By Rémi Labrusse
JUL-AUG 2020 | Critics Page
Youre standing in front of a prehistoric work of art: or at least, youre being told that its a work of art, and youre also being told that its prehistoriclets say roughly 25 or 35 thousand years old. Its a group of animals drawn in charcoal across a cave wall, for instance, or perhaps its a small faceless female figure with visible genitalia thats engraved onto a fragment of a mammoths ivory tusk. All these facts were provided by experts to you in just a few minutes.
By Gillian Jakab
APRIL 2020 | Dance
Dance as a form of perseverance and resistance is not just the stuff of movies. Tatjana Barbakoff, a now much-forgotten historical figure, did just that, at great personal risk. Like Rosie, Barbakoff danced as long as she could in the face of hate during the Holocaust. A dancer from Russia (now Latvia) of Jewish and Chinese descent, Barbakoff moved to Germany and had a successful career performing throughout literary cabarets and theaters in the 1920s and early 30s.