May 1, 2013 |
Two Los Angeles-based artists -- jazz musician Billy Childs and theater director John Malpede -- are among the 20 recipients of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards for 2013. The recipients, whose names were announced this week, will each receive an unrestricted grant of $225,000 over a period of three to five years. An additional $50,000 is available to each of the winners based on other criteria. The award was launched in 2011 with the intent of honoring individuals in the fields of theater, dance, jazz and related interdisciplinary work.
July 4, 2000 |
So much blather about "thinking outside the box" has corroded our popular culture, it's easy to overlook the potential of thinking if not inside the box, then at least thinking about the box. A box is a wonderfully loaded symbol. It is a visual signifier of both confinement and escape.
February 7, 1986 |
You wouldn't expect 90 minutes of Pina-servitude from Meredith Monk or Ping Chong, two of the most intuitively, ruminatively original American artists working in dance-based performance art. But, collaborating in Berlin in 1983, they created "The Games," a hard-edged multimedia spectacle (a k a opera) very much in the shadow of Bauschian Tanztheater .
October 28, 1988 |
Ralph Waldo Emerson called him "a colossal soul (who) lies vast abroad on his times . . . and requires a long focal distance to be seen." Jorge Luis Borges claimed that "he would see/That which earthly eyes do not see:/The fierce geometry, the crystal/Labyrinth of God and the sordid/Milling of infernal delights." So enormous was the scientific and spiritual opus of Emanuel Swedenborg that not even the most exalting of Borgesian verse could exaggerate his visionary work.
November 26, 2000
Movies Richard Lester's 1964 Beatles classic "A Hard Day's Night," in which the lads from Liverpool, above, play themselves, returns Friday to the Nuart for one week with a crisply restored new 35-millimeter print and a digitally remastered soundtrack. * Winner of the best director award in Cannes this year, Edward Yang's "Yi Yi (A One and a Two)" concerns three generations of the Jian family set in contemporary Taipei. It stars Wu Nienjen and Elaine Jin and opens Friday at the Royal in West L.
September 14, 1990 |
The scene outside the Brooklyn Academy of Music suggested a political rally rather than an awards ceremony. Self-styled cigarette girls and Marlboro men handed out rolled-up "Helmsboros," flyers calling on Philip Morris to cease supporting Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) and urging a boycott of Philip Morris products.