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Lyn Gardner: Ever been to a show and not been sure what it is that you've seen? Is categorising by artform helpful, or does boundary-breaking work need new terms?
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A website scheduled to go live on April 1 will offer a wealth of material about Lorraine Hansberry.
On the 300th anniversary of his birth, hear how music by Johann Sebastian's son Carl Philipp Emanuel bridged the gap between the old-fashioned Baroque and newfangled music by Haydn and Mozart.
“Dancing the Dream,” an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, surveys dance in the United States over the last century as captured in photographs, film clips and posters.
Those living in richer postcodes had better melodic memory and beat perception, according to new analysis by researchers
Why are Dara Murphy’s plays the weirdest in the Theatrefolk catalogue?
Dance may not just be athletic or aesthetic, it can also be psychotherapeutic. With a wooden floor, a huge wall mirror, a ballet bar, and pillows on the floor with the word “relax” printed on them, the space combined a dance studio with a therapist's office...
A new Johns Hopkins study looks at the neuroscience of jazz and the power of improvisation.
St. Vincents dreamy work resists conventional music industry standards.
Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam: god, his retinue of angels, and their cloak map neatly onto some of the main neural structures, including the major sulci in the cerebellum, the pituitary gland, the frontal lobe, and the optic chiasm.
Ludovic Florent's new photoseries Poussières d’étoiles features nude dancers bodies in motion, capturing dancer's poses in moments of ecstasy, distress and grace. Each photograph is highlighted by the staging, a chalk and sand floor which enhances each movement, with dust clouds mirroring the appendage's motions to create a dramatic physical presence of their own.
Mozart was arguably the most naturally gifted musician in history, but he also worked assiduously to become far and away the greatest composer, pianist, violinist and conductor of his day – it was not just in one area of music that he was supreme, but in all fields.
Newsome is doing for vogue what Ellington did for jazz — stylizing it, adapting it to a language of the art world, making it legible to a wide audience. Performance becomes performance art. Like jazz and hip-hop, the form of vogue was developed by and for working-class people of color. For better and for worse in America, no exciting art form stays there for long. Voguing is also inseparable from queer and trans culture — a space to pass in or riff on or trouble gender.
There isn't anything wrong with respectful appropriation. In fact, it is usually cause for celebration.
"The Radio Show is heavily influenced by Abraham’s family life growing up in Pittsburgh and the radio station he listened to there. The eclectic score, ranging from Beyonce to Bach, evokes feelings of nostalgia..." Garnet Henderson, New York, NY.
A collection of films from the great Paris exhibition of 1900 have been restored, bringing back the brio and charm of performers such as Carlotta Zambelli and Little Tich, writes Judith Mackrell
By the time he was 14, Peter Quanz had choreographed his first ballet. He eventually got accepted into the Royal Winnipeg Ballet school he says, because of his choreography. He has created a work based on sculptors Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel.
Black MIDI packs notes so densely that the musical score, if written out, would look like a smear of black ink.
A simple credit card sized device lets you transform a plant into a piano or make a glass of water behave like a drum
On Valentine’s Day, De La Soul released most of their back catalog for free. Fans rejoiced at the unexpected gift, which included the albums 3 Feet High and Rising (1989), De La Soul Is Dead (1991), Buhloone Mind State (1993), and Stakes Is High (1996) and dozens of rare remixes,...
"...American artists have tried to stretch the American concept of tappers beyond dimpled cherubs and fat, black old men. According to Derick Grant, the handsome African-American master tapper in Jackie Pare’s "Tap or Die", it is still a struggle." Deirdre Towers, New York, NY.
Mariafrancesca Garritano, the La Scala dancer who was fired after writing a book exposing eating-disorders, has been unsuccessful in her appeal.
She’s been chased by burly men, sprayed with tear gas, and watched Egypt implode. But bellydancing Luna won’t slow down.