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Another exclusive interview sneak peek, but this time it’s with 651 Arts’ Former Managing Director Anna Glass Coquillot!!

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Exclusive sneak peek of the interview with Dianne McIntyre 👀✨

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Ava interviewing Dianne McIntyre on her phenomenal dance career 👯 #Dance

Ava interviewing Dianne McIntyre on her phenomenal dance career 👯 #Dance

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Repost from @651arts! Interview with Sonia, choreographer of Companhia Urbana de Danca, by NMAF students. We saw a great performance tonight and did a great interview. What can I say? It’s all in a days work😉

Repost from @651arts! Interview with Sonia, choreographer of Companhia Urbana de Danca, by NMAF students. We saw a great performance tonight and did a great interview. What can I say? It’s all in a days work😉

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Executive Director of 651 Arts, Shay Wafer, is doing a great job of stalling while Diane McIntyre makes her way to the Mark Morris Dance Studio ☺️ #Excited #Happy25th651Arts #Live&Outspoken

Executive Director of 651 Arts, Shay Wafer, is doing a great job of stalling while Diane McIntyre makes her way to the Mark Morris Dance Studio ☺️ #Excited #Happy25th651Arts #Live&Outspoken

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Ready for a great interview 😊

Ready for a great interview 😊

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NMAF student, Calvin, showing off his shooting skills 🎥🎥🎥

NMAF student, Calvin, showing off his shooting skills 🎥🎥🎥

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NMAF students taking a break from interviewing to pose for a picture! #AllSmilesOverHere 😊

NMAF students taking a break from interviewing to pose for a picture! #AllSmilesOverHere 😊

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Interview: Ping Chong

Video by Jasmine Zayas

On Wednesday, the 27th of February, Ping Chong was being interviewed on a reflection of his admirable projects and his views on his experiences. Ping Chong is an international theatre director, playwright, video and installation artist who came to United States from a young age as a Chinese immigrant. He later became a successful and inspiring individual who look deeper in people’s cultural backgrounds and portray those ideas in his plays such as “Undesirable Elements.” We interviewed Ping Chong to talk to him about his experiences and thoughts on his most recent productions, Brooklyn ‘63 and Undesirable Elements.

-Sabrina Hamilton

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Interview: Talvin Wilkes

Video by Vandesha Walker

On the 29th of January,the New Media & Arts fellows carried out on an intriguing journey into the minds of 1963. Having the opportunity to work with Mr. Ping Chong and Talvin Wilkes, fellows got to understand these visionaries’ reasoning for creating a piece that highlighted events from 50 years ago.

 
Unlike last year’s semester when the New Arts and Media focused their interest on current and newer forms of art, the trajectory of this semester is dedicated to the era of the Civil Rights Movement. To begin the process we interviewed co-director and  dramaturg, Talvin Wilkes. Along with Ping-Chong, Talvin Wilkes work on a production called Undesirable Elements. Undesirable Elements is an ongoing series based on the lives of local people within the community that have been impacted by the 1963 Civil Rights Movement. Events such as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, The March on Washington, the Bombing at 16th St. Baptist Church that killed four girls, and many more are milestones that have been drastically life changing. Listening to Talvin Wilkes story of his perception of 1963 made me realize that everybody has a story to tell. It was interesting and intriguing to hear his thoughts about what this era meant to him and to also hear his vision. Ping Chong and Talvin are of different ages and to have them both collaborate together on this piece shows that these events have left permanent scars.
 
-Jamelia Thompson