TALKS: Arpita Mukherjee, Co-Founder of Hypokrit Theatre Company

Romeo and Juliet - Hypokrit

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Last fall, Arpita Mukherjee teamed up with Shubhra Prakash to found Hypokrit Theatre Company. Their goal is to provide minority artists with opportunities to showcase and market their work. This month, Hypokrit’s inaugural production Romeo and Juliet opened at the Access Theater in NYC. AIC spoke to Arpita about founding a theater company, Romeo and Juliet, and what’s next for Hypokrit.

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BEYOND THE STAGE: Hee Seo-The American Ballet Theatre’s newest Principal Dancer


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In a world filled with different culture and genre, art and entertainment, nothing proves to be quite as powerful; unifying, as the oneness of the human experience. In fact, that may be one of the greatest qualities of the arts. The fact that artistic expression and vision surpass the barriers of age and race, or even language. It is an essential aid in communication. The newest principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, Hee Seo, is a recent artist of color who is bridging that gap.

I’ve long since been enamored with ballet. True story, among the many dreams I had growing up, I found three increasingly important. Broadway, sing back up for Mariah Carey and to become a ballerina. Yes, I’m serious and I actually still believe all three can be attained; but, that’s neither here nor there. Continue reading