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Loie Fuller Documentary Lights Up 2024 Dance on Camera Festival

Taylor Swift, Bill T. Jones, Shakira, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They’re all famous. But why isn’t Loie Fuller, the artist that influenced them all?

A modern dance trailblazer and pioneer of theatrical lighting techniques, Loie Fuller (1862-1928) has impacted and inspired generations of dancers, musicians, fashion designers.… read more.

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Some Like It Hot: Amber Ruffin’s Broadway Triumph

On this day in 2022, the Broadway musical Some Like it Hot played its first preview. The award-winning show is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with a book by Matthew López and Amber Ruffin, and music by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman. Today is a perfect day is celebrate its run on Broadway and the hilarious comedienne Amber Ruffin!read more.

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Happy Birthday to Nora Ephron, Architect of Her Own New York City

On this day in 1941, Nora Ephron was born in New York City. Though she was raised in Beverly Hills, over the course of her lifetime—right up until her death in 2012—Nora’s name would grow synonymous with that of the town in which she was born. As a filmmaker, writer, and journalist, Nora’s most lasting success was her ability to bring New York City to life.read more.

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Annie Hamilton on Herself in ‘Looking For Papa’

Annie Hamilton in a mustache portraying her father while Odessa Young as "prop Annie" takes a phone picture.

Annie Hamilton is not for everyone. I realized this while watching the video she recently released of her live performance, Looking For Papa. The show had a sold-out run at the Jane Hotel in New York last spring, but I can only imagine the atmosphere of really being there. Instead, I air-played the Vimeo upload of Annie’s favorite performance of the run to the TV in my west-coast living room.… read more.

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Camille Dungy’s Urgent Ecopoetry from the Sixth Extinction

Camille T. Dungy was born in Denver but moved often. It is no surprise, then, that the poetry in her collection Trophic Cascade is filled with motion and displacement. Sometimes the displacement is due to travel and adventure, sometimes flight. Even what might seem stable or rooted, like an overflowing collection of Sports Illustrated magazines in the poem ‘Still life,’ is painted as precarious or fleeting.… read more.

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