EVENT & SPONSORSHIP • New Mexico Museum of Art & Museum Foundation Party of the Century Centennial Gala
May
5
to May 6

EVENT & SPONSORSHIP • New Mexico Museum of Art & Museum Foundation Party of the Century Centennial Gala

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Stagecoach Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of this Centennial Gala, commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the New Mexico Museum of Art, and supporting the museum's future art annex,  the Vladem Contemporary.   In addition to our sponsorship, Stagecoach Foundation will facilitate the incorporation of youth dancers as part of the Gala. In anticipation of this event performance, we will be hosting a master dance class, auditions and rehearsal sessions. 

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PRESENTATION • Alan Gershenfeld, E-Line Media, Youth Gaming Studios & "Never Alone"
Apr
24
4:00 PM16:00

PRESENTATION • Alan Gershenfeld, E-Line Media, Youth Gaming Studios & "Never Alone"

Stagecoach Foundation and NM TechWorks are proud to present Alan Gershenfeld, Founder, President, E-Line Media, Youth Gaming Studios, and publisher of the world-renowned and award-winning "Never Alone" game created in collaboration with the Iñupiat Alaskan Native community.

Register HERE. This event is free, but space is limited, so don't wait! 

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Never Alone (Kisima Innitchuna) was developed in partnership with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC), a pioneering Alaska Native organization, with the goal of sharing, celebrating and extending Alaska Native culture with a global audience.  The game explores a story passed down for thousands of years, is in the Inupiat language and features 26 mini-documentaries that get unlocked through gameplay.

Never Alone has touched a nerve globally.  It has been downloaded over 3 million times, featured in over 750 articles (including the Guardian, BBC, NPR, the New Yorker, LA Times and many others) and nominated for virtually every major game award (winning a British Academy Award and Game of the Year at Games for Change).  CITC has converted their revenue participation in the game into equity in E-Line and they are now our largest shareholder and our Chairman is CEO of the Tribal Council.  

Link to a short film about the making of the game by New Yorker films:
http://video.newyorker.com/watch/the-new-yorker-presents-never-alone

Link to a powerful review of the game by a Native American game critic (for those that doubt that games can significantly impact people):
http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/29/8852519/never-alone-american-indian  

E-line Media is now in active development on two major impact game projects - one on the future of the Ocean and the other that helps youth go from 'conjuring to scripting to coding' through a 3D immersive game.  Here is some background on Eline Media's youth game making initiatives:http://elinemedia.com/youth-programs/

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Register here, now. 

 

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CLASS • Creative Movement & Performance with Andrew Pearson
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

CLASS • Creative Movement & Performance with Andrew Pearson

Back by popular demand! Free! All ages welcome!

Unique opportunity to experience a master creative movement class with Andrew Pearson. Movement is integral to performance; don't hesitate to learn how to improve your performance by taking this class! Pearson is a Los Angeles-based dancer, performer, educator, and creator with roots in the technique and approaches of Lester Horton and Bella Lewitzky; extensive involvement in the contemporary landscape of LA concert dance; experience in commercial, theatrical, and experimental work, as well as international teaching and performance; and artistic pursuits fueled by a curiosity in the inner workings of the human psyche mixed with a penchant for amusement.

Space is limited, so REGISTER HERE

Why is Stagecoach Foundation offering a Creative Movement Class?

Stagecoach Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, dedicated to the production of great works alongside economic opportunity for New Mexico's underserved youth and young adults. Job creation training in support of Santa Fe's economy, with a particular focus on Film, Education and Technology, is built into the Stagecoach Foundation mission. By bringing such opportunities to Santa Fe, Stagecoach Foundation helps Northern New Mexico's youth accrue valuable experience. Such classes support these young artists' growth while creating the kind of real-world, resume-building effort that casting directors love to see!

Stagecoach Foundation is committed to inspiring the next generation of performers, and providing them with the experiences to help them realize their dreams.

What kind of experience does Andrew Pearson offer?

"As an educator, I crossbreed the ideals of a nerdy academic with a sassy socialite.  Operating under the belief that dance is a social activity, I approach teaching as a sharing of ideas, experiences, and passions. I place an equal value on form alongside self-expression, historical context alongside pop-culture, the virtuosic alongside the pedestrian, and hard work alongside enjoyment. I aim to provide tools that will allow movers to find both strength and freedom in their bodies in order to awaken our potential as well as our pleasure in movement.  My class has been influenced by classical and contemporary dance techniques, somatic practices, a background as a fitness instructor and yoga practitioner, and late nights on the dance floor."

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CLASS • Leslie Mitchell 2-Day Youth Acting Workshops, Day 2
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

CLASS • Leslie Mitchell 2-Day Youth Acting Workshops, Day 2

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Two-day youth acting workshop (April 7 and 21, 10am to 1pm). Geared specifically to younger actors (12-25). Classes are capped at 12 students per class. 

Registration information required in advance: age, gender, headshot or photo - all a week before the first class so instructor can customize curriculum. 

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Apr
8
12:00 PM12:00

AUDITION • NM Portraits Come To Life To Celebrate 100 Years of Art / Audition with Andrew Pearson

Stagecoach Foundation invites performers ages 10 to 23 to audition for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform in NM Portraits Come to Life movement and dance piece as part of the New Mexico Museum of Art "Party of the Century," Centennial Anniversary Gala 

This elaborate gala event highlights 100 years of amazing art in our enchanting state of New Mexico; you will want to be a part of this unique experience. We are proud to be integrally involved with Museum of New Mexico Foundation and the Gala.

Performers will recreate portraits from the 1900s through contemporary times, using movement and fantastic costume design to bring the art to life.  

Audition with LA-based choreographer Andrew Pearson for this fantastic opportunity.

Space is limited, so register HERE now! 

This is a wonderful chance to experience a real-world movement audition with an internationally recognized choreographer and dancer, and to participate in a live performance piece on May 5, 2018, as part of the Stagecoach Foundation-sponsored NM Museum of Art Foundation's Party of the Century.

If cast, rehearsals will take place April 20 - 22. Performance is May 5, 2018, in Santa Fe.

Why is Stagecoach Foundation working with New Mexico Museum of Art Foundation's "Party of the Century" Centennial Gala, and sponsoring the NM Portraits Come to Life performance, from casting and rehearsing through custom costuming by Meow Wolf?

Stagecoach Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, dedicated to the production of great works alongside economic opportunity for New Mexico's underserved youth and young adults. Job creation training in support of Santa Fe's economy, with a particular focus on Film, Education and Technology, is built into the Stagecoach Foundation mission. By bringing film and tv productions, as well as tech projects, to Santa Fe, or working directly with local efforts to help grow film and tech initiatives from the ground up, Stagecoach Foundation connects working film and digital art/tech professionals to young people eager for education, information and real-world skills training. Stagecoach Foundation hosts free workshops, hands-on training programs and internships, creating once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for New Mexico's youth. Stagecoach Foundation is committed to inspiring the next generation of filmmakers and tech professionals, and providing them with the experiences to help them realize their dreams. 

The young performers who will audition, rehearse and participate in the Gala event will gain outstanding experience, which will serve as education and a fantastic addition to their professional resumes.

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CLASS • Creative Movement & Performance with Andrew Pearson
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

CLASS • Creative Movement & Performance with Andrew Pearson

Unique opportunity to experience a master creative movement class with Andrew Pearson. Movement is integral to performance; don't hesitate to learn how to improve your performance by taking this class! Pearson is a Los Angeles-based dancer, performer, educator, and creator with roots in the technique and approaches of Lester Horton and Bella Lewitzky; extensive involvement in the contemporary landscape of LA concert dance; commercial, theatrical, and experimental work; experience in international teaching and performance; and artistic pursuits fueled by a curiosity in the inner workings of the human psyche mixed with a penchant for amusement.

Space is limited, so REGISTER HERE

For middle school to college-aged students.

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CLASS • Leslie Mitchell Youth Acting Two-day Workshop, Day 1
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

CLASS • Leslie Mitchell Youth Acting Two-day Workshop, Day 1

  • The Institute of American Indian Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Two-day youth acting workshop (April 7 and 21, 10am to 1pm). Geared specifically to younger actors (12-25). Classes are capped at 12 students per class. 

Registration information required in advance: age, gender, headshot or photo - all a week before the first class so instructor can customize curriculum. 

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Apr
5
10:00 AM10:00

EVENT • Free Headshots! Film & Tech Panels! Opportunities! At the Annual Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Job Fair

We know how critical it is to put your best face forward! So visit with Stagecoach Foundation at the Annual Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Job Fair at the Santa Fe Convention Center, to get FREE professional headshots! We'll have a photographer on site from 1pm to 3pm.  And visit with over 100 local businesses to learn about local training, summer camps, internships, and employment opportunities

There will be a tech panel from 2pm-2:45pm and film panel from 3pm-3:45pm.

NOTE: Please wear a solid shirt or blouse for your headshot - Do not wear any logos on your clothing. 

Event is free and open to the public from 10am to 4 pm

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Feb
5
4:00 PM16:00

PRESENTATION • THE ONCE & FUTURE FILM INDUSTRY OF NM

HOW NEW MEXICO COMPETES IN GLOBAL AND NATIONAL FILM MARKETS



PRESENTATION BY ERIC WITT

FEBRUARY 5, 2018 •  4 - 7 PM

JEAN COCTEAU CINEMA
418 MONTEZUMA AVE, SANTA FE, NM 87501

New Mexico’s tax incentive program offers tremendous opportunities to film makers locally, nationally, and internationally. New Mexico competes with major film centers across the nation and around the world. It can seem complex and overwhelming — but it isn’t.


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ERIC WITT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SANTA FE FILM OFFICE

Eric Witt, current Executive Director of the Santa Fe Film Office, oversaw the design, launch and growth the state's film incentive program under Governor Bill Richardson, which has pushed New Mexico to the forefront of the film industry. Witt formerly was a production and finance executive for legendary Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis, and was a co-founder of Asylum Entertainment, a multi-platform entertainment design and production company. Let him walk you through the:

  • History of the incentive program and New Mexico film production since 2002.

  • Challenges and opportunities New Mexico is facing.

  • State of the industry, globally, regionally and locally.

  • New Mexico-specific opportunities to expand our industry.

  • The details: what works, and why our program is effective versus others.

  • How do we stay one step ahead — how can the local industry stay abreast of constant industry and initiative evolutions?


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Feb
3
9:30 AM09:30

CLASS • Acting 101

Acting 101

February 3, 2018 • 9:30 aM - 12:00 PM
at Stagecoach Foundation

Stagecoach Foundation invites you to a free acting class taught by legendary new mexico casting director angelique midthunder, CSA. 

Perfect opportunity for actors of any age looking for knowledge, craft and growth.

 

Angelique midthunder, CSA

Angelique Midthunder began her career in the mid-1990s by answering an ad on a whim for a casting call. After landing a leading role in a foreign film and working internationally as an actress, she consequently discovered an intrigue for the casting process. Angelique spent many successful years working in Los Angeles, and in 2005 relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico where she quickly became one of the state's preeminent casting directors. In addition to casting every character type, Angelique has developed a special niche for Native American casting and prides herself on preserving integrity in cultural casting while recognizing the value of creative freedom.  

In 2010 she was nominated alongside Richard Hicks and David Ruben for an Emmy for "Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special" for Georgia O'Keeffe - and in 2017, she was nominated alongside Jeanne McCarthy for an Aritos Award for location casting for Captain Fantastic.  She is a current member of the Casting Society of America (CSA) and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

She now helms Midthunder Casting, servicing New Mexico and the surrounding area in partnership with Jennifer Schwalenberg, former Deputy Director of the New Mexico State Film Office, 


THANK YOU FOR WANTING TO REGISTER! 
THE CLASS IS FULL AND WE'VE HAD TO CLOSE REGISTRATION - 
BUT PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR MAILING LIST, AND WE'LL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT FUTURE CLASSES AND EVENTS.


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