ARTCAST

ARTCAST SEASON 3

Premiered February 8, 2019

Episode 1: UNENDING

The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble performs "Unending," with choreography by Michele Brangwen, music by Tim Hagans, and movement and music created in the moment by all performers. Robin Gilbert Campos, Yuritzi Govea, Cristian Laverde Konig, Michele Brangwen, dancers; Tim Hagans, trumpet; Thomas Helton, bass; Jon Irabagon, saxophone; and Joe Hertenstein, drums. Watch as award winning filmmaker Peter Josyph places you on stage and close to the performers as he films "Unending" at the Jazz Loft, a terrific new venue that flipped itself to accommodate dance with live music, placing the audience on the bandstand and the performers in the generous audience space. New York.

Episode 2: THE BAD DUETS WITH SPECIAL GUEST RAVI COLTRANE

Premiered February 15, 2019

 

Grammy-nominated trumpeter and composer Tim Hagans and drummer Joe Hertenstein welcome special guest saxophonist Ravi Coltrane to Hagans' wild improvisational series entitled The Bad Duets. The Bad Duets take their name from a famous bathhouse sign in Sweden that appeared in the first films of this series. Hagans explains that he wanted to see if they could turn the neon BAD sign (Swedish for Bath) to Good with their playing. Watch a joyful excerpt performed as part of the Nublu Jazz Festival at Nublu. New York.

 

 

Episode 3: COFFEE-HUGGER 3, WANDERING LEAVES

Premiered February 22, 2019

 

"Coffee-Hugger 3, Wandering Leaves" is the third in Michele Brangwen's intimate and voyeuristic series of dance and music shorts based around the making of a cup of coffee. Coffee-Hugger 3 features Los Angeles based composer and arranger Mark Masters joining with trumpeter Tim Hagans and choreographer Michele Brangwen as they search for their creative muses during the reflective time of Winter Solstice in California. Humorous and atmospheric, the Coffee-Hugger series invites the viewer into the frame to share some coffee. Los Angeles.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Episode 4: CONFUSION OF ANGELS

Premiered March 25, 2019 

 

The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble's dance and music meditation for peace, filmed at the Rothko Chapel's Reflecting Pool and Barnett Newman's Broken Obelisk. Choreography by Michele Brangwen; music by Thomas Helton; performed by Brooke Barnes, Sasha Filipovich, Lindsey McGill, and Michele Brangwen, dancers; Seth Paynter, EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument). Cinematography by Yunuen Perez Vertti; Lighting Design by Jeremy Choate. Houston. 

 

ARTCAST is an internet television series on YouTube produced by the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble. ARTCAST features new dance, music and film from multiple cities. The series was designed to develop audiences for the arts and to link both artists and audiences in multiple cities. It is not monetized in any way, so no ads will appear. Watch Seasons 1 & 2 below. 

Below each episode is a link to an essay about the content. You can read responses to ARTCAST by visiting our word page

ARTCAST Season 2

featuring new dance, music & film from Houston, New York, Los Angeles & Vancouver

Premiered November 9, 2014
EPISODE 1: IN AND OUT OF THE SHADOWS 
Houston: A new film with choreography by Michele Brangwen & music by Grammy-nominated composer Tim Hagans, inspired by John Cassavetes’ film SHADOWS. Guest artist Joe Hertenstein on drums joins MBDE dancers and musicians. Lighting Design by Kris Phelps. Read Michele Brangwen's post on "The Lelias" on our ARTCAST Season 2 blog

Premiered November 16, 2014
EPISODE 2: NO STANDING IN ST. PETERSBURG PART 2: ASTORIA
New York: Award-winning filmmaker Peter Josyph premieres ASTORIA, part 2 of his serial film NO STANDING IN ST. PETERSBURG. Part 1 premiered on ARTCAST Season 1. The Russians are back! ASTORIA stars Anna Istomina & Raymond Todd. 
Read Michele Brangwen's post on "The Russians Are Back " on our new
ARTCAST Season 2 Blog 

Premiered November 23, 2014
EPISODE 3: QUANTUM BASS

Houston: The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble transforms the Quantum Bass Center’s studios into an intimate performance environment. Featuring Lindsey McGill, Thomas Helton and Seth Paynter. Co-presented by the
Houston Composers Salon.
Read Michele Brangwen's essay "Still Dancers Displaying Their Exquisite Shapes" on our 
ARTCAST Season 2 Blog

Premiered November 30, 2014
EPISODE 4: RAIN GIRL
New York: A new film with choreography and text by Michele Brangwen and music by Tim Hagans. Inspired by Hemingway’s “Big Two-Hearted River” tributing the resilience of the human spirit. Featuring dancer 
Robin Gilbert. Narration by Cristian Laverde König. Read Michele Brangwen's essay Hemingway & Rain Girl
on ARTCAST Season 2 blog 

Premiered December 7, 2014
EPISODE 5:NO STANDING IN ST. PETERSBURG PART 3:FILM AT THE TOP
New York: Part 3 of Peter Josyph’s serial film NO STANDING IN ST. PETERSBURG. An actress, played by Elena A. Shadrina, tries to comprehend her enigmatic director, played by Kevin Larkin. 
Read Michele Brangwen's essay "Film at the Top: The Feminist Take" on ARTCAST Season 2 Blog 

Premiered December 14, 2014
EPISODE 6: QUANTUM BASS PART 2
Houston: Featuring SQUEAKY DREAM, conceived by Lindsey McGill and performed by Roberta Cortes, Michele Brangwen, Seth Paynter & Thomas Helton, followed by a duet by Roberta Cortes & Seth Paynter.Co-presented by the Houston Composers Salon. Read Michele Brangwen's essay on improvisation "Choices Informed By Everything Up To That Moment" on our ARTCAST Season 2 blog.
Premiered December 21, 2014
EPISODE 7: SITATUNGA
Los Angeles: A new work from composer Mark Masters that tributes the wild and innovative spirit of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman. Performed by the Mark Masters Jazz Ensemble featuring Kirsten Edkins. Presented by the American Jazz Institute. Read Michele Brangwen's essay "Women in Jazz, Dewey Redman & Sitatunga Dreams"
on our ARTCAST Season 2 blog
Premiered December 28, 2014
EPISODE 8: IN THE HEART OF WOMEN
IN THE HEART OF WOMEN is a new documentary short by filmmaker Yunuen Perez Vertti. Filmed in Vancouver, IN THE HEART OF WOMEN is about West Coast Women Artists, a collective of indigenous artists whose goal is to build on artistic skills, share knowledge, and preserve traditional teaching through art. Vancouver 
Read Michele Brangwen's interview with Yunuen Perez Vertti about IN THE HEART OF WOMEN on our ARTCAST Season 2 blog. 
ARTCAST is funded in part by grants from the Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and NYSCA-subsidized rehearsal space at the Mark Morris Dance Center. 

And by ARTCAST Episode Sponsors: Joyce M Freeman; Rufus & Doris Reid, Quantum Bass Center, Houston 
Vancouver Photo by Arlene Bowman

ARTCAST SEASON 1

featuring new dance, music & film from Houston & New York

Premiered June 9, 2013
Episode 1: NO STANDING ANY TIME
Houston: ARTCAST takes you to Houston for the live performance premiere of No Standing Any Timewith choreography by Michele Brangwen and music by 3 time Grammy-nominated composer & trumpeter Tim Hagans. The setting of No Standing Any Time is the world we experience when we awaken between dreams. The subtle sounds and feelings of that space resonate deeply, and challenge us to live wholly in the present.
Premiered June 16, 2014
Episode 2: NEW YORKERS NEW YORKING
New York: Award-winning filmmaker Peter Josyph and Michele Brangwen premiere new shorts created in and about New York City, including Columbus Circle where live trumpet and dance descend on Broadway. 
Premiered June 23, 2013
Episode 3: INVITATION
Houston: A live performance of Invitation from Houston, with a mystical score by Seth Paynter for
saxophone, Burma bells, woodblock, snaps and gong. The work invites us to unite – both poetically within our own selves – and with each other.
Premiered June 30, 2013
Episode 4: NO STANDING IN ST. PETERSBURG, Part 1: ST. PETERSBURG
New York: ARTCAST premieres Part 1 of Peter Josyph’s serial film No Standing In St. Petersburg. Starring Elena A. Shadrina, Anna Istomina and Raymond Todd
ARTCAST Season 1 was funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston’s City’s Initiative Program through the 
Houston Arts Alliance, and by the Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, KUHF Radio, & NYSCA-subsidized rehearsal space at the the Mark Morris Dance Center & the Baryshnikov Arts Center; and by episode sponsors Joyce Freeman, Rufus & Doris Reid, & Justine Simoni.