If you know Swan Lake, there will be few structural surprises. Girl turned into swan, prince falls in love, prince gets fooled, they both feel really terrible, and die.
Isango’s Magic Flute/ Impempe Yomlingo is lit by flashes of brilliance. Most can be traced directly to Mandisi Dyantyis’ reorchestration of Mozart’s orchestral score for an ensemble of marimbas.
Here’s a modest proposal. Let’s invent a Boston arts tasting menu.
One of the reasons audiences and funders love Kyle Abraham’s work is that the layered landscapes of his dances resonate with the fraught conditions outside the theatre.
After a 35+ year run, writers for the paper learned today that the Providence Phoenix will be shutting its doors after next week’s issue.
Fiber takes on two key aesthetic ideas — gravity and the grid — and one major sociological one, the way fiber arts were created and exhibited as part of a larger feminist agenda.
To my mind, with Assembly of the Souls, composer Eitan Steinberg is working in Pulitzer contention territory.
On September 21, giant author puppets will be on parade in Mansfield, CT.
The centennial of the author of Make Way For Ducklings is being celebrated with a series of lectures by scholar Leonard S. Marcus.
It’s important for there to be funds, curators, institutions, and audiences for art that can speak truth to power in unconstrained ways.