Posts Tagged ‘Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’

Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at Maryland Lyric Opera, Reviewed

If you’re going to take liberties with famous works of literature, you might as well give us a happy ending or more sex and violence or something.

Arts Roundup: Is It Me You’re Looking For? Edition

The Cool 'Disco' Dan documentary helps one woman find the breakdancing instructor she's been searching for [Post]
The Hive 2.0 incorporates an arts center [Washington City Paper]
All this radio report says about Bad Brains is: Wow, can you believe they're black? [WPGC]
This guy is really, really bummed about the closing of Video Americain's Takoma Park location [...]

Why Eiko and Koma Are Trippiness Embodied

How to describe an Eiko and Koma performance?
It’s tricky. The Japanese-born duo, who are performing at the Clarice Smith Center tonight and tomorrow night, are described as modern dance performers, but it’s not the kind of dance most audience members are familiar with. There’s music, yes, but no obviously choreographed movements, no neo-ballet vocabulary—in fact, [...]

Freedom of Expression, Or Lack Thereof, Tonight and Tomorrow at Clarice Smith

With the Middle East roiling with citizens who’ve had enough of their repressive rulers, the concepts of free speech—or lack thereof—and what it means to be a prisoner of your own county have moved, once again, to front and center.
That makes Nora Chipaumire’s timing uncanny. The Zimbabwean-born choreographer who lives in self-imposed exile in the [...]

UMD Showcases Why Academia Is Dance’s Most Fertile Ground

If you’re a serious artist, one of the best jobs you can find is working as a professor at a university. Think about it: you get to spend all of your time in an institution where ideas, rather than profits or power, are front and center. Sure, there’s pressure to produce, but you’re allowed to [...]