"It is very undemocratic to be prescribed your areas of concern, the issues you want to deal with as an artist." The fact that Shobana Jeyasingh was born in India is a complex fact that audiences, funders, and critics might wish she'd address in simpler, more dogmatic terms. The English immigrant ref
Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" is indubitably a masterpiece of the most sublime emotional order. The notion of reinventing this classical mainstay might seem impossible, defamatory, or even ridiculous. Apparently, William Orbit is willing to risk it: his "Pieces in a Modern Style" (2000) gives
"Wannabe" is the name of shoe designer Patrick Cox's lower-priced collection, which appeals to folks who want to emulate the look of the high-end stuff. But a wannabe this top designer is not. From his school days in the mid-1980s up until the present, Cox has had a brilliant avant-garde career desig
Emboldening classical ballet, the Dance Theater of Harlem takes up the old and gives it an articulate, contemporary spin. The group sharpens the edge of the familiar with a bit of bombast, but always with impeccable classical precision.
Arthur Mitchell founded the DTH in 1969, inspired to create