What is lovely is that these songs feel if they have been around for centuries, and even though the poetic lyrics may be postmodern in sentiment, they still stem from the magic and mayhem that pervades myths and folktales.
The use of silence and stillness is nothing new to concert dance. It has been used for decades, often for the very purpose of subverting audience expectations. It has the power to draw our attention to our breath, to our body, and to our impulses.
It is precisely the minutia, the day to day, the way in which you get from the first day of school to the day you graduate that will define the quality of your answer to that question: "What does it all mean?"
Chicago, I'm here to tell you that you've got to see this magic. The world we hope for most - the one where we build something incredible out of nothing but each other - is available for the taking every Wednesday. I don't want you to miss it.
While the art, architecture, history and food may catch your attention; Italy also has a busy summer schedule of concerts. Here at Party Earth, we have narrowed down five great venues in three of Italy's principal cities.
"It's been a long time since I've been able to say this. Berkeley, California!" shouted Billie Joe Armstrong to his screaming hometown crowd at The Greek Theater on April 16, blowing kisses to the audience.
Artwork is work. Art does not come into existence in a single fell swoop of expressive resolution. Art is not a hobby to a professional artist. Art is labor. Choreographer, painter, composer: these are occupations.
I wasn't going to cover Tsuumi Sound System. Just the phrase "Sound System" conjures up deejays and a front rapper, and -- although as Jerry Seinfeld would say "not that there's anything wrong with that!" -- it just isn't what I go out of my way to shoot.
I've just come home from a three week musical odyssey that took me from The Netherlands, to Wales, and to Greece. More about this in upcoming posts-- which will contain a veritable cornucopia of music!
The multi-media dance piece lifts us, transporting the viewer completely, to another time. Set to original and complex music by the homespun Paper Bird, sound, music, design and projected image are woven together beautifully
Tango is an impossibility if you don't understand the great traditions of its music, and Ramada's background as a musician had prepared him for the dance. "It's profound, what he knows," Ed says. "That ability alone really has helped him with his dancing."