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No Easy Answers: Jérôme Bel's "Disabled Theater"

No Easy Answers: Jérôme Bel's "Disabled Theater" | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Jérôme Bel’s new piece, Disabled Theater, now at New York Live Arts as part of Performa 13, has gotten a fair amount of positive press and reviews, but it felt complicated to me, and not always in ...
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How to search the internet for Audio, Video and Image resources

How to search the internet for Audio, Video and Image resources | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

JISC Digital Media have put together a sries of free online tutorials for searching online for good quality resources in the field of Audio, Video and Moving Image and Still Images. Following these tutorials will give you a good grounding for your research and allow you to make informed choices about the quality of your sources, copyright and referencing.

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What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like: Hear a Reconstruction That is ‘100% Accurate’

What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like: Hear a Reconstruction That is ‘100% Accurate’ | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
So what did Greek music sound like? Here you can listen to David Creese, a classicist from the University of Newcastle, playing
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Matthew Bourne's New Sleeping Beauty: Sex, Dance and Vampire Fairies

Matthew Bourne's New Sleeping Beauty: Sex, Dance and Vampire Fairies | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Like the heroine Aurora, waking from a century of sleep to find a prince by her side, Tchaikovsky would be pleased to find his ballet score for Sleeping Beauty still a fanciful muse for a certain gentleman today, 120 years after its premiere. 

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Dancing Up Close to Anneke Hansen Dance

Dancing Up Close to Anneke Hansen Dance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
"Things lurk beneath the surface, sometimes erupting and offering clarification or complication. These women stampede your vision with power." Anneke Hansen, Choreographer, New York
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Awesome Tapes from Africa

Awesome Tapes from Africa | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

This is music you won't easily find anywhere else—except, perhaps in its region of origin. 

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Why I Choreograph: Ohad Naharin

Why I Choreograph: Ohad Naharin | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Since taking the helm of Batsheva Dance Company in 1990, Ohad Naharin has transformed the group into a global force in dance. It has helped foster a rich dance scene in Israel and influenced the new generation of international choreographers. 

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When Anna Pavlova met Uday Shankar – and changed dance for ever

Judith Mackrell: The world's pre-eminent ballet star met on impulse with an Indian student – an early east-west dance collaboration was born
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Body language: Interpreting dance for newcomers and skeptic

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You know what to do at a concert. You know how to watch a movie, where the words and story can pull you along. If you’re baffled at an art museum, you can just wander somewhere else.

But with dance that doesn’t tell a story, what exactly are you supposed to get out of it? And how do you know if it’s any good?

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Statistics Explained Through Modern Dance: A New Way of Teaching a Tough Subject

Statistics Explained Through Modern Dance: A New Way of Teaching a Tough Subject | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
You want a gentle introduction to statistics, and maybe those Khan Academy videos aren't quite working out for you. Well, here's another approach: statistics explained with modern dance.
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Don’t Call me Ma’am: On the Politics of Trans Casting

Don’t Call me Ma’am: On the Politics of Trans Casting | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Casting gets at the very root of how we tell our stories. The bodies we see onstage make our experiences visible. For invisible people, like trans and gender nonconforming people, it is necessary that we use ourselves to tell our stories.

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Choreographer Mark Morris: 'I can be very scary'

Choreographer Mark Morris: 'I can be very scary' | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

He may be nearing 60 but Mark Morris has no time for looking back. The great choreographer is too busy swearing, feuding – and creating dazzling dance.

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Bringing Twyla Tharp's Bach Partita Back

Bringing Twyla Tharp's Bach Partita Back | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Because of the ephemeral nature of choreography, it’s unusual for a ballet that has lain dormant for decades to return to life. But this fall, it will...
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8 Ways Television Is Influencing Theater

8 Ways Television Is Influencing Theater | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

...It illustrates what might be the most obvious of the eight ways, I am suggesting, that television is influencing theater. 

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Ballet Is in Crisis Because It's Turning Into a Sport

Ballet Is in Crisis Because It's Turning Into a Sport | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

...many ballet teachers and directors have embraced Olympic-style competitions in which aspiring dancers compete for gold, silver and bronze medals, scholarships, contracts and even cash.

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Impressions of William Forsythe's Sider

Impressions of William Forsythe's Sider | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
"I love William Forsythe. I hate William Forsythe. I’ve had this back-and-forth with many people, and with myself." Cory Nakasue, Brooklyn, NY.
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Alison Bechdel's "Fun Home" Will Now Be a New York Musical | Bitch Media

Alison Bechdel's "Fun Home" Will Now Be a New York Musical | Bitch Media | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The graphic novel is now the first mainstream musical centering on a young lesbian.
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David Byrne: 'The internet will suck all creative content out of the world'

David Byrne: 'The internet will suck all creative content out of the world' | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The boom in digital streaming may generate profits for record labels and free content for consumers, but it spells disaster for today's artists, says David Byrne
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De Keersmaeker's Famous 'Rosas' Dance Gets the Fan Treatment

De Keersmaeker's Famous 'Rosas' Dance Gets the Fan Treatment | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Part of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s seminal “Rosas danst Rosas,” which she created in 1983, has been replicated by more than 1500 people all over the world, as a part of a project to celebrate the work’s 30th anniversary.
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Tiffany Jenkins: Music ensures harmony in future

Tiffany Jenkins: Music ensures harmony in future | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Investing in music is not an indulgence, it keeps communities vibrant and gives meaning to our lives, writes Tiffany Jenkins
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Q&A With Playwright Chiori Miyagawa

Q&A With Playwright Chiori Miyagawa | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

ARTINFO recently spoke with Miyagawa about the human impulse for reunion.

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Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company Prepare NYC Premiere of "A RITE" (DanceUpCloseVideo)

Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company Prepare NYC Premiere of "A RITE" (DanceUpCloseVideo) | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

In A Rite, the collaboration between Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and SITI Company, you will not find a virgin or see her sacrificed; you will not be immersed in a ritual that will allow Spring to grace our city; and you will not feel the need to riot  - or will you?

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