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Spoleto 2016 Review: Every Brilliant Thing

By Helen Wolfe | Images courtesy Spoleto Festival USA Ice cream. Things with stripes. Roller coasters. People falling over. Jonny Donahoe, the unnamed narrator of Every Brilliant Thing, creates a list of “brilliant things” after his mother’s first suicide attempt and bout ...
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Spoleto 2016 Review: Chamber Music

Spoleto 2016 Review: Chamber Music

By Stacy Huggins | Images by William Struhs, courtesy Spoleto Festival USA Besides the unparalleled music, the best part of attending a Spoleto Festival Chamber Music Concert is undoubtedly Geoff Nuttall, The Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Director for Chamber Music. Having never met him in person, this is all taken ...
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Spoleto 2016 Review: Grace Notes: Reflections for Now

Spoleto 2016 Review: Grace Notes: Reflections for Now

By Emily Reyna | Images by William Struhs, courtesy Spoleto Festival USA The air in the Sottile Theatre was full of anticipation Sunday night, June 5th 2016, as people of all ages found their seats for the world premiere of critically acclaimed writer and director Carrie Mae Weems performance of Grace ...
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Spoleto 2016 Review: Afram ou La Belle Swita

Spoleto 2016 Review: Afram ou La Belle Swita

By: Matt Dobie | Images by Julia Lynn Photography, courtesy Spoleto Festival USA An unfinished three-act operetta written in the 1920s, Afram ou La Belle Swita certainly has that Roaring Twenties vibe: early jazz music, flapper costumes, a cabaret-style structure. The musicians ...
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Spoleto 2016 Review: L.A.Dance Project

Spoleto 2016 Review: L.A.Dance Project

by Elizabeth Bulwinkle They had me at the clothes. It was clear from the moment the curtains opened to six shiny, happy people in outfits that I’d describe as mid-century hipster, dancing in shorts and sneakers, that this was not you're typical dance performance.
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Spoleto 2016 Review: Ein Kinderspiel and Spoletudes

By: Matt Dobie For anyone who may think there is a lack of experimentation and forward thinking in contemporary music, this was the show to put all those concerns to rest. Part of the Spoleto Music In Time series, it was definitely not for a mainstream audience. But if ...
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Spoleto 2016 Review: Music For 18 Musicians

By: Matt Dobie It is defined as minimalist music for its slow harmonic changes and gradual shifts in texture and dynamics, but let me tell you, there is nothing small about Steve Reich’s Music For 18 Musicians. It evolves and builds to a sustaining expansive soundscape that is both rhythmically complex ...
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Spoleto 2016 Review: Aakash Odedra Company

Spoleto 2016 Review: Aakash Odedra Company

By Stacy Huggins | Images courtesy Spoleto Festival USA Keeping an audience captive for an hour and 15 minutes is a challenge for any performer, but for a solo dancer, it is a feat of great proportions. Aakash Odedra took ...
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