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Passinho: the Sugarloaf all-stars of Rio's new dance craze

Passinho: the Sugarloaf all-stars of Rio's new dance craze | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

dacIt began at a Rio barbecue. Now passinho is jinking out of the Brazilian favelas and onto a world stage, writes Jez Smadja

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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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Engagement Féminin: Women, Education and Contemporary Dance in West Africa

Engagement Féminin: Women, Education and Contemporary Dance in West Africa | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
In Burkina Faso, dancer Salimata Wologem fills the room when she moves. Whatever the choreography, the forcefulness of her dancing depicts an individual conquering the limitations of space and society....
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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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New Algorithm Turns the Emotion of Language into Music

New Algorithm Turns the Emotion of Language into Music | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The future of e-books, or any electronic text, may be soundtracked. A new experiment in automation is generating music in response to the emotion of words in literature.
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Performers as Co-Creators

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Co-creation is something not often explored in the classical genre, and after working on Potential Energies, I’ve been thinking about how the choreographer-dancer process could be applied in creati...
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Artist Plants a Digital Dance Intervention at MoMA

Artist Plants a Digital Dance Intervention at MoMA | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Art museums and performing artists have a complicated relationship. Though to some they may seem like a natural pairing, or at least a reasonable one, there's an inherent tension.
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At Heart of Arvo Pärt’s Works, Eastern Orthodox Christianity

At Heart of Arvo Pärt’s Works, Eastern Orthodox Christianity | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Arvo Pärt’s compositions are not only universally spiritual, but specific to the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church, though he prefers to remain vague on that topic.
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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

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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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Free Music, at Least While It Lasts

Free Music, at Least While It Lasts | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The people who make all that yummy music are actually being loved to death by fans who expect it to be free.
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Writer, Educator, and Speaker Liz Lerman Receives Dance/USA Honor

Writer, Educator, and Speaker Liz Lerman Receives Dance/USA Honor | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

interview with Liz Lerman

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The physics of dance

The physics of dance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Two Yale professors thrive where calculation meets choreography.
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This Dance Troupe Will Blow Your Mind

This Dance Troupe Will Blow Your Mind | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Enra is a self-described “entertainment unit,” a Japanese dance troupe “which presents the ultimate fusion of images and live performance.” And they've really raised the bar with their latest production, “Pleiades.” They've created a fluid work of art in w
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Passinho: the Sugarloaf all-stars of Rio's new dance craze

Passinho: the Sugarloaf all-stars of Rio's new dance craze | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

dacIt began at a Rio barbecue. Now passinho is jinking out of the Brazilian favelas and onto a world stage, writes Jez Smadja

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Dancing with Drones

Dancing with Drones | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Eleven Play is a Japanese dance group that incorporates advanced technologies directly into their practice.
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