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L.A. Dance Project Gets Its Own Headquarters

6 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Benjamin Millepied's young company "has signed a five-year lease for its own rehearsal and performance space in the downtown Los Angeles arts district, and will move to its new headquarters in October. [Its space will] include two studios and a performance space with a seating capacity of about 300.

Arachnid Art: Argentine Artist And 7,000 Spiders Create World's Largest Web

18 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Tomás Saraceno and his eight-legged collaborators are displaying their installation, titled Quasi-Social Musical Instrument IC 342, at Buenos Aires's Museum of Modern Art.

Actors Making Fun Of The Powerful And Their Politics In Ancient Rome

33 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Of course, the dangers were rather greater than they are for the cast of Saturday Night Live, or even Bassem Youssef, and more immediate than even for the Belarus Free Theatre.

Top Posts From AJBlogs 04.25.17

5 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Combining Cultures This year, Ballet Hispanico will celebrate its 47th anniversary. I know, I know. In the performing-arts world, we only go all out for a year that ends in zero or five. But what’s immodest about a company being proud of its achievements in other years?... read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2017-04-25 “Moral […]

Can Theatre Spur Action On Climate Change?

13 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The time for reckoning is over. It’s time for action. And for action to be effective, we need inspiration. Doomsday scenarios won’t galvanize us; we need hope and a capacity to imagine the future we want to create. In short, we need new narratives. And who better to provide those than writers?"

Why Do We Treat Arts Education As Remedial Activity Rather Than Enormous Possibility?

14 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"While most community arts programs for underserved youth were planned by caring, well-intentioned organizers, they are doing serious harm. They are designed to mitigate risk — to treat participants not as creative talent full of ideas and possibility, but as disadvantaged youth or, worse, cautionary tales in the making. Their target outcomes are preventing violence […]

Why Linda Winer Is Quitting Her Job As A Theatre Critic After 30 Years

15 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Winer’s beef, it should be clear, is not with her employers, about whom she had nothing but kind words in a brief interview today. She’s instead stepping down in protest over (or surrender to) the apparent collective indifference of readers to arts criticism, as a chill wind of click metrics has blown through the profession […]

The Joy With Which The Onion Imagines Orchestra Musicians Anticipate Pops Concerts

15 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“To repeat the same sequence of eight notes over and over again while staring at the back of John Mellencamp’s head as amplified guitars and boisterous audience members drown out most of the sound—I can’t think of a greater privilege than that. The only thing better would be playing with Jon Bon Jovi, but I’m […]

How The Barnes Museum Figured Out How To Use The Cloud To Track Visitors

16 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Counters keep track of average visit duration in any space where we use them and by tracking at our main entrance, special exhibition, and collection gallery we have a sense of visit duration throughout the building on any given day and at any given time. This has given us the opportunity to manage queues effectively […]

Fifty Years Ago Canada Threw Itself A Giant Party (Looking Back, We Can See What A Different Time It Was)

16 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

1967 “was a year in which most Canadians felt good about themselves and their country.” A principal reason was Expo, which attracted more than 50 million people and was described by the respected Canadian writer Peter C. Newman as “the greatest thing we have ever done as a nation.”

NYT Classical Music Editor Talks About Attempts To Think Differently About Coverage

16 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"How can we change what we do so that we are bringing in more readers in more places to be more engaged. It’s not a question purely of page views, but more engaged: the term that encompasses both sheer numbers and the kind of readers they are, whether they are subscribers, how long they’re spending […]

Can Literature Give You Hope?

17 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"When reading about the feeling of hopefulness in a novel, it can become an almost tangible thing, perhaps made out of the fiber of the pages you’re turning, or housed within the blackness of the ink used to print the words you’re reading. And hope can often be easier to hang on to in literature […]

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music: Associate Director of Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music

17 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music seeks an experienced administrator and university-level instructor to be the Associate Director and to teach School of Music courses.

$24M Project To Save Britain's Oldest Sound Recordings

17 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The British Library has launched a preservation and access project which will save almost half a million rare and unique recordings which are threatened by physical degradation or stored on formats which can no longer be played.... Recordings include oral histories from WWI and WWII, Cornish brass bands, local dialect from the UK regions, […]

Tonys Reinstate Sound Design Awards

18 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Next season, Best Sound Design of a Musical and Best Sound Design of a Play will be reinstated to the list of competitive Tony Award categories with a new voting process. In addition, it was determined that for similar reasons, the category of Best Orchestrations will adhere to this same new voting process. The Tony […]

When Dan Savage Meets Wagner: The Problematic Sexual Politics Of 'The Flying Dutchman'

18 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim looks at the still-common dynamic that the opera explores via myth: as Savage puts it, "It's a common delusion, particularly among women, that their love is transformative. That they can find their damaged man and, by loving him, they can save him, restore him, fix him, make him a better person."

The New Generation Of "Reality" TV Shows Is Fascinating (If You Want To Understand America)

19 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Niche reality shows reveal a range of American cultures and give the audience a new experience: the chance to plunge into others’ unfamiliar realities. Dividing “reality” into ever more microscopic fields, the joyously weird new contest shows celebrate the deviations from the normal, amplifying a subculture’s arcana to stadium size. A cynic might cavil that […]

My Dinner With Georgia O'Keeffe, When Her Eyebrow Burned Off

20 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"I saw O'Keeffe rise unsteadily to one knee, and then to her feet. She looked shaken. 'Well,' she said, with a thin smile, 'It seems we're not having chicken.'" Calvin Tomkins remembers a visit to the artist at her summer home in New Mexico, the Ghost Ranch, in 1973.

Nostalgia Is Huge Business Right Now. Here's Why

20 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The feeling that every advertiser wants to evoke in millennials is nostalgia; that warm, comforting sensation that one experiences when recollecting the past. People usually feel nostalgic for their own past, commonly referred to as autobiographical nostalgia. But oddly enough, they can also feel nostalgia for time periods when they weren't alive; perhaps their parents […]

38 New Commissions Over 20 Years To Create Modern Riffs On Shakespeare's Plays

20 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The project by the American Shakespeare Center, in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, "invites writers to submit plays inspired by each of Shakespeare's, on a schedule coordinated with the theater's season. Two winners will be chosen each year, and will be performed in repertory along with the Shakespeare play that inspired them, starting in 2019. (Each winning […]

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