"Leaving your troubles outside" for an evening while the world burns always has appeal.So does some of the best music and dance in show biz.It creates them using overhead projectors, paper cutouts, transparencies and agile actor/puppeteers, who sometimes step in to replace their 2D counterparts on the screen.In Ada/Ava, an eerie meditation on death and duality, live musicians accompany the otherwise wordless tale of a septuagenarian mourning the twin with whom she spent her life.
Amiri is a lifelong student of the instrument and, since moving to Canada in the mid-1990s, has sought ways to broaden his understanding of the language of global rhythms."To me, the entire experience is the same for audience and performer," he says."The performer will present something to the best of their ability, and the audience will be open to it." Personally, he notes, "I like performance that takes you by surprise — it becomes more meta, almost spiritual." Hope Sullivan has only just arrived in Vermont as the new executive director of the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, and so the current season represents the vision of retiring director Lance Olson.— Jordan Adams Broadway stalwart Cabaret is one of the last shows in the Flynn's 2017-18 season.But it's a safe bet this musical set in 1931 Germany, during the rise of Nazism, will still feel quite timely given current retrograde trends in the U. Besides, the show — based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood — hasn't waned in popularity, through good times and bad, since its first performance in 1966.
Simply spending a couple of hours lost in music or laughing at funny people is more than all right. But can live performance really help us all get along?