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Friday, May 04, 2018
7:00 PM
The Church of the Ascension
Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street
New York, NY 10011
PHONE: 212-254-8620
Encompass New Opera Theatre [View Company]
Paradigm Shifts


Celebrating true stories of courageous people from around the world who are preserving and protecting our Planet and its indigenous cultures. Dedicated to increasing awareness of the connection between the environment and social justice, women's wisdom and indigenous knowledge, PARADIGM SHIFTS, MUSIC AND FILM FESTIVAL pairs compelling independent films with artists performing a variety of music and dance, from jazz and gospel, to classical, folk, African, Tibetan, Native American and new opera and chamber music.



FILM: HUMAN FLOW by Ai Weiwei 
This epic film journey led by the renowned Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to the massive human migration that stretches across the globe: from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, and Germany to Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Urgent stories of the refugee crisis capture their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice, and come at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever.

Q & A following the film with the International Rescue Committee.

Andre Daughtry (filmmaker) — (/)
Ravi Ragbir (Founder, New Sanctuary Coalition) — (/)
Christine Zhou (NYC Mayor's Office) — Immigrant Affairs
8:00 PM
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Heartbeat Opera [View Company]
Don Giovanni
COMPOSER: Wolfgang Mozart
LIBRETTIST: Lorenzo Da Ponte


While Don Giovanni dances at the edge of a precipice, three extraordinary women pursue him, each seeking their own reckoning, pleasure, and liberation. Is the great seducer destroying or empowering the women he encounters? What story does the sublime music tell? This visceral new production wrestles with Mozart’s elusive masterpiece in our present cultural moment.


Samarie Alicea (/) — Zerlina
Matthew Gamble (/) — Leporello
Nathan Haller (/) — Don Ottavio
Felicia Moore (/) — Donna Elvira
Leela Subramaniam (/) — Donna Anna
Taylor Ward (/) — Don Giovanni
Barrington Lee (/) — Masetto/Commendatore
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