A fabulous conversation on Dido and Aeneas between Mark Morris and Joan Acocella, from last year’s Arts and Ideas Festival in New Haven. We were lucky to hear the perspective of Tina Fehlandt at our Agon of Opera and Dance conference in May. Equally wonderful to hear from Mark himself, with Joan’s expert moderation!
Very excited about the upcoming Dance Studies in/and the Humanities seminar at Brown next week, and proud to be representing my home field of musicology! Looking forward to comparing notes with fellow grad students and hearing new research from Mark Franko, Andre Lepecki, Kiri Miller (and more)…and exploring Providence for the first time!
I’m honored to be the recipient of a Mellon/ACLS dissertation completion fellowship for the coming academic year, and even more thrilled that two of my fellow musicologists at Princeton, Micaela Baranello and Jamie Greenberg Reuland, are also in this year’s class!
So exciting to see Rodgers and Hart’s On Your Toes at City Center Encores earlier this week – it finishes a sold out-run today! Of course Christine Baranski couldn’t help but steal the show as Peggy Porterfield – please Christine, do more Rodgers and Hart soon! If you missed the show this time, check out this clip of Vera Zorina from the film version (below), or catch NYCB doing Slaughter on Tenth Avenue this fall!
This story from a couple of years back passed me by until now, but it’s a great take on my amazing high school, Booker T. Washington. http://thislandpress.com/02/11/2012/the-making-of-miss-hornet/?read=complete
A local take on the Met’s “Live in HD” broadcasts, from the magazine Pacific Standard, including some quotes from yours truly! “Live from New York, It’s Mozart and Strauss!“