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Thalia Book Club Camp offers up-close interaction with renowned children's book authors and illustrators, book discussions, and book-related field trips around the city. This blog follows the camp's activities.

All posts from April, 2009
Katherine Minton

On Tour with Selected Shorts

By Katherine Minton
Published on April 24, 2009

I was in Ithaca New York on Monday, on tour with Isaiah and actors Rita Wolf and Daniel Alexander Jones. We’d been invited to present an evening of stories by Cornell-affiliated writers in celebration of the University creative writing program’s Centennial Plus Five celebration. We tour with Selected Shorts all over the U.S., but this [...]

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Jeremy Denk

What I Might Say About The Goldberg Variations

By Jeremy Denk
Published on April 23, 2009

On January 14, 2008, pianist Jeremy Denk wrote this blog entry about his preparations for his performance of the Goldberg Variations at Wall to Wall Bach last May—which he will reprise on May 7. The Goldberg Variations are (intake of breath, flip of hair, reluctant uprise of gesturing arm) … is there any way out [...]

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Allison Kirkland

The Symphony Space Gala

By Allison Kirkland
Published on April 17, 2009

One of my favorite events every year at Symphony Space is the Gala, where we dedicate the night to special honorees and Symphony Space supporters. I love the anticipation leading up to the event, the craziness of setting up the space, getting dressed up before the evening, having the opportunity to work with a wonderful [...]

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Darren Critz

Robyn Hitchcock on CNN

By Darren Critz
Published on April 16, 2009

I was just talking with our production manager a few minutes ago and he mentioned that a video of Robyn Hitchcock’s L.A. performance of “I Often Dream of Trains” was up on CNN’s website. I can safely tell you that while Robyn did perform this show in L.A., the video in question was actually shot [...]

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Cynthia Elliott

The Musical that Changed My Life

By Cynthia Elliott
Published on April 9, 2009

Getting ready for Wall to Wall Broadway, we’re asking people to name The Musical that Changed Your Life. Isaiah asked me, and my answer was immediate: West Side Story. I was about ten or eleven years old, slogging through the usual beginner/intermediate piano repertoire with my wonderful teacher, Hadassah Sahr. I was not a particularly [...]

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Nick Seligson-Ross

Blue Blog – Nicholas Andre Dance

By Nick Seligson-Ross
Published on April 7, 2009

For Symphony Space’s annual Dance Sampler on April 25, twelve choreographers were asked to create short works on the theme “Blues in the Night.” Here’s what that inspired in Nick Seligson-Ross. Until Blue, a sextet set to music played by the Vitamin String Quartet, will be driven by the athleticism that has become Nicholas Andre [...]

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Larry Keigwin

Keigwin Kabaret Opening Night

By Larry Keigwin
Published on April 3, 2009

Well it was a wild ride last night; somewhere between a crazy cruise ship and downtown burlesque show. I loved it. It was such a treat performing with these crazy characters. Fifteen of us. Lots of skin and Lots of laughs. I think of our kabaret work as Keigwin + Company’s alter ego – a [...]

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Owen Marks

Blue Blog – Owen Marks

By Owen Marks
Published on April 3, 2009

For Symphony Space’s annual Dance Sampler on April 25, twelve choreographers were asked to create short works on the theme “Blues in the Night.” Here’s what that inspired in Owen Marks. The Blues in the Night theme is incorporated into my work very abstractly. The woman dancer in my piece wears a blue leotard (though [...]

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David Parker

Blue Blog – David Parker

By David Parker
Published on April 1, 2009

For Symphony Space’s annual Dance Sampler on April 25, twelve choreographers were asked to create short works on the theme “Blues in the Night.” Here’s what that inspired in David Parker of The Bang Group. For years I’ve been making a series of dances without music in which the sounds and rhythms made by the [...]

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