Viktoria Sorochinski

Viktoria Sorochinski is a Ukrainian-born artist who has lived and studied in Russia, Israel, and Canada prior to settling in New York City, where she has acquired her Masters of Fine Arts in 2008. Since 2001 she has been participating in various group and solo exhibitions and international photography festivals in Canada, USA, France, Italy, China and Georgia. She is also a finalist and winner of several international photography competitions and awards, among which are: Magenta Flash Forward, PDN Photo Annual, Voices Off Arles, IPA Award, ONWARD, Review Santa Fe, Descubrimientos PHE, BluePrint Fellowship, and many others. Her work is also widely published in internationally acclaimed magazines, among which are British Journal of Photography, EYEMAZING, NY Times, PDN, GUP, Le Monde, and many others, as well as in web portals worldwide.
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Garmoshka presents: Zak May Live & Solo

From the event invite:

This Holiday Season, there is a real reason to be jolly! Our favorite rythm, groove, and drive master is back on U.S. Soil! He is no “Дед Мороз”, but he only shows up once a year, with a big bag of tricks, and he always delivers! It doesn’t matter if you have been good or bad all year long, because I know that most of you have been waiting for this concert since last year’s show. Treat yourself right during the holidays, cancel your trips, put everything else on hold, and give yourself a real holiday gift – come to the show, and celebrate with us.

Zak May is certainly most closely associated with Russian Rock, but he is too multi-faceted to fit into the bounds of one genre. This is why he breathes a new kind of life into the covers he chooses to sing, which he picks from many genres and from all over the world. Zak masterfully combines drive, groove, and rhythm with beautiful lyrics and melodies. His charisma and powerful stage presence transform him into a shaman, a spiritual medium, connecting current and retro music of the world to the modern audience. Zak’s original songs are powerful, explicit, filled with humor, and style, and they are always directed at you. The honest and hard hitting lyrics state the kinds of things we want to say but don’t. And they are certainly like no other songs you’ve heard before.

You can experience this live for just $20 bucks, $15 if you hurry, and don’t miss the sale. If you haven’t yet seen Zak May live, don’t take anyone’s word for it, and don’t settle for the recordings, come to the show and see what I mean.

Supply of $15 tickets is limited, and available on a first-come first-serve basis (You can always pay $20 at the door). Note that an entry ticket to the show does not necessarily mean that you will have a place to sit. If you need to guarantee yourself sitting space please reserve a table directly with DownHouse lounge by calling 718-627-3200 OR 917-687-4774 (table minimum charges may apply, make sure to ask).

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Matvei Yankelevich and Eugene Ostashevsky

Matvei Yankelevich and Eugene Ostashevsky will talk about translating Daniil Kharms, Osip Mandelstam and other “unofficial” Russian writers of the 1930s, emphasizing the tremendous challenges posed by cultural difference to an enterprise that, at first glance, appears to be purely linguistic. They will also read their own critically acclaimed poetry, which, by making the American and the Russian poetic traditions engage in a complex dialogue, creates a polyphonic and playful English-language voice for the new generation of Russian Americans.

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Yury Rost

Message from Alla Roylance: Пару лет назад Юрий Рост уже был гостем “русских сезонов” в библиотеке. Мы не успели насладиться досыта, поэтому с радостью сообщаем, что в эту субботу будет еще одна встреча с фотографом, журналистом, прирожденным рассказчиком, путешественником, замечательным человеком. Приходите, будем рады.


Gleb Osatinski needs your vote!

“Pisces of an Unconscious Mind” is a psychological drama about journey between worlds of consciousness told through the languages of scenic imagery, poetry, and allegory”

Gleb Osatinski’s short film “Pisces of an Unconscious Mind” is competing in “Be Almost Famous” contest organized by a Rocket Hub. RocketHub offers artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, filmmakers, theatre producers, designers, and other Creatives the opportunity to work with a top publicist, Arien Rozelle. Arien has landed clients in The New York Times, Thrilllist, and Good Magazine. At the close of 2010, she was named one of New York’s Top PR agents.
Winner is selected by number of votes/likes. Read more information about the film, view trailer and vote here.


Gleb Osatinski

My name is Gleb Osatinski. I am the writer, director and producer of a short film called “Pisces of an Unconscious Mind”. I was born in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1971. In 1992 I graduated with master degree in physics from Kharkov Polytechnic University. In 1994 my family and I immigrated to USA, New York and settled in Brooklyn, where I presently live. In 2001 I graduated New York University with business degree in finance and computer science. After the graduation up until 2010 I worked on Wall Street. In 2010 I left Wall Street and wrote my first script, which I directed and produced in September 2011.

“Pisces of an Unconscious Mind” Trailer from gleb osatinski on Vimeo.

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Distanced From The Source group exhibit

When the USSR collapsed and millions of former Soviet citizens became immigrants, those who were at a formative age range at the time had a unique set of experiences that were shared by neither their parents, nor those who came after them. Weened very suddenly from the stability of their homeland’s culture and language at a time when they were too young to coherently express their particular experiences, the artists among them have developed a vision unlike any other.
Twenty years later, the last Soviet children living in diaspora are a universal presence, and an under-studied phenomenon. Whatever degree of abstraction defines their thinking, self-identification, and work, it is all in one sense or another the self-portraiture of individuals seeking for themselves in a great existential sea of sweeping change, absorbing and expressing the psychology of otherness as a fundamental part of their identity, and attempting to find a context for themselves.
Distanced From the Source is a group show of 5 artists who were born and partially raised in the Soviet Union, and who have lived in diaspora for roughly the last 20 years. Their work explores the themes of otherness-as-identity through the mediums of photography, painting, video installation, and recorded oral history.

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Christmas with Dodo Orchestra

Facebook event description:
Dear all,
Most of you who’s attended DODO Concert in TACT Studio remember what a Fantastic event it was! The spirit of the event was phenomenal, the energy of DODO Orchestra swept away everyone who was there into the world of music, joy and fun! It was spectacular!!! After playing at the different NY venues, DODO is back at TACT Studio with a NEW PROGRAM to celebrate Christmas with you!!!!
Let’s do it again!
Here is the info of the event:
10pm-jam session
tickets at the door $25, alcohol included
This time the format of the event will be different (party like) : more space for you to dance as well as for guests-artists to participate in the performance.
DODO ORCHESTRA is a unique retro-world-jazz quintet that has enchanted audiences with their vivacious energy and a refined repertoire. This NYC-based miniature orchestra is composed of young and talented musicians of the new generation who are everything that is New York — sophistication, cosmopolitanism and the never-ending party. Inspired by beats and sounds from all over the world and moved by the timeless appeal of the bygone era, DODO embarks upon crossing times and places, performing with effortless originality gems of the French, German, Italian and Russian retro. With bold flair they fuse tango and samba, swing and chanson, balkanica and reggae, creating a delicious urban cocktail.
MARIA SOKOLOVSKY (vocals) is a true powerhouse who can move listeners with her sultry exciting voice and her explosive energy, tastefully combining it with the sensibility and skills of an old-fashioned artist. She is a classically trained opera singer and a graduate of Mannes College of Music.
LEONID GELMAN (piano, guitar, sax, vocals) is a graduate of the Thelma Yellin School of Arts in Israel. He does most of the arrangements for the group. Leo’s style encompasses elements of jazz, classical and Russian folk music. It is filled with lyrical strength, warmth and vibrant spontaneity.
DMITRY SOKOLOVSKY (button accordion) is a graduate of Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow, where he initially studied classical and folk music, later expanding towards jazz and world music. Dmitry is recognized for his incredible solos, most of which are improvised on the spot.
DMITRY ISHENKO (bass) is a graduate of Berkeley College and the New England Conservatory of Music. He can often be spotted at the top-notch Jazz venues of New York City. A very accomplished Jazz bassist, Dmitry is highly praised for his deep velvet sound and his unmatched rhythm, tone and articulation.
BORIS ZELDIN (percussions) is a musician-extraordinaire. His style has no boundaries; blending ancient African beats with edgy Nuevo tango rhythms, and doing so with ease, vigor and great panache.
Guest Artist : ERNESTO VILLALOBOS (violin and ukulele)

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"Novyj Zhurnal" literary awards

Редакция «Нового Журнала» приглашает на церемонию торжественного вручения литературной премии имени Марка Алданова по итогам конкурса 2011 года на лучшую повесть Русского Зарубежья.
Литературная Премия им. Марка Алданова посвящена памяти Марка Алданова (1886-1957), выдающегося писателя русской эмиграции, одного из основателей «Нового Журнала».
Премия утверждена во имя сохранения и развития традиций русской дитературы в контексте мировой культуры и призвана поддержать писателей русскоязычной диаспоры, живущих в рассеянии по всему миру. Премия присуждается прозаикам, создающим свои произведения на русском языке и живущим вне Российской Федерации.
Лауреатами Литературной премии им. Марка Алданова признаны:
Ирина Колесникова, Украина, – «Ванькино поле»
Борис Роланд, Белорусия, – «Предел»
Вадим Чирков, США, – «Гордиев узел»
Решением общественного жюри лучшей повестью года признана повесть «Предел» (Борис Роланд, Белорусия)
На церемонии награждения будут авторы-победители – Борис Роланд и Вадим Чирков.


Let My People Go exhibit

This exhibition tells the story of Jews in the former Soviet Union who wanted to emigrate but were denied permission to leave. Visitors will learn about their efforts to maintain a Jewish identity and community life, their struggles with Soviet authorities, and the support the movement generated worldwide.

This traveling exhibition is organized and circulated by the State of Israel–Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs and Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv.

It is part of the original exhibition Jews of Struggle: The Jewish National Movement in the USSR, 1967–1989, curated by Beit Hatfutsot in 2007. It was initiated by the Remember and Save Association and its director Aba Taratuta.

The exhibition has been adapted for American audiences in cooperation with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

Museum Admission
$12 adults
$10 seniors 65 and up
$7 students
Children 12 and under are admitted for free.
Members are admitted for free.

Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday 10 A.M. – 5:45 P.M.
Wednesday 10 A.M. – 8 P.M.
Friday 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. (Daylight Saving Time)
Friday & eve of Jewish holidays 10 A.M. – 3 P.M.
(Eastern Standard Time)

Closed Saturdays, Jewish holidays, and Thanksgiving.

Last admission to the Museum is 30 minutes prior to closing time.

Holiday Closures
The Museum will be closed for Thanksgiving and all major Jewish holidays, including:

Rosh Hashanah – Thursday, September 29
Rosh Hashanah – Friday, September 30
Yom Kippur Eve – Friday, October 7 (Early Closing 3 p.m.)
Sukkot – Thursday, October 13
Sukkot – Friday, October 14
Shemini Atzeret – Thursday, October 20
Simchat Torah – Friday, October 21
Passover Eve – Friday, April 6 (Early Closing 3 p.m.)
Passover (2nd Day) – Sunday, April 8
Passover (7th Day) – Friday, April 13
Shavuot ( 1st Day) – Sunday, May 27
Shavuot (2nd Day) – Monday, May 28