Thursday, December 04, 2008

Things I want to do:

  • There's this exhibit at the Met that has artifacts from fourteenth century BC that were recovered from a shipwreck. Whats cool about this is that they are from like twelve different cultures represented in those artifacts found in the boat. Who knew you guys?? I want to go.
  • The other thing is this production of "Fraulein Maria" at Joe's pub. Here's a the review and you'll see why I want to go. Maybe it's just me, though, because Man oh Man, do I ever love the Sound of Music:
Doug Elkins’s “Fräulein Maria,” which will be performed this week and next at Joe’s Pub, is a parody of, and a love letter to, “The Sound of Music.” In “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” the demure Liesl, played by a large man in a pink dress, looks on, fascinated, as another man, Archie Burnett—even larger, and black—rips off his shirt and does a dance combining voguing and whacking (Burnett is a famous club dancer) with a great deal of ordinary lubriciousness, to show her how things are going to be when she’s seventeen. But this is not camp, or not of the one-note variety. Each dance is a jewel of choreographic invention and comic subtlety, and, this being a pub, you can have dinner while watching the show. (But don’t get a table too close to the stage. Last year, one of the performers, in mid-number, leaned over and sampled a spectator’s drink.) Elkins, a star of the nineties dance scene, folded his company in 2004. Right now, “Fräulein Maria” is all you can see of his work. Justly, its greatest number is his solo, in a hoodie, to “Climb Every Mountain.”

1 comment:

Randi said...

Edelweiss, edelweiss, every morning you greet me
small and white,
clean and bright,
you look happy to meet me
blossom of snow
may you bloom and grow,
bloom and grow forever
edelweiss, edelweiss, bless my home-land forever