Bharatanatyam, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Afrofuturism

Bharatanatyam: Indian Dance
The classical dance form Bharatanatyam survived colonial oppression and today exemplifies Indian identity both at home and abroad.

King of the Podium
Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s unique approach to music making has garnered him two of of the most prestigious conducting positions in the world, as music director of both the Philadelphia Orchestra and, from 2020, the Metropolitan Opera.

Afrofuturism: Time, Re-imagined
Afrofuturism marries sci-fi with ancient notions of time to offer hope for a better future for people of color.

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Articulate with Jim Cotter is an Emmy Award winning magazine show that examines the human condition as expressed through culture and creativity. From ballet to busking, and grand opera to gaming, Articulate invites viewers to engage with the unfamiliar to discover truths common to us all.

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Jim Cotter is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of broadcast experience. Cotter's career began in his native Ireland and continued in the U.K. at BBC Radio Wales and the BBC World Service. His reporting has since taken him across Europe, Asia, and North America.