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Native Talent

Santa Fe’s Native artists are breaking from tradition, but is their work truly contemporary?

Features Cannupahanska’s story is the story of his people. They are the same.Born Cannupa Hanska Luger in Fort Yates, N. Dak., on the Standing Rock Reservation - home to the Hunkpapa Lakota - his first name was broke...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Matthew Irwin

A Midsummer’s Midsummer

Side notes on a well-known Shakespearean comedy

Theater & Stage Reviews As a side note and perhaps to explain his decision to let his actors use their own voices in the Santa Fe Shakespeare Society production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, director Jerry Ferraccio says t

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Future of Farming

Art and activism find fertile soil with collective pract

Performing Arts Amy Franceschini wants to build a land bridge between art and activism. As a founder of the artist collective Futurefarmers spoke at Tipton Hall on the Santa Fe University of Art and Design campus Monday nigh...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Picking at the bones of industry

Other People’s Money appeals to hearts and wallets

Theater & Stage Reviews Director Ron Bloomberg leans over to me at a recent rehearsal for the Santa Fe Playhouse production of Other People’s Money, and says, “This is one of the first plays to address vulture capitalism

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Company’s out for summer

Dance performance strives to push the boundaries of, well, dance

Theater & Stage Reviews Arcos Dance artistic director Curtis Uhlemann describes the scene for “46 Thousand,” a piece he choreographed with his co-director Erica Gionfriddo: The scaffolds are black, the dancers wear black (thei...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Matthew Irwin

The Performance Community

The Peñasco Theatre builds community on the High Road

Theater & Stage Reviews From the street-side of The Peñasco Theatre, where a folksy mural tells of people building their community together, the theatre’s owner Alessandra Ogren walks me to the north side of the building where a...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Post-Industrial Discourse

Ghosts in Armour brings focus to collaborative artistic practice

Art Features This column is a plea for the art communities of Santa Fe to begin a dialogue that furthers artistic practice—which naturally includes conversations about the notion of artistic practice and our understanding...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Middle of Nowhere

One man’s spiritual journey takes him all the way to Santa Fe

Book Reviews A priest who escaped from Nazi Germany, Father John accepts an assignment to travel to Santa Fe around the time of his grandmother’s death, which symbolizes the loss of everything he knows and loves. However,...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Jackson Larson, Matthew Irwin

Is that a…hey, what is that?

SITE Santa Fe asks if you really know what you think you know

Summer Arts Preview SITE Santa Fe embarks on quite possibly its most ambitions venture since its founding for More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, a collaborative biennial with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Open July-Janu...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Love Rocks

Musical reintroduces the anarchist Emma Goldman

Theater & Stage Reviews Love & Emma Goldman: A Rock Opera is about the enduring human voice. The original production by Sarah-Jane Moody and Jeremy Bleich (aka the experimental pop duo GoGoSnapRadio) is also about taking action fo...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Matthew Irwin
 
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