$7,000 To support creation of the performance Howl by Gedney Barclay and Asa Horvitz of the Koans and Performance Project together with Polish director Lukasz Korczak, at the Nowy Teatr in Warsaw. Based on Allen Ginsberg’s poem of the same name, Howl will evoke a space where the audience can articulate its discontent.
$8,000 To support work with Krakow-based composer Zaid Jabri on the Cities of Salt opera based on Abdelrahman Munif’s novel that unfolds the story of multi-layered conflicts between old and new forms of power, echoes of which can be felt in the Arab Spring of our own time.
$5,500 To support a series of workshops in Ramallah with Ashtar Theatre to develop prose/performance pieces for LAND OUT LOUD: Palestine. Excerpts from the work will be performed at Ashtar Theatre, in Santa Fe and posted on LandOutLoud.com. Coelho will also work closely with Ashtar director Iman Aoun to develop a memoir/one woman show, and will document the experience through her own writing.
$5,000 To support the American Bar project with Bulgarian writer and anthropologist Stefan Krastev documenting small-town Bulgarian bars bearing names of iconic American places such as Las Vegas, Hollywood, Miami and New York by collecting interviews, photographs, and artifacts. The resulting interactive essay will investigate the relationship between these sites, their names and the people who frequent them, and will be presented at The Red House Center for Culture and Debate in Sofia.
$2,600 To support collaboration with Omnibus Ensemble in Tashkent exploring Western and Uzbek contemporary music traditions and teaching strategies for community engagement through musical performance. Stulz will also organize concerts of contemporary Uzbek composers in Los Angeles and New York.
$5,000 To support workshops for the St. Petersburg dance community and the creation of Mutually Assured in collaboration with local dancers. The new dance will explore cultural differences, mutual histories and ideas of contemporary masculinity and gender and will be presented at Akhe Engineering Theater.
$5,500 To support experimental works for voice and electronics to be performed in Istanbul and Ankara with Turkish singer and composer Nihan Devecioglu. The concerts will include new works that they each compose for the combination of their two voices.