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Matthew Powell, Ballet Nova "Talks" New Nutcracker

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Release Date: 11/15/2022

Prio Bangla Principal Prio Bangla Principal "Talks" International Mother Language Day

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The Executive Director of Prio Bangla Pryalal Karmakar enlightens us with the very interesting history and importance of the International Mother Language Day Holiday in Bangladesh and how it has evolved into a celebration of all languages in the world. Also learn about the "Replica" public art piece that celebrates this holiday and can be seen in numerous cities worldwide. Then mark your calendars for the Prio Bangla event for the holiday, including performances that will be seen, and the multicultural festival in the fall which will again feature the mural art project.

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Washington Stage Guild Principals Washington Stage Guild Principals "Talk" About "Endgame"

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The Washington Stage Guild Artistic Director and Actor Bill Largess, and Director Alan Wade joined us to chat about their upcoming production of Samuel Beckett's "Endgame." Learn what the show is about, or more precisely how hard it is to tell what the play is about, the unique physical characteristics of each character and some interesting stories about the playwright. Also hear about how both of them got into the theater business and background on the Washington Stage Guild.

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Maggie Wilder Maggie Wilder "Talks" Launching District Theatre

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Maggie Wilder came on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to tell us all about the exciting new venture she is co-producing with her husband Doug Wilder - District Theatre - which aims to "put butts in seats" and create a following for local artists and theaters through a soon-to-be-launched monthly television and video clips and interviews highlighting theaters, actors and theater crews to be widely shared on social media. And it is all FREE for theaters! Also find out her very unique (and quite amusing) journey to end up in the theater industry.

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Donald Vierimaa Donald Vierimaa "Talks" Original Production "The Twenties"

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Donald Vierimaa, Producer of the original play written by his brother Jay Alexander entitled "The Twenties: Remembering Bix Beiderbecke" came on the Embracing Arlington Arts Talks podcast to discuss the show. Find out why they chose to highlight Bix, details about the fun facts about the 1920's that are included, what is unique about jazz scores, details about the original music composed by Jay, and how the 1920's clearly mirror the 2020's. Also learn about their journey to bringing this show to the stage.

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Dominion Stage Principals Dominion Stage Principals "Talk" About "Boston Marriage"

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Director Matthew Randall and Actor Heather Plank joined us to talk about Dominion Stage's upcoming production of "Boston Marriage" written by David Mamet and set in Victorian times. The play, about two women having a snarky conversation, includes lots of surprises, twists and cliffhangers during its two acts. Also learn how Heather uniquely prepares for all her roles, including her portrayal of Claire in this production and how Matthew is using a special directing technique throughout the production.

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Ballet Director Svetlana Nikolof Ballet Director Svetlana Nikolof "Talks" Dance

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The Director of the Adagio Institute for Arts and Education Svetlana Nikolof caught us up with the new developments and programs being offered by the organization, including the shift to a focus on more than dance. The mission is to offer more inclusive programs that covers all kinds of arts genres including visual arts, creative writing, songwriting and much more. Also find out the details about the unique "Nutcracker" immersive experience she will be offering students and the opportunity to interpret the renowned ballet in their own approach.

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Lorton Workhouse CEO Leon Scioscia Lorton Workhouse CEO Leon Scioscia "Talks" Development Plans

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The President and CEO of the Lorton Workhouse Foundation Leon Scioscia educated us on the history of the Lorton campus and how it became an arts center after years as a federal prison, as well as exciting development plans for the future. Also hear about the may diverse arts genres offered including 65 visual artist studios, several galleries, and performing arts department that produces and presents several productions each year (including the upcoming "Women Playing Hamlet" and "Urinetown" coming this spring. Plus they offer numerous arts classes from painting to photography to ceramics to...

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Margaret Hancock, Executive Director Margaret Hancock, Executive Director "Talks" Virginia Commission for the Arts

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The new Executive Director of the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) Margaret Hancock talked to us about the VCA, the services it provides, different grant programs for artists, arts organizations and educators, revised grants rolling out in December, and her goals for the VCA including providing a grant in every county in the state. Also hear about other programs they are involved in including Poetry Out Loud, capacity building workshops, and an Impact Celebration coming in January to celebrate the impact of the arts.

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Matthew Powell, Ballet Nova Matthew Powell, Ballet Nova "Talks" New Nutcracker

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The Artistic Director of Ballet Nova Matthew Powell returned to the show to talk about the upcoming production of "The Nutcracker," including some new tweaks to the ballet, a guest performer, petite productions for younger audiences (who get to do some dancing after the show) and a unique backstage behind-the-scenes opportunity for patrons. Also get all the details about their spring show, camps, recently approved Strategic Plan and an exciting collaborative event with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.

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Sara Barker Sara Barker "Talks" Avant Bard Scripts in Play Festival

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One of the Producing Partners of Avant Bard Theatre Sara Barker returned to the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to update our listeners on their upcoming Scripts in Play Festival. Find out about the three plays chosen and their playwrights, how the scripts to be presented are chosen, and how this event is so helpful to the playwrights. Also learn about their unique venues for the festival this year. And get a sneak peek at the rest of the Avant Bard season.

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The Artistic Director of Ballet Nova Matthew Powell returned to the show to talk about the upcoming production of "The Nutcracker," including some new tweaks to the ballet, a guest performer, petite productions for younger audiences (who get to do some dancing after the show) and a unique backstage behind-the-scenes opportunity for patrons. Also get all the details about their spring show, camps, recently approved Strategic Plan and an exciting collaborative event with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.