Dance forms mix in pair of shows

| Oct 12, 2017

Dance forms mix in pair of shows

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Like many art forms in our rapidly shrinking world, dance is constantly experimenting with variants of the cross-cultural, extending and blending boundaries into innovative re-imaginings of genre. Choreographers such as Akram Khan, an English dancer of Bangladeshi descent, have found great success by combining ...

Fuerza Bruta re-interprets a night out at the theater

Aug 10, 2017

Fuerza Bruta re-interprets a night out at the theater

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Since Argentinian physical theater troupe Fuerza Bruta burst onto the scene in Buenos Aires in 2005, some 5 million people in more than 30 countries have experienced its high-energy, postmodern productions, which are often tailored to wherever they're staged. This time, the stage is Tokyo's ...

Giving Cio-Cio San a better ending

| Aug 3, 2017

Giving Cio-Cio San a better ending

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Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" tells the story of a young Japanese girl named Cio-Cio San ("chō-chō" is the Japanese word for "butterfly") marrying and getting dumped by an American naval officer named Pinkerton. First performed in Italy in 1904, the opera is one ...