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A Holocaust Survivor's Story in Postmodern Dance

A Holocaust Survivor's Story in Postmodern Dance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Taking testimony from a Holocaust survivor and turning it into a dance is an intriguing but risky proposition, especially if you're not a Jew.
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Dancing On Our Own: Why White America Ditched Couple Dancing

Dancing On Our Own: Why White America Ditched Couple Dancing | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
It’s half past midnight on a Thursday morning and I’m on a double date, walking down Calle Bolívar in the fringes of Mexico City’s Downtown district. Passing gated-up storefronts and overlit hotel lobbies, we stop in front of a sign that reads Dos Naciones: Museo de Tragos y Arrabal, which Google tells me translates to something like Two Nations: Museum of Drinks and Suburbs, though I know that’s probably incorrect.
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The Impossible Art Of Visualizing Dance On Paper

The Impossible Art Of Visualizing Dance On Paper | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Notating a dance performance is as varied as it is complex.
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The Nazi war criminal, the Nuremberg prosecution expert… and a shared love of Bach

The Nazi war criminal, the Nuremberg prosecution expert… and a shared love of Bach | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A forthcoming project sheds light on the parallels between Hans Frank, a key player in the Holocaust, and Hersch Lauterpacht, one of the prosecution team at his trial, writes Ed Vulliamy
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The Evolution Of Violin Design: How Stradivarius Won The PR War

The Evolution Of Violin Design: How Stradivarius Won The PR War | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Using techniques used to study plants, a scientist charts the evolution of violin design over the last 500 years.
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Bert Williams: America's First Black Star - Thinking About Theater - Oct 24, 2014

Bert Williams: America's First Black Star - Thinking About Theater - Oct 24, 2014 | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A rediscovered film at MoMA prompts reflections on a great artist's extraordinary career.
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Do You Hear the People Sing? Music and Protest in the Street

Do You Hear the People Sing? Music and Protest in the Street | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
In a crowd, nuance fades away. When the argument is literally framed by a fence in the street, the question of "which side are you on?" can take on a certain stark, if ultimately artificial, clarit...
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New Center at N.Y.U. Focuses on Dance and the Arts

New Center at N.Y.U. Focuses on Dance and the Arts | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Four years after warning that ballet is dying, a historian has founded a center at New York University that will enlist arts professionals and scholars to examine its future.
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China's senior dancers and their 'red songs' would do Mao proud

China's senior dancers and their 'red songs' would do Mao proud | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The Raffles City mall is the kind of temple to globalized capitalist consumerism that might drive Mao Tse-tung to apoplexy if he were still alive. Inside, Chinese shoppers toss down credit cards at Sephora and chomp on Kentucky Fried Chicken. Outside, a Jumbotron beams highlights of the World Cup.
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Wagner's Anti-Semitism Still Matters

Wagner's Anti-Semitism Still Matters | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
It helped define European anti-Semitism, especially when it came to Jewish music
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What Does Sound Look Like?

What Does Sound Look Like? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A device in the basement of the Library of Congress produces images of sound, echoing the reason recording devices were invented in the first place. 
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Are We All Mistuning Our Instruments, and Can We Blame the Nazis?

Are We All Mistuning Our Instruments, and Can We Blame the Nazis? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A small cadre of fanatics insists music would sound better if instruments were tuned differently. Ted Gioia spent a week putting put their theories to the test.
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You Can’t Make a Living: Digital Media, the End of TV’s Golden...

You Can’t Make a Living: Digital Media, the End of TV’s Golden... | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Photo by Benjamin Thompson A FEW WEEKS AGO, I went to a hotel in West Hollywood for a dinner in honor of playwrights working in film and TV. The event was hosted by the screenwriting organization The Black List, along with New Girl creator and showrunner Liz Meriwether, who started out (not long...
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A Brief Visual History Of Ballet In The 20th Century

A Brief Visual History Of Ballet In The 20th Century | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
As holiday season approaches, visions of sugar-plum fairies inevitably begin dancing in our heads. 'Tis the time of "The Nutcracker," and other classic ballet performances that countdown to a whole new season of dance across the world. In h...
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Did Bach's wife write his finest works? - Telegraph

Did Bach's wife write his finest works?   - Telegraph | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Martin Jarvis, professor of music at Charles Darwin University in Australia, claims some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s best-loved works were actually written by his wife
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From Mix Tape to iPod to... What Now? | The Tyee

From Mix Tape to iPod to... What Now? | The Tyee | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Have tech whizzes forgotten people who love to make, and give, playlists?
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Residential school abuses told in Royal Winnipeg Ballet performance

Residential school abuses told in Royal Winnipeg Ballet performance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Historical abuse and violence in Canada's residential schools will be part of what viewers see in Going Home Star — Truth and Reconciliation when debuts at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet on Wednesday.
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A Postcard from The Museum at FIT's "Dance & Fashion" Exhibit

A Postcard from The Museum at FIT's "Dance & Fashion" Exhibit | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
This season dance enthusiasts can look forward to a wonderful new exhibit,  Dance & Fashion, a stunning exploration of the relationship between these two embodied art forms, at the Museum at FIT.
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To be or not to be: Playwrights on the complex issue of suicide

To be or not to be: Playwrights on the complex issue of suicide | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
"There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide."
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Finding the method in medieval theatre's madness

Finding the method in medieval theatre's madness | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Theatre before Shakespeare was upfront, physical and fun. It required a different kind of actor and its spirit is still irresistible, writes Carl Heap
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In Defense of Schlock Music: Why Journey, Billy Joel, and Lionel Richie Are Better Than You Think

In Defense of Schlock Music: Why Journey, Billy Joel, and Lionel Richie Are Better Than You Think | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Big corny windswept sentimentality might just be the thing that pop does best.
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