Highlights of the arts and culture news: “Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann” at Bruce Museum in Greenwich Connecticut; the 70th Anniversary Season of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, in Katonah, NY; “Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette” at Bard Graduate Center; ADA/AVA, a hybrid “live cinema” multimedia theater piece at 3LD Art & Technology Center.
For over three decades and 15 movies, the creative team of composer Danny Elfman and filmmaker Tim Burton has produced some memorable cinematic works. Elfman spoke to NYC-ARTS about this collaboration and about the live concert spectacle featuring his film scores, which will be performed with a full orchestra and choir at Lincoln Center Festival during July 6-12.
Lincoln Center Festival presents two shows by National Ballet of China during the period July 8-12. “The Peony Pavilion,” based on a famous love story, features an eclectic score that references works by Debussy, Ravel, and Prokofiev. “The Red Detachment of Women” is best known as the ballet staged for President Nixon during his 1972 visit to China and continues to be extremely popular.
Paula Zahn presents the latest NYC-ARTS episode from the New-York Historical Society, highlighting the exhibition Lafayette’s Return:The “Boy General,” the American Revolution, and the Hermione. Composer Danny Elfman talks about his enduring collaboration with filmmaker Tim Burton. And Christina Ha reports on the arts and culture news from the Bruce Museum.