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A Choreographer Revisits His Rock Roots
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, May 25, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 25, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Pascal Rioult debuts a new work set to the music he loved as a teen --- For much of his choreographic career, Pascal Rioult gravitated toward major classical works: Mozart, Ravel, Bach, Stravinsky, even celebrated scores other choreographers had used. He welcomed the challenge of translating such iconic music into movement. But recently, he's been...
WATCH: Meet The Love Show
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, May 23, 2017  •   Meet the Dance Company  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 23, 2017  •   Meet the Dance Company  •    0 comments Share This
Meet The Love Show, which fuses multiple performance genres including cabaret, burlesque, circus, and various dance forms into unique theatrical experiences. ...
Dissecting Masculine Archetypes Through Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, May 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How working with a group of all-male dancers impacted a female choreographer --- "As a queer feminist I thought, why would I want to work with all men?" admits choreographer Vanessa Anspaugh when discussing her latest piece The End of Men, Again, running at Danspace Project May 25 to 27. "The idea was really wild and sort of uncomfortable to me. It...
In This Solo Show, Movement Makes the Monologue
By NED MOORE
Thursday, May 18, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 18, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why director Rachel O'Riordan took a physical approach to Iphigenia in Splott --- At times, the solo show genre can feel old hat. Yet every now and then, a director comes along with a knack for slapping it back to life -- and the audience with it. Rachel O'Riordan's staging of Gary Owen's one-hander Iphigenia in Splott is a jolting example. The story...
Why I Don't Like Entrance Applause
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, May 16, 2017  •   Acting  •    9 comments Share This
Tue May 16, 2017  •   Acting  •    9 comments Share This
To clap, or not to clap -- for me there's no question --- I have some hard and fast rules when I go to the theatre: no talking, no texting, no picture taking, no charging my phone onstage. I think most theatre fans (the polite ones, anyway) agree with those. But I have a rule for myself that many don't follow: I don't give entrance applause. I know,...
Are You Responsible for Your Parents' Hopes?
By DIEP TRAN
Monday, May 15, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 15, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A new play ponders what we owe our families --- When Gina Gionfriddo begins a new play, she doesn't set out with a singular message she wants to tell; her approach is more intuitive. "When I sit down to write a play and tell a story, different threads come out," she says. "I generally come up with characters and then let them tell the stories they're...
A Tree (Sort Of) Grows Off-Broadway
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, May 11, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 11, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the magical set design of The Whirligig --- The script calls for an actor to climb a tree and join another character on a large branch as they peer into a friend's bedroom. They remain up there for much of the play. That was the assignment Derek McLane faced when he began designing the set for The Whirligig, the new play by Hamish Linklater...
WATCH: Meet Sanguine Theatre Company
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, May 10, 2017  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 10, 2017  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Sanguine Theatre Company, where audiences get a direct say in which adventurous play will be produced next. This video was directed by Mark Blankenship and shot and edited by Nicholas Guldner. Meet more theatres here....
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