|The Urbano Project empowers urban teens and professional artists to create social change through participatory works of contemporary art and performance.Join us for our spring semester! There are two ways to apply:
Urbano’s 2013-2014 project theme is: “The Emancipated City: Reimagining Boston.” Join us in exploring visions of a new city. What does it mean to be “emancipated”? What are your dreams of a free Boston?
Urbano’s Artists Projects are free, and teen artists will be paid a stipend for their work.
This is a competitive process, and you must attend an interview! Once we receive your application, Urbano staff will contact you to set up an interview time.
Spring Artists’ Projects:
CONVERSATIONS IN MOTION
Acrobatics and Storytelling
Lead Instructor: Indi McCasey
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 – 6:30
Part oral history project, part physical theater, Conversations in Motion will be a collaboratively choreographed performance where teen artists-as-cultural investigators will ask questions of community members and themselves. The final piece will be an acrobatic moving tableau about the city and its citizens.THE NEW LITERARY CITY
Poetry as Installation and Performance
Lead Instructor: Sara Rivera
Tuesday and Thursdays, 3:30 – 6:30pm
Today’s artists are constantly re-inventing the relationship between words, sound, movement, and images. Our class will continue this exploration during studio projects and workshops, using poetry as a central element in drawings, installations, recordings, and movement-based performance.
Sound Sampling and Performance
Lead Instructors: Charles Burchell and Nick Hakim
Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:30 to 6:30pm
Our mission is to create the soundtrack of the Emancipated City. We will explore the technique of sampling to create musical arrangements and sound collages that will be performed in public spaces. Join us as we re-imagine, reinvent, and remix Boston.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 617.983.1007