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Dance And Stuff
Episode 270: With Cunningham Workshop Lunchtime.

Dance And Stuff

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 28:59


Reid is all taped together in preparation for Merce Cunningham's "Doubletoss" and he wanders around the studio at lunch to find out how nervous people are for the showing. We hope you're going to join us at the Mark Morris Dance Center. The showings are at 1 & 3 pm. rsvp@mercecunningham.org.

Dance And Stuff
Episode 267: With Shrimps alla Scampi

Dance And Stuff

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 47:17


This week Jeremy and Reid are physically in the same space, sweating after eating huge bowls of shrimp scampi. Topics include The charm of the Merce Cunningham scene, and Instructional cooking TV. ◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠ ➩ WEBSITE ◦ YOUTUBE ◦ INSTAGRAM ➩ SUPPORT W/$.99 ◦ PATREON ◦ THE MERCH ➩ REID ◦ JEREMY ◦ JACK ◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠ ➩ withdanceandstuff@gmail.com ◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠

Dance And Stuff
Episode 266: With Cake and Stretches

Dance And Stuff

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 42:16


Jeremy and Reid can't be bothered to schedule a meeting so they reflect on the mundane by writing letters back and forth with their voices. Black caps, unleashed dogs, Merce Cunningham, and cloying cake are a few of the many topics that come in the auto-reflections. ◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠ ➩ WEBSITE ◦ YOUTUBE ◦ INSTAGRAM ➩ SUPPORT W/$.99 ◦ PATREON ◦ THE MERCH ➩ REID ◦ JEREMY ◦ JACK ◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠ ➩ withdanceandstuff@gmail.com ◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠◠

The Roundtable
New York City Ballet Principal dancer Indiana Woodward on this season at SPAC

The Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 15:25


The full New York City Ballet company is at SPAC in Saratoga Springs, New York this week with six performances featuring the timeless works of Balanchine and Robbins, as well as the return of Merce Cunningham's Summerspace and SPAC debuts by Jamar Roberts and Pam Tanowitz.The week kicked off with NYCB On and Off Stage and closes with “A Midsummer Night's Dream.”To tell us more we are joined by dancer Indiana Woodward.

Les Nuits de France Culture
Nuits magnétiques - Devine qui vient diner ce soir ? Marcelin Pleynet (1ère diffusion : 14/04/1981)

Les Nuits de France Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 90:00


durée : 01:30:00 - Les Nuits de France Culture - Par Alain Veinstein - Avec Marcelin Pleynet, Jacqueline Leschaeve (auteur avec Merce Cunningham de : "Danseur et la Danse"), Nathan Henri (mathématicien), Anne-Marie Houdbine (linguiste) et Pierre Nivollet (peintre) - Lecture d'extraits de livres de Marcelin Pleynet par lui-même

Les Nuits de France Culture
Anna Halprin, pionnière de la Post Moderne Danse

Les Nuits de France Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 94:59


durée : 01:34:59 - Les Nuits de France Culture - Raconter cette aventurière de la danse postmoderne, dès les années 1950 à San Francisco : suivant le sillon de la danse libre, Anna Halprin a sondé la continuité entre la danse et les gestes du quotidien, pour un espace de liberté dont elle témoignait dans cette émission de 2005. Dans cette émission Surpris par la nuit de 2005, Anna Halprin revenait sur sa longue histoire de danseuse et de chorégraphe. Car depuis l'année 1920 qui la voit naître, elle s'applique à casser les rôles et les codes convenus de la danse, participant à la conception de formes nouvelles. La danse a toujours fait partie de sa vie, et elle la conçoit dès les origines comme un moyen d'expression libéré, proche de la vision de son contemporain et ami Merce Cunningham.  * La danse a toujours fait partie de ma vie. Être présent à un moment donné, en pleine et pure conscience. Être constamment stimulée par les musiciens, les acteurs et les peintres, c'était une période formidable, durant laquelle de nombreuses cloisons ont été abattues. (Anna Halprin) Mais là où Cunningham favorise le hasard tout en conservant l'esthétique du ballet, Anna Halprin lui préfère l'idée de gestes quotidiens, simples et intégrés à la chorégraphie. Elle reprendra donc à son compte des actions effectuées tous les jours sans y prendre en garde : se vêtir, se dévêtir, manger... C'est bien le réel dans son plus simple appareil qui l'intéresse pour imaginer des mouvements dansés. Puisque ce qui constitue la vie courante, dans tout ce qu'elle peut représenter de répétitif et d'anodin, est déjà bien assez riche pour son inspiration, sans qu'elle ne ressente le besoin d'y ajouter des gestes factices.  L'académisme n'est pas chose aisée pour moi. (Anna Halprin) Surpris par la nuit, par Jacqueline Caux Avec Anna Halprin, La Monte Young et Terry Riley Réalisation Anna Szmuc 1ère diffusion : 30/03/2005

The Creative Process · Seasons 1  2  3 · Arts, Culture & Society
Highlights - Gabrielle Selz - Award-winning Author, Memoirist - "Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis"

The Creative Process · Seasons 1 2 3 · Arts, Culture & Society

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 15:00


Gabrielle Selz is the author of Unstill Life: A Daughter's Memoir of Art and Love in the Age of Abstraction, published by W.W. Norton in 2014. Unstill Life received the best memoir of the year award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and was chosen as one of the best books of the year by both the San Francisco Chronicle and Berkeleyside. She is currently writing Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis to be published by U.C Press.Selz holds a special interest in the intersection of memory, history, cultural criticism, and art. As a child, she bounced between the bohemian art worlds of New York and Berkeley, California. Her father, Peter Selz, was the Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, before he founded the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Her mother, Thalia Selz, was a writer and the founding editor of Story Quarterly. In 1969, Thalia selected the original tenants for Westbeth, the largest artists housing project in the country, and the family then moved to live alongside artists like Diane Arbus and Merce Cunningham. Introduced to Sam Francis as a child, her interest in his life, career and what motivated his extraordinary contributions, expanded while she was researching and writing Unstill Life.Selz has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times, More Magazine, The Rumpus and the L.A. Times. Her fiction has appeared in Fiction Magazine and her art criticism in Art Papers, Hyperallergic and Newsday and the Huffington Post. She is a past recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction and is a Moth Story Slam Winner. · gabrielleselz.com · www.creativeprocess.info

Théâtre
"Duo lorsque l'oiseau se pose sur une toile blanche" de Julie Rossello-Rochet

Théâtre

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 57:28


durée : 00:57:28 - L'Atelier fiction - Dans Duo, lorsqu'un oiseau se pose sur une toile blanche, j'ai choisi de faire " revivre " le temps d'un entretien, entre deux eaux, ces deux artistes de la danse, Merce Cunningham et Pina Bausch, décédés tous deux, pendant l'été 2009.

Ojai: Talk of the Town
AMOC Runs the Ojai Music Festival

Ojai: Talk of the Town

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 48:45


The American Modern Opera Company is a multi-disciplinary collective of some of America's keenest talents in the fields of music, dance, theater, writing, producing and composing. They are also the first interdisciplinary group to lead the Ojai Music Festival as Music Director. They are led by artistic directors Matthew Aucoin and Zack Winokur. Winokur and Davone Tines, baritone-bass singer, join the podcast to talk about their ambitious plans for this year's festival. Some members of the collective are already familiar with Ojai, such as violinist Miranda Cuckson, soprano Julia Bullock, who, with Tines, will stage a full production of Olivier Messaien's song cycle "Harawi." AMOC will also introduce new artists to the Festival, including Julius Eastman, whose gifts for composing, vocals, piano and dance had often been neglected. Eastman was proudly gay at a time in the conservative classical world culture, and his gifts we talk about at length. The festival is also producing works by another neglected artist, Connie Converse, who is credited for pioneering the singer-songwriter tradition. We talk about how and why truly outstanding artists are often neglected and forgotten in their own time, and the festival's role in bringing them back into the spotlight. Another line of conversation is AMOC's similarities in spirit to Black Mountain College, which included Ojai-favorite composer John Cage, modern dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham and visual artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. AMOC has just won a $750,000 grant from the Andrew K. Mellon Foundation, and we talk about what they plan to do with the money, as well as what an affirming moment is was for the collective, founded in 2017.

The History of Musical Theatre Podcast
3.6B - Lester Horton, the Ailey School, and the difference between Modern and Contemporary

The History of Musical Theatre Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 47:54


This week I chatted Chima Olujie, Alvin Ailey school alum, founder of Horton Technique Australia, and a fellow nerd. We talked about the difference between modern dance and contemporary, as well as many of the great modern dance pioneers; Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon, Katherine Dunham and, of course, Lester Horton. Find her here: CHIMĀ #ʜᴏʀᴛᴏɴᴛᴇᴄʜɴɪǫᴜᴇAU (@chichichanel13) • Instagram photos and videos Horton Technique Australia (@hortontechniqueau) • Instagram photos and videos Home | Horton Technique Australia

STUDIO STORIES: REMINISCING ON TWIN CITIES DANCE HISTORY
Studio Stories: Reminiscing on Twin Cities Dance with Kevin Kortan - Season 6, Episode 82

STUDIO STORIES: REMINISCING ON TWIN CITIES DANCE HISTORY

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 61:52


Kevin  Kortan has been immersed in sound and movement practices sincechildhood. He was a boy soprano and later (after his voice changed!)became a cantor in church at a young age, where he first encountered theancient art of call and response.  A featured soloist in choirs and inmusicals, he studied music and theater at Augsburg College.  Singingprofessionally for a time, fate steered him into the art of Dance where hehad the good fortune of having a professional career for many years.Kevin danced in Zenon Dance Company in Minneapolis, Concert DanceCompany of Boston, and numerous New York companies. In Boston heperformed in works by Mark Morris, Wendy Perron, Mark Dendy, MarkTaylor, Laura Dean, Merce Cunningham, Kei Takei, David Gordon, CharlieMoulton, and others. In New York, he performed in the companies of MarkTaylor, Mark Dendy, Wendy Perron, Nina Wiener, and Victoria Marks. From1990-96, Kevin danced with the Trisha Brown Dance Company. He hascollaborated with choreographers Jaime Ortega, Patrick Scully, and hasshown his own work in the U.S. and France. Kevin has taught dancearound the world.Yoga then called him from a life oriented around performing to a life oftransforming, himself and others.  In the ancient tradition, Kevin teachesbreath-centered yoga and yoga therapy practices to people one-on-oneand in groups. He rediscovered his voice and the healing power of soundthrough Vedic and other forms of chant. It is with joy that he leads others, ingroups and individually, to find their own voice, connected to their heart.He has been composing his own chants and shares them throughrecordings and Chanting For The Love Of It events. One of his great lovesis synchronizing movement and chanting through an approach he callsMantra In Motion. He is a Certified Yoga Therapist & Teacher, IntegrativeSomatic Movement Therapist & Educator, Dance Teacher, Yoga TeacherTrainer, Chant Teacher, as well as the founder and creator of EvolutionaryYoga™. Please visit Kevin's site at http:// www.evolutionaryyoga.com/

Dior Common Thread
Multidisciplinary artist Daniel Arsham discusses design, collaboration, collecting and the future of creation

Dior Common Thread

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 30:05


The Dior Common Thread podcast series represents a fascinating new avenue for exploring the collaborations initiated by Kim Jones since his arrival at Dior. Each episode will present a compelling encounter with one of the inspiring figures who have participated in his endlessly original reinventions. In conversation with Ed Tang, each recounts their unique experience and shares their singular vision, providing an immersive new window into the world of Dior men.     Creative daring drives the House's momentum today more than ever, and the Dior Common Thread podcast series explores the collaborations initiated by Kim Jones. For his Summer 2020 fashion show, the Artistic Director of the Dior men's collections invited the artist Daniel Arsham to create scenography featuring fascinating and seemingly disintegrating monolithic sculptures spelling out the word "D.I.O.R". These were later also reproduced for sale in a scaled-down, limited-edition version. A true “archaeologist of the future”, the New York-based Arsham has built his work at the intersection of disciplines, initiating captivating dialogues between architecture and design, history and contemporary art. In this episode of Common Thread, Ed Tang talks to Arsham about working with Dior, his practice, his collaborations and the myriad aspects of his creative life.     Daniel Arsham was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1980, and grew up in Miami, Florida. He won a scholarship to Cooper Union School of Art in New York and was awarded the Gelman Trust Fellowship in 2003. Straight out of art school, Arsham opened an exhibition space called The House in Miami, where he met the Parisian art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin, who has represented him ever since. Continuing this rapid trajectory, he was invited to collaborate with the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham on stage designs in 2005 and has worked in this vein fairly continuously since. He founded the architecture collaboration Snarkitecture with Alex Mustonen in 2007, and in 2014 established a film company, Films for the Future.     Arsham has worked with numerous fashion and design brands in multiple design and creative capacities, and his work has been exhibited at PS1 and The New Museum in New York, the Contemporary Art Museum Miami, the Athens Biennial, and the Carré d'Art de Nîmes in France, among many others.     Today, Ed Tang and Daniel Arsham get right to the crux of his practice, talking in detail about the wide frames of reference and expansive source material in his worldview and creative output. As an artist who views all his multidisciplinary endeavors as part of his overarching framework of creation, he thinks laterally about the world we live in and the future of creativity, and how it relates to the future of our planet. An avid collector, a trait he shares with Kim Jones, he views his collecting as an extension of his continuous education and understanding of objects and form.   Arsham talks about his ideas around evolution and how he maintained his practice and indeed his working rhythm during lockdown, producing work with his children, preserving his connection to his studio and the life within it. He also delves into the world of painting and his return to this fundamental medium which was his introduction to image making in his art school days. The installation of large-scale canvases has been an enormous challenge, even in this biggest gallery spaces, but it is a challenge which this ultimate Renaissance man cannot but overcome.  

Artsville
Black Mountain College: Birthplace of the American Avant-Garde with Kate Averett

Artsville

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 58:57


Black Mountain College has long been acknowledged as the birthplace of the true American avant-garde. The experimental school was founded in 1933 on the principles of attaining a perfect balance between academics, arts, and crafts within a purely democratic society, where all members, students, and teachers were considered to be equal. Legendary even in its own time, Black Mountain College attracted and created maverick spirits, including Williem and Elaine de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Merce Cunningham, and Buckminster Fuller, to name just a few! Its history and legacy are now preserved and extended by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC), located in Downtown Asheville. To tell the incredible (and sometimes scandalous) story of Black Mountain College (BMC), we welcome Kate Averett, a writer and curator based in Asheville, where she serves as Staff Historian, Project Coordinator, and Board Member at BMCM+AC. In today's episode of Artsville, you'll learn about the historical synchronicity that informs the connection between BMC and the Bauhaus, the legendary parties that were thrown at the college, and the role that the BMCM+AC plays in keeping the BMC legacy alive, as well as how they create space for the artists, scholars, and curators who uphold the open-mindedness that BMC was built on, plus so much more! Tune in to learn more from remarkable storyteller, Kate Averett! Key Points From This Episode: Louise and Daryl introduce today's guest: Kate Averett from BMCM+AC. Learn about some of the major influential figures who attended BMC. Kate starts by sharing a bit about herself and her role at BMCM+AC. Hear the origin story of BMC which, like all good stories, starts with a scandal! Insight into BMC founder John A. Rice's educational philosophy on hands-on learning. How the rise of the Nazis and the closing of the Bauhaus led Josef and Anni Albers to BMC. Some of the influential figures that attended BMC and the relationships that developed. The legendary Greek Party that Jean Varda threw at BMC, complete with a Trojan Horse! Kate highlights the communal, democratic structure between faculty and students at BMC. How avant-garde artists like Robert Rauschenberg were influenced by their time at BMC. Learn about one of the many famous student revolts at BMC known as The Split.  The impact that cultural and political pressure had on BMC toward the end of the 1950s. Kate reflects on the role that BMCM+AC plays in keeping the BMC legacy alive. How BMCM+AC came to be a museum and arts center as opposed to just a museum. The different stories that BMCM+AC hopes to tell about BMC, not just its history. Looking to the future in the ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference. Kate reflects on the history of identity intersection and integration at BMC. Kate ends on an anecdote about Harriet Sohmers Zwerling and sexual liberation at BMC. Links Mentioned in Today's Episode: Kate Averett on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-averett-b5466568/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-averett-b5466568/) Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center — https://www.blackmountaincollege.org/ (https://www.blackmountaincollege.org/) ReVIEWING Black Mountain College International Conference — https://www.blackmountaincollege.org/reviewing/ (https://www.blackmountaincollege.org/reviewing/) Black Mountain Days — https://www.amazon.com/Black-Mountain-Days-Michael-Rumaker/dp/1933132663 (https://www.amazon.com/Black-Mountain-Days-Michael-Rumaker/dp/1933132663) Scott “Sourdough” Power — https://www.notarealartist.com/ (https://www.notarealartist.com/) Louise Glickman — https://www.louiseglickman.com/ (https://www.louiseglickman.com/) Daryl Slaton — http://www.tailsofwhimsy.com/ (http://www.tailsofwhimsy.com/) Not Real Art — https://notrealart.com/ (https://notrealart.com/) Sand Hill Artists Collective (SHAC) — https://sandhillartists.com/...

Ahali Conversations with Can Altay
Episode 18: Nato Thompson

Ahali Conversations with Can Altay

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 42:51


Nato Thompson is a curator and the founder of the Alternative Art School. Before setting up this experimental education project, Nato was the artistic director of Philadelphia Contemporary and a key figure at Creative Time, New York's influential organization focusing on art in public space.You will listen to Nato reflecting on that shift, from working within institutions to setting up one's own. His insights on the inner workings of the art industry are totally thought-provoking. And it's the first time we are talking about NFT's at Ahali! This conversation really shows the many blind spots, or things we tend to overlook about the status quo.EPISODE NOTES & LINKSNato Thompson is an author, curator, and self-proclaimed “cultural infrastructure builder”. www.natothompson.com/aboutThe Alternative Art School (TAAS) is an affordable learning program run by a stellar faculty offering intimate class sizes. TAAS emphasizes group work, community building, and dynamic modes of socializing and art-making. www.thealternativeartschool.net/how-it-works-1Philadelphia Contemporary is an independent and free-standing venue that celebrates the abundance of genre-bending, multidisciplinary practices that make up the field of contemporary art. www.philadelphiacontemporary.orgOperating since 1974, Creative Time is an influential public arts organization in New York. creativetime.org/about/Growing out of a major exhibition that had occurred in Creative Time, Living as Form contains commissioned essays from noted critics and theorists who look at Socially Engaged Art practiced between the years of 1991-2011. mitpress.mit.edu/books/living-formMASS MoCA is a contemporary art museum located in North Adams, Massachusetts. massmoca.org/about/Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century (2015) www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/214258/seeing-power-by-nato-thompson/9781612190440/Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life. www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/545444/culture-as-weapon-by-nato-thompson/Part of the TAAS faculty, Paul Chan is an artist, writer, and publisher. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Chan_(artist)Trevor Paglen is an artist, geographer, and author whose work critically deals with mass surveillance and data collection. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_PaglenA fierce political figure of our time that operates within (but not limited to) the field of contemporary art, Tania Bruguera's work pivots around issues of power and control, and several of her works interrogate and re-present events in Cuban history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tania_BrugueraSimone Leigh is an artist who reflects on the black female subjectivity through her practice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_LeighBlack Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralized political and social movement protesting against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lives_MatterStar Trek is a science fiction media franchise created by Gene Roddenberry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_TrekJanine Antoni is an artist who focuses on process and the transitions between the making and finished product, often portraying feminist ideals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janine_AntoniMiguel López is an artist, researcher, and writer. www.bakonline.org/person/miguel-a-lopez/Yael Bartana is an artist whose work focuses on political or feminist themes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yael_BartanaMotivated largely by political, cultural, and social circumstances, Mel Chin is an artist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_ChinHito Steyerl is an artist, theoretician, and educator. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hito_SteyerlMarinella Senatore is an artist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marinella_SenatoreMia Yu is an independent researcher, curator, and educator. portal.cca.edu/events-calendar/curatorial-practice-lecture-mia-yu/Mario Ybarra Jr. employs his multi-layered artistic practice to e various components of Mexican-American identity. www.otis.edu/faculty/mario-ybarra-jrKathrin Böhm is an artist whose practice focuses on the collective re-production of public space; on the economy as a public realm; and every day as a starting point for culture. 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Movementtalks
On CO2 Emission/in conversation with Stina Dahlström and Jérôme Bel

Movementtalks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 33:35


Movementtalks had the chance to be in conversation with Cullberg managing director Stina Dahlström and choreographer Jérôme Bel. Here they share their opinion and goals concerning the emission of CO2 in the atmosphere and the contemporary world of performance. Stina Dahlström was born in 1982 in Kiruna. She has an education in literature, dance, theatre, economics and project management at the University of Stockholm. Stina Dahlström has worked as a freelance producer, and as head of production at MDT, an international co-producing and presenting plattform for contemporary dance in Stockholm. As of 2016, Stina Dahlström is managing director of Cullberg, the national and international repertoire contemporary dance company in Sweden. Jérôme Bel lives in Paris and works worldwide. nom donné par l'auteur (1994) is a choreography of objects. Jérôme Bel (1995) is based on the total nudity of the performers. Shirtology (1997) presents an actor wearing many T-shirts. The last performance (1998) quotes a solo by the choreographer Susanne Linke, as well as Hamlet and André Agassi. Xavier Le Roy (2000) was claimed by Jérôme Bel as his own, but was actually choreographed by Xavier Le Roy. The show must go on (2001) brings toghether twenty performers, nineteen pop songs and one DJ. Véronique Doisneau (2004) is a solo on the work of the dancer Véronique Doisneau, from the Paris Opera. Isabel Torres (2005), for the ballet of the Teatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro, is its Brazilian version. Pichet Klunchun and myself (2005) was created in Bangkok with the Thai traditional dancer Pichet Klunchun. Follows Cédric Andrieux (2009), dancer of Merce Cunningham. 3Abschied (2010) is a collaboration between Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Jérôme Bel based on The Song of the Earth by Gustav Malher. Disabled Theater (2012) is a piece with a Zurich-based company, Theater Hora, consisting of professional actors with learning disabilities. Cour d'honneur (2013) stages fourteen spectators of the Cour d'honneur of the Palais des Papes in Avignon. In Gala (2015), the choreographer stages together professional people from the dance field and amateurs coming from different backgrounds. In Tombe (2016), performance created at the invitation of Opéra National de Paris, Jérôme Bel proposed to some dancers of the ballet to invite, for a duet, the person with who they would never share the stage. Posé arabesque, temps lié en arrière, marche, marche (2017) is a piece for all the dancers of the Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon based on the famous “Entrance of the shadows” of the ballet La Bayadère. Dancing as if nobody is watching (2018) and the reading of the Lecture on nothing by John Cage call for a contemplative aesthetic attitude. With Retrospective, Jérôme Bel goes back through his video archives and makes a cross section within his corpus, to better bring out the linkage between dance and politics. Isadora Duncan (2019) paints a picture of this choreographer. In 2013 Emails 2009-2010, written with the French choreographer Boris Charmatz, is edited (Les Presses du Réel). This book is published on line and in English, still by Les Presses du Réel, in 2016. This interview was recorded with no CO2 emission. Interviewees: Stina Dahlström and Jérôme Bel Concept: Giacomo Della Marina Camera: Erica Espling and Oskar Hökerberg (Stina Dahlström) Show less

TOUS DANSEURS
#98. Blanca Li, chorégraphe. Le Bal de Paris.

TOUS DANSEURS

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 13:01


Aujourd'hui, je reçois Blanca Li, danseuse, chorégraphe, réalisatrice, actrice, artiste aux multiples facettes. Elle ne s'interdit rien et aime donner vie à tout ce qu'elle a en tête, pourvu que cela soit au service de la danse, des arts et du beau. Et tout cela, elle le fait intensément. Blanca a grandi à Grenade en Andalousie et elle porte en elle le feu du flamenco. Elle se forme à New York à l'école de Marta Graham tout en fréquentant les écoles de Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham et Loremil Machado. C'est dans le souffle vital de Spanish Harlem qu'elle se découvre un élan pour les danses urbaines. Elle choisit enfin la France pour établir sa compagnie et prend durablement comme langage, le mouvement. Sans limite sur les genres de danse mais toujours avec la même énergie vitale. C'est sa création Macadam Macadam, qu'elle présente au Festival Suresnes Cité danse de 99, qui confirme sa renommée internationale. Elle est sollicitée par des artistes du monde entier pour différents projets et se plait à mêler sa gestuelle à toutes les formes artistiques (mode, musique etc.). Des Daft Punk, au Ballet de Berlin, elle est là où personne ne l'attend. Elle crée comme sa vie, en mouvement, en faisant écho aux aspirations de notre monde. C'est aujourd'hui avec une nouvelle proposition folle, « una locura » comme on dit en Espagnol, qu'elle investit les salles parisiennes. Après Chaillot, elle occupe désormais le Palace jusqu'au 16 Janvier avec le Bal de Paris. Ce Bal, c'est le pari de faire vivre une expérience virtuelle et poétique de la danse aux spectateurs. Danseurs et spectateurs, ensemble, sur un même plateau virtuel, pouvant se voir, se toucher et danser. Tout cela grâce à la prouesse de la technique. Magie. Le voyage est féerique grâce à l'enchainement de tableaux. Le spectacle à 360° est léché dans les moindres détails (costumes de Chanel, décors majestueux et fantastiques). Ce bal est une révolution dans le monde des arts vivants et a déjà remporté le prix de la meilleure œuvre immersive en réalité virtuelle à la Mostra de Venise. Ecoutez Blanca nous en parler avec joie. Toutes les citations sonores de Blanca sont extraites de son discours de séance d'installation à l'Académie des Beaux-Arts.

Boston Athenæum
Louis Menand and Maya Jasanoff, "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War"

Boston Athenæum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 55:14


The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense―economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World, the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize–winning scholar and critic Louis Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind. How did elitism and an anti-totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by freewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of “freedom” applied to causes that ranged from anti-communism and civil rights to radical acts of self-creation via art and even crime? With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays, Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residencies at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, the rise of abstract expressionism and pop art, Allen Ginsberg's friendship with Lionel Trilling, James Baldwin's transformation into a Civil Rights spokesman, Susan Sontag's challenges to the New York Intellectuals, the defeat of obscenity laws, and the rise of the New Hollywood. Stressing the rich flow of ideas across the Atlantic, he also shows how Europeans played a vital role in promoting and influencing American art and entertainment. By the end of the Vietnam era, the American government had lost the moral prestige it enjoyed at the end of the Second World War, but America's once-despised culture had become respected and adored. With unprecedented verve and range, this book explains how that happened.

PillowVoices: Dance Through Time

PillowVoices composer and audio engineer Ellis Rovin ruminates on some of the ways that dance has been seen on film, drawing upon a PillowTalk by David Gere and considering examples from Fred Astaire to Merce Cunningham. Special thanks to New England Public Media, for their support of this episode of PillowVoices.

A Body's Language

Julie Kent became the Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet in July 2016. She is the longest-serving ballerina in American Ballet Theatre's 79-year history. She began her dance training with Hortensia Fonseca at the Academy of the Maryland Youth Ballet in Bethesda, MD and attended summer sessions at American Ballet Theatre II and the School of American Ballet before joining American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in 1985. In that same year, Kent won first place in the regional finals of the National Society of Arts and Letters at the Kennedy Center. In 1986, she was the only American to win a medal at the Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition, and she became a member of ABT's corps de ballet.Kent starred in the Herbert Ross film “Dancers” in 1987 opposite Mikhail Baryshnikov. She was appointed a Soloist with ABT in 1990 and a Principal Dancer in 1993, the year in which she became the first American to win the Erik Bruhn Prize in Toronto and was named one of People Magazine's “50 Most Beautiful People.” In April 2000, Kent achieved another triumph, becoming the first American to win the “Prix Benois de la Danse.” Later that year, Kent starred in the motion picture “Center Stage” directed by Nicholas Hytner. In 2012, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Performing Arts from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as well as a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Dance Magazine. Since 2014, she has been the Brand Ambassador for HANIA New York, a luxury line of hand-knit cashmere in NYC.During Kent's long performing career, she has acquired a vast repertoire dancing over 100 ballets, including all of the major classical, dramatic and neo-classical roles in works by Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan, John Cranko, Anthony Tudor, Michel Fokine, Agnes DeMille, Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon, Jiri Kylian, Ronald Hynd, Ben Stevenson and Christopher Wheeldon. As well, she has had roles created on her by John Neumeier, Lar Lubovitch, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Alexei Ratmansky, Nacho Duato, Stanton Welch, James Kudelka, Jorma Elo, David Parsons, Jessica Lang, and Natalie Weir. Her appearances as a guest include invitations from the Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro alla Scala, New York City Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Berlin Staatsballett, Australian Ballet, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Teatro Colon, Ballet de Santiago, and others. In August of 2015, after a 30-year performing career, Kent was named Artistic Director of ABT's Summer Intensive, a comprehensive summer dance program for 1,400 students at five campuses across the US.Since Kent arrived at The Washington Ballet, she has brought important classical and contemporary masterworks into the repertoire, including her and Victor Barbee's own critically acclaimed staging of The Sleeping Beauty, described by New York Times former chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay as “one of the world's finer Sleeping Beauties.” Kent's steadfast commitment to the development of artists, rising choreographers, and the creation of arts education initiatives that benefit the community of our Nation's Capital, showcase her dedication to creativity, expression, and to propelling ballet forward into the 21st century.Kent is married to The Washington Ballet's Associate Artistic Director Victor Barbee, and, as a mother of two children, she has helped redefine the image of the American Ballerina.

Retrace Your Steps
"In An Elevator with Merce Cunningham" with Doris Ressl-Acosta [SEASON FINALE]

Retrace Your Steps

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 73:06


The Season 2 Finale is upon us! I can't think of a better way to take our bow than with the person so many of you have come to hear stories about. Today, I'm sitting down with none other than the one and only Doris Ressl-Acosta! She has been a very important figure in several peoples' lives, including mine, and you will definitely hear me gush about it. Doris not only is the Chair for the Dept. of Theatre & Dance at CSU Dominguez Hills, but she also runs a Fresh Water Dance Collective, organizes an annual dance festival, and sits on the Board for the American Collegiate Dance Association. She has definitely taught me some valuable life lessons, and we will absolutely be sharing them with you all! So, cue curtain...the show's about to begin! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ariana-toriz/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ariana-toriz/support

Are You Waiting For Permission?
A conversation with the beautiful and wise, Barbara Dilley

Are You Waiting For Permission?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 31:30


Barbara Dilley,  born on the southern tip of great lake Michigan in 1938, began her dancing path with Audree Estey, founder of the Princeton Ballet Society in Princeton New Jersey.  Helen Priest Rogers, who danced with Martha Graham, was her mentor at Mt. Holyoke College (1960) and encouraged her to go to the American Dance Festival at New London Connecticut, where she met Merce Cunningham.  She was invited to join his company in 1963 and toured extensively until 1968.  She danced with Yvonne Rainer (1966-70) and was part of  the Grand Union, an iconic dance theater improvisation ensemble (1970-1976). In 1974 she was invited to teach at the first summer of Naropa University (then Institute) in Boulder, Colorado.  At the end of the summer the founder, Tibetan meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, invited her to design a dance program  (1975-84).   She served as president of Naropa (1985-93) then returned to the arts faculty.   She has two children, Benjamin Lloyd and Owen Bondurant.Barbara is the author of This Very Moment, teaching thinking dancingResources: The Conversation Project###Your hosts of Are You Waiting for Permission? are Meridith Grundei and Joseph Bennett. They're friends, co-hosts, actors, improvisers, and coaches. She lives in NYC and coaches actors, business professionals, and presenters to fully engage with their audience, and themselves. She also mentors young actors and directors. He lives in San Miguel de Allende, México, and coaches artists and other creative beings about the beautiful business of art — and life. You can find Meridith:Meridith Grundei the performer artist gal Meridith Grundei CoachingYou can find Joseph:Joseph Bennett the artist/coach extraordinaire*Special thanks to Amy Shelley and Gary Grundei of high fiction for letting us use their music for the Are You Waiting for Permission? podcast.And... while the podcast is free, it's not cheap. We'd be thrilled to have your support on PATREONThank you.  

STUDIO STORIES: REMINISCING ON TWIN CITIES DANCE HISTORY
Studio Stories: Reminiscing on Twin Cities Dance with Lou Fancher - Season 5, Episode 65, Episode

STUDIO STORIES: REMINISCING ON TWIN CITIES DANCE HISTORY

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 61:48


Lou Fancher is a freelance choreographer, ballet master and teacher working in the Bay area since 2005. Most recently the Rehearsal Director for Dancing People Company in Ashland, Oregon, Lou for nearly three decades has been the Ballet Master/Rehearsal Director for contemporary dance companies and independent choreographers in the U.S. and Canada. Among the companies are Company C Contemporary Ballet, James Sewell Ballet, and the Alberta Ballet. She has staged and/or rehearsed the works of dozens of choreographers including Twyla Tharp, Anthony Tudor, Paul Taylor, Lynne Taylor Corbett, Crystal Pite, Mark Godden, George Balanchine, Peter Pucci, David Parsons, John Butler, Igal Perry, Daniel Ezralow, Ralph Lemon, Doug Elkins, Viola Farber, Merce Cunningham, David Dorfman, Donna Uchizono, Dan Wagoner, Bill T. Jones, Wil Swanson, Margie Jenkins, Brian MacDonald, Jose Limon and others.Lou holds a BFA in dance from the University of Cincinnati and as a choreographer has created ballets for James Sewell Ballet, Alberta Ballet Apprentice Ensemble, Theatre Ballet of Spokane, Ballet Pacifica, and New York Theatre Ballet. During the 18 years Lou was a resident of Minneapolis, her work was presented by the Minnesota Dance Alliance, Ballet Arts Minnesota, and others. She  twice participated in The Carlisle Project, a no-longer operating national program designed to assist the artistic growth of choreographers. A published author and journalist, Lou writes locally for East Bay Times, Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, East Bay Express, San Francisco Classical Voice, 48 Hills, wired.com, and other Bay Area publications. She is the author of two original children's books and has designed and illustrated over 60 picture books. You may visit her website online at www.johnsonandfancher.com

RN Arts - ABC RN
Kate Champion and Paula Arundell — finding family and fantasy on stage

RN Arts - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 54:04


Straight out of drama school, Paula Arundell became a mainstay for directors like John Bell, Jim Sharman and Benedict Andrews. Now she treads the boards as one of the most famous characters in literature: Hermione Granger in Harry Potter. She joins Kate Champion. Also, director Rachael Maza and the cast of Ilbijerri Theatre Company's production of Heart Is a Wasteland perform a song in the studio for us ahead of their national tour and we discover a new creative partner for choreographers: artificial intelligence.

The Stage Show
Kate Champion and Paula Arundell — finding family and fantasy on stage

The Stage Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 54:04


Straight out of drama school, Paula Arundell became a mainstay for directors like John Bell, Jim Sharman and Benedict Andrews. Now she treads the boards as one of the most famous characters in literature: Hermione Granger in Harry Potter. She joins Kate Champion. Also, director Rachael Maza and the cast of Ilbijerri Theatre Company's production of Heart Is a Wasteland perform a song in the studio for us ahead of their national tour and we discover a new creative partner for choreographers: artificial intelligence.

ARTLAWS
Karole Armitage

ARTLAWS

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 81:45


Hailed as the “Punk Ballerina” by Vanity Fair, legendary dancer and choreographer Karole Armitage is the Artistic Director of the New York-based Armitage Gone! Dance Company.  After rigorous training in classical ballet, Armitage began her professional career as a member of Balanchine's Grand Theatre de Geneve. Soon thereafter she started exploring modern dance when she joined Merce Cunningham's company, performing leading roles in his landmark works.  In the mid-80's, she established her first dance company in New York City -- The Armitage Ballet. As both dancer and choreographer, Armitage began combining classical, modern, and street influences with a bit of punk, rock-n-roll, and rap mixed in. She quickly became notorious for her radical and avant-garde work.  Armitage has directed and choreographed groundbreaking ballets internationally, and for several years she served as Director of MaggioDanza, the Ballet of Florence, Italy. Armitage also choreographed two Broadway productions -- Passing Strange and Hair -- which earned her a Tony nomination.  In addition, we learn how she penetrated the Harlem Ball Culture and brought her experience to choreographing Madonna's Vogue tour. 

STUDIO STORIES: REMINISCING ON TWIN CITIES DANCE HISTORY
Studio Stories: CANDY BOX Dance Festival special with Berit Ahlgren - Season 4, Episode 56

STUDIO STORIES: REMINISCING ON TWIN CITIES DANCE HISTORY

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 39:50


Native to St. Paul, MN, Berit Ahlgren trained at Minnesota Dance Theater with both Loyce and Lise Houlton. A founding member of TU Dance under the artistic directorship of Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, Ahlgren performed with the company 2006—2016. Receiving Metropolitan Regional Art Council's Next Step Grant in 2011, Ahlgren had the opportunity to study the Gaga Movement Language in Tel Aviv, and moved to Israel to pursue a year-long Gaga teacher certification. Returning to the U.S. in 2012, Ahlgren established Gaga classes in the Twin Cities, while guest teaching across the U.S. and abroad. Ahlgren obtained her MFA in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in 2016, where she expanded her interests to film and technology, actively collaborating with NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Since then, Ahlgren has diversified her work through freelance projects, performing works by Jerome Bel, Merce Cunningham, Ashwini Ramaswamy, Carl Flink, Anna Rose, Helen Hatch, Elena Hollenhorst, as well as collaborating with film makers Katie Sadler, J.J. Kaiser and Robert Uehlin, and theater directors Nathan Keepers, Randy Reyes, and Luverne Seiffert. Ahlgren established HoneyWorks in 2019, a dance organization to house interdisciplinary work.

Jim On The Air
JOTA E 34 Re: Emerge Dance Festival Victoria Finlayson

Jim On The Air

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 26:02


This episode of JIM ON THE AIR features dancer, choreographer, and actor Victoria Finlayson. Victoria's dance film, "Out There," will be shown during the RE: EMERGE DANCE FESTIVAL presented by Center Stage Theater and the UCSB Initiative for New & Reimagined Work. The festival will be from June 17 through June 20 at Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara, CA. Victoria Finlayson is new to video dance on the production/choreography side. She was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1984-1992 where she appeared in video dances by Merce Cunningham and Eliot Caplan, then she worked with the Lit Moon Theater Company from 1992-2020. She is currently working on independent projects and seeing where her movement and theatrical interests lead next. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jim-sirianni/support

How Not
John Cage

How Not

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 79:46


Kim and Luca sit down to discuss the life and work of one of Kim's biggest inspirations - John Cage. In a conversation as far-reaching as Cage's influence we cover... Zen Buddhism Silence Human cyborgs His Philosophy on music and art His relationship with Merce Cunningham His collaborators including Merce, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Nam June Paik and more. (And as a special treat for those who make it to the end, we take a peek at some James Joyce's letters to Nora Barnacle.) Links - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgZLLIoYpIY (Gagosian Premieres - Gerhard Richter's Cage Paintings w/ Patti Smith) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNGpjXZovgk (Interview with John Cage and Merce Cunningham) https://www.ted.com/talks/neil_harbisson_i_listen_to_color?language=en (Neil Harbisson - I Listen in Colour ) Support this podcast

New Books in Art
Louis Menand, "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War" (FSG, 2021)

New Books in Art

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 88:10


In his follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Metaphysical Club, acclaimed scholar and critic Louis Menand, Professor of English at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker, offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar years. The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense—economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021), Professor Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind. How did elitism and an anti-totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by freewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of “freedom” applied to causes that ranged from anti-communism and civil rights to radical acts of self-creation via art and even crime? With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays, Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residencies at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, the rise of abstract expressionism and pop art, Allen Ginsberg's friendship with Lionel Trilling, James Baldwin's transformation into a Civil Right spokesman, Susan Sontag's challenges to the New York Intellectuals, the defeat of obscenity laws, and the rise of the New Hollywood. Stressing the rich flow of ideas across the Atlantic, he also shows how Europeans played a vital role in promoting and influencing American art and entertainment. By the end of the Vietnam era, the American government had lost the moral prestige it enjoyed at the end of the Second World War, but America's once-despised culture had become respected and adored. With unprecedented verve and range, this book explains how that happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/art

New Books in Dance
Louis Menand, "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War" (FSG, 2021)

New Books in Dance

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 88:10


In his follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Metaphysical Club, acclaimed scholar and critic Louis Menand, Professor of English at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker, offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar years. The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense—economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021), Professor Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind. How did elitism and an anti-totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by freewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of “freedom” applied to causes that ranged from anti-communism and civil rights to radical acts of self-creation via art and even crime? With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays, Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residencies at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, the rise of abstract expressionism and pop art, Allen Ginsberg's friendship with Lionel Trilling, James Baldwin's transformation into a Civil Right spokesman, Susan Sontag's challenges to the New York Intellectuals, the defeat of obscenity laws, and the rise of the New Hollywood. Stressing the rich flow of ideas across the Atlantic, he also shows how Europeans played a vital role in promoting and influencing American art and entertainment. By the end of the Vietnam era, the American government had lost the moral prestige it enjoyed at the end of the Second World War, but America's once-despised culture had become respected and adored. With unprecedented verve and range, this book explains how that happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/performing-arts

New Books in Intellectual History
Louis Menand, "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War" (FSG, 2021)

New Books in Intellectual History

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 88:10


In his follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Metaphysical Club, acclaimed scholar and critic Louis Menand, Professor of English at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker, offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar years. The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense—economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021), Professor Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind. How did elitism and an anti-totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by freewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of “freedom” applied to causes that ranged from anti-communism and civil rights to radical acts of self-creation via art and even crime? With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays, Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residencies at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, the rise of abstract expressionism and pop art, Allen Ginsberg's friendship with Lionel Trilling, James Baldwin's transformation into a Civil Right spokesman, Susan Sontag's challenges to the New York Intellectuals, the defeat of obscenity laws, and the rise of the New Hollywood. Stressing the rich flow of ideas across the Atlantic, he also shows how Europeans played a vital role in promoting and influencing American art and entertainment. By the end of the Vietnam era, the American government had lost the moral prestige it enjoyed at the end of the Second World War, but America's once-despised culture had become respected and adored. With unprecedented verve and range, this book explains how that happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

New Books in Literary Studies
Louis Menand, "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War" (FSG, 2021)

New Books in Literary Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 88:10


In his follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Metaphysical Club, acclaimed scholar and critic Louis Menand, Professor of English at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker, offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar years. The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense—economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021), Professor Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind. How did elitism and an anti-totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by freewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of “freedom” applied to causes that ranged from anti-communism and civil rights to radical acts of self-creation via art and even crime? With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays, Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residencies at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, the rise of abstract expressionism and pop art, Allen Ginsberg's friendship with Lionel Trilling, James Baldwin's transformation into a Civil Right spokesman, Susan Sontag's challenges to the New York Intellectuals, the defeat of obscenity laws, and the rise of the New Hollywood. Stressing the rich flow of ideas across the Atlantic, he also shows how Europeans played a vital role in promoting and influencing American art and entertainment. By the end of the Vietnam era, the American government had lost the moral prestige it enjoyed at the end of the Second World War, but America's once-despised culture had become respected and adored. With unprecedented verve and range, this book explains how that happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

New Books in World Affairs
Louis Menand, "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War" (FSG, 2021)

New Books in World Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 88:10


In his follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Metaphysical Club, acclaimed scholar and critic Louis Menand, Professor of English at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker, offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar years. The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense—economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021), Professor Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind. How did elitism and an anti-totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by freewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of “freedom” applied to causes that ranged from anti-communism and civil rights to radical acts of self-creation via art and even crime? With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays, Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residencies at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, the rise of abstract expressionism and pop art, Allen Ginsberg's friendship with Lionel Trilling, James Baldwin's transformation into a Civil Right spokesman, Susan Sontag's challenges to the New York Intellectuals, the defeat of obscenity laws, and the rise of the New Hollywood. Stressing the rich flow of ideas across the Atlantic, he also shows how Europeans played a vital role in promoting and influencing American art and entertainment. By the end of the Vietnam era, the American government had lost the moral prestige it enjoyed at the end of the Second World War, but America's once-despised culture had become respected and adored. With unprecedented verve and range, this book explains how that happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

New Books in History
Louis Menand, "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War" (FSG, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 88:10


In his follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Metaphysical Club, acclaimed scholar and critic Louis Menand, Professor of English at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker, offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar years. The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense—economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021), Professor Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind. How did elitism and an anti-totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by freewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of “freedom” applied to causes that ranged from anti-communism and civil rights to radical acts of self-creation via art and even crime? With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays, Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residencies at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, the rise of abstract expressionism and pop art, Allen Ginsberg's friendship with Lionel Trilling, James Baldwin's transformation into a Civil Right spokesman, Susan Sontag's challenges to the New York Intellectuals, the defeat of obscenity laws, and the rise of the New Hollywood. Stressing the rich flow of ideas across the Atlantic, he also shows how Europeans played a vital role in promoting and influencing American art and entertainment. By the end of the Vietnam era, the American government had lost the moral prestige it enjoyed at the end of the Second World War, but America's once-despised culture had become respected and adored. With unprecedented verve and range, this book explains how that happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in American Studies
Louis Menand, "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War" (FSG, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 88:10


In his follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Metaphysical Club, acclaimed scholar and critic Louis Menand, Professor of English at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker, offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar years. The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense—economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021), Professor Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind. How did elitism and an anti-totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by freewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of “freedom” applied to causes that ranged from anti-communism and civil rights to radical acts of self-creation via art and even crime? With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays, Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residencies at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, the rise of abstract expressionism and pop art, Allen Ginsberg's friendship with Lionel Trilling, James Baldwin's transformation into a Civil Right spokesman, Susan Sontag's challenges to the New York Intellectuals, the defeat of obscenity laws, and the rise of the New Hollywood. Stressing the rich flow of ideas across the Atlantic, he also shows how Europeans played a vital role in promoting and influencing American art and entertainment. By the end of the Vietnam era, the American government had lost the moral prestige it enjoyed at the end of the Second World War, but America's once-despised culture had become respected and adored. With unprecedented verve and range, this book explains how that happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books Network
Louis Menand, "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War" (FSG, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 88:10


In his follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Metaphysical Club, acclaimed scholar and critic Louis Menand, Professor of English at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker, offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar years. The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense—economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021), Professor Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind. How did elitism and an anti-totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by freewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of “freedom” applied to causes that ranged from anti-communism and civil rights to radical acts of self-creation via art and even crime? With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays, Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residencies at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, the rise of abstract expressionism and pop art, Allen Ginsberg's friendship with Lionel Trilling, James Baldwin's transformation into a Civil Right spokesman, Susan Sontag's challenges to the New York Intellectuals, the defeat of obscenity laws, and the rise of the New Hollywood. Stressing the rich flow of ideas across the Atlantic, he also shows how Europeans played a vital role in promoting and influencing American art and entertainment. By the end of the Vietnam era, the American government had lost the moral prestige it enjoyed at the end of the Second World War, but America's once-despised culture had become respected and adored. With unprecedented verve and range, this book explains how that happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Music
Louis Menand, "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War" (FSG, 2021)

New Books in Music

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 88:10


In his follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Metaphysical Club, acclaimed scholar and critic Louis Menand, Professor of English at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker, offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar years. The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense—economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021), Professor Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind. How did elitism and an anti-totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by freewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of “freedom” applied to causes that ranged from anti-communism and civil rights to radical acts of self-creation via art and even crime? With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays, Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residencies at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, the rise of abstract expressionism and pop art, Allen Ginsberg's friendship with Lionel Trilling, James Baldwin's transformation into a Civil Right spokesman, Susan Sontag's challenges to the New York Intellectuals, the defeat of obscenity laws, and the rise of the New Hollywood. Stressing the rich flow of ideas across the Atlantic, he also shows how Europeans played a vital role in promoting and influencing American art and entertainment. By the end of the Vietnam era, the American government had lost the moral prestige it enjoyed at the end of the Second World War, but America's once-despised culture had become respected and adored. With unprecedented verve and range, this book explains how that happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/music

New Books in European Studies
Louis Menand, "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War" (FSG, 2021)

New Books in European Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 88:10


In his follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Metaphysical Club, acclaimed scholar and critic Louis Menand, Professor of English at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker, offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar years. The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense—economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021), Professor Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind. How did elitism and an anti-totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by freewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of “freedom” applied to causes that ranged from anti-communism and civil rights to radical acts of self-creation via art and even crime? With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays, Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residencies at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, the rise of abstract expressionism and pop art, Allen Ginsberg's friendship with Lionel Trilling, James Baldwin's transformation into a Civil Right spokesman, Susan Sontag's challenges to the New York Intellectuals, the defeat of obscenity laws, and the rise of the New Hollywood. Stressing the rich flow of ideas across the Atlantic, he also shows how Europeans played a vital role in promoting and influencing American art and entertainment. By the end of the Vietnam era, the American government had lost the moral prestige it enjoyed at the end of the Second World War, but America's once-despised culture had become respected and adored. With unprecedented verve and range, this book explains how that happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/european-studies

TOUS DANSEURS
#70. Jean-Claude Gallotta, chorégraphe.

TOUS DANSEURS

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 36:28


Aujourd’hui, je reçois Jean-Claude Gallotta, chorégraphe. Avec lui, c’est un morceau d’avant-garde de la danse contemporaine que l’on traverse. Ce chorégraphe veut raconter par le mouvement le monde « mais en légèrement décalé. » Il pose sur son art un regard singulier avec toujours autant d’appétit pour la création. Pour lui, la danse est une peinture en relief qu’il met en scène. Et tant qu’il y aura des corps, du vivant, il y aura de la danse. On l’écoute avec joie. 70e épisode. 70 voix rares, 70 rencontres, 70 voyages. Merci. Dans cet épisode, Jean-Claude raconte : son envie d'expression, la danse comme art total, son regard d’artiste peintre, les émotions par le corps, son envie d'être chorégraphe et vite, ses ballets d’un genre nouveau au départ silencieux, être un artiste « marginal » et créer l’avant-garde, les années 80’, être le chef de file de l’abstraction ludique, le concours chorégraphique de Bagnolet, sa pièce Ulysse et l’Opéra de Paris, Merce Cunningham, la danse comme réponse sociale, le style Gallotta, l'attachement au répertoire, le chorégraphe auteur, Mathilde Altaraz, la danse pop comme populaire, faire danser les villes, la culture qui n’est pas une friandise, son appétit constant pour la création, sa pièce Le jour se rêve, de tenter des choses tant qu’il y aura du vivant et des corps, et de danser toujours, toujours, toujours, toujours.

New Books Network
Carrie Noland, "Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary" (U Chicago Press, 2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 49:01


Carrie Noland's Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary (University of Chicago Press, 2020) goes past conventional understandings of Cunningham that insist that randomness was his central goal as a choreographer, instead providing a portrait of a choreographer interested in story, connection, and affect. For Noland, chance is a starting point in understanding Cunningham, not a final destination. His chance operations were always shaped and modified by a keen choreographic and theatrical eye. Chapters explore his relation to many other artists and thinkers, including John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Rauschenberg, James Joyce, and Bill T. Jones. Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the playwriting MFA at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Arizona School for the Arts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in American Studies
Carrie Noland, "Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary" (U Chicago Press, 2020)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 49:01


Carrie Noland's Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary (University of Chicago Press, 2020) goes past conventional understandings of Cunningham that insist that randomness was his central goal as a choreographer, instead providing a portrait of a choreographer interested in story, connection, and affect. For Noland, chance is a starting point in understanding Cunningham, not a final destination. His chance operations were always shaped and modified by a keen choreographic and theatrical eye. Chapters explore his relation to many other artists and thinkers, including John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Rauschenberg, James Joyce, and Bill T. Jones. Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the playwriting MFA at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Arizona School for the Arts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books in Dance
Carrie Noland, "Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary" (U Chicago Press, 2020)

New Books in Dance

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 49:01


Carrie Noland's Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary (University of Chicago Press, 2020) goes past conventional understandings of Cunningham that insist that randomness was his central goal as a choreographer, instead providing a portrait of a choreographer interested in story, connection, and affect. For Noland, chance is a starting point in understanding Cunningham, not a final destination. His chance operations were always shaped and modified by a keen choreographic and theatrical eye. Chapters explore his relation to many other artists and thinkers, including John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Rauschenberg, James Joyce, and Bill T. Jones. Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the playwriting MFA at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Arizona School for the Arts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/performing-arts

New Books in Biography
Carrie Noland, "Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary" (U Chicago Press, 2020)

New Books in Biography

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 49:01


Carrie Noland's Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary (University of Chicago Press, 2020) goes past conventional understandings of Cunningham that insist that randomness was his central goal as a choreographer, instead providing a portrait of a choreographer interested in story, connection, and affect. For Noland, chance is a starting point in understanding Cunningham, not a final destination. His chance operations were always shaped and modified by a keen choreographic and theatrical eye. Chapters explore his relation to many other artists and thinkers, including John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Rauschenberg, James Joyce, and Bill T. Jones. Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the playwriting MFA at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Arizona School for the Arts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/biography