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Julia Belomlinskaya's poetry night

Юля Беломлинская читает стихи в «Русском самоваре» в понедельник 25 октября 6:30pm. Вход бесплатный


Raising funds for Dima Dubson's documentary

“For the past year filmmaker Dima Dubson has been following musician and friend Adam Green around New York, Los Angeles and Europe documenting the life of this cult music troubadour. HOW TO ACT BAD will bring you up close, and offer an intimate portrait of the singer/songwriter, artist, rock star and human being Adam Green, from Dima Dubson’s unobstructed perspective. <...> About Adam Green: A New York native, Adam first became known along with Kimya Dawson as the co-founder of The Moldy Peaches. Since, he has gone on to have a successful solo career, spanning six albums, with hundreds of tours. Earlier this year he achieved notoriety as a visual artist, having his first art show at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City.” from project’s Vimeo page
Kickstarter campaign page:​9HXhnZ

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"The Holy Mountain" with introduction by Igor Satanovsky

“The Holy Mountain” 1973, Mexico/USA, Alexandro Jodorowsky, 114 min.
“The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept’s intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their wordly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe.” –Alan Jones
Introduced by Igor Satanovsky
Igor Satanovsky (born in Kiev, Ukraine, 1969) is a bilingual Russian-American poet and visual artist who moved to the United States in 1989. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a senior book designer at Sterling Publishing and a co-editor of Novaya Kozha, a Russian-language literary and arts magazine (New York – Moscow).

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Folk ensemble Sibirskaya Vechora makes its US debut

Message from CEC ArtsLink: В следующий вторник, 19-го октября приглашаем жителей Нью-Йорка и ближайших окрестностей на единственный концерт красноярского коллектива народной песни «Сибирская Вечора». В репертуаре ансамбля песни общерусского фольклора, а также композиции, записанные на территории Красноярского края. Музыканты исполняют их в сопровождении традиционных народных музыкальных инструментов ‑ баяна, гармони, балалайки, гуслей, жалейки, часто с использованием современных аранжировок.
«Сибирская Вечора» впервые в США. Но за неполные две недели пребывания здесь в рамках программы «Открытый мир» ансамбль уже принял участие в фольклорном фестивале в г. Ричмонд, дал два концерта в Вашингтоне, а в ближайший четверг выступит в Балтиморе.
Нью-йоркская аудитория сможет услышать музыкантов в клубе «DROM». Начало выступления в 19:00. Концерт бесплатный, но желающие должны заранее зарегистрироваться на сайте организаторов.

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Zhenya GavriLets Performance

The music of Pisces, featuring acrobatic jazz-inflected vocals of Zhenya Gavrilets, goes down a little smoother: some people will be inclined to hear a bit of Zemfira in her delivery while Western folk will surely note traces of Kate Bush and Sade.
Piano and violin performance.

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FILM: The Russian Concept: Reflections on Russian Nonconformist Art

A documentary film by Igor Sopronenko
Zimmerli Art Museum will present a film on its collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. This documentary, produced and directed by Igor Sopronenko, explores art that was created in resistance to the government-imposed style of Socialist Realism from the 1950s to the 1980s. The film tells the fascinating story of art collector Norton Dodge, who was on a quest to preserve forbidden forms of art which explored creative possibilities under a repressive regime.
Thanks to Mr. Dodge, the Zimmerli now holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Soviet underground art in the world. The film presents video interviews with some of the key underground artists who now live in the United States, including Vitaly Komar, Aleksander Kosolapov, Leonid Sokov, Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Oleg Vassiliev, Leonid Lamm and Victor Skersis. The film also features interviews with leading scholars and curators in the field, including Jane Sharp, Mary Nicholas, Gerald Janecek, Alla Rosenfeld and Andrei Erofeev.
The film will be followed by a roundtable discussion on nonconformist and contemporary Russian art, and issues of freedom and censorship. Among participants will be film director Igor Sopronenko, and artists Vitaly Komar and Victor Skersis. The discussion’s moderator is Jane Sharp, research curator of the Dodge Collection.
Outline of the event:
5:30 – 6:15     Reception
6:15 – 6:20     Introduction
6:20 – 7:20     Film screening
7:20 – 8:00     Roundtable discussion

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FILM: The Desert of Forbidden Art

A documentary film by Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev
How does art survive in a time of oppression? During Soviet rule, artists who stayed true to their vision were imprisoned or executed. Their plight inspired the Russian painter, archeologist and collector Igor Savitsky, who daringly rescued 40,000 artworks and created a museum in Uzbekistan’s desert – far from the watchful eyes of the KGB. The Nukus Museum of Art (officially known as The State Art Museum of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, named after I.V. Savitsky) has been described as “one of the most remarkable collections of 20th-century Russian art.” It is located in one of the world’s poorest regions, yet holds paintings that are worth millions today, including those by Russian avant-garde artists.
The Zimmerli Art Museum offers a screening of the film on the Nukus Museum of Art in conjunction with a visit by Savitsky’s successor and the museum’s current director, Marinika Babanazarova. After the film, the audience will have an opportunity to discuss the film with Ms. Babanazarova.
Amanda Pope is an Associate Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Pope received her B.A. from Wellesley College and has a 20-year background in writing, producing, directing and editing documentary, dramatic and advocacy programs. Amanda Pope’s award-winning documentaries include: Jackson Pollock Portrait; Stages: Houseman Directs Lear; and Cities for People, all aired on PBS.
Tchavdar Georgiev is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and holds an undergraduate degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has edited a number of award-winning fiction and non-fiction films as well as television programming for HBO, PBS, History Channel, National Geographic, Channel 1 Russia, and MTV Russia.
The Desert of Forbidden Art won the CINE Golden Eagle Award and Best Documentary at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and will be broadcast on PBS Independent Lens in 2011. A trailer for the film is available at
Outline of the event:
5:30 – 6:15pm     Reception
6:15 – 6:20pm     Introduction
6:20 – 7: 40pm    Film screening
7:40 – 8:00pm     Discussion

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Steps Theatre production "Unhappy Happiness"

Steps Theatre production “Unhappy Happiness”, based on Chekhov’s short story ” The Lady with the Dog”. From company’s Press Release:
Зачем дама с собачкой поет шлягеры 60-х?
«Договоримся: мы принимаем, как данность, спектакль, в котором Чехов перемешан со стриптизом, шлягеры 60-х годов с рок-н-роллом, а набережная Ялты с профсоюзным домом отдыха. Говорят, сейчас это называется «новым театром…», – так саркастически начинается статья Беллы Езерской, о спектакле театра STEPS «Несчастливое счастье», по мотивам рассказа А.П. Чехова «Дама с собачкой».
Действительно – режиссёр Слава Степнов и его актёры показали непривычного Чехова. Зачем дама с собачкой поет советские эстрадные песни – этот художественный прием, в спектакле вызвал бурю негодования у одной части зрителей и восторженный приём – у другой.
Американские критики называют театр Славы Степнова неожиданным. Режиссер не изменил себе. В спектакле «Несчастливое счастье» он смело играет со стилями, пространством и временем, но тем не менее, старая как мир, история о людях, которые не в силах решиться изменить свою судьбу, описанная классиком сто с лишним лет назад, в спектакле звучит ясно и правдиво.
В октябре, театр «STEPS» продолжает показ своего нового спектакля «Несчастливое счастье».
24 октября, 6 pm. – Shorefront YM-YWHA 
3300 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
28, 29 октября, 7:30 pm. – Philip Coltoff Center at Greenwich Village, 219 Sullivan Street, New York, NY
30 октября, 6pm. – Russian Club, 38-26 Berdan Avenue, Fair Lawn, NJ
Театр «STEPS» был основан в 1997 году, в Нью-Йорке, режиссёром Славой Степновым. Начиная с первого спектакля – чеховской «Чайки», компания работает с актёрами разных национальностей и театральных школ, играя спектакли на английском, русском, испанском языках. В репертуаре театра: пьесы Луиджи Пиранделло, Джорджа Байрона, Эдварда Олби, Александра Вампилова, Хулио Кортасара, Александра Пушкина и другие. Мэр Нью-Йорка Майкл Блумберг, в своём приветственном письме театру, отметил, что «STEPS» играет важную роль в культурной жизни и укреплении духа многонационального города Большого Яблока. Работы театра видели зрители Восточной Европы, Латинской Америки, Новой Зеландии.
В спектакле «Несчастливое счастье» заняты актёры: Роман Фрейд, Лиза Каймин, Инна Есилевская, Дарья Шабад, Мордехай Марголин, Маша Прусс, Михаил Погуляевский.
Автор инсценировки и режиссёр Слава Степнов.
Сценография: Виктор Пушкин (Москва, Россия). Костюмы: Мария Власова, Ольга Лысенко. Музыкальное оформление: Андрей Кузнецов.
Цена билета $ 25 (скидка для групп).

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Icons in Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism

Embodying the Holy: Icons in Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism
An upcoming exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City will examine intriguing correspondences and differences between Eastern Orthodox Christian icons and Tibetan Buddhist thangkas (paintings on cloth). Embodying the Holy: Icons in Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism sheds light on parallels between the Eastern Orthodox Christian and Tibetan Buddhist sacred traditions in function, subject matter, composition, and story telling strategies, pairing some 63 icons from important private collections and The Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Massachusetts, with 26 from the Rubin Museum of Art and other collections. A good number of works on view are canonic representations of Christian saints, teachers, and other archetypal figures. Specific to the Russian Orthodox Church is an image of Saint Nil of Stolbensk holding on to his crutches in order to remain upright and in prayer, and a c. 1750 painting of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius.
From October 8 to October 9, the Rubin Museum will host a two-day ICON Conference to coincide with the opening of Embodying the Holy. The conference will bring together leading experts on the power of religious symbolism, including a keynote discussion moderated by Kent dur Russell, Curator, Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton MA and workshops with University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, Annemarie Weyl Carr; Director, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore MD, Gary Vikan, Michael S. Flier, Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology at Harvard University, and others.

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Старинные Часы Soviet Disco Night

Ycrop presents: Старинные Часы Soviet Disco Night with DJ Spacedog & DJ Spinach. “Музыка нас связала, тайною нашей стала”.