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TILER PECK’S BALLET NOW

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In the local dance world, there are few things rarer or more anticipated than a West Coast visit by the New York City Ballet. This weekend, principal Tiler Peck brings out ten of her City Ballet colleagues for her BalletNOW program at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.* Joining Peck and company are four of their Lincoln […]

WITNESSING HER — JESSICA EMMANUEL

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Dancer–choregrapher–performance artist Jessica Emmanuel recently appeared in Poor Dog Group’s The Murder Ballad 1938, and she returns to Redcat this week with her new work WITNESSING HER, which addresses the devastating impact of police violence on black communities. WITNESSING HER is part of the opening week of Redcat’s New Original Works Festival 2017, and Emmanuel’s piece will […]

CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD

In November 1995, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was murdered in Tel Aviv in by an Israeli ultranationalist at the end of a rally supporting a peace agreement with the Palestinians. The events and mood of the country leading up to Rabin’s death as recollected by his widow Leah constitute Amos Gitai’s theater piece YITZHAK RABIN: […]

ALMENDROS AND ROHMER

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Cinematographer Nestor Almendros made his feature debut in 1966 when he photographed Éric Rohmer’s La Collectionneuse, and he worked with Rohmer on the three subsequent Moral Tales. “The landscape and the setting can impose a certain style on a film. When Rohmer and I went to the Annecy region scouting location’s for CLAIRE’S KNEE (1970), he told me […]

PERFUME GENIUS

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“You wake up and you’re like, ‘How could I be so close to essentially dying and not care?’ But then I would do [it] again. You do that enough and you’re like, ‘I have to figure this out.’ And you can’t figure out by like, ‘I’ll only do a little bit of cocaine, but I’ll do […]

PAUL FLYNN’S GOOD AS YOU

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Paul Flynn, Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride—30 Years of Gay Britain excerpt: “On 10 August 1984 I turned into a teenager….one who, each Sunday, would write down the charts in a stolen lined schoolbook from St Paul’s, an all-boys Catholic high school in Manchester’s crumbling garden suburb Wythenshawe…. “I suppose it was just […]

ALICE BAG AT THE FORD

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Alice Bag and her band are playing the Ford Amphitheatre this weekend as part of CULTURE CLASH’S OG SUMMER DESMADRE. Alice will be joined by Tierra and La Victoria. In addition to Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza (Culture Clash), comedians on the bill include Rudy Moreno, Sandra Valls, and Emilio Rivera. And the Pacifico Dance Company will be on hand for […]