Thursday, May 15, 2008

Flying high

My piece on the excellent French troupe Compagnie 111, soon to be at the New Victory, is in the new TONY. I cannot recommend these guys enough, as their hybrid form of acrobatic stagecraft is quite rare in NYC. Plus they have read Oskar Schlemmer and Heinrich von Kleist, whose theoretical writings on the theater are hugely influential in Europe but ignored by American directors—which may provide the beginning of an explanation for the lack of purely visual acuity among them.

On the SundayArts blog, you can find my thoughts on the Tony nominations.

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