Archive for November, 2009

Nov 25 2009

Museum of Arts and Design-An indulgence in rare trinkets

Published by under Cultural Passport Assigments

Madeline Albright’s “jewelry” exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design is a showy way of flashing off our invaluable trinkets to the world. Her exhibit, entitled “Read My Pins”, is unique in that each of these “trinkets” (so to speak) have a story to convey to each of us. How we interpret these stories […]

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Nov 25 2009

American Folk Art Museum-From distortion to manipulation

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A journey into the American Folk Art Museum is an arduous journey. The security guards are in lock-down mode to make sure everything is in order-the only problem is, nothing is in order with this museum! The exhibit focuses on the element of the distortion and manipulation of everyday objects. Objects are not what they […]

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Nov 25 2009

Repetition defines perseverance

The new feminist videos at the Brooklyn Museum represents how much women have strived to achieve their goals. The repetitive nature of these videos shows a sense of perseverance that is a fundamental element in helping them achieve their end goals. Feminist artists used these videos as a way to explore issues related to their […]

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Nov 25 2009

FELA!!!

Published by under Fela!

Ben Brantley’s review, “Afrobeat King, Recrowned,” on “Fela” describes many things that I felt about the performance but was unable to put into words. I cannot agree more that by teaching the audience members the clock dance, “Fela” leaves a long impression on them long after the show is over, as in Mr. Brantley’s words, […]

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Nov 25 2009

Never Stop Moving

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They dance and dance to the music and never stop. In Ben Brantley’s review of Fela!, he emphasized on the Broadway dancers’ energetic and vibrant motions on the spectacular stage.

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Nov 24 2009

Looking at Music… Looking at Life

To look at music is to look at how it has evolved over the span of decades. Music is an element in our mainstream culture that has been evolving through several centuries in the U.S. The biggest change, however, was witnessed during the 1970s and was well chronicled by Looking At Music Side: 2. From […]

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Nov 24 2009

Go Brantley!

Published by under Fela!,Uncategorized

After reading Brantley’s review of “West Side Story,” I expected harsh criticism of Bill T. Jones’s “Fela!” But I was surprised to see that many of his views were similar to mines. He was able to capture a combination of all of our presentations in reviewing “Fela!”

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Nov 24 2009

Music Mightier than the Rapier

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An interesting point that Ben Brantley brought up was the fact that he was surprised at how the audience members weren’t in such a groove after the show. It was quite obvious to me that the show was all the rage and everyone was talking about it afterwards. Although Brantley’s comment on how people should […]

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Nov 22 2009

Oh, Good, So I didn’t Miss Anything.

Published by under Barber of Seville

Watching, watching, watching, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, watching.

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Nov 22 2009

Get Real

Published by under Looking at Music - MOMA

The exhibit “Looking at Music: Side 2” embodies the time of the 70’s. As I walked in, the first thing that caught my attention was a song by Patti Smith called “Piss Factory.” The lyrics were full of raw passion and hope. “I’m gonna be somebody, I’m gonna get on that train, go to New […]

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