Raising a child in New York City is always a challenge. For performing artists the balancing act can get especially creative.
Collaboration opens the door for spontaneous, synthesized work to come into existence.
Finding space to rehearse and perform in New York City’s competitive real estate market can be daunting.
For this family, performing is more than a job - it's a family business.
From cleaning toilets to working on Wall Street, these artists have done just about everything to balance the budget.
The majority of New Yorkers (75%) emigrate here. The artists in this episode share their reasons.
These artists are connecting the performing arts with issues relevant to citizens of New York City and the world.
Balancing a relationship with an artistic career requires grace under pressure.
New York performing artists have a talent for finding, fixing-up, and fighting for space in unlikely places.
An artistic process is as individual as the work that is created. It reflects personality, fears, inspiration, rigor and tendencies toward procrastination.
In a time of 24/7 connectivity, these performing artists are wrestling with how our new participatory culture is affecting the expectations of live audiences. Some embrace the change. Others work against it.
When the members of Chinese Theatre Works had a hard time juggling jobs and rehearsals, they took matters into their own hands.
Whether related to race, gender, or genre, labels play a strong role in determining an artist’s place in the world.
How does one decide she or he is an artist?
With the proliferation of low-cost democratic tools online, everyone can be their own producer, publisher, and marketing team.