Welcome to #UTWA - your weekly unstructured time with art.
In this episode, Sara and Sommer talk about censorship in children’s theater, women breaking barriers in dance, and what New York City’s new cultural funding model might mean. Also, Sara gets excited about dinosaurs and Sommer’s cat is descended from a mountain hare.
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You can find the topics we discussed today listed below:
A Q&A with Jaysen Wright About His Role in ‘Smart People’ at Arena Stage (http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2017/05/05/magic-time-seen-angry-black-man-qa-jaysen-wright-role-smart-people-arena-stage/)
Al Roker, Napping at the Opera, Whips Up a Storm (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/arts/music/al-roker-sleeping-at-der-rosenkavalier-opera.html)
Was Boston Children’s Theatre Censored for Pushing Boundaries? (http://www.artsintegrity.org/was-boston-childrens-theatre-censored-for-pushing-boundaries/)
Nightmare on Backstreet (http://flashbacktheater.co/nightmare/)
Sign of the Times: City Ballet’s Ashly Isaacs Laces Up Her Sneakers (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/arts/dance/new-york-city-ballet-ashly-isaacs-laces-sneakers-for-the-times-are-racing.html)
Michelle Dorrance (http://www.michelledorrance.com/)
Arts Groups on Edge as New York City Re-evaluates Cultural Funding (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/arts/design/deblasio-museums-cultural-plan-funding.html)
Cost disease in the arts: what does it mean? (http://www.artsjournal.com/worth/2017/05/cost-disease-in-the-arts-what-does-it-mean)
McNeil Music Center (http://www.mcneilmusiccenter.com/)
‘Rare as winning the lottery’: New dinosaur fossil so well-preserved it looks like a statue (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/05/12/rare-as-winning-the-lottery-new-dinosaur-fossil-so-well-preserved-it-looks-like-a-statue)
NatGeo Mountain Hare (https://www.instagram.com/p/BT-1FJBjx3f/?taken-by=natgeo)