Category Archives: live art

What is Music Theatre Actually? (A Theory of Musical Performance)

In the previous post, I discussed a few attempts to define ‘music theatre’ (particularly in relation/opposition to ‘opera’), and the value of such a venture. I focused on Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi’s book The New Music Theater: Seeing the … Continue reading

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Live Review: Lady Vendredi’s Urban Rites: Battle Cry! @ The Apiary

This is a long overdue review for a piece I saw in June at Hackney’s Apiary Studios: MAS Productions’ Lady Vendredi’s Urban Rites: Battle Cry! The results of a week-long, intensive workshop in ‘Secular Ecstatic Art’, this was a chaotic and riotous … Continue reading

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White Haired Boy: an opera about Boris Johnson

Friday 28th March – performances 5pm, 7pm & 8.30pm, exhibition from 12pm 310 New Cross Rd, SE14 (nearest station New Cross Gate) – FREE ENTRY One of the many reasons why I’ve been so inactive over the past few months is … Continue reading

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