NBC’s The Voice Finalist John Holiday Shines in ‘After/Glow,’ a Contemporary Interpretation of Schumann’s Dichterlieben [FILM REVIEW]

By Steve Sucato If director Ryan McKinny’s film After/Glow were nothing visually but 50-minutes of blank screen to the soundtrack of countertenor John Holiday’s angelic voice singing Robert Schumann’s 1840 song cycle Dichterliebe (“A Poet’s Love”), that would still be reason enough to head to the Helio Arts website where the film is now streaming. Add to that new spoken word poems by Marc Bamuthi … Continue reading NBC’s The Voice Finalist John Holiday Shines in ‘After/Glow,’ a Contemporary Interpretation of Schumann’s Dichterlieben [FILM REVIEW]

PNB’s Rep 2 Highlighted by Lang’s Brilliant ‘Ghost Variations’ [REVIEW]

Pacific Northwest BalletRep 2Digital Stage PerformanceNovember 12-16, 2020Reviewed by Steve Sucato Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Rep 2 digital stage production began with a “Five Minute Call,” a short film by principal dancer Dylan Wald. The film was a candid, behind-the-scenes look at PNB company members and musicians preparing to perform Rep 2. Most entertaining were scenes of dancers goofing off in the dressing rooms and hallways … Continue reading PNB’s Rep 2 Highlighted by Lang’s Brilliant ‘Ghost Variations’ [REVIEW]