Great Performances…HOW THIS PAST YEAR INTERRUPTED THE ARTS: “The way arts and dance and cultural workers make a living…disappeared with it.” —“The exchange of dialogue we missed it. Love on a very deep level we missed it.” —“What I missed most was that sense of community that can only show up in that exchange of story telling with artist and audience.”—“Isolation and harmony, fragility and relience, oppression and hope. These are the emotions of our time. A look at how performers during the pandemic survived the loss of the arts.”

PREVIEW: https://www.pbs.org/video/arts-interrupted-preview-nr7acs/

FULL VIDEO: https://www.pbs.org/video/the-arts-interrupted-ohx66r/

Take an inside look at how arts organizations nationwide are surviving the pandemic and how they are maturing during the country’s reckoning with systemic racism, featuring interviews with artists and performances made during lockdown.

Aired: 05/14/21

Rating: NR

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