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Friends of the Forties

Kate Ryan is trapped in the forties. The 1940s, that is, and all the dancing, swinging and show tuning immortalized by the dazzling icons of this Hollywood golden era. Ryan has worked on three previo...
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And Then, The Lights Went Out

“Never have the lights go out on stage unless when they come back up, you’ve got an elephant or a dead body,” David Johnston says. When it’s a play about hardboiled detectives...

(Dis)integration

“It’s very, very valuable to have non-normative bodies on stage,” Brooke Leifso says. “It makes us realize how much we don’t have that in culture, whether it be other in...
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A call for economic justice

Some may shy away from the 533-pages of Naomi Klein’s new book on the economy and the environment, but to do so would be to miss out on some of her most personal writing. “I needed to nam...
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Eleven Accords

Back in the ’70s—when esteemed choreographer Christopher House was just starting to dance—the music of Steve Reich was already everywhere. Minimalism had become the go-to soundtrack for modern ...

An Homage to Billie Holiday

‘My mom is a big fan of classical music, but we always had the radio playing in my household,” Citie Ballet artistic director François Chevennement begins. “So we always heard jazz....