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Artist Sarah Hardesty "Talks" Abstract Art

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 08/11/2020

BalletNova Artistic Director Matthew Powell BalletNova Artistic Director Matthew Powell "Talks" Reopening and New Season

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The Artistic Director of BalletNova Center for Dance Matthew Powell returned to the show to give us all the details about their production of "The Nutcracker," including new choreography, costumes and new sets that will surprise the audience from the moment the curtain opens. Also find out how he felt when seeing his students in person again, how they are keeping their dancers safe during classes and performances, safety protocols for patrons and where some BalletNova alum are now professionally dancing.

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Associate Director Scott Brown Associate Director Scott Brown "Talks" Synetic's "The Madness of Poe"

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The associate director of Synetic Theater's upcoming production of "The Madness of Poe" Scott Brown joined us on "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" to give us all the details about the show, some teasers about some unique props on set, how it felt being back on stage in person with cast and crew and what they have planned for a special celebration on Halloween. Also find out how he got into the theater business and his experiences going on tour with Synetic to the countries of Georgia and Mexico.

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Actor/Director Holly Twyford Actor/Director Holly Twyford "Talks" Theater

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The Helen Hayes award-winning actor and director Holly Twyford appeared on "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" to give us all the details about her return to the director's chair with Theater J's "Becoming Dr. Ruth." Also hear her laudatory words for her designers, what it felt like for her to be back on stage with cast and crew in person, and her unique experience teaching 90+ year olds theater and what they taught her. Such an entertaining and interesting chat we had!

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Alden MIchels and Paige Rammelkamp Alden MIchels and Paige Rammelkamp "Talk" About TAP Event

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Director Alden Michels and Music Director Paige Rammelkamp appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to give us the details about The Arlington Players' upcoming event "Together At Last: A Musical Revue." Learn how the numbers were chosen, how Paige adapted the songs, the three sections of the song lineup based on how people got through the pandemic, and a teaser of some of the songs that will be performed. Also learn how music and singing helped both of them during the COVID shutdown.

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Daniel Manzoni Daniel Manzoni "Talks" About Festival Argentino

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Daniel Manzoni, Executive Director of the Festival Argentino, updated us with all the details about this upcoming event. Forced to cancel last year's festival, this will be a live, in-person production. Find out which dancers and singers will be performing, including folk singers, tango dancers, rock and roll musicians and pop music singers. Also learn about the safety protocols that will be required for patrons, as well as some interesting insight into traveling to and from Argentina.

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Dean of GMU Visual and Performing Arts Dept. Rick Davis Dean of GMU Visual and Performing Arts Dept. Rick Davis "Talks" Art Education

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The Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University (GMU) Rick Davis joined us for to chat about educational programs and careers in the arts. Find out about diverse arts programs available to students at GMU, why their School of Arts is an amazing success story, and his insight about the benefits of an arts education. Also get the details on upcoming productions at the Hylton Performing Arts Center and the opening of a GMU gallery in the Latitudes building in Virginia Square.

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Working in DC Principals Working in DC Principals "Talk" About Their Mission and Upcoming Event

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"Working in DC's" Artistic Producer Shanara Gabrielle and Casting Director Jorge Acevedo joined us for a discussion about their organization which celebrates the working class/labor. They also give us details about their Labor Day event. The discussion includes their views on why theater is so important, their honor of being the first organization in the DMV to be Allied with Broadway for Justice, and their thoughts on whether we will see some pronounced change on the equity front in the theater industry.

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GMU's Dr. Jatin Ambegaonkar GMU's Dr. Jatin Ambegaonkar "Talks" Dance Therapy for Seniors

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Dr. Jatin Ambegaonkar, Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University updates us on the many benefits of dance and movement therapy for seniors. Overall, dance allows for healthy aging or seniors remaining active members of their community physically, mentally and spiritually. Also learn about recent studies done in the movement therapy field, work that still needs to be done and his overall advice and views with respect to dance and seniors.

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Arlington Strategy Principals Arlington Strategy Principals "Talk" Marketing, Branding and Communiciations

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Jennifer Mulchandani, CEO/Founder, and Heather Myklegard, Director of Marketing & Communications from the marketing company Arlington Strategy discuss the many services they provide non-profit organizations including marketing, branding, social media and communications strategies. Also get insight and advice about marketing and communications for arts organizations as they reopen and relaunch after the shutdown. Most importantly, find out why you must "say what you are going to do and do what you say." 

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Dr. Niyati Dhokai Dr. Niyati Dhokai "Talks" Music Therapy for Veterans and Their Families

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Dr. Niyati Dhokai, the Director of the Veterans and the Arts Initiative Program at George Mason University talks in this podcast about how effective music therapy is for Veterans returning from active duty, battling PTSD and other injuries, and how their families and children benefit from these sessions, including more feelings of relaxation, improved sense of well-being, more effective social interaction skills and the development of a sense of comfort outside the rehab center.

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Visual Artist Sarah Hardesty appeared on the Embracing Arlington Arts Talks podcast to talk about her work, how she became an artist, how the pandemic and shutdown might impact her future pieces and more. Also learn how what most impacts the type of art she exhibits at different openings, her ideal exhibition, and how she knows when a piece of art is "done." Very interesting look inside the head of a creative visual artist.