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At a dance class supported by Cambodian Living Arts, students from the Bassac community. learn classical Khmer dance at Sothearos School in Phnom Penh in 2012. (Daniel Rothenberg)

Cambodia is an inspiration for the healing power of art after a crisis

Cambodia found the strength to rebuild itself through art after the 1979 genocide. While the context is different, this example suggests the importance of art in navigating COVID-19.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, and the cast of “Hamilton” perform at the Tony Awards in New York on June 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Evan Agostini

‘Hamilton’ ignores the statesman’s strategy to fund genocidal warfare against Indigenous Peoples

Alexander Hamilton's commitment to a well-funded national army and his support for territorial expansion had grave repercussions for the Indigenous Nations west of the Appalachians.
A still from the NT at Home recorded production of Amadeus. Marc Brenner/National Theatre

Paid for digital streaming has a place in theatre’s return

Streaming has made theatre more accessible to a wider audience. However, it needs to be monetised and shouldn't take the place of live theatre, which is in dire need of funding.
The musical re-telling of the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton has been widely praised for its pro-immigrant and anti-colonial sentiments. Disney+

Hamilton – the diverse musical with representation problems

It may have a diverse cast but it erases the Black and Indigenous people who were there in the room and relegates women to the sidelines.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens as President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus at the White House, May 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

It’s easy to become an enemy of the people when speaking truth — in historic drama, and today

What does Dr. Anthony Fauci have in common with a fictional doctor in Henrik Ibsen's classic 1882 play, 'An Enemy of the People'? More than you'd think.

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