Get to know the members of Urban Bush Women! This month on our blog, we’ll be highlighting dancers, performers, and contributors who are part of the award-winning dance company’s Hair & Other Stories. First up is Chanon Judson-Johnson, Associate Artistic Director of Urban Bush Women.
Learn more about the 22 founding members of Future Historical Society (FHS), a multi-generational team of artists, activists, educators, and community members who represent a diverse range of connections to the neighborhood of Fort Greene. Led by artist Yazmany Arboledaand the Community Engagement team at BRIC.
Meet the 12 artists who are recipients of the2019 Media Art Fellowship, which makes BRIC's Media Education courses, facilities, and resources available to professional Brooklyn-affiliated visual artists at no charge. The Fellowship is awarded to artists who have a strong desire to explore multimedia as a distinct medium or as part of an interdisciplinary approach to art-making, providing the technical skills to enact a creative vision.
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival staff reminisce about their favorite shows from the 2018 season, ranging from Aimee Mann to Gary Clark Jr. to Antibalas and everyone in between. Is your favorite on the list?
We talked with Shaina Feinber, the creator, writer and director of the BRIC TV original series Dinette about her creative process, the importance of female and non-bianry representation and more. Stream Season One of Dinetteright here.
Last August, BRIC celebrated the summer with the local community at the WE ARE BROOKLYN Block Party, presented by the Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC) and Artist-in-Residence Najee Omar. Alongside artists, local partners, and performers, the ICAC invited Community Heroes, a community-based public art project that celebrates the everyday heroes in our neighborhoods, to join the party. The project, a series of large-scale portraits and biographies of the heroes, is now on view in Fort Greene Park and Commodore Barry Park. Below, Community Heroes founder Jasmin Chang talks about her experience working with individuals and organizations around Fort Greene.
Last week, we announced the full schedule for BRIC House Sessions, a weekly music series that takes place Thursdays at BRIC House in the spring. With these shows, the spirit of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is alive in our Fort Greene headquarters as we present world-class concerts with internationally-renowned artists.
While we always work to bring the Bandshell vibes to BRIC House, this year we’re excited to bring some actual Celebrate Brooklyn alums to our Ballroom stage.
On Monday, December 3, 2018, BRIC will hold a screening of work by the 12 BRIC Media Arts Fellows. The screening is a culmination of the year-long fellowship opportunity, which provides visual artists with the skills and resources needed to incorporate multimedia to their artistic practice, via BRIC's Media Education classes and facilities. The work presented provides a glimpse into how these artists have used media in their art. We asked a few of the 2018 Fellows to share their thoughts on the experience and impact the fellowship had on their work.
Dancer and choreographer Janeill Cooper grew up dancing her way around New York City—and she has recently ended up at BRIC House as part of our BRIClab residency program with after the credits (work-in-progress). In this Q&A, we talk to Janeill about her choreographic inspiration, the importance of highlighting artists of color, and how NYC has influenced her work.