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Mattie Do

Filmmaker in Vientiane

Ballet, Pulp Fantastic Genre Masquerading as High Art... (or How I Got my Husband to Appreciate Ballet)

PRESENTED ON JUN 02, 2016
IN VIENTIANE @ VOL 3

Mattie Do challenges the conception of ballet as high art and presents the horror film aspects of ballet. Mattie is a classically trained ballet dancer turned filmmaker living in Vientiane, Laos.

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A New Paradigm for Civic Engagement (Or, How I Got My Groove Back)

BY MELISSA WITHERS
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 16, 2010

Melissa gives us a great introduction, well OK a pitch, for Independent Diplomat - an newly formed organization which gives voices to countries which don't have voices that can heard. Melissa Withers
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PULP: Paper Art Party 2014

BY ROTEM YANIV
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

After last year's success, PULP: Paper Art Party has returned. Led by architect Rotem Yaniv, the fundraising event advocates for sustainable design. The event itself encompasses a live music show within a reclaimed materials art exhibit. All proceeds go towards raising funds to refurbish Street Haven at the Crossroads, a downtown emergency women's shelter. 

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Candee Noir: Genesis of a Character, Journey of a Short Film

BY KELLY SHIPE
@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

Kelly Shipe goes into depth on the journey of the production of the short film "Candee Noir", beginning with the creation of the film's main character and culminating with the premiere of the final edit in New York City.

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Ride Bikes, Make Things: How I Got to Do What I Love All Day

BY RHYS MAY
IN ATLANTA

Rhys May is living the dream making jewelry in her studio and bicycling. She won a state championship and is thankful to the bicycle community for supporting her studio practice.

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Psicoballet Monterrey

BY LUC√ćA DEL VALLE PENELLA
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 28, 2015

Lucía Penella nos presenta su hermoso proyecto inclusivo, donde a través del ballet, niños con capacidades diferentes han encontrado una increíble expresión artística. 

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So, What's The Pointe?

BY CHARLOTTE LIM
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 05, 2016

Charlotte Lim always wanted to become a dancer ever since she saw the beauty in ballet. It wasn't until she grew older and was more experienced in the dance scene that she realized how it was so much the same as life. Through the sweat, the tears and blood, she shares her knowledge and the similarities between life and the art of dancing.

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Prairie Grass Ballet

BY OWEN FRITTS
@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

Owen Fritts talks about the iterative process of developing a piece of public art for the Arts Center in Jamestown, North Dakota. The resulting sculpture is local in form and expresses meaning through movement, stewardship and material.

 

 

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Dance is the BEST

BY ERIK THURMOND
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Eric Thurmond is often asked what it means to be a dancer...to which he wonders if people understand what dance actually is. At PechaKucha Night NYC, he explains the four elements of dance, with some live demonstrations! 

Erik is a performer from Snellville, Georgia. He has danced all over the world and shown his work in Atlanta, New Orleans, Birmingham, Houston, Detroit and New York City. His work centers around ideas of obsession, control and desire.

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Pulp, Trash, Love!

BY ANDREW LEAVOLD
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 16, 2016

"It all started with a mad dream, and somehow I managed to get that out of the ether and onto the big screen. It's a kind of an alchemy and a magical process when you think about. Dreams can come true, even if they are horribly true."

In Pulp, Trash, Love! from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 19, we hear from Andrew Leavold, an unrepentant and voracious fan of the pulpier aspects of genre cinema. Documenting his hunt for the enigmatic two-foot-nine Filipino James Bond, Andrew has since toured the world with his feature length documentary The Search For Weng Weng (2013). A PhD candidate at Brisbane's Griffith University, Leavold's thesis is soon to be published as a book entitled "Bamboo Gods And Bionic Boys: A History Of Pulp Film-making In The Philippines”.  Now based in Maroochydore, Andrew Leavold owned and managed Brisbane's Trash Video, the largest cult video rental store in Australia, from 1995 to 2010. He is also a film-maker, published author, researcher, film festival curator, musician, TV presenter, and above all, pulp cinema devotee.