by Ann Klefstad, editor
October 1, 2007
Music and performance stand out this week—but of course there’s art and poetry too.
Tune in here to get the lowdown on Justin Rubin and John Merigliano’s “Pale Memory.”
Set to screen today (Monday) and Tuesday, this evocative short multimedia work that excavates a nearly lost poet will eventually be available on DVD. Contact Justin Rubin at this website
for more on that.
Lightsey Darst went to something completely different: Indians and Indians. Larry Yazzie, Native fancy dancer, and Rita Mustaphi of Kathak Dance Theater got together to do Dots and Feathers,
and inspired some wonderful thinking about how we see.
Read Justin Schell on the past, present, and future of new music around here: he heard "Wordless Music" as well as a Zeitgeist concert.
Zeitgeist have been giving us homegrown invention for 30 years; Wordless Music was founded in New York in 2006 by Ronen Givony "with an ear to demolishing value and genre boundaries that separate musics into 'art,' 'popular,' and 'experimental,'" says Schell.
Meanwhile, the theater world recently held its annual bash. The Ivey Awards went down last Monday; Jaime Kleiman was there. Read her account
of the big party.
We reprise Radio mnartists
this week; Marya Morstad’s great interview series features the Open Eye Theater, in time for the first production in their new theater. Listen to these brilliant performers talk about their groundbreaking work in video and puppetry.
What Light, our poetry publication project, this week imagines history as drama—Mike Rollin
remembers a luminous childhood moment.
Michael Fallon has been thinking about “creativity” lately, and wondering if maybe it’s overrated. (When one hears about the various recent innovative inventions of the agents of our government—“waterboarding” and such other creative techniques—one begins to agree with him.) Is “creativity”—and the culture of entitlement it tends to foster-- an unmitigated good? Read Fallon’s take on it
and see if you agree or disagree—and post your comments here.
We reprise Christina Schmid’s review
of Earnest Arthur Bryant at Franklin—it’s a fine show, and strongly engaged and thoughtful review of it. Check it out!