SITI Conservatory Spotlight: Juan Diego Bonilla Ibañez

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Each week, SITI spotlights one of our Conservatory artists. This week, we’re happy to highlight the work of Juan Diego Bonilla Ibañez.

SITI Conservatory Spotlight: Manuela Ferreira

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Each week, SITI Company spotlights one of our Conservatory artists. This week, we are happy to highlight the work of Manuela Ferreira.

SITI Conservatory Spotlight: Sarah McEneaney

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This week, we’re happy to spotlight the work of Conservatory artist Sarah McEneaney. 

Speaking of her work in the Conservatory, Sarah said, “Collaborating with wildly different people is a great, great thing I’m learning. I’m still learning. I don’t think I’ll ever stop learning how to collaborate.”

In Praise of Doubt

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The political cataclysm that recently landed upon our collective heads is a dangerous call to attention but also an opportunity. We are currently facing a crisis in the guise of a future that may be considerably more hazardous than we can currently imagine. But imagination is exactly what is required. The crisis provides a unique occasion for us to re-evaluate our assumptions, adjust and engage in new ways. John F.

SITI Conservatory Spotlight: Sabrina Sng

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The Conservatory artists have just taken off for their winter break after ten weeks of training. But before she left the studio, Conservatory artist Sabrina Sng sat down to talk with SITI’s Education Manager, Megan Hanley.

Speaking of a part of her creative life that she’s proud of, Sabrina said, “I had a friend who said, ‘You’re always hiding. You’re always at a corner, or you’re behind people.’ And he said, ‘I want to see you.’ And I looked at the independent project and I was like, you know what? Maybe let’s try to do something on my own.”

SITI Conservatory Spotlight: Gabriela Barretto

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Throughout the 2016-2017 Conservatory year, SITI is spotlighting the work of each of our Conservatory members. Today, we spotlight Gabi Barretto. 

 

What is your name, and where in the world are you from?

My name is Gabriela Barretto and I am from São Paulo, Brasil.

SITI Conservatory Spotlight: Andrea Ang

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We’ve reached week 8 of the Conservatory. This week we spotlight Andrea Ang, who speaks about becoming a theater maker. 

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Disturbed Balance

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Every autumn I arrange two museum visits with my first-year Columbia MFA directing students. On November 9th we were scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Museum of Modern Art on 54th street in Manhattan. But on November 9th the world into which I woke felt decidedly different. Actually, I did not really wake up into that day because I had not slept at all. Two hours before Hillary Clinton’s lead began its long descent, I began to feel catatonic. I sensed that something distressing was on the horizon.

SITI Conservatory Spotlight: Aston Hollins McClanahan

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Each week during our 2016-2017 Conservatory year, SITI is highlighting the work of one member of our Conservatory ensemble. This week, we feature Aston Hollins McClanahan.

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November 9th 2016

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The daily commute to the SITI office this morning was greyer than usual and it wasn’t just the overcast sky or that New Yorkers have donned their seasonal black and grey ensembles.  No it was so much more than that. The city was tinged with sleeplessness, disappointment, grief, fear, disbelief, and for some ambivalence.  There are those who didn’t dare to hope because they’ve seen enough of the world to expect disappointment, but I wasn’t one of them.  I know I wasn’t alone in that. 

I am at my core a planner, an action orientated person who searches for solutions.  This is one reason why I work in arts administration; to help order creative chaos in a way that allows it to flourish. So as I sit at my desk this morning the questions that run through my mind are: what can we do now?  How can we be better advocates for the issues we find important?  How can we as a field amplify the voices and the stories that simply cannot go unheard over the next four years? Can theater and the performing arts help to heal the cavernous divide in this country and illuminate common ground?   I’m not the only one asking these questions and I certainly do not have all the answers.  But there are a few things that I feel strongly about at the moment.

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