It’s not easy to preserve the past and appeal to a 21st century audience at the same time. The heirs of Alvin Ailey’s legacy continue to find balance by pairing commissioned new works with a golden oldie that has become a cultural phenomenon.
If you have ever observed the brass section of a typical North American symphony orchestra, you know that the trumpet, trombone and tuba enclave is decidely male-dominated. My own professional experience with trumpet players has reinforced their gentlemanly macho profile. English trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom, who performed with the Scottish Ensemble Saturday (April 6) at […]
The famous housemaid, Mammy (Yolanda Franklin), from Gone With the Wind is the comedic star of the current show playing at the Diversionary Theatre. However, you wouldn’t guess that based on the title of the play she is featured in, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler. After shooting herself in the head, Hedda Gabler (Jacque […]
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 […]