Thomas Varvaro of Alvin Ailey II: Caught In The Act

We meet young Marine Park native Thomas Varvaro in rehearsal and hear about all the work it took to make it into the very competitive Alvin Ailey II dance troupe.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught In The Act: Art In Brooklyn. Original air date: 4/25/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

ON Megumi Akiyoshi: Caught In The Act

Flowers that bloom on the floor “a coffin for the living” a light-covered coat that’s worn in a room made of mylar, these are the work of ON Megumi Akiyoshi, a Japanese transplant to Bushwick.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught In The Act Episode 48. Original air date: 4/25/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Snarky Puppy: Caught In The Act

“Jazz-fusion-dance-funk” is how Snarky Puppy describes its mix of musical styles; we find the description fits during a recent rehearsal in Bushwick.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught In the Act, episode 48. Original air date: 4/25/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

The Irondale Center: Caught In The Act

At The Irondale Center, an ensemble constructs In Pursuit of Freedom — Color Between the Line, a form of spoken-word-and-song based on historical research, telling stories like those of free people of color tricked and abducted into slavery in pre-Civil War Brooklyn.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught In The Act, episode 48. Original air date: 4/25/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Tall Tall Trees: Caught In The Act

Tall Tall Trees is a Brooklyn-based band — self-described as combining “surf rock, indie folk, sentimental balladry, and afrobeat”– tells us how their second album was inspired by a group camping trip to Alaska.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught In The Act, episode 47. Original air date: 3/28/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Polish Hip-Hop: Caught In The Act

Polish Hip-Hop: At Club Europa in Greenpoint, we meet JRD, a rapper from Poland, and DJ GRAM-X, a promoter who wants to make the rap world aware of all the Eastern European hip-hop happening in NYC and around the country.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught In The Act, episode 47.http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Down the Rabbithole: Brooklyn Review

You can support artists in other ways besides just buying their work — try hiring one for your next move. Rabbit Movers, founded by Shawn Lyons in 2004, is staffed by artists who need extra cash, and its operations have grown to include a gallery, photography studio, and a suite of workspaces –that’s “Rabbithole.” Find out how Lyons (writer / yoga instructor / salmon fisher) went from living in a hole in San Francisco to a boat on the Gowanus, and now runs what might be the city’s best moving company.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Brooklyn Review, episode 47. Original air date: 3/28/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

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