What lessons to draw from last night's Helen Hayes Awards at the Warner Theatre? There were only two ties—compare that to five in 2011. And no company dominated outright—although Synetic, with its four wins, and Signature, with its five, are the evening's clear champs. The region's most prominent theater houses—the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Shakespeare [...]
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Light in the Darkness, the second installment in Synetic Theater's forward-thinking New Movements series, has been canceled, the company announced this evening. Four of the six performers, members of the Prague-based physical-theater company Tantehorse, are having trouble with their visas.
The work won't be rescheduled in the near future.
Well, now we know you can't spend your way to a Helen Hayes Awards sweep. The biggest musical on a D.C. stage last year, the Kennedy Center's new production of Follies, may have cost $7.3 million to mount, featured of retinue of Broadway leading ladies, and transfered to the Great White Way, but last night it [...]
Living Social = Wal-Mart? According to some local arts organizations, yes. The deal company, whose new HQ just opened on F Street NW, is getting into the creative playtime business, and arts presenters are hatin' it. [Washington Post]
Woolly's Civilization: All You Can Eat "beat[s] us senseless with Big Allegory." [DCist]
Meanwhile, Peter Marks calls Synetic's Genesis [...]
You can take the Bible's Genesis story any number of ways, even if you don't take it religiously. Humans contaminated by knowledge? Metaphorically speaking, that could easily apply to a range of shifts in human experience, from the evolution of consciousness to society's growth from a nomadic lifestyle to an agrarian one or to simply [...]
Synetic Theater is so frequently lauded for its innovative physical performances, you could imagine the troupe getting comfortable in the (mostly silent) theatrical language it's innovated since forming in 2001.
But Synetic is still expanding its onstage vocabulary, which should be evident in its "New Movements" series launching this week. "I think that people are going to [...]
John Anderson leads this week's section with a feature about the Library of Congress' duplication services, which are no longer selling darkroom-made prints. Franz Jantzen, a darkroom printer whose freelance work for LoC has now ended, says it's our loss. Kriston Capps reviews Project 4's Agnes Bolt solo show—you'll remember Bolt is the Pittsburgh artist [...]