Performing Arts

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ISSUE 8

Featured articles from Issue 8.

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Blurring the line between performing arts and the art of living.

The key to Mitate is the appreciation of the mixture of objects, tools, utensils, people, cultures, and dialogues.

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An emerging dance company in Seoul

“Spatial characteristics such as narrow and winding alleys, the smell of old iron, and their situation just before being kicked out of their lifelong workplaces, made us want to express more than just dance.”

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ON NODATE

Open-air Tea Ceremony

"I’m in it everywhere

What a miracle: trees, lakes, clouds, even dust."

- Ikkyū Sōjun

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A WALK WITH AMAL

Meet “Little” Amal, the 3.5metre puppet and beating heart of The Walk.

Theatre is an incessantly versatile genre, and nowhere is that more apparent than in witnessing The Walk. A giant puppet of a refugee child that walked 8,000km across Europe, inspiring fresh, innovative artistic excellence everywhere she went.

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In conversation with Fehinti Balogun; actor, playwright, poet, and the creator of Can I Live?

In an explosive digital performance, Fehinti Balogun fuses personal experience, scientific fact and theatre to help us unearth and expose privilege within environmental activism.

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HAYAO MIYAZAKI

Visions of Tunnels and Skies: Designing the Hayao Miyazaki exhibit at The Academy Museum.

“Miyazaki believes that his films already exist somewhere, and he’s not really creating them—they’re already there, and he’s just kind of channeling them into real films.”

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A CLOSE-UP ON COSTUME

Enter the Showstoppers! costume exhibit, and meet the costumiers of New York City.

 Journey through the sumptuous Showstoppers! maze of eye-popping costumes, as smART magazine discusses the experts, the processes, the challenges, and the astonishing commitment and craftsmanship required to build these extraordinary works of art.

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MARK ADAMO: MAKING ROOM FOR MELISMATIC EMBROIDERY

A busy year for the celebrated composer and librettist, Mark Adamo.

Reflecting on everything from his cello concerto, to climate change, to collaborating with his husband John Corigliano, Adamo wraps up on a year of premieres.

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LUCAS DEBARGUE

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Concert pianist Lucas Debargue shares his infectious enthusiasm for taking audiences on a journey beyond the mainstream masterworks. 

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ANTHONY BARFIELD

The Invictus composer discusses barriers, collaborators, and his earned ambition.

“I don't really see too many people occupying the space that are literally, straight-up, combining classical with what we know as the hip-hop idiom.”

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PAOLA PRESTINI

On Collaboration, Community, and Technology

The celebrated New York composer joins smART Magazine to discuss her latest project and the allure of multi-platform works.

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A BIG YEAR FOR EMILY D'ANGELO

A Mezzo-Soprano with a Curatorial Flair

After the release of her debut album enargeia, D’Angelo spoke with smART Magazine about curation, artistic integrity, and the communicative powers of technology.

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WHAT CAN STRAVINSKY DO FOR YOU?

Juilliard bassoonist, Morgan Davison, on how she found the magic of Stravinsky. 

“Every person will react in a different way upon listening. Some will be abhorred, some enraptured, some not amused. The important thing is that you felt something at all.”

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ISSUE 7

Featured articles from Issue 7.

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ATOM EGOYAN

The filmmaker joins us for an interview

“I have these two modes. The private mode is fine with the current situation because when I’m writing, I am in lockdown. But then there’s this question of what do we do with all of this? In terms of getting it to the real world?”

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TOUCH

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“It’s not always easy to make sure that dance triumphs because it is the most fragile of theart forms.”

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How the British puppeteer is redefining the creative potential of the art form.

From inside his whimsical Waterloo workshop space, Toby Olié creates puppets for the stage, with pieces so intricately designed and choreographed that they take on a life of their own.

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The cellist on the roof: finding hope in high-up places

“I was so touched to see that the music, that this view of Paris which was close enough to the sky to be a little bit above the troubles of the world, could bring people so much joy.”