Alibi V.20 No.16 • April 21-27, 2011 

Culture Shock

Erf Day

To paraphrase Jimmy, the drunken misanthrope from the film Art School Confidential, I've been postponing suicide on the off chance I’ll witness some glorious plague inflict unfathomable suffering on my hateful species.

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Rachael Shapiro in “The Ruin”
Max Woltman

Performance Preview

Las Palabras en Fuego

Festival features four new plays by up-and-coming writers

The 11th annual Words Afire Festival of New Plays is in full swing at the University of New Mexico. The festival features four new plays by up-and-coming writers and creates opportunities to match the work they’ll do in the professional world.

Interview

Not Black Swan

Ballet company tries to change the art form’s image

Behind the observation glass of the studio of Alwin's School of Dance, eight dancers from the New Mexico Ballet Company glide through the air, articulating tiny gestures amid a flurry of footwork. They precisely and energetically execute Valse Fantaisie choreographed by George Balanchine, recently debuted at their last performance Springtime Dances.

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Photo by Eric Tillinghast

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The Gravity of the Situation

Þyngdarljóð: Gravity's Poetry

A series of photographs of Icelandic waterfalls by Eric Tillinghast. Each waterfall is displayed in a light box containing internal mechanics that generate light and sound to simulate surging water.
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A Fine and Fancy Ramble at the Zoo

Zoo Music: Grace Kelly

Saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly plays genre-bending jazz. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic.
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More Jazz, More Stars

Jazz and Blues Under the Stars

Live blues and jazz with dancing, food and libations.
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