Monday, March 9, 2009, from 6:30-9:30 p.m, Full Spectrum and Dance Theater Workshop present THE BORDER-CROSSERS. New York

Dear Friends,

Please join us Monday, March 9, 2009, from 6:30-9:30 p.m, when Full Spectrum and Dance Theater Workshop present THE BORDER-CROSSERS, a free panel discussion with five creators who travel between worlds, entering distant, sacred, or risky territory.  Panelists SWATI ARGADE [fashion designer], JASON GREGORY ISAACS [filmmaker], KANENG LOLANG [filmmaker/musician], DULCE PINZÓN [visual artist], and KAVITHA RAJAGOPALAN [author] will discuss the ideas and experiences behind their work, and explore the larger question to us as a society, “How will I be changed when I reach the other side?”.  The panel will be moderated by MALISA/MASALA [fashion designer/event producer].

This free event will begin with a screening of excerpts of “Let the Circle Be Unbroken” by Jason Gregory Isaacs; and “Green Against the Drought” by Kaneng Lolang.

Find panelists’ bios below, and please help spread the word.   We hope to see you March 9th!

6:30 film screenings
7:00 panel discussion
8:00 audience Q&A
9:00 mingle

219 W. 19th St
[btwn Seventh & Eighth Aves, in Chelsea]
New York, NY 10011 · 212.691.6500
1/9 to 18th St, or 2/3, F, L, A/C/E to 14th St

Postcard Art: Amylu, from the series People I Like © Dulce Pinzón
Postcard Design: K. Neycha Herford

[For full bios, please open the attachment.]

Fashion designer Swati Argade works closely with Indian textile cooperatives, many of which support widowed or abandoned women, to promote the survival of indigenous art forms.  Raised in the American South, Swati moved to New York and gained recognition as a performer of South Indian classical dance. Translating her talent for costume-making to fashion, she launched her first collection in 2004.  By 2005, her clothes were sold nationwide…

Jason Gregory Isaacs is a filmmaker, performance artist, and event producer in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Guyana and raised in Europe, border-crossing has been a constant source of inspiration in his work.  His film, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, which addresses the passing of tradition, the exploitation of culture, and Brazil’s conflicted relationship with its Afro-Brazilian heritage…

Kaneng Lolang is a biochemical experiment of Berom, Bulgarian and Roma Gypsy components. She has so far chosen to express her emotional reality through music, dance, visual art, and experimental film. She has lived in Komi, Siberia, Nigeria, Bulgaria, Macedonia and London.  Kaneng recently completed Green Against the Drought, an experimental documentary film collage on the voiceless common Nigerian…

Dulce Pinzón is a Mexican visual artist whose photo series, The Real Story of the Superheroes, depicts Mexican immigrant workers in New York as they perform routine jobs, costumed as Spiderman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and others. The series pays homage to those brave men and women who work in extreme conditions for low wages, which are saved at great cost and sent to families in Mexico…

Kavitha Rajagopalan is the author of Muslims of Metropolis: The Stories of Three Muslim Immigrant Families in the West. She seeks policy solutions to global instability by understanding the economic, social, political and cultural capital of migrants. Kavitha lectures and comments widely on topics related to migration and immigrant integration…

PANEL DISCUSSION MODERATOR: Malisa/Masala was born in Demerara, South America. She earned a degree from Purchase University in costume design, and began designing for theater and TV. Her firm, InHouse Atelier, specializes in concept styling, design, production, and research.  Clients have included American Express, Jennifer Hudson, Martha Stewart, Mercedes Benz, Target, and TV On the Radio…

A Convergence of Artists, Activists, Explorers & Thinkers

Founders/Producers: Brian Tate & Danny Simmons
Co-Directors: Lacy Austin, Vanessa Chakour,
LaRonda Davis, K. Neycha Herford & Malisa/Masala
Media Relations: Nina Ziefvert
Outreach: Folake A. Ologunja

The Full Spectrum 2008-2009 Panel Discussion Series is presented by Con Edison,
with generous support from Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.
Panel discussions are held once per month at Dance Theater Workshop,
Danny Simmons’ Corridor Gallery, and New York Theatre Workshop.


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