| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:58 AM
NEW YORK — The reports of her death are only slightly exaggerated.
The U.S. premiere Friday night of the highly anticipated, all-star, high-culture event “The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic” opened with three actors, wearing masks...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:10 PM
"Lecture on Nothing," which is published in John Cage's "Silence," is a classic, studied and often recited. One of its much-quoted lines is "I have nothing to say and I am saying and that is poetry as I need it." The conductor Robert Spano read the...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 1:16 PM
To open up “The Glass Menagerie” in Chicago — whether you're in a second-floor walk-up or a downtown showcase — is to awaken the ghosts of history.
This city never supported a needier or worthier play. There's an excellent case to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The fall music season will begin with dissent. Petitions have been circulated calling for companies that employ Russian artists, such as the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera, to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin's human rights policies,...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A wrathful, wondrous, clairvoyant, powerfully sexual and just as powerfully beyond-sex Maori women's dance ritual had its astonishing first public presentation Thursday night as part of Radar L.A.
Whimsical Japanese puppetry followed a half-hour later....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:20 PM
They laughed when Leon Botstein became president of Bard College in 1975, at the very idea that a 28-year-old could enliven a venerable New York liberal arts college. They laughed in 1990 when Botstein started the Bard Music Festival, which had the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The novelty at the Hollywood Bowl Thursday night was not the dance. Nor was it Diavolo.
Curious as it may seem for so vast a venue, the Bowl once hosted ballet on a regular basis. And in recent years, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has revived the idea of...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Anna Deavere Smith, famed for creating one-woman, documentary theater pieces about taut social issues in which she portrays multiple people she’s interviewed, has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the most lucrative awards in...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The music of Philip Glass will be in the spotlight for the new season at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. The 2013-14 season will feature works and productions by Glass, Robert Wilson and the critically acclaimed British theater group...
| Feb 17, 2013
Mikhail Baryshnikov remembers studying a short story by Anton Chekhov, "Man in a Case," which was required reading in Russia when he was 14.
"I feel deeply personal towards this piece," says the actor-dancer-arts entrepreneur in his sleek modern...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 10:07 AM
TORONTO — Luminato, the festival of arts, culture and ideas that just concluded in Canada's largest city, has only been held for four years. But this citywide extravaganza already attracts a collective audience in excess of 1 million and spends...
| Oct 16, 2011
The extraordinary workmanship on display in "Il Teatro alla Moda — Theater in Fashion" in Beverly Hills makes it easy to understand why Italy's haute couture fashion scene was once as revered as that of France.
The exhibition, which runs through...