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E-Newsletter / January 2010

Posted: Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 at 4:05 pm in E-Newsletters

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NEWSLETTER | JANUARY 2010

     

25TH ANNIVERSARY:
VOICES AND REFLECTIONS
PART 1 OF 12

Carla Perlo reflects on her long and fruitful association with NPN; she recalls sitting at an early meeting, nursing her infant son….now, 25 years later, both NPN and son are doing well. Read her reflection at npnweb.org. As co-founder of Dance Place in Washington DC, one of the 19 original NPN Partners, Carla says, “The NPN offers us support without judgment, an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues, a mechanism for investing in new work, a vehicle for sharing information and a streamlined approach to contracting and negotiating artists’ fees.”

Top: This photo was taken during Carla’s early years as a performer/presenter

 

ANNUAL MEETING IN KNOXVILLE,
DEC. 10-14, 2009
KICKS OFF NPN’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Three hundred artists, NPN/VAN Partners, colleagues and friends gathered for NPN’s 2009 Annual Meeting in Knoxville, featuring the usual recipe of insightful keynotes, provocative performances and discussions and the fellowship that the Meeting offers.

“This meeting was a big success,” says NPN meeting organizer Mimi Zarsky, but don’t take her word for it…read what others have to say in Zarsky’s overview of the meeting.

Top: Swing dancing during the closing reception at the 2009 Annual Meeting; photo by Mondo Bizarro

     

SPOTLIGHT ON NPN PARTNERS
ERIC BASS AND INES ZELLER BASS
OF SANDGLASS THEATER

The Governor of Vermont has selected Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass, founders of Sandglass Theater in the village of Putney, to receive Vermont’s highest honor in the arts, the Governor’s Award for Excellence. Sandglass has been an NPN Partner since 2007, and is recognized for their community residency work as well as for their world-renowned, award-winning puppetry. Eric and Ines will be celebrated in a ceremony at the Vermont State House on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 7 PM. The free public event will include a performance by Sandglass Theater and friends.

 

NALAC AND NPN PARTNER TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES FOR LATINO ARTISTS AND PRESENTERS

The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) and NPN announced a partnership to expand opportunities for Latino artists and presenters to tour performing artists’ work in the United States.

This effort, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, directs professional development opportunities and subsidy opportunities and provides scholarships for NALAC and NPN members to attend the NALAC 20th Anniversary National Conference and the NPN 2010 Annual Meeting.

 

Jennylin Duany in Cabaret Unkempt, photo by David Whitman

 

PASSINGS

Jennylin Duany, artist, organizer and treasured member of the NPN community died shortly after midnight on Sunday, January 17th, 2010.

Jennylin is survived by husband Ricardo Lastre, baby daughter Anelisse, sister Carmen and two nieces, Samantha and Gabriella, and of course many friends and artistic collaborators. Jennylin and Elizabeth Doud co-created Cabaret Unkempt, which received an NPN Creation Fund award, was featured at an Annual Meeting showcase and had begun to tour throughout the Network; Cabaret Unkempt toured through NPN’s Performing Americas program to Mujeres en las Artes in Honduras and Arte Teatro in El Salvador. Georgiana Pickett, Executive Director of 651 Arts, who worked with Jennilyn at Miami Dade College wrote in an email to friends and colleagues, “this is an unexpected death of someone who lived so brightly and with so much generous loving, creative energy. She will always inspire all of us to spend our lives doing only what we love.”

An education fund has been established for Anelisse Duany Lastre.
Please make checks payable to:
Anelisse
c/o Ricardo Lastre
910 Bay Drive #12
Miami Beach, FL 33141