Friday, September 17, 2021

ArtsJournal: Arts, Culture, Ideas

Tag: 06.01.21

Why Is Creativity Going Down?

Studies suggest that bored people score higher on creativity tests. As our distractions have multiplied, our minds have less opportunity to wander. Thus... -...

Opera Australia Lost A Big Pile Of Money Last Year

"Opera Australia has posted a $7.1 million trading deficit for the year ended December 2020, or almost $6.5 million after bequests are included. …...

Saudi Arabia Aims Its Cultural Diplomacy Blitz At Greece

"The major partnership," announced in May, "will include funding for archaeological preservation of the historic Al Fao region in the southern part of Saudi...

Carolyn North, Still Dancing At 83

In her life, North, "the Bay Area-based dance therapist, writer, and flutist, has talked her way into a summer dance intensive camp, having had...

Tenor Russell Thomas ‘Plays’ It Forward

Thomas, named artist in residence at the Los Angeles Opera and about to star in the new LAO COVID-safe performance of Oedipus Rex, says...

Luis Biasotto, Argentine Dancer And Choreographer, Dies Of COVID At 49

Biasotto was the co-founder of Grupo Krapp with his longtime artistic partner, Luciana Acuña, who wrote, "Luis moved comfortably in the abyss. The emptiness,...

Millennials Are Killing Off The Philly Accent

"Linguists trace this shift to Philadelphia's elite schools. Any way of speaking that falls outside the norm is viewed negatively in certain settings, so...

Disney Is Rebranding Villains And Trying To Pretend That’s Feminist

It seems good at first, right? Adding dimension to villains! "In theory, this is a positive shift, Disney’s attempt to offer its young audience...

Gallery Assistants Aren’t Earning A Living Wage

Perhaps not a shocker, but in a 300-gallery survey, results painted "a portrait of an industry beset with income inequality." Assistants' top pay was...

Violetta Elvin, Royal Ballet Prima Ballerina, 97

Elvin, a Russian dancer who also performed with the Bolshoi, "gave London audiences one of the first tastes of Russian style. ... Elvin created...

Preserving The Jail Where Oscar Wilde Was Imprisoned

The prison was closed to the public in 2013 on "health and safety grounds," but actors including Kate Winslet, local politicians, and more want...

Long Discreetly Camouflaged, Lesbians In Ballet Are Starting to Find Themselves And Each Other

Gay men aren't as ubiquitous in that world as some civilians think, but they're not rare. Yet gender norms in classical ballet are even...

As Travel Resumes, Can Italy Make Tourism Any Less Destructive?

"While the return of tourists is essential, local politicians and leaders in the cultural sector are emphasising the need to rethink how visitors interact...

Louvre Will Get New Department Of Byzantine And Coptic Art, Says New Director

"If that department comes to fruition, it would signify a break with the Louvre's president, Jean-Luc Martinez, who had deemed its formation unnecessary,...