Flynn Center Seeks Bloggers!

flynncenterThe Flynn Center is once again offering bloggers the chance to write about shows for the Flynn Center Blog in exchange for a pair of tickets to select performances for the 2014/2015 season. It’s a wonderful opportunity to exercise your creative writing skills and see some cultural icons and, yes, superstars. Here’s how it works: You pick one show and an alternate from the list below and send a note to our Flynn Center liaison, Pat Goudey O’Brien, using the form below. One blogger (and one guest) per show. If you’re assigned a show, you’ll be expected to write a blog post about it and send it to Pat no more than two weeks before the show. Do this, and tickets will be waiting for you at will call. Then, after the show, you’ll write a post-show blog entry within a day or two and send it to Pat. Pat will help you edit these if necessary. Note: These aren’t reviews, or at least they don’t have to be. You don’t have to be a cultural critic. You are encouraged to riff on themes that these artists use in their work. You could write a poem, an essay, a short piece of fiction. So long as it engages in a dialogue with the work on stage at the Flynn, you’re doing it right. Check out these examples by Amanda Vella and Danielle Thierry. Here’s a list of the available shows.  The contact form is at the bottom of the page. September September 13: Mat Fraser & Julie Atlas Muz, The Freak and the Showgirl September 20: Tri Minh Quartet, Vietnamese music September 24: Pink Martini September 27: Soovin Kim, string quartet from Lake Champlain Music Festival’s Young Performers (host NPR’s Fred Child) October October 1: Los Lobos, David Hidalgo and Louie Perez, 40th October 2: Second City October 18: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet October 24: Marcus Robert and The Modern Jazz Generation October 29: Andy Milne, jazz, Strings and Serpents October 30: The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, documentary with live music, from filmmaker Sam Green and rock legend Yo La Tengo October 31: Faustin Linyekula, from Congo November November 1: and Panaibra Gabriel Canda, from Mozambique – Look Back, Dance Forward: Tales of Home November 2: Del McCoury Band, singing Woody Guthrie (some new)November 6: Slovenian dancer Jurij Konjar performs Bound November 7: The Basement Tapes Project (in Flynn Space), with guitarist Howard Fishman exploring Bob Dylan and The Band November 8: Christopher O’Riley, pianist November 15: Raphael Xavier, choreographer and dancer, spoken and dance – The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance November 21: Martha Graham Dance Company December December 4: Celebrating the Holidays, a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock December 11: Broadway show, Tony nominated Sister Act December 12: A Christmas Carol, from Nebraska Theatre Caravan January January 17: Camille A. Brown’s dance company January 18: Soovin Kim and the Johannes String Quartet, play Beethoven and Bartok (hosted by Fred Child) January 23: Movie sing-a-long to Grease (audience dress up and join the fun, sing with the movie) January 30: Terri Lynn Carrington Quartet, revisits album Money Jungle February February 2: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Tony winning Broadway show February 15: Schoolhouse Rock Live! – 70s pop culture phenom, with “Conjunction Junction,” “Just a Bill,” “Three is a Magic Number,” and more February 18: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, with kids February 19: Gregory Porter jazz February 21: Shantala Shivalingappa, Indian dance Akasha February 26: Kristina Wong, The Wong Street Journal, lecture, hip hop, and … stuff February 27: Grammy-winning jazz with Fred Hersh and his trio in the Flynn Space March March 13: Eileen Ivers (fiddler, original from Riverdance, and founding member of Cherish the Ladies) March 25: The Acting Company, MacBeth March 28: The Nile Project, inspired by Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, artists from the Nile Basin perform April April 11: Terry Galloway, You Are My Sunshine, one woman play April 15: Miwa Matreyek, animation and performance April 15: Ira Glass, with dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass, Three Acts, Two Dancers, and a Radio Host present dance and storytelling April 16: African Children’s Choir April 20: Gilbert Gil, Brazilian musician and Tropicalia pioneer April 21: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, playing music from Tchaikovsky to Lady Gaga, with a play-a-long April 27: Anything Goes Tony award winning show April 30: New York City prima ballerina Wendy Whelan performs Restless Creature in collaboration with Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, and Alejandro Cerrudo May May 10: Pedal Punk, with performers on wheels Cirque Mechanics In Flynn Space: Exploration Series. 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