By Emily Swartzlander
Since the publication of Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class in 2002, interest in the arts and culture as an economic development tool has skyrocketed nationwide, and terms such as creative economy, creative industries and the creative class have been widely used.
But what do those terms mean? What does the creative economy look like in central Ohio? And how does it affect the region as a whole?
Columbus Dance Theatre’s The String Machine questions the relationship we all share, for better or worse, with the technology that surrounds us. The performance includes live music by the Carpe Diem String Quartet and features dancers and musicians hooked to a “machine of sound and movement,” said Timothy Veach, artistic director for Columbus Dance Theatre.
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Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. In this Drama Desk Award winner and two-time Tony Award winner, a cast of four breathlessly and hilariously reenact over 150 characters from Hitchcock’s 1935 film thriller with just a few props, a lot of theatrical ingenuity, and split second quick changes.
The world-renowned EUROPA GALANTE will play a few select American cities on their current tour and will make their first Columbus appearance in January. Chamber Music Columbus (CMC) will host the baroque ensemble at the Southern Theatre.
By Jennifer Sadler
When you attend a big musical production, you probably take for granted that the show will have clear, impeccably detailed sound, especially when you’ve most likely paid around $100 for your ticket.
But next time you attend a production, take a moment to acknowledge that you’re also enjoying a live performance by an audio engineer. He or she is the intensely focused person operating the console at the back of the theatre that looks nearly as complicated as the cockpit of a jet engine, mixing and editing voices, music and taped sound effects – often line by line – during the performance.
Susan B. Halpern
By Jennifer Sadler
The Columbus International Film + Video Festival, also known as “The Chris Awards” is one of the most prestigious film competitions in the U.S. and the oldest of its kind in North America.
And according to Susan Halpern, executive director for festival producer the Film Council of Greater Columbus, the festival and awards show is better known nationally than here at home.