This series includes a TV show, segments for "This Week in Northern California", an educational outreach program and a website featuring Bay Area artists and arts organizations. 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. Produced by KQED TV.
Django Fever, Dorsey, and Laitala (#607H) Duration: 28:14 STEREO TVG
Spark visits choreographer Sean Dorsey, who is carving out new space for transgender and queer artists in modern dance. Next, travel back to1930s Paris when Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt lit the city on fire with his hot licks. Today the legendary Reinhardt is worshipped at Django Festivals around the world, as bands like The Hot Club of San Francisco try to emulate his style and verve. Then see how experimental filmmaker Kerry Laitala creates works of handmade cinematic art, one frame at a time.
Episode #512H Duration: 27:36 STEREO TVG
* Have a listen to what's going on in the Bay Area Klezmer music scene and see how it was revived.
* Visit San Jose's newest gallery, Kaleid, and learn about the current state of the burgeoning art scene there.
* Listen to Pauline Oliveros who continues to perform and teach her musical philosophy.