGHT, Julie will be showing a series of photos documenting the final journey of Matthew Sheppard, the young gay man who was killed in Wyoming 10 years ago. There are a total of 24 images in this series. Each image was created with an exposure that began at the lounge where Sheppard was kidnapped, continues through the duration of the drive and ends at the deer post where Sheppard was found.
We’re coming back to California! This Sunday, December 8th we’ll begin our annual celebration of LIGHT, in honor of The Winter Solstice. Join us for a beautiful day of music, art, food, community and storytelling. Join us at the fabulous Bootleg Theater at noon – and, remember, we provide FREE CHILDCARE! Here’s the link to the event: https://www.facebook.