Category Archives: Representing

Opera Singer, Performance Artist, Rock Star: Klaus Nomi would have been 70 years old today.

When you’ve got an hour and half, check out The Nomi Song. The complete documentary is available online and you’ll see a New York you almost forgot had once existed or a New York you wish you had been around to see.

Those of us who came to New York, came here because we did not fit in to where we grew up. We were misfits, and the only place misfits could go was New York City and find other misfits and then just go wild.

~ Ann Magnuson

At the time when everybody was arriving and starting up, everybody was in the same boat. Nobody had any money. Everybody was eating pizza and doughnuts. It just wasn’t, it wasn’t about success. Everybody had the dream, but it just felt like we’re here for awhile together, and it was actually a really great kind of camaraderie that you have when there’s no threat that someone’s going to do better you you. Everyone was just exploding with creativity. Everyone was supporting each other and it was really art for art’s sake.

~ Kenny Scharf

And then there’s today. Nomi, we still need saving.

Odessa

Nomi Dietrich

Nomi - Who From Below

h/t: Fieth.com

A truly inspiring video on public speaking and being true to yourself.

In this video Luke Rudkowski tells you how to deal with one of the biggest fear’s, the fear of public speaking. He goes into great detail about his personal strategy and gives you some advice on how to mentally and physically deal with the fear. We hope this video is helpful to you and we wish to continue this dialog series so please ask us your questions on Luke’s social media.

Yes, these are old news by now, but must be noted for future reference:

Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mVEGfH4s5g

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And the Gwen Verdon/Bob Fosse/Walk It Out inspiration:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU3N5c2Kxnw

And the original:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUXRdqn8LOM

What is Pecha Kucha?

Well, for starters it could be the first step to the death of our “Death by PowerPoint” presentation style.

Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

http://www.pecha-kucha.org/