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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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If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen

If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?
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So, You Think You Can Ace College Dance?

So, You Think You Can Ace College Dance? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
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More Dances for an iPhone, Inspired by Sondheim

More Dances for an iPhone, Inspired by Sondheim | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The choreographer Richard Daniels will soon release a fourth installment of his iPhone app, with dances set to music by Stephen Sondheim.
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Five Lessons the Faltering Music Industry Could Learn From TV

Five Lessons the Faltering Music Industry Could Learn From TV | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
As record labels repeat tired formulas and watch their business model collapse, they should turn on the television to see how another outmoded industry came back from the brink.
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Dance Conductors Keep Watch While They Keep Tempo

Dance Conductors Keep Watch While They Keep Tempo | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Conductors for ballet troupes keep an eye on the action as well as an ear on the music.
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Celebrating the Audience: Approaches to Participatory Performance

Celebrating the Audience: Approaches to Participatory Performance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

I would like to start with this thesis:

All live theater is (from an audience perspective) inherently participatory.

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Military bands offer musicians great jobs, similar challenges to orchestras

Military bands offer musicians great jobs, similar challenges to orchestras | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Washington’s military bands offer functional music - but have the same challenges as civilian counterparts
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Going Digital: How Should We Publish & License New Plays In An Online World?

Going Digital: How Should We Publish & License New Plays In An Online World? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

What is the state of intellectual property? What are the rights of theatre artists and new work? In this series, Samuel French, Inc. asked four professionals in the theater industry to share their thoughts on this subject.

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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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Memorize this: How stage actors learn all their lines

Memorize this: How stage actors learn all their lines | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
How good is your memory? Is it shot, like mine? Do you know all your passwords? Can you remember what you did last Tuesday? Now consider the brain power involved in memorizing an entire script for a play and retaining it for months, if not longer.
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Voguing Andy Warhol in Whiteface

Voguing Andy Warhol in Whiteface | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
In the early 1980s, Andy Warhol posed in drag for a series of Polaroid portraits. Wearing heavy white makeup in works like "Self-Portrait in Drag" (1981), he exudes a ghoulish glamour.
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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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Girls From Brazil's Favelas Find Escape In Ballet

Girls From Brazil's Favelas Find Escape In Ballet | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
SAO PAULO (AP) — Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her new favorite activity: ballet. Peeling back t...
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The storytellers of Ramallah

The storytellers of Ramallah | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Student actors use theater to help them live with the occupation and Israel's attacks on Gaza
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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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Can Dance Address the Israel/Palestine Divide? | WENDY PERRON

Can Dance Address the Israel/Palestine Divide? | WENDY PERRON | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
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17 Ballet Icons Who Are Changing The Face Of Dance Today

17 Ballet Icons Who Are Changing The Face Of Dance Today | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

danBallet has long suffered from a diversity problem. "Classical ballet celebrates pale princesses and fair swans," Olivia Goldhill and Sarah Marsh wrote in The Guardian in 2012. "It's a world where dancers cake their limbs in white powde...

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Impressions of the Mark Morris Dance Group in "Acis and Galatea"

Impressions of the Mark Morris Dance Group in "Acis and Galatea" | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
"A truly magnificent collaboration between the country's best musicians, dancers, and designers of sets, costumes, and lighting, the work fulfills all expectations." Theo, Boguszewski, Berkeley, CA.
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The Choreographer Marguerite Derricks Takes On ‘Heathers’

The Choreographer Marguerite Derricks Takes On ‘Heathers’ | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Marguerite Derricks, a Hollywood choreographer known for “Austin Powers” and “Showgirls,” among many other movies and TV shows, brings her skills to the Off Broadway “Heathers.”
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Gilles Peterson explores the samba stylings of Brazil's music scene

Gilles Peterson explores the samba stylings of Brazil's music scene | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

When Gilles Peterson flew to Rio in January, he didn’t just gather a bunch of his Brazilian music heroes into one studio to make the album Brasil BAM BAM BAM. Oh no. He also made his first feature documentary.

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A Day in the Life of Fadi J. Khoury

A Day in the Life of Fadi J. Khoury | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
“Growing up during many wars, he found solace in dance, music, and art. He states, “The Middle East is not just about conflict. There is beauty and passion, and it’s my goal to show this through my work.” He believes that dance and theater offer positive experiences that eclipse strife about religion, politics, and geography..” Fadi J. Khoury, New York, NY.
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The glorious folly of dance on film

The glorious folly of dance on film | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
From Singin' in the Rain to The Full Monty and Strictly Ballroom, dance films celebrate our human capacity for improvised, limitless joy. By Michael Newton
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Rothko in Rome: an interview with Carolyn Carlson

Rothko in Rome: an interview with Carolyn Carlson | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Interview with Carolyn Carlson on Italy, an abstract painter, Diana Vishneva, Carla Fracci, music, dance, poetry, film... and hands.
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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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