NBC Nightly News Broadcast: Houston Grand Opera Recovers

Here is a link to the NBC News spot that covers the opening of the Houston Grand Opera season in the brand new Resilience Theater in George R. Brown Convention Center. I was happy to speak about my beloved company and to share the roller coaster ride we have been experiencing since Hurricane Harvey. https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/houston-opera-house-heals-after-hurricane-harvey-1083209283757

From Home to Workplace: Finding the Spirit of Resilience after Hurricane Harvey

During Hurricane Harvey our home flooded for the third time, this time with a staggering amount of water... the high watermark stood at 56". That's 4'8". Enough water to come up to my eye level. Thankfully we were long evacuated at that point, and were able to remove many precious items. Our grand piano flipped … Continue reading From Home to Workplace: Finding the Spirit of Resilience after Hurricane Harvey

The Second Annual Late Summer Reading List

books © Porsche Brosseau with CCLicense From the whimsical and fantastic to the challenging and devastating, here is our second annual late summer reading list. Enjoy! There is something for a variety of tastes. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, 1990 When Haroun's mother, Soraya, leaves his father, the celebrated storyteller known … Continue reading The Second Annual Late Summer Reading List

Possessed by Violence: Valhalla Rising

Valhalla Rising is a complex and violent film, full of beautiful, savage images and scant dialogue. What actually happens onscreen? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx2u4ZzhcmQ Nicolas Winding Refn's brutal tour-de-force Valhalla Rising stars Mads Mikkelsen as a mute killing machine owned by a Norse Chieftain. The Chieftain keeps him caged, barely seeing to his physical needs and trotting him … Continue reading Possessed by Violence: Valhalla Rising

Yearning for Catharsis: The Transitory Sound and Movement Collective

When we get caught up in evaluating performance, life, and art, become uninspired. How do we refresh our vision? I found my seat in the darkened room. A soundless film was projected upon the bare wall and musicians waited in the darkness at the sides of the space. Soon, low electronic sounds began to enter … Continue reading Yearning for Catharsis: The Transitory Sound and Movement Collective

Deciphering the Dream: Robert Altman’s 3 Women

Dreams allow symbols, objects and personalities to form fluid associations. Can their suspension of reality help us understand our lives? Robert Altman was having a terrible day. He had argued with Warner Brothers executives over decisions about his next film project and things had been said that couldn't be unsaid. Much worse, his wife had … Continue reading Deciphering the Dream: Robert Altman’s 3 Women