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Susan Larson's The Murder of Figaro is spiced with raunch, witticisms, and behind the scenes verisimilitude of rehearsal life.
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David Treuer's expansive new history of native America from 1890 to the present looks with skeptical, Indian eyes from inside simplistic American symbols and narratives.
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The horrors portrayed in See You Yesterday are facts, but this show does not yet address the meaning a new generation can make of those facts.
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Invariably, these economic realities are barriers to entry into the broader cultural arena for the less-well-heeled among us, sustaining inequity.
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The authors let dance serve as a way of embodied knowing -- an intelligence that can unlock an understanding of physics' theories and abstractions.
Playful and political, eerie and goofy by turns, this exhibition brings together puppets, performing objects, masks, and puppet (and doll) performances on video.
The Celebrity Series of Boston gathered a distinguished multi-generational panel to consider both the legacy of Alvin Ailey and of Elma Lewis.
For a reader without the reference points of mid-twentieth century Lithuania and Poland, this deeply researched biography can be a slog.
The heart of this theatrical reboot is what it means to go for broke and bet on love, or art, or both.
Former Newsweek bureau chief Joshua Hammer has documented a timely story of cultural heroism.
Brian Seibert's history of tap dancing has unleashed something I can only describe as a tap world pissing contest.
Filmmaker Alla Kovgan calls Cunningham 3D a new juncture at the crossroads of dance, cinema, music, visual arts, and 3D technology.
What happens when someone performs at the highest possible level of an art form and then has to give it up?
George Fifield has been pushing the conceptual ball called contemporary digital and intermedia art up a hill for decades.
Now 58, the noted choreographer's succinct gestural language, coincident use of music and musical ideas, and spatial elasticity is now completely second nature.
Monica Bill Barnes's choreographic method can be characterized as make 'em laugh, then make 'em think.
Truth is, the fraying of the middle class is not just something that has happened to creatives.
Stave off boredom. This is going to be a smoking festival.
The exploitation of the free labor of artists may finally have hit a critical mass in 2014, generating enough publicity to make observers righteously angry.
You'd be a fool to miss taking advantage of Boston's Mayor's Holiday.
An informed lineup of dance performances -- large and small -- Nutcracker and non-Nutcracker -- for the holidays.
If you know Swan Lake, there will be few structural surprises. Girl turned into swan, prince falls in love, prince gets fooled, they both feel really terrible, and die.
Isango's Magic Flute/ Impempe Yomlingo is lit by flashes of brilliance. Most can be traced directly to Mandisi Dyantyis' reorchestration of Mozart's orchestral score for an ensemble of marim…
Here's a modest proposal. Let's invent a Boston arts tasting menu.
One of the reasons audiences and funders love Kyle Abraham's work is that the layered landscapes of his dances resonate with the fraught conditions outside the theatre.
After a 35+ year run, writers for the paper learned today that the Providence Phoenix will be shutting its doors after next week's issue.
To my mind, with Assembly of the Souls, composer Eitan Steinberg is working in Pulitzer contention territory.
On September 21, giant author puppets will be on parade in Mansfield, CT.
The centennial of the author of Make Way For Ducklings is being celebrated with a series of lectures by scholar Leonard S. Marcus.
It's important for there to be funds, curators, institutions, and audiences for art that can speak truth to power in unconstrained ways.
The pleasures of Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words are the pleasures of being a fly on the wall.