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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: February 2008

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[February 29, 2008]

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Black Sombrero Brass, led by trumpeter Dan Haverstock, recreates the sound of Tijuana Brass using the same instrumentation: two trumpets, trombone, marimba/vibes, guitar, bass, and drums.

Featured Artist(s): Black Sombrero Brass

[February 28, 2008]

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High school musicians, who are studying with NSO members, perform a variety of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[February 27, 2008]

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The Season of Ascension ensemble—led by clarinetist Geoffrey Flolo, with violist Rebecca Kletzker, and pianist Jennifer Jackson— performs Mozart’s “Kegelstatt” Trio KV 498, Robert Schumann’s Fairy Tales Op. 132, and selections from Max Bruch’s Eight Pieces.

Featured Artist(s): Season of Ascension

[February 26, 2008]

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Colombian vocalist Petrona Martínez is the heiress to a long tradition of bullerengue—an Afro-Colombian dance rhythm originating in the small towns of Bolívar and Córdoba, originally sung only by pregnant women confined to their homes. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Colombia.

Featured Artist(s): Petrona Martínez

[February 25, 2008]

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Students from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music perform classical works by Chopin, Mozart, Muczynski, Smetana, and Richard Strauss. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): Oberlin Conservatory of Music

[February 24, 2008]

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Students from the Curtis Institute of Music perform classical works. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Curtis Institute of Music

[February 23, 2008]

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Students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music perform classical works by Bach, Liszt, Scriabin, Édouard Lalo, Francesco Paolo Tosti, and more. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The San Francisco Conservatory of Music

[February 22, 2008]

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Students from the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University perform works by Dvorák, Liszt, Herbie Hancock, and Fred Spielman, and Kermit Goell. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University

[February 21, 2008]

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Students from the New England Conservatory of Music perform classical works by Poulenc, Beethoven, and Ravel. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): New England Conservatory of Music

[February 20, 2008]

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Students from the Cleveland Institute of Music perform classical works by Debussy, Caplet, Salzedo, Persichetti, and Rachmaninoff. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Cleveland Institute of Music

[February 19, 2008]

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The N-E-W Trio from The Juilliard School performs classical pieces by Ravel and Mendelssohn. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Juilliard School

[February 18, 2008]

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Students from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater, and Dance perform works by Bach, Boulez, Mary Lou Williams, and original compositions by Pius Cheung. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

[February 17, 2008]

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Celebrate the finale of the festival with an evening devoted to Harajuku, the Tokyo neighborhood internationally renowned for its youth style and fashion. Immerse yourself in the latest trends in global street culture and music: hip-hop, punk, robot DJs, Ura-Hara, Goth-Lolitas, and more. Be sure to dress up in your favorite Harajuku-inspired fashion! PART OF "JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPERCULTURE"

Featured Artist(s): A Harajuku Evening

[February 16, 2008]

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Founded in 1993 by two brothers, Maywa Denki is a performance art troupe with a unique style. Each piece of their work is called “a product,” and a live performance is considered “a product demonstration.” With their robotic instruments, they perform a number of their masterpieces. PART OF "JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPERCULTURE"

Featured Artist(s): Maywa Denki

[February 15, 2008]

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One of the most popular dance companies in Japan, this acclaimed all-female dance company presents the world premiere of Flowers, a new site-specific piece created for the festival. The troupe approaches dance from different angles and perspectives and pursues originality with site-specific creations. PART OF "JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPERCULTURE"

Featured Artist(s): Strange Kinoko Dance Company

[February 14, 2008]

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Exclamatory poet Yasuki Fukushima, best known for zekkyo (shouted) tanka, performs some of his works. Similar to haiku, but older, tanka poems are 31 syllables long and evoke a moment or mark an occasion with concision and musicality. The performance will include piano accompaniment by Masato Nagahata. PART OF "JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPERCULTURE"

Featured Artist(s): Yasuki Fukushima

[February 13, 2008]

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Takagi Masakatsu is a visual artist and musician whose work knows no aesthetic borders, from video installations and music videos to composing music for commercials and film. For the festival, Takagi will present a multimedia performance with live music and digitally altered video projections.

Featured Artist(s): Takagi Masakatsu

[February 12, 2008]

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Calligraphy artist Koji Kakinuma began studying traditional Japanese monochrome brushwork at the age of five. In 1989, Kakinuma arrived on the national stage when he became the youngest person to win the coveted Dokuritsu Shojindan Foundation prize. His rise through the Japanese art world has since been meteoric. For the festival, Kakinuma presents one of his trademark innovations, Trancework, in which he paints countless repetitions of a simple, powerful phrase, producing a giant calligraphic work. Japanese fue player Kaoru Watanabe and contemporary percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani accompany the performance. PART OF "JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPERCULTURE"

Featured Artist(s): Koji Kakinuma

[February 11, 2008]

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Kenichi Ebina, a multiple-style dance performer, started out dancing freestyle hip- hop and expanded his style to poppin’, lockin’, mime, house, jazz, contemporary, and ethnic dance. Kenichi is the first and only two-time grand champion in the Showtime at the Apollo history. PART OF "JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPERCULTURE"

Featured Artist(s): Kenichi Ebina

[February 10, 2008]

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Acclaimed pop trio YMCK is renowned for its 8bit sound and pixel animation in live performance that reminds people of old video game consoles.  PART OF "JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPERCULTURE"

Featured Artist(s): YMCK

[February 9, 2008]

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Led by siblings Jyuraku and Syouraku Chikushi, Hakata Kinjishi Dance and Drums presents a style derived from music for the Lion Dance, performed to bring good luck. Along with their traditional taiko drums, they collaborate with congas, djembe, and other musical genres. The performance also features their mother Shuraku Chikushi, the only female traditional topspinning (Hakata Koma) artist in Japan.  PART OF "JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPERCULTURE"

Featured Artist(s): Hakata Kinjishi Taiko and Hakata Koma

[February 8, 2008]

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OKI, the most prominent tonkori performer in the world, brings his Dub Ainu Band and female singers of Marewrew for a concert that fuses reggae, African music, and electronica with Ainu folk melodies. The tonkori, a long, flat instrument, produces its own distinct sound. OKI’s contemporary approach has won him praise in Japan and around the world.  PART OF "JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPERCULTURE"

Featured Artist(s): Oki Dub Ainu Band and Marewrew

[February 7, 2008]

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Don’t miss a fashion show created by the acclaimed designer, Tony-nominated for her costumes for Amon Miyamoto’s Pacific Overtures. In the early ’80s, she left Japan for Paris where she formed her own company, showing garments inspired by the basic Kimono shape.  PART OF "JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPERCULTURE"

Featured Artist(s): Junko Koshino Fashion Show

[February 6, 2008]

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Since her first public recital in 1970, pianist Aki Takahashi has been active in the field of new music and is known for her interpretations of many composers, including John Cage, Morton Feldman, and even the Beatles. The New York Times says Takahashi “plays with wonderful delicacy and concentration.”  PART OF "JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPERCULTURE"

Featured Artist(s): Aki Takahashi

[February 5, 2008]

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Paper toy creator Shin Tanaka initially became known for his creation of folded paper models and templates for detailed life-size sneakers. Tanaka’s paper sneakers have been displayed in the NIKE design library, and he has collaborated with more than 80 brands. In addition, he developed his popular T-BOY model as a new surface for his graffiti pieces. Tanaka will present the art of paper toy making in Paper Toy Live! PART OF "JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPERCULTURE"

Featured Artist(s): Shin Tanaka

[February 4, 2008]

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This dynamic new chamber ensemble is comprised of young professional musicians from the DC area: violinists Nancy Jin and Hannah Eldridge, violist Kyung LeBlanc, cellist Sean Neidlinger, clarinetist Joseph LeBlanc, and pianist Jennifer Yeo.

Featured Artist(s): The Sage Chamber Players

[February 3, 2008]

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Motel is the intersection of DC hip-hop with original New York jazz, incorporating its MCs’ positive messages and spoken word with fusion and funk, as heard on Lost and Found.

Featured Artist(s): Motel

[February 2, 2008]

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The State Dance Ensemble, 30 young dancers and drummers under the direction of Ravibandhu Vidyapathy, performs traditional and modern Sri Lankan dance, including “Perehera and Magul Bera,” “Ves and Pooja,” “Naga Gurulu,” and more. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Sri Lanka.

Featured Artist(s): The State Dance Ensemble

[February 1, 2008]

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Innovative jazz group the Young Brothers Trio—featuring pianist Tim Young, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso M. Young Jr.—performs tunes from its debut recording Tales of Time.

Featured Artist(s): Young Brothers Trio

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