Posts Tagged ‘sarah kaufman’

Arts Roundup: Butch Warren Edition

Shakespeare Theatre's conflict with its landlord remains unresolved, and raises questions about decades-old developer/nonprofit agreements that may not survive D.C.'s boom times. [Post]
Life stories from jazz bassist Butch Warren, recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer [Post]
Dutch artist Erik Van Loon wants 25o volunteers to help him with his elaborate tribute to D.C. [Post]
A movie theater near Nationals [...]

What Does WaPo Talk About When It Talks About Dance?

What's the role of a dance critic?
I’ve been asking myself that question ever since reading the lead article in Tuesday’s Washington Post Style section. The piece confirmed a hunch I’d had for a while: Sarah Kaufman, the paper’s chief dance critic, is making an occupation of not writing about modern dance.
Oh, she’s writing about movement, [...]

The Washington Ballet’s New Season: Not Just Girls in Tutus

The Washington Ballet revealed its 2011-2012 season today, and it looks pretty promising. The lineup includes a program featuring works by Twyla Tharp, a full-length ballet based on Alice in Wonderland, a mixed-repertory program titled ¡Noche Latina!, and another showing of last year’s acclaimed “The Great Gatsby.”
I’ve been impressed with the company over the past [...]

WaPo Kennedy Center Smackdown!

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser must be smartin' this weekend. In today's Washington Post, the Sunday Arts section unleashes a five-critic assault on the massive arts center's upcoming season. "Is the Kennedy Center playing it too safe?" reads the headline of Philip Kennicott's package-leading essay. If the answer was no, there'd be no point in asking.
Looking at [...]

Arts Roundup: Booze and Piss and Liz Phair Edition

Good morning! I know, I know, starting a roundup with thoughts about the weather is terrible, but: It's a sauna out there, and the Phillips Collection is offering some relief, or at least it has a canny way to draw you in at the close of the week. Every Friday through August, show up there [...]

Tonight: Theatre Lab’s Bard-a-Thon & Benefit feat. Carol Schwartz, Trey Graham, and…Me!

Tonight, and with apologies to Jimmy Scott, I'll be joining the Washington Post's Jane Horwitz and Sarah Kaufman on the judging panel at the 2010 Bard-a-Thon. The event, part of Theatre Lab's "Send a Kid to Theatre Camp" benefit, features local media types performing scenes from Shakespeare.
But not in doublets!
"Everyone will be performing in their [...]