I saw one of the most stunning productions of Madama Butterfly to date. It’s Robert Wilson’s LA Opera Madama Butterfly. I went into it bracing myself for a nap. It’s such a famous opera and I’ve heard Un Bel Di an umpteen number of times, and in fact, ask anyone about Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and […]
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The Theremin…from Wikipedia: The theremin is one of the earliest electronic musical instruments, and the first musical instrument played without being touched (originally pronounced it is also known as an aetherphone. It was invented by Russian Leon Theremin in 1919. The controlling section usually consists of two metal antennae which sense the position of the player’s hands and control radio frequency oscillator(s) for […]
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I’ve been interning with East West Players for the past 2 or so weeks. You’d know them in association with David Henry Hwang, Tim Dang and other Asian American theatre pioneers and practitioners. They play a central role in the American theatre scene because they provide the voice for an oft silent (or assumed to […]
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“For the first time-and this is the effect of the film-man has to operate with his whole living person, yet forgoing its aura. For aura is tied to his presence; there can be no replica of it. The aura which, on the stage, emanates from Macbeth, cannot be separated from the spectators from that of […]
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One of the coolest things about being in temperate weather are the outdoor events. Most Singapore organizers would tell you to avoid outdoor events where possible because of the unpredictable tropical weather. Not here in the city that only gets 4-5 rain showers in a year. Imagine not sweating like a pig, cool breeze, wine, […]
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