“Piranesi, Rome, and the Arts of Design” is very much like “The Rocky Horror Show.” Like the musical’s pivotal gender bending mad genius character Frank ‘N’ Furter who continuously alters his persona, Giambattista Piranesi (1720-1778) was also a mad genius who perpetually had to alter his persona from architect to printer and an influential designer of the Rococo and Neoclassical periods to finally become an architectural historian.
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Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announced today that its 2014 national conference will be held June 19-21 in San Diego. Theatre company artistic and managerial staff members, board members, individual theatre artists, and students from across the country are the prime audience for the gathering, which will be centered at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, near Petco Park and the convention center.
The Russians are coming to San Diego, but not from the Bolshoi. Instead, dancers from the Dutch National Ballet and a handsome Cuban will guest star in California Ballet Company’s “Swan Lake” in May. To cap off its 45th Anniversary season, CBC has been promoting…
His striped oxford shirts and graying hair make him appear more like a modest businessman than a modern dance maker. But Michael Mizerany, the man known for steering Malashock Dance, sexy partnering, and juicy theater collaborations, is unabashedly provocative. “In most of my work, I try to elicit a visceral response,” Mizerany said “and I try to align myself with […]
Being alone while lost in a forest or feeling tiny in a vast space is a natural cause for melancholic apprehension. Not being in control, not being the master of the situation, being at the mercy of nature―or worse, being at the mercy of God himself―falls into the artistic tradition called the “Romantic Sublime.” The master […]
When Ferruccio Furlanetto enters the room, he presents the calm, distinguished appearance of a member of the diplomatic corps. Only when he speaks—in the thoughtfully measured cadences of his sonorous basso profundo—does he hint at his actual calling. The seasoned 63-year-old Italian bass is back with San Diego Opera to sing the lead role in […]