We sing because hearing is the first and last human sense; we sing to blend our voices and find harmony in a world so often dissonant and at war; we sing to celebrate and to mourn; we sing to carry on our traditions.
As these data demonstrate touring need and opportunity along the continuums of organizational budget sizes and lives in dance, some, such as American Dance Abroad, are already developing solutions for New York.
A pairing of photographs of emotionally captivated women charts a course of events 50 years ago which can tell us something, today, about the power of the arts and the humanities to affect the quality of human life, and more, to ensure the survival of its spirit.
I can still vividly recall the night in 1967 when I attended the opening night screening of the film version of Wait Until Dark in New York. Like all red-blooded American guys, I was enchanted with actress Audrey Hepburn (unfortunately, not reciprocated).
Rarely said aloud, "Museum programming" may be perceived as stuffy, reactive, didactic and, worst of all, predictable. However, leading museums are proving otherwise --more contemporary programming abounds.
Essential to Venice's artistic identity is the Venice Biennale, an expansive art-world celebration held every two years. To offer a bit of direction, here are our 10 favorite cultural diversions found outside the gates of the Arsenale. Plan your visit accordingly.
My children used to tease me, on my fear of climbing Yosemite's daunting Half Dome: "I bet if John Muir were up there you would go." I told them Muir would never give me a second look even if I scaled Half Dome's sheer face: "to get his attention, you'd have to wear bark."
In addition to the social and artistic goals that were accomplished, the festival further defined Teatro Mayor director Ramiro Osorio's vision of theaters as public workspaces to the point where that vision can now serve as a template for replication and localization.