Romeo & Juliet at A Noise Within – Play Review

first_imgPhoto Gallery Romeo & Juliet at A Noise Within – Play Review From STAFF REPORTS | Photography by CRAIG SCHWARTZ Published on Monday, February 22, 2016 | 1:01 pm Community News Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The timeless love story of Romeo and Juliet is being reprised by Director Dámaso Rodríguez as part of the 2016 season of A Noise Within Theater. This dramatic production fits into the season’s theme of “breaking and entering” – both the figurative and literal walls between characters and audiences.According to Director, Dámaso Rodríguez, “At its heart we hunger to hear this timeless tale because it tells a story about ourselves. 400 years from its writing, actors still gather together to tell this story to an audience that always wants to hear it. It also speaks straightforwardly to younger audiences because they see themselves represented on stage.”This production places Romeo and Juliet in a darkly urban landscape which, at first, seems a bit at odds with the Shakespearean language. Intense sound design, including booming percussion, live violin and helicopter sounds add to this timelessly eerie environment. The production is neither an adaptation nor a historical performance, instead, like the star crossed lovers, it occupies a space in between the two worlds.The stage is reminiscent of a graffiti filled alley and the actors lounge like modern day hooligans among the dumpsters and debris. In fact, we first meet Romeo drawing a rose on the ground with sidewalk chalk. This drawing seems to foreshadow Juliet’s famous lines “A rose by any other word would smell as sweet.”A Noise Within’s rendition of Romeo and Juliet is unlike any other production. From the Nurse’s sassy performance to the edgy interpretation of Mercutio’s monologue on dreams, this production occupies a timeless space and shows that love transcends time periods.Single ticket prices for Romeo and Juliet start at $44.00. Contact the A Noise Within box office in person, via phone at (626) 356-3100, or online at www.ANoiseWithin.org for updated pricing and seat availability. A Noise Within is located on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Arts First at 25

first_imgMegan has been at the helm of 16 Arts First festivals, including the upcoming 25th, which kicks off Thursday with the event’s founder, actor John Lithgow ’67, Art.D. ’05, receiving this year’s Harvard Arts Medal.Unmistakable in Arts First is a “joyousness and sense of possibility,” said Megan. The festival, he added, has created transformative experiences for students while also serving to connect disparate parts of the Harvard community — the Harvard Art Museums with the American Repertory Theater, classes across the arts and humanities, and countless other collaborators.“At its core, Arts First celebrates student art-making,” Megan said. “The energy of this has been generative. Over the years, it has drawn our attention again and again to the importance of the arts to our students and in the world generally.“We have 3,000 students who participate in the arts — nearly half of the undergraduate student body. This commitment has been magnetic, pulling us toward opportunities to grow, to create curriculum, to explore new forms of learning through different modalities and creative endeavors. And, of course, it’s been incredible to have a president who recognizes the inherent importance of the arts and who responds so genuinely to the students’ passion for art-making. That has been a game-changer.”Hasty Pudding actors roast Jack Megan (right), director of the Office For the Arts, at the 20th Arts First Festival in 2012. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerAmong the artistic alums returning to campus for the festival is composer Nicholas Britell ’03, whose score for “Moonlight” was nominated for an Academy Award.“The environment Harvard creates is so important,” said Britell, who will perform at Friday’s “Celebration of Harvard Artists” at Sanders Theatre. “It recognizes that the arts can have a dual purpose: first and foremost, as a profound communication of human experience. Yet additionally, as we are learning more and more, the arts offer real practical benefits as well. Musical and arts education can have powerful cognitive benefits, especially early in life. The arts are such a critical part of experiencing the world.”Organizers began work on this year’s celebration last summer. More than 120 student groups across the University have planned more than 150 performances, including dance, comedy, and concerts. There will be 30 visual art exhibitions. OFA has ordered more than 2,000 T-shirts for volunteers and participants.“The challenge is to always make it new and fresh,” said Megan. “For example, we have more practicing artists on the faculty, and we want to celebrate that. Vijay Iyer, a transformative force himself in our arts community, performed with his band on the Science Center Plaza in 2014. Yosvany Terry will play this year. We have also had the great joy of showcasing the masterful work of two vital resident ensembles: the musicians of the Silk Road, and the Parker Quartet. This level of involvement signals an exciting change at Harvard.”A Bach Society Orchestra performance of “Appalachian Spring” gave Myra Mayman one of her most unforgettable Arts First memories. The founding director of the OFA recalled the Aaron Copland suite, performed in Sanders Theatre years ago with a pit orchestra, as “an extraordinary moment.”“I was sitting across from Ivan Tcherepnin [the late music professor] and it was so much the sound of tendrils coming up through the earth and this delicate transitory moment of spring arriving,” she said. “It was hair-raising and we exchanged smiles because it was so apt.”Still, Mayman couldn’t settle on a single favorite Arts First experience. She recalled a group of visual arts students who re-created Manet’s “Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe” in a tableau vivant featuring two women, one naked and looking out at the viewer, the other a scantily clad bather picnicking with dressed men.Myra Mayman plays the cymbals in the “1812 Overture” during a surprise tribute to her at Loeb House by the Arts First Planning Committee and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra in 2001. File photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer“I got a call from one of the women, who wanted to know if it was OK to be naked,” said Mayman. “She ended up using discreet camouflage.”Credit for the inclusive and joyful celebration belongs in part to former Harvard President Neil Rudenstine, a staunch supporter of the arts who knew the idea had “real purpose.”“I knew this would be a major event, but also hoped — and I think it proved to be the case — that it would be a moment when all the arts groups felt they needed to perform in the best possible way,” he said. “They worked incredibly hard, turned in superb performances, and people came.”As recalled by Mayman, Rudenstine’s own inaugural, in 1991 — a weekend of performances with writers and musicians — served as a framework for Arts First, with Lithgow, an overseer at the time, the playmaker.“John asked, ‘Can you run an arts festival?,’ and I said, ‘Yes, as long as I can hire a producer,’” she said. “It was because of John that it happened. No one could say no to John Lithgow. No one on the planet.”Sam Wu ’17 has been involved in Arts First since freshman year. The joint East Asian studies and music concentrator called the festival “a big part of my art-making experience.”In 2015, Wu staged a musical and visual art experience in the Calderwood Courtyard with his original work “Passacaglia, en pointe” for cello and harp accompanied by ballet dancers. In addition, a friend from Yale performed “Tree of Life,” a Wu composition for piano, while another artist friend painted on a canvas dropped from a tree.For this year’s festival, Wu is collaborating with the same friends on a neurotechnology-based interactive installation called “still.”“I believe in thinking beyond my own art form to really see how I can express things beyond music,” said the 21-year-old Adams House resident. “I believe in the physical aspect of music and feeling it in a visceral matter. Most times I can only imagine that, but I could see how the musical manifestation came to life with those performances, and Arts First allowed me to try something like that.”Harvard Arts Medal recipient John Updike ’54 (right) talks with John Lithgow at Lowell House in 1998. Photo by Paula LernerThe 25th festival will also include group and individual performances from the Graduate School of Design, the Ed School, the Divinity School, the Law School, the Medical School, and the School of Public Health. Wu, who grew up in China, said watching different disciplines collaborate is as much fun as being on stage.“Sometimes you see something you haven’t seen before, and that is as exciting as sharing my work,” he said. “It’s one of the best times to be part of Harvard.”These experiences have staying power. Cici Yu ’13, worked on Arts First all four years on campus, sometimes performing, always working behind the scenes, most notably as layout designer for the festival guide from sophomore through senior year.“What’s exciting for me is the production, the months of planning — organizing rehearsals, grant writing, going back and forth on ideas, arguing,” said the 26-year-old, who now teaches high school math in Chelsea. “That’s the fun part of the art-making.”Since graduating, Yu has returned to campus for every Arts First — and not just for the free T-shirt.“I like seeing what’s going on under the tent, the public art on display, and watching a cappella performances,” she said. “It’s free and outside, and students create really thoughtful work — things that make you stop and wonder.” John Lithgow: An actor’s journey In interview, arts medalist recalls life on stage, screen, and at Harvard Related It isn’t an overstatement to say that Arts First has had a profound effect on the tens of thousands of students who have participated in the annual spring festival.“I am always struck at each year’s festival that while some of the students will become gifted professional artists, many others will be future leaders in medicine and public health, education, and law,” said Jack Megan, director of the Office For the Arts (OFA). “Yet for each of them, participating in Arts First is important. Making art is meaningful. Their undergraduate years are our last best shot at engaging them in arts practice before they head out into the world. If we can do that, the world they enter will be the better for it.”last_img read more

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EnBW Baltic 2 service team homeports in Klintholm

first_imgLocated in German territorial waters with depths ranging from 23 to 44 metres, the Baltic 2 wind farm is about 40 kilometres east of Møns Klint, close to the meeting point of the Danish, Swedish and German maritime borders. “We expect noticeable savings and synergies as the journey from Klintholm harbour only takes just over an hour.” A hotel and a service building are now being constructed in Klintholm, from where the employees will be ferried to the wind farm in the mornings and evenings during their two-week duty roster. The 288 MW EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea will be serviced from the Danish port of Klintholm on the island of Møn from August 2020, EnBW said. The company will consequently be relocating a large part of its operating team from Rostock to Møn. Until now, the company’s service team of up to 25 has travelled from Rostock to a hotel vessel close to the wind farm. The wind farm continues to be controlled by a remote data link from the control room in Barhöft, Mecklenburg, Germany.center_img From August onward, the technicians will commute from the port on Sun Light and Moon Light, two crew transfer vessels (CTVs) chartered from a Dutch shipping company. Klintholm in Denmark is nevertheless better situated for servicing the turbines than any German port, EnBW said. “The proximity to our wind farms offers us unique opportunities here,” said Kent Hougaard of EnBW Offshore Services Danmark (EOS). The Baltic 2 wind farm’s 80 Siemens SWT-3.6-120 wind turbines have been supplying some 340,000 households with renewable electricity since 2015. The hotel to accommodate the service team is scheduled to open in August. The service building in the port area is scheduled for completion as early as July when the first spare parts will be taken into storage there. Both buildings are rented out under contract for at least ten years.last_img read more

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