UMS Arts Roundup: September 24, 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. Each week, we pull together a list of interesting stories and share them with you. Welcome to UMS’s Arts Round-up, 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!
- New innovation in orchestral organization may be on the horizon – a look at how restructuring could open up new possibilities for management and musicians alike.
- The Guggenheim expansion to Abu Dhabi brings human rights concerns to the forefront.
- A look at the challenges that arise in preserving Merce Cunningham’s impeccable dance legacy beyond The Legacy Tour, coming to the Power Center stage in February.
- Cecilia Bartoli adds “artistic director” to her bag of tricks.
- Do you have tickets to the Rosanne Cash concert? Consider picking up her book, too – Composed: A Memoir
- Laurie Anderson’s Delusion opened the BAM Next Wave Festival this week: reviews from The New York Times and the Village Voice.
- The DIA uses geocaching to engage the community in exploring the metro Detroit area and draw attention to the Inside|Out project.
Just For Fun
- Would you ever watch an opera in the Big House? In Washington D.C., they’re not too far off…“Play Ballo!”
- In Sweden, a robotic swan created by Mälardalen University dances to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.
- Shocked by Lady Gaga’s meat-dress at the Video Music Awards? Believe it or not, she’s not the first to dress carnivorously. Check out the art history behind her meaty wardrobe.