Two generations of New York City Ballet luminaries. The latter is currently a soloist and principal; the former joined that company nearly 70 years ago as a Balanchine protégé and went on to found the National Dance Institute. Music from Jerry Korman, music director of the NDI, and Susan Walters.
Actor, writer, singer, transgender activist, she argues surprisingly (and persuasively) that anti-LGBTQ laws need not arise from animosity toward LGBTQ people but from something even more cynical. With music from, well yes, Shakina Nayfack.
This cultural historian regards Coco Chanel as a titan of fashion but notes, “Like Picasso or Wagner, she was really really brilliant and just an absolutely despicable human being.” Anti-Semite, union-buster, Nazi spy: when great artists are bad people. Plus music from Eléonore Weill and Ali Dineen. Photo credit: ©2019 The Museum at FIT
I expected this opera director to be astute and eloquent, and he was. I did not expect him to do first-rate impressions of Tom Waits, William Burroughs, and his own father. (Be honest: neither did you.) At Pratt Institute, his alma mater. Music by Pat Irwin and Walter Hawkes.