Inward Bound for the week of May 17, 2020
Paris Ballet dancers in quarantine keep dancing…joyful and exuberant.
Paris – If you think NY’s High Line is new and different, take a walk along Paris’s Promenade Plantee:
Ghent The exhibition of the famous Ghent altarpiece and other paintings by Jan Van Eyck was closed by the Corona virus. However, we can take a virtual tour of that exhibition which we now know will not reopen when the quarantine is over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IZxr6eGJqk
Beijing The Forbidden City: Over an hour, but absolutely fascinating.
Hong Kong Chinese Ballet Dancers perform another wild version of Bolero. It’s crazy fun.
Florence: Models created from Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary drawings demonstrate his genius.
Petra: fascinating video about the secrets of Petra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK1bwnqXvX4 Bit weird at the end – but really good look at an amazing place
34 Ballerinas from 14 countries dance the swans in Swan Lake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=PT14o5Wq7gE&app=desktop
15 Unbelievable places that actually exist: https://youtu.be/pFoty21X370YouTube
And, just in case you think you’ve seen it all: you have not! https://www.amnh.org/explore/videos/space/the-known-universe
Inward Bound for the week of May 11, 2020
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
LET’S GET STARTED:
Ride the Cyclone on Coney Island
Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Enjoy Spring Flowers
https://www.bbg.org/news/stroll_through_the_japanese_garden_in_bloom_video (18 min.)
A few minutes of Central Park
(For the best experience of this video, click Full Screen on YouTube) https://youtu.be/0ADxw30zDh0
SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH TWO ICONIC EXHIBITS
See Audubon’s Birds (https://emuseum.nyhistory.org/collections/92584/audubons-watercolors-for-the-birds-of-america/objects)
and Tiffany Lamps (https://emuseum.nyhistory.org/collections/4868/tiffany-glass-the-dr-egon-neustadt-collection/objects
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
Seneca Village (8 min.)
Alexander Hamilton’s New York – A Slideshow
Wondering How New York Became New York?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqYNNOsgpqc The Big Apple” A Short History of New York City (22 min.)
LIVING IN A ZOOM WORLD
How to Add a Background to Zoom
Adding a background with a New York Public Library Theme
MUSIC AND DANCE TO LIFT OUR SPIRTS
Bolero Julliard (9 min)
The piece is a virtual collaboration with Juilliard’s community of artists, bringing together dancers, instrumentalists, singers, actors, and alumni. Bolero Juilliard showcases the talents and creativity of the Juilliard community “in a portrait of art-making and shared experience amid physical isolation and uncertainty,”… and to the power of art-making to bring us together.”
FILM AND VIDEO
This MET produced film was inspired by the Costume Institute's 1982 exhibition "La Belle Époque," organized by the legendary Diana Vreeland. This outrageous and slyly self-aware documentary takes you on a journey from the heights of decadence in fin-de-siècle Paris through the global pandemonium of World War I, starring Diana Vreeland and Douglas Fairbanks. (1 hour)
Barbra Streisand Reminds Frontline Workers They’ll ‘Never Walk Alone’ | Playbill
What A Wonderful World
From the Chicks with Dip gang of friends
All week –
From the Chicago Sinfonietta Something light, fun and musically harmonious to brighten your day. (3minutes)
Salon Salut: Competitive Foursome A brilliant, talented, snappy and fun female musical performance!
Frick Museum Cocktails with a Curator
Streaming now: Constable’s, White Horse
May 8 5:00pm Turner’s, The Harbor of Dieppe
Nureyev & Fonteyn – Swan Lake Rare footage of Nureyev and Fonteyn dancing Act 3 of Swan Lake (4 ½ minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDB8fV9PVTU&feature=youtu.be
Ballet Hispanico CARMEN. maquia (1 hour)
A contemporary take on Bizet’s classic opera.
May 7, 8-9 pm
JCC Manhattan presents Authors in Quarantine – Literary agent Julie Barr talks with author Ann Napolitano about her most recent work and how hard times affect creativity.
If you would like to get a glimpse of Spring outside of the City watch this.
New York Botanical Gardens Video Journey Through Spring
May 5, 7:00 pm –
The Thought Gallery -- Cinco-de-science -- The Science of Taste – A panel of scientists discuss food production, whether taste takes place on the tongue or in the brain, and how the body responds.
May 6, 7:00 pm
The Thought Gallery -- National Humanities Center, The History of the Afterlife. Professor Bart D Ehrman recounts where our ideas of the great-beyond come from.
May 6, 10:00-10:30 am
Morning stretch at Senior Planet. Stretching and breathing exercises to reduce anxiety and stress. https://seniorplanet.org/event/morning-stretch/2020-05-06/
ART? or HUMOR?
Spanish Facebook Group has People transforming themselves into Artwork
Ministry of Silly Walks. Video (1 minute) Michigan family ask all passersby to do “Silly Walks”
As from the Monty Python sketch.
STEADY AS SHE GOES
Instruction for simple balance exercises. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujoD1l4fnP4
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
40 Minute Home Yoga Workout https://youtu.be/OQ6NfFIr2jw?t=3
For focus, balance, flexibility, breathing. Different and fun Daily Qigong Routine (17 minutes)
Richard Simmons (Remember him?).
Aerobics: a 20-Minute Energizing Workout https://youtu.be/FDdJ-KXtMRo
LAUGHING COUNTS AS EXERCISE!
Big Apple Circus at Home: Contortion, Juggling and Balancing Tutorials. Seriously goofy. Be very careful!
Dances for a Variable Population: a variety of dance forms for mature dancers: https://www.dvpnyc.org/movement-speaks-classes-now-virtual-on-zoom/
Let’s VEG: MUSIC TO CHILL BY
Echoes of the Ages
An extraordinary program of lute songs and solos from 16th & 17th century England, France and Italy. Recorded at THE TANK, an acoustical wonder in Colorado, with vocals and echoes of soothing, calming sounds. https://tanksounds.org/tank-masters-series/ (20 minutes)
Viktoria Mullova Plays Bach
Recorded live from London’s Milton Court Concert Hall. This lovely joyful program also includes Haydn and Grimani. (1 hour 30)
An American Musical: Full Soundtrack with Lyrics
Gerhard Richter…exhibition at the MET
INWARD BOUND week of April 20, 2020
“At Home” GALA CONCERT with the Met. Saturday April 25, starting 1pm available thru Sunday evening. (3 hours) Featuring more than 40 artists including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Renee Fleming performing from their homes and live streamed on the Met’s website: https://www.metopera.org/season/at-home-gala/
MOZART’s MAGIC FLUTE has been recomposed by ShakeUp Music into a colorful bird aria that is so endearing! Check out the Papageno/Papagena duet here. http://volkerpannes.de/portfolio/bird-song-opera/
OUR BRILLIANT FRIENDS After Dinner Book Club and Watch Party featuring HBO’s Movie Series of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend, which speaks to the strengths of female friendships. (1 hour)
SWAN LAKE Cygnets doing their charming syncopated dance! (2 minutes)
ALVIN AILEY Night Creature LIMITED RUN April 23-26 (17 minutes) https://www.alvinailey.org/performances-tickets/ailey-allaccess?utm_source=aaadt_eblast_482020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=allaccess_divining
COCKTAILS WITH THE CURATOR, The Frick Collection - April 24, 5:00pm
Van Dyck's Sir John Suckling (15 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNVeJpU2DHHR_0y_Zvgn3MgZQQFcFx2eI
SHAKESPEARE !! Unlimited podcasts exploring the work of the Bard
NOTE: April 23 is his birthday!
FILM – through Thursday, April 23
FILM at Lincoln Center will be streaming THE BOOKSELLERS (99 min), an entertaining documentary, providing a lively tour of New York’s book world, past and present, from the Park Avenue Armory Antiquarian Book Fair; to the Strand and Argosy book stores, and beautifully crammed apartments of collectors and buyers. The $10 fee goes directly to support Film at Lincoln Center. https://www.filmlinc.org/films/the-booksellers/
INWARD BOUND week of April 13, 2020
All week -- From the Love of Dance SIG:
NY City Ballet.
Two short inspiring YouTube clips from choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
This Bitter Earth with Tiler Peck and Tyler Angle is beautiful! (7 minutes)
After the Rain (New Beginnings) with Maria Kowroski & Ask la Cour, performed on the rooftop of a building near Freedom Tower, honoring 9/11, gives us hope about the rebirth of the arts and the city once we’re through
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9R3chdzVLA (3 minutes)
Tuesday, April 14, 3:00pm -- TTN Webinar - Register today!
Lydia Denworth discusses her new book on Friendship. $5
Tuesday, April 14, 12:30-1:30
Chair Yoga Featuring poses and breath awareness. Develop better
alignment and mind-body connection.
Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:
Meeting ID: 170 361 931
Thursday, April 16, 7:30
The Center for Fiction –
Online Event: Free
Blonde 20th Anniversary Celebration with Joyce Carol Oates and Jonathan Sandlofer
Friday, April 17, 5:00pm
"Cocktails with a Curator | Rembrandt's Polish Rider” Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator https://mailchi.mp/frick/mem_cocktails_1_apr_2020?e=6fb1183466
Monday, April 20, 8:00pm-
92nd St Y FREE –
Sofia Coppola on Filmmaking: A Talk and Q&A with Annette Insdorf
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