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Category Archives: opera


Bored with the usual cinema fare?  Look no further.  L’Enfant (or I suppose now l’adolescent or l’adulte depending on your feelings towards said provocateur) terrible Matthew Barney returns to the cinema fray with his operatic River of Fundament, a collaboration between him, several powerhouse thespians, Gaspard Noé, Jonathan Bepler, and…Norman Mailer?!  Premiered at the Brooklyn Academy [...]


How does one represent brilliance; it is easy to trace the lines of brilliance through narrative. Good (and bad) pieces have emerged doing the work of biography, oscillating between the less than miraculous Jobs to Paul Schrader’s seductive and experimental Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters. However, it is hard to recreate the timbre that imparts [...]


Want a new Flight of the Conchords-esque fix?  From the considerably colder climes of Norway emerge Ylvis, brothers here to teach you the sounds of the forest.


‘Let them eat pepper gas’
Recep Tayyip Antoinette
‘Welcome the the gas festival’, ‘There is a beach under the stones’, ‘There is a revolution going on here, Signorita’,‘I could not find a slogan’ were some of the slogans written on the walls of beauteous cities of Turkey, the land of pepper. All you have been seeing in the news was a [...]


Yoshitoshi, Ariwara no Yukihira and the two brinewomen, Murasame and Matsukaze, 1886

Matsukaze is an opera by Toshio Hosokawa, directed and choreographed by Sasha Waltz. Originally it was a Japanese Noh play about two sisters, Matsukaze and Murasama (Wind in the Pines and Autumn Rain), being in love with the same man. After their death [...]


Medea is a project directed by Dimitris Papaioannou with the team of Mesa Project. As Die Walküre by Wagner, their work lasts six hours, from 17.30 till 23.30. The exciting point of this project is that, as an audience, one may come and go whenever s/he wants, create her/his own composition by choosing when and [...]


R.Kelly’s legendary music-video-drama-series Trapped in the Closet is coming back! The next installments of the R&B musical will be broadcast “this year”, as IFC recently announced.
The first 12 instalments of Trapped in the Closet came in 2005, with additional 10 chapters in 2007, of course following several parodies on US-TV. If you haven’t seen the [...]


The British experimental theatre company COMPLICITE was founded in 1983 by Simon McBurney, Annabel Arden, and Marcello Magni. The company’s work – usually created jointly by the performers and directors – combines realistic and stylized acting with narrative text, movement, music, and visual art. Their early shows were regarded as quite anarchic and 27 years [...]


DORKYPARK’s newest production Oedipus Rex will premiere in Dresden this Thursday, November 19. Igor Strawinsky’s “opera-oratorio after Sophocles” is mise-en-scène at Festspielhaus Hellerau by Argentinean choreographer Constanza Macras, the set is designed by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota. The productions by DORKYPARK are hard to describe with words: expect opera singers, dancers, a choir, a full [...]