Produced by KQED Public Television, this series is about Bay Area artists and arts organizations/ It is a weekly television show, an educational outreach program and a website. More than a showcase for art objects and the artists who make them, SPARK* takes the audience inside the creative process to witness the challenges, opportunities and rewards of making art.
Spark! Previous Broadcasts
Bhangra, CJM, and Crooked Jades (Episode #704H)
KQED 9: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 7:30 PM
Spark goes inside the world of bhangra, a traditional Indian dance that's been revitalized by a generation of young Indian-Americans, who merge time-honored moves with hip-hop beats and battle it out at heated competitions. Then, visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum's exhibition that asks artists from various backgrounds to make objects inspired by the ceremonial Passover seder plate. Next, the music of The Crooked Jades harkens back to an old time musical era infused with a decidedly modern attitude.
- KQED Life: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED Life: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 5:30 PM
- KQED 9: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
Erika Chong Shuch, Jesus Aguilar and Kathy Aoki (Episode #510H)
KQED 9: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 7:30 PM
Go on a creative journey with choreographer and dancer Erika Chong Shuch from the Headlands Center for the Arts to center stage. Explore a language created by modern technology with experimental artist Jesus Aguilar. Challenge gender stereotypes with printmaker Kathy Aoki. Experience the animation of M dot Strange.
- KQED Life: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED Life: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 5:30 PM
- KQED 9: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
Chitresh Das Dance Company, Mark Jackson, Midori (Episode #509H)
KQED 9: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 7:30 PM
Learn the secret behind kathak from master Pandit Chitresh Das. Go behind the scenes with director and playwright Mark Jackson on his production of "American $uicide." Meet violinist Midori for a one-night appearance at San Francisco Performances.
- KQED 9: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 1:30 AM