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Jan
23
2019

Simon McBurney: The Art of Trust

Director Simon McBurney walked into the first day of rehearsals for Beware of Pity with no script. He had Stefan Zweig’s 1939 novel of that name, and the task before him was to adapt it into a play with the input of the actors. The catch? The company was Schaubuhne Berlin, and McBurney doesn’t speak […]

Jan
15
2019

Paris of the East in the Jazz Age

It was just an old, dusty trunk in a Mumbai warehouse – one that EMI was cleaning out prior to its demolition in 2003. The trunk had Chinese writing on it, and inside was a treasure: the mother-shells (from which 78rpm records were made) of 800 songs recorded in Shanghai, mainly during the 1930s, in […]

Jan
8
2019

Sandy Evans: Building a Bridge of Dreams

The first rehearsal for Bridge of Dreams will be a symbol of the project, itself. Seeking to span the divide between Indian classical music and jazz (including a 17-piece big band), it will bring together 22 musicians who until now have only interacted via technology, with some of them in Mumbai and some in Sydney. […]

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