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Wishing you a great summer from Hungary!

Adam McKinney and Daniel Banks, Ph.D.,
Co-Directors, DNAWORKS

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DNAWORKS July Newsletter

This month:

June DNAWORKSHOP
DNAWORKS at TCG Conference
Jewish Multiracial Network
DNAWORKS day-long training for the Museum at Eldridge Street
Upcoming DNAWORKS Activities
DNAWORKS in Hungary (Part II)
HaMapah/המפה at Black Theatre Network's 2010 Summer Conference

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June DNAWORKSHOP

->DNAWORKSHOP is a monthly meeting for artists designed to nurture exchange, communication, and the sharing of ideas and practices.

DNAWORKSHOP meets in a new space on the last Sunday of every month from 2 to 5pm.

The next DNAWORKSHOP will meet on Sunday July 25th, 2-5pm. Stay tuned for location.
To RSVP please contact info@dnaworks.org<-

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June DNAWORKSHOP Participants. From left, Chelley Canales, Amen Igbinosun, Tim Pracher-Dix, Rachael Sharp, Elizabeth Zaita

On Sunday, June 27th, Chelley Canales and Elizabeth Zaita hosted the DNAWORKSHOP in our absence. Here is what Chelley and Elizabeth had to say about hosting June's workshop:

Elizabeth - "It was wonderful to facilitate June's DNAWORKSHOP with Chelley; collaboration is essential to producing successful workshops. Watching the creative responses unfold before me was truly inspiring. That is leading -- fostering the creation of its parts, and offering a structure to pull those together into a whole. In addition, it is always great to meet so many like-minded, supportive artists/teaching artists."

Chelley - "DNAWORKSHOP continues with the groundwork that Daniel and Adam have laid and the community they've built. The arts and the city can be isolating, so having access to such a nurturing yet motivating group is invaluable. It was an honor to lead the program with Liz and I am continually grateful for the opportunity to connect with other artists."

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DNAWORKS at TCG Conference

Daniel co-moderated a panel on artists creating theatre work in conflict zones and under oppressive environments and led sessions, using the DNAWORKSHOP model, for a young cohort of international artists at the 2010 TCG National Conference - Ideas into Action.

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Jewish Multiracial Network

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Co-Director Adam McKinney with his niece and JMN participant Amira Yael Baldon

 
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DNAWORKS Co-Director Daniel Banks co-leading a talk back with Fran Kaplan, Director and Producer of "The Honey Colored Boy"

DNAWORKS led multigenerational programming through the arts for the Jewish Multiracial Network's 13th Annual Summer Retreat at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center.

Highlights included a DJ Dance Party, a long distance post-film dialogue with Harriet McKinney, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Area Jewish Committee and Fran Kaplan in Milwaukee, WI about Kaplanás film short The Honey Colored Boy, and supporting young Jews of Color and their families in creating deep relationships.

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Museum at Eldridge Street

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On June 23, Adam and Daniel led a full-day workshop with the staff, docents, and volunteers of the Museum at Eldridge Street, funded by the NYSCA (New York State Council for the Arts) "Get Ready, Get Set, Go!" grant for museum advancement. We had a great day with a wonderful and committed group of people exploring ways to expand the institution's programming and audiences. Executive Director Bonnie Dimun reported, "The entire team agreed that Daniel and Adam are extraordinary facilitators/leaders."

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Upcoming DNAWORKS Activities

DNAWORKS in Hungary

For the second consecutive year, DNAWORKS will is in Hungary to:

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DNAWORKS at the Roma and Friends Camp, 2009

Lead teacher trainings and theatre workshops at the Roma and Friends Summer Camp in Balatonlelle, organized by the Public Affairs Office and the Regional English Language Office, U.S. Embassy, Budapest, Hungary;

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Perform excerpts of HaMapah/המפה at the

Lauder/JOINT International Jewish Youth Camp in Szarvas; and

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Lead another DNAWORKS Roundtable, hosted by Golem Theatre, to discuss the structure of Hungarian artistic communities and organizations; share the work DNAWORKS does; and begin dialogue about possible future collaborations with fellow Hungarian artists.

HaMapah/המפה in Los Angeles

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We are so grateful for your support as we make this transition to Santa Fe. We look forward to hearing about your exciting projects as well!

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DNAWORKS is an arts and service organization committed to healing through the arts and dialogue. DNAWORKS catalyzes performance and action through the arts. In our work and global initiatives, our philosophy is:

ART = RITUAL = HEALING = COMMUNITY.

DNAWORKS is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.
Contributions in behalf of DNAWORKS may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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