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.
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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