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TCG’s World Theatre Day 2013: Cuba, Iraq, Sudan

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Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre and home of the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI-US), invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions and audiences to celebrate the 51st annual World Theatre Day today, March 27, 2013. Each year, a renowned theatre artist of world stature is invited by ITI Worldwide in Paris to craft an international message to mark the global occasion. This year the message was written by Italian Nobel Prize-winning playwright, director and actor Dario Fo, and has been translated into more than 20 languages to reach tens of thousands in the international theatre community.

To celebrate the power of theatre to strengthen cultural exchange and mutual understanding across borders, TCG/ITI-US has participated in a book donation to theatre artists inIraq, and organized delegations of theatre artists to Cuba and Sudan.

  • Cuba Exploratorium: From March 15-22, 19 U.S. theatre-makers journeyed to Cienfuegos, Cumanayagua, Santa Clara and Havana to engage with the cultural life of Cuba. The itinerary included performances, tours, classes and meetings with Cuban theatre companies and cultural workers. Exploratorium attendees will report out on their experiences here on the TCG Circle.
  • Iraq Book Donation: With support from the U.S. Embassy inBaghdad, donations of hundreds of theatre books were shipped to theatre and educational organizations in Iraq to advance cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Iraqi an dU.S. theatre artists. TCG collaborated with the following organizations to facilitate this gift: Theatre Without Borders; the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY/City University of New York; the Acting Together Project, a Theatre Without Borders collaboration with the Peacebuilding and the Arts Program at Brandeis University; and the Theater and Performance Studies Program at Georgetown University. Stay tuned for photos and more information here on the Circle.
  • Sudan Delegation: TCG and the Universes theatre company will lead the U.S. Delegation to the 13th Albugaa International Festival in Khartoum, Sudan. Launching on World Theatre Day, March 27, the festival will bring together theatre artists from across the world, including Morocco, Germany and Nigeria, for a series of performances, panels and cultural exchanges. Delegation attendees will report out on their experiences here on the TCG Circle.

“TCG’s mandate is to empower theatre people through knowledge-building and peer-exchange,” said Teresa Eyring, executive director of TCG. “These delegations, and the book donation, embody that mandate on an international level, and speak to the spirit of World Theatre Day and TCG’s core value of global citizenship.”

Dario Fo’s World Theatre Day message can be found on ITI Worldwide in Paris’ website: http://www.world-theatre-day.org/en/message.html. Additional ways to celebrate World Theatre Day can be found on the TCG website: http://www.tcg.org/international/events/wtd.cfm?type=2.

Dario Fo is an Italian satirist, playwright, theatre director, actor, composer and recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. Fo and his wife, the actress Franca Rame, founded the Campagnia Dario Fo–Franca Rame in 1959, and their humorous sketches on the television show Canzonissima soon made them popular public personalities. In 1968 Fo and Rame founded another acting group, Nuova Scena, and in 1970 they started the Collettivo Teatrale La Comune.Fo has written about 70 plays, coauthoring some of them with Rame, including Morte accidentale di un anarchico (1974; Accidental Death of an Anarchist) and Non si paga, non si paga! (1974; We Can’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!), Mistero Buffo (1973; Comic Mystery), Tutta casa, letto e chiesa (1978; All House, Bed, and Church; Eng. trans. Adult Orgasm Escapes from the Zoo), Clacson, trombette, e pernacchi (1981; Trumpets and Raspberries), Female Parts (1981), Coppia aperta (1983; The Open Couple—Wide Open Even), L’uomo nudo e l’uomo in frak (1985; One Was Nude and One Wore Tails), and Il papa e la strega (1989; The Pope and the Witch).

His plays have been translated into 30 languages, and upon awarding him the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature, the committee called Fo a writer “who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden.”

The first World Theatre Day international message was written by Jean Cocteau in 1962. Succeeding honorees include Arthur Miller (1963), Ellen Stewart (1975), Vaclav Havel (1994), Ariane Mnouchkine (2005), Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi (2007), Augusto Boal (2009), Dame Judi Dench (2010), Jessica A. Kaahwa (2011) and John Malkovich (2012).

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Immigrant Movement International will be hosting a free immigration clinic sponsored by the City Bar Justice Center on Monday April 9, 2012.  Speak privately about your legal concerns with an immigration attorney including issues surrounding artists visas, Cuban immigration and family reunification.  Lawyers will be available in English, Spanish and Mandarin.  This workshops is an opportunity for community members to seek objective legal advice at no cost.  Attorneys will not be taking on cases.

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USCCE Update · September 24, 2009

Cuba Cultural Days 2009 to feature Danny Glover, with guest of honor Cuban National Ballet Prima Ballerina Viengsay Valdés

 
Events begin this evening (Thursday) with exhibit of works by Cuban painters at Venezuelan Embassy in Washington. Panel discussion with Glover to take place on Sunday at GALA Hispanic Theatre.

 

Valdés is first Cuban performing artist to arrive to U.S. since 2003. 

 
In This Issue
Sign Letter to President Obama re. Cultural Relations with Cuba!
Support US-Cuba Cultural Exchange!

US-Cuba Cultural Exchange
National Advisory Group

Mavis Anderson
Latin America Working Group
Washington, DC

Beth Boone
Miami Light Project
Miami, FL

James Early
Smithsonian Center for
Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Washington, DC

Rob Gibson
Savannah Music Festival
Savannah, GA

José Griego, President-Emeritus
Northern New Mexico College
Española, NM

Suki John, PhD
Specialist on Cuban Dance
Ft. Worth, TX

Mike Kappus
The Rosebud Agency
San Francisco, CA

Bill Martínez
Producer & Arts Attorney
San Francisco, CA

Ann Rosenthal
MAPP International Productions
New York, NY

Bernard Rubenstein
Copland/Gershwin
New Music Group
Santa Fe, NM

Hector Cruz Sandoval
Filmmaker
Los Angeles, CA

Cynthia Semon
Media Consultant & Music Promoter
Los Angeles, CA

Isabel Soffer
World Music Institute
New York, NY

Ned Sublette
Independent Scholar
New York, NY

Erica Zielinski
Lincoln Center Festival
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For Immediate Release
September 24, 2009

 

For further information:
James Early, US-Cuba Cultural Exchange – (202) 744-2682 or (202) 882-8208
Patricia Pego Guerra, Cuban Interests Section – (202) 797-8518 ext. 105

Release with accompanying multi-media at http://pitch.pe/26738
 
CUBA CULTURAL DAYS 2009 to feature participation of DANNY GLOVER. Guest of honor will be Cuban National Ballet Prima Ballerina VIENGSAY VALDES
 
Events begin this evening (Thursday) with exhibit of works by Cuban painters at Venezuelan Embassy. Panel discussion with Glover to take place on Sunday at GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington. Valdés is first Cuban performing artist to arrive to U.S. since 2003.

 

US-Cuba Cultural Exchange and the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, DC will co-sponsor a Roundtable Discussion on US-Cuba Cultural Relations this Sunday, September 27, 2009 from 6:30-8:00pm at the GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW in Washington, D.C.
 
A reception in the lobby of the GALA Hispanic Theater will immediately follow the event.
 
The Roundtable is organized by US-Cuba Cultural Exchange as part of Cuba Cultural Days 2009, a series of events focused on Cuban visual and performing arts organized by the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, DC. See below for a full listing of activities.
 
The discussion will be moderated by James Early, Board member of US-Cuba Cultural Exchange and Director of Cultural Policy at theSmithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The panelists will include :

Danny Glover – who along with James Early and Harry Belafonte recently returned from Cuba, where Glover was named honorary President of the Traveling Caribbean Film Festival and where, along with Belafonte, he participated in the inauguration of the Festival's Havana office.
 
Septime Webre – Cuban-American Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet since 1999, where his work has included extensive collaboration with counterparts in the Cuban world of ballet.
 
Hugo Medrano – Artistic Director of the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, DC, a performing arts space with an extensive history of collaboration with Cuban theater and performing arts.
 
Peggy Cooper-Cafritz – Co-founder of the Duke Ellington School for the Arts and former chair of the DC Board of Education and former Executive Director of the DC Arts Council.
 
Mavis Anderson – Senior Associate at the Latin America Working Group whose work focuses on U.S. policy towards Cuba, and member of the Board of US-Cuba Cultural Exchange.
 
Eduardo Díaz – Executive Director of the Smithsonian Latino Centerwho has many of years of experience working with Cuban film and performing arts.
 
Curtis White – President of Allied Communications, Inc., providing data communication between the U.S. and Cuba, including tele-health and the online CubanRhythms NetRadio service.
 
According to USCCE's James Early, "We are celebrating Cuba Cultural Days in Washington in rec
ognition of the long history of Cuba-U.S. cultural interchange."

 
"There is great desire and readiness on the part of U.S. artists and communities to enlarge cultural exchanges with Cuban artists and the Cuban people," he said.
 
Viengsay Valdés, Prima Ballerina of the Cuban National Ballet, is the Cuban performing artist to enter the United States since 2003. Ms. Valdés will perform in the Washington Ballet's production of Don Quixote at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts October 14-18.
 
Valdés joins singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés, composer-conductorZenaida Romeu, and painter Juan Delgado Guerra as amongst the first Cuban artists to be issued visas by the U.S. State Department in six years. Delgado recently accompanied the exhibit Confluencias: Inside Arte Cubano Contemporáneo at its opening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The exhibit runs through May 16, 2009.
 
 
"I would say that culture is the collection of knowledge which allows a man to establish relationships, beyond time and space, between two similar or analogous realities explaining one as a function of its similarities with the other which may have occurred many centuries ago." – Cuban Novelist and Musicologist Alejo Carpentier (December 26, 1904 – April 24, 1980)
 
 
Full Program of Events (All Washington, DC)
 
Thursday, 24th of September – 6:00-8:00pm
Opening of Exhibition of Cuban Painters "Cuba: The Island and its people"

Gallery "Andres Bello" at the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
1099 30th Street, NW

Friday, 25th of September – 7:30-9:00pm
Cuban Cultural Evening with a Master Class of Rumba ad Salsa
(Instructor Aramis Pazos)
Cuban Interests Section
2630 16th Street, NW

Sunday, 27th of September – 6:30-8:00pm
Roundtable Discussion on US-Cuba Cultural Relations

GALA Hispanic Theater
3333 14th Street, NW

Friday, 23rd of October – 7:00-9:00pm
Cuban Cultural Evening with showing of film "Los Zafiros"

Cuban Interests Section
2630 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
 
Thursday, 29th of October – 6:00-8:00pm
Closing of exhibition "Cuba: The Island and its people,"
 with talk about the painters and their works
Gallery "Andres Bello" at the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
1099 30th Street, NW

Friday, 30th of October – 8:00-10:00pm
Cuban Party, with Ashé Orchestra

Cuban Interests Section
2630 16th Street, NW

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USCCE Update · September 17, 2009

Cuban Artists to Perform in US and Puerto Rico for first time since 2003

 

Visas provided by State Department to Zenaida Romeu, Pablo Milanés viewed as "major breakthrough"

 
In This Issue
Sign Letter to President Obama re. Cultural Relations with Cuba!
Support US-Cuba Cultural Exchange!

US-Cuba Cultural Exchange
National Advisory Group

Mavis Anderson
Latin America Working Group
Washington, DC

Beth Boone
Miami Light Project
Miami, FL

James Early
Smithsonian Center for
Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Washington, DC

Rob Gibson
Savannah Music Festival
Savannah, GA

José Griego, President-Emeritus
Northern New Mexico College
Española, NM

Suki John, PhD
Specialist on Cuban Dance
Ft. Worth, TX

Mike Kappus
The Rosebud Agency
San Francisco, CA

Bill Martínez
Producer & Arts Attorney
San Francisco, CA

Ann Rosenthal
MAPP International Productions
New York, NY

Bernard Rubenstein
Copland/Gershwin
New Music Group
Santa Fe, NM

Hector Cruz Sandoval
Filmmaker
Los Angeles, CA

Cynthia Semon
Media Consultant & Music Promoter
Los Angeles, CA

Isabel Soffer
World Music Institute
New York, NY

Ned Sublette
Independent Scholar
New York, NY

Erica Zielinski
Lincoln Center Festival
New York, NY

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A non-profit
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Cuban Artists to Perform in US and Puerto Rico for first time since 2003

 
Visas provided by State Department to Zenaida Romeu, Pablo Milanés viewed as "major breakthrough"

 
More info including photos, videos and social media links athttp://pitch.pe/25853

 
With a peace concert in Havana by Miami-based singer Juanes days away, Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés and composer-conductor Zenaida Romeu have been granted visas by the State Department to enter United States territory for performance purposes. This is the first time since late 2003 that Cuban performing artists have been allowed into the United States.
 
"The entry of high-profile performing artists such as Zenaida and Pablo is a major breakthrough following years of wrong-headed U.S. policy towards Cuban artists, scholars and professionals," said arts immigration attorney Bill Martínez, who worked with the arts presenters involved to secure the visas and who is a co-founder of US-Cuba Cultural Exchange.

 
"It is especially important right now," added Martínez, "as Congress prepares to consider legislation that would eliminate travel restrictions on Americans who desire to travel to Cuba," a reference to the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act pending in the U.S. House and Senate.
 
Romeu, director of the legendary women's ensemble Camerata Romeu, one of Cuba's finest chamber orchestras, is headed to Fargo, North Dakota in mid-November where she will guest conduct the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra.
 
Fargo-Moorhead Director Bernard Rubenstein, who has traveled on numerous occasions to Cuba to conduct orchestras there, says that he is "thrilled" by the turn of events.
 
"The FMSO hopes that this will be just a beginning to increased cultural exchange between our two countries, and that all cultural and travel barriers will soon be eliminated," he said.
 
Renowned singer-songwriter Milanés is meanwhile headed to Puerto Rico in October, and possibly to the United States as well.
 
The issuance of visas to such high-profile performing artists comes on the heels of visa approvals during the past two months by the State Department for a handful of visual artists and scholars, as well as a theater group that collaborated with the University of Alabama to develop a production of a Shakespeare play.
 
Over 1300 US citizens in the arts and culture have signed a letter to President Obama initiated by US-Cuba Cultural Exchange that calls on the Administration and Congress to allow for full cultural relations with Cuba, eliminate travel restrictions on Americans, and to normalize relations with our island neighbor.

Artists & Cultural Workers 
Sign Letter to President Obama calling for Full Cultural Relations with Cuba!
 

See Cuba Letter and sign online!
 

Support US-Cuba Cultural Exchange!
You are the one who provides the capacity for us to do our work! Contributions small or large will make it possible for us to continue. Click HERE to make a tax-deductible contribution via Paypal or usingVisaMastercardAmerican Express or Discover.

 
Or, you can mail a check made out to Cuba Research & Analysis Group or "CRAG" and earmarked "USCCE" to the address below.

 
US-Cuba Cultural Exchange

P.O. Box 6510
Albuquerque, NM 87197
(505) 344-5049

 
 
Cuba Research & Analysis Group, Inc. | PO Box 6510 | Albuquerque | NM | 87197-6510