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Igor Stravinsky

  FILMS Machuca (2004) Revolution and change are in the air when Chile elects Socialist President Salvador Allende in 1973. He brings forth ideals of bridging the gap between the rich and poor into the social consciousness, but these ideals crumble, giving way to a tense military coup. Meanwhile, the friendship between two adolescents—the slum-raised Pedro Machuca and the well-off Gonzalo Infante—is tested as their compatriots fiercely defend their economically polarized society. Echoing the Tsarist…

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  I remember March 18th, 2012 very clearly. It was by mere coincidence that I found myself in the Paramount Center Mainstage theatre that afternoon; do not the best things always happen coincidentally? The show was the final performance of Ameriville by UNIVERSES, and although I had heard from my peers that the show was “good,” no one had given me any more information than that. I was blown away. Having seen Aftermath at ArtsEmerson…

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  We are proud to welcome back UNIVERSES to ArtsEmerson, who will be closing The Next Thing Festival with a workshop presentation of their upcoming work, Spring Training. UNIVERSES, famed for their unique style that blends blues, rhythmic poetry, hip-hop and Spanish boleros, will explore the nature of “revolutions” through examining Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. UNIVERSES has found a way to make relevant a piece of music a century old, yet another indicator…

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