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Fabiola Serra
University Lecturer/Dance Instructor, Central Washington University in Ellensburg
Joey Dance
wrestler , college in Blacksburg

PAST VOL 4

Salt Lake City @ The State Room
Feb 18, 2011

PAST VOL 12

Brighton @ The Basement (please note door sales only)
Jul 06, 2011

PAST VOL 4

Poitiers @ Maison de L'architectue - Poitou Charentes
Mar 19, 2013

PAST VOL 28

Wellington @ City Gallery Wellington
Aug 27, 2015

PAST PechaKucha x Urbanears x ADE

Amsterdam @ Urbanears Hideout
Oct 15, 2015

PAST PechaKucha x Urbanears x ADE

Amsterdam @ Urbanears Hideout
Oct 16, 2015

PAST PechaKucha x Urbanears x ADE

Amsterdam @ Urbanears Hideout
Oct 17, 2015

PAST VOL 19

Lausanne @ HESAV-Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud
Nov 07, 2015

PAST VOL 14

Birmingham @ Municipal Bank Building
May 18, 2016

Hong Kong

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Entertainment as Marketing

BY ANGELINA SAHLGREN SÖDER
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 18, 2012

Angelina Sahlgren Söder is a fantastic artist and entertainment consultant, and in her presentation she talks about entertainment as marketing, covering everything from a magnificent show on a truck for Volvo to her passion for dance, music and retro/vintage entertainment production.

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In Vogue

BY DANIELA MONTOYA
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Mixed-media artist Daniela Montoya conducted her master's thesis on the ballroom community dance known as "Vogue". Daniela's research work on this subculture revealed a unique heirarchy and kinship system including titles like "mother" and "sister" and she exounds upon the influence the vogue subculture has had upon pop culture.

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One-Sided Cocktail Talk

BY LISA LONG
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Lisa Long, a professor of dance at Western Kentucky University, discusses her likes, travels, and a variety of life lessons through her experiences in this "one-sided cocktail talk." 

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Living the Salsa Lifestyle

BY LINDA DOMENICHINI
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Salsa (not the dipping sauce, but the dance) is more than the moves you may see on shows like Dancing With The Stars. Linda Domenichini speaks about this community of salsa dance enthusiasts from all walks of life and stretches across the globe. Anyone can be a part of this community, even if you think you have two left feet!

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Williamsburg Arts District

BY MICHELLE DEWITT
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 20, 2014

The City of Williamsburg is quickly emerging as an arts destination, along with its two major draws of history and education (not to mention a nearby theme park). The economic development director for the city, Michele DeWitt, gives us all the W's of Williamsburg's newly created Arts District (except perhaps for who is NinjArt?).

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Dancing and Architecure

BY CARINA CESTARO
@ VOL 130 ON NOV 25, 2015

"We wanted to show that it really works, so we made a model and put a ALOT of water inside. It was more than expected but worked out really well"

Who says you can’t dance about architecture? Architect Carina Cestaro talks abouts her favorite student projects and her experiences as a ZUMBA dance fitness instructor.

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The Chicago House Sound

BY NEIL STEVENSON
@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

"The kick drum went through my chest, the bass line came up through the floor, the high hats and cymbals came fizzing from above ... when the smoke machine cleared, there were rich people, poor people, black, white, straight, gay ...and I thought, 'these are my people now, this is my music'."  

In The Chicago House Sound from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 36, IDEO's Neil Stevenson went on a quest to find the roots of House Music that, during its evolution from New York to Chicago and then in its momentum across Europe, he fell in love with. Here he shares that compelling quest and his love for Chicago House, its evolution, and the legacy of Frankie Knuckles.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, January 18th, 2016. 

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How I Understand the Work I Do (and myself) Better Because of My Little Sister

BY JESSICA CALDAS
@ VOL 28 ON FEB 21, 2016

Jessica Caldas is an aritist based here in Atlanta and one whose work stems from challenging subject matter such as domestic abuse and sexual violence. Over the last year+  Jessica's younger sister Shoshana has increasingly become on influence on Jessica's work through her openess, honesty, and challenging nautre. Jessica stood before strangers, some friends, and her sister to tell everyone of the special bond these two have and what the bond has meant for Jessica's art. 

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Roots of Rhythm

BY THOMAS OFLAHERTY
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 18, 2016

Thomas OFlaherty is a creative dancer, teacher and entrepreneur who will tell the story of his British Caribbean artistic expression and how it connects to the roots of dance and rhythm from the African diaspora.

Website | Facebook

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Where Dance, Music and Architecture meet

BY SARANJIT BIRDI
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 18, 2016

Saranjit Birdi is an architect and a dancer with a desire to find a synthesis between these practices. He’ll present his artistic journey so far from the underground jazz-fusion clubs of the 70s to his studio in Digbeth and how the creative spirit of Birmingham’s dancers has influenced him.

Website | Vimeo | YouTube

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Danny Choo

If you've lived in Tokyo long enough -- or spent time wading through the oceans of YouTube videos -- there's a good chance you've spotted Danny Choo roaming the streets. You may not recognize him by face though, and that's because when you have seen him he was in full Stormtrooper uniform. More than just a servant of the Empire, Danny has used the success gained from his costume outings -- resulting in not only YouTube fame, but international media coverage as well -- to help power his own web portal, which brings in over 2 million unique visitors a month, all eager to follow Danny's adventures in Japan, as well as his coverage of topics near and dear to the hearts of the otaku worldwide. Danny presented at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 60 -- and yes, he was in full costume.

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4 days countdown

The PKN Wellington Performance Arcade session is being held at an auspicious time: Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing, it's carnival time around the world and we've got a great lineup for Sunday night's session (8.30pm, Wellington Waterfront).   Featuring anything from  "A Concise History of New Zealand Race Relations in ...Abridged" to the Strike Percussion Music Director talking about the Batterie 100 schools project..."Passing on the Beat".   Special treats include our Surprise Presenters spot featuring 4 unsuspecting members of the audience stepping up to do a PKN presentation - plus a performance by Tim Whitta and some young people from Batterie 100 during the beer break.   Not to be missed - kia ora!

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4 days countdown

The PKN Wellington Performance Arcade session is being held at an auspicious time: Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing, it's carnival time around the world and we've got a great lineup for Sunday night's session (8.30pm, Wellington Waterfront).   Featuring anything from  "A Concise History of New Zealand Race Relations in ...Abridged" to the Strike Percussion Music Director talking about the Batterie 100 schools project..."Passing on the Beat".   Special treats include our Surprise Presenters spot featuring 4 unsuspecting members of the audience stepping up to do a PKN presentation - plus a performance by Tim Whitta and some young people from Batterie 100 during the beer break.   Not to be missed - kia ora!

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Dating by Design

Ayla Newhouse blends humour with practical advice and wisdom in "Dating by Design" today's edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Toronto Vol. 18); she applies the tools, strategies, methods, and ideas of some of history’s greatest designers to the often-challenging realm of human relationships. Dating by Design is her first self-published book that aims to help the reader navigate the complexities of modern love to improve the quality, health, and durability of their relationships. 

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B-BOYGER

The theme for next week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 106 -- our PechaKucha Global Night edition -- is "hidden heroes," and what better hidden heroes than superheroes! We even do one better by having dancing superheroes in the lineup, in the form of B-BOYGER. 「隠れたヒーロー」をテーマにした9月20日のPechaKucha Night 東京106にぜひお越し下さい。特撮ヒーロの衣装でダンスパフォーマンスをされるB-BOYGERさんが登場します。

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Dancing into Intellectual Property Law

In life, we often start in one place and end up in a completely different one. Have you ever found yourself in a place you'd never thought possible? Jeanine Rizzo began her life as a dancer, but soon pirouetted her way into a field of law that would allow her to protect the things she holds most dear: the arts. In "Dancing into Intellectual Property Law" from PKN Valletta Vol. 1, she speaks of trademarks, copyrights, patents, and more in reference to film, theater, and art. 

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The LongStory: an Online Dating Game for Youth

  "There's the question of whether young people want to learn from their teachers ... the answer is probably, 'No.'" Miriam Verburg is the producer of LongStory, one of the first LGBTQ friendly dating games made specifically for young people. In "The LongStory: an Online Dating Game for Youth" from PKN Toronto Vol. 29, she discusses why she decided to devote two years of her life to producing a dating game for kids and shows some of the interesting things she learned along the way about creating games about feelings. 

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Dance of the Horny, Hairy Arachnid

“I’m going to talk about how tarantulas talk about having sex.” Scientist and journalist Brendan Bane speaks on his life-long fascination with tarantulas. In “Dance of the Horny, Hairy Arachnid” from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 8, Brendan shows us how his passion for these furry eight-leggers has led him to study the secrets of their unique mating habits.

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Namie Osawa

As with previous years, we have a fantastic design-themed lineup for our special Tokyo Designers Week event (on Wednesday, October 29), and we'll be highlighting each presenter over the coming days. The Robot Restaurant has become quite a sensation for anyone visiting Tokyo, and we are very happy to welcome Namie Osawa as a presenter next week. Osawa-san is not just a dancer at the Robot Restaurant, she's also CEO of the company.ここ何年間で私たちのファンタスティックデザインテーマーとして知られて来た東京デザイナーズウィークイベント(10月29日 水曜日)に参加されるプレゼンターのハイライトを始めます。まずはとってもセンセーションなロボットレストランについて、Namie Osawaをプレゼンターとしてご招待。 Osawaさんはロボットレストランのダンサーだけでなく、CEOでもあるんです。

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Dale's Sketchbook

"I grabbed the book, turned it upside down, and suddenly it had totally different feel. This was my eureka moment." In Dale's Sketchbook from PechaKucha Night Williamsburg Vol 13, Dale Weiss shares how he was inspired by The Sketchbook Project, a creative endeavor started in Brooklyn, NY, that sends sketchbooks to individuals who fill them with their work, send them back, where they are archived in a traveling library of over 30,000 other sketchbooks. Weiss talks about the year-long creative journey of making his first official sketchbook. Here he shows off some selected pages and describes the process that sketchbook took him through.

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