Posts Tagged ‘Versailles’

Goddesses, Empresses, and Femmes Fatales

Sunday, October 31st, 1993

For the ancient Greeks, theater was a Dionysian ritual, and in the amphithe­ater of Perg­amon, you can still feel that myth­ical inten­sity. The steep incline of the stone seats creates a tremen­dous focus of energy on the stage. When I stood at the center and sang, I felt my voice ampli­fied, sound waves vibrating in the air.

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Robert Wilson’s Vision

Thursday, January 17th, 1991

ROBERT WILSON’S VISION is struc­tured like a journey — a journey that moves from morning to night — from white to black — from the past to the future — from birth to death. A journey that has no begin­ning and no end, but all takes place in a time­less, endless present.

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Madame de Pompadour

Friday, June 1st, 1990

Madame de Pompadour always managed to look graceful, even in the most constricting clothes — corsets, bustles, and stays. Like Madonna, she created a Look that was supremely arti­fi­cial — the powdered hair, the heavily applied make-up, the elab­o­rate gowns. Like Madonna in her John-Paul Gaultier bustiers, La Pompadour in her negligée proudly displayed her sexu­ality as the source of her power.

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