Performing and Visual Arts

Performing and Visual Arts

3 Seasons

Our mission is to expand the lives of our audience within and beyond the Institution’s gates through the power of the performing and visual arts.

We seek to serve the purposes of the Institution by inspiring, educating, entertaining and engaging a diverse and growing audience; by serving as an integral part of the Chautauqua community; by exemplifying artistic excellence in presenting programs that celebrate both tradition and innovation; and by demonstrating sound financial stewardship.

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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Performing and Visual Arts
  • Another Dance Film

    Episode 1

    Filmed in New York, USA 2020
    Directors: Henry Joost + Ariel Schulman
    Choreographer: Andrea Miller
    Featuring: Sara Mearns
    Composer: Antonio Sánchez
    Cinematographer: Paul Daley
    Production: Supermarché & KK Films
    Producers: Orlee-Rose Strauss, Kazim Karaismailoglu
    Co-Producer: Nev Schulman
    Editors: ...

  • new song

    Episode 2

    Commissioned by New York City Ballet for their Digital Fall Season, "new song" premiered on October 29, 2020.

    Performed by New York City Ballet dancers: Harrison Coll, Unity Phelan, Indiana Woodward, Sebastien Villarini-Velez

    Choreography by Andrea Miller, Directed by Ezra Hurwitz, Director of ...

  • Shaping Absence

    Episode 3

    From Shaping Absence: a Dance Film by Andrea Miller about the creative process during quarantine.

    August 2020
    Created for First Republic Bank
    Filmed & edited by Ben Stamper

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New Y...

  • BOAT
    32:40
    Episode 4

    BOAT

    Episode 4

    A GALLIM debut film by Andrea Miller and HELIX Films, presented by Northrop at the University of Minnesota.

    Cast:
    Allysen Hooks
    Christopher Kinsey
    Sean Lammer
    Taylor Stanley
    Haley Sung
    Georgia Usborne

    *with special appearances by Mateo and Noa Rengifo-Miller

    Story by Ben Stamper and Andrea M...

  • into the clouds

    Episode 5

    *The following film is intended for mature audiences. Viewer discretion advised.

    An original film for Bang on a Can

    Music: "into the clouds" by Julia Wolfe
    Choreography by Andrea Miller
    Video by Ben Stamper
    Dancers: Marc Anthony Gutierrez and Emma Thesing

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautau...

  • Hope Boykin Dance Showing

    Episode 6

    Originally broadcast Friday, December 23, 2022.

    Join choreographer and dancer Hope Boykin and four dancers for a showing that invites us into Hope’s process as an Artist in Residence at Chautauqua. This performance includes previously choreographed works and a look at movement in process and con...

  • CHQ Backstage: Chief Oren Lyons

    Episode 7

    Originally broadcast Friday, January 27, 2023.

    Chief Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan and member of both the Onondaga and Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy – Haudenosaunee, joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqu...

  • CHQ Backstage: Imani Winds

    Episode 8

    Originally broadcast Friday, January 13, 2023.

    GRAMMY nominated wind quintet Imani Winds join Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes ...

  • CHQ Backstage: Hope Boykin

    Episode 9

    Originally broadcast Friday, December 23, 2022.

    Hope Boykin joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a uni...

  • CHQ Backstage: Do the Hustle

    Episode 10

    Originally broadcast Friday, December 9, 2022.

    Lead by Emmy-award nominee Chari Glogovac-Smith, dancers of Do the Hustle join Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwe...

  • CHQ Backstage: Chen Yi

    Episode 11

    Originally broadcast Friday, November 25, 2022.

    Chen Yi is a Chinese-American violinist and composer of contemporary classical music. Hear about her musical journey and connection to Chautauqua as she sits in conversation with Deborah Sunya Moore.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Instit...

  • CHQ Backstage: Ray Chen

    Episode 12

    Originally broadcast Friday, November 11, 2022.

    Violinist Ray Chen joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer wit...

  • CHQ Backstage: Alexander Gavrylyuk

    Episode 13

    Originally broadcast Friday, October 28, 2022.

    Alexander Gavrylyuk, Artistic Advisor and Artist-in-Residence of the Chautauqua Piano Program, joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chau...

  • CHQ Backstage: Loretta Pettway Bennett

    Episode 14

    Originally broadcast Friday, October 14, 2022.

    Loretta Pettway Bennett, Gee's Bend Quiltmaker and "Squaring Up Histories" Exhibiting Artist, joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chaut...

  • CHQ Backstage: Homeboy Industries

    Episode 15

    Premiering Friday, September 23, 2022.

    Jose Arellano, co-director of case management & navigation for Homeboy Industries, joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in south...

  • CHQ Backstage: Jane Hirshfield

    Episode 16

    Premiering Friday, September 9, 2022.

    Author of "Ledger" Jane Hirshfield joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summ...

  • Susan Graham Master Class

    Episode 17

    Premiering Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

    Opera singer and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and the Opera Company & Conservatory offers a special master class.

    Program:

    Presentation of the Rose (Der Rosenkavalier)
    - Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Shan Hai, soprano
    Martin Dubé, piano

    Sein wir wieder gu...

  • Chautauqua Chamber Music: Dr. Chen Yi

    Episode 18

    Originally broadcast Friday, November 25, 2022.

    Dr. Chen Yi, an internationally-recognized composer and Distinguished Professor of Music is the inaugural Claudette Sorel Visiting Artist at the State University of New York Fredonia in partnership with the Chautauqua Institution. A native of China...

  • An Evening Piano Recital with Alexander Gavrylyuk

    Episode 19

    Originally broadcast Friday, October 28, 2022.

    Originally recorded Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

    The extraordinary Alexander Gavrylyuk serves as the Artistic Advisor and Artist-in-Residence of the Chautauqua Piano Program. When not performing and teaching at Chautauqua, his international career has...

  • Chautauqua Piano Competition Winners' Recital

    Episode 20

    Originally broadcast Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

    Bringing top young pianists from the Americas, Asia, and Europe to Chautauqua each summer, the Piano Program culminates in the Chautauqua Piano Competition, a highlight each season in the programming of the School of Music. In 2022, the competition...

  • Ray Chen: Master Class

    Episode 21

    Originally broadcast Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

    Ray Chen is a violinist who redefines what it is to be a classical musician in the 21st Century. With a media presence reaching out to millions, Ray Chen's remarkable musicianship transmits to a global audience that is reflected in his engagemen...

  • Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: Ray Chen Plays Mendelssohn

    Episode 22

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Saturday, July 2, 2022.

    This program was made possible by Clement and Karen Arrison Endowment for Classical Violin and the Nora J. Williams Symphony Fund

    Rossen Milanov, conductor Ray Chen, violin Antonin Dvorak: In Nature’s Realm Overture, B.168, op. 91 Fel...

  • Buffalo Silver Band and JGB Shibuki Taiko Ensemble: East Meets West

    Episode 23

    Originally broadcast at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, July 3, 2022.

    This program is made possible by the John Alfred and Oscar Johnson Memorial Trust

    The Buffalo Silver Band, the 105-year-old British-style brass band of Western New York, joins the JGB Shibuki Japanese Taiko ensemble for a program of Eas...

  • The Raleigh Ringers

    Episode 24

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

    This internationally acclaimed concert handbell choir dazzles audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music. Under the direction of David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers have performed in 39 U.S. States, t...