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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Fine arts

'Compagnie Käfig' draws inspiration from France to Brazil

BY GILLIAN JAKAB

Compagnie Käfig is sharing two pieces with us here in Ann Arbor as part of UMS’s winter season. The combinations of these dance and movement traditions from around the world, paired with core human themes, create something beyond identification.

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'Radiance of Tomorrow' a brutally honest depiction of wartime

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BY KATHLEEN DAVIS

Even though disaster strikes again and again, Beah’s characters maintain a strength that may twist and fluctuate, but never ceases to exist. As the title suggests, Imperi’s residents are constantly looking towards a better future.

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Anna Sadovskaya: Why the books are better

BY ANNA SADOVSKAYA

Watch the movie, eating buttery popcorn and sharing in a moment that, unlike the isolation of reading, brings you together with the people around you — and then go home to your copy, and re-read your favorite scenes, reveling in the show being staged in your mind.

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A2CT to perform Tony Award-winning 'next to normal'

BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

The musical follows the lives of the Goodmans, a typical suburban family trying to keep things together while the mother struggles with worsening bipolar disorder. The musical also deals with issues such as suicide, grieving and the failures of modern psychiatry.

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'S is for Screendance' set to dazzle in multimedia performance

BY GILLIAN JAKAB

Screendance could be defined as the hybrid of dance and film. But SMT&D Professor of Dance Peter Sparling shows us that it can be much richer than its two-art definition.

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Multifaceted Kronos Quartet courts younger audience in Ann Arbor

BY KATHLEEN DAVIS

No musical group is quite as genre-defying as the Kronos Quartet. They will be returning to Ann Arbor next Friday and Saturday for two concerts at the Power Center for Performing Arts.

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Notebook: 'Instant Narrative' puts museum goers in the spotlight

BY REBECCA GODWIN

The point of “Instant Narrative” is to have someone write a continuous narrative in real time about the museum visitors, thus making each person the subject of the art. The story is then projected into the gallery space for everyone to read.

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