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Honi Ryan

Artist, self in Blue Mountains

Silent Dinner Parties

PRESENTED ON JUN 20, 2013
IN BLUE MOUNTAINS @ VOL 6

A Silent Dinner Party is no ordinary dinner party. Hosted by Honi Ryan around the world, there are certain stipulations to uphold: guests cannot use any form of vocal or written communication. With 35 performances in 11 cities (8 countries thus far!) Silent Dinner Parties are a means to bridge cultural divides, and function as a sort of "social sculpture."

"Presentation of the Day" on September 5, 2013.

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Cooking Parties and Workshops

BY JULIA BONDARCHUK
@ VOL 20 ON MAR 22, 2012

Julia Bondarchuk is the owner of the cookery club and shop Edoque, and in her presentation she talks about her cooking parties and workshops, where cooking turns to a game, using culinary construction sets. The master classes and workshops have the goal of inspiring people to cook and to save time when doing so. (in Russian)

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Cooking like a Wok Star

BY ELEANOR HOH
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 15, 2013

Eleanor Hoh shares how she learned wok cooking from her mother and adapted it to a western kitchen. She showcases her Wok Star Kit designed to help people be successful by providing the right tools and techniques, heat source and good ingredients.  Eleanor insists when cooking is a creative and fun process, it eliminates the chore of “what’s for dinner?” and shortens the cooking and cleanup time, so anyone can become a Wok Star! 

 

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Cities of Purpose: A Civic Dinner Party Project

BY JENN GRAHAM
@ VOL 25 ON AUG 09, 2015

Jenn Graham moved to the big city and roomed with a group of individuals who discussed civics and politics et al over delicious dinner. This gave her an idea- what if you put doers in a room, add delicious dinner, mix, and see what happens. Out of this experiment came Cities of Purpose and it is incredible. Listen as Graham speaks of how it started, where it is, and what is growing out of this simple program!

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Changing the World, One Dinner at a Time

BY KIRA WALKER
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Might I interest you in NOT eating out once-a-month and, instead, using that money toward a collective good? Dining for Women looks to do just this, pool small funds amoungst an intimate group. These funds go on toward bigger, better initiatives all around the globe. Hear Kira Walker give us a breakdown of the program and why it resonates with her! 

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What Our Dinner Taught Us

BY GRACIE HALL PHILLIP BAIN
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 26, 2016

Grace Hall  and Philip Bain like dinner. They like to eat dinner, share dinner with friends, and now docuemnt it. A Year of Plates is a visual adventure into every dinner they eat in 2016, building off a blog documenting their dinners in a literary body, the project has expanded to drawings of their meals, no matter how embarassing they are (sneak peek: wine for dinner only once, sausages 25 times).

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Hack You!

BY LAURANA WONG
@ VOL 26 ON MAR 09, 2016

Laurana. Wong. Is.

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CrossFit and Feminist?: CrossFit as Performance

BY SHANNON WALSH
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2017

Shannon Walsh is a fitness-averse performance scholar and wannabe woman warrior. This year, on a whim, she took a 6-week “best self challenge” CrossFit course at a local gym. What she discovered changed the way she saw herself, her relationship to the world, and the way she sees theatre. 

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Dinner for a King

BY MELANIE TOUCHSTONE
@ VOL 38 ON DEC 09, 2018

Melanie Touchstone, from the Metro Atlanta Chamber, tells us about a dinner for Dr. Martin Luther King that almost didn't happen. 

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MOVE|MEANT: Creating an Inclusive Performance Environment

BY JAMES REDELINGHUYS
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2019

MOVE|MEANT is a platform for multimedia installations and performances, but also something more. James Redelinghuys explains, what began as an opportunity to showcase new pieces also became a statement on new music performance; creating an environment where everyone, academics, musicians, and non-musicians, can be included in the wonderful world of today’s music.