American Midwest Ballet Season Begins

October 20th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

American Midwest Ballet might be a new name, but the company will be continuing some of their classic programs, beginning the season with Momentum. Momentum is not one ballet, but several performances highlighting a diversity of periods, musical styles, and technique. Matthew Lovegood, Ballet Master of American Midwest Ballet.

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Opera Omaha’s Pagliacci Part 2

October 15th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Opera Omaha’s Pagliacci opens this week. It’s the story of a weary actor and a marriage falling apart. First premiered in 1892, it will be re set just after World War II.

Opera might be one of the most elaborate performative art forms, requiring so much collaboration between expert musicians, vocalists, and designers. The story is theatrical, but music holds the production together. Conducting opera is not an easy task, and there are some inherent challenges that complicate matters.

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Opera Omaha’s ‘Pagliacci’ Part 1

October 15th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Opera Omaha opens Pagliacci next week, with music and libretto by Italian composer, Ruggero Leoncavalo.

It wouldn’t be an Italian opera without romance gone wrong—in this case for Canio, wife and fellow actor, Nedda, and Silvio. For Canio, life on and off the stage are starting to become a little too similar.

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Bemis Center Open House/Open Studios, Saturday

October 12th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—For over thirty years, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts has hosted artists in residency for an extended stay at the facilities, providing them with the time and means to produce new work. Artists hail from all over the world, working with a variety of media, this time, including painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media.

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“Cleft”, at Project Project

September 14th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

South Omaha’s Project Project was a natural choice for the artists, James Bockelman and Michael Ian Larsen. It’s like a sandbox with its plywood walls, exposed rafters, and flexible owners. No strangers to experimentation—the space has gone as far as letting artists plant an indoor forest.

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‘Portraits of Care’ on Display at Criss Library

September 1st, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Dr. Mark Gilbert might be recognized now as a figure in the medical field, but he is primarily an artist. Raised in Glasgow, Scotland, he finished a degree in the arts and worked as an artist for several years before he approached by a surgeon. The task—a temporary job painting patients.

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