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Tue, Apr 28 onetime 10 AM - 11 AM
Location: Lensic Performing Arts Center

The Lensic and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops presents the annual Future Voices of New Mexico Awards Ceremony. This is a FREE event and tickets are not needed to attend.

Future Voices of New Mexico is a collaborative filmmaking project what takes its inspiration from working with indigenous and under-represented voices from around the world. By bringing together teachers, filmmakers, and various cultural institutions, we have launched a project the encourages high school students from around the country to tell stories through film and photography. Utilizing renowned filmmakers and photographers, we have created filmmaking and photography modules that are brought into the schools. In addition, we have created agency within the schools by bolstering their equipment and resources. Our team collaborates with local teachers to engage students at all stages of the filmmaking and photography process, including pursuing careers in the industry. visit our website
Wed, Apr 29 onetime 7 PM - 9 PM
Location: Lensic Performing Arts Center

Tickets for this event go on sale at noon on March 7

Lannan Foundation presents In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom: Naomi Klein with Katharine Viner.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, fellow at The Nation Institute and author of the international bestsellersThe Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. Her regular column for The Nation and The Guardian is distributed internationally by The New York Times Syndicate. In 2004 Klein won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for her reporting from Iraq for Harper's. The same year, she released The Take, a feature documentary about Argentina's occupied factories, co-produced with Avi Lewis. Her new book is This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.
Katharine Viner is editor-in-chief of Guardian US and deputy editor of The Guardian worldwide. She joined the publication in 1997 and has undertaken numerous roles, including editor of Weekend magazine, features editor and head of commentary and opinion. In May 2013 she launched the award-winning Guardian Australia as editor-in-chief. Viner is also a board member of London's Royal Court Theatre and a former judge of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. visit our website
Fri, May 1 onetime 7 PM - 9 PM
Location: Lensic Performing Arts Center

Lensic Presents National Theatre Live in HD: The Hard Problem.

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is "the hard problem," which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

Underwriting for this performance is generously sponsored by Century Bank. visit our website
Sat, May 2 onetime 7 PM - 9 PM
Location: Lensic Performing Arts Center

Lensic Presents National Theatre Live in HD: A View from the Bridge
Don't miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic's ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold' production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent 's top theatre pick of 2014.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie's jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller's tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London's West End by National Theatre Live.

Underwriting for this performance is generously sponsored by Century Bank. visit our website
Robert Redford and Mayor Javier Gonzales at the Lensic: Arts, Activism, and the Environment
Tue, May 5 onetime 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Location: Lensic Performing Arts Center

Santa Fe Forward and the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce present a conversation between Robert Redford and Mayor Javier Gonzales.

Join us for this discussion on the intersection of activism, arts and the environment.

Robert Redford is an ardent conservationist and environmentalist, a man who stands for social responsibility and political involvement, and an artist and businessman who is a staunch supporter of uncompromised creative expression. He is recognized across the world for the roles he has played and the projects he has directed or produced throughout his distinguished stage and film career. Redford has nurtured more than a generation of innovative voices in independent film and documentaries through his nonprofit Sundance Institute and Film Festival.

Javier Gonzales is known for his progressive vision and inclusive style. A lifelong resident of the City Different, his family has deep roots here. As mayor of Santa Fe, Javier is actively pursuing making Santa Fe the leader in the green economy, diversifying our economy, promoting our youth, making Santa Fe safer for its citizens and continuing to grow this amazing city. visit our website
Wed, May 6 onetime 7 PM - 9 PM
Location: Lensic Performing Arts Center

Lannan Foundation presents Readings and Conversations: Claudia Rankine with Saskia Hamilton.

Claudia Rankine is the author of Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric, a multi-genre book blending poetry, images and essays in which she writes, “Forgiveness, I finally decide, is not the death of amnesia, nor is it a form of madness as Derrida claims. For the one who forgives, it is simply a death, a dying down in the heart, the position of the already dead.” In praise, Jorie Graham wrote, “Rankine breaks out of virtual emotion, reawakens honesty, and exhibits such raw political courage and aesthetic bravery it sends tremors through the entire field of American poetry as she finds it.”

Her new book Citizen continues Rankine's unique genre and presents a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism on society.

Saskia Hamilton's books of poetry include Canal: New and Selected Poems, Divide These and As for Dream. The New York Times Book Review noted, “Hamilton is able to sustain a complex narrative through stripped-down poems, some of which read almost like asides . . . leavened by a wry humor.” Hamilton edited The Letters of Robert Lowell and co-edited Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. She lives in New York where she is a professor of English at Barnard College. visit our website
Fri, May 8 onetime 6 PM - 8 PM
Location: Lensic Performing Arts Center

The Lensic and New Mexico History Museum present Revisiting The Civil War

This event, a collaboration with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, is FREE and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Suggested $10 donation.

Join us for this discussion about the Ken Burns' series with film editor and post-production supervisor Paul Barnes. The 1990 release of The Civil War, a nine-part documentary, brought new attention to our nation's greatest crisis and revolutionized the art form. Barnes worked hand-in-hand with Burns on the series, which drew numerous awards.

Barnes will show re-cut clips from The Civil War to detail the filmmakers' experience and describe how they re-mastered the series in high definition for a 25th-anniversary airing on PBS stations beginning September 2015.

This event is part of the New Mexico History Museum exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, which opens on May 1 in collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera's debut of Cold Mountain in August.

The Civil War premiered in September 1990 and became the highest-rated series in the history of American Public Television. It won more than 40 major film and television awards, including two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, the Peabody Award, and the Lincoln Prize. Since then, Barnes has edited or supervised the editing on most of Burns' films, including Baseball; Empire of the Air: the Men Who Made Radio; Thomas Jefferson; and Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery. visit our website
Sat, May 9 onetime 7 PM - 9 PM
Location: Lensic Performing Arts Center

Academy for the Love of Learning presents Dancing By Moonlight, Lifesongs in Concert Spring 2015

Lifesongs Concerts are the culmination of months of creative collaboration between elders artists, community members, youth and people in hospice. The performances celebrate the voices of our elders, the insights gained at end-of-life, and the extraordinary alchemy of intergenerational creative exchange.

This year, our spring concert, Dancing by Moonlight, will feature elders and staff from the Santa Fe Care Center, students from the Santa Fe Waldorf School, community members of our Lifesongs Creative Ensemble, the 7th Wave Choir, singers from The Santa Fe Opera's Young Voices program, the University of New Mexico's Dolce Suono Choir, Lifesongs facilitating artists, and the Lifesongs House Band, featuring some of Santa Fe's finest professional musicians.

Lifesongs was founded in 2007 by The Santa Fe Opera and Littleglobe under the leadership of Acushla Bastible, Andrea Fellows Walters, and Molly Sturges. In 2011, Lifesongs became a program of the Academy for the Love of Learning in partnership with Littleglobe. visit our website
Mon, May 11 onetime 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Location: Lensic Performing Arts Center

Monday, May 11th at 7:30pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W. San Francisco Street.

Please call Performance Santa Fe at 505-984-8759 for subscription orders or for student, teacher and group discounts.

As they perform works by Brahms, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn, you'll see firsthand why this English chamber ensemble has growing legions of global fans. Famous for fresh interpretations of the world's most cherished chamber music, the eight-member group has a reverential and almost magical approach to their craft that audiences find exhilarating. visit our website
Thu, May 14 onetime 7 PM - 9 PM
Location: Lensic Performing Arts Center

Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe, celebrating 30 years of service to the community, presents Santa Fe READS: Sandra Cisneros in a reading and discussion with Levi Romero.

Sandra Cisneros, writer, poet and teacher, is best know for her award-winning book, The House on Mango Street. Published in 1985, it has sold over five million copies and is still required reading in schools and universities across the country. She has been honored with numerous awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Texas Medal of the Arts. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages.

Levi Romero is an Assistant Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of Mexico and director of its New Mexico Cultural Studies Certificate Program. He is the author of several books of poetry and was awarded the post of New Mexico Centennial Poet in 2012. visit our website

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Lensic Performing Arts Center

Lensic Performing Arts Center

211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
The Lensic presents over 200 eclectic performances year-round, which include an array of local, national, and international music artists.
Santa Fe Film Festival

Santa Fe Film Festival

Various Venues, Santa Fe, NM 87501
WHEN: December 2 - 6, 2015
This four-day film buff's dream screens films from around the globe and hosts panels, workshops and other festivities. Various venues.

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