Brazil, DVD Collection

Brazil (1985)a film by Terry GillamCriterion Collection DVDhttp://www.criterion.com/films/211   When I set out to review *The Criterion Collection*’s 3 disk version ofTerry Gilliam’s 1985 film *Brazil*, I decided to watch the bowdlerized 94minute studio cut of the film- the  ...

Aurelia’s Oratorio, U.S. Tour

Aurelia’s OratorioU.S. tourConceived and directed by Victoria Thierree ChaplinStarring Aurelia ThierreeWith Jaime MartinezBerkeley Repertory TheatreDecember 4-January 24, 2009-10www.berkeleyrep.orgPhoto: Richard Haughton“Aurelia’s Oratorio” uses the music of the body to sing a new song. Part modern circus (think Cirque du Soleil  ...

Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, Switzerland

Les SlovaKs Dance CollectiveOpening NightCinema Teatro di ChiassoChiasso, SwitzerlandDecember 10, 2009www.chiassocultura.ch The five guys standing onstage look as if they’ve rolled into the theatre from various day jobs.  They’ve changed out of their work clothes and into some whacked-out amalgam  ...

Riccardo Muti: Great Orchestras on Tour, Philadelphia

New York Philharmonic on tourGreat Orchestras on Tour series in Verizon HallPhiladelphia,Nov. 20, 2009Program:LISZT: Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3ELGAR: In the SouthPROKOFIEV: Selections from Romeo and Juliethttp://www.kimmelcenter.org/ Muti returns Riccardo Muti’s star power has not diminished in the  ...

From the House of the Dead, NYC

From the House of the DeadOpera Three ActsMusic by Leoš JanáčekText (Czech) the composer, based on Dostoevsky's novelWorld Premiere: Brno, National Theater, April 12, 1930U.S. Premiere: NET Television, December 3, 1969Metropolitan Opera Premiere: November 12, 2009 Conductor: Esa-Pekka SalonenFilka  ...

Kepler, Brooklyn Academy

 KeplerPart of the 2009 Next Wave FestivalNov 18, 20 & 21, 2009 at 7:30pmAn Opera by Philip GlassLibretto by Martina WinkelBruckner Orchestra LinzConducted by Dennis Russell Davies www.bam.org  Philip Glass always does the unexpected. Or, as he said  ...

DV8 Physical Theatre, SF

DV8 Physical TheatreYerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, November 2009 To Be Straight With Youhttp://www.dv8.co.uk/http://www.ybca.org/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV9FPO9ChlEphoto by Matt NettheimDV8 Physical Theatre’s production of To Be Straight With You, hits the stage like a stack of newspapers hitting the  ...

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, NY

Someone Who'll Watch Over meby Frank McGuinnessIrish Classical Theatre CompanyBuffalo, New YorkOct 30, 2009www.irishclassicaltheatre.com(left to right) Dan Walker as Adam, Lou Colaiacovo as Michael and Vincent O'Neill as Edward. Photo: Brian Cavanagh.At first glance, Frank McGuinness' Someone Who'll Watch  ...

Lohengrin-Houston

LohengrinMusic and Libretto by Richard WagnerHouston Grand OperaNovember 8, 2009Houston, TXwww.houstongrandopera.orgSimon O'Neill (Lohengrin) and Adrianne Pieczonka (Elsa) in Wagner's LohengrinCredit: Courtesy of Houston Grand Opera; Photo by Felix SanchezWhat is it about do-gooders who want to remain anonymous? Whether  ...

Suzanne Farrell Ballet (on tour)

The Suzanne Farrell BalletMixed repertory, including:“Pas d’action” from “Divertimento No. 15” (choreography by George Balanchine);“Contrapuntal Blues pas de deux” from “Clarinade” (choreography by Balanchine); “Scène d’amour” from “Romeo and Juliet” (choreography by Maurice Béjart);and “Agon” (choregraphy by Balanchine)Cal Performances,  ...