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World Culture Open in New York City
NEW YORK.- World Culture Open (WCO) is both an organization and a biennial people-centered "cultural Olympics", the first of which takes place this September with awards, competitions, demonstrations, concerts, galas , youth conference, seminars and other events open to all. The World Culture Open 2004 begins in New York City from September 8 to 10, then continues in Korea from September 11 to 19 in Seoul (South), Pyongyang (North), and Panmunjom (in the area that currently separates North and South). This twelve day event is designed to celebrate, explore and share the diversity of the world’s cultures and the unique contribution each makes to achieving harmony and peace. The combined participants in all locations include traditional dancers and musicians from every region of the world; ministers of culture from both developed and developing nations; practitioners of holistic wellbeing who encompass mind, body and spirit; and, non-governmental organizations devoted to humanitarian service.

 

The highlight of the New York City portion of the World Culture Open 2004 is the WCO Awards Ceremony that takes place in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall on September 9. Three individuals or groups will be honored for excellence in the creative arts, holistic wellbeing and humanitarian service, each further distinguished by having used these endeavors to make a tangible contribution to building a world of peace and harmony within their communities, their nations or beyond. The evening will feature traditional music, dance and movement from around the world, along with a number of special guests.

 

The WCO Diversity Festival in New York City is a three day event from September 8 to 10. On the first day, the performers in the WCO Awards Ceremony will give evening Community Concerts hosted by a local community, cultural or ethnic organization--each performing group paired with a local organization of different ethnic or regional origins, or a different artistic style.

 

On September 9 and 10, the WCO Diversity Festival becomes an open air Global Village in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center--created by a wide range of cultural, ethnic, holistic and community organizations from the Manhattan area. Five tented pavilions representing the regions of the world will each have a daylong program of performances, demonstrations, workshops and displays designed for the public to experience firsthand the cultural traditions from the region--how people express themselves through the arts, how they achieve holistic balance, health and wellbeing, and how they reach out to help others through humanitarian service. Each pavilion will also have food and crafts for sale from the region. On the permanent outdoor stage in Damrosch Park a day-long schedule of performers will include the groups who will be performing for the Awards Ceremony.

 

On September 10 at the United Nations, distinguished representatives from the UN, government, academia, the arts, holistic wellbeing and humanitarian service will join UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for a WCO Seminar. Participants will explore the future of World Culture Open and the role of culture as a tool for shaping a future that is peaceful, harmonious and balanced--for individuals, societies and between societies. With the same agenda and some overlap of attendees, a WCO Culture Ministers Luncheon takes place the same day, with culture ministers coming from every region of the world.

 

Participating organizations in the World Culture Open 2004 include UNESCO, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA); Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO); World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP); New York Open Center; Center for the Study of Global Issues at the University of Georgia; and the International Center for Transcultural Education at the University of Maryland.






Today's News

October 1, 2014

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Philippines seizes art from a Manila property of former first lady Imelda Marcos

Micropia Museum: World's first microbe 'zoo' opens next to Amsterdam's Artis Royal Zoo

Christie's announces the fall sale of 19th Century European Art on October 27

'Misty' is the big attraction at the new exhibition 'Precious Things' at Copenhagen's Zoological Museum

Burokratopoly: East German dissident board game relaunched as a teaching aid for schools

Galerie Esther Woerdehoff opens exhibition about cars, from the fifties to nowadays

Multiplied 2014: Prints, photographs, digital art, artists' books, multiples at Christie's South Kensington

Artolease offers companies the opportunity to rent art throughout the United States

American Friends of Chantilly helps bring together the five paintings of the rare Fra Angelico Thebaide

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg spotlights Jamie Wyeth's portraits of Rudolf Nureyev

GalleriesNow.net: A revolutionary guide to the international world of contemporary art

New website by the University of York charts mysteries surrounding the enigmatic Aero Girls

Christie's New York announces Sale of Important Jewels on October 22

Vatican to donate 100,000 euros to Auschwitz upkeep

Monumental English case clock to lead Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' sale

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen opens exhibition of works by Annette Messager

Exhibition at GL Strand presents more than 20 photographs by Wim Wenders

Modern masters from India and Pakistan head Bonhams sale in London

Sell-out day for Sellwood Collection of Parthian coins

First solo exhibition of KP Brehmer's work in the UK on view at Raven Row

Solo exhibition by Oreet Ashery on view at waterside contemporary

Mark Wallinger presents 'Labyrinth: A Journey Through London's Underground'

Linde Burkhardt's 'The Dowry of the Princess of Trebizond' on view at the International Design Museum

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1.- Roman Emperor Augustus' frescoed rooms unveiled for first time after years of restoration

2.- First stage of the restoration of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Adoration of the Magi' completed

3.- Hollywood actor and 'Conceptual artist' Shia LaBeouf runs around Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum

4.- Exhibition in Rome offers an original interactive journey to discover the city of Augustus

5.- Unique opportunity to see last two works by Rothko and Mondrian side by side

6.- Ai Weiwei explores human rights and freedom of expression in exhibition at Alcatraz

7.- UNESCO seeks answers from Egypt on more than 4,600-year-old 'damaged' pyramid

8.- International Center of Photography announces new Collections Center and Media Lab at Mana Contemporary

9.- British Museum explores the image of the witch and demonised female figures from 1450 until 1900

10.- 'Transformations: Classical Sculpture in Colour' on view at the Glyptotek in Copenhagen

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