The Art of Listening Is Political

In addition to performing internationally, composer and vocalist Kristin Norderval divides her time between Oslo and New York, a contrast that perhaps mirrors her own intrepid lifestyle as an artist. She laughs that there are more people riding the daily subway throughout the five boroughs than there are people within…

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On Belarus and Theatre, Activism and Exile

Before departing Vilnius in March 2014, a journalist writing about the Belarusian Dream Theater event asked if I believed that theatre has any impact on politics? Or has the ability to truly change society? Does culture do anything meaningful, he wanted to know, as a “soft weapon” of diplomacy? I’m…

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