What interested me about Bitches Brew was the chance to discover how choreographer Karole Armitage re-rigs classical ballet steps.
In its program, the A.R.T. links today’s 1% with the French aristocracy, a stab at relevance that does both the snobby thugs of the French Revolution and the super well-off of today a disservice. Say what you will about the 1%, but they aren’t stupid.
An exciting month, and that isn’t hyperbole. A couple of North American premieres: a futuristic opera from MIT’s Tod Machover and poet Robert Pinsky and a drama tweaking The New Testament from Howard Brenton. Toss in iconic director Peter Brook staging Beckett, F. Murray Abraham as Shylock, and Car Talk:The Musical and you are talking about taking out the smelling salts
Karole Armitage, once known as a “punk ballerina,” brings her dance troupe to the Berkshires.