Category Archives: 02.27.17

Trish Arnold, 98, Pioneer Of Movement Training For Actors

When she started teaching at LAMDA in 1955, “traditional movement training might have involved elocution, fencing and a bit of traditional dance … Trish’s genius lay in creating a methodology and approach” – which came to be known as Pure Movement – “that worked from impulse (initial mental, emotional and physical responses) and release (letting […]

Americans Are Choosing Smaller Screens To Watch TV On. What Will The Creative Implications Be?

“According to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, between 2009 and 2015, the number of American households without a single television doubled, from 1.3 percent to 2.6 percent. And even houses that still have televisions appear to be paring down: In 2009, 44 percent of households had three or more televisions, falling to […]

Is Neuroscience Getting In The Way Of Figuring Out How Our Brains Behave?

“We still don’t understand how the brain works because we’re still ignorant about the middle ground between single neurons and behavior, which is the function of groups of neurons—of neural circuits.” And that’s because of “the methodological shackles that have prevented investigators from examining the activity of entire nervous system. This is probably futile, like […]

Making Theatre Out Of Britain’s Brexit Divide

“Tired of the shouty voices from Westminster, [National Theatre director Rufus Norris] decided to turn away from London and start an in-depth listening project to try to understand the roots of the divide that had fractured the country. … He contacted 10 writers and directors from all over the country and asked them to start […]

Leonard Cohen Estate Sells Rights To All Songs To Montreal Dance Company – Other Dance Companies Stuck

“Last Tuesday, Ballets Jazz de Montreal said its worldwide exclusive dance and circus art rights include Cohen’s name and image as well as his visual, musical, and literary works. The company plans to debut a Cohen-inspired show in December that “will be performed through a series of acts, evoking the cycles of life, the colours […]

Musee d’Orsay Chooses New Director

“Lawrence Des Cars’s appointment comes after a lengthy process, which saw three other candidates reaching the final selection stages: Dominique de Font-Réaulx, director of Paris’ Delacroix Museum; Michel Draguet, director of the Royal Museums of Belgium; and Sylvain Amic, director of the Musée de Rouen. Le Monde reports that des Cars’s appointment is also significant […]