Speaking for Myself: Voices of the Arts in New York City (Enhanced DVD)
Performing artists in New York City discuss their jobs in this program. The eight artists include a poet, choreographer, musicians and actors, and they explain how they got started in their careers, their motivation, and why they chose to work in one of the most competitive cities in the world in terms of art. They have a diverse background in terms of age, their specialty, culture, and more, but they have the same dedication to their passion and are inspired by living in NYC. There are clips included of stage and street performances and the NYC art scene is portrayed in detail in this program. (75 minutes)
Segments in this video include:
Irma Sandrey (01:56) Sandrey enjoys performing in large Broadway theaters and works as an actress.
Class Exercise (02:06) Sandrey teaches a class on how to channel emotions in an exercise.
Pursuit of Ecstasy (02:13) - Samir Chatterjee started a career in music with the hope of attaining ecstasy.
New York Challenges Artists (02:00) Lin wants more foundations to help performance artists, as there are several for composers.
Carlos Fittante (01:39) Carlos Fittante came from an ambitious and academically intense home and initially wanted to be a physician. He became a dancer instead after participating in a high school production.
Baroque Dancing (02:38) Fittante takes up baroque dancing, one of the oldest forms of dancing using masks.
Renee Anne Louprette (02:14) Renee switched to the organ in college from the piano. She has introduced other people to the organ and inspired them.
Speaking for Myself: Voices of the Arts in New York City