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  • News Contained – A Review

    October 24, 2014

    by Susan Gillis Each art form has its own basic elements of which the art form is composed.  In dance, the basic elements are space, time, and force (the quality of the movement).  The dancer moves three dimensionally through space, exists in time as they move, and exerts effort or force – which impacts how […]

  • News Contained Interview

    October 6, 2014

    New Hazlett board member and professor of dance at the University of Pittsburgh, Susan Gillis sat down with Moriah Ella Mason to talk about Ella’s upcoming CSA performance, Contained. Susan: What inspires you?  And how is that reflected in your work? Ella: This is a difficult question to answer because I find inspiration in so many […]

  • News Review: Federico Garcia-De Castro

    August 28, 2014

    by Ben Opie The piano is a marvelous piece of engineering, elegant in its relative simplicity. It’s mostly a series of simple machines, pulleys and levers. Press a key, a felt covered hammer strikes a high tension length of wire, and sound is produced. Of course that doesn’t begin to describe the wide range of […]

  • News Q&A Federico Garcia-De Castro

    August 4, 2014

    Local musician and composer, Ben Opie, sat down with CSA artist Federico Garcia-De Castro to talk music, inspriation, and the creative process. Do you have a particular process when composing for any instrument or ensemble? Not exactly a process (each piece and each ensemble is different), but in general I must feel that the piece, […]

  • Coverage and Posts Animation Alchemy: Alexis Gideon

    July 1, 2014

    Alexis Gideon and a team of artistic collaborators present the world premiere of The Crumbling, a 20 minute narrative stop-motion animated opera that combines projected video with live music.  Over the course of the next few months, we’ll follow Alexis and his team’s progress here on the New Hazlett blog.  We’ll also be adding photo […]