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Courtney Love’s rock opera duet with Todd Almond packed a small black box at the Here Art Center.

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“Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!” chants the beaming cast of Faye Driscoll’s Thank You for Coming: Attendance as if greeting party guests.

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The third season of the Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now festival opened ominously last week, with 31 young women dressed in black singing against the evil that can come with group control.

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Dancing at the Speed of the Internet

by Hrag Vartanian on December 4, 2014

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MIAMI BEACH — There’s the whiff of grand ambition in MEEM 4 MIAMI, which is artist Ryan McNamara’s new version of his award-winning commission for the Performa 13 performance art biennial.

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Post image for A Live Documentary Measures Humanity by Its Extremes

In his newest live documentary, The Measure of All Things, filmmaker Sam Green ponders why we’re obsessed with the extremes of accomplishment, no matter how obscure or mundane they actually are.

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Laudicieia Calixto and Rita Oliveira enter the space of the Abrons Arts Center’s Experimental Theater and find themselves in a somewhat familiar scene: a slightly cluttered apartment, littered with fancy gowns, full-length mirror, desk, phone, assorted wigs.

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Perhaps there are a few whose steely hearts do not melt at the sight of a child in a tutu performing her first solo or, as the curtain rises, a lone grade-schooler pretending to be a tree. But 600 Highwaymen (writer/directors Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone) figures no one can resist five prepubescent thespians, and they’re probably right.

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An Abolitionist’s Work, in Present Tense

by Tara Sheena on October 28, 2014

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John Brown is so much more than historical matter or biographical trope in Moss’s world; he is an ideological framework, able to produce a compelling, albeit densely layered, performance work.

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A not-so-minor detail was left out of a recent New York Times review of Robert Wilson’s reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Sonnets at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM): The sonnets were the gayest thing the Bard ever wrote.

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Nine o’clock: the stage lights dim and a spotlight illuminates a stuffed “hero” sandwich the size of a small sofa. The opening melody of Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero” — hit theme song from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome — fills BAM’s Fishman Space.

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