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Impressions of Dance in Paris: Aurélien Bory/Compagnie 111 - "Plexus"

Impressions of Dance in Paris: Aurélien Bory/Compagnie 111 - "Plexus" | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
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Scented scarves, scampering fingers and ice: concerts the immersive way

Scented scarves, scampering fingers and ice: concerts the immersive way | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Lyndsey Winship: Devised for a society in search of hyperstimulation, BitterSuite symphonies allow you to remain powerfully in the moment by teasing your senses in time with the music
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Immersive drama set in a Tehran taxi

Immersive drama set in a Tehran taxi | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Taxis in Iran afford passengers a degree of anonymity, paving the way for uninhibited conversations...and the unlikely stage for a new play
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A Playwright Resides

A Playwright Resides | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Here is the wide open question I asked everyone: “What is a Playwright-in-Residence? What could it be?”

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Beyoncé’s lesson? Even superstars need to master the art of the sell

Beyoncé’s lesson? Even superstars need to master the art of the sell | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
In an age of dismal record sales, even superstars have to think hard to move their product.
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The Dance Enthusiast Asks Videographer Nel Shelby

The Dance Enthusiast Asks Videographer Nel Shelby | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
"When I first started, 11-12 ago, film was more a man’s world. People were surprised that a woman walked up to them with a video camera. I definitely had to be strong in those situations." Nel Shelby, Videographer.
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It's Almost Impossible To Make Bad Music With This App

It's Almost Impossible To Make Bad Music With This App | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The Synthetica app lets you make damn good electronica on your phone thanks to stellar interaction design.
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Opera Buffa, Naples 1707-1750

Opera Buffa, Naples 1707-1750 | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

This site is dedicated to commedeja eg museca is a work in motion. Intends to present a philologically reliable and accurate transcription of the booklets survivors of the 1707-1750 season, beginning with the first public statements of the comic genre until the time of his final consecration at the national and international level. 

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CAiRO

CAiRO | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

It is the aim of this project, funded as part of the wider JISC Managing Research Data programme, to offer data management skills tailored to the special requirements of the arts researcher-practitioner.

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Audience Cultivation In American New Music

Audience Cultivation In American New Music | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Historically, new music has sought to confront general audiences with unexpected sounds and forms.  The present, however, sees the milieu of new music splintered into factions, each with its own loyal but marginal audience. One is more likely to find these groups at odds with one another than in dialogue, and many groups congratulate themselves for being the most marginal or esoteric. These divisions within the new music community foreclose on its original mission of confronting traditional audiences, as the factionalized groups that most new music now attracts already support and expect the work in question. All of these groups believe that they have meaningful formulas for creating provocative work, but what good is that work if no one outside the communities where it is generated has access to it?  In order for new music to remain a meaningful category of cultural production, it requires successful strategies for cultivating newer and bigger audiences.

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Pop has substituted 'newness' for innovation

Pop has substituted 'newness' for innovation | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Just because an artist is newly signed or newly promoted on the radio, it doesn’t mean that their music is reaching beyond formulas that are already in place.
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New Jerry Garcia Web Site Features 5,000 Hours of Free Music, Plus Some Fantastic Archival Material

New Jerry Garcia Web Site Features 5,000 Hours of Free Music, Plus Some Fantastic Archival Material | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A little something for the Dead Heads among us. JerryGarcia.com  relaunched this past week, and boy does it deliver.
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Siobhan Davies: can dance be archived?

Siobhan Davies: can dance be archived? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Dance deals in movement and change, archives in memory – can a live performance and its audience help create a record?
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New Bach discovery raises question of burn-out

New Bach discovery raises question of burn-out | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A newly discovered letter suggests Johann Sebastian Bach severely neglected his duties in the years leading up to his death. Now scholars are asking: Was that due to burn-out, seeing problems or clever time management?
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Playwriting Exercise: Hurdling the First Line

Playwriting Exercise: Hurdling the First Line | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
This month we're revisiting exercises and adding a PDF download! Sometimes the first line is the hardest, use the provided first line to write a scene.
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Difficult truths to face as theater leaders talk diversity, economics

Difficult truths to face as theater leaders talk diversity, economics | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
In 21st century America, there is one subject even more difficult to discuss honestly in public than race: money.
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The Migraines and the Music: Was Wagner Inspired by Headache Pain?

The Migraines and the Music: Was Wagner Inspired by Headache Pain? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Three German researchers present evidence that Wagner interwove his headache pain into his operas.
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Advice to a College Music Student

Advice to a College Music Student | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Below is some helpful advice that I have for students of music, especially at the undergraduate level.

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Coming to terms: do we need new names for alternative theatre?

Coming to terms: do we need new names for alternative theatre? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
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 dancer's double life: 'Freelance costumer, full-time dancer'

A dancer's double life: 'Freelance costumer, full-time dancer' | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
When Maile Okamura designs costumes for dance pieces, she doesn't have to go far to get a performer's perspective—she's one herself.
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Just ad dance – how adverts got jiggy with it

Just ad dance – how adverts got jiggy with it | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Judith Mackrell: A new Baileys liqueur ad based on the ballet The Nutcraker is the latest in the industry's current love affair with dance
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