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All posts by Caitlin Lally

24 Mar 2020

For creators of any and all media, here is a list of artist resources related to support amid public health concerns over COVID-19. We hope to continue to develop this list. Request to add your local resource here.

Please note: These links are not affiliated with Kranzberg Arts Foundation, nor is the foundation responsible for the websites’ content.

National Resources

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20 Mar 2020

While the Kranzberg Arts Foundation Music Artists-in-Residence typically share their talents on stage for audiences across St. Louis, the spread of COVID-19 has prevented such from happening for at least several weeks. As many of us are practicing social distancing with perhaps a surplus of time on our hands, it’s a great time to discover new sounds and support local musicians who have lost gigs.

Below is a list of the our current and past music artists-in-residence. We encourage you to follow them on social media and purchase or stream their music. If you find something you like, share it with a friend.

 

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Friday, March 20, Bandcamp is waiving its share of profits from music purchased on its platform to support musicians, NPR reported.

Other ways to help include contributing to the St. Louis Arts and Music Fund to support artists across various media.

19 Mar 2020

Across the nation and in our own community, the spread of COVID-19 has left thousands of workers in the service and hospitality industry without employment, and consequently, without paychecks.

Whether it’s you or someone you know who has recently lost their source of income due to the closure of restaurants, bars, and hospitality venues, below is a list of resources that may be helpful. If you are in a position in which you can offer aid to another person, consider making a donation to one of the funds.

Local Resources

National Resources

This list will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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19 Mar 2020

As the spread of COVID-19 continues to have an adverse effect on industries of all types, the St. Louis arts is no exception. These Kranzberg Arts Foundation resident organizations need your support now more than ever. Consider extending a virtual helping hand, and make a donation today. The recently passed COVID-19 relief bill allows those who take the standard deduction to deduct up to $300 of cash contributions to public non-profits.

This list of St. Louis arts organizations will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

01 Feb 2020

South Africa meets St. Louis for two performances that speak volumes about the universal human experience through movement.

By Caitlin Lally

Note: This article has been updated to reflect changes to performance dates and times.

Performing in sold-out shows more than 8,500 miles away, resident company Karlovsky & Company Dance had the opportunity to recently partner with Cape Town’s New World Dance Theatre (NWDT) on a project that transcends cultural differences, emphasizing the power of dialogue in building trust. 

After a year of conversations with the South African dance company, five members of Karlovsky & Company Dance boarded a plane for a two-week residency with NWDT in August 2019.

Taking with them two original works and creating a piece alongside the South African dancers, Dawn Karlovsky, founder and artistic director of the St. Louis company, said audiences expressed deep gratitude following the two companies’ collaborative performances. 

“They were amazed,” Karlovsky said. “We had a group of young students of theirs (NWDT) who stayed afterwards to meet all of us. Many expressed,“‘We have never seen movement like this before.’” Karlovsky recalled one student’s reaction. “They were moved to tears by the honesty and sincerity of the movement.”

With hopes that St. Louis audiences feel similarly, Karlovsky & Company Dance is eager to welcome the dancers to our corner of the world for two weeks when four members of NWDT perform with them on The Grandel Theatre’s stage in June.

The performance, aptly named “Conversations” because of the dialogue that went into forming the collaboration, is a statement on how people learn to understand one another and build trust, despite coming from different backgrounds. 

“Both companies are very much inspired by real-life situations,” Karlovsky said. “My work highlights choreography that illuminates human experience … I think that was one of the things that really drew their attention to us — that it felt real, that it felt human, that it felt like a universal experience can be shared through the kind of work we do.”

The dual-company performance “Conversations” will take place at 7:30pm Thursday, June 18, and Friday, June 19. The concert will consist of original contemporary choreography by both Karlovsky & Company Dance and NWDT, along with a shared piece that the two started building together while in Cape Town.

For more information, contact Dawn Karlovsky at [email protected]

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