Tartuffe: Comedy vs. Satire
Tartuffe is a neoclassical play. In order to translate it into English for a modern American audience, one must choose not only between meaning and sound, prose and poetry, but also between spirit and accuracy, idiom and trope.
Don Hertzfeldt Brings His Bitter Films to Seattle
As anyone who ever attended a Puget Sound Cinema Society screening knows, I love Don Hertzfeldt’s work. His brilliant Lily and Jim was one of the show-stoppers of the old PSCS days and his work has only grown funnier and richer since then.
Shen Wei Dance Arts brings Limited States to the UW
Part of the brilliant UW World Series of Music and Dance, Shen Wei Dance Arts has been hailed as “startlingly imaginative performance for forward-looking audiences.” Test the superlatives out for yourselves. It’s been awhile since Shen Wei Dance Arts brought their Rite of Spring and the beautiful Folding to the Meany, so it is nice to have them back.
The Love You Lost: the First BBC Audio Drama Awards
On January 10th, the shortlist for the first ever BBC Audio Drama Awards was announced. The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on Sunday January 29th, 2012 in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House, presented by actor David Tennant. But why begin an awards ceremony now when the BBC itself has recently axed much of their radio production?
Pali Chant Suite: For Strings and Thai Yoga
This 70-minute class includes a 10-minute introduction, a 50-minute piece performed by three violinists, percussionist, and backing track, while two yogis lead the class in thai yoga, a 2500 year-old sequence of simple healing poses.
There Were Houses Here
Salise Hughes’ brilliant evocation of a decimated New Orleans, after the storm.
The Warmth of Industry
Photo by Omar Willey
Everything new is old again
Enjoy this film, a short trip down the Monorail to Seattle Center, circa 1961.
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