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BECKET — In the early 1900s in Brazil, Ernesto Nazareth composed music for solo piano. Ephrat Asherie remembers the first time she heard a classical melody jazzed up with samba. Her brother, … more
BECKET — "The beautiful always retains the freshness of novelty; the amazing bores in the long run," wrote the great Romantic era choreographer August Bournonville in his "Choreographic Creed." … more
BECKET — On the kind of sun-washed breeze-kissed June afternoon in the Berkshires you want to bottle and keep for those far less comfortable and comforting days, Jacob's Pillow was, for the … more
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.— When the Romantic era ballet "Giselle" premiered in 1841, an exciting aspect for audiences was the spectacular theatrical effects created by the then-new gas lighting: … more
PITTSFIELD — For more than a century, tango has largely shaped Argentina's impact on the international dance scene. Thanks to a troupe visiting the Berkshires this weekend, however, that may be … more
PITTSFIELD — Bessie Award-winning choreographer/performer/writer Okwui Okpokwasili began her work on "Poor People's TV Room" with a question."What are historical moments of collective action … more
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