• National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation - Pilot

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    A Pangea World Theater & Art2Action collaboration

    This 14-minute video gives you an inside look at an 8-day intensive, peer-exchange convening of theater directors and ensemble leaders from around the U.S. and North America. It includes interviews with Dipankar Mukherjee (Pangea), Nobuko Miyamoto (Great Leap), Steve Sapp (UNIVERSES), Kamilah Forbes (Hip Hop Theater Festival), Dora Arreola (Mujeres en Ritual), Ed Bourgeois (Alaska Native Heritage Center), and much more!!

    The pilot intensive gathered a focus group of theater artists with the intent of visioning and participating in a curriculum development process to create a National Institute on Directing & Ensemble Creation... Stay tuned to Art2Action & Pangea World Theater for information on further convenings in 2015, and the public launch of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR DIRECTING & ENSEMBLE CREATION in Summer 2016!!

    FILMED @ Pangea World Theater & Intermedia Arts
    Minneapolis, MN
    Pilot Intensive, December 2012

    Organized & co-facilitated by Pangea World Theater & Art2Action Inc., with the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the McKnight Foundation. National partners included the National Performance Network (NPN), Alternate ROOTS, the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET), the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA), the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC), and Native Arts @ NEFA. Show less
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