Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Concert Price Check

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: September 3, 2016 MUNICH — This month three of this city’s orchestras are on the road, occasioning a look at how presenters price them in other places. The variances are instructive, sampling just the top prices. There is a window for trips in September. Music contracts here commonly run “Sept. 1 […]

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“Pina,” Wim Wenders’ 3D Dance Film

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

“You just have to get crazier.” These words came from Pina Bausch, the late choreographer, whose dance troupe made the industrial city of Wuppertal, Germany an avant-garde theatrical destination for 36 years. In Wim Wenders’ 3D documentary “Pina,” screened on October 15 at Alice Tully Hall for the New York Film Festival, audiences got a taste of what Bausch’s crazy looks like. In one scene, a Bausch dancer walks through a park in a floor-length dress like a zombie queen. The woman careens to the ground, flat as a board. Right before smashing her face, her suitor scoops her up like a crane lift. Then she falls again, and again. The effect is part amusement ride, part suicide watch.

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Paris Pelleas Project

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

By Alan Gilbert For many years I have been speaking about the idea of introducing a visual element to the auditory core of a concert with Doug Fitch, my friend and frequent collaborator. It’s a tricky matter as it is far from evident how to do so in a way that enhances the experience – […]

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