The black and white tile piazzas of Italy inspired the work for which Riley is most famous -- an Op Art succession. Caught in a downpour, she noticed how the appearance of the checkerboard tiles shifted and blurred as the water streamed over them. From that point on, she explored the act of looking.
With names like "Run for Your Wife" and "Wife Begins at Forty," Cooney's plays are ready to pratfall easily into the puddle of "take my wife, please..." humor or to lollygag about the "garters-'n-boxers" school of comedy Ã la Benny Hill (where nothing is funnier than a dropped pair of drawers). Ho
In the mid-'80s, Pina Bausch's Dance Theater Wuppertal, from Germany, began to make a racket on the international scene with exhaustive, often violent forays into sex and gender. One person paying special attention was Lloyd Newson. Unhappy with the way dance emphasized technique at the cost of meani
It is a raw, rebellious, decadent, and modern sound. Extremely hot and sweaty, it's enough to take your body to extreme levels of manic disorder and back again. You jump, flip, and fall, transported by the electrifying sounds of apocalyptic vibrations. You panic because the larger-than-life beat seem