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Archive for August 17th, 2011

mid-week links

In local news the theater project Main Street continues to go back & forth…
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/52378352-90/county-theater-salt-council.html.csp
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52392341-78/mcentee-theater-peg-smaller.html.csp

Also I think these adjustments to the Lion King for individuals with autism is kind of incredible. And a very good idea. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/08/lion-king-on-broadway-to-host-autism-friendly-performance.html
While the LA Times article below about near $300 tickets to Cirque de Soleil seems way less incredible
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-cirque-tickets-20110810,0,1848922.story

Below find a review of a Seattle Improv event
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/thearts/2015828620_dr05offthecuff.html

And if that wasn’t enough….
Below check out the link for Paul Taylor’s “Why I Make Dances”. I like Paul Taylor, and not only because he sent death threats to critic Jack Anderson. I like that he makes new work and even if he has an old school company model and/or aesthetic he does, whether for better or worse, make new work in an unapologetic way.

http://www.ptdc.org/about-artists/paul-taylor-bio/why-i-make-dance

coming up

next weekend is jam packed with dance events

on the 25th you can check out Momentum @ the Rose
on the 26th you can see RawMoves @ MCD
on the 27th you can attend the SLC Ballet Open House at their new Main Street location (1164 South, @7pm)

and don’t forget to forward reviews of the first two shows to [email protected]