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    • Then She Fell: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 10.02.12
      10/2/12
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      Like Alice tracking the White Rabbit through Wonderland, the audience will wander in and out of the rooms and corridors of what was once a wing of the former Greenpoint Hospital. It’s Third Rail Projects’ immersive version of “Alice in Wonderland,” and we’re there to watch them rehearse. For more information about Third Rail Projects, visit From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 53. Original air date: 10/26/2012.moreless
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      The Canary Project & the Gowanus: The Gowanus Canal could be a local flashpoint for climate change, especially when it comes to flooding. It’s the subject of a field study for the Canary Project, which explores the intersection of art and the environment. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 43. Original air date: 11/23/2011.moreless
    • Jason Krugman: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 02.27.12
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      Light is crucial to all sorts of artwork (think of painting and the theater) but few artists make it their primary medium. In his DUMBO studio, Krugman creates “modular electro-spatial designs” – think large-scale, light-filled public environments, plus objects like a chandelier made of thousands of LED bulbs. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 46. Original air date: 2/17/2012.moreless
    • Michael Bates: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 01.05.12
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      Michael Bates: At Ibeam, in Gowanus, this bassist and composer rehearses with a progressive jazz group. Downbeat Magazine says of Bates's music, "Sometimes multiple melodies dance about like characters in a Dr. Suess cartoon...." From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 44. Original air date: 12/28/2011.
    • Bed-Stuy Fish Fry: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 11.01.11
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      Acoustic jazz and Bed-Stuy once went hand in hand, but you can still hear the real thing on a Fish Fry Friday, presented by Brownstone JAZZ and hosted by Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 42. Original air date: 10/26/2011.
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 53
      Season 2012 - Episode 09.28.12
      9/28/12
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      Original air date: 9/26/2012 Brooklyn Go! was Brooklyn Museum's borough-wide open house that drew an estimated 18,000 visitors to the studios, living rooms, galleries, and garages of more than 1700 artists in 44 neighborhoods. Then She Fell is Third Rail Project’s immersive version of “Alice in Wonderland,” and we’re there to watch them rehearse. Ilusha Tsinadze is a guitarist trained in jazz and living in Brooklyn, explores his folk roots from his native Georgia, Tbilisi. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Textile Arts Center: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 12.01.11
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      Fabric is all at this beehive of textile art and activity, where they offer classes, exhibits, and an artist-in-residence program. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 43. Original air date: 11/23/2011.
    • Did you know that NYC has a Youth Poet Laureate – and he’s from Bed-Stuy? Ish Islam is a 20-year-old college student, emcee, graphic artist, and filmmaker, but he already has that city-wide title, and his first book of poetry comes out next fall. We go up on his roof to hear him read from his work, which seeks to connect the disparate elements of the borough and also urges his peers to get involved and vote. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 49. Original air date: 5/23/2012.moreless
    • Eli Smith: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 05.27.11
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      Eli Smith: Is folk music back? Sure is, especially at the Jalopy Theatre, where Carroll Gardens jams with Red Hook -- and where this master of many stringed instruments performs and teaches. To showcase a new crop of folkies, Smith also created the Brooklyn Folk Festival, coming in June.From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 38. ;Original air date: 5/25/2011.moreless
    • Andrew Mancilla: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 08.01.11
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      Andrew Mancilla: Inside a recording session with Andrew Mancilla, a talented singer-songwriter by night -- but by day, a young attorney! From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 40. Original air date: 7/27/2011.
    • 30 Years of Contemporary Art: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 10.05.11
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      Artists in Brooklyn are now as common as, what, bagels? It wasn’t always that way. BRIC’s Rotunda Gallery, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has played a big part in the extraordinary growth of contemporary art in Brooklyn. We visit some artists’ studios and hear how the art scene crossed the river and then simply exploded. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 41. Original air date: 9/29/2011.moreless
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 40
      Season 2011 - Episode 08.02.11
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      Original air date: 7/27/2011 Drum Circle: How many times, as you’ve biked or jogged around Prospect Park on a Sunday, have you passed all those drummers lost in what sounds like a polyrhythmic paradise? Find out who they are and what drives them to drum… Andrew Mancilla: Inside a recording session with Andrew Mancilla, a talented singer-songwriter by night — but by day, a young attorney! Two Painters, One Canvas: “Tuesday in the Park with Vitaly Umansky & Jillian Leedy”…okay, it’s not as catchy as that other title, but how do two artists collaborate as they try to capture the feel of Prospect Park on a summer afternoon? Joel Holmes: A portrait of a jazz pianist as a young man: as he rehearses with a bassist and a drummer, Joel Holmes talks about how he got into jazz (girls played a part), who inspires him, and how it’s taken him around the world. Eli Smith, Teacher: Eli Smith may be one of Brooklyn’s leading lights in the world of folk music, but that won’t make him rich. Here he does some teaching on the side… From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 41
      Season 2011 - Episode 10.05.11
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      Original air date?9/29/2011 Burning Man & Brooklyn: Burning Man, the ever-more popular annual festival, takes place in the Nevada desert for one week. But for many months, one couple led a crew of Brooklynites as they built a remarkable piece of art and then moved it cross-country – all so it could go up in a final blaze of glory. 30 Years of Contemporary Art: Artists in Brooklyn are as common as, what, bagels? It wasn’t always that way. BRIC Rotunda Gallery, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has played a big part in the extraordinary growth of contemporary art in Brooklyn. We visit some artists’ studios and hear how the art scene crossed the river and then exploded over the last three decades. Dave Eggar: This remarkable cellist has played with many musicians, in many styles, and for some unusual events (have you ever accompanied a karate exhibition?). Down at Old Fulton Landing, we hang out with Eggar and his percussionist and producer friend Chuck Palmer; both are members of the band Deoro. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 42
      Season 2011 - Episode 11.03.11
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      Original air date: 10/26/2011 Marionettes on Ice: Three years ago we met Erik Sanko, Jessica Grindstaff (of Phantom Limb Company), and their amazing array of “stringed instruments.” Now we see them prepping for their collaboration with The Kronos Quartet at BAM’s Next Wave, in which puppets reenact the inspiring tale of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and his ship, Endurance. Michael Hearst: If your neighborhood ice-cream truck was playing a new song this summer, it may well be the work of this musician and composer. A member of the band One Ring Zero, an expert on the Theremin and other extraordinary instruments, Hearst has also created an entire album of new music for Mr. Softee and the Good Humor man. Bed-Stuy Fish Fry: Acoustic jazz and Bed-Stuy once went hand in hand, but you can still hear the real thing on a Fish Fry Friday, presented by Brownstone JAZZ and hosted by Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast. Fiber: Art & Fashion: We visit both the Williamsburg studio of designer Tara St. James, (creator of the clothing label Study), and the Textile Arts Center in Gowanus, where artists freely express themselves with every fiber of their being. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Live Footage: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 05.27.11
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      Live Footage: This Brooklyn-based “electroacoustic duo” consists of Mike Thies, drums & keyboard, and Topu Lyo on the electronic cello. We see these “surrealist soundtrack composers” in performance, as well as rehearsing a kind of call-and-response with a troupe of modern dancers. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 38. ;Original air date: 5/25/2011.moreless
    • Brooklyn Art Song Society: Caught In The Act
      Season 2013 - Episode 03.01.13
      3/1/13
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      A group of talented young musicians founded the Brooklyn Art Song Society to share their love of 19th century art songs, poetry set to music. We join them in rehearsal of Hugo Wolf’s “Spanisches Liederbuch” Songbook. For more information about Brooklyn Art Song Society visit: From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 57. Original air date: 2/27/2013.moreless
    • Urban Bush Women: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 06.29.11
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      Urban Bush Women: We’re there as members of this acclaimed dance troupe rehearse for their appearance at the 11th annual Fort Greene Juneteenth Arts Festival. For their performance, troupe members work on “Batty Moves” and “Batty Raps.” “Batty,” if you don’t know, is a Caribbean word for the buttocks, or as some Brooklynites call it, your tush. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 39. Original air date: 7/22/2011.moreless
    • The RATS Company: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 01.31.12
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      Formerly the Russian Arts Theater & Studio, this ensemble company’s founder, Aleksey Burago, was trained in the classic acting techniques taught by Constantin Stanislavski and Michael Chekhov. The tradition may be Russian, but we see an international cast at work on their roles for a new play based on an ancient Chinese legend. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 45. Original air date: 1/25/2012.moreless
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      Fashion at the Brooklyn Public Library: For the BPL’s exhibit, Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look, leading illustrator Bil Donovan led a live demonstration: humor, helpful tips, and live models. For more information about the Brooklyn Public Library visit: From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 56. Original air date: 1/23/2013.moreless
    • Sam Ferri, Cartoonist: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 05.27.11
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      Sam Ferri, Cartoonist: Burnt-out bulbs on the Junior’s sign…recycling bins at Target… a liter bottle of Coke: all of these become subjects for Sam’s Inkwell, as this Brooklyn cartoonist makes use of watercolors, acrylics, a camera, and a sharp eye. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 38. ;Original air date: 5/25/2011.moreless
    • Michael Hearst: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 11.01.11
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      If your neighborhood ice-cream truck was playing a new song this summer, it may well be the work of this musician and composer. A member of the band One Ring Zero, an expert on the Theramin and other extraordinary instruments, Hearst has also created an entire album of new music for Mr. Softee and the Good Humor man. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 42. Original air date: 10/26/2011.moreless
    • Daddy Long Legs: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 05.29.12
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      Unlike the spider, Daddy Long Legs the musician (Brian Hurd: blues harp, steel guitar, kazoo, and vocals), has only two legs, but throw in guitarist Murat Akturk and percussionist Josh Styles, and the band – also called Daddy Long Legs – is back up to six. They say their aim is to destroy rock ‘n roll and rhythm & blues as they stand and rebuild them. You can see if they carry out that threat as they jam in Bushwick and perform at two Brooklyn venues. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 49. Original air date: 5/23/2012.moreless
    • Joel Holmes: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 08.01.11
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      Joel Holmes: A portrait of a jazz pianist as a young man: as he rehearses with a bassist and a drummer, Joel Holmes talks about how he got into jazz (girls played a part), who inspires him, and how it’s taken him around the world. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 40. Original air date: 7/27/2011.moreless
    • Harriet Tubman: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 06.29.11
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      Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed that Line to Freedom: A singer and a small orchestra gear up to perform excerpts from Nkeiru Okoye’s opera, about one of the most fearless figures in the struggle against slavery. Presented by Opera Grows in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 39. Original air date: 7/22/2011.moreless
    • Tall Tall Trees: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 03.30.12
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      Tall, Tall Trees , 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.
    • Snarky Puppy: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 05.02.12
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      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.
    • Val-Inc: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 12.01.11
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      Val Jeanty, using Val-Inc as her professional name, infuses her many roles as drummer, producer, turntablist, and recording engineer with the energizing beat of her Haitian childhood. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 43. Original air date: 11/23/2011.
    • Corky Lee: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 01.05.12
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      Corky Lee: As he captures the rhythm and beauty at the annual Japanese Obon Dance Festival, this longtime photojournalist tells tales from his many years behind the camera. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 44. Original air date: 12/28/2011.
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 47
      Season 2012 - Episode 03.30.12
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      Original air date: 3/28/2012 Rabbit Movers, 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”. Artem Mirolevitch's paintings, sculptures from wire, and time-consuming etchings are somewhat mythological, maybe not surprising for someone who focused on art after a traumatic early incident in his life. 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. Tall, Tall Trees , 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.moreless
    • Leeser Architecture: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 01.05.12
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      Leeser Architecture: Thomas Leeser guides us through some of the strikingly imaginative projects his busy firm is working on, from Moscow to Bangkok to Abu Dhabi to right here in Brooklyn -- the renovation of our own BRIC Arts | Media House. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 44. Original air date: 12/28/2011.moreless
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 45
      Season 2012 - Episode 01.30.12
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      Original air date: 1/25/2012 Long Island University's TV Writers Studio masters program premieres its Red Hook television series; we meet The RATS Company's international ensemble as they work on their latest production; and an assortment of percussion instruments, the acoustic bass, and the hammered dulcimer make up the sound of House of Waters. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • LIU TV Writers Make a Show: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 01.31.12
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      First you write it, then, if you’re lucky – or you’re in the television writing Masters program at LIU -- you get to shoot it. A year ago, we visited the MFA students at Steiner Studios, led by screenwriter and Emmy-winner, Norman Steinberg (Blazing Saddles, The Cosby Show). Now we see how their show, Red Hook, comes to life as they film their TV pilot on location. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 45. Original air date:1/25/2012.moreless
    • Veronica Lawlor: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 06.29.11
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      Veronica Lawlor: Out on the streets near her studio, near the Brooklyn Navy Yard, this illustrator practices the art of “reportage drawing” – the pen-and-ink equivalent of a news photographer’s snapshot. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 39. Original air date: 7/22/2011.
    • ON Megumi Akiyoshi: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 05.02.12
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      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.
    • Polish Hip-Hop: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 04.02.12
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      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.
    • Girl Walk/All Day: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 06.14.11
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      Girl Walk/All Day: Director Jacob Krupnick brings a gaggle of freestyle break dancers to the top of the Williamsburg Bridge to film part of his planned feature-length music video. Among the dancers, Anne Marsen, who plays a young woman criss-crossing the city in search of anyone who’ll join her in her joy of movement. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 38. Original air date: 5/25/2011.moreless
    • Fiber: Art & Fashion: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 11.01.11
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      A visit to the Williamsburg studio of designer Tara St. James, creator of the clothing label Study, and to the Textile Arts Center in Gowanus, where artists freely express themselves with every fiber of their being. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 42. Original air date: 10/26/2011.
    • Dave Eggar: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 10.05.11
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      Dave Eggar: This remarkable cellist has played with many musicians, in many styles, and for some unusual events (have you ever accompanied a karate exhibition?). Down at Old Fulton Landing, we hang out with Eggar and his percussionist/producer friend Chuck Palmer; both are members of the band Deoro. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 41. Original air date: 9/27/2011.moreless
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 43
      Season 2011 - Episode 12.02.11
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      Original air date: 11/23/2011 Canary Project and the Gowanus: The Gowanus Canal could be a local flashpoint for climate change, especially when it comes to flooding. It’s the subject of a field study for the Canary Project, which explores the intersection of art and the environment. Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra: This longstanding orchestra mixes amateurs and professionals; here they rehearse “Peter and the Wolf” and “The William Tell Overture” for a family concert at the Brooklyn Museum. Textile Arts Center: Fabric is king at this beehive of textile art and activity, where they offer classes, exhibits, and an artist-in-residence program. Val-Inc: Val Jeanty, using Val-Inc as her professional name, infuses her many roles as drummer, producer, turntablist, and recording engineer with the energizing beat of her Haitian childhood From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 38
      Season 2011 - Episode 05.27.11
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      Original air date: 5/25/2011 Live Footage : This Brooklyn-based “electroacoustic duo” consists of Mike Thies , drums & keyboard, and Topu Lyo on the electronic cello. We see these “surrealist soundtrack composers” in performance, as well as rehearsing a kind of call-and-response with a troupe of modern dancers.Sam Ferri, Cartoonist: Burnt-out bulbs on the Junior’s sign, recycling bins at Target and a liter bottle of Coke : all of these become subjects for Sam’s Inkwell , as this Brooklyn cartoonist makes use of watercolors, acrylics, a camera and a sharp eye.Eli Smith : Is folk music back? Sure is, especially at the Jalopy Theatre , where Carroll Gardens jams with Red Hook — and where this master of many stringed instruments performs and teaches. To showcase a new crop of folkies, Smith also created the Brooklyn Folk Festival, coming in June.Girl Walk/All Day : Director Jacob Krupnick brings a gaggle of freestyle break dancers to the top of the Williamsburg Bridge to film part of his planned feature-length music video. Among the dancers, Anne Marsen , who plays a young woman crisscrossing the city in search of anyone who’ll join her in her joy of movement.From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act. ;moreless
    • Zach Brock: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 08.03.12
      8/3/12
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      Along with his trio, The Magic Number, this composer and violinist shows us why reviewers are saying things like, “Accept no substitutions: Zach Brock is the pre-eminent improvising violinist of his generation.” From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act,episode 51. Original air date: 8/1/2012.
    • Drum Circle: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 08.01.11
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      Drum Circle: How many times, as you’ve biked or jogged around Prospect Park on a Sunday, have you passed all those drummers lost in what looks like a polyrhythmic paradise? Find out who they are and what drives them to drum… From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 40. Original air date: 7/27/2011.moreless
    • Ishka Designs: Caught In The Act
      Season 2013 - Episode 03.01.13
      3/1/13
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      Ishka Designs is an interior design firm that strives for the “efficiently beautiful.” From the initial designs to the installation, they apply their organic, minimalist style to their latest project— the Haiti Cultural Exchange’s new Crown Heights headquarters. For more information about Ishka Designs visit: From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 57. Original air date: 2/27/2013.moreless
    • BEAT Festival/Dzieci: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 08.03.12
      8/3/12
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      A brand new festival, BEAT (Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater) will kick off this September in sites all over Brooklyn. We meet the festival’s founder, and spend some time with one of the participants, Theatre Group Dzieci – as challenging and out there as it’s hard-to-pronounce Polish name. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 51. Original air date: 8/1/2012.moreless
    • 30 Years of Contemporary Art: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 10.05.11
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      Artists in Brooklyn are now as common as, what, bagels? It wasn’t always that way. BRIC’s Rotunda Gallery, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has played a big part in the extraordinary growth of contemporary art in Brooklyn. We visit some artists’ studios and hear how the art scene crossed the river and then simply exploded. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 41. Original air date: 9/29/2011.moreless
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 51
      Season 2012 - Episode 08.02.12
      8/2/12
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      Original air date: 8/1/2012 Behind the scenes at rehearsal, and then onstage at Celebrate Brooklyn!, for Slow Fade to Black, a BRIC commission created by pianist Gerri Allen and photographer/video artist Carrie Mae Weems and many more. Brooklyn Ballet brings style and grace to a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball game with A History of Ballet in Nine Innings. A brand new festival, BEAT (Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater) will kick off this September in sites all over Brooklyn. We meet the festival’s founder, and spend some time with one of the participants, Theatre Group Dzieci. We profile Zach Brock, a composer and violinist who shows us why reviewers are giving him accolodes. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Brighton Ballet Theater: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 02.28.12
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      The Vaganova Method”: no, it’s not a spy-thriller set in St. Petersburg, but one of the ballet world’s most widely-used approaches to training a classical dancer. In Brighton Beach, this “School of Russian Ballet” has been putting kids in tutus and tights through their paces for 25 years. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 46. Original air date: 2/24/2012.moreless
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      Season 2011 - Episode 02.24.11
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      Original air date: 2/23/2011Punk Jews: How does a Jew keep tradition alive while exploring some wildly individualistic endeavors? Brooklyn-based filmmaker Jesse Zook Mann and producer Evan Kleinman are asking this question in a documentary series whose subjects range from the first African-American Orthodox Jewish hip-hop artist, Yitz Jordan (aka Y-Love), to fashion designer Levi Okunov, who uses Jewish symbolism in his contemporary women’s fashion. LIU Television Writers Studio: A Masters program in television writing? See what happens when screenwriter and Emmy winner Norman Steinberg (Blazing Saddles, The Cosby Show) teaches a class of MFA students the ins-and-outs of creating a pitch-perfect television series. We’re there at Steiner Studios as Steinberg’s students deal with the challenges of sharing the workload, and the credit. Barry Yanowitz: A stroll on the boardwalk with this photographer, who uses both the latest digital equipment and a Kodak Brownie from half a century ago. His images reflect his love of the Coney Island he grew up in, and his fascination with how the water and light reflect the way it’s changing. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act. ;moreless
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 49
      Season 2012 - Episode 05.29.12
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      Original air date: 5/23/2012 A private poetry reading on a Bed-Stuy roof from resident and NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ish Ishlam. A profile on dynamic multimedia artist Maria Gracia Donoso and the interdisciplinary arts space Invisible Dog Art Center, where she does her work. Watch as Daddy Long Legs aim is to destroy rock 'n roll and rhythm & blues, as they stand and rebuild them. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Caught in the Act Episode 58
      Season 2013 - Episode 04.01.13
      4/1/13
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      Original air date 3/27/13 Ashley August: In 2012, we introduced you to “Ish” Islam, the NYC Youth Poet Laureate; now, meet his successor and fellow-Brooklynite, Ashley August, who talks -- and recites poems -- about body image issues, and her deep appreciation of Brooklyn. In her official capacity, Ashley will travel the five boroughs to urge her peers to become more civically engaged, but she’s also got a book deal, is in a spoken-word film at Sundance, and is busy acting in a movie. KowTeff African Dance Co: Over twenty years ago, dancer and educator Sewaa Codrington started this troupe to preserve African culture & community. KowTeff is a family-run “business”: Codrington's son Najja is musical director, and her daughter Jamila, a psychologist, incorporates dance and drumming into trauma therapy. At the League Artists Natural Design (LAND) Studio & Gallery in DUMBO adults with developmental disabilities create drawings, prints, and animations. These talented artists express themselves and develop their skills while interacting with the fans (including Spike Lee) who purchase their amazing work. ‘Nuf Said: Coming from as far away as places like Israel, Hong Kong, Romania – and Long Island – this multinational group mixes together almost as many musical styles as nationalities. We hear their funk/jazz/soul/hip hop blend in rehearsal and in performance. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught in the Act.moreless
    • Burning Man & Brooklyn: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 10.05.11
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      Burning Man,” the ever more popular annual festival, takes place in the Nevada desert, but for many months, one couple led a crew of Brooklynites as they built a remarkable piece of art and then moved it cross-country – all so it could go up in a final blaze of glory. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 41. Original air date: 9/29/2011.moreless
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 46
      Season 2012 - Episode 03.02.12
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      Original air date: 2/22/2012 Brighton Ballet Theater in Brighton Beach teaches “The Vaganova Method, ” one of the ballet world’s most widely-used approaches to training a classical dancer. Jason Krugman takes us to his DUMBO studio, where he creates “modular electro-spatial designs.” We drop by for a tour of Roulette Theatre in its new Brooklyn digs and catch pieces of several unusual dance and music performances. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Artem Mirolevitch: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 04.02.12
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      This artist grew up in Minsk (fmr. Soviet Union) and now lives in Williamsburg (the USA, sort of). He paints, sculpts with wire, and demonstrates the very time-consuming process of etching. His work is somewhat mythological, maybe not surprising for someone who really focused on art after a traumatic early incident in his life. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 47. Original air date: 3/28/2012.moreless
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 39
      Season 2011 - Episode 06.29.11
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      Original air date: 7/22/2011 Urban Bush Women: We’re there as members of this acclaimed dance troupe rehearse for their appearance at the 11th annual Fort Greene Juneteenth Arts Festival. For their performance, troupe members work on “Batty Moves” and “Batty Raps.” “Batty,” if you don’t know, is a Caribbean word for the buttocks, or as some Brooklynites call it, your tush. Veronica Lawlor: Out on the streets near her studio, near the Brooklyn Navy Yard, this illustrator practices the art of “reportage drawing” – the pen-and-ink equivalent of a news photographer’s snapshot. Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed that Line to Freedom: A singer and a small orchestra gear up to perform excerpts from Nkeiru Okoye’s opera, about one of the most fearless figures in the struggle against slavery. Presented by Opera Grows in Brooklyn. Ellen Fisch, Photographer: As a girl, Ellen Fisch visited her grandparents’ Brooklyn home almost every week. We join her as she tours the neighborhood and takes beautiful black and white shots of the places she remembers from decades ago. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
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      Original air date: 2/27/2013 Shane Shanahan marches to the beats of all sorts of different drummers—blending rock and jazz with traditional styles from Africa and Asia. We learn how Ishka Designs, an interior design firm that strives for the “efficiently beautiful,” is applying their organic, minimalist style to their latest project— the Haiti Cultural Exchange’s new Crown Heights headquarters. We also join a rehearsal with the Brooklyn Art Song Society, who share their love of 19th century art songs, poetry set to music. Plus, we meet Anya Sapozhnikov, who is creating immersive performances around New York City with the Lady Circus troupe. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Ellen Fisch, Photographer: Caught In The Act
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      Ellen Fisch, Photographer: As a girl, Ellen Fisch visited her grandparents’ Brooklyn home almost every week. We join her as she tours the neighborhood and takes beautiful black and white shots of the places she remembers from decades ago. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 39. Original air date: 7/22/2011.moreless
    • Marionettes on Ice: Caught In The Act
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      Three years ago we met Erik Sanko and Jessica Grindstaff (of the Phantom Limb Company), and their amazing array of “stringed instruments.” Now we see them prepping for their collaboration with The Kronos Quartet at BAM’s Next Wave, in which puppets reenact the awe-inspiring tale of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and his ship, Endurance. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 42. Original air date: 10/26/2011.moreless
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      Original airdate June 24, 2009. Film as Canvas: Experimental filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz,has shown his avant-garde shorts at Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, and MOMA. In his Greenpoint studio, we see how he manipulates film to reflect both poetry and the documentary tradition.Artist to Artist: On the eve of his Celebrate Brooklyn concert, Goran Bregovic, talks about his 30-piece Wedding & Funeral Orchestra and the Serbian marching band and Gypsy influences that make his music so infectious. In the studio with him: Ken Thomson of Gutbucket and Asphalt Orchestra, representing his type of NYC-makes-you-crazy jazz. Dancing Under the Stars: At the Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival, the high school students of Jow-ile-Bailar Dance Company, under choreographer Patricia Dye, show off the training theyre getting through Dance Theatre Etcetera. Steel Pan-demic: A master of the steel pan, Lyndon Achee plays with his jazz group, then spreads the noise with a whole bunch of students from MS 354, The School of Integrated Learning in Crown Heights.moreless
    • Shane Shanahan: Caught In The Act
      Season 2013 - Episode 03.01.13
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      Shane Shanahan marches to the beat of all sorts of different drummers—blending rock and jazz with traditional styles from Africa and Asia. When he’s not traveling the world as part of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Shanahan’s mixing percussion with throat singing to create a sound that’s all his own. For more information about Shane Shanahan visit: From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 57. Original air date: 2/27/2013.moreless
    • Eli Smith, Teacher: Caught In The Act
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      Eli Smith, Teacher: Eli Smith may be one of Brooklyn’s leading lights in the world of folk music, but that won’t make him rich. Here he does some teaching on the side… From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 40. Original air date: 7/27/2011.
    • Two Painters, One Canvas: Caught In The Act
      Season 2011 - Episode 08.01.11
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      Two Painters, One Canvas: “Tuesday in the Park with Vitaly Umansky & Jillian Leedy”…okay, it’s not as catchy as that other title, but how do two artists collaborate as they try to capture the feel of Prospect Park on a summer afternoon? From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 40. Original air date: 7/27/2011.moreless
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      Original Cablecast Date: 10/28/2009String Theory: Practicing at home, or rehearsing with acclaimed composer and musician Henry Threadgill, jazz guitarist Liberty Ellman is always searching for the right sound. "Behind the Bullseye": This new piece by the Brooklyn theater group, Sponsored by Nobody, uses shoppers at a Target store to look at the culture of American consumerism. The Art of Marriage: Husband & wife, photographer & painter, Deana Lawson & Aaron Gilbert share a family, sometimes studio space, and always, ideas. Big as Life: Rodney Dickson creates environments like Queen Bee, a full-size Saigon "snake bar" during the Vietnam war. He also specializes in 9-foot-tall oil paintings.What's Next is Text: The physical and the virtual combine in Building Space with Words, a multimedia interactive installation hosted by NYU's Polytechnic Institute.moreless
    • Art Law Office: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 12.27.12
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      Join us and learn how three artists in Red Hook weathered Sandy as part of our Brooklyn Storms Back coverage. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 55. Original air date: 12/26/2012.
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      Original Airdate: 12/23/2009Kelli Anderson: This multitalented multimedia artist lets us into her world, which at any given moment can include the Utopian NY Times, business cards, letterpress, websites, painting, sculpture. Just try to keep up.Artist to Artist: Prospect Park West, Amy Sohn?s latest novel, is the talk of Park Slope because of its satirical take on stroller-moms, the PS Food Co-op, and movie stars going ?normal? in Bklyn. The book also looks seriously at the isolation young mothers often experience. She and her friend, composer/playwright/performance artist Cynthia Hopkins, discuss the pain and rewards of the creative process. Misnomer(S): One sister plays the violin, the other one raps. Of course that combo makes perfect sense, right? It does when you meet Knewdles and Sos, Korean-American siblings from Bed-Stuy but born and bred in Buffalo. Mud/Bone Collective: Creating theater for the underserved by making theater about the underserved. That?s Mud/Bone?s mission, and we join them in the midst of turning the dramatic stories of Brooklyn immigrants into their next production. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Down the Rabbithole: Brooklyn Review
      Season 2012 - Episode 04.02.12
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      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.moreless
    • Newtown Creek Armada: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 10.26.12
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      Art meets environment at this Superfund site, a deeply contaminated creek running from the East River all the way into Bushwick. Three artists built model boats equipped with underwater video cameras, and visitors were given the chance to pilot them through the pollution. For more information about the Newtown Creek Armada, visit From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 54. Original air date: 10/24/2012.moreless
    • Sina Goudarzi: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 10.26.12
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      In our digital era, we forget how beautiful ink on paper can be. Trained in Teheran, this practitioner of ancient Persian calligraphy has traded in the Euphrates for the Gowanus. For more information about Sina Goudarzi, visit From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 54. Original air date: 10/24/2012.moreless
    • Uprise Art: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 01.05.12
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      Uprise Art: Artists are always hoping someone will actually buy their art. Well, how about if someone rents it? Founder (and Bklyn choreographer) Tze Chun explains how her new collectors' club puts artists (like Kyle Simon) together with potential patrons by loaning out their art on a monthly basis. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 44. Original air date: 12/28/2011.moreless
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      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.
    • American Candy: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 10.26.12
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      Get Some Black Friends”: that’s the title of a song filled with some very pointed advice for non-African-Americans (okay, whites), courtesy of this sketch-comedy troupe based in Ft. Greene. Political and social satire, in rehearsal and in performance. For more information about American Candy, visit From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 54. Original air date: 10/24/2012.moreless
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      Original air date: 10/24/2012 It must be tough to go on tour when you’re schlepping a cello, but that’s how Ward Williams learned the ropes – or strings–of his instrument. American Candy, a sketch-comedy troupe based in Fort Greene, rehearses their political and social satire. Sina Goudarzi is a practitioner of ancient Persian calligraphy who has traded in the Euphrates for the Gowanus. And art meets environment at Newtown Creek Armada, a public art project documenting the deeply contaminated creek running from the East River into Bushwick. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Caught in the Act Eps 52: Music Special
      Season 2012 - Episode 08.20.12
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      Daddy Long Legs: Unlike the spider, Daddy Long Legs the musician (Brian Hurd: blues harp, steel guitar, kazoo, and vocals), has only two legs, but throw in guitarist Murat Akturk and percussionist Josh Styles, and the band – also called Daddy Long Legs – is back up to six. They say their aim is to destroy rock ‘n roll and rhythm & blues and rebuild them. You can see if they carry out that threat as they jam in Bushwick and perform at two Brooklyn venues. From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 49. Joel Holmes: A portrait of a jazz pianist as a young man: as he rehearses with a bassist and a drummer, Joel Holmes talks about how he got into jazz (girls played a part), who inspires him, and how it’s taken him around the world. From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 40. Call Matt Marks a classically-trained French horn player who also samples. Call him a ukulele-playing pop singer whose videos co-star his operatically-trained girlfriend. Speaking of opera, call him a composer of some of the hippest stuff that genre has seen. You’d be right on all counts. From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 36. House of Waters: An assortment of percussion instruments, the acoustic bass, and the hammered dulcimer – this is what Luke Notary, Moto Fukushima, and Max ZT play, respectively, in their world music band. They’ve studied and played all over, from Senegal to India to venues throughout NYC – and they also build odd little huts in a Brooklyn back yard. From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 45. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In the Act.moreless
    • Slow Fade to Black: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 08.06.12
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      Behind the scenes at rehearsal, and then onstage at Celebrate Brooklyn!, as an all-star cast fills the stage with music, tap, and video. It’s a new commission created by pianist Gerri Allen and photographer/video artist Carrie Mae Weems, with help from Esperanza Spalding, Lizz Wright, Maurice Chestnut, Afro Blue and many more. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 51. Original air date: 8/1/2012.moreless
    • Ballet at the Ballpark:Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 08.03.12
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      You’ve heard of a shortstop making a “balletic” move, but Brooklyn Ballet’s decided to bring some trained style and grace to a Cyclones game with A History of Ballet in Nine Innings. We’re watch the dancers get ready for their big night at MCU Park. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act,episode 51. Original air date: 8/1/2012.moreless
    • Ilusha Tsinadze: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 10.02.12
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      This guitarist, trained in jazz and living in Brooklyn, explores his folk roots from his native Georgia. No, not Athens or Atlanta, but Tbilisi, his home town midway between the Caspian and the Black Seas. For more information about Ilusha Tsinadze, visit . From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 53. Original air date: 10/26/2012.moreless
    • The Irondale Center: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 05.02.12
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      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.moreless
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      Original Air Date: 4/28/2010HBO?s Bored to Death: Part One of our ?Artist to Artist? (to Artist) discussion among Jason Schwartzman, Jonathan Ames, and Alan Taylor, respectively the star, writer/creator, and director of this major, Brooklyn-based comedy series. Pharoah Sanders: A giant of the jazz world?who played with John Coltrane and many, many others?brings his sax back to Brooklyn. He talks about Brooklyn?s jazz scene in decades past, but he?s still hitting all the notes at the Central Bklyn Jazz Consortium. Bryan Wizemann: A Brooklyn filmmaker?s story: struggling for years to make a living with his art?making low-budget independent features and a short that shows the strain all this put on his own marriage?and now, finally, maybe, about to turn the corner to success.From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Roulette Theatre: Caught In The Act
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      Last year, this more-than-40-year-old venue for the work of many ambitious, contemporary, and often experimental artists moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn (of course!). We drop by for a tour and catch pieces of several unusual dance and music performances. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 46. Original air date: 2/17/2012.moreless
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      Season 2010 - Episode 02.02.10
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      Sweet Sweetback, the Hood Opera: In 1971, Melvin Van Peebles directed and starred in one of the classics of African-American film. Now, with the group Burnt Sugar and a cast of more than a dozen, he workshops a new stage version, filled with Baadasssss songs. The Brooklyn Ballet: What is ballet, and what does it take to be a dancer? This 8-year-old professional company pirouettes out of the box with its mix of contemporary, classical, and ?street? choreography. Jean Segarra-Rosa: Meet a local freelance artist who works with both digital media and a paintbrush ? and who also teaches cartooning for kids. How does she make it all work at a time when so much of the creative industry has been hit? The Jack Lords Orchestra: Waikiki meets Williamsburg! At a rehearsal, we hang ten as these East Coast musicians spice up their rock & roll with ukulele, mandolin, & lap steel guitar. Listen closely: is that the ?Hawaii Five-0? theme song?From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bitmoreless
    • Bev Grant: Caught In The Act
      Season 2013 - Episode 01.25.13
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      This activist and musician shares her experiences as a traveling musician, director of the Brooklyn Women's Chorus, and community organizer, all the while remaining a Park Slope stalwart for nearly 40 years. For more information about Bev Grant visit: From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 56. Original air date: 1/23/2013.moreless
    • House of Waters: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 01.31.12
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      An assortment of percussion instruments, the acoustic bass, and the hammered dulcimer – this is what Luke Notary, Moto Fukushima, and Max ZT play, respectively, in their world music band. They’ve studied and played all over, from Senegal to India to venues throughout NYC – and they also build odd little huts in a Brooklyn back yard. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 45. Original air date: 1/25/2012.moreless
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      The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 opened its doors to experimental theater group Polybe + Seats, which tells the tale of women in the Yard from the American Revolution to now. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 55. Original air date: 12/26/2012.
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      Original air date: 1/23/2013 Imagine working on a performance about a mythical storm and waking up to the reality of Hurricane Sandy. That’s what happened to Adhesive Theatre Project, currently artists in residence at the New York City College of Technology (CUNY). Brooklyn Public Library presents a new exhibition called Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look, highlighting some of the top local artists in contemporary fashion illustration. Bev Grant shares her experiences as a director of the Brooklyn Women's Chorus, and we drop in on a jazzy rehearsal with the Brooklyn trio, Stranahan Zaleski Rosato. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
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      Original Air Date: 3/24/2010Stew with Heidi Rodewald: In our Artist to Artist segment, these songwriting and performing collaborators discuss their Tony-nominated Broadway musical, Passing Strange. They also get into Making It, their just-completed concert run at St. Ann?s Warehouse, based on the breakup of their partnership ? the personal kind. Margarita Jimeno: Jimeno spent five years making her documentary, Gogol Bordello Non-Stop, about the rise of this now internationally famous band. Now we see her running auditions for a narrative short, and explaining how she hopes to finance the project. Littlefield Performance & Art Space: Is Gowanus hot or what? This Degraw Street space hosts ?indie rock, hip-hop, dance, soul, jazz, experimental and reggae, as well as monthly art exhibits, literary events and film screenings.? We catch ?Simple Magic,? three women singing what they call ?folksoul.?From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
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      Original Air Date? 11/24/2010The Civilians at Irondale: Atlantic Yards…development and gentrification…politicians and the people. Two years ago, we watched The Civilians theater group take all this on in a workshop production called Brooklyn at Eye Level. Now, at Irondale Center, we see how it’s evolved into In the Footprint. Stephen Hoffman: “Hey, can I take your picture?” For years, that’s what Steve Hoffman’s been asking the residents of Carey Gardens and other Coney Island housing projects. From tough-looking teens to the eager young girls in a local dance school, each of his powerful portraits tells a story. Atomic at The Phun Phactory: A legend in the NYC graffiti world (remember subway cars covered top to bottom in spray paint?), Atomic takes on a commission by The Phun Phactory: turn a 100-foot-long wall in Williamsburg into a work of art. Brooklyn Digital Foundry: The two principals in this DUMBO firm are trained as architects (Harvard, if you must know), but their focus is on virtual building: 3d visualizations, video production, graphic and website design. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 32. ;Original Air Date: 11/24/2010.moreless
    • Brooklyn Go! : Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 10.02.12
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      According to its sponsor, the Brooklyn Museum, this borough-wide open house drew an estimated 18,000 visitors to the studios, living rooms, galleries, and garages of more than 1700 artists in 44 neighborhoods. We didn’t get to quite that many, but enough to confirm that Brooklyn is full of talented people – as if you didn’t know! For more information about Brooklyn Go, visit From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 53. Original air date: 9/26/2012.moreless
    • Ward Williams: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 10.26.12
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      It must be tough to go on tour when you’re schlepping a cello, but that’s how this North Carolinian-turned-Brooklynite learned the ropes – or strings – of his instrument. We listen in on Ward and Rachel Sage, the singer/songwriter he often accompanies. For more information about Ward Williams, visit From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 54. Original air date: 10/24/2012.moreless
    • Alexa Williams: Caught In The Act
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      We get a glimpse into landscape artist Alexa Williams' creative process. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 55. Original air date: 12/26/2012.
    • Marc Lafia: Caught In The Act
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      Documentary filmmaker Marc Lafia discusses his latest project about our increasingly networked world called Empires. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 55. Original air date: 12/26/2012.
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 55
      Season 2012 - Episode 12.26.12
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      Original air date: 12/26/2012 The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 opened its doors to experimental theater group Polybe + Seats, which tells the tale of women in the Yard from the American Revolution to now. Documentary filmmaker Marc Lafia discusses his latest project about our increasingly networked world called Empires. Plus we get a glimpse into landscape artist Alexa Williams' creative process, and learn how three artists in Red Hook weathered Sandy as part of our Brooklyn Storms Back coverage. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Anya Sapozhnikov: Caught In The Act
      Season 2013 - Episode 03.01.13
      3/1/13
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      Anya Sapozhnikov is an artist whose feet rarely touch the ground. You might find her on the trapeze, aerial silk, rope, hammock, or aerial chain, creating immersive performances around New York City with the Lady Circus troupe. For more information about Anya Sapozhnikov visit: From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 57. Original air date: 2/27/2013.moreless
    • Slow Fade to Black: Caught In The Act
      Slow Fade to Black: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 08.03.12
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      Slow Fade to Black: Behind the scenes at rehearsal, and then onstage at Celebrate Brooklyn!, as an all-star cast fills the stage with music, tap, and video. It’s a new commission created by pianist Gerri Allen and photographer/video artist Carrie Mae Weems, with help from Esperanza Spalding, Lizz Wright, Maurice Chestnut, Afro Blue and many more. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 51. Original air date: 8/1/2012.moreless
    • Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato: Caught In The Act
      Season 2013 - Episode 01.25.13
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      That’s drums, piano, and bass, respectively, a jazz trio who came to the New School from Colorado, Massachusetts, and Canada (again, respectively). All three now live in Brooklyn, where we listened in as they rehearsed and talked about why they work so well together. For more information about Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato visit: From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 56. Original air date: 1/23/2013.moreless
    • Adhesive Theater Project: Caught In The Act
      Season 2013 - Episode 01.25.13
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      Imagine working on a performance about a mythical storm and waking up to the reality of Hurricane Sandy. It happened to this theater group, currently artists in residence at the New York City College of Technology (CUNY). For more information about Adhesive Theater Project visit: From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn”episode 56. Original air date: 1/23/2013.moreless
    • We profile a dynamic multimedia artist and the interdisciplinary arts space where she does her work. Maria Gracia Donoso, born in Chile, trained in Paris, and now based in Gowanus, makes very personal art by manipulating video, photography, and audio – so personal that it has included footage of her relatives on the operating table. Invisible Dog Art Center offers visual art exhibits; performing arts; film screenings; literary arts and poetry readings; lectures; community events; and room for artists like Donoso to create. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 49. Original air date: 5/23/2012.moreless
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      Original air date: 12/28/2011 Composer and musician Michael Bates, rent fantastic art through Uprise Art, acclaimed photographer Corky Lee, and world-class designs from Leeser Architecture. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.
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      Original air date: 4/25/2012 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. 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. “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. 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.moreless
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      Caught In The Act Eps. 50
      Season 2012 - Episode 07.09.12
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      Original air date: 7/2/2012 Dragons of Zynth may be described as a mix of “melancholy psychedelia, romantic soul, itchy hip-hop, and frazzled hard rock.” See for yourself. Afrofuturism at MoCADA results from six months worth of collaboration between seven Brooklyn schools. The Imagining Tomorrow exhibition lets us see how these young people express their vision of the future for people of African descent. Ivo Perelman is a well-known tenor saxophonist and painter, born in Brazil, now based in Boerum Hill. He talks about the connection between his visual art and his improvisational jazz. We’re there as members of Urban Bush Women rehearse for their appearance at the Fort Greene Juneteenth Arts Festival. How many times, as you’ve biked or jogged around Prospect Park on a Sunday, have you passed all those drummers lost in what sounds like a polyrhythmic paradise? Learn more about Drummers Grove. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Afrofuturism at MoCADA: Caught In The Act
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      For six months, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art in Fort Greene worked with students at seven Brooklyn schools. The “Imagining Tomorrow” exhibit lets us see how these young people express their vision of the future for people of African descent. For more information about Afrofuturism at MoCADA, visit From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 50. Original air date: 7/2/2012.moreless
    • Dragons of Zynth: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 07.12.12
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      Man I wish I still dropped acid.” That’s how one writer started his review of this band’s debut album. Another -- maybe writing as if he were tripping – described a mix of “melancholy psychedelia, romantic soul, itchy hip-hop, and frazzled hard rock.” See for yourself. For more information about Dragons of Zynth, visit dragonsofzynth.net From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 50. Original air date: 7/2/2012.moreless
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 50
      Season 2012 - Episode 07.12.12
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      Original air date: 7/2/2012 Dragons of Zynth may be described as a mix of "melancholy psychedelia, romantic soul, itchy hip-hop, and frazzled hard rock." See for yourself. Afrofuturism at MoCADA results from six months worth of collaboration between seven Brooklyn schools. The Imagining Tomorrow exhibition lets us see how these young people express their vision of the future for people of African descent. Ivo Perelman is a well-known tenor saxophonist and painter, born in Brazil, now based in Boerum Hill. He talks about the connection between his visual art and his improvisational jazz. We're there as members of Urban Bush Women rehearse for their appearance at the Fort Greene Juneteenth Arts Festival. How many times, as you?ve biked or jogged around Prospect Park on a Sunday, have you passed all those drummers lost in what sounds like a polyrhythmic paradise? Learn more about Drummers Grove. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • Ivo Perelman: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 07.10.12
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      This well-known and busy tenor saxophonist, born in Brazil, is now based in Boerum Hill. A number of years ago, he also began painting seriously, and has exhibited in Europe, the Middle East, and China. Here he talks about the connection between his visual art and his improvisational jazz. From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 50. Original air date: 7/2/2012.moreless
    • Dragons of Zynth: Caught In The Act
      Dragons of Zynth: Caught In The Act
      Season 2012 - Episode 07.10.12
      7/10/12
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      Man I wish I still dropped acid.” That’s how one writer started his review of this band’s debut album. Another -- maybe writing as if he were tripping – described a mix of “melancholy psychedelia, romantic soul, itchy hip-hop, and frazzled hard rock.” See for yourself. For more information about Dragons of Zynth, visit dragonsofzynth.net From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 50. Original air date: 7/2/2012.moreless
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 50
      Caught In The Act Eps. 50
      Season 2012 - Episode 07.10.12
      7/10/12
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      Original air date: 7/2/2012 Dragons of Zynth may be described as a mix of "melancholy psychedelia, romantic soul, itchy hip-hop, and frazzled hard rock." See for yourself. Afrofuturism at MoCADA results from six months worth of collaboration between seven Brooklyn schools. The Imagining Tomorrow exhibition lets us see how these young people express their vision of the future for people of African descent. Ivo Perelman is a well-known tenor saxophonist and painter, born in Brazil, now based in Boerum Hill. He talks about the connection between his visual art and his improvisational jazz. We're there as members of Urban Bush Women rehearse for their appearance at the Fort Greene Juneteenth Arts Festival. How many times, as you?ve biked or jogged around Prospect Park on a Sunday, have you passed all those drummers lost in what sounds like a polyrhythmic paradise? Learn more about Drummers Grove. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
    • This longstanding orchestra mixes amateurs and professionals; here they rehearse “Peter and the Wolf” and “The William Tell Overture” for a family concert at the Brooklyn Museum. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act, episode 43. Original air date: 11/23/2011.
    • CITA Eps. 28
      Season 2010 - Episode 08.03.10
      8/3/10
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      Original Air Date: 7/28/2010Bitches Brew Revisited: Jazz? Rock? Even Miles Davis couldn’t categorize his own groundbreaking 1970 album, “Bitches Brew.” We bring you into rehearsal as, 40 years on, trumpeter Graham Haynes and an all-star ensemble (incl. Brooklynites Melvin Gibbs, Marco Benevento & Cindy Blackman) prepare to recreate it live at Celebrate Brooklyn. Wall Painting: Painter Julie Torres takes her paints and a whole bunch of paper to Williamsburg, where we watch her experimenting on the street. A Clown’s Art: Behind the scenes with a real clown this time (not singing arias), as he prepares to enter the Ringling Bros. ring. From training to makeup to life on the road, what does it take to keep the crowd laughing while they get the elephants ready? Hyperrealism in Stone: Don’t break a tooth trying to eat one of sculptor Robin Antar’s M&M’s…they’re made of marble (now you know what “M&M” stands for!). The Midwood artist’s work shifts from can-you-believe-that’s-not-real? to pieces both abstract and highly personal. Casting Pagliacci: Before Leoncavallo’s opera (passion among clowns!) can open in Coney Island this September – in a real circus tent and updated so the young lover is the pizza twirler from Totonno’s – producer Daria Parada has to run auditions to find her lead singers. Bravo! From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act. ;http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bitmoreless
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      Season 2010 - Episode 09.28.10
      9/28/10
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      Original Air Date: 9/22/2010Anne Arden McDonald: For years, this Bushwick artist made elaborately staged photographs, with sets, costumes, lighting: still-life drama. Now she takes us into her studio and demonstrates a totally different, much more spontaneous process. Brown Rice Family: ?World roots music.? That?s this band?s eclectic sound, a mix of ska, reggae, and African & Jamaican drumming. Plus they make soap. Yes, you read that right -- soap. Groundswell Community Murals: Hey, those kids are defacing a wall! Nope, they?re teen artists, working with professional artists, painting a huge mural in Cypress Hills. It?s their take on women and consumerism, and we?re there to see it come together. Neel Murgai: American-born, but is deep into his Indian musical roots; studied science and math, but plays sitar and drums ? and does throat-singing, too. And he can show you how the planets make music! From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act. ;http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bitmoreless
    • CITA Eps. 27
      Season 2010 - Episode 06.25.10
      6/25/10
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      Original Air Date: 6/23/2010 The Debate Society: A police precinct with a racquetball court?let the absurdity begin! ?Buddy Cop 2? is the latest play by this avant-garde, tongue-in-cheek theater troupe?though there?s definitely more there than cheek. Tami Stronach: In the studio with this Williamsburg-based modern dancer, who?s been described as ?a choreographic doctor of the human condition.? Tina Chang: At home in Park Slope, the Poet Laureate of Brooklyn (her official title) talks craft and reads verse. Then we?re there as she crosses the Brooklyn Bridge for a Poets House benefit. Balkan Beat Box: Live at ?The Bell House? and featuring this band?s irresistible beat-box twist on a range of influences: Moroccan, Bulgarian, Turkish, klezmer, and yes, Balkan.moreless
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      Season 2010 - Episode 10.29.10
      10/29/10
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      Original Air Date: October 27th, 2010 ;
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      Season 2011 - Episode 02.04.11
      2/4/11
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      FLICfest: FLIC stands for Full Length Independent Choreography. Sponsored by CatScratch Theatre, twelve choreographers get the chance to create and present hour-long works at Irondale Center in Fort Greene. Jesse Jones: We see this long-time punk rocker as he performs with his band, Yuppicide. But how does his dark and loud musical style jive with his other career in graphic design—with clients like AT&T, GE, and The Food Network? Situ Studio: if you're looking for someone who can design an experimental space—a virtual experimental space! —this DUMBO design and digital fabrication firm is your next call. These five Cooper Union grads create actual physical projects, too, like the upcoming Brooklyn Museum installation they walk us through—virtually. Daisy Rosario: A drug dealer in the family, how not to give bad news, and how to talk about it all with your therapist. At The Cove in Williamsburg, this storyteller turns her complicated childhood into compelling narratives. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act. ;http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bitmoreless
    • Caught in the Act, Eps. 36
      Season 2011 - Episode 03.25.11
      3/25/11
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      Call Matt Marks a classically-trained French horn player who also samples. Call him a ukulele-playing pop singer whose videos co-star his operatically-trained girlfriend. Speaking of opera, call him a composer of some of the hippest stuff that genre has seen. You?d be right on all counts. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught in the Act, episode 36. Original airdate 03/23/2011moreless
    • CITA Eps. 33
      Season 2010 - Episode 12.29.10
      12/29/10
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      Original Air Date: 12/22/2010 Artist to Artist: Two musicians & friends trade notes. Vernon Reid is on Rolling Stone?s list of greatest rock guitarists. First widely-known as a member of Living Colour, he?s played with just about everyone else?and now he?s touring with, among others, Jack Bruce (as in Cream). Coming out of progressive rap, poet and performer Beans is a founding member of Anti-Pop Consortium.Parijat Desai Dance Company: Where do the formal traditions of classical Indian dance meet the freer flow of contemporary American dance? That?s the territory Desai explores as she works out new choreography with her dancers. ;Vamos Architects: This husband-and-wife team, based in Williamsburg, prefers to create spaces for things to happen, as opposed to just creating ?things? (buildings). And they cite the growing popularity of impermanent architectural projects, whose impact is stronger due to their ephemeral nature.moreless
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      Season 2009 - Episode 09.29.09
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      Original Cablecast Date: 9/23/2009Big Daddy Kane: A hip-hop hero gets the Celebrate Brooklyn crowd moving, and talks in detail about his well-known way with lyrics. From Latvia to the L-Train: In Williamsburg, shooting pix of fashion models with Dima Hohlovs, a Russian-speaking photographer from Riga, Latvia. Artist to Artist: Dan Zanes, formerly of the Del Fuegos, now makes kids' music with Dan Zanes and Friends. One of his collaborators is La Bruja (aka Caridad De La Luz), a poet, actress, singer and creator of the musical, Boogie Rican Blvd.Three-Way Glass: Inside a glass-blowers' studio in Red Hook, where Kevin Kutch, his wife Mary Ellen Buxton, and their colleague Alison Ruzsa make both art and commercial products.moreless
    • CITA Eps.16
      Season 2009 - Episode 07.28.09
      7/28/09
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      Original Cablecast Date: 7/22/2009Two Popcorns, Extra Mantequilla: In the 1959 camp classic La Nave de los Monstruos ("The Monster Ship"), two hot babes from Venus meet a Mexican singing cowboy. At Celebrate Brooklyn!, the film gets a brand new score, courtesy of ETHEL & Gutbucket.Rocking the Mediterranean: The irresistible music of Balkan Beat Box, live at "The Bell House" and featuring the band's beat-box twist on a range of influences: Moroccan, Bulgarian, Turkish, klezmer, and yes, Balkan.Leah Meyerhoff & Esther Bell: On our "Artist to Artist" segment, two young female directors compare notes on their first feature films. One of them has already made her directorial debut; the other's about to start shooting.The Sky Box: This Williamsburg school and performance space caters to trapeze artists and other swinging types. They claim it was "...created in response to the growing needs of the expanding aerial community." Who knew?moreless
    • Caught In The Act Eps. 37
      Season 2011 - Episode 04.29.11
      4/29/11
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      Original Air Date: 4/27/2011Live, Love, Tango: ; Two established tango artists are in our studio: Brooklynite Virginia Kelly may not sound like she comes from the home of the tango, but she is Argentinian; Santiago Steele is a Texan. They show us three variations of the dance, describe the differences between tango here and in Argentina and tell us how tango brings to life the dynamic between man and woman.moreless
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      Season 2009 - Episode 04.24.09
      4/24/09
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      Original Cablecast Date: 4/22/2009Rogue Taxidermist: It’s a giant spider with the head of a dog! We must be in Takeshi Yamada’s “Cabinet of Curiosities” (Coney Island), where none of Takeshi’s creatures could ever be more eccentric than he is.El Anatsui: Sculptures made from wood and scrap metal, reflecting this renowned artist’s thoughts on consumerism and his West African roots. From a recent exhibit at BRIC’s Rotunda Gallery.Reggae for the R Train: Composer & musician Jahtix Dadson is a Brooklynite by way of Ghana and London. We listen in as he shares his love for Bob Marley with subway commuters.Artist to Artist: Two stars of Broadway’s Fela! -- Sahr Ngaugua & Abena Koomson – compare notes on that show and on their current projects.Art That Bewitches? Walter Cassidy says his small-scale sculptures have occult powers. We are still trying to determine if they can come through the TV screen.moreless
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      Season 2009 - Episode 06.02.09
      6/2/09
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      Original Cablecast Date: 5/27/2009 Adventures in Capitalism: At BRIClab, The TEAM focuses its innovative theatrical eye on money ? and money-madness ? across 400 years of American history, from Plymouth Rock to Vegas.TKTS @ BK: Behind the scenes at the Brooklyn TKTS booth. Why trek to Times Square when you can get your Broadway & Off-Broadway tix at Metrotech? Two for Hair, please! Green Dance Space: The two choreographers who founded the Center for Performance Research celebrate their new, seriously eco-friendly Williamsburg home.Mike Ming Goes to the Wall for You: The Red Hook-based painter and muralist shows how he rides a wild wave of color and motion ? wrestling with chaos all the way. What?s Up with Green-Wood Cemetery?: Maybe you know that Leonard Bernstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and ?Boss? Tweed are all buried there. But why were 20-foot-tall puppets dancing among the graves?moreless
    • CITA Eps. 20
      Season 2009 - Episode 12.04.09
      12/4/09
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      ARTIST TO ARTIST: A couple of funny guys schmoozing about Brooklyn and their careers. Norman Steinberg co-wrote Blazing Saddles and then wrote My Favorite Year, which starred Mark Linn-Baker (before he did "Perfect Strangers" on TV). Linn-Baker acts and directs, while Steinberg is starting a Master's program in comedy writing at LIU.POLINA & FIRST MOVEMENT: Classically-trained-pianist-from-Russia turned Park-Slope-based-singer/songwriter (Polina) forms an electronica duo (First Movement) with an African-American guy from the Bronx (Mark Alston). Is this a great city or what? DAVID ELLIS: A man determined to play with the idea that painting should flow like music. He also likes to turn attache cases into boom-boxes. And don't miss this chance to see what you can really do with your old vinyl collection.TRIPLE CANOPY: A brief look at this multidimensional Gowanus non-profit, which covers culture and politics through an online magazine, public programs, and print publications. Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act Episode 20. Original airdate: 11/25/2009moreless
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