Participants were selected for how well their performance explored the theme: Essential – What is truly necessary? What is essential to you, to your community and to our society?“Art truly unites us as human beings,” said Olga Levina, Artistic Director of Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) and host of JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World. “We are all living through a dark and difficult time, but with JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World, we can see how at least we’re not going through this alone.”A highlight of Essential will be Alexander Aladyshev, an actor with the acclaimed Russian Theatre Federation since 2010, as well as a professional pop music performer. As a leading actor, Aladyshev has performed Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo & Juliet, and “Heart of Dog” by Mikhail Bulgakov. Other Essential performers are: Sidra Bell /Dance / USA ; Mareike Jung / Physical Theatre / Germany; Alla A. Borzova / Music /Belarus ; Jinah Parker / Dance / USA; Alexander Aladyshev / Theatre / Russia; Ibn Sharif Shakoor / multimedia/ USA; and Alexander Dmitriev / Music / Belarus.The detailsApril 24/2:00 pmEpisode 3 – EssentialWhat is truly necessary? What is essential to you, to your community and to our society?May 1/2:00 pmEpisode 3 – CourageWhere is the source of your ability to overcome fear? What is your courage?Anyone interested in performing can submit a proposal to [email protected] to Watch – the easiest way is to visit the JCTC CONVERSATIONS: VOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Event Page on Facebook and follow the instructions. The program uses Zoom Meeting technology.Or visit: www.JCTCenter.org For Episode 2— Essential –click hereMeeting ID: 497 328 6111Password: 924548 ×Quirky, Engaging & Eclectic, JCTC ‘Conversations: Voices From Around The World’ features a wide range of artists for a global dialogue about topics relevant to both local and global communities Quirky, Engaging & Eclectic, JCTC ‘Conversations: Voices From Around The World’ features a wide range of artists for a global dialogue about topics relevant to both local and global communities JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World is the weekly online series linking artists from Jersey City together with artists from around the world in an interactive experience featuring performances, interviews & discussion.Participating artists range from poets & spoken-word artists to actors, dancers & musicians – all performing live from their homes – and home studios – followed by conversations with moderators, artists and of course the live, virtual audiences.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) wants the UK to remain part of the European Union (EU), as 71% of its members “overwhelmingly endorse” staying in Europe.In June this year, UK voters will decide whether they want to stay in or leave the EU.Until now, the FDF has remained tactfully silent on the subject, but this week, Ian Wright, its director general, said: “I am delighted that our executive committee felt strongly that we should have a clear point of view on the most important issues facing our industry. Few are more important than the EU referendum and our point of view is clear – the UK should remain a member.”But the 71% quoted is not as comprehensive a sway as it might seem – there was only a 50% response rate to the poll. Of those who responded, 17% preferred not to express an opinion, and 12% wanted out of Europe.Wright said the group completely respected the decision of those who voted no, adding that it did not speak on behalf of any single member company.Last week, the Food Collaboration Council (FCC) published a report in which it urged the UK to “wake up to the enormity of unravelling 43 years of co-negotiated food legislation”.Britain’s food manufacturing sector would be particularly hard hit in the event of an exit, it said, as it is more heavily dependent on a European workforce with over one-quarter (26.9%) hailing from the EU. It also warned of inevitable rises in food prices, due to a weak pound raising the cost of imports.The report said: “Brits need to stop joking about wine lakes, bent bananas and myths from the EU past, which have been sorted, and get real about security of food supply today and tomorrow.”Last month, a clutch of leading food firms joined nearly 200 business leaders in saying leaving the European Union would threaten jobs and put the UK’s economy at risk.