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Paradigm Talent Agency Resume Review

Wednesday / March 23, 2016 / 9:00 a.m.
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921 Boylston Street, Career Development Center (Suite 100),
Boston
MA
United States
02115
March 22 - Paradigm Talent Agency Info Session
March 23 - Paradigm Talent Agency Resume Review
 

Get your resume reviewed by Paradigm Talent Agency, a full-service entertainment agency with offices in Beverly Hills, New York, Monterey, Nashville, London, and Austin. More details about this event to come!


Presented by the Career Development Center

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Free

Paul Robeson Book Discussion

Thursday / March 10, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
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Faculty, chairs, and deans are invited to join historian Lindsey R. Swindall and actor Grant Cooper as they discuss the life of singer, actor, and civil rights activist Paul Robeson and their efforts to capture his legacy in the written and dramatic forms. This session will revolve around Swindall's biography of Robeson, Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art

Lunch will be served. Please email facultydevelopment@berklee.edu by Monday, February 22 to RSVP and reserve a copy of the book. 

The location of this event is to be determined.

 


 

Book Description from Amazon:

Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art is the biography of an African American icon and a demonstration of historian Lindsey R. Swindall's knack for thorough, detailed research and reflection. Paul Robeson was, at points in his life, an actor, singer, football player, political activist and writer, one of the most diversely talented members of the Harlem Renaissance. Swindall centers Robeson's story around the argument that while Robeson leaned toward Socialism, a Pan-African perspective is fundamental to understanding his life as an artist and political advocate. Many previous works on Robeson have focused primarily on his involvement with the US Communist Party, paying little attention to the broader African influences on his politics and art. With each chapter focused on a decade of his life, this book affords us a fresh look at his story, and the ways in which the struggles, successes and studies of his formative years came to shape him as an artist, activist and man later on. Robeson’s story is one not simply of politics and protest, but of a man’s lifelong evolution from an athlete to an entertainer to an indispensible man of letters and African American thought. Swindall neatly outlines the events of Robeson's life in a way that freshly presents him as a man whose work was influenced by more than just his circumstances, but by a spirit rooted in dedication to the African's place in American art and politics.

Lindsey R. Swindall earned a doctorate in Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is a teaching assistant professor in the College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.  She has written three books about African American culture and political activism: The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello, The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937-1955, and Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art which recently came out in paperback.

Grant Cooper, an actor and stand-up comedian, has lived and worked in New York City for over twenty-five years.  He has performed in national commercials, comedy festivals, and at comedy clubs in and around New York City.  He has also worked full time as an actor for over twelve years with the NYPD training new recruits, and training police to engage more effectively with the mentally ill through the Crisis Intervention Team.  This initiative from the mayor's office was recently featured in an Associated Press news article.

CBC Faculty/Staff Happy Hour

Thursday / February 25, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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Summer Shack, 50 Dalton Street
Boston

Join the Community-Building Committee for its monthly happy hour. Come celebrate pay day with your colleagues and meet some new people. Cash bar. All faculty and staff are welcome!

Questions? Email communitybuilding@berklee.edu.

 

Admission: 
Free

Expression and Compassion in Action

Sunday / February 7, 2016 / 12:50 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
Expression and compassion in Action

Expression and Compassion in Action

Come join a fun and supportive community fueled by spontaneity, creativity, playfulness, and intuition.

INTRODUCTION

Life can be full of noise: expectations, competition, criticism, and judgements. All kinds of  distractions that take you away from who you truly are and aspire to be. E.C.A provides a chance for you to break away from all of that. Through natural movement, visualization and embodiment of your intentions, we offer a space to breath, connect, and realign. 


Come join a fun and supportive community fueled by spontaneity, creativity, playfulness, and intuition.

  • Life Rehearsal

Come to experience some self-exploration methods including empathy training, psychodrama, life rehearsal, sociometry, etc. Our intention is to create a safe space without judgement where we can explore and express ourselves freely with the support of a group.

  • Movement Jam

Movement Jams give you an opportunity to freely create, express and interact.        Equipped with simple tools & tricks, you’ll get the chance to use your body as an alternative form of spontaneous art. Everyone, especially artists, can communicate through improvised movement, regardless of past experience.  This is a space where you can reconnect to that raw love of creation- that pure joy of making art.

What you can get out from E.C.A sessions?

  • Rehearse your life without worrying about mistakes

  • Move your body freely

  • Be part of a supportive community

  • Explore yourself in an innovative way

  • Have the opportunity to truly listen to other’s stories and share your own

  • Express yourself through intuitive movement

  • Connect your mind, body, and spirit

  • Gain inspirations from all the above

  • Previous experiences in dance or drama are not necessary!

 

Spring 2016 Dates in The Loft                                             

Feb 7           12:00-1:30 pm                                                                               Feb 28 ,  March 27, April 10, April 17      2:00-3:30 pm

Xingyu Yao is in her fourth semester at Berklee. She dual majors in performance and music therapy. She has studied psychology, psychodrama, and expressive arts therapies, and had been certified as a mental health counselor in Shanghai before beginning her journey at Berklee. 

 

A John Waters Christmas

Saturday / December 17, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
John Waters

Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas obsessed, legendary filmmaker and the Pope of Trash John Waters (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos) brings his one-man show to Boston. Putting the X in X-mas, Waters will explore his compulsive desire to give and receive perverted gifts, a religious fanatacism with Santa Claus, and an unhealthy love of true-crime holiday horror stories.

The $125.00 tickets grant access to a post-show meet and greet with Waters.

Admission: 
$26 / $35 / $45 / $65 / $125

Sharing the Love: Donation Day

Saturday / February 13, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.
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The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Share the love by donating clothes, shoes, and bags from your closet to homeless families. This event is part of the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: Day of Community and Service.

If you would like to participate or have any questions, email ierazo@berklee.edu.

Let's make a difference in our Berklee community!

Admission: 
Free

Berklee/Boston Conservatory Faculty & Staff Affinity Group Mixer

Monday / February 22, 2016 / 4:30 p.m.
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The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join your fellow Berklee/Boston Conservatory faculty and staff over refreshments while learning about all the different groups working to build and strengthen community in many fields of interest. Representatives from each group will be present and will share what they’ve been up to and ways to get involved.

Groups include: Association of Latin Faculty (ALF), Asian Staff & Faculty Association (ASFA), Association of Faculty & Staff of African Descent (AFSAD), BEFAST, Berklee Creative Collective, Berklee LGBT Allies, Berklee Women's Collective, Community Building Committee, Gracenotes Volunteer Committee, Mothers of Berklee/Families at Berklee, and Women of Council.

If you have noticed that a group is missing, then please let Brenda Bailey (bbailey1@berklee.edu) know and she will be happy to include them.

Admission: 
Free

Love Yoga - Love You with Alizon

Friday / February 12, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
Alizon Lissance

Open your Heart with today's Yoga Class with Alizon Lissance

Love Others, Love Yourself: Create Harmonious Relationships!

Saturday / February 13, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Room 218, 921 Boylston
921 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor
Boston
MA
United States
02215
3 hearts

Saturday, February 13 1-3pm - Love Others, Love Yourself: Create Harmonious Relationships!

With Katalin Matyus

Shake Your Soul

Friday / February 12, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
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Shake Your Soul®

The Yoga of Dance

 

Get moving and feel good about your body and yourself!

Feel like a dancer even without experience in dance!

Get a workout and inspiration while having fun! 

 

Want to free you inner dancer?

Not a dancer but you love to dance?

 

Instructor:  Robin Ginenthal

Sunday, Feb 7, 2-4pm

Friday, Feb 12, 7-9pm

Sunday, March 6 and Apr 3

in The Loft

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