Month: September 2011
The North Carolina Dance Alliance (NCDA) is pleased to announce the 2011 recipients of two of the most prestigious honors in North Carolina’s dance community.
“In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)” is an inspired marriage of a vintage Victorian melodrama and a contemporary British sex farce. This R-rated presentation, which includes a short scene of male nudity, really hits the G-Spot — when “G” stands for guffaw.
Ring-a-Ding-Ding: “Come Fly Away” at DPAC Features Vocals by Frank Sinatra and Dances by Twyla Tharp
New York Times critic Charles Isherwood raved, “A sleek, energizing mixture of Sinatra’s inimitable cool and [director-choreographer Twyla] Tharp’s kinetic heat, ‘Come Fly Away’ sweeps you up in a spell so complete that only those resistant to the seductions of dance or the swing of Sinatra will be left on the other side of the velvet rope.”
It’s hard to imagine that a play centering around the use of vibrators could be anything other than a bawdy laugh-fest, but PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) proves surprisingly deep and sensitive. Dancing around topics as diverse and serious as what it means to be… Read More ›
Sarah Ruhl’s “In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)” Is a 2010 Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize Nominee
“‘In the Next Room’ is a combination of hysterical sex farce, a delicate and life-affirming Chekhov play, and an Ibsen drama written from a very personal, female voice,” claims PlayMakers Rep guest director Vivienne Benesch. “And there are wonderful characters to unearth, a great story, and even a beautiful coups de théâtre (which I won’t give away!)”