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Gongs with robot

The Balinese gamelan, a close-knit ensemble of percussion, flute, and voices, preserves some of the oldest music in the world as an essential part of ritual and secular occasions.
Gamelan Galak Tika does crossover
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 24, 2008

Unkindest cuts

Those who went to high school in the 1960s may feel a wave of déjà vu at the American Repertory Theatre’s Julius Caesar .
Julius Caesar  at the ART; The Scene at Lyric Stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 19, 2008

Down under

The myth of Orpheus is a Rorschach blot at which artists from Monteverdi and Gluck to Jean Cocteau and Marcel Camus have squinted over the centuries, seeing different and sometimes shifting shapes.
Rinde Eckert retools the Orpheus myth
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 04, 2006