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Diversity in Show Business

Diversity in Show Business: Acting Beyond Stereotypes April 5th 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm 150 Mass Ave, Media Center   Successful monolgue preparation for actors of all types This two-hour workshop offers practical tools for preparing audition monologues for actors. Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory students are encouraged to attend. Pre-selected students will prepare and present a memorized two to three minute contemporary dramatic or comedic monologue. Participants will receive feedback from Associate Professor Ana Guigui and Assistant Professor Rene Pfister regarding the audition process, and how to select the best monologue. Our guest moderator Susan Nelson is the Executive Director of the New England Local of SAG-AFTRA, and will be joined by local professional performers to discuss the topic of actors playing into a stereotype or acting against it. Ms. Nelson will moderate an open conversation and Q&A with our actors, panelists, and audience members about various aspects of diversity in show business. Please come and join the conversation!  Diversity/ Monolgue library resource guide. This event is co-sponsored by the Stan Getz Library and Berklee Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
Are you what you wear? Can fashion choices create a niche for your music? How do certain pieces, like Michael Jackson's glove, become iconic? Fashion sculptor Courtney Kim Benbernou will deliver a thought-provoking look at the relationship between fashion and the musician. Benbernou is a full-time artist with a B.F.A. in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The program will include an interactive opportunity to develop and craft individual stage looks. Watch the live stream capture of this lecture on the Berklee Library YouTube channel.
Indian Cinema Centennial
Berklee faculty Rekha Menon will give a presentation on the uniqueness of Indian cinema, in honor of its centennial. Indian cinema draws and captivates audiences for more than two hours of storytelling. The art and aesthetics of Indian cinema will be discussed, including scenes in the most celebrated celluloid that galvanized generations and impacted filmmaking across the globe.
Welcome to a world where ideas and genres are pushed to their extremes, with the general sentiment that there is new music waiting to be created. Live from Tokyo takes the viewer through the back streets of Shinjuku, the intersections in Shibuya, and the alleys in Koenji as it highlights the innovative musicians behind Tokyo's multi-faceted underground music scene. The documentary looks at Tokyo's music culture as a reflection of Japanese society and in relation to international music culture. Special guest Hiromu Boschee Nagahara, assistant professor of History at MIT, will s...
Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs, and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and the emerging days of disco. Record companies found Death’s music— and band name—too intimidating, and the group was never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades...
A rhythm heard 'round the world? Ralph Rosen and Craig Macrae discuss "the übergroove" that has influenced music across cultural and geographic boundaries. Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 - 8:00 PM 150 Massachusetts Ave, Media Lab    
Academy Award–winning documentary, darling of Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca,Searching for Sugarman, tells the incredible yet true story of Rodriguez, the greatest 1970s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar Rodriguez's sound struck two renowned producers and they signed him to a recording deal. But when the album bombed the singer disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and over the next two decades he became an grassroots phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what real...
Dr. Rauch is a physician-scientist specializing in otology. His busy clinical practice at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary comprises medical and surgical disorders of hearing and balance, with particular interest in noise injury, Meniere’s disease, autoimmune inner ear disease, sudden deafness, and migraine-associate dizziness. His wide-ranging research activities are clinically-centered. They include service as principal investigator and study chair of a National Institutes of Health multicenter clinical trial of steroid therapy for sudden deafness, and director of a research team...
The Girls in the Band tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 1930s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism, and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire, and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them.Today a new breed of gifted young women are taking their rightful place in the world of jazz which can no longer deny their talents. Get more of the story at this film screening, with special guests Ju...
How can we make art for our whole lives, live wildly, and be fully inspired...but not sink into the unhealthy patterns we’ve seen from so many of our creative idols? (Think: the 27 Club.)  Berklee assistant professor, health counselor, and longtime touring artist Caroline Harvey shares her innovative work on sustainable creative practice. Learn to understand and avoid burnout, slumps, creative blocks, and the other imbalances that so often plague artists: post-gig exhaustion, emotional pressure, addiction, and stress-induced creative ruts. This lecture/workshop will include practical tip...
A sonic innovator or an expert on chance? This documentary by Oscar-winning director Allan Miller and Emmy-winner Paul Smaczny pays tribute to the most fascinating American avant-garde composer, John Cage. Shot in America, Germany, and Japan, Journeys in Sound premieres rare archival footage and features associates of Cage and contemporary artists. Join us for this screening, plus a discussion with Cage scholar and player David Miller.  Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 - 8:00 PM 150 Massachusetts Ave, Media Lab  Watch this documentary by requesting DVD 5275 from the...

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