The ALL ARTS broadcast channel and streaming app have plenty of arts-related shows and films to choose from — including original productions and archival content. Here’s a roundup of standout programs available to watch this week online, or on the ALL ARTS app on Roku and anywhere else you stream.
The Set List: Mwenso & the Shakes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!
In this episode of The Set List, we’ll hear Mwenso & the Shakes, a Harlem-based rhythmic band who travel the world performing their radiant and infectious music that spreads messages of love and peace, and the spirit of their ancestors. (The full episode will be available for streaming on May 22.)
“Yo Gee Ti”
French-Algerian choreographer Mourad Merzouki explores texture and culture in “Yo Gee Ti,” meaning “organic” in Taiwanese. He invited fashion designer Johan Ku to create sculptural knit costumes for the work, and says “the piece doesn’t tell a story; it is inspired by Ku’s artistic sphere… It was a real challenge to show that hip-hop dance could [engage in a] dialogue with other cultures.”
Berlin Live: Mando Diao
Swedish alternative pop rockers Mando Diao consider the Beatles as their original source of inspiration, and the band name came to the lead singer in a dream. Their vintage sound gets the crowd moving at the SchwuZ in Berlin in this episode of Berlin Live.
“Conduct! Every Move Counts”
The struggle of five young artists for success at the International Conductors Competition in Frankfurt provides real-life drama that tests not only musical abilities but, above all, characters. The film follows conductors from Uzbekistan, Germany, Japan, England and New York in a competition that culminates at Frankfurt’s old opera house.
ALL ARTS Film Selects: “Gigante”
Jara is a shy 35-year-old man who works as a supermarket security guard in a suburb of Montevideo, Uruguay. One day Jara sees Julia, a cleaning woman, through one of the cameras and is immediately attracted to her. He begins to follow her after work and his life becomes a series of routines around her, but eventually Jara must decide whether to give up his obsession or confront it.