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A Performance of Cultural Spirit

When dancer Michelle Ren joined Shen Yun, she was excited by the possibilities. “It gave me this opportunity to stand on the world’s stage, and to share authentic Chinese culture,” she says. “I realized that this was something really different, a really unique opportunity. I feel very fortunate.” Now the associate company manager, choreographer, and …

Tracey Moffatt: “Spirit Landscapes”

by Alex R. Travers For Tracey Moffatt, photography and film have always been about storytelling. The Australian artist, who plays with several different printing processes, excels at creating disconcerting, voyeuristic moods. Take, for instance, her “Plantation” series, which features a narrative of a man lurking around a house—images that are both hauntingly engaging and morally …

Bridging the Gap

by Alex R. Travers “Gap Ecology (Three Still Lives with Cherry Pickers and Palms),” Socrates Sculpture Park’s current installation by artist David Brooks, is composed of three 60-foot boom lifts filled with plants. For starters, the installation is a part of Marfa Dialogues/New York, a two-month series of events ranging from an exhibit on the …