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Aida at the ROH is a thrilling opera set against a bleak backdrop

Sunday 02 October 2022 12:25 pm Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida is an opera usually characterized by unabashed spectacle. When the original production opened in Cairo in 1871, the stage was adorned with all manner of ancient Egyptian finery. Many contemporary productions follow this original formula, more or less, but director Robert Carson swerves away from it …

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Nine Fall Festivals around Midtown Houston this October

HOUSTON, TX — Although the summer heat is still lingering on, October is packed with fun fall events to usher in the new season. From chalk art and painting to community building and group fitness classes, Midtown Houston has something for everyone (even puppies!). Check out these nine things to see and experience in Midtown …

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Strength in Sports: Brazilian Navy Serves Underprivileged Children

Nearly 570 children and teens between 6 and 18 years old, in socially vulnerable situations, have found a safe haven at the Brazilian Navy’s Marine Corps Base on Governador Island, in Rio de Janeiro. The naval complex serves as a venue for the Ministry of Defense’s Strength in Sports project (Profesp), which aims to reduce …

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The Brazilian who brings capoeira to Bucharest

The seven-year old José António wasn’t happy with the nickname he got when he started learning capoeira on the streets of Vila Boa, in the north-eastern state of Goiás, Brazil. He was nicknamed Minhoca, ‘little earthworm’, because he was skinny, small and flexible. The other boys had nicknames like Tiger, Snake, Phoenix. His teacher explained …

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Russell Maliphant Dance Company, Silent Lines, Excelsior Studios

Russell Maliphant Dance Company, Silent Lines, Excelsior Studios Russell Maliphant Dance Company, Silent Lines, Excelsior Studios Teresa Guerreiro Dancemaker extraordinaire Russell Maliphant creates a unique opportunity to view one of his most transporting works, Silent Lines, up close and personal. This fluid one-hour work will be performed throughout October in Maliphant’s own workplace, which is …

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