An Estonian-born musician and designer Valev Laube will reveal his story to folk music and how the liberation from the Soviet Union has allowed Estonians to rediscover its cultural roots. The performance introduces a contemporary artistic interpretation of old folk tunes and playing tradition while fusing it with contemporary music practices and personal experiences associated with the teaching methods of folk music.
Project W Theatre Festival is a multi-day reading festival in New York City presenting new plays written, directed, managed and produced exclusively by women. It’s a celebration of women in theatre from both the creative and business fields.
What happens when we take the trains out of a subway? Will it become an ex-space or will it gain a new identity, new purpose? Rochester Subway is a pioneer project of ExSpace Artist Collective aiming to showcase the evolution of the abandoned urban space through art projections and digital mediums. Since 1956 the Rochester Subway, once known as a center for urban transportation and community interaction, has been left abandoned by the city and its former occupants, yet it lives on as a vibrant space for artistic socio-political expression through graffiti and street art. Exspace art exhibition "Rochester Subway" allows user to explore voices that exist in the space through Augmented Reality art installations. Stay tuned for more information.
Esto-Atlantis Concert: A Centennial Celebration of Independence in a Singing Nation represents the rich heritage and inheritance of Estonian choral music. The concert will unite Estonians across distance, with choirs coming together from Europe and the US to form the global choir of Esto-Atlantis. It will also unite Estonias across time, drawing together four generations of Estonian music in one family: with sacred selections from Rudolf Tobias, Reekviem and folk arrangements by Helen Tobias Duesberg, with Duesberg’s daughter Maaja Roos conducting and granddaughter Leila Roos singing.
As part of the multidisciplinary concert “Tonality of Culture” two Estonian-born artist Valev Laube and Diina Tamm present various dance and musical interpretations of old Estonian archive recordings dating back to the beginning of the 20th century.
Performance art show celebrating the works of an Estonian-born American architect Louis Kahn.
In 2016 an Estonian art critic Heie Treier published a book "KAHN: The Islander" exploring the motivations, and subconscious inspirations behind Kahn's work. She elaborately focused on medieval Estonian architecture and analyzed how Kahn's birthplace might have influenced his creative work. In collaboration with five New York-based artists, we'll explore how our physical surrounding can change artistic perception.
"Reflection Spectrum" is a multi-dimension performance art installation featuring dance and video works by numerous New York based artists.
Multiple artists come together to create Reflection Spectrum. This show fuses dance and video imagery together to create a unique experience. We all struggle with the person we are and the person we project. Self-reflection is a humbling process. So we ask....Which is the real you? The one people see or the one on the inside? How are we affected by visible reflections? Are we aware of reflections that can not be seen? Why do we feel, say or do certain things...?
Time: July 26 - 27; at 4.30PM and 6PM
Location: Anita's Way (through-block connecting 42nd and 43rd st., between Broadway and 6th Ave)
Choreographers: Amanda Carlson, Diina Tamm, Brinda Guha, Vivake Khamsingsavath.
Video and promotional artist: Valev Laube
Special thanks to Chashama, G. WIlson, Wear The Paint, and New York Estonian House.
The Estonian Cultural Days presents an Estonian Church ceremony-concert on Lexington Avenue, NY. Valev Laube (violin) ft. Evan Basta (viola) and Samay Kapadia (guitar) will be performing traditional and contemporary Northern European folk tunes.
The beginning of a story - a place, time, and the creator. The exploration of various stories and eventful moments lead to collaborative creation of new experiences, new memories and emotions that therefore create a whole new story. Throughout this concert we are going to explore how old folk-inspired melodies are being created and how they came from self to life. I am going to merge the traditional music from Northern and Western Europe to contemporary interpretations and electronic instruments.
Valev Laube is a contemporary electronic-folk violinist, mostly influenced by Northern-European folk as well as pop, indie pop and rock music. Born in Northern Europe, he learned both classical as well as Estonian, Finnish and Swedish folk music. Valev has studied and performed in many different countries, like Estonia, Italy, Sweden, UK, and the US. His album "New World" was released in 2014, along with a single of the contemporary folk tune "Maybe Next Time."
Valev Laube at ArtAwake 2015
ArtAwake is a one-day festival of creativity that brings life to a vacant urban space in Rochester, NY.
ArtAwake seeks to unite the community – from college students to families and young professionals to senior citizens – to facilitate interaction and discussion that will lead to creative solutions for Rochester’s unused spaces, for its creative community, and ultimately for the future of its downtown. We will create an innovative and interactive festival that repurposes a vacant urban space through the exhibition of local artists, musicians, dancers, videographers, designers, businesses, and technologies. After 4 successful annual festivals, ArtAwake has totaled over 6,000 attendees and has featured over 650 pieces by 400+ artists, performances by 70+ groups, delicious local foods, and a myriad of interactive exhibits.
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