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Essay/Beauty & Aesthetics
Against flow

In the myth of flow, the performer soars when the music starts. But it's grit and self-analysis until the very last bar

Barbara Gail Montero

Essay/Digital Culture
Possessed by a mask

Every human culture has used masks for ritual disinhibition, shaming and play. Is being online the ultimate masquerade?

Sandra Newman

Essay/Dance & Theatre
The comic’s quandary

Does heckling let the real comedian stand up and shine, or does it trample a punchline and mangle a routine?

Lary Wallace

Essay/Dance & Theatre
Method and madness

Theatre provides stimulus for psychotic, schizophrenic and depressed patients, but can it improve their mental health?

Beth McLoughlin

Essay/Dance & Theatre
The music in you

You might not be a virtuoso, but you have remarkable music abilities. You just don’t know about them yet

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

Essay/Dance & Theatre
On tour

Life on the road with a rock band: memories blur, cities blend. Only in the frenzy of performance does the world pause

Claire L Evans

Shadow plays

Eduard Bersudsky chose to be mute in Soviet days. Ever since, his moving musical sculptures have done the talking

Kapka Kassabova

Essay/Dance & Theatre
Tango mi amor

While we are in the arms of another and the music sings of time, and chance passing, we are in the eye of the storm

Kapka Kassabova

Essay/Dance & Theatre
For a song

At the O+ festival, musicians and artists barter their talents for medical care. A new social contract in action?

Jessica Wapner

Essay/Consciousness & Altered States
Forests of the mind

What is the greatest human gift? It is metaphor, carrying a cargo of meaning across the oceans that divide us

Jay Griffiths