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‘Tartuffe’ tantalizes at the ’62 Center

Leather boots. Falls of curls streaked with color. Women in corsets and men in long hair and silk stockings. Lights dance on the ceiling, and a man in spangled facepaint is doing the limbo under the chandelier — the 17th century has gone clubbing in Paris. And it’s glorious. On Saturday night, David Eppel celebrated his…

Dance Dhamaka — South Asian fusion at ’62 Center

The dancers are holding candles, one in each hand. They cup their hands, so the flames seem to ride on their palms. They hold out their arms and extend them overhead, spinning. The candles are called diya, and families light them at home at the Hindu festival of Diwali to bring a small flame into…

Lorca’s ‘Blood Wedding’ makes fantasy tangible

In a hard, dry “biscuit-colored table land … like a landscape in traditional ceramics,” Federico García Lorca sets a story on the eve of a wedding, with inheld passion rising like a flood. His Andalusian love triangle comes to the Berkshires in a contemporary setting with new music, fluid space and influences from Southern Gothic…

‘A Blind Eye’ on screen

Two women come together, intent, drawn into an intimate a conversation. One woman has lived through a civil war and her children’s hunger, and led a protest that reshaped her country. The other woman is holding a camera. What does it mean to make a film? Director and cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has decided to answer…