Kate Johnson Wins Emmy with Mia, A Dancer’s Journey

We are thrilled to share with you that Kate Johnson (center, pictured with Ted Sprague and Brenda Brkusic), a well known artist and cultural producer is part of a team that has won a 2015 Emmy for their work on the brilliant documentary film, Mia, A Dancer’s Journey. What makes this even more poignant is…

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Five Chinese Feminist Performance Artists Released From Prison, for Now

Update from Slate After more than a month of imprisonment, the so-called “feminist five” (Wang Man (王曼), Li Tingting (李婷婷), Wu Rongrong (武嵘嵘), Zheng Churan (郑楚然), and Wei Tingting (韦婷婷) were released from custody by Chinese police yesterday. The five activists had been arrested on March 8, International Women’s Day, over a campaign they attempted…

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Supporters of Detained Chinese Performance Artists Come Under Pressure

Demonstrators in front of the Central Government Liaison Office in Hong Kong last Saturday call on Beijing to release the five women detained as they were planning to distribute stickers highlighting the problem of sexual harassment on public transport. Credit Didi Kirsten Tatlow/The New York Times Like a modern-day Leviathan scenting challenges to its rule,…

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Five Chinese Women Jailed March 7 for Transgressive Performance Art

Wu Rongrong, Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Zheng Churan and Li Tingting are five courageous women who have been staging protests for the past several years in China. They are advocating for equal-rights legislation and highlight discriminatory behavior in government and businesses. Their protests have been viewed as “performance art”—a term strategically employed to dodge the…

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