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E-Newsletter / August 2007

Posted: Sunday, August 26th, 2007 at 5:24 pm in E-Newsletters

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National Performance Network (NPN) e-Update | August 2007 | Connecting artists with progressive presenters, arts organizations, and communities across the country.


In this Issue

Donor Spotlight
Show Yourself!
Saturday LIVE!




The National Performance Network (NPN) has received generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, Altria Group, Inc., Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Baton Rouge Area Foundation – Higher Ground Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Arts Council of New Orleans, Iowa Arts Council, Brian J. Worley Fund for the Performing Arts, Altorfer, Inc. Fund, Leveraging Investments in Creativity, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs, and WESTAF.

August 2007

Donor Spotlight
Donor Spotlight

We are honored to acknowledge a gift from The Moore Family Fund for the Arts of The Minneapolis Foundation. The Moore Family Fund for the Arts supports experimental work by multidiscipline and ensemble-based artists. The Fund’s priorities include new performance, dance, circus, puppetry, theatre, and the visual arts in the Twin Cities, New York, and elsewhere. Thanks so much to David Moore, Jr. and the David & Katherine Moore Family Foundation for this donation to general operating support.

Many thanks to the Center for Community Arts Partnerships, an outreach program of Columbia College Chicago, that recently recognized NPN’s contributions to the field with a matching gift donation. Founded on a mission to link the academic departments of the college with diverse communities throughout the city, CCAP brings the concepts of community-based learning, arts-integrated curricula, and reciprocal partnerships into the spotlight. It unites artists, educators, students, corporations, schools and community-based organizations to form meaningful, sustainable partnerships in the arts.

For a complete list of contributors please visit And if you would like to join these supporters of contemporary performance work please click Donate Now to be linked to Ground Springs’ secure site. It’s a safe and easy way to give to the National Performance Network.

Show Yourself!
Show Yourself!

The National Performance Network is currently assembling this year’s NPN Directory, and we are looking for a few good photos. If you have images you would like included in the 2008 NPN Directory, please submit them using the online form by Monday, October 1, 2007.

If after reviewing the submission requirements online you have any questions please contact NPN Designer Bryan Jeffrey Graham directly at or 504.595.8008 ext 310. Thank you for helping make the Directory a living, breathing resource for everyone associated with NPN!

We may not be able to use all submitted photos in this year’s Directory, based on space and design needs. All submitted photos will remain on file for possible future use in NPN publications or on the NPN website. By submitting photos you are providing NPN full permission to use photos in any and all internal and external marketing efforts and publications.

Saturday LIVE!
Saturday LIVE!

This year’s Annual Meeting will include an all-day performance festival, Saturday 12/8/07, with the evening free to explore New Orleans. Here’s your sneak peek of the artists invited to perform:

Jennylin Duany, FL: Cabaret Unkempt
An irreverent and satirical memory piece exploring a world obsessed with body image.

Guillermo Gomez Pena, CA: Mapa-Corpo 2
Interactive rituals for the new millennium using acupuncture and post-9/11 “body politic.”

Miguel Gutierrez, NY: Retrospective Exhibitionist and Difficult Bodies
A dizzying look at the merciless unraveling of time and its impact on live performance and the life on the stage.

Step Africa, DC: Nxt Step
An infectious display of one of the most dazzling dance forms to evolve in the twentieth century.

Keo Wolford, HI: I Land
A hilarious and defiant story of one man’s quest for the meaning of heritage in the post-modern world.