Two upcoming dance performances involve unusual theatrical twists: One takes inspiration from a classic noir film, the other looks to Shakespeare’s Henry V. Both ask whether all is fair in love and war.
“We just want to get paid a decent wage for a decent number of hours, an 8- or 10- or 12-hour day. Anything above that would be overtime.” Sharon Ferguson, based in LA, has danced in music videos for the last couple decades. She’s seen it all.
In response to my blog last week, "A Case for Government Funding of the Arts, Part 1," several readers posted comments which decried any connection between the arts and government, even calling for the disestablishment of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).These comments — which I expected —
Notwithstanding the 20th Century development of "theater in the round"--which often is in the square or oval--Western culture abandoned the circle as a primary theatrical shape some 2200 years ago, when the rising Roman civilization co-opted the waning Greeks.
The internet is proving substantial material for artists trying to come to terms with the pros and cons of technology, and dance is no exception. Two dance performances examine how social media might be reshaping our collective consciousness.