Cultural export

Boston Globe writer catches a performance from acclaimed NZ dance troupe, Black Grace, at their first European festival outing in the Netherlands. “Australia and NZ are among those enlightened nations that want the rest of the world to experience their culture, so they send it on tour, which is how I got to see Black Grace … [The troupe] combines traditional Maori dance and song with a particularly athletic version of Western modern dance that has them slipping and sliding across the stage, often clapping or slapping themselves to provide their own accompaniment.”


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Billy Apple an Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work

Billy Apple an Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work

“Over his long, provocative career, the artist Billy Apple changed his name, registered it as a trademark, branded products with it, had his genome sequenced and, finally, arranged to…