Judith Kampfner

Judith Kampfner appears in the following:

Flush In Brooklyn? Fughedaboudit.

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

The Cost of Living: Stories from the Front Lines in the Five Boroughs
The Bronx
Staten Island

At Grand Army Plaza, the symbolic gateway to Brooklyn, are the borough's two main public ...


Korean Music on Our Doorstep

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.


From Brooklyn Heights to South Korea

Friday, June 13, 2003

For pictures and a weblog, click here.

US officials recently announced that American troops will be withdrawn from the demilitarized zone, or DMZ, that narrow strip of land that separates North and South Korea.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 ...


Dracula: Black and White and Red All Over

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 ...


The Play What I Wrote

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 ...


Reactions to Broadway Strike Resolution

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.


Repertory Theater at BAM

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 ...


Keith Haring, The Musical

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 ...


Dance Theater of Harlem

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 ...



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 ...


Dance on Film

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 ...


Film Review: "Russian Ark"

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 ...


Now Playing: La Bohème

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 ...


La Boheme, Baz Lurhmann Style

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 ...


Artemisia Gentileschi's Biblical Vengeance

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)


Self Portrait Map

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)


Sound Art Installation in Dumbo

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 ...


Opium Lit

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)


Music Drama from Iran

Friday, July 19, 2002

A multi part traditional music drama from Iran has come to the Lincoln Center Festival.It celebrates the origins of the Shiite branch of the Muslim faith.It is the first time that the performance of Ta ziyeh has been seen in America.Judith Kampfner reports.

J: The audience ...