Spark! Episodes

2003, TV Show

Episode Detail: Fame - Spark!

“Fame” profiles two artists on the cusp of it: dancer Rasta Thomas and artist Chris Johanson. Both have decisions to make. For Thomas, a San Francisco native whom choreographer Debbie Allen calls “one of the most amazing talents of the last decade,” it's what kind of dancer to be: he's adept at many types and doesn't want to be tied down. Johanson, a Mission-based painter who also constructs installations, is seen at his Manhattan gallery opening. He had “a breakthrough year in 2002,” says narrator Pamela Z, but “hopes never to be a household name.” Also: violinist Joshua Bell in rehearsal at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall; auditions for “Amateur Night at the Apollo” at Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall.

Episodes: Spark! (125)

3/26/2014: Culture Creates Community
11/18/2010: Nagle, Sano, and Birk
5/20/2010: FYCO, McCormick, and Guerrero
2/25/2010: Thiebaud, Teng, and Garrett
2/18/2010: Marshall, Hoyle, and LEVYdance
2/11/2010: Westerhout, Bell, and Blades
2/4/2010: Bhangra, CJM and Crooked Jades
11/14/2009: Kitka; May; Arts and the Economy
9/17/2008: Bonesetter's Daughter; Los Cazadores Del Sur
7/9/2008: San Jose Taiko, Cartagena, and Denevan
6/18/2008: Django Fever, Dorsey, and Laitala
6/11/2008: The Ark, Mauleon, and Grisman
5/14/2008: Yoshi's; Hijos del Sol; Diamano Coura
5/7/2008: Salimpour, Syjuco, and Yi
4/16/2008: San Francisco Ballet's New Works Festival
3/19/2008: Benton, Ramos, and Riley
2/7/2008: Spark!
8/23/2007: Delroy Lindo; Bay Area Klezmer; Kaleid
8/2/2007: Ann Hamilton, Scott Kildall and Enrique Chagoya
7/28/2007: Favianna Rodriguez, Ben Levy and Julio Morales
7/19/2007: Ballet Afsaneh; Wessel; Fabian
7/12/2007: Running Crew
7/5/2007: Lily Cai, Mike Henderson and June Schwartz
6/28/2007: Delroy Lindo and Other Stories
6/21/2007: Seyed Alavi and Alonzo King
5/30/2007: Erika Chong Shuch; Jesus Aguilar; Kathy Aoki
5/25/2007: Alavi and King
5/18/2007: Baron, Parker, and Taylor
5/9/2007: Philip Kan Gotanda; Janice Garrett; Gravity
5/2/2007: Saxophonist Howard Wiley; Weaver Adela Akers; Marc Bamuthi Joseph
4/18/2007: Adam 5100; Ledoh; Caleb Duarte
4/11/2007: Del Sol String Quartet; David Hevel; La Familia Pena-Govea
4/4/2007: Crown Point Press, John Santos, Marga Gomez
3/29/2007: Amy X Neuburg; Shuji Ikeda; Stanlee Gatti
3/21/2007: Spark!
8/17/2006: Steppin' Out
7/27/2006: A Few Good Stories
7/20/2006: West Oakland
7/13/2006: Performance Ideas
7/6/2006: Electronic Possibilities
6/29/2006: Home Sweet Home
6/22/2006: The Puppet Show
6/1/2006: The Influence of Memory
5/25/2006: Musical Instruments
5/11/2006: In Respect of Nature
5/4/2006: Experimenting
4/27/2006: Out and About
4/20/2006: A Sly View
4/13/2006: Think Globally
4/6/2006: The New American Landscape
4/1/2006: What Experience Teaches
3/25/2006: New Beginnings
6/30/2005: Work In Progress
6/23/2005: Kids on Stage
6/16/2005: Masterworks
6/2/2005: Looking East
5/26/2005: A Matter of Access
5/19/2005: All Natural
5/12/2005: History, Retold
5/5/2005: The Family Business
4/28/2005: Forbidden Territory
4/21/2005: Street Art
4/14/2005: American Music
4/8/2005: Percussion
3/31/2005: Artist as Inventor
3/24/2005: The Long Run
3/2/2005: Artist In Search of a Medium
2/24/2005: Elevating the Everyday
2/17/2005: Paint X 3
2/9/2005: Dance Masters
2/3/2005: Global Village
1/27/2005: Through the Lens
1/20/2005: Shaken and Stirred
9/22/2004: Special
7/21/2004: Up from the Street
7/14/2004: By Hand
7/8/2004: Art Frees the Soul
7/1/2004: Making Their Move
6/23/2004: Backstage Crafts
6/16/2004: The Young and the Restless
6/2/2004: World Premieres
5/26/2004: Needlework
5/19/2004: Roots
5/15/2004: Ensembles
5/8/2004: The Art of Interpretation
4/29/2004: Movers and Shakers
4/22/2004: First Person Narratives
4/14/2004: All in the Family
4/7/2004: Making Room for Art
4/1/2004: The Jet Set
3/25/2004: Technophiles
3/3/2004: Works on Paper
2/25/2004: Fusion
2/19/2004: From Life
2/11/2004: The Grey Eminences
2/4/2004: Frontiers of Dance
1/28/2004: The Fine Art of Collecting
1/21/2004: Telling Stories
1/14/2004: Art in Public Places
1/7/2004: Let's Talk Politics
10/17/2003: Opening Nights
10/8/2003: Community Institutions for the Arts
10/2/2003: The Bleeding Edge---Is This Really Art?
9/24/2003: Art Goes Back to School
9/17/2003: Leaders
9/10/2003: Remembrance
9/4/2003: The Business of Art
8/28/2003: Page to Stage
8/7/2003: Art Meets Pop
7/30/2003: Great Collaborations
7/24/2003: Trailblazers
7/16/2003: The Engineering of Art
7/9/2003: Transplants
7/2/2003: A Room of One's Own
6/25/2003: Threads
6/18/2003: Preservation
6/11/2003: The Art of Improvisation
5/28/2003: Technology - Enabled Art
5/21/2003: Solo Acts
5/14/2003: Roots
4/30/2003: Taking Craft to the Limit
4/23/2003: Collectors and Their Collections
4/16/2003: Master Teachers
4/10/2003: Collaborations with Nature
4/2/2003: Fame

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