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Discussions Discussion Dance - Contemporary, Modern & Urban
Amy Sutherland, Jan. 2, 2012

Spoleto Festival USA is fast approaching. The festival will take place in 14 venues across the country, in theaters, churches and open-air sites from May 25 through June 10. there’s an amazing line up of concerts, chamber music, visual arts, acrobatic performances and dance. 140 shows in all.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/spoleto-festival-usa-new-season-lineup-includes-kd-lang-premiere-of-glass-opera/2011/12/31/gIQAq3UTSP_story.html

The Philip Glass opera “Kepler,” will have its American premiere during the Festival. The opera is about astronomer Johannes Kepler…awesome!

The dance lineup includes performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet….always beautiful!

The internationally known arts festival was started in Charleston in 1977 by composer Gian Carlo Menotti as a companion to his Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. Here’s the performance line up: http://www.spoletousa.org/home/

http://youtube.com/watch?v=iG760UR5ZRk
Amy Sutherland
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Discussions Discussion Introduction to Visual Thinking
Mauro De Giorgi, Nov. 14, 2011

A beautiful book about visual perception, a classic.

http://books.google.com/books/about/Art_and_visual_perception.html?id=9RktoatXGQ0C
Mauro De Giorgi
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Discussions Discussion Pop Art
Bert Breton, March 20, 2011

Sam Green, who died on March 4 aged 70, was a leading light in the promotion of American pop art — particularly the work of Andy Warhol: Green became director of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia in 1965, when he was only 25, and he took Warhol with him, the two men making their museum debuts together; it was Warhol’s first retrospective. Green chose Warhol’s S&H Green Stamps as the 40x40cm invitations he sent out for the preview – and for the design of the silk tie that he wore under his white Gucci evening suit. For a space that held 300, he invited 6,000…

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/art-obituaries/8391579/Sam-Green.html
Bert Breton
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