2010 INDEPENDENT PROJECTS AWARDS

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Anton Batagov

ANTON BATAGOV, RUSSIA

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, NY

To support the creation and live performances of a multimedia work inspired by Buddhist canonical texts and elements of contemporary symphonic, chamber, rock, electronic and ethnic music. Batagov, in collaboration with US filmmaker Alla Kovgan, will integrate recordings of chanting by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lamas who live and teach in the Buddhist regions of Russia.

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Belarus Free Theatre
in Being Harold Pinter

BELARUS FREE THEATRE, BELARUS

Brown University, Playwriting Department, Providence, RI
The Lark Play Development Center, New York, NY

To support the translation of Under Control with Erik Ehn at Brown University and a staged reading of the play at The Lark Play Development Center. Belarus Free Theatre members Natalia Koliada and Nikolai Khalezin will also deliver presentations at the Theatre Without Borders conference Acting on the World Stage: Theatre and Peacebuilding in Conflict Zones at La MaMa, E.T.C. in New York.

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Arturas Bumšteinas

ARTURAS BUMŠTEINAS, LITHUANIA

Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music, Washington, D.C.

To support the creation of a collaborative electronic musical piece based on ancient Lithuanian polyphonic music known as Sutartines. The piece will be created with Washington D.C. area musicians and will be performed live for the Sonic Circuits Festival.

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Ludlow 38

MICHAŁ JACHUŁA, POLAND

Ludlow 38 Gallery, New York, NY

To support curatorial preparation for an exhibition of Jozef Robakowski’s work at Ludlow 38 Gallery and research for an exhibition in Poland focusing on Frank Stella’s series of paintings and reliefs of Polish wooden synagogues.

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Cinema House

NATALYA KOCHORASHVILI, RUSSIA

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

To support the establishment of the Global Cinema educational program, a joint venture between Cinema House in Krasnoyarsk and San Francisco Art Institute that encourages online collaborations between students and cinema specialists at both institutions.

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Dalibor Martinis
Simultaneous Speech, 2008

DALIBOR MARTINIS, CROATIA

University of California, Irvine, CA

To support the creation of Ask the Dictators, a critique of contemporary politics that will incorporate video representations of eight of the most infamous dictators of the 20th century culled from the libraries of UCLA’s film school, University of Southern California, and the University of California, Irvine.

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Ksenia Petrenko

KSENIA PETRENKO, RUSSIA

Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY

To support the creation of a site-specific performance with members of Liquid Theatre Company and US dancers at Storefront for Art & Architecture about 1920’s Russia and the poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky. The performance will raise issues surrounding the force and fragility of revolution and love.

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Ana Sofrenović

ANA SOFRENOVIĆ, SERBIA

Peter Sciscioli, New York, NY

To support the development of a performance, in collaboration with American choreographer and vocalist Peter Sciscioli, that will expand on issues of identity and shared perception explored by Sofrenović and Sciscioli in previous workshops with Meredith Monk.

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Borjana Ventzislavova
Me and You and Them/
No one is secure
, 2008

BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA, BULGARIA

Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

To support the creation of a multi-channel film installation that will explore attitudes and emotions in bi-cultural relationships to see how differing cultural backgrounds play a role in co-existence on a personal and societal level.