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Articles by Kevin Becerra

Thank you for joining us for the Ouroboros Trilogy! Whether you caught Naga, Gilgamesh, or Madame White Snake individually or all in one go, we are excited to hear your thoughts on this intentionally different opera experience. Which opera did you see? If you regularly attend opera, what aspects of these productions stood out to you as different? If you have seen more than one, what was your experience of how the stories intertwine? While you’ve got opera on the…

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We sat down with Cuisine & Confessions director Shanna Carroll to find out some of her favorite ingredients baked into the show.  1. THE STORIES ARE TRUE. Cuisine & Confessions was built on the real-life personal stories of each cast member. Creation began with extensive story-telling sessions, and directors Shana Carroll and Sebastien Soldevila extracted facts, themes, and images and wove them throughout each act, all based on these real stories. 2. ALL MUSIC IS ORIGINAL. The…

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There is a set of rules that curators tend to follow about what gets programmed in certain seasons. Something with gravitas launches the fall, politics and death are tucked into the coldest months, comedies in the spring, and something lovely and light in the summer. Our 2016/2017 season falls right in line with these trends. For proof look no further than the intense examination of government surveillance and self-loathing in January (Our Secrets) and the…

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Thank you for joining us for Les 7 Doigts de le main’s latest concoction, Cuisine and Confessions!  Now that the bread is out of the oven and everyone’s feet are firmly planted on the ground, it’s time for you to ‘fess up. We’ve heard a ton about the acrobats’ relationship to food, but what about yours? Is there a particular dish that stands out to you as defining a part of your life or culture? Was…

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When someone tells you they’re taking you to the circus what do you imagine? Originally developed as a source of entertainment focused on heroic acrobatic skills and equestrian acts in England, the circus has tremendously evolved since its days of being limited to the 13 diameter circle. According to theatre historian George Speaight, the circus was once simply known as “the story of that entertainment of human bodily skills and trained animals.” Although shows with…

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