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02.06.10
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I was able to attend two films as part of the New York City Dance on Camera Festival last week at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center. Two nights, two documentaries on contemporary dance, two very different, yet equally
10.01.09
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For those of you who have strict rules on what it means to be an artist, you may not like the following list very much. Click HERE to be re-directed. But if you are like me and are of the
01.09.10
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(Above: Snapshot of the faux curtain hiding the stage) (Below: Painting by Chagall on the ceiling of the Palais Garnier) Seeing the Paris Opera Ballet perform Ballet Russes (for more information see my earlier post, "Diaghilev's Theater of Marvels? Marvelous" by
11.25.09
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The bubble of journalistic interest in the United Arab Emirates that grew perilously large in the past few years seems to have popped pretty abruptly. Since Dubai generated most of the interest (most of it puritan disapproval mixed with veiled envy),
10.29.09
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The cultural happenings of the last week or so have been frequent and fabulous. On Wednesday night I saw ‘An Education,’ the new film by Lone Scherfig with a screenplay by the one and only Nick Hornby. The film tells the
09.27.09
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“Bharata Natyam is an expression of self. Anyone can watch and appreciate and you don’t have to be Indian to do so.” -Sahasra Sambamoorthi Sahasra has been studying Bharata Natyam since the age of nine. After graduating from Columbia’s SEAS
10.05.09
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The unexpectedly freezing weather kept me from going out as much as I'd like to this week (I'm new to the East Coast, and unprepared for real seasons), but the irresisitible lure of gravestones and accordion music drew me out of
08.28.09
PERFORMING ARTS
Earlier this month, I posted about the ongoing exhibition [June 26-September 13] at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - "Diaghilev's Theater Of Marvels: The Ballets Russes and Its Aftermath." On this rainy Saturday, my dance class cancelled
05.04.09
PERFORMING ARTS
Bharata Natyam is one of the Classical Indian dance forms (others include Kathakali and Mohiniatam from Kerala, Odissi from Orissa, Manipuri from Manipur, Kathak from Uttar Pradesh, Kuchipudi from Andra Pradesh) originating in the southern state Tamil Nadu. Although Bharata Natyam
10.06.09
PERFORMING ARTS
Over the past decade, it has seemed to me – perhaps this a valid observation, perhaps just a result of my increasing awareness of the fields around the hermetically Literary – that there has been at once an expansion of what
09.28.09
PERFORMING ARTS
This years D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge festival -- the 13th Annual -- was an art and performance filled weekend, and not to be missed. The
10.22.09
PERFORMING ARTS
October 10-17: A Saturday to Saturday of Autumnal Love in New York City Soundtrack 2 My Life: The week in shorthand - Kicking it off with William Forsythe's Decreation at BAM, a Sunday morning escapade to the farmer's market followed by
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