Rockwell Matters : May 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
John Rockwell has his finger on the still-beating pulse of a theme in current cinema: the elderly singing rock 'n roll. Whether as part of an inspirational community outreach ("Young at Heart"), or a Rolling Stones tour (Martin Scorsese's "Shine a Light"), the age of the participants only serves to ...
Monday, May 12, 2008
Commentator John Rockwell examines two recent performances of South Africana: Pieter-Dirk Uys's "Elections and Erections" at Harvard and the revival of "Sizwe Banzi is Dead" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and looks into his own role in the field some ten years ago while at the Lincoln Center Festival.
Monday, May 05, 2008
Multiculturalism is heating up the dance communities, with performers of far-ranging descents bringing their traditions and styles to bear on our American scene. Commentator John Rockwell considers two excited cases: Taiwanese-born, Martha Graham-technique trained Fang-Yi Sheu and London-born, but of Bangladeshi-descent, Akram Khan.