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Wednesday, October 8

THE MAGIC FLUTE

Broad Stage

1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:30pm

From Sir Ian McKellen to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, everyone is raving about the magic of The Magic Flute, performed in English by South Africa’s unforgettable Isango Ensemble! Mozart’s masterpiece about love and redemption is boldly re-imagined South African style in this exhilarating, life-affirming opera that is “for everyone aged eight to eighty” (Sunday Telegraph). Winner of the Olivier Award for “Best Musical Revival in London” and co-produced by Eric Abraham, Isango’s The Magic Flute is a dizzying array of marimbas, swirling dancers, and brightly patterned costumes. The twenty singers, many of who come from Cape Town’s surrounding townships, pack enough vocal energy to raise the roof, and leave you with “a rare sense of life-enhancing joy” (Sunday Times, UK). 

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Saturday, October 11

Los Angeles Entertainment Industry Orientation

The Writer's Boot Camp

2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404

9:00am to 5:00pm

It's like college orientation, only for your entertainment industry career! Your insider's guide to making your career goals and dreams a reality at the epicenter of the industry!

This jam-packed days starts off with a welcome and opening keynote, "Your Entertainment Career Roadmap," from Your Industry Insider's Jenny Yerrick Martin which will include an overview of the layout of the industry, entertainment career strategy, job-getting secrets to streamline your path to your goals/dreams, and much more.
Expert Q&A Segments on such topics as:
The Essentials of Connecting: How to Make a Fantastic – and Lasting – First Impression
Getting Settled and Set Up in Los Angeles
Emotional Resilience and Psychological Edge in Your Industry Career
How to Successfully Work With a Recruiter/Personnel Agency
Getting & Staying Financially Fit While Working in Entertainment
Moving Up, Transitions within The Industry & Entertainment As 2nd Career
*NOTE: Q&A session topics could change subject to the availability of the presenters and demand of the attendees once sign up is underway.

Two Not-to-Be-Missed Panel Discussions:
Ladder Jobs Panel- Ladder jobs are jobs with a progression from one level to the next, such as talent agent, studio executive, costume designer, and network programming head. Successful entertainment professionals in these positions or other similar ones will discuss how they got their start, what it’s like to be working in their position, perks and pitfalls, other paths to the same position, and much more.
Dream Jobs Panel- Dream jobs are jobs without a clearly defined career progression, such as actor, director, film producer, screenwriter. Successful entertainment professionals in these positions or other similar ones will discuss how they got their start, big breaks, what it’s like to be working in their position, best moments and worst on the path, advice for finding your own way in, and much more.

A Catered Box Lunch will be provided.

Tickets available at www.laorientation.com

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Los Angeles Entertainment Industry Orientation

Writer's Bootcamp

2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404

9:00am to 5:00pm

It's like college orientation, only for your entertainment industry career! Your insider's guide to making your career goals and dreams a reality. This jam-packed day starts off with a welcome and opening keynote, "Your Entertainment Career Roadmap," from Your Industry Insider's Jenny Yerrick Martin which will include an overview of the layout of the industry, entertainment career strategy, job-getting secrets to streamline your path to your goals/dreams, and much more

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SUREFIRE Girls Conference

Art Institute of Santa Monica

2900 31st St., Santa Monica, 90405

10:00am to 5:00pm

The 2nd Annual SUREFIRE Girls Conference is back with more! More Workshops! More Exhibitors! More Fun!

Teen girls have questions, SUREFIRE provides a place to explore them! Not every issue can be dealt with at home or at school. At SUREFIRE is a place to ASK, to be HEARD and to have FUN!

SUREFIRE brings together international non-profits, sought-after speakers and Community leaders and media partners all under one roof to provide practical skills, share their inspiring stories and most importantly give you a place to ASK the question you want to ask!

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Ate9 Dance Company presents "Mouth to Mouth"

Moss Theatre at New Roads School

3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, 90404

8:30pm

In “Mouth to Mouth” Agami has woven together a disarming and beautifully crafted flow of ensembles small and large, as well as solo turns for several company dancers. She knows how to spread the wealth around and embrace the unique abilities of the dancers, including herself. While the movement can at times astonish you it also plays with an equal hand to subtle gestures and quiet pools of repose as in the opening which, in its length, somehow elevates silence to a near fearsome audibility.
-Steven Woodruff | See Dance

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ATE9 DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS MOUTH TO MOUTH AT THE MOSS THEATER AND HOSTS FIRST-ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA

Moss Theater (at New Roads School)

3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, 90404

8:30pm to 4:00pm

World-renowned Dancer/Choreographer Danielle Agami and Ate9 Dance Company, “one of Los Angeles’ hottest cultural commodities” (FJORD Review), presents mouth to mouth, a wildly entertaining and mesmerizing dance performance being held at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica, Ca., on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12. In addition to Sunday’s performance, Ate9 will host its first-annual fundraising gala immediately following the afternoon performance. The gala will be an intimate dinner with Ate9’s Artistic Director Danielle Agami and her dancers, with the proceeds going towards expanding dance programming in Los Angeles.

mouth to mouth is a performance about human exchange, a social experiment in the comfort of intimacy, the need to communicate, and deep-seated desire to connect. Originally based on a set of dialogs, this amusingly abstract dance performance hailed as “odd, fleeting, and gorgeous” (Vancouver Straight), focuses on conversations based on everyday interactions between one and his surroundings, taking the audience on an interpretive journey set to an original score by Los Angeles-based composer Jodie Landau. Additional soundtracks include: I Got it Bad by Nina Simone, Kid A and The Gloaming by Radiohead, Apple Pie by Puerto Muerto, and Hodzah by Sfataim.

The eight-member dance ensemble is a collection of award-winning dancers from North America, handpicked by Agami for their versatility, individual flair, and technical finesse in the Gaga movement language, developed by one of Israel’s best known choreographers Ohad Naharin, which Agami has studied, performed, and taught all over the world. Agami, known for her distinctive style of contemporary dance, delicately balances explosive physicality and frenetic gesturing, with subtle movements that lend to an ethereal quality, possessing “the gift of turning awkwardness into something beautiful.” (Wendy Perron, dance critic)

Performers include: Danielle Agami, Sarah Butler, Ariana Daub, Thibaut Eiferman, Rebecah Goldstone, Sarah Lyman, Scott McCabe, and Genna Moroni.

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Sunday, October 12

Ate9 Dance Company presents "Mouth to Mouth"

Moss Theatre at New Roads School

3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, 90404

4:00pm

In “Mouth to Mouth” Agami has woven together a disarming and beautifully crafted flow of ensembles small and large, as well as solo turns for several company dancers. She knows how to spread the wealth around and embrace the unique abilities of the dancers, including herself. While the movement can at times astonish you it also plays with an equal hand to subtle gestures and quiet pools of repose as in the opening which, in its length, somehow elevates silence to a near fearsome audibility.
-Steven Woodruff | See Dance

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Tuesday, October 14

Red Hen Press at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402

6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join Red Hen in collaboration with the A Room of Her Own Foundation for a special reading featuring the winners of the To The Lighthouse Poetry Prize.

Genevieve Kaplan is the author of In the ice house (Red Hen, 2011), winner of the A Room of Her Own foundation poetry prize, and settings for these scenes (Convulsive Editions, 2013), a chapbook of continual erasures from a single paragraph of Virgina Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Her poems and essays have recently appeared in or are forthcoming from Tinderbox, Post45 Contemporaries, Zyzzyva, and Opon. She holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from USC and an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in Southern California, where she edits the Toad Press International chapbook series, publishing contemporary translations of poetry and prose.

Jessica Piazza was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has a BS in Journalism from Boston University, an MA in Creative Writing from the UT Austin, and has completed a PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. She co-founded Bat City Review and Gold Line Press, is a contributing editor at The Offending Adam, and has blogged for The Best American Poetry and Barrelhouse. Her work has appeared in Agni, Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, National Poetry Review, The Missouri Review, Rattle, Hobart, and Forklift, Ohio, among other journals. She is the winner of the 2011 A Room of Her Own Foundation To the Lighthouse Publication Prize. Interrobang is her first collection of poems. Her chapbook, This is not a sky, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2014.

Leia Penina Wilson recently graduated with her MFA from the University of Alabama. She's since then moved to the desert, and will be pursuing her PhD in poetry at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. She's proudly Samoan, and is thrilled to find taro in the grocery stores. When she's not writing she likes to play Magic the Gathering, watch movies, make cocktails, and bake.

Moderator:
Mary Johnson is author of the memoir An Unquenchable Thirst, named one of 2011′s best books by Kirkus Review. Her courage to tell her story was the catalyst for the founding of A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO). Mary is AROHO’s Creative Director of Retreats and is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony. Her work has been widely published in places such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, O the Oprah Magazine, Bloomberg View, Feminism and Religion, Huffington Post, The Humanist, and NPR. She’s been featured in Poets & Writers and The Daily Beast and has appeared widely on radio and television, including Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Rosie Show, OutFront with Erin Burnett, Morning Joe, and PBS’s To The Contrary. Mary holds an MFA from Goddard College.

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