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Artists In Progress video series‏

Artists In Progress video series‏


BAX |Brooklyn Arts Exchange


BAX |Brooklyn Arts Exchange


Friday, February 28, 2014 - 8:00pm

BAX |Brooklyn Arts Exchange

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange

is excited to announce a new installment of the

Artists In Progress video series:

"Making Choices / Taking Risks"


As part of our ongoing exploration of what it means to be an artist-in-progress, the second video instillation considers creative choice and risk.

Creative Choice: Creation is about making choices - about how to express a feeling or idea, about a character's walk. Choices are made on a small scale and a large scale (career choices, parent-artist choices, college choices). What goes into making a choice? Are choices important? What guides our creative choice-making? How do our choices reflect who we are?

Creative Risk: Risk can be a highly personal and very vulnerable state of being. Risk explores the act of stepping outside comfort zones as a student, as an artist or within a particular work. What does it feel like to take a risk? Why do we risk? How do we as artists support ourselves when we feel vulnerable or uncertain?

This video is part two of a year-long video series, which includes "Reflection" (part one of the series), and the upcoming installations featuring Transformation, Collaboration and Practice.

To view the first two episodes of this series visit bax.org/photos-video/.    




"Artists In Progress" brings to life BAX's mission of developing artists throughout all ages and stages. It speaks to our youngest student artists and our professional artists in residence, all of which are in the process of creating and becoming themselves as artists. It speaks to artists as 'whole people' knowing, understanding and becoming themselves. It speaks to our philosophy of investing in development, risk-taking, incubation, failure and staying messy over, for example, glossy finished work or 'just learning the steps.' "Progress" implies forward movement, evolution, a progressive approach to education, even progressive politics. It speaks to how BAX values young artists as artists and creative beings, nurturing their creative voices along with their technical skill. It implies perpetual motion: as long as we live, we are all, always 'in progress.'


Founded in 1991, BAX |Brooklyn Arts Exchange, is a community based performing arts center dedicated to developing artists of all ages, from children to professionals. The organization offers community access to arts and culture, supporting the creation of new work by emerging artists, engaging diverse audiences and providing arts education to youth and families. BAX has intentionally constructed an environment where children study and professional artists create under the same roof. Students are mentored by professional directors and choreographers. The organization's distinct focus on developmental process makes it a nurturing incubator for experimental dance and theater artists and is an important advocate for under-represented voices in the New York City performing arts community.

For more information about BAX and its programs please call 718-832-0018, email press@bax.org or visit us on the web at www.bax.org.

BAX's Artist Services Programs receives generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation.

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