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Australian Consulate General-New York

150 East 42nd Street, Floor 34
NY

Event Description

  
 
The Australian Consul‐General
PHILLIP H. SCANLAN, AM
invites you to join an Australian American Leadership Conversation
 
with a presentation by
 
JOSEPH V. MELILLO
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Executive Producer
 
on
'Embracing the amoeba: Can we find productive and
constructive solutions to importing and exporting global art and culture?'
 
Monday 11 June 2012, 5.30 - 7.00pm
Presentation starting at 5.45pm sharp
 
Australian Consulate General-New York
150 East 42nd Street, Floor 34
(Between Lex & 3rd Aves)
 
CLICK HERE to RSVP for the event.
 
Building security requires photo identification.
 

JOSEPH V. MELILLO
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Executive Producer
 
Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer since 1999, is responsible for the artistic direction of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). In the years that he has held this role, BAM has enjoyed increases in both programming and audience attendance in its Harvey Lichtenstein Theater, Howard Gilman Opera House, Rose Cinemas, and BAMcafé. Prior to his current position, Melillo served as BAM’s producing director, following a six‐year tenure as founding director of the Next Wave Festival.
 
Over the years, Melillo has fostered the work of emerging and established artists and forged dynamic artistic partnerships. One such partnership is The Bridge Project—a three‐year series of international theater engagements featuring a trans‐Atlantic company of actors directed by Sam Mendes and produced by BAM, The Old Vic (under the artistic direction of Kevin Spacey), and Neal Street (headed by Mendes and partner Caro Newling). The Bridge Project has furthered the global reach of BAM’s mission, with engagements in the US, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, The Netherlands, Spain, France, and Germany. BAM will soon expand its campus with the addition of the Richard B. Fisher Building, featuring an intimate and flexible new performance space, and adding a third stage for BAM’s
renowned Next Wave Festival.
 
Joseph Melillo was named a Chevalier (1999) and an Officier (2004) de L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. Also in 2004, he was awarded an honorary OBE for his outstanding commitment to British performing arts in America. In 2007, Melillo was appointed Knight of the Royal Order of the Polar Star, in recognition of his role in solidifying ties between the performing arts communities of Sweden and the United States. Most recently, Melillo was named the Cultural Ambassador for Taiwan.
 
Melillo has served on the faculty of the Brooklyn College Graduate Program in Arts Management and on the boards of directors for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and En Garde Arts. He was a panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts Dance Program and the New York State Council on the Arts, and served as Multidisciplinary Panel Chair of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts’ 2003 and 2007 Awards. Melillo is a lecturer at colleges and universities nationally and internationally. He currently serves as a member of the International Arts Advisory Committee for the Wexner Prize (Wexner Center for the Arts). Melillo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and theater at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut and a Masters of Fine Arts in speech and drama at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He is currently celebrating his 28th year at BAM.
 
BAM was selected through an open grant competition to implement season two of DanceMotion USA. DanceMotion USA sends contemporary American dance companies to 14 countries and territories in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, South Central Asia regions and Africa (starting January 2012).
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Australian Consulate General-New York

150 East 42nd Street, Floor 34
NY

 


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