An Abundance Mindset is the Makeover Your Presentation Desperately Needs

People gravitate toward speakers who include them in their narrative. These magnanimous presenters have a way of debuting their idea in such a way that their listeners don’t feel threatened by the change of which they speak. A presentation that takes ownership of risk while coming from a place of generosity starts with an abundance mindset. The opposite of an abundance mindset is a scarcity mindset. With a scarcity mindset, one believes there will never be enough, so they choose fear and competi...
Tags: Design, Content, Presentation, Speaking, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Scarcity Mindset, Fixed Mindset, Abundance Mindset, Abundance Mindset Vs. Scarcity Mindset, Abundance Vs. Scarcity, Aaron Endre

How BroadwayWorld Will Stand with Black Lives Matter

Thank you to all those who have written us today. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Music, Social Media, Go Dark On Blackout Tuesday

Instagram and Twitter accounts, from top record label to everyday people, were full of black squares posted in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Most of the captions were blank, though some posted #TheShowMustBePaused, black heart emojis or encouraged people to vote Tuesday with seven states and the District of Columbia are hosting the largest slate of presidential primary elections in almost three months. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Music, District Of Columbia, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd Ahmaud Arbery, 06.02.20

Crowd-Based Opera Postpones Reopening

Crowds are essential to this moment — and, really, to opera as an art form. Choruses fill the stage; musicians cram into the orchestra pit; thousands of people sit shoulder to shoulder in the theater. The Metropolitan Opera, one of the world’s largest houses, seats an audience of nearly 4,000. And it would probably have been packed for the season’s opening night on Sept. 21, the premiere of a new “Aida” production. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, 06.02.20

The Extraordinary Art Of Christo and Jeanne-Claude

What he and Jeanne-Claude, his wife and collaborator, achieved was so different from the work of anyone else, and on such a huge scale—seventy-five hundred saffron-colored nylon “gates,” in Central Park; the Reichstag, in Berlin, and the Pont Neuf, in Paris, transformed by their cloth wrappings into monumental and sensuous sculptures—that it’s hard to believe it was also ephemeral. Each spectacle drew huge crowds for two weeks and then vanished forever, without a trace. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Berlin, Paris, Central Park, Visual, Christo, Jeanne Claude, Pont Neuf, 06.02.20

Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down Amid Protests

Monday evening, in three Southern states—Florida, Alabama, and Virginia—protesters toppled graffiti-covered statues celebrating the former Confederate government that fought to uphold the institution of slavery, as crowds cheered. – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, Virginia, Visual, Florida Alabama, 06.02.20

Arts Organizations Look To Draw Down Their Endowments During Crisis

The Chicago Lyric Opera plans to spend $23 million from its $173 million endowment this year, almost triple what it typically takes. It canceled its season in March, furloughed staff and cut salaries, but is still facing a huge deficit. “This is an unprecedented situation,” said Anthony Freud, the Lyric’s general director. The Los Angeles Philharmonic is drawing down $37 million from its endowment, more than twice what it would normally take. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Issues, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Lyric Opera, 06.02.20, Anthony Freud the Lyric

The Wadia Way: Architect Dinyar Wadia Talks About the Process of Design

A newsletter from our dear friend Dinyar Wadia of Wadia Associates, an award winning architecture and design firm from Connecticut, USA informs… “The Wadia Way” We hope this finds you well. If you own a Wadia Associates designed home, or have visited a Wadia Associates designed home, you are immediately struck by the harmonious spatial arrangement, the quality of the materials, and the attention to every elegant feature.How does this happen on every job we do? It’s simple. We focus on the d...
Tags: Art, Life, Connecticut USA, Dinyar, Dinyar Wadia, Wadia Associates


Stars in the House continues tonight 8pm for a Star Trek Voyager 25th Anniversary Cast reunion with Kate Mulgrew, Jeri Ryan, Roxann Dawson, Robert Beltran, Robert Duncan McNeill, Robert Picardo, Ethan Phillips, Tim Russ and Garret Wang. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Check Out Crayola's New 'Colors of the World' Crayons

At a moment when race is at the very top of the national conversation, Crayola is, finally, providing kids with more than a handful of colors to choose from when they draw self portraits, family portraits and pictures of their friends. Crayola is calling the set “Colors of the World,” and it’s available for pre-order…Read more...
Tags: Art, Race, Drawing, Crayola, Lifehacks

How Pro Dancers Can Make TikTok Work For Them

“It’s paradoxical but true: On TikTok, a platform driven largely by dance, people with little to no dance background are becoming megastars — and highly-trained dancers can seem like fish out of water. … But with canceled performances creating more free time for dancers, TikTok can be a great way to keep performing and stay engaged with an audience. We spoke with four pros who’ve built large followings on the app about how trained dancers can find TikTok success.” – Dance Spirit
Tags: Art, Dance, 06.01.20

With a country “on the brink” does it matter if your arts venue is shuttered?

I hear from nearly all corners of the arts sector that there is “no going back to normal” — that something fundamental needs to be redesigned in our systems to make them more equitable, healthy, and sustainable. If so, it matters which arts organizations survive the next two years and which go away, and it matters how arts organizations are defining their short-term and long-term crises and goals. – Diane Ragsdale
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 06.02.20

Recreating The Acoustic J.S. Bach Worked In

“As a composer, Bach would have been highly attuned to the effects of a church’s acoustics on the performance of music. He was known, for example, to have preferred composing for the Thomaskirche over Leipzig’s Nikolaikirche because he deemed it superior for choral music. Supported by an NEH grant and state-of-the-art computational methods, an interdisciplinary team led by Boren is digitally reconstructing the soundscape of the eighteenth-century Thomaskirche to determine just how Bach’s music...
Tags: Art, Music, Leipzig, Neh, Bach, Boren, Spring 2020, Nikolaikirche

VIDEO: Watch Leslie Uggams on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 8pm

Stars in the House continues tonight 8pm with Leslie Uggams. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Bat-distraction: New Batmobile Photos Released

As the year pivots from frustrating lockdowns amid a terrifying pandemic to utter lawlessness in the streets, we’ve all probably been waking up on the wrong side of the bed on a daily basis. Today, your author roused himself feeling particularly bitter as he realized the sniffle from last night has evolved into something a […] The post Bat-distraction: New Batmobile Photos Released appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Batman, Batmobile, Movie Cars, News Blog, Automotive Design, The Batman, Model Cars, Hollywood Cars, Movie Builds, Prop Cars

BC/EFA Will Donate $25K to Racial Justice Organization, Color of Change

Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola has just announced that the organization will donate25,000 toColor of Change-the nation's largest online racial justice organization. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Can My Online Choir Give Me What My Regular Choir Does?

I’m not yet sure how much my life will change without choir: without the paper cuts and warmups, the imagistic instructions from conductors (bite the apple, smell the rose, blow the birthday candle), the nonsense vowels (for learning) followed by foreign words (German, Italian, French) twisting in my mouth. The pauses, the frustrations. A dynamic raised and lowered. A tempo sped and slowed. That radical yet practical ethics of ensemble. The chorus says to the individual, you are not important. ...
Tags: Art, Music, 05.27.20

Why Regional Theatre Matters

The loss of any regional theatre, whether it is Nuffield Southampton announcing it has gone into administration or the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh taking the painful decision to hibernate until next spring, is an immediate tragedy for that local community. But it has consequences beyond the immediate loss of art, including the damage done to the social fabric of that place and the local economy. – The Stage (UK)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Edinburgh, Royal Lyceum, Nuffield Southampton, 06.01.20

In Russia, Independent Booksellers Begin Championing Neglected Writers

“The most widely-read books are translated foreign bestsellers. There is little space for Russian talent — and if you want to be one of the chosen few to secure a book deal, that means satisfying big publishers’ often conservative tastes. … Change, however, is already coming — driven by a new wave of young literary activists and independent startups challenging the status quo. Many are led by young women, on offshoot from Russia’s growing feminist movement. They search for the forgotten Russian...
Tags: Art, Russia, Words, 05.29.20

Judgment Of Movies Now Includes Backstories Of Their Creators

“Discomfort has now become an essential part of pop culture connoisseurship, and it has forced audiences to become much more sophisticated as they decide what, if anything, is worth salvaging in the films, music and novels they most cherish, by people they find morally flawed.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Media, 05.29.20

Mayor Bill de Blasio Says New York City Curfews Will be Extended Through June 7

At a press conference today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stated that New York City will extend nightly curfews through Sunday, June 7th. The hours for the rest of the week will be in effect from 800 p.m. to 500 a.m. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Bill De Blasio, BWW News Desk, New York City Curfews Will

Pop-up Teeth Could Improve the Grip of Any Shoe

Boots with a thick tread are a must-have accessory for safely traversing ice and snow in the winter, but slipping hazards can exist anywhere, especially for people with mobility challenges. Researchers at MIT and Harvard University have developed a new material that could radically improve the grip on the bottom of a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Design, Shoes, Research, Mit, Harvard, Harvard University, Grip, Kirigami

Hollywood Unions And Studios Finally Agree On COVID Safety Guidelines For Restarting Production

A 22-page white paper with dozens of requirements and recommendations, delivered to Govs. Gavin Newsom (CA) and Andrew Cuomo (NY) as well as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, was drawn up by a 50-member committee with representatives of studios, the trade guilds, and the unions SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, DGA, and the Teamsters. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 06.01.20, Hollywood Unions, Govs Gavin Newsom CA, Andrew Cuomo NY, AFTRA IATSE DGA

AGMA and SDC Consult Medical Experts to Ensure Safety When Reopening Arts Industry

With discussions on reopening beginning around the country across various industries, the American Guild of Musical Artists AGMA and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society SDC announced that they have engaged the services of medical experts to assist with COVID-19 safety planning and ensure that their members are protected. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Choreographers Society SDC, AGMA, American Guild of Musical Artists AGMA

How Creativity Works

Creativity can seem like a tool for solving problems: We need a new word for the ocean! But creativity doesn’t just solve problems; it also makes or discovers new problems to solve. Hundreds of years ago, nobody knew the old words for ocean weren’t cutting it, until someone said “whale-road.” And everyone was like, “Wow! It is a whale-road!” Creativity always hides itself — it makes itself disappear. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, 06.01.20

Mady Mesplé, One Of 20th Century’s Great Coloratura Sopranos, Dead At 89

While she did sing some Italian roles (Gilda, Lucia, Rosina) and even a few German ones (the Queen of the Night, Zerbinetta), Mesplé won worldwide acclaim for the French concert and opera repertoire — new works by Francis Poulenc as well as such famous parts as Olympia (The Tales of Hoffman), Leïla (The Pearl Fishers), and, most of all, the title role in Lakmé. – Gramophone
Tags: Art, People, Francis Poulenc, 05.31.20, Mady Mesplé, Gilda Lucia Rosina, Night Zerbinetta Mesplé, Hoffman Leïla

Austin Symphony Fires Trombonist Over Racist Comments

“We have been made aware that a musician of the Austin Symphony Orchestra has made an offensive post on their social media account regarding the protests across our country. This language is not reflective of who we are as an organization.” – The Violin Channel
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American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice Postpone 2020 Obie Awards

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced the postponement of the 65th Annual Obie Awards amidst nationwide protests in response to the killing of George Floyd. Details for the rescheduled ceremony, which was scheduled to premiere on YouTube on Thursday, June 4, 2020, will be announced at a later date. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Youtube, Theatre, Village Voice, BWW News Desk, George Floyd, Village Voice Postpone

BroadwayWorld Postpones Live Programming In Solidarity With The Black Lives Matter Movement

At this time we're going to be taking the lead from those on the forefront of this systemic national issue and continue to listen, thoughtfully engage, and use our platform to support and amplify voices calling for change. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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BroadwayWorld Postpones Live Programming

At this time we're going to be taking the lead from those on the forefront of this systemic national issue and continue to listen, thoughtfully engage, and use our platform to support and amplify voices calling for change. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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