A portion of “Turf,” a duet section from Camille A. Brown’s “ink” that takes the dancers from boyhood innocence to teenagers protecting their turf to manhood.
Ronen Bergman’s blend of history and investigative reporting is a humane book about a contentious subject.
"I am not aware of a time after the rise of mass literacy when reading did not compete with other forms of leisure: dance halls, theater, and religious revivals, plus cinema, art galleries, and, more recently, video games. It may feel as though we read less now than we did before the advent of smartphones and social media, but statistics do not bear that out. In January of last year, Gallup found that Americans were consuming books at roughly the same rates as in 2002."
Stephen Hough’s program at Carnegie Hall seemed a curious way of honoring the 100th anniversary of a composer’s death. But his playing proved his point.
Site-specific work isn't new, particularly among contemporary dance circles. The scale, however, of these recent efforts from companies who customarily present work in big, proscenium settings is notable. Choreographers are looking to every corner of their home venues, getting off the stage and changing the rules about how theatrical spaces are used.
If most longtime gallerists continue clinging to familiar patrons and familiar methods, then the art business, as physicist Max Planck once said of science, will only “advance one funeral at a time.” But either way the next generation appears ready to step up and reach out.
Glenn Howerton stars as a bitter high school teacher in this abrasive sitcom.
Ms. Pesle championed the choreographer Merce Cunningham, the experimental director Robert Wilson and many others, but the public rarely knew her name.