When Performance Art Is an Anti-War Instrument, Part 1

Alexandra Skochilenko is a thirty-year-old artist from St. Petersburg—the city where I lived before Russia attacked Ukraine. She made music and films, drew comics about depression, and worked as a photojournalist. On 11 April 2022, Skochilenko was arrested and placed in a pre-trial detention center, where she is currently still being held. A criminal case … Read more

When Performance Art Is an Anti-War Instrument, Part Two

Performance and war are intertwined, perhaps more closely than we would like. War is immanently performative, as is the conduct of war. The actions of the military and politicians who wage war are rooted in their desire to demonstrate power and influence the shape of the world. Lindsey Mantoan writes about this in detail in … Read more

Reduce Your Anxiety and Improve Your Overall Well Being with Yoga, Pilates, and Singing Part 2

Healthy and Confident Singing Voice: Reduce Your Anxiety and Improve Your Overall Well Being with Yoga, Pilates, and Singing Part 2 Reduce Your Anxiety and Improve Your Overall Well Being with Yoga, Pilates, and Singing Part 2 Yoga helps our singing (and mind) for many reasons. It calms your breath, nerves and minds, opens up … Read more

Reduce Your Anxiety and Improve Your Overall Well Being with Yoga, Pilates, and Singing Part 5

Pilates Practice for Singing and what are some of the most effective exercises? There are many pilates exercises which are beneficial to singing practice. We are engaging many of the same muscles with focus on centering, concentration, precision, control, breath and flow which are the 6 Principles of Pilates and often a source of focus … Read more