THE COLLEGIUM
Forum & Television Program

Berlin
Magdeburg . Wolfsburg . Dessau


Producer/Director/Moderator
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
Black International Cinema Berlin
"Footprints in the Sand?" - Exhibition
in association with
Cultural Zephyr e.V.


ALEX - OPEN CHANNEL BERLIN
Prof. Donald M. Griffith

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Co-Founder/Producer/Director/Publisher/Curator/Moderator:
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre, Black International Cinema Berlin,
The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin/
"Footprints in the Sand?" - Exhibition/Cultural Zephyr e.V.

A Weekly Television Program
Featuring

CINEMA - STATE OF AFFAIRS - ARTS CALENDAR

Monday 01:00-02:00 am
Thursday 9:00-10:00 am
Saturday 9:00-10:00 am

Program Information: 030/7821 621 - 7546 0946

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A COMPLEXION CHANGE
Remembering:
THE COLLEGIUM - Inauguration Day - January 20, 2009

Barack Hussein Obama Gentleman
Scholar, World Leader, A Model of Class and Dignity

A Dedication to the Presidential Experience of Barack Hussein Obama


Creation: David Gnad


Special Editions

AUGUST 1 | 2016 | 1-5 am
AUGUST 3 | 2016 | 1-5 am
AUGUST 8 | 2016 | 8 am - 12 pm
SEPTEMBER 7 | 2016 | 1-5 am
OCTOBER 5 | 2016 | 1-5 am
NOVEMBER 2 | 2016 | 1-5 am

 


A WomenWorldTheatre presents
Sojourner Truth, Anaïs Nin, Simone de Beauvoir, Hannah Arendt,
Ella Fitzgerald, Valerie Solanas, Isabel Allende and Toni Morrison:


"AIN'T I A WOMAN?"



Special Editions

FEBRUARY 2, 2016 @ 2.00 am
FEBRUARY 11, 2016 @ 2.00 am
FEBRUARY 24, 2016 @ 2.00 am

 


A PORTRAIT OF ROSWITHA GÜNTHER


Special Editions
DECEMBER 3, 2015 @ 2.00 am
DECEMBER 13, 2015 @ 4.00 pm
DECEMBER 19, 2015 @ 1.00 pm

 

ALEX - Offener Kanal Berlin congratulates...


from left: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, MFA Kera, Louis-Jean, Guest, Mahgoub Mohamed Eltayeb,
Kani Tuyala, Christian Jolibois, Marion Kramer

foreground: Mike Russell, not in photograph: Martin Kersten, Angela Kramer
THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin, February 16, 2014
Black History Month Television Presentation
"Happy" Berlin THE COLLEGIUM Television Dancers
Dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Berlin visit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964

Photograph: Thomas M. Wendt


"Subject: Alternative Media Award: Good News for you!
Dear Mr. Muldrow Griffith,
In the section "Video", the pre-jury arrived at a decision and nominated the works:
http://www.alternativer-medienpreis.de/preisverleihung_nominierungen.html.
Happy Berlin THE COLLEGIUM Television Dancers
You are part of it – Congratulations!"

Stiftung Journalistenakademie

 

 

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
AUGUST 21, 2016

 

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JULY 30, 2016

 

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JUNE 19, 2016


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MAY 22, 2016

 

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APRIL 17, 2016

 

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MARCH 20, 2016

 

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FEBRUARY 21, 2016

 

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JANUARY 17, 2016

 

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DECEMBER 12, 2015

 

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NOVEMBER 15, 2015


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AUGUST 16, 2015

 

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JULY 19, 2015

 

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JUNE 21, 2015

 

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MAY 17, 2015

 

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MARCH 15, 2015

 

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FEBRUARY 22, 2015

 

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JANUARY 25, 2015

 

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DECEMBER 14, 2014

 

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NOVEMBER 16, 2014

 

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OCTOBER 19, 2014

 

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

 

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AUGUST 17, 2014

 

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JULY 20, 2014

 

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DECEMBER 15, 2013

 

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OCTOBER 20, 2013

 

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2013

 

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THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
JANUARY 15, 2012

7-8 pm

LIVE

 

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
DECEMBER 18, 2011

7-8 pm

LIVE

 

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
NOVEMBER 20, 2011

7-8 pm

LIVE

 

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
OCTOBER 16, 2011

7-8 pm

LIVE

 

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
AUGUST 21, 2011

7-8 pm

LIVE

 

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
JANUARY 16, 2011

7-8 pm

LIVE

 

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
JANUARY 17, 2010

7-8 pm

LIVE

Visual Impressions
CINEMA


A COMPLEXION CHANGE
International and Intercultural Diplomacy
Slices of Life - Personal Vignettes

THEATRE - FILM - MUSIC - DANCE

"We've heard alla this stuff before, now, whatta we gonna do about it?
Blah, blah, blah!" -
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Musical Introduction

Chorus
"Tree-Child"
Young People's Artist Group
Jasmin Kränzel
Celina McCarthy
Maya Peglow
Nadine Struck
Netra Nambiar Veetil

Musical Interlude

Oral Presentation
"Gentrification, Washington DC Style"
Mike Russell

Musical Interlude

Music and Oral Presentation
"Family, Brothers and Friends"
Young People's Artist Group
Jasmin Kränzel
Celina McCarthy
Nadine Struck

Musical Interlude

Oral Presentation
"You're Never Too Young To Die"
Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq

Musical Interlude

Song
"Hope verses Cynicism"
Jumaa Alexander and Young People's Artist Group

"We've heard alla this stuff before, now, whatta we gonna do about it?
Blah, blah, blah!" -
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

CAST
Young People's Artist Group
Jasmin Kränzel
Celina McCarthy
Maya Peglow
Nadine Struck
Netra Nambiar Veetil


Mike Russell, Musical Direction/Oral Presentation
Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq, Musical Direction/Oral Presentation
Jumaa Alexander, Song/Music
Donald Muldrow Griffith, Production/Direction/Choreography

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THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin

SEPTEMBER 20, 2009

7-8 pm

LIVE

CINEMA

Conversation with Sarah Diehl
XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin 2009
May 7-10, Rathaus Schöneberg

Award Winning Filmmaker
ABORTION DEMOCRACY - POLAND/SOUTH AFRICA
Director: Sarah Diehl, Germany 2008


conducted by
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
for THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin

STATE OF AFFAIRS

ARTS CALENDAR I
PREVIEWS

1 2 3 4

MUSIC & SONG
Martin Kersten
Iver Kersten -
guitar/vocals
Donald Muldrow Griffith -
vocals


Photographic Impressions

Cordula Alkert
Marion Kramer
Thomas M. Wendt


Film Direction
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
Editing
Angela Kramer

ARTS CALENDAR II

RayCurt Johnson - violin
Yaw Domprey -
percussion
Sunjah - reading

 

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THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin

JULY 19, 2009

7-8 pm

LIVE

ARTS CALENDAR

Part LXXI
"Grownupism! 1 Day, When I Grow Up!
Skool, skool, skool! Yukky, yukky, yucky!"

written and presented by
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

CINEMA I

Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre Production
A COMPLEXION CHANGE
International & Intercultural Diplomacy
XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin 2009
May 7-10, Rathaus Schöneberg
Conversation with
Vijay Ghatge
Special Filmmaker Award: "Shobhayatra", India 2005

CINEMA II

Consideration
"Kara Walker No/Yes/?"
Documentary by Pamela Brown
Prof. Howardena Pindell, State University New York, Stony Brook, USA

Conversation
Howard McCalebb
Director, Dada Post Gallery

 

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin

JUNE 21, 2009

7-8 pm

LIVE


from left: Celina McCarthy, Jasmin Kränzel, Calvin Struck,
Netra Nambiar Veetil, Nadine Struck


ARTS CALENDAR
John F. Kennedy Schule
Jazz & Modern Movement
John F. Kennedy Friendship Center

Dancers
Jasmin Kränzel
Celina McCarthy
Esther Richards
Nadine Struck
Calvin Struck
Netra Nambiar Veetil

Production, Direction, Choreography:
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
Marion Kramer
 

CINEMA

Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre Production
A Complexion Change
International & Intercultural Diplomacy
XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin 2009
May 7-10

OPENING PRESENTATION, May 7, 2009

INAUGURATION DAY, JANUARY 20, 2009, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

OPENING SPEECH
Presenter:
Terrence K. Williamson
Embassy of the United States of America, Berlin/Germany

Photographic Interlude

OPENING SPEECH
Presenters:
Gabriele Gün Tank
Commissioner for Integration, District Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin/Germany
Yamil Borges
singer/actress/poet

INTERVIEW
Terrence K. Williamson
Embassy of the United States of America, Berlin/Germany

conducted by Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
for THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin


from left: Christine Thor-McCarthy, Patricia Kränzel, Ursula Wunder, S. Marina Jones,
Rosemarie Pena, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith

Acknowledgement

Embassy of the United States of America, Berlin/Germany

Wolfgang Brandt
Peter Claussen
Kerstin Reichert
Terrence K. Williamson

Amerika Haus, Berlin/Germany
Wolfgang Brandt
Renate Semler
Thank you


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THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin

MAY 17, 2009

9-10 pm

LIVE

CINEMA I
"Belly of Unbelief"
Director: Mandy Absil, France 2009

ARTS CALENDAR I
Norbert Lang
Writer/Reader
Book: Elizabethtown - A Film Reflection

CINEMA II
"Interview with Oscar Brown Jr."
Production & Direction
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre, Germany 1998

ARTS CALENDAR II
Interview with
DadaPost
Howard McCalebb/Curator, Executive Director
Lou Andrea Savoir/Gallery Director
Sadie Weiss/PR Consultant


from left: Lou Andrea Savoir, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith,
Sadie Weiss, Howard McCalebb

 

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A COMPLEXION CHANGE
Inauguration Day
January 20, 2009
Barack Hussein Obama

Live Telecast
January 20, 2009
5.00 -9.00 pm

A Dedication to President Barack Hussein Obama
Welcome to A Complexion Change

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
We are the change that we seek." - President Barack Hussein Obama

Films, Discussions, Interviews, Music, Readings

SPECIAL EDITION
May 1
10.00 am - 2.00 pm

May 22
10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Visual Impressions

Inauguration Day Cinema

 

A COMPLEXION CHANGE
Vision III

Trailer

11th ANNIVERSARY
1995 - 2006

ANNIVERSARY
Trailer



INTRODUCTION

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

 

THE COLLEGIUM TRAILER ON You Tube

 

Photo: Marion Kramer
Production Staff
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith - Conceptualization, Research, Direction, Choreography
Anthony J. Phillips - Stage Manager
Angela Kramer - Production Co-ordination/Assistant Direction

Photo: Marion Kramer
Production Staff
Donald Muldrow McKinney Griffith II - Camera
Kevin O. Roth - Camera

 

Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
Black International Cinema Berlin
THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition
Cultural Zephyr e.V.

...are an international, intercultural community of persons engaged in achieving increasing understanding and cooperation between individuals and groups in support of democratic procedures and the elimination of violence, religious, ethnic and gender persecution, youth exploitation, homophobia and racial hatred through the process of art, education, culture and dialogue.

...sind eine internationale, interkulturelle Gemeinschaft von Menschen mit dem Engagement fuer ein besseres Verstaendnis und wachsende Kooperation zwischen Individuen und Gruppen, mit Unterstuetzung des demokratischen Prozesses und der Beseitigung von Gewalt, Verfolgung aufgrund religiöser, ethnischer und geschlechtlicher Zugehörigkeit, Kindes- und Jugendmissbrauch, Homosexuellen-Feindlichkeit und von Rassenhass, durch die Mittel der Kunst, der Bildung, der Kultur und des Dialogs.

...sommes une communauté internationale et interculturelle de personnes engagées à promouvoir la compréhension et la coopération croissantes entre les individus et les groupes, à l'appui des outils démocratiques et à travers l'élimination de la violence, de la persécution religieuse, ethnique et sexuelle, de l'exploitation de la jeunesse, de l'homophobie et de la haine raciale par le processus de l'art, de l'éducation, de la culture et du dialogue.

...kültürler ve uluslar arasi bir topluluk olarak, bireyler ve gruplar arasinda daha iyi bir anlayis ve is birlikteligi için angaje olmaktayiz, bununla demokratik bir sürecin destegiyle sanat, egitim, kültür ve dialog araciligi ile siddet, antisemitizm, homoseksüel düsmanligi ve irklar arasi kin ve nefret duzgusuna bir çözüm getirmek istiyoruz.

...é uma comunidade international e intercultural de pessoas empenhádas em melhorar a compreensão e aumentar a cooperação entre indivíduos e grupos, apoiando o processo democrãtico e a eliminação da violência, anti-semitismo, discriminação homossexual e racismo, a trave's da arte, educação, cultura e diálogo.

...sono una communità internazionale e interculturale di persone impegnate per una migliore comprensione e cooperazione tra gl'individui e i gruppi, con la meta di dare un impulso al processo democratico, eliminando cosi la violenza, l'antisemitismo, il rassismo e la discriminazione degli omosessuali - per questa realisazione ci sono gl'instrumenti dell'arte dell'educazione, della cultura e dello dialogo.

...son una comunidad internacional e intercultural de personas empenadas para una mejor comprensión y cooperación entre los individuos y grupos, con la meta de dar fuerza al impulso democrático y asi de eliminar también la violencia como el antisemitismo, el racismo y la discriminación de los homosexuales. Por eso se usan los medios del arte, de la educación, de la cultura y del diálogo.

 

Two women

THE COLLEGIUM - FORUM & TELEVISION PROGRAM

BERLIN

Definition: Co. le. gi. um/n. - a group in which each member has approximately equal power and authority. The goals are to establish improved communication and co-operation between people from the African Diaspora, Africa and people from other national and ethnic backgrounds for the increased psychological, spiritual, social, artistic and economic well-being of said groups.

Furthermore, The Collegium also seeks to establish and maintain relationships with other individuals, organizations and communities having convergent interests with the aforementioned goals.

The Collegium, in association with Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre, the annual Black International Cinema and Cultural Zephyr e.V., was founded in Berlin, Germany on May 14, 1995 by Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, Mark Headley and Calvann Cole as an open forum enabling and supporting informational exchange and the undertaking of projects among The Collegium participants in conjunction with other individuals and groups where feasible.

The Collegium Television Program
Production, Performing, Technical Staff and Guests

A Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre Production and Direction of
The Collegium Television Program in association with Classic In Black 2001
June 18, 2000

The Collegium State of Affairs Presentation

State of Affairs

from left: Primus Guenou, Maria Bahn, Narrator Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith,
Harry Louiserre, Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq, Earl Bostic

 

The Collegium Television Program presents,


"From Here to Eternity and Back: Tendencies and patterns of Philosophy"
by Ronald Chavers

November 19, 2000

The Revival of the Tree Spirit

"The Revival of the Tree Spirit"
Utrecht, November 1995

"The Transformation and Re-transformation of the dying nature,
of the family of trees, their earth, their vegetation, their animals, plants and their human freedoms....
The Tree of Life symbolizes the Tree Spirit or the May Tree or the harvest,
the reapers and the protectors of the harvest,
also it manifests itself in the Corn Spirit: the symbol of Death, Resurrection and New Life."

(R.E. Chavers, The Revival of the Tree Spirit, Dance Programscript, 1995)


Ronald Chavers
The Afro Egyptian Method and the History of Western Philosophy
written by Prof. Dr. Ronald Chavers

Publisher: Africa World Press/The Red Sea Press, U.S.A.

 

The Collegium, July 15, 2001
The Collegium, July 15, 2001
Guests & Production Staff

 

Guest Artist, September 16, 2001
Ranya Orfaly
RANYA ORFALY
Singer - Actress - Model
Dancer; Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre

 

St. Maurice

(d. c. 286)

In 1230, the citizens of Magdeburg, formerly East Germany, 
dedicated their newly built cathedral to St. Maurice 
(depicted here with St. Erasmus by fifteenth-century German painter Mathis Grünewald).
The cult of St. Maurice subsequently spread far and wide across medieval Europe, 
principally along the Rhine River in Switzerland and in northern Italy. 
Also known as St. Moritz and St. Mauritius, St. Maurice was a significant figure in Germanic iconography.
Artisans painted, sculpted, and engraved his image on works still found today in cathedrals and museums throughout Germany.
Maurice was commander of the Theban Legion, composed of 6,600 Egyptian Christians serving in the Roman army. 
Around A.D. 286, the legion was sent to Gaul to reinforce the army of future Roman emperor Maximian. 
Ordered by Maximian to persecute Christians who were in revolt there, Maurice and his men refused. 
The entire legion was executed at Agaunum (now Saint-Maurice-enValais, Switzerland);
Maurice and three others-Vitalis, Candidus, and Exuperius- were later canonized.
Throughout the Middle Ages, St. Maurice was revered along with St. George, St. Martin, and St. Mary. 
From the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries, a group of German men who worshiped St. Maurice 
called themselves Schwarzhaupter, or Blackheads, in his honor. They were members of the Livonian Order, 
inclusion in which was determined by class and religion; their coat of arms displayed an image of St. Maurice.
Both captivating and enduring, the images of St. Maurice reflect Europe´s lasting reverence for him; 
September 22 is still set aside to commemorate the life of this great military saint.

 

Photograph 
courtesy Bayerische Staats Gemäldesammlungen, Munich
St. Maurice

 

HUMANITY 21

The enclosed document is the result of consultations between an international group of
persons, to develop a theoretical and practical basis for co-operation, leading to an
improved psycho-social and economic plan of action in Germany and internationally,
A planned discussion group on October 20, in Berlin, will undertake these topics with
the resulting formulations and understanding, to be presented
on THE COLLEGIUM TELEVISION PROGRAM 9-10p.m. in Berlin, Oct. 21, 2001.

1. NETWORKING- Utilizing electronic media, i.e., internet, e-mail to facilitate events and
disseminate ideas. Additionally, enlisting the assistance of experienced people and
organizations to support professional and societal advancement.

2. Imagery- An increasingly conscious choice of photographs, text and graphics to more
accurately and vividly depict a stated point of view.

3. Proposals to lessen/ eliminate, the failure of undertakings and planning of such
undertakings, in relationship to realizable resources. The recognition of reasonable
expectations of any venture or undertaking.

4. An agenda defined in local, national and international terms. Stated for purposes of
inclusiveness, thereby, lessening differences and heightening and highlighting, the ties
that bind.

5. Trans- Racial Co-operation and decision making. What alliances and how?

6. Cultural work as a means of resistance against implied or forced acculturation. The
term refers to the degree of pressure exerted externally or internally to assimilate a
person or group, into a given societal-cultural norm, against the individual or groups
preference.

7. The World Conference of Racism Durban/South Africa 2001. Plus and minus?

 

Photograph courtesy Library of Congress
Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson
(1878-1946)

Born in Galveston, Texas, Jack (John Arthur) Johnson was a skinny lad who traveled the country
by hitching rides on trains,
supporting himself by working at odd jobs and boxing as an amateur.
He became professional in 1899 but was unable to compete for the championship
in the United States - an opportunity he gained by knocking out Tommy Burns
in Sydney, Australia, in 1908. His status as the world´s first black heavyweight
boxing champion provoked hatred from some Americans, who launched a search
for the "Great White Hope," a white boxer who could dethrone him.

Johnson successfully defended his title several times, most notably defeating James Jeffries,
who had been coaxed out of retirement to fight him in 1910.
Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis wrote in the liner notes for his album titled Jack Johnson,
"The day before Johnson defended his title against Jim Flynn (1912) he received a note:
´Lie down tomorrow or we string you up-Ku Klux Klan.´"
Ultimately, Johnson lost the title to Jess Willard in Havana, Cuba, in 1915.
His career record was 78 wins (45 knockouts), 8 losses, and 12 no-decisions.
Johnson was inducted into the Boxing Halll of Fame in 1954.

 

Guest Artists
October 21, 2001

Quarteto Latinoamericano
Quarteto Latinoamericano

 

ODE TO CARNELL LYONS

THE COLLEGIUM TELEVISION PROGRAM
DECEMBER 16, 2001
9-10 pm / 21-22 Uhr

Guest Artists
TAP & TRAY
Kurt Albert & Klaus Bleis

 

The FAX read, almost incidentally, "Carnell Lyons died last Suturday."

During our early years in Berlin, through travels, quests for identity
and purpose, and through the auspices of Bob Harrel, proprietor of
"Talk of the Town," the international Berlin disco of the early eighties, we met
Carnell Lyons.

 

Carnell Lyons
Carnell Lyons

 

Carnell was a tap man from the streets and stages of somewhere, U.S.A., and had
emigrated to Germany some twenty years before our initial meeting. In the
face of changing times, taste, and opportunities, Carnell had opted for Europe.

But a desperate need for expression continued to grow and as a means of
addressing that need evolved, he became a teacher of tap, or as the Germans
prefer, a step dance teacher.

The years came and went and we observed a cultural awakening by many
people in Germany to the economic, artistic, and spiritual possibilities that Carnell
was providing through his teaching.

 

Carnell Lyons, Photo: Nogrady Park
Carnell Lyons

 

We saw Carnell as a catalyst for innovation and attempted to record for ourselves, and
future generations, the contributions this old Black man was making to German culture.

To some extent, we were successful, but we observed the end approaching, with his limbs
stiffening, his breathing more labored and, most significantly, the light in his eyes growing
increasingly dim.

We were pained at the news of his death and surprised that if affected us so.
We don't know much about his other additions or subtractions in life, but we
do know that he motivated many people to discover themselves through the art and
delight of tap/step dancing and as a result, his pupils, present and former, are endeavoring
to continue the master's technique.

 

from left: Kurt Albert, Carnell Lyons, Klaus Bleis
from left: Kurt Albert, Carnell Lyons, Klaus Bleis

 

Carnell Lyons contributed to human kind in his inimitable and irascible manner
and people, including ourselves, loved and respected him.

Godspeed Carnell, and thank you for the lessons of life bestowed upon us and so many others.

Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre

published by
Indiana University South Bend/USA 1993
DANCE-The Inaugural Performance of the Dance Program
Division of the Arts - Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

 

The Collegium Television Program

Sunday, June 16, 2002
9 -10 p.m.

presents

LUTAMYO M. LEONARD
Painter

&

SUYEN GORE MOSELY

Model - Actress

Painter: Lutamyo M. Leonard

Suyen Gore Mosely

Painter: Lutamyo M. Leonard

Suyen Gore Mosely

 

The Collegium Television Program

Sunday, July 21, 2002
9 - 10 p.m.

presents

CYBERNOMADES
Abdel Rahman Satti and Sun Leegba Love

DETROIT GARY WIGGINS
Saxophone

Gary Wiggins
Detroit Gary Wiggins

 

MAHOMA MWAUNGULU
P.A.F. - Pan African Forum

 

The Collegium Television Program

Sunday, November 17, 2002
9 - 10 p.m.

presents

THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM

The Fire Next Time
or
...Dialogue between Civilizations
or
Beginning of the End...?


PART I: Birth
PART II: Somewhere, Sometime...
PART III: Beginning of the End?

Photo by Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

O death, sweet death, sole refuge of spirits
confined in awful prison! - Etienne Jodelle

Come death, if you will: you cannot divide us;
you can only unite us. - Franz Grillparzer

Dancers: Angela Kramer and Marion Kramer
Costumes: Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith
Sound: Thomas M. Wendt
Light: Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, Prof. Donald M. Griffith, Anthony J. Phillips
Camera: Anthony J. Phillips, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, Rolf Gänsrich
Music: Samuel Barber, Antonin Dvorák, Béla Bartók
Conception, Direction & Choreography: Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith


Production Staff: The Children of Abraham
from left: Tony Watson, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith,
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Rolf Gänsrich, Angela Kramer,
Andrea Brehme, Thomas M. Wendt, Anthony J. Phillips

Melancholy
STRIDING striving.
Life yearns.
Shuddering standing.
Looks seek.
Dying grows.
Coming screams.
Deep down we (are) dumb.
August Stramm 1874-1915

 

BALLADS AND THINGS
Photo by Marion Kramer
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith and Albrecht Hirsch

 

Guests
Chic Virgin & Calvann Cole

 

Design by Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith

 

THE COLLEGIUM...2002

"TELEVISION PROGRAM"

Offener Kanal Berlin....."The Collegium" - LIVE

Voltastr. 5
13355 Berlin
Tel.: 030/46 40 05 0

 

Photo by Simon Hirschmann
Marion Kramer
Photo by Angela Kramer
Public Relations Co-ordination/Assistant Production Co-ordination

 

The Collegium Television Program

Sunday, December 21, 2003
9 - 10 p.m.

presents

HOLIDAY GREETINGS


from left: Andreas, Angela Kramer, Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith
Yutta Saftien, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Rolf Gänsrich,
Donald Muldrow McKinney Griffith II, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith,
Thomas M. Wendt, Marion Kramer

 Photo: Thomas M. Wendt
Rehearsal for "Ode To Bahia"
Production, Direction, Choreography: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith,
Ballet Mistress: Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith,
Dancer: Diane Callies, Marion Kramer,
Costumes: Diane Callies,
Cameraman: Darnell S. Summers

Visual  Impressions - CINEMA
 Photo: Thomas M. Wendt
"Ode To Bahia"
Dancers: Marion Kramer, Diane Callies

 

Photo: Thomas M. Wendt

 

 

The Collegium Television Program

Sunday, March 21, 2004
9 - 10 p.m.


Stanley Tyrone Greene / Black Ty Productions &
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith / Co-Founder/Director:
Fountainhead® Tanz Theater/Black International Cinema/
The Collegium Forum & Television Program & Cultural Zephyr e.V.


Dr. William E. Downey / Chair: American Democrats Abroad
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
Ellen Brandel / American Voices Abroad


standing from left: Thomas M. Wendt, Rolf Gänsrich, Ulrike Roth,
Colin Andersen, Manuela Patz, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith,
Donald Muldrow McKinney Griffith, Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith,
Kevin Ohene Roth, Angela Kramer, Marion Kramer
seated from left: Dr. William E. Downey, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith,
Ellen Brandel

 

The Collegium Television Program

Sunday, June 20, 2004
9 - 10 p.m.

 

John F. Kennedy Friendship Center
in association with
Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre
presents
"CAUGHT UP"

Program Director: Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith
Choreography: Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith

Dancers 
from left: Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith, Hannah Kellermann, Francesca Scelsi




Dancers 
from left: Hannah Kellermann, Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith, Francesca Scelsi









Sir Kenny Martin/"Pocketzone"


from left: Juliane Burwitz, Ngozi Madubuko, Kenny Martin,
Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith, 
Donald Muldrow McKinney Griffith, Hannah Kellermann, 
Prof. Donald Muldrow McKinney Griffith, Francesca Scelsi,
Rolf Gänsrich, Angela Kramer

The Collegium Television Program

Sunday, May 20, 2005
9 - 10 p.m.

State of Affairs Part I
Guest: Phil Hill, American Voices Abroad, AVA

Arts Calendar
Ballads & Things
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith - vocals
Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq - saxophone
Rudy Stevenson - e-guitar
Ramani Krishna - e-bass
Lito Tabora - keyboard
State of Affairs Part II "Footprints In The Sand?" "Dance U.S.A. to Berlin - A Retrospective" Guests: Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith Christopher Hemmans Robert Solomon Charles Wynn George Younger Moderation: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith from left standing: George Younger, Mark Headley, Robert Solomon, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith from left sitting: Christopher Hemmans, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, Charles Wynn from left standing: Phil Hill, Harry Louiserre, George Younger, Mark Headley, Charles Wynn, Robert Solomon, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffithi, Martin Kersten, Christopher Hemmans from left sitting: Maxine Hunter, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith, Angela Kramer from left standing: Phil Hill, Harry Louiserre, George Younger, Mark Headley, Charles Wynn, Robert Solomon, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffithi, Martin Kersten, Marion Kramer from left sitting: Maxine Hunter, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith, Angela Kramer Mark Headley Robert Solomon Christopher Hemmans, Mark Headley & Robert Solomon Robert Solomon, Mark Headley, Christopher Hemmans, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith



Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
Co-Founder/Director/Moderator: Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre, Black International Cinema,
The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin and Cultural Zephyr e.V.

The Collegium Television Program

Sunday, September 18, 2005
9 - 10 p.m.

Arts Calendar
Literature+Photography+Painting+Choreography+Dance=Performance
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre & Placement in Concert
Concept/Production/Direction/Choreography/Film:
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith/Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

Photography:
Lorenz Eiche

Paintings:
Angela Kramer/Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

Dancers:
Carmen Schall
Jenny Schalast
Marion Kramer/Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
Kristin Rennack

Cinema
"I Dream A World"
Production & Direction: Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

State of Affairs
Interview, Poetry and Music with
Michelle Prevot, Anthony Earl Baggette and Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq
Moderation:
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith




Angela Kramer


Dancers: from left, Kristin Rennack, Jenny Schalast, Carmen Schall, Marion Kramer



Rehearsal


Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith


Carmen Schall


Rehearsal


Jenny Schalast & Kristin Rennack


Kristin Rennack


Rehearsal


Marion Kramer


Carmen Schall


Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith / Warm Up

10th ANNIVERSARY
November 11, 1995 - 2005

The Collegium Television Program

Sunday, November 20, 2005
8 - 10 p.m.

"Never Givin' Up"
&
"Yes, We Can...!"

Moderation:
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith


STATE OF AFFAIRS:
Film & Interview
Peter Unsicker/Wall Street Gallery, Berlin


ARTS CALENDAR I:
Multimedia Presentation
Film: "Ode to Bahia"
Dancers: Diane Callies & Marion Kramer

REMEMBRANCE
Dancer: 
Marion Kramer/Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

Concept/Production/Direction/Choreography: 
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith/Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre


ARTS CALENDAR II:
Zac Galen (vocals, guitars)
Sebastian Maasan (keyboards)
Jonathan Robinson (bass)
Matthias Klein (drums)


STATE OF AFFAIRS II:
Interview
Jürgen Linke/Director: Offener Kanal Berlin (Part I)


ARTS CALENDAR III:
JAZZSOULBLUE
A Theatre Performance written by
Anthony Earl Baggette


CINEMA:
10th ANNIVERSARY
November 11, 1995 - 2005

10 YEARS THE COLLEGIUM - HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
"Never Givin' Up"
&
"Yes, We Can...!"

Production & Direction: 
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

 

 

MusiKal TheaTre TIME KonsTrucTion

"The artist must be the medium through which humanity expresses itself." 
Romare Bearden FOUNTAINHEAD® TANZ Théâtre presents ON AIRE²
A Moment in "Time"
Multimedia Presentation: Film, Music and Performance from left: Rowan Smy, Bobby StaRRR, Angela Kramer, Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith, Marion Kramer, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Photos: Iris Praefke ON AIRE², A Moment in "Time" is a musical theatre depiction
of the passage of "Time",
as measured by humans whose "Time" is always fleeting,
in relationship to the machinations of nature,
which functions at will regardless of "Time". A portrayal of the co-existence of life and "Time"
as presented through film, song, dance, spoken word and music.
from left back: Angela Kramer, Silvia Cavallari, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Rowan Smy, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, Hanna Weckler, Bobby StaRRR, Ursula Wunder, Marion Kramer, from left front: Pierre Walter, Marta Domurat, Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith Premiere: THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
(Magdeburg, Wolfsburg) January 21, 2007 Time: 9-10 pm, Live Live Performance Premiere:
Nickelodeon Cinema
Torstraße 216, Berlin/Mitte
Tel.: 30 87 23 72 Dates / Termine: February 9 and 16, 2007 Time: 10 pm / 22 Uhr Concept, Production, Direction, Choreography:
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre, Co-Conspirators: Bobby StaRRR, UK/Berlin, www.myspace.com/bobbystarrr Rowan Smy, Australia/Berlin, merseasmy@yahoo.com Kevin Hunter, USA/Netherlands, www.myspace.com/kevinhunterguitar Song: "Hand Eye Coordination" Lyrics, Composition and Performance: Rowan Smy Story: "Grownupism! 1 Day, When I Grow Up!" Author: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith / Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre Performance: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Angela Kramer, Marion Kramer Text: "Time - Klock": Author: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Donald Muldrow Griffith II, Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith / Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre Performance: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Angela Kramer, Marion Kramer Choreography - "Hat & Cap": Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith Dancers: "Moving with and on Time", Marion Kramer "Hat and Cap", Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith Translation English/German: Angela Kramer Script Editing: Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith, Angela Kramer, Marion Kramer / Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre Original Composition & Music: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Rowan Smy, Bobby StaRRR, Kevin Hunter Music Remix: Bobby StaRRR, Rowan Smy Graphic Design: Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, Angela Kramer, Marion Kramer Public Relations Co-ordinator: Marion Kramer Public Relations: Silvia Cavallari, Marta Domurat, Diana Lindlahr, Hanna Weckler THE COLLEGIUM TELEVISION PROGRAM Sunday, July 15, 2007 CINEMA "Ballads and Things" STATE OF AFFAIRS Martin Schmidt "Thoughts" Text: Martin Schmidt Concept & Direction: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith ARTS CALENDAR BEATDIGGERS Raps: Highjacker, Sen, Blanik Piano: Baum Guitar: Boris Bass: Ortli Drums: majusBeats Photographs Regina Bruhn

Marion Kramer, public relations -co-ordination

Preparing the lights

Cordula Alkert, camera/lighting design
&, Joanna Johnson, production assistant

television studio rehearsal

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith/producer/director/moderator in rehearsal with Martin Schmidt /text & Boris Wiese/guitar

Angela Kramer, production co-ordination

Drums: majusBeats

Martin Kersten, camera

Make-up

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, producer/director/moderator
& co-host Joanna Johnson

Martin Schmidt/text & Boris Wiese/guitar

Beatdiggers

Beatdiggers & Thomas M. Wendt/sound technician (photo right)

Joanna Johnson preparing the cue cards
THE COLLEGIUM TELEVISION PROGRAM

Sunday, August 19, 2007

CINEMA
"Culture In Berlin"
Production & Direction: Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

STATE OF AFFAIRS

"Diverse & Together"

XXIII. Black International Cinema Berlin/Germany, Warsaw/Poland & U.S.A. 2008 in co-operation with
Foundation Diversity Forum, Warsaw/Poland
Anna Grudzinska/Director and Katarzyna Kubin/Vice-Director Foundation Diversity Forum/Fundacja Forum Róznorodnosci ARTS CALENDAR
"Troubled - Aufgewühlt" Presenters: Cordula Alkert and Marion Kramer Blue Box: "When We Were Tigers" Photographs Regina Bruhn

2 minutes before the program begins

producer/director/moderator: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith - we're on!

"Welcome to THE COLLEGIUM"

Katarzyna Kubin, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith & Anna Grudzinska

Katarzyna Kubin/vice-director, Foundation Diversity Forum/Fundacja Forum Róznorodnosci

state of affairs


perspectives

Anna Grudzinska/director, Foundation Diversity Forum/Fundacja Forum Róznorodnosci

Cordula Alkert, camera/lighting design & Marion Kramer/public relations co-ordinator

THE COLLEGIUM TELEVISION PROGRAM

Sunday, September 16, 2007

CINEMA
XXIII. Black International Cinema Berlin/Germany, Warsaw/Poland & U.S.A. 2008
Preview: "The Power Of Art", Director: Claudine Pommier, Canada 2007

"Culture In Berlin"
Production & Direction: Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
ARTS CALENDAR I

"Sankofa"
Raycurt Johnson, violin/vocals
Werner Kunschke, guitar
Dmitri Baltek, cello
Yaw Domprey, percussions
Sonjah, dancer
ARTS CALENDAR II Jane Wing, actress/poet
Text: Jane Wing
Violin: Raycurt Johnson
Concept & Direction: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith 1. "Just a poem"
2. "If you look at me"
3. "For Simon Chorley"
4. "Dear Diary"
5. "Dedication"
6. "My True Inspiration"
Photographs Regina Bruhn


producer/director/moderator: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

"Sankofa"
Raycurt Johnson, violin/vocals
Werner Kunschke, guitar
Dmitri Baltek, cello
Yaw Domprey, percussions
Sonjah, dancer

Dmitri Baltek, cello

Werner Kunschke, guitar & Raycurt Johnson, violin/vocals



Yaw Domprey, percussions


Jane Wing, actress/poet & Raycurt Johnson, violin/vocals

Jane Wing, actress/poet

THE COLLEGIUM TELEVISION PROGRAM

Sunday, September 2 & 9, 2007

Special Edition


Lester Sloan
Photo Journalist/Artist

***********************************************

A COMPLEXION CHANGE

Preface
german . polish . spanish . french . arabic

As long time residents of Berlin and persons traveling to countries with multi-ethnic populations, an observation of the complexion change of Berlin in particular, Germany and the rest of Europe in general, is an occurrence we have witnessed, read about and studied in E.U. and additional documents.

The population adjustments in societies are always accompanied by birth pangs of varying intensities and duration.

The United States of America, while continually requiring observation and effort towards creating an intercultural society from a multicultural environment, offers indications and some would say, proof of the necessity and viability of refreshing various societies through complexion change, as the older generations pass the baton of work and life, to younger persons.

Our interest is to establish a constructive contribution to the historic inevitabilities of climate and complexion change in Berlin, Germany, Russia and the European Union, in order to support the people of Berlin and other European societies in adjusting to the present and preparing for future realities of a complexion change, with as few violent and unduly stressful birth pangs as possible.

Our project is inspired by the marvelous impetus of former president Nelson Mandela and his supreme ability to contribute to a peaceful transition of South African society from one complexion to many complexions. The principle of that transition is what we are attempting to understand, emulate and apply, during the realization of

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
in co-operation with
Offener Kanal Berlin

via Television, Radio, Internet
in English, German, Polish

present

A COMPLEXION CHANGE
Intercultural Dialogue within a Migratory Society

The future is with us,
how do we respond to the inevitabilities of population change,
clash or cooperation?
Partial Portrait / Past, Present, Future?
A relationship of Europe to the world and the human contributions
to a developing Europe, at the dawn of the 21st century.

 

We appreciate and understand the uncertainties of the complexion change and we respectfully request all European citizens, residents and newcomers, to contribute what is necessary towards the historic complexion change of Berlin, Germany, Russia and the European Union in response and support of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008.

 

SPECIAL EDITION
November 29, 2007
8.00 - 9.30 pm

Guest Speakers
Pamela David-Brown, Jamaica
Anna Grudzinska/Foundation Diversity Forum, Poland
Mark Headley/Choreographer, Barbados
Günter Piening/Commisioner of the Senate of Berlin for Integration and Migration, Germany
Barbara Saltmann/Board of Directors, Caribbean United European Society e.V., Jamaica
Christine Schmidt/Manager for Environmental Projects, Germany
Visual Presentations
Cordula Alkert/The Collegium, Germany
Rolf Gänsrich/ Journalist and Author, Germany
Translators
Marta Domurat/The Collegium, Poland
Anna Grudzinska/Foundation Diversity Forum, Poland

Martin Kersten/The Collegium, Germany
Katarzyna Kubin/Foundation Diversity Forum, Poland
Martin Schmidt, Germany

Editors
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith/The Collegium, U.S.A.
Angela Kramer/The Collegium, Germany
Marion Kramer/The Collegium, Germany
Technicians
Martin Kersten/The Collegium, Germany
Tom Penman/The Collegium, Scotland

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE PDF FILES

 
TELEVISION PROGRAM, SCRIPT AND CONCEPT / English/German/Polish/Spanish

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
in co-operation with
Offener Kanal Berlin

Pre-Production Impressions

November 29, 2007
8.00 - 9.30 pm / 20.00 - 21.30 Uhr


THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin

SPECIAL EDITION
November 29, 2007
8.00 - 9.30 pm

LIVE TELECAST

Production, Direction, Moderation
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
(co-founder/producer/director)
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre / Black International Cinema Berlin /
THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin / Cultural Zephyr e.V.

 

Visual Presentation
"Religion - What connects us?"
World Religions

Cordula Alkert / The Collegium, Germany


Guest Speaker

Günter Piening
Commissioner of the Senate of Berlin for Integration and Migration
Germany

 

Visual Presentation
"Love is the answer"
Rolf Gänsrich
Author and Journalist
Germany

 

Oral Presentation
"Let's achieve change, together for good reasons!"
Christine Schmidt
Manager for Environmental Projects
Germany

 

Oral Presentation
"Populism = A Threat to Democracy"
Anna Grudzinska
Foundation Diversity Forum, Poland

Cinema
"I Dream A World"
Producers: Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre & Pol-Tel
Director: Tomas Lewinski, Poland/Germany
1988-1990

A documentary exploring a dance theatre workshop directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre in Arezzo, Italy. The title and concept are based on the Langston Hughes poem "I Dream A World". A portrayal of an international, intercultural gathering of dancers, teachers and their communication with one another. Awarded "Best Film" 1988 by the Polish Commission for Film Arts.


THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program

FEBRUARY 17, 2008
9.00-10.00 pm

RE-BROADCAST
FEBRUARY 24, 2008
MARCH 2, 2008
9.00-10.00 pm


from left: Prof. David Levering Lewis, Prof. Ruth Ann Stewart, Mariette, Art Jones,
Guest, Martin Kersten, Marta Domurat, Angela Kramer, Tom Penman,
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Thomas M. Wendt, Guest

CINEMA
THE COLLEGIUM presents "Culture In Berlin"

ARTS CALENDAR
Sankofa
American Black History in Song...

RayCurt Johnson/violin
Victor Maximov/guitar
Yaw Domprey/percussion

1. Autumn Leaves
2. Windsong (a tribute to Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, R.I.P.)
3. Summertime

Sankofa
Go back and Assume
The importance of returning in time to contribute useful cultural values to the present.
It is believed progress is based upon the constructive utilization
of positive contributions from the past, which are needed today.
This symbol teaches the wisdom of learning from the past,
which assists in constructing the future.
It also teaches people to cherish and value their culture and avoid adulteration.
Sankofa is a symbol of positive reversion and revival.


Prof. David Levering Lewis, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Prof. Ruth Ann Stewart

STATE OF AFFAIRS

Prof. Ruth Ann Stewart
Clinical Professor of Public Policy, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School
of Public Service, New York University.
Teaching and research focus on arts and cultural policy
and the role of the arts and artist in urban revitalization.
Co-editor of the forthcoming book, UNDERSTANDING THE ARTS
AND CREATIVE SECTOR IN THE UNITED STATES.


Prof. David Levering Lewis
Julius Silver University Professor and Professor of History, New York University.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for the 2-volume work,
W.E.B. DU BOIS: BIOGRAPHY OF A RACE and
W.E.B. DU BOIS: THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY AND THE AMERICAN CENTURY.
Just published, Professor Lewis's most recent work is
GOD'S CRUCIBLE: ISLAM AND THE MAKING OF EUROPE, 570-1215.


Prof. David Levering Lewis, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Prof. Ruth Ann Stewart

 


Angela Kramer, production co-ordinator

control room

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, co-founder/producer/director/moderator

RayCurt Johnson, Violin

Mariette

Tom Penman, Technician

Prof. David Levering Lewis, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Guest

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Prof. Ruth Ann Stewart,
Prof. David Leverin Lewis, Yaw Domprey/Percussion

Prof. Ruth Ann Stewart

Marion Kramer/public relations co-ordinator & Tom Penman

Victor Maximov, Guitar

Prof. David Levering Lewis, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Prof. David Levering Lewis, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith,
Prof. Ruth Ann Stewart


THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
Live Telecast, February 17, 2008

photographs: Thomas M. Wendt

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program
MARCH 16, 2008
9.00-10.00 pm

RE-BROADCAST
MARCH 23, 2008
9.00-10.00 pm/21.00-22.00 Uhr

CINEMA
"FARA BIRIQUI / FIGHTING WOMEN
Director: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Mali 2007

"A WINTER TALE"
Director: Frances-Anne Solomon, Canada 2007

STATE OF AFFAIRS
Mark Donfried/Director & Founder
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

ARTS CALENDAR
Videos & Interview
Mahide Lein / Ahoi-Artist & Event Management Berlin
Sister Fa / Musician, Senegal
Francois Asukaten Tendeng / Afro-Berlin
Gigi Hayàt / Dancer, Bulgaria


Mark C. Donfried, Director & Founder/Institute for Cultural Diplomacy,
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Co-Founder/Producer/Director/Moderator
Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre/Black International Cinema Berlin/
THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin/
Cultural Zephyr e.V.

stage design

Thomas M. Wendt, Sound Technician

control room

on screen

Marion Kramer, public relations co-ordinator,
Angela Kramer, production co-ordinator

Tom Penman, Technician & Mark C. Donfried

Gigi Hayàt/Dancer, Bulgaria & Mahide Lein/AHOI-Artist & Event Management

Mahide Lein & Mark C. Donfried

from left: Sister Fa/Musician, Senegal, Francois Asukaten Tendeng/Afro-Berlin, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Gigi Hayàt , Mahide Lein

Mahide Lein & Francois Asukaten Tendeng

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith & Gigi Hayàt

from left seated: Sister Fa, Francois Asukaten Tendeng,
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Gigi Hayàt, Mahide Lein
from left standing: guest, Martin Kersten/Camera,
Rolf Gänsrich/Public Relations, Thomas M. Wendt, Angela Kramer

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
Live Telecast, March 16, 2008

photographs: Thomas M. Wendt

 

***SPECIAL Edition***
MAY 29, 2008
8.00-9.30 pm/20.00-21.30 Uhr
the public is cordially invited

A COMPLEXION CHANGE
Vision II

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
in co-operation with
Offener Kanal Berlin

Production & Direction
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, (co-founder/producer/director)

Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
Black International Cinema Berlin
Cultural Zephyr e.V.

via Television, Internet, Radio
in English, German, French, Spanish, Arabic

present/präsentieren

A COMPLEXION CHANGE - Vision II
Intercultural Dialogue within a Migratory Society
The future is with us, how do we respond to the inevitabilities of population change,
clash or cooperation?
Partial Portrait / Past, Present, Future?
A relationship of Europe to the world and the human contributions to a developing Europe,
at the dawn of the 21st century.

 

PROGRAM
**************************************************

Introduction
Moderator: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
Co-Founder/Producer/Director
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre / Black International Cinema Berlin /
THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin / Cultural Zephyr e.V.

Oral Presentation
"Our World Between Diversity and Coming Together" /
Mahgoub Eltayeb, Sudan/Berlin
Director, Sudanese Association
Betriebsrat, Phoenix Pharmacutical

Intermission

Visual Presentation
Sonjah Prinz, Germany and Esterina Petrauschke
"One World Children's Musical"
Kinderperformance / Part I

Oral Presentation
"Diverse & Together"
Sonjah Prinz

Visual Presentation
Sonjah Prinz, Germany and Esterina Petrauschke
"One World Children's Musical"
Kinderperformance / Part II

Intermission

Cinema
Festival Impressions - XXIII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2008

Oral Presentation
"Reflections"
Gary Wiggins, USA/Berlin
Program Director, Music as Cultural Diplomacy
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

Oral Presentation
"Questions about Identity"
Mark C. Donfried, USA/Berlin
Director, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

Intermission

Oral Presentation
" Un Changement d'image à la française:
le multicultarisme français et le cas des banlieues" /
" A Complexion Change à la francaise:
French multiculturalism and the case of the suburbs"

Harry Louiserre, Gaudeloupe/France/Berlin
Managing Director, Classic In Black

Intermission

Oral Presentation
"YES, WE CAN - The International Impact of Barack Obama" /
John Matip Eichler, Germany
Manager, Swiss Bank Berlin

Intermission

Cinema
"Paloma"
Script & Direction: Simon Jaikiriuma Paetau, Colombia/Germany 2006

Intermission

Music and Spoken Word Presentation
A Complexion Change Orchestra

"A Complexion Change" (An Original Composition & Oral Presentation)
Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq, USA/Berlin
Saxophonist/Composer & Conductor

"As Long (there's a Soul there's Hope)"
Jumaa Alexander Prvulovic, Germany
Vocals/co-composer for "A Complexion Change"

"Gather Your Men And Prepare Your Women"
Yamil Borges, USA/Berlin
Spoken Word

Jeremy Green, UK/Berlin
Piano

Ramani Krishna, India/Berlin
Bass

Rico McClaren, USA/Berlin
Drums

Guitar Crusher, USA/Berlin
Guitar & Vocals


Translations

Simon Jaikiriuma Paetau, Colombia/Berlin
Mahgoub Eltayeb, Sudan/Berlin
Lola Zuckermann, France/Berlin
Anke Broszio, Berlin

Radio
Rolf Gänsrich, Berlin

Catering
Saltmann & Company
Barbara Saltmann, Jamaica/Berlin

Editors
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith/The Collegium, U.S.A./Berlin
Angela Kramer/The Collegium, Berlin
Marion Kramer/The Collegium, Berlin

Technicians
Cordula Alkert/The Collegium, Berlin
Thomas M. Wendt/The Collegium, Berlin
Martin Kersten/The Collegium, Berlin
Tom Penman/The Collegium, Scotland/Berlin

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE PDF FILES

TELEVISION PROGRAM, SCRIPT AND CONCEPT
English/German/Polish/Spanish/French/Arabic


Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith & Nadine Struck


Mahgoub Eltayeb

Sonja Prinz, "Diverse & Together"/Oral Presentation


Gary Wiggins

Mark C. Donfried & Gary Wiggins

Mark C. Donfried

Harry Louiserre

John-E. Matip Eichler

Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq

Ramani Krishna

Jumaa Alexander Prvulovic

Jeremy Green

Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq & Guitar Crusher

Guitar Crusher

Yamil Borges

Rico McClaren

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program
JULY 20, 2008
9.00-10.00 pm

visual impressions
photography

culture in berlin
cinema

RE-BROADCAST
JULY 27, 2008
9.00-10.00 pm/21.00-22.00 Uhr

CINEMA
Video-Dance-Music-Poetry-Calligraphy

CHANDRA, JEAN-MARC, SACHA
production co-ordination & concept
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

ARTS CALENDAR I
Yamil Borges
poet, singer, actress

STATE OF AFFAIRS
Interview
Dr. Wendy Sutherland
Assistant Professor of German
New College of Florida, USA

ARTS CALENDAR II
Video-Dance-Music-Poetry-Calligraphy
CHANDRA, JEAN-MARC, SACHA
production co-ordination & concept
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

 

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***SPECIAL Edition - LIVE***

NOVEMBER 1, 2008

8.00-9.30 pm

A COMPLEXION CHANGE
Vision III

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
in co-operation with
Offener Kanal Berlin

Production & Direction
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith (co-founder/producer/director)

Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
Black International Cinema Berlin
Cultural Zephyr e.V.

via Television & Internet
in English, German, Arabic & Danish

present

A COMPLEXION CHANGE - Vision III
Intercultural Dialogue within a Migratory Society
The future is with us,
how do we respond to the inevitabilities of population change,
clash or cooperation?
Partial Portrait / Past, Present, Future?
A relationship of Europe to the world
and the human contributions to a developing Europe,
at the dawn of the 21st century.

PROGRAM
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Introduction
Moderator: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
Co-Founder/Producer/Director
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre / Black International Cinema Berlin /
THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin / Cultural Zephyr e.V.

Addressing the Issue of A COMPLEXION CHANGE
Gabriele Gün Tank, Germany
Commissioner for Integration, District Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin

Spoken Word Presentation
Children's Arabic Fairy Tales portrayed through prose, song and music
Mahgoub Eltayeb, Sudan/Berlin
Ranya Orfaly, Libanon/Berlin
Naji Jaber (Laute), Libanon/Berlin

Film
"Berlin, A Rainbow City - A Complexion Change - Vision III - Berlin, Eine Regenbogenstadt"
Cordula Alkert, Berlin

Spoken Word Presentation
"What We Need Is A Change Of Heart"
Anthony Baggette, USA/Berlin
Clear Blue Water e.V.

Performance
Ballet/Jazz & Modern Movement
John F. Kennedy Friendship Center

Celina McCarthy, Jeremy McCarthy (Conductor, Choreographer: "Thriller"),
Jasmin Kränzel, Esther Richards, Nadine Struck, Netra Nambiar Veetil
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Director/Jazz & Modern Movement Instructor
Marion Kramer, Rehearsal Assistant
Sandrine Battut, Ballet Instructor

Greeting Words
Volker Bach, Leiter Offener Kanal Berlin

Film
"Paloma"
Script & Direction: Simon Jaikiriuma Paetau
Colombia/Germany 2006

Translations
Anke Broszio: German
Mahgoub Eltayeb: Arabic

Catering
Barbara Saltmann
Restaurant Ja-Man

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE PDF FILE
CONCEPT, SCRIPT,
GREETING WORDS/VOLKER BACH
English/German/Polish, Spanish, French, Arabic

 

A Weekly Television Program
Featuring

CINEMA - STATE OF AFFAIRS - ARTS CALENDAR


Monday 01:00-02:00 am
Thursday 9:00-10:00 am
Saturday 9:00-10:00 am



Running Time: 60 minutes

Program Information: 030/7821 621 - 7546 0946

 

THE COLLEGIUM Television Program
Narrator: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
Art  Design: Angela Kramer 

 

 

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