Dorm Dance: H.E.R. | Created by Tiffany Rea-Fisher for UC San Diego

While we may not be able to get together quite yet, we can still unite through dance! “Dorm Dance” is the chance for students to learn a piece of choreography by esteemed professional choreographer, Tiffany Rea-Fisher from their dorm, home, backyard, or wherever they have been staying safe. Students will submit videos of themselves performing the piece which will be then be edited together in order to form UC San Diego’s very own virtual dance company—moving together even while apart! The final video will be live stream premiered to the community on May 27. No prior dance experience necessary, just be prepared to move and have fun!

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About Tiffany Rea-Fisher

TIFFANY REA-FISHER (Artistic Director, EMERGE125 formerly Elisa Monte Dance) subscribes to the servant leadership model and uses disruption through inclusion as a way to influence her company’s culture. In 2018 Tiffany was awarded a citation from the City of New York for her cultural contributions. She has extensive experience in choreographing and curating concert dance. As a choreographer, Tiffany has had the pleasure of creating numerous pieces for the company as well as being commissioned by Dance Theater of Harlem, Dallas Black Dance Theater, NYC Department of Transportation, Utah Repertory Theater, The National Gallery of Art in D.C., and having her work performed for the Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg. Her works have been seen on many stages including the Joyce, the Apollo, Joe’s Pub, Aaron Davis Hall, and New York Live Arts in New York City. As well as being EMD’s Artistic Director Tiffany is also the Co-Founder of Inception to Exhibition a non-profit that provides a holistic arts experience by supplying low cost, high-quality space to artists from a variety of disciplines. She was the first Dance Curator at the interdisciplinary arts organization The Tank where she now sits on their Board of Trustees. Bringing the best of modern dance directly to the public, she curates the Bryant Park Dance Summer Series providing free art access to thousands while exposing upcoming and established artists to a wider audience. Her professional affiliations include being the Vice President of the Stonewall Community Development Corporation, an Advisory Board member of Dance/NYC, COHI member of IABD, and a proud member of Women of Color of the Arts.

Somi: in the absence of things

Experience a screening preview of in the absence of things, an experimental short film written and performed by renowned jazz-vocalist Somi and directed by Mariona Lloreta.  Created during the COVID-19 pandemic, the work is a lyrical meditation on the profound sense of personal vacancy that a performer feels in the absence of live performance.  The film also aims to frame the disruption of otherwise quieted cultural spaces as a larger metaphor for the work most American arts institutions still need to do in service of Black storytelling.  Following the screening Somi and Mariona will discuss the conception and making of the film.

This film was originally commissioned by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at University of Illinois, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and ArtsEmerson Boston.

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Somi: Creative Process as Anthropological Witness

Using examples based on her life journey through Lagos, Dakar, Johannesburg, and New York City, Somi leads audiences through a retrospective survey of her recording career to date while offering insight into how personal story, people, and/or place can inspire deeper storytelling. Moderated by Professor Walton Muyumba of Indiana University.

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Rev. Sekou and the Freedom Fighters

“Rev. Sekou delivers the spiritual performance we need now.”—Paste Magazine

Noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and musician, Reverend Osagyefo Sekou was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in the rural Arkansas Delta. Rev. Sekou’s music is a unique combination of Arkansas Delta Blues, Memphis Soul 1970s funk, and Gospel. His single from his first album, “We Comin”—was named the new anthem for the modern Civil Rights movement by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In May 2017 he released In Times Like These, produced by the six-time Grammy-nominated North Mississippi Allstars. His latest release from 2019, When We Fight, We Win—Live from Memphis, features new music as well as songs from the first two albums.

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Blacktronika: Sound for Humanity

Blacktronika presents Sound for Humanity, a series of performances by six music creative artists, who were asked to think about sound, not only in its sonic definition (noun) but sound as an adjective (sound mind) and verb (sound the alarm), and how their choices will contribute in some way to humanity.

Performers include:
Maria Chavez, Experimental Turntablist
Lisa Vazquez, Soul improvisor
Stro Elliot, Rhythm scientist
Melz, Mood composer
Ari Melenciano, Sound artist
King Britt, Polymath producer

Blacktronika: Afrofuturism in Electronic Music is a UCSD course created by Assistant Teaching Professor King Britt, that shines a light on innovators of color who have contributed to the global advancement of electronic music.

“The idea behind Sound for Humanity is for each of us to create a message for humanity through our sonic palette and performance.  When thinking about the word, Sound, I felt  we could express sound as a noun (obvious), adjective (sound mind … safe and sound) and verb (sound the alarm) ….. keeping  these intentions in mind within our creative process. Each artist will stretch the boundaries of their personal sounds and process, expanding on sonic space.”—King Britt

April 28: Maria Chavez, King Britt, and Lisa Vazquez Tickets to April 28 > 
April 29: Stro Elliot, Ari Melenciano, and Melz Tickets to April 29 > 
Access to the entire festival > 

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Blacktronika: Sound for Humanity

Blacktronika presents Sound for Humanity, a series of performances by six music creative artists, who were asked to think about sound, not only in its sonic definition (noun) but sound as an adjective (sound mind) and verb (sound the alarm), and how their choices will contribute in some way to humanity.

Performers include:
Maria Chavez, Experimental Turntablist
Lisa Vazquez, Soul improvisor
Stro Elliot, Rhythm scientist
Melz, Mood composer
Ari Melenciano, Sound artist
King Britt, Polymath producer

Blacktronika: Afrofuturism in Electronic Music is a UCSD course created by Assistant Teaching Professor King Britt, that shines a light on innovators of color who have contributed to the global advancement of electronic music.

“The idea behind Sound for Humanity is for each of us to create a message for humanity through our sonic palette and performance.  When thinking about the word, Sound, I felt  we could express sound as a noun (obvious), adjective (sound mind … safe and sound) and verb (sound the alarm) ….. keeping  these intentions in mind within our creative process. Each artist will stretch the boundaries of their personal sounds and process, expanding on sonic space.”—King Britt

April 28: Maria Chavez, King Britt, and Lisa Vazquez Tickets to April 28 > 
April 29: Stro Elliot, Ari Melenciano, and Melz Tickets to April 29 > 
Access to the entire festival > 

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Ariel Quartet Beethoven Cycle ArtPower Exclusive Video Release

Distinguished by its virtuosic playing and impassioned interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has earned its glowing international reputation. Formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago, the Quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The Ariel serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the rigorous chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy touring schedule.

In honor of Beethoven’s sestercentennial in 2020, the Ariel Quartet will perform the complete Beethoven Cycle. This ArtPower exclusive video release includes six of the 16 Beethoven string quartets. The presentation of the complete Beethoven cycle concludes in 2021–22 season with a live performance by Ariel Quartet.

Video Release Schedule

Videos will be released at 10 am the day of the event and available for viewing for a week.

April 17: Quartet in A major, op. 18, no. 5 Buy Tickets >
April 24: Quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 1: Quartet in B-flat major, op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, op. 133 (original ending with Große Fuge, op.133) Buy Tickets >
May 8: Quartet in D major, op. 18, no. 3 Buy Tickets >
May 15: Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 22: Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131 Buy Tickets >

Get access to all six videos and save $10 > 

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Ariel Quartet Beethoven Cycle ArtPower Exclusive Video Release

Distinguished by its virtuosic playing and impassioned interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has earned its glowing international reputation. Formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago, the Quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The Ariel serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the rigorous chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy touring schedule.

In honor of Beethoven’s sestercentennial in 2020, the Ariel Quartet will perform the complete Beethoven Cycle. This ArtPower exclusive video release includes six of the 16 Beethoven string quartets. The presentation of the complete Beethoven cycle concludes in 2021–22 season with a live performance by Ariel Quartet.

Video Release Schedule

Videos will be released at 10 am the day of the event and available for viewing for a week.

April 17: Quartet in A major, op. 18, no. 5 Buy Tickets >
April 24: Quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 1: Quartet in B-flat major, op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, op. 133 (original ending with Große Fuge, op.133) Buy Tickets >
May 8: Quartet in D major, op. 18, no. 3 Buy Tickets >
May 15: Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 22: Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131 Buy Tickets >

Get access to all six videos and save $10 > 

SuperPOWERED Pricing

SuperPOWERED pricing is listed for all our virtual events. It’s the the average price you would’ve paid to see the event live. Thank you for being our superhero!

Ariel Quartet Beethoven Cycle ArtPower Exclusive Video Release

Distinguished by its virtuosic playing and impassioned interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has earned its glowing international reputation. Formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago, the Quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The Ariel serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the rigorous chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy touring schedule.

In honor of Beethoven’s sestercentennial in 2020, the Ariel Quartet will perform the complete Beethoven Cycle. This ArtPower exclusive video release includes six of the 16 Beethoven string quartets. The presentation of the complete Beethoven cycle concludes in 2021–22 season with a live performance by Ariel Quartet.

Video Release Schedule

Videos will be released at 10 am the day of the event and available for viewing for a week.

April 17: Quartet in A major, op. 18, no. 5 Buy Tickets >
April 24: Quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 1: Quartet in B-flat major, op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, op. 133 (original ending with Große Fuge, op.133) Buy Tickets >
May 8: Quartet in D major, op. 18, no. 3 Buy Tickets >
May 15: Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 22: Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131 Buy Tickets >

Get access to all six videos and save $10 > 

SuperPOWERED Pricing

SuperPOWERED pricing is listed for all our virtual events. It’s the the average price you would’ve paid to see the event live. Thank you for being our superhero!

Ariel Quartet Beethoven Cycle ArtPower Exclusive Video Release

Distinguished by its virtuosic playing and impassioned interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has earned its glowing international reputation. Formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago, the Quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The Ariel serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the rigorous chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy touring schedule.

In honor of Beethoven’s sestercentennial in 2020, the Ariel Quartet will perform the complete Beethoven Cycle. This ArtPower exclusive video release includes six of the 16 Beethoven string quartets. The presentation of the complete Beethoven cycle concludes in 2021–22 season with a live performance by Ariel Quartet.

Video Release Schedule

Videos will be released at 10 am the day of the event and available for viewing for a week.

April 17: Quartet in A major, op. 18, no. 5 Buy Tickets >
April 24: Quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 1: Quartet in B-flat major, op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, op. 133 (original ending with Große Fuge, op.133) Buy Tickets >
May 8: Quartet in D major, op. 18, no. 3 Buy Tickets >
May 15: Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 22: Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131 Buy Tickets >

Get access to all six videos and save $10 > 

SuperPOWERED Pricing

SuperPOWERED pricing is listed for all our virtual events. It’s the the average price you would’ve paid to see the event live. Thank you for being our superhero!