The CWCW Blog

Polina, A Little Light in Dark Times

POLINA — A FILM co-directed by Valérie Müller and her husband, French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj — is just what I needed at this time of cultural and political peril. I’m always tense.  I worry.  But in worse times than these — well, maybe not worse — I’ve always found respite and escape in watching dance. Who cannot be transported by the [...]

A DIVA Simply Singing Like No Other

TO PUT INTO words the extraordinary light and vision that is Sheryl Lee Ralph is not easy. A singer, actress, humanitarian and activist, Ralph has been performing for decades; and in her cabaret show, A DIVA Simply Singing, that premiered this summer at New York City’s Metropolitan Room, she bares her soul to the audience. While always [...]

Is Fashion Art?

IS FASHION ART? The perennial question. Andrew Bolton, Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has said, “I find it extraordinary […] that in this day and age people are still debating it.” Another colleague said to me, “How can you, of all people, question whether fashion is art?”—as though I were casting [...]

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