Category Archives: Performance Art

SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING OLD: THE DANCES OF MARK MORRIS

Mark Morris is a brilliant and deservedly renowned choreographer, no doubt about it. His devising of dance vocabulary for the individual and for groups sends through his programs silky kaleidoscopic jet streams endowing his kinetic architecture with an unmistakably contemporary … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Current Events, Performance Art | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

JACKIE BROWN—TAKE ANOTHER LOOK!

Generally regarded as Quentin Tarantino’s gift to the ladies, Jackie Brown has been pegged as his lightest film.

Share Button
Posted in Current Events, Performance Art | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

PARTIAL ECLIPSE AND THE ARTIST’S HEART

Two recent musical events bring front and center the disconcerting and provoking reality of remarkable creative powers attracting minuscule attention. Now, we’re all well-versed in the cliche that every contribution along these lines can be “personally” rewarding. But that truism … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Current Events, Performance Art | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WHAT DO RODIN AND ROCKABILLY HAVE IN COMMON?

Last month was notable for two performance events that, in their eccentricity, provided almost as much food for thought as masterworks would. We don’t usually get struck by musical and dramatic inspiration in a department store. But outside Macy’s in … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Current Events, Performance Art | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

WONDERMENT SLIPPING AWAY: TERRENCE MALICK”S TO THE WONDER

It’s quite a challenge giving a quick sketch of a film narrative that is even more complex and subtle than a Dostoyevsky novel. But I think it’s important to alert as many thoughtful readers and viewers as possible to Terrence … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Current Events, Performance Art | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

HIGH DRAMA— DANGEROUSLY THRILLING MOMENTS IN VINTAGE GRAPHICS

                                  Harper’s Bazaar (March, 1940) A.M. CassandreFashion that was really edgy! Here we behold the business of exciting beauty coming up against the shadows of death-dealing military forces. Staying cool in face of the horror of the imminent Nazi Occupation, … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Performance Art, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists, Surrealist Posters&Graphics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

HOME ON THE FREEWAY: ABBAS KIAROSTAMI’S LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

Shown here is one aspect of Tokyo today, the one, as it happens, which exiled Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami, takes a remarkably close look at in his recent film, Like Someone in Love (2012). The Bar Rizzo is headquarters for … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Current Events, Performance Art | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

MURAL ART: A CALL TO PARADISE

Since the time of cave-dwellers, there has been mural art. Installing imagery on a much-frequented structure has, through the ages, elicited much-needed focus upon what makes life worth living. From caves to cathedrals, the setting would act as a complement … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Current Events, Illustration Art, Illustrators, Industrial Design, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Performance Art | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN : LIFE AS POETRY

Though it won this year’s Oscar for Best Documentary, Malik Benjelloul’s  Searching for Sugar Man might well have been awarded the Oscar for Best Picture, period. How so? It’s complicated. But let’s make it quick this time. (A full review … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Current Events, Fine Art, Performance Art | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

JEAN COCTEAU: AN ARTIST NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN

During the German Occupation of Paris, Jean Cocteau, assisted by his friend, Jean Marais, shook off a decade-long oblivion due to opium addiction, and wrote the script for Robert Bresson’s film, Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1944/1945).

Share Button
Posted in Avant-Garde Posters&Graphics, Fine Art, Illustration Art, Illustrators, Performance Art, Surrealist Posters&Graphics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment