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Published: March 22, 2012
Category: profile

At Juilliard, a Mashup of the Real and the Virtual

By Rachel Straus

NEW YORK — In the age-old business of show business, technology is the emperor’s new clothes. But the Juilliard School’s upcoming Beyond the Machine concerts (March 29-April 1) use technology to create a newfound reality. Artists performing live in Tokyo, London and California will join colleagues performing live in the Rosemary and []

Published: March 9, 2012
Category: review

Mark Morris Turns to Beethoven, Again

By Rachel Straus

NEW YORK — Mark Morris has turned to Beethoven for the fifth time with his “A Choral Fantasy,” which had its premiere last week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. (I saw it March 2.) Danced to a (live) performance of the work of the same name, it is a playful, ironic []

Published: March 1, 2012
Category: history

B.K.S. Iyengar: Making Yoga Accessible to All

By Rachel Straus

On a crisp winter morning, only the sound of pranayama (slow, extended breathing) from 20 practitioners can be heard in a class at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. Structured around a gradual intensification of backbends, this particular session, taught by James Murphy, director of Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New []