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WETA Arts: July 2019

WETA Arts

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WETA Arts spotlights visual and performing arts in Greater Washington and celebrates the diverse cultural heritage of the nation’s capital. The half-hour magazine-style show presents a variety of stories, profiles and discussions, while introducing emerging and established artists alike. This month, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the program has a space theme, with stories on the surprising partnership between NASA and the National Symphony Orchestra, a behind-the-scenes look at the NASA art collection, a local dance troupe imagines a voyage to Mars, and thought-provoking portrayals of space on the silver screen.

 

Emil De Cou – NASA and the NSO

Emil De Cou

Conductor Emil De Cou loves music, of course, but also space. We follow him to Goddard Space Center where he reconnects with his scientific collaborators with whom he creates National Symphony Orchestra concerts illustrated by NASA footage.

 

For More Information:

svs.gsfc.nasa.gov→

www.kennedy-center.org/nso→

www.emildecou.com →

NASA Art

NASA Art

Did you know the Air and Space Museum has a collection of over 2000 pieces of art from NASA? Dr. Ellen Stofan, director of the Air and Space Museum, shares which pieces move her, and James Dean, museum curator in the 1960s, takes us back to when the art was made.

 

For More Information:

www.nasa.gov→

theotherjamesdean.com→

www.si.edu/about/bios/ellen-stofan→

airandspace.si.edu/collections/search/→

nrm.org/2016/12/woodstock-to-the-moon-1969-illustrated/→

airandspace.si.edu/topics/art →

Beyond

Deviated Theatre: Beyond

Local dance troupe Deviated Theatre imagines the personal struggle of an astronaut heading to Mars, in an evening-length work called “Beyond”.

 

For More Information:

www.nasa.gov/topics/moon-to-mars→

deviatedtheatre.org →

Space in the Movies

Space in the Movies

Film critics Travis Hopson and Tim Gordon discuss some of the most thought-provoking movies about space exploration.

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