More May reviews

unnamed-6I’ve recently reviewed The Whale at Actors’ Express and the Tanz Farm presentation of Israeli choreographers Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor’s Ship of Fools.

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Catching up with some recent articles

arts_flicks5-1_03This week, I reviewed the new Albert Maysles documentary Iris, I had a look at the DVD of the Charles Wuorinen opera Brokeback Mountain, I wrote about Atlanta playwright Paris Crayton III’s new comedy Crazyanity and I previewed the dance performance Dust House by the new company Fly on a Wall. Enjoy!

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Reviews of “Die, Mommie, DIe!” and “Blues for an Alabama Sky”

Blues_header_03I have two new reviews of two very different start-of-summer shows. I reviewed Blues for an Alabama Sky, Pearl Cleage’s Harlem Renaissance drama celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new production at the Alliance and the campy drag spoof Die, Mommie, Die! starring Atlanta playwright Topher Payne.

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May’s Top Five

A monthly listing of critic Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta: 

5. Lucinda’s World, Part III: Weathered Chromes. May 21-June 20. Marcia Wood Gallery.
The renowned Atlanta-based photographer continues with part three of a cycle of four exhibitions, each one at a different venue, this one of recent abstractions at Marcia Wood Gallery’s new midtown space.

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7 Stages breaks out “The Breakers”

007-Breakers-Preview-Highlights-401x250The Breakers is an innovative new show from 7 Stages taking place at the Goat Farm Arts Center that utilizes a specially-built house with transparent walls as its set. Check out my preview in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (paywall) and my review in ArtsATL.

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Preview of Nick Cave’s “Up Right Atlanta”

nick_cave-soundsuitArtist Nick Cave (not to be confused with the singer of the same name) creates colorful and elaborate soundsuits for his visually stunning and crowd-pleasing performances. Check out my preview of his show Up Right Atlanta in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The free show, April 24-26, will definitely be one of the don’t-miss performances of the year!

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Review of Wim Wenders’ “Salt of the Earth”

10-954x636Salt of the Earth is a new documentary by German filmmaker Wim Wenders examining the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastiaõ Salgado.

Check out my review on Burnaway.

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Profile of dancer Noelle Kayser

11040722_2544675852252_1848363929_nNoelle Kayser is the daughter of renowned Atlanta actor Chris Kayser. She’s recently stepped out into the spotlight as a dancer with companies such as gloATL and the Atlanta Ballet. Check out my profile on ArtsATL.

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April reviews: Figaro, Marcus and Explorers

boxApril is the busiest month. Check out my review of the Atlanta Opera’s Marriage of Figaro at the Cobb Energy Centre for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and my reviews of Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet at Actors’ Express and The Explorers’ Club at Aurora Theatre for ArtsATL.

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April’s Top Five

A monthly listing of Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta: 

5. The Breakers, April 16-May 10. The Goat Farm Arts Center.
A new interactive production written and directed by Michael Haverty will allow viewers to wander through the drama unfolding in a house where all the walls are made of glass.

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