Order information for your Shopping Cart

PARKING PARTNERS

music

Puppeteers from Manual Cinema operating overhead projectors

Note: we’re currently recirculating some of our best pieces from our blog and from HowlRound’s archives. These stories either reflect our values as an organization or speak to a production in our Together Apart series. Some references in this piece will indicate that this entry is from a prior season. This note aims to resolve any confusion that arises because of that fact. [4/29/20] The Guardian noticed it in 2008: “Recently, I’ve seen a lot…

Read More

The Poland that the world knows today is relatively new, with several revolutions and occupations scattered throughout the country’s thousand year history; the story of the country and its changing borders and governments create a complicated cultural timeline, with pieces of Polish literature, music, art and other artifacts lost to time. Here’s a very brief look through some of Poland’s historical milestones. The Baptism of a Polish State In the mid 10th century, Duke Mieszko…

Read More

If you’ve read our recent blogpost detailing the timeline of the Great Migration, you know that the early twentieth century saw a massive amount of national relocation for African Americans in the south seeking greater opportunities. Step Afrika’s The Migration is an exploration and celebration of those who chose to migrate north. The Migration uses Jacob Lawrence’s visual art collection The Migration Series as a backdrop to their performances utilizing dances like South African Gumboot…

Read More

The Great Migration was a exodus of around six million African Americans between 1915-1970 from the South to the North in an attempt to escape racist ideologies and practices, and to create new lives as American citizens. Dubbed one of the largest internal movements in the history of the United States, the Great Migration was driven by the duality of a post-slavery life in the U.S.: while no longer slaves, African Americans in the South…

Read More

No one knows how to grab inspiration from one another like artists, and Pig Pen is no exception. Here is a list of some of the musicians that inspire this ensemble. The Parkington Sisters – An alternative Folk group of sisters who rebelled against their classical music upbringing in Cape Cod to play in the streets of Provincetown. Their vibrant sound and familial chemistry mark their music within the folk genre. Much the way each…

Read More