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HARALD LANDER AND WILLIAM FORSYTHE AT OPERA GARNIER

First performance on 20 September 2014 at 7:30 pm ETUDES, Harald Lander WOUNDWORK 1, William Forsythe PAS./PARTS, William Forsythe Etudes transposes a dance class to the stage. Conceived by Harald Lander who was a choreographer, ballet master and director of the Opera’s Ballet School, this ballet can be seen as a manifesto of classical technique, of […]

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—Dorothée Perret

LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF

‘Los Angeles Plays Itself’ is Thom Anderson’s epic 2003 documentary about the depiction of the city of Los Angeles in film. The entire film is a collage of found footage from films set in L.A. accompanied by Anderson’s narration. The three hour film has had a strong underground following, but because it would have cost Anderson […]

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THE CHURCH OF NOTRE-DAME DU RAINCY

The Church of Notre-Dame du Raincy is a modern church built between 1922-23 by the French architects Auguste and Gustave Perret. It is sometimes called the “Holy Chapel of Reinforced Concrete,” and it has the peculiar particularity of being the first place of worship built in France using grey cement. Le Corbusier was Auguste Perret’s assistant, who […]

YES AT THE GREEK THEATER

On Sunday night, the British prog rock band Yes, played albums Close to the Edge and Fragile in their entirety at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. For a fan who wasn’t around during Yes’s heyday in the early 1970s this was the next best thing. 67 year old guitarist Steve Howe held two guitars in his […]

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MADAME DE POMPADOUR’S COFFEE GRINDER

Last week I went to Le Louvre to visit the new installation of  the Department of Decorative Art from Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Three main chronological and stylistic sequences make up the exhibition. So perfect to have an overview and to clear your mind between French Kings. – 1660-1725: Louis XIV’s personal reign and the Régence – […]

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THE CORPSE FLOWER

This weekend, Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum), one of the largest flowering plants in the world, bloomed at the Huntington Library & Gardens. Titan Arum is also known by the nickname “The Corpse Flower,” for the awful scent it gives off. The plant only flowers every couple of years, for about two days at a time, and it […]