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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

Directing “La Boheme” for the screen

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.  […]


The final days of my cultural trip to Russia

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 […]