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In Praise of Polyglot Culture—and Multicultural Belly Dancing

In Praise of Polyglot Culture—and Multicultural Belly Dancing | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
There isn't anything wrong with respectful appropriation. In fact, it is usually cause for celebration. 
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Dance Up Close to Abraham.In.Motion

Dance Up Close to Abraham.In.Motion | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
"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.
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Dance of the belle époque on film – moving memories

Dance of the belle époque on film – moving memories | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
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
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Winnipeg choreographer uses dancers as sculptures

Winnipeg choreographer uses dancers as sculptures | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
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.
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What Impossible Music Looks And Sounds Like

Black MIDI packs notes so densely that the musical score, if written out, would look like a smear of black ink.
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Music-making card turns objects into wacky instruments

Music-making card turns objects into wacky instruments | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A simple credit card sized device lets you transform a plant into a piano or make a glass of water behave like a drum
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Is De La Soul’s Long Fight to Release Its Music Digitally Finally Over—or Just Beginning?

Is De La Soul’s Long Fight to Release Its Music Digitally Finally Over—or Just Beginning? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
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,...
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Impressions of: "Tap or Die"

Impressions of: "Tap or Die" | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
"...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.
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La Scala's eating-disorder dancer loses her case and her job

La Scala's eating-disorder dancer loses her case and her job | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Mariafrancesca Garritano, the La Scala dancer who was fired after writing a book exposing eating-disorders, has been unsuccessful in her appeal.
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Luna of Cairo

Luna of Cairo | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
She’s been chased by burly men, sprayed with tear gas, and watched Egypt implode. But bellydancing Luna won’t slow down.
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Dance Up Close to Lee Sher and Saar Harari of LeeSaar The Company

Dance Up Close to Lee Sher and Saar Harari of LeeSaar The Company | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

 If you are a contemporary dance fan, you may know Lee Sher and Saar Harari as the creative force behind LeeSaar The Company. The two Israeli choreographers came to New York City in 2000, and over the next few years, created a small international troupe noted for its fierce stage presence, technical facility and ripe emotion. In short order, the accolades and commissions started pouring in: strong critical mentions from The New York Times, Dance View Times, Culturbot and The New Yorker; grants and fellowships (one being a Guggenheim in 2008); commissions (from the prestigious American Dance Festival in Durham, for example) and a Bessie (dance’s version of the Academy Awards) nomination for “Fame” in 2012.

 
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Compiling as a Creative Act: What Duke Ellington’s Remixing Reveals about Plagiarism and Innovation

Compiling as a Creative Act: What Duke Ellington’s Remixing Reveals about Plagiarism and Innovation | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

In the altogether fantastic Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington (public library) — one of the best biographies and memoirs of 2013 — Terry Teachout reveals that for the beloved composer, who was already a man of curious paradoxes, this creative duality was as palpable as the line between plagiarism and originality was blurred. Ellington, it turns out, made a regular habit of “borrowing” melodic fragments composed by the soloists in his famed orchestra, then transforming them into hit songs — without credit, creative or financial, to the originators.

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A Kid Named Carl Stirs Up The Bach Musical Dynasty

A Kid Named Carl Stirs Up The Bach Musical Dynasty | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
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.
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A Century of American Wonders, in ‘Dancing the Dream’

A Century of American Wonders, in ‘Dancing the Dream’ | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
“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.
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Wealthier people are more musical, report suggests

Wealthier people are more musical, report suggests | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Those living in richer postcodes had better melodic memory and beat perception, according to new analysis by researchers
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Litchfield’s Evolving Center uses dance to heal minds

Litchfield’s Evolving Center uses dance to heal minds | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

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...

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How Brains See Music as Language

How Brains See Music as Language | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A new Johns Hopkins study looks at the neuroscience of jazz and the power of improvisation.
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St. Vincent's Innovative New Album Revels in Mystery And Depth

St. Vincent's Innovative New Album Revels in Mystery And Depth | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
St. Vincents dreamy work resists conventional music industry standards.
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Music in Art/Imagery: Répertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale

Music in Art/Imagery: Répertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Welcome to the RIdIM database interfaceUse the search box above to launch a general keyword search across key fields in the database: titles, artists, people as subjects, subject keywords, instruments, schools, location, etc.
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CAROFFFERRY's curator insight, April 8, 2014 8:48 AM

Iconographie Musique.

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Listen to a Recording of a Song Written on a Man’s Butt in a 15-Century Hieronymus Bosch Painting

Listen to a Recording of a Song Written on a Man’s Butt in a 15-Century Hieronymus Bosch Painting | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
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.
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Ludovic Florent's Mesmerizing Photoseries Of Nude Dancers Engulfed In Dust (NSFW)

Ludovic Florent's Mesmerizing Photoseries Of Nude Dancers Engulfed In Dust (NSFW) | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
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.
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The Gramophone Guide to the best Mozart Recordings

The Gramophone Guide to the best Mozart Recordings | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

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.

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Sarah Michelson and the Infiltration of Dance

Sarah Michelson and the Infiltration of Dance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Sarah Michelson (b. 1964), 4, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, January 2014. Photograph © Paula Court

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