How does West Side Story relate to Legida or Pegida demonstrations? Our arts and culture insider gives us her views and review on the Broadway and Hollywood classic as currently performed in Leipzig.
The American musical classic West Side Story, which debuted on Broadway in 1957 and went on to become a Hollywood film, is coming to Leipzig as a cross-genre production of opera and ballet. It premieres at Oper Leipzig this Saturday, June 20. For more events in Leipzig this weekend, visit us at http://www.facebook.com/leipglo.
My first piece for Leipzig Zeitgeist (LZ) about Leipzig Ballet was when Mario Schröder first appeared on the scene. It felt right. I was new. The company as we now know it was new. I went to my first after party that night. I mainly watched, but I did meet some people that would enrich my life. I must say it’s a far cry from my current after party shenanigans. How many years has it been? Five! It feels like yesterday and yet, like a lifetime.
The life story of Naomi Susan Isaacs sounds a bit like a music biopic, except she has done lots of other things besides singing and playing music throughout her life, and didn’t end up in Motown. Naomi was born in post-World War II London, the daughter of a pianist and ballet dancer with strict rules about musical consumption (classical…