Archive for September, 2008

Poignant. Compelling. Touching.  “Alive with incident and feeling.”

Those are just a few of the words used to describe the GroundWorks Dance Theater performance of “Unfinished Dialogues,” a reflection on Virginia Woolf’s last day before her death.

Read the Cleveland Plain Dealer story here and the Akron Beacon Journal review here. Read more about the world premier of the ballet here.

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Something exciting is happening right here in my town: the world premier of a new work about Virginia Woolf.

“Unfinished Dialogues” is the name of the “theater dance piece,” which, according to choreographer and director Lynne Taylor-Corbett, is “a loving portrait” of Woolf’s final day of life, March 28, 1941. Amy Miller, a GroundWorks dancer, will portray Woolf writing and interacting with colleagues on the last day of her life.

”I think in those days, with no access to any kind of help or any options, she was hearing voices,” Taylor-Corbett told the Akron Beacon Journal. “I have taken the liberty of saying she was hearing her characters talk to her and her younger self.”

The performance at the Ice/Coal Factory Complex in Akron, Ohio’s Northside district, kicks off the fall season for the GroundWorks Dancetheater. The complex is located at 129 Summit St.

The Woolf work will be on stage Sept. 12 – 14 and Sept. 19-21. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $18, general admission; $12 for students and seniors. Call 216-691-3180, Ext. 4.

Listen to an NPR interview with Broadway choreographer Taylor-Corbett and read more about the production and its choreographer.

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Exhibit on Woolf opens in NY this month

An exhibit on Virginia Woolf titled “This Perpetual Fight: Love and Loss in Virginia Woolf’s Intimate Circle,” opens at New York’s Grolier Club with previously undisplayed Woolfiana on Tuesday, Sept. 16, and runs through Nov. 22.

The more than 200 exhibit items are drawn from a number of private collections and from the Smith College Library, the Theater Collection of Harvard University and the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. The ground floor gallery exhibit will include books, images, letters and other manuscript materials, some of which have never been exhibited in public.

The items on display pertain to Woolf, her parents, her husband, Leonard Woolf, and their friends and family. The exhibit will also be documented by a large format illustrated catalogue, which will be available for purchase onsite at the Grolier Club, 47 E. 60th St., and through University Press of New England.

Read more about the exhibit or contact the Grolier Club at 212-838-6690 or msmith@grolierclub.org for details.

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