International Reviews

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Électre/Oreste

At the forefront, a mud floor. In the centre, a kind of open construction. In the background, two percussion teams. The simplicity of Ivan van Hove's ...
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BrandoCapote

The most memorable line from Sara and Reid Farrington’s BrandoCapote was an analogy that likened three middle-school bullies to a “Cerberus of average...
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Dr. Ride’s American Beach House

A warm summer night on a St. Louis tar beach - the roof of an apartment building overlooking the Mississippi - has two old grad school friends strippi...
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A Woman of the World

Emily Dickinson is one of the most celebrated of American poets. It was not until after her death in 1886 that her poems, discovered by her sister Lav...
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Don Carlo

Bringing to the stage Verdi’s Don Carlo is a demanding task at all levels: it requires five outstanding singers and a director able to manage the psyc...
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Swan Lake

For my first time seeing Tchaikovsky’s legendary Swan Lake, I was expecting to be enchanted by the ballet’s almost mystical atmosphere. The St. Peters...
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Bars and Measures

“Jazz is about telling a story - your story, not playing note-for-note someone else’s.” Every note of Bars and Measures, wonderfully composed by Ju...
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All My Fathers

What does it matter where you come from? The question of the truth and our foundational natures is something that artists and philosophers have long w...