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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 September, 2009
Robert Dornhelm

Directing “La Boheme” for the screen

By Robert Dornhelm
Published on September 22, 2009

Just before I was asked to direct Boheme for film, my cousin, the director of the Vienna state opera asked me to direct my first on stage production of Boris Godunov.  I wanted to, but was also intimidated by this task.  I’m a filmmaker with a strong documentary background.  Our mediums don’t mix too well.  [...]


Laura Kaminsky, Associate Artistic Director

The final days of my cultural trip to Russia

By Laura Kaminsky, Associate Artistic Director
Published on September 3, 2009

Monday the 31st of August was, finally, a quieter day, with but two formal meetings, the first with Boris Filanovsky, a mid-career composer and leader in Pro Arte; he is also the center of a group of composers who go by STRESS (Structural Resistance Group), whose mission is, as Boris put it, “to overcome stereotypes [...]