Archive for April, 2015

An African version of Spartacus ballet to hit the stage

South African choreographer Veronica Paeper, right, watches dancers rehearse for the show "A Spartacus in Africa" in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, April 2, 2015. A new South African production of the ballet, "A Spartacus in Africa," will incorporate African dance styles with classical and contemporary dance for a story that its producers say resonates on a continent with its own history of oppression. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Spartacus is getting an African makeover.

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Dawson’s photography on display

A reception for Jim Dawson, photographer, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 1 at the Gallery on High, London. His show will run through the month of May. The long-time photographer will have a show at the Gallery on High, at 5 E. High St., London, beginning Thursday and running through the month of May. The guild member who’s formerly of Springfield native – he now resides in Michigan – has been taking pictures for 50 years.

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Bosnian artists plan Cold War museum in Tito’s secret bunker

Visitors look art installation on the wall inside a bunker near in KonjicBy Daria Sito-Sucic KONJIC, Bosnia (Reuters) – A group of Bosnian artists plan to turn a former atomic-bomb bunker, once the best kept secret of socialist Yugoslavia, into a vast museum dedicated to the Cold War. A labyrinth of tunnels, dark chambers and heavy steel doors, the Atomic War Shelter built by Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito has hosted art exhibitions since 2011. "We want to make a Museum of the Cold War, a hybrid museum that will be both military and artistic," said Edo Hozic, who has driven efforts to open the shelter to the public.

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‘Urban Sediments’ set for Stamford gallery

A new show of multi-media work by Brooklyn artist Etty Yaniv – “Urban Sediments” – opens May 11 at the art gallery at the Stamford campus of the University of Connecticut. Photo: Contributed Photo Artist Etty Yaniv works on one of the giant, multi-media pieces in “Urban Sediments,” a forthcoming show at the UConn Stamford gallery.

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Ballet Is Badass In Starz’s Flesh and Bone Trailer (VIDEO)

Ballet Is Badass In Starz's Flesh and Bone Trailer (VIDEO)You'd think a drama in the world of ballet would be all pink slippers and hair ribbons, but Starz's upcoming Flesh and Bone is all grit with great posture. WHY? Because it's the brainchild of Moira Walley-Beckett, best known for writing and executive producing Breaking Bad (she wrote both "Bug" and "Ozymandias," in case you're looking for mad range). Flesh and Bone is an eight-episode limited series following Claire, a young ballet hopeful (with a troubled past, obviously) as she attempts to crack the New York ballet scene. But standing in her way are strippers, an angry director, violence, and a possible break in, if the trailer is to be believed. Sarah Hay stars as Claire, and Ben Daniels ( House of Cards), Josh Helman ( X-Men Days of Future Past), Damon Herriman ( Justified's Dewey Crowe), Tina Benko, and Tovah Feldshuh ( The Walking Dead's Deanna) co-star. Flesh and Bone premieres Sunday, November 8 on Starz.

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