Category Archives: 08.30.16

Johan Kobborg Replaced For Good At Head Of Romania’s National Ballet

kobborg-zanellaAn ugly, months-long saga that saw renowned dancer-choreographer Johan Kobborg – engaged as artistic director in 2014 to bring the ballet company at the Bucharest National Opera up to top international standards – demoted without warning to corps de ballet member, a theatened exodus of foreign dancers (whose Romanian colleagues yelled “Foreigners out! at them), […]

The Myth Of Millennials As Rebels

90dfb62fb0e78675155bc1528ec41a1c91088227“The myth that underemployed, poorly housed young people are joyfully engaged in a project of creative destruction misrepresents our economic reality. But only if we can finally be said to have liberated ourselves from napkins, houses, and sex, will we have given the Boomers something to be proud of.”

Bitter Experience: Theatre Critic Finally Gets Why Regular Middle-Class Folks Don’t Go To Plays More Often

theater critic gets itAndrzej Lukowski, theatre editor at Time Out London: “I [now] realise the essential reason theatres are so full of old people is that they don’t have to support their offspring. … There are no theatre access schemes to help out nice middle-class people who happen to be temporarily skint because of childcare, and quite right […]

Edinburgh Festivals Boast Another Record Year For Ticket Sales

Ed-Fringe-pic-700x455“The fringe issued 2,475,143 tickets for participating shows across Scotland’s capital, a 7.7% increase on 2015 despite the number of registered events and performances falling marginally on 2015 levels. The Edinburgh International Festival issued a record 169,300 tickets for paying events, posting £4.2 million in sales, marking the first time it has topped £4 million. […]