Judith Kampfner appears in the following:
Monday, September 01, 2003
John Adams once said that if president was a good enough title for the head of a cricket club, it was good enough for the leader of a country.
Cricket has been around in America since the Founding Fathers. The USA - Canada annual cricket match is in fact the oldest ...
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
The Cost of Living: Stories from the Front Lines in the Five Boroughs
At Grand Army Plaza, the symbolic gateway to Brooklyn, are the borough's two main public cultural institutions - the Brooklyn ...
Friday, July 18, 2003
This year, The Lincoln Center festival continues its exploration of world music with a focus on Korea. One New York-area performer who has been building an audience for Korean music is Jin Hi Kim. WNYC's Judith Kampfner has this profile.
Saturday, July 05, 2003
Surrealist painter Paul Delvaux painted his own beach fantasy in 1942. It's called the Village of the Mermaids. The foreground tells one story, and in the distance there's a surprise. Judith Kampfner went into the vaults of the Art Institute of Chicago to see Delvaux's painting with curator Stephanie D'Alessandro.
Friday, June 13, 2003
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US officials recently announced that American troops will be withdrawn from the demilitarized zone, or DMZ, that narrow strip of land that separates North and South Korea. The troops will be repositioned south about 75 miles to 'hub bases'. 50 years ago ...
Monday, May 19, 2003
Not many modern independent film makers set out to reinvent the style of early cinema. Recently Canadian Guy Maddin set out to do just that. His black and white - and red - film version of the legend of Dracula is subtitled 'Pages from a Virgin's Diary'. It's now playing ...
Monday, May 05, 2003
The time honored tradition of knockabout comedy is rarely seen on the Broadway stage. Now, a show from London's West End, called The Play What I Wrote , revives stock vaudeville routines. It also introduces different celebrities who make mystery guest appearances. WNYC's Judith Kampfner reports.
Friday, March 14, 2003
The Broadway musicals strike was settled this week. WNYC's Judith Kampfner spoke with one musician and one producer to find out what to listen for as the negotiated changes are put into play.
Thursday, March 06, 2003
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is into the closing stretch of an eight-week run, their longest run for a visiting company. They are presenting The Donmar Warehouse company form London directed by Sam Mendes. The company performs Shakespeare and Chekhov plays in rotation. This is an example of a neglected ...
Wednesday, February 26, 2003
The artist Keith Haring made his name in New York. He began with chalk drawings in the subways and gravitated to murals, political posters and T-shirts. His barking dogs, flying saucers and winged creatures were his recognizable images. A new musical opening at the Public Theater called "Radiant Baby" tells ...
Tuesday, February 18, 2003
Black History Month in Britain began in 1987 - many years after it was launched in America in 1926 and though it is was inspired by the American model is has it's own character. When the Dance Theater of Harlem last visited London, director Arthur Mitchell extended his company's engagement ...
Saturday, February 15, 2003
In 1871, the composer Giuseppe Verdi staged a savage war as a backdrop for a romantic story. He set his opera Aida in the glory days of the pharaohs. Aida premiered in Egypt to mark the unveiling of Cairo's opera house and the opening of the Suez ...
Friday, January 17, 2003
You don't need choreographers or professional dancers to make a dance film. Judith Kampfner explores the world of dance on film at The Dance on Camera Festival. From Charlie Chaplin to Bugsy Berkley to the movement of a basketball, "dance on film", isn't as narrow a category as you might ...
Monday, December 23, 2002
During the making of the film "Russian Ark", the director never yelled cut and the actors weren't allowed a single retake. The foreign language movie was filmed in one single shot. WNYC's Judith Kampfner reports on a film that challenges traditional movie production, while exploring four centuries of Russian history.
Saturday, December 14, 2002
This week film director Baz Luhrmann's version of La Bohème opened on Broadway and, much like his movie Moulin Rouge, the result is a rich, sexy, galvanizing blend of comedy, tragedy and theatrical pizzazz. The opera poses no heavy lifting for an American audience — even though it's completely in ...
Friday, December 13, 2002
La Boheme is one of the three most popular works in the traditional opera canon.
Puccini's story about doomed love in a Parisian garret has now been catapulted
onto the Broadway stage for an unlimited run. The man behind it is Australian Baz Lurhmann, a film maker best known for ...
Saturday, November 30, 2002
The 17th-century artist's painting, of the biblical Judith slaying Holofernes, was itself an act of revenge.
(Originally aired: May 2, 2002)
Saturday, September 28, 2002
Artists Bill Outcault and Lilla LoCurto digitally scanned their entire bodies and then found a way to write software which would project the coordinates of their human forms into the restrictive space of a map.
(Originally aired: December 1, 2001)
Friday, August 30, 2002
Recordings of water and bridge traffic from the past blend with the sounds of the present-day waterfront in a new sound art installation. WNYC's Judith Kampfner reports from the ruins of an industrial space at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge.
The exhibition on Water Street between Main and Dock ...
Saturday, August 03, 2002
Producer Judith Kampfner looks at a time when drug addiction was not so hidden — when British literature in particular portrayed opium as exotic and romantic.
(Originally aired: February 7, 2002)