TEDxGowanus is an event featuring TED-style talks inspired by the unique ideas, stories and arts that have incubated in or are related to the Gowanus area. This event will involve a cross section of attendees and speakers, from original Gowanus residents and business owners to recent entrepreneurs, developers, and thinkers. The TEDxGowanus agenda will include a full spectrum of topics: from performances and presentations by local artists to stories and ideas that explore the neighborhood's history, industry, ecology, and evolution.
During breaks, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with an exhibit area featuring displays and booths by local businesses, speakers' projects, and artists of Gowanus.
Brooklyn Looks East is a collaborative community based event that will bring together different artists that have connections to Brooklyn and India/Pakistan. All the work has a resonance to India, most drawing from classical roots and presented in a contemporary context.
Brooklyn Looks East aims to provide a platform for artists working from a common theme to share their work, promote awareness and build cross cultural communications and future collaborations.
This is an evening festival celebrating the sights, sounds and tastes of the East and includes live music, dance, visual art and food.
The programme includes performances by Parul Shah Dance Company (US),Delhi Dance Theater (US/India), Jules Bakshi (US) and Swati Mohan (India). Music from The Bell Cycle (US), and Brooklyn Raga Massive (US/India) and Visual Art from Margret Seema Takyar (US/India) and Andrea Clinton (US).
The festival is co-produced by Delhi Dance Theater and The Brooklyn Raga Massive. Delhi Dance Theater is a non for profit company that splits its time between Brooklyn and Delhi, producing collaborative performances with Indian classical and contemporary artists and teaching classes and workshops in contemporary dance. www.delhidancetheater.com. The Brooklyn raga Massive is a cooperative alliance between several Indian Classical Musicians in the Brooklyn, NYC area. The Massive is dedicated to presenting and representing Indian Classical Music in all its diversity of today. www.brooklynragamassive.wordpress.com