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Manchester International Festival

Aisle View: Branagh's Monumentally Masterful Macbeth

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

New York has seen recent Macbeths by the handful, including two star-topped Broadway productions in the last year, but they are best forgotten. Now we have Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth -- starring Branagh and Alex Kingston as his lady, directed by Branagh and Rob Ashford -- and it is monumental.

A Human Cadaver... As Art?

Posted 04.18.2013 | Arts

Once upon a time in 1970, the young conceptual artist John Baldessari suggested an unusual and disturbing idea for an art project. He wanted to displa...

Manchester United

Marina Cashdan | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

In its third installment, MIF festival director Alex Poots has come up with another stellar lineup of interdisciplinary music, theater and visual arts events to match the city's history of nurturing (or provoking) all things innovative, inventive and radical.

PERFORMANCE ART: Marina Abramovic and Robert Wilson Join Forces

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

Antony Crook It's only autumn and we're already gearing up for the next edition of the Manchester International Festival (MIF), among the only arts f...

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Marina Abramovic Is Present

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-06-04-outsidebox.jpg A special interview with the artist shows, "If you sit in that chair and look at me after a while I am like the mirror of your own self-experience."