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Gertrude Stein

Van Reipen Collective

Objects, Rooms, Food: Gertrude Stein's 'Tender Buttons' Goes Off-Broadway for 100th Birthday, Care of Van Reipen Collective >>

A theatrical interpretation of Gertrude Steins’ Tender Buttons will be presented by the Van Reipen Collective this fall at the Theater for The New City from October 2-19. Using the entire text of Steins’ commentary on modern life, Van Reipen will perform their self-described “spectacle” in three parts--aptly titled “Objects,” “Rooms” and “Food”--each its own director, creative team and style.

Esa-Pekka Salonen

'It Still Kicks Ass' - Esa-Pekka Salonen on The Rite @ 100 >>

"It's an old caveman reaction--now you have to be prepared to leap even higher than ever before because the saber-toothed tiger is just behind you--and I love it," Salonen said of facing the piece's finale, with its tricky, irregular and shifting rhythms.

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