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UMS Staff Picks: The Cripple of Inishmaan selected by Sara Billmann, Director of Marketing & Communications
I’ve seen two of Martin McDonagh’s plays when they were produced in New York in the mid-late 1990s, and they are simply brilliant pieces, in part because of the way they force you to re-examine your own morals. He sets up these outrageous scenes that are absolutely hilarious, then delivers the knock-out punch that makes you realize you’ve been laughing at something that is, in fact, incredibly tragic.
UMS’s Arts Round-Up: July 16, 2010
Many members of the UMS staff keep a watchful eye on local and national media for news about artists on our season, pressing arts issues, and more. We'll pull together a list of interesting stories each week and share them with you. Welcome to UMS’s Arts Roudup, a weekly collection of arts news, including national issues, artist updates, local shout-outs, and a link or two just for fun. If you come across something interesting in your own reading, please feel free to share!
UMS Staff Picks: Grupo Corpo selected by Rachelle Lesko, Development Administrative Assistant
SN: Grupo Corpo’s work has been described as “searing sensuality elegantly under control” (Le Monde, Paris)—what specific style(s) of dance can audience members expect to see at this performance? RL: From the numerous video...
UMS Staff Picks: Vijay Iyer Trio and Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Apex selected by Mark Jacobson, Programming Manager
SN: This concert features a double bill of two jazz combos: the Vijay Iyer Trio and Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Apex. What can audience members expect to hear from these two ensembles? In what...
UMS Staff Picks: Sankai Juku selected by Lisa Murray, Manager of Foundation & Government Grants
Welcome to the first in a series of weekly summer blog posts called “UMS Staff Picks”. These posts will feature my interviews with UMS staff members in which they discuss the event...
What is Isicathamiya?
Even if you don’t know the name, you have probably heard isicathamiya (pronounced is-cot-a-ME-ya). Isicathamiya choirs are made up of mostly of basses, joined by a couple tenors, an alto, and a...