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St. Louis woman

St. Louis woman

St. Louis woman Born on this day in 1899 dramatic soprano Helen Traubel. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f7KULSTVas //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxvc0fGtVVk Born on this day in 1952 tenor Jerry Hadley. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dt1KuYS6eg On this day in 1961 premier danseur Rudolf Nureyev defected from the (then) Soviet Union to the west via Paris. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUYPHIG8os8 Source: Music-2 St. Louis woman Read More »

Class act

Class act

Class act Happy 89th birthday stage designer and director Pier Luigi Pizzi. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QP7qsrSnFo Born on this day in 1843 composer Edvard Grieg. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCTJBZ_zw6Q Happy 57th birthday soprano Andrea Rost. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=H10SkonEmHE Happy birthday to parterre scribe Kevin Fullerton. Source: Music-2 Class act Read More »

Love It or Hate It, Our Editors Discuss All Things Jane Eyre

Love It or Hate It, Our Editors Discuss All Things Jane Eyre

Love It or Hate It, Our Editors Discuss All Things Jane Eyre Story ballets that debut during American Ballet Theatre’s spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House are always the subject of much curiosity—and, sometimes, much debate. Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre was no different. The ballet follows the eponymous heroine of Charlotte Brönte’s novel as she grows from a willful orphan to a self-possessed governess, charting her romance with the haughty Mr. Rochester and the ... Read More »

Meet the Ballroom Star Who Started Dancing At 40, Had A Hip Replacement—And Still Won Two U.S. Championships

Meet the Ballroom Star Who Started Dancing At 40, Had A Hip Replacement—And Still Won Two U.S. Championships

Meet the Ballroom Star Who Started Dancing At 40, Had A Hip Replacement—And Still Won Two U.S. Championships In dance, we sometimes hear of a late bloomer who defies the odds. Or of dancers who overcome incredible injuries to return to the stage. But both? That’s not a story we hear often. That is, however, Darla Davies’ story, one that she tells in her recent book Who Said I’d Never Dance Again? A Journey from ... Read More »

Photo finish

Photo finish

Photo finish “Opera has long been held up as an #art form whose plots and productions operate in a realm that floats above reality. In an age, however, where reality has a tighter grip on us, artists must at least be tethered to some amount of demonstrable empathy lest they risk the perception of solipsism.” [Van Magazine] Source: Music-2 Photo finish Read More »

This Mediator—And Former Forsythe Dancer—Uses Dance to Address Conflict

This Mediator—And Former Forsythe Dancer—Uses Dance to Address Conflict

This Mediator—And Former Forsythe Dancer—Uses Dance to Address Conflict Can choreography solve social conflict? Dana Caspersen thinks it might. A veteran dancer with Ballett Frankfurt—which was run by her husband, William Forsythe—Caspersen now uses movement to help people around the world navigate disputes. She promotes conflict resolution through teaching, writing and coaching, and develops choreographic methods that let groups address differences in nonverbal ways. Many of her projects center on participatory “action dialogues,” which allow ... Read More »

“Can’t you keep your mouth off Bess?”

“Can’t you keep your mouth off Bess?”

“Can’t you keep your mouth off Bess?” Single tickets for the Met’s 2019-20 season go on sale in 10 days and the hottest ticket will likely be the return of Porgy and Bess to the company after nearly 30 years, so “Trove Thursday” offers a preview of the Gershwins’s masterpiece with a vivid live complete broadcast from the 1952 US State Department tour to Berlin with William Warfield, Cab Calloway and the 25-year-old Leontyne Price. Hadestown, which ... Read More »

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