Category Archives: Art / Architecture

L.A. Dance Project’s FRAMEWORK at MOCA

Thursday night marked the first of three “sneak peeks” of Benjamin Millepied’s new L.A. Dance Project at MOCA – the Museum of Contemporary Art – in downtown Los Angeles. Millepied danced with Amanda Wells in four different galleries in the … Continue reading

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Palm Springs Film Festival, With a Stop at Cabazon

I spent this past weekend with my dad in Palm Springs. He came down with a group and invited me to meet them, which, now that I’m in L.A., was pretty easy. It was the last weekend of the two … Continue reading

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SLSG’s Dance Highlights of 2010

Instead of trying to remember which were my favorite performances of the year, I’m just going back through my blog archives from January of this year and linking to the most memorable posts. More fun that way! A lot happened … Continue reading

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MORE PHOTOS OF CALATRAVA'S AWESOME MIRAGE SET

Above are a couple more photos of Peter Martins’ new Mirage ballet, which I wrote about here, that better showcase Santiago Calatrava’s stunning architectural set. I’d described how it closed at one point, and you can see that in the … Continue reading

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MICHAEL PAUL BRITTO

Last weekend, my friend Alyssa and I went to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Open Artists’ Studios visit. I was really taken with this artist, Michael Paul Britto, and I took some pictures with my iphone. Most of his work … Continue reading

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WILD FIDDLEHEADS

My friend and I went to DUMBO yesterday for an open artists’ studios tour (some of the buildings that house groups of  artists’ studios have a day once a month when they allow visitors inside to peruse and talk to … Continue reading

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ART FOR CHANGE PRESENTS: HAITI: BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS THERE ARE MOUNTAINS

My friend, Alyssa, who is an independent art curator, is helping to curate a new show for Art For Change. This one is to benefit Haiti and opens this Friday, March 5th in the Art For Change lobby, located at … Continue reading

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LADY GAGA: "ONE OF THE NIJINSKYS OF OUR EPOCH"

Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated its 30th anniversary with an evening of performances, including one by pop star Lady Gaga, who debuted her new Speechless while members of the Bolshoi danced along. Milan-based artist … Continue reading

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KANDINSKY'S BLUE RIDER IN PERFORMANCE AT COLUMBIA U

Over the weekend I saw the second of the two experimental performances sponsored by the Guggenheim in celebration of the museum’s current Kandinsky exhibit. (The first was the Isabella Rossellini reading / light show I wrote about earlier). This one, … Continue reading

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LEVELS OF NOTHINGNESS STARRING ISABELLA ROSSELLINI

Photos above courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum. Over the weekend, I went to see a spoken word / light performance by Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer called Levels of Nothingness, at the Guggenheim, as part of their Works & Process series. … Continue reading

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ABT, LARRY KEIGWIN, AND DANCES INSPIRED BY KANDINSKY AT GUGGENHEIM THIS FALL

Photo by Fabrizio Ferri of Cory Stearns, Alexandre Hammoudi and Grant DeLong, from ABT website. The Guggenheim Museum has just released its Works & Process events schedule for the fall and there’s some good stuff coming up. On October 11 … Continue reading

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ART FOR CHANGE ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR HACIA AFUERA

My friend Alyssa is an independent art curator and she’s working with Art For Change on an upcoming festival in East Harlem, called Hacia Afuera. The festival will take place August 22-23 in the streets and parks of Spanish Harlem. … Continue reading

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THE HAPPY END OF FRANZ KAFKA'S AMERIKA

This weekend I finally made it to MoMA for the Martin Kippenberger exhibit, which I highly recommend if you’re in New York. It ends May 11th. I remember being really struck by one of Kippenberger’s gigantic installations, The Happy End … Continue reading

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READ RUSSIA Launch Party at IDLEWILD BOOKS

Last night Ariel and I went to a launch party for the new online version of Read Russia, a magazine about all things Russian, at Idlewild Books in Union Square. I’d heard about the event through Lauren Cerand’s happening Monday … Continue reading

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Malan Breton Fashion Show in SoHo

Friday night Ariel invited me to my first (I think, that I can remember anyway) fashion show. It’s currently Fashion Week in New York, and though the event is mainly held in various tents at Bryant Park, they have some … Continue reading

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My Musketeer!

Yesterday I went to Williamsburg (Brooklyn) with a new friend I met recently at the Dance on Camera festival, Teressa Valla. Teressa’s an artist — a painter and sculptor. She calls herself a “kinetic artist” because she’s inspired by and … Continue reading

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