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E-Newsletter / August/September 2014

Posted: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 1:48 pm in E-Newsletters

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“…intention over time becomes character”

Abe Rybeck, NPN's incoming board chair

Last month’s issue featured a quick note from Abe Rybeck, NPN’s incoming board chair and founder and executive artistic director of The Theater Offensive in Boston. This month, we delve a little deeper into Abe’s long-term relationship with NPN in an interview with Kathie deNobriga, e-news editor.

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Money to Move!

Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes' 'Life is a Dream'

Life is a Dream, Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes, 2013-2014 Creative Exchange Project

NPN is pleased to announce the request for proposals for the Performing Americas Creative Exchange Program. Creative Exchange will fund residencies of 2-5 weeks at a Latin American, Caribbean or U.S. host site. Creative Exchange also supports travel abroad to meet with a potential host or artist to develop a future Creative Exchange residency or international cultural exchange project. Application deadline is September 15, 2014 for projects happening between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.

Please follow this link for full guidelines and application instructions. For the 2014-2015 grant cycle, NPN is working in partnership with the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
to provide matching funds for projects involving artists based in Miami Dade County or host sites located in Miami Dade County.  For more details, consult the program guidelines, or contact Elizabeth Doud at or 305.851.3342.

Nora Chipaumire Brings the Heat to Kyoto

Nora Chipaumire, photo by Antoine Tempe

In this hottest time of year in Kyoto, Japan Contemporary Dance Network (JCDN), NPN’s partner for the U.S./Japan Connection Project, is hard at work to make it even “hotter,” with the arrival of Nora Chipaumire, a New York-based choreographer originally from Zimbabwe. Nora will conduct a month-long residency project organized by JCDN, engaging in a series of discussions and workshops with Kyoto-based artists and the community, which will be incorporated into her new work, Portrait of Myself as My Father.  Nora’s Kyoto residency is the fruit of NPN’s Japan/U.S. Connection, based on three years of face-to-face discussions and endless streams of e-mail in both Japanese and English.

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Specific funding for the U.S./Japan Connection is provided by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Japan-United States Friendship Commission.

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