University of Texas at Austin: Choreographer Deborah Hay’s Archive Goes to the Harry Ransom Center

University of Texas at Austin: Choreographer Deborah Hay’s Archive Goes to the Harry Ransom Center. “Award-winning choreographer Deborah Hay has established her archive at the Harry Ransom Center, a major destination for the study of dance and performance at The University of Texas at Austin. A founding member of the Judson Dance Theater, Hay is recognized as a pivotal figure in the development of post-modern dance.”

Los Angeles Times: Make film history more inclusive. That’s Jacqueline Stewart’s mandate at Academy Museum

Los Angeles Times: Make film history more inclusive. That’s Jacqueline Stewart’s mandate at Academy Museum. “Jacqueline Stewart was already one of the nation’s leading film scholars before she took the job of chief artistic and programming officer at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Now she’s helming the presentation of perhaps the most significant museum dedicated to movies in the country.”

University of Exeter: Giving performers copyright over their work could protect them from deepfake technology, study shows

University of Exeter: Giving performers copyright over their work could protect them from deepfake technology, study shows. “Regulating the abusive use of deepfake technology is challenging because it was unforeseen by intellectual property policy-makers at the time current laws were designed. Currently performers are legally entitled to control the records made of their work, but this doesn’t apply to digital impersonation such as those generated by deepfakes. New research by Dr Mathilde Pavis, from the University of Exeter Law School, suggests existing performers’ legal rights should be reformed, so they have copyright over their performances instead.”

Arizona State University: Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections announces online access to rare archival media

Arizona State University: Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections announces online access to rare archival media. “The CCDR Collections, in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, collects, preserves and provides access to an aggregation of research materials to support the interdisciplinary study of dance as a human universal practiced in many different ways around the globe and to enrich understanding of dance in all its societal functions and cultural contexts.”

Portland Press Herald: Maine State Music Theatre cancels shows after deluge of refunds

Portland Press Herald: Maine State Music Theatre cancels shows after deluge of refunds. “Maine State Music Theatre is canceling its fall schedule at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, after next month’s run of the musical ‘Jersey Boys,’ because of poor ticket sales. Curt Dale Clark, the theater’s artistic director, attributed the cancellation to controversy over the theater’s decision to require ticket-holders to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, as well as people’s general concerns about the virus.”

Noise 11: The Production Company Documents Its Australian Theatre History Online

Noise 11: The Production Company Documents Its Australian Theatre History Online. “Now The Production Company website documents it all from the very first show ‘Mame’ in 1999 through to the final season in 2019 with included David Bowie’s final project with the Australian premiere of ‘Lazarus’ (and to date the only Australian production of ‘Lazarus’). It was an incredible output.”

University of Texas at Austin: Archive of Tony Award-Winning Theater Designer Kevin Adams Comes to the Harry Ransom Center

University of Texas at Austin: Archive of Tony Award-Winning Theater Designer Kevin Adams Comes to the Harry Ransom Center. “The archive of award-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams has been established at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, a key research destination for the study of theater and performance history.”

The Star (Malaysia): How Malaysian arts portals are keeping creative communities connected

The Star (Malaysia): How Malaysian arts portals are keeping creative communities connected. “After a massive housekeeping exercise and user upgrade, theatre collective Five Arts Centre can now boast a new website that is a one-stop centre, detailing its past, present and future. For the big rewind, the archival material features Five Arts Centre projects from 1984 to present day. More than 200 projects are available for research or casual nostalgic reading.”

NBC News: ‘Give credit where it’s due’: TikToker speaks out about Black creator strike

NBC News: ‘Give credit where it’s due’: TikToker speaks out about Black creator strike. “The strike is part of an ongoing issue on the platform in which white and non-Black creators use choreography created by Black content creators without crediting the person who came up with the dance moves. Dances have the ability to rocket both songs and creators to viral status. Ultra-famous TikTokers like Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae are often cited as two examples of white stars making it big off of Black creators’ choreography.”

Aussie Theatre: Australia and UK announce largest cultural exchange between the two nations

Aussie Theatre: Australia and UK announce largest cultural exchange between the two nations. “A collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, the UK/Australia Season is a unique artistic programme of more than 200 live and digital events, marking the largest ever cultural exchange between the two nations. Launching in both countries in September 2021, The Season will strengthen and build cultural connections and will include a diverse programme spanning theatre, film, visual arts, dance, design, architecture, music, literature, higher education and a public engagement programme.”