That's why the early ones work as entertaining products of their time (ugly warts and all), but it's very hard for them to make a plausible new entry.
Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:45 PM
See also stuff (of less than the highest artistic quality) out of step with current mores enjoyable mainly as camp.
Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:17 PM
I guess I was wrongly assuming they were camp.
Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:12 PM
Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:17 AM
White is pure
But yields no true hue
Black is forever
But requires no forgiveness
The dove brings love
And the raven - fear
Posted 22 November 2017 - 06:31 AM
I guess I got really lucky with a cancellation (or something?) for Barbara Hannigan's Satie program at the Armory.
It was, like, great, I loved it, fantastic... but what was up with the staging/production? Hannigan walking around waving her arms dramatically wasn't really a great fit for the music.
I think I saw her joking about it with someone who was in the audience as we were leaving, actually.
Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:25 AM
Thaïs would make a lot more sense if it actually explained at some point that Thaïs had been baptized as a child, or something.
Okay, no, it'd still make no sense, but it'd be slightly less nonsensical.
Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:47 AM
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:30 PM
Loved it. Just loved it.
My friend was the production stage manager so he gave us a tour of the "room". Absolutely wild to see all of those mechanics up close and how they made the logistics work.
Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:42 AM
The Parisian Woman is such a waste of good acting.
Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:06 AM