CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

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EVENTS

     

    1.   Progress Theatre's "PEACHES" - Friday, February 23, 2007, 8:00pm


    Sponsored Performance for the International Symposium on the Arts in Society

    Location: Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan, NY

    Tickets: US$10.00 for Arts Symposium Attendees

    Hailed by NYC Show Business Weekly as "astonishly vivid," Progress Theatre is a nationally acclaimed touring ensemble founded by NYU Alumni committed to using art as activism to encourage social consciousness, cross-community dialogue and cultural awareness. This ensemble of multi-disciplined performers produces bold, moving theatre engaging topics from African American culture to Muslim American identity, from HIV/ AIDS to race and gender relations, from academia to pop-culture and more to explore the social concerns of today's young adult generation. PEACHES, their signature, break-out piece is the sponsored entertainment event of the International Symposium on the Arts in Society.

    Inspired in part by Nina Simone's classic song, "Four Women," PEACHES spans time from slavery to present-day American society, confronting long-standing stereotypes of African American female identity through a series of lively, thought-provoking, moving and, at times, humorous vignettes. Alluding to academic and popular discourse on race in America, PEACHES features an unforgettable musical score ranging from Negro Spirituals to blues to R&B; while blending poetic essay, social commentary, traditional and nontraditional theatre into a piece that presents a rich, complicated portrait of Black female experiences in contemporary America.

    BOOKINGS: To receive the US$10 conference discount on tickets...

    OPTION 1.   Email: tickets@progresstheatre.com using code PTNYC in the subject line to reserve $10 for pick up at the theatre box office.

    OPTION 2.   A sign-up sheet will also be available at the conference Friday 23rd February until 4:30pm for discounted tickets to pick up at Box Office.

    - All delegates must show symposium ID to pick up discounted tickets.

    For more information on Progress Theatre and "PEACHES," visit www.ProgressTheatre.com


     

    2.   GREY ART GALLERY TOUR - Friday, February 23, 2007, 4:30-6:00pm

    NYU Grey Art Gallery tour of "Semina Culture"


     

    3.   SYMPOSIUM RECEPTION - Saturday, February 24, 2007, 6:00-8:00pm

    Arts Symposium Reception at 'Art in General', 79 Walker Street, New York, NY


     

    4.   ARMORY SHOW - February 23 - February 26, 2007
    www.thearmoryshow.com

    The Arts Symposium will be offering special discounted group rates to our delegates to attend the Armory Show International Art Fair, Feb. 23 - Feb. 26

    Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Symposium Registration Desk on a "first come" basis. Only a limited number of tickets are available at the group rate.