The Sleeping Beauty Live from London
Art / Dance / Theater

The Sleeping Beauty Live from London

By: Mariko Turk
London’s Royal Ballet is performing its illustrious version of Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, complete with magic spells, good and evil fairies, and Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score. Yesterday’s production was broadcast live in movie theatres around the world, and will be shown all over the US this evening. Continue reading

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Plastic Bag Ballet: L’Apres-Midi d’un Foehn
Dance / Music / Theater

Plastic Bag Ballet: L’Apres-Midi d’un Foehn

By: Mariko Turk
In “Old Forgotten Children’s Books” (1924), Walter Benjamin explores the child’s attraction to detritus, wreckage, and waste. Speaking of the child’s tendency to be drawn to the rubble left over by “building, gardening, housework… Continue reading