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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.

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.  [...]

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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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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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Laura Kaminsky, Associate Artistic Director

1939 Project: Guest Submissions

By Laura Kaminsky, Associate Artistic Director
Published on February 10, 2009

It was a pleasure to get these two items from enthusiastic supporters of our month-long 1939 Project.

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Michi Wiancko

An Introduction from Michi

By Michi Wiancko
Published on January 13, 2009

Being asked to write a blog for my upcoming concert has given me a rare opportunity to sit still and reflect. To begin, I’ve decided to write about a question that was posed to me: “How do you balance the different demands of classical repertoire and new work?” This happens to be a question that scrolls through my mind on a daily basis.

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Martha Mooke

An Introduction from Martha

By Martha Mooke
Published on January 12, 2009

Whenever I’m asked about how I balance my life as a traditionally trained violist and being an electric 5-string violist/composer/improviser and clinician, I pause for a moment, because I’ve long since reconciled my various “guises” into one entity. Over the years I’ve encountered some curious looks from orchestral colleagues when I take out my “acoustic” viola with a pickup built into the bridge of the instrument.

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