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My Performance Artist daughter, Shula Weinstein, accompanied me to NYC to experience the Met’s staging of Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA this week. Our heads were already filled with the beginnings of new collaboration ideas to be explored for creating an interdiciplinary, interactive installation next October as part of my solo exhibition at ART/PLACE Gallery in Southport, CT. The Met’s staging is always impressive; a major star in the performance presentation. In La Traviata’s second act, a street festival became the most magical, joyous expression of stage arts; layers of gigantic red “lace” hung above the action below. With a glowing fabric background and festive costumes, the scene had the audience applauding before any singing was heard.

That’s a very hard act to follow. But the creative wheels are turning.

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