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Bits and Pieces 04.29.21

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 16:23
Tamar Ettun will lead a virtual workshop on “How to Trap a Demon” for the Watermill Center.
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Opera at the Beach
"Met Under Moonlight," presented by Guild Hall and HamptonsFilm, will resume on Saturday at 8 p.m. with a screening of the Metropolitan Opera's 2019 production of "Porgy and Bess," at Main Beach in East Hampton.

James Robinson’s production broke Met box office records and earned kudos from Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times, who called it “a splendid new production” and praised the performances of Eric Owens and Angel Blue as the title characters. Indeed, the production was so celebrated that it is scheduled to return to the Met on Oct. 31 with many of the original cast members, including the two leads. Tickets are $80 per car.

For opera enthusiasts who would like a unique perspective on “Porgy and Bess,” Chanae Curtis, a soprano who made her debut as Annie in the Met’s production, will discuss her experience via Zoom today at 6 p.m. as part of Guild Hall’s Bel Canto Boot Camp series of opera-related programs.

Tickets for both programs are available via Guild Hall’s website.

Trapping a Demon
The Watermill Center will present “How to Trap a Demon,” a virtual hands-on workshop by Tamar Ettun, a center alumna, on Saturday at 3 p.m. Ms. Ettun, a multidisciplinary artist, will begin by guiding participants to identify and name their own demons, and then show how they can create a home-made incantation bowl to trap and exorcise them.

The workshop, which has roots in the healing traditions of Jewish communities of the ancient Middle East, will conclude with a communal ritual to release the demons from the participants’ bowls and lives. Registration is required through the center’s website.

Landscape Architecture
Susan Cohen, a landscape architect and author, will discuss “Finding Design: Landscape Architects and the Creative Process” on Sunday at 2 p.m. via Zoom, as part of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons’ spring lecture series.

Ms. Cohen, the author of “The Inspired Landscape,” will discuss ways in which creative imaginations have fueled the design process of several landscape architects. The projects discussed include the garden of the American Academy in Rome, a college campus in Israel, a modern garden in Japan, a public park in China, a desert garden in California, and a walled garden in England.

Registration through the alliance will secure a link for the talk.

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