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Watch Taylor Swift Dance with Idris Elba in This Behind-the-Scenes "CATS" Footage

Jellicle obsessives, rejoice: There's a new video out that offers a (surprisingly substantive) look at the dancing that went down on the set of the new CATS movie.


It's truly got everything. Francesca Hayward giving all kinds of gorgeous legs! Andy Blankenbuehler making several very intense faces! Les Twins being superhuman! Judi Dench giggling with Ian McKellen! Kolton Krouse doing a back handspring into a full layout! Tom Hooper earnestly discussing "digital fur technology"! Taylor Swift shoulder-rolling! Taylor Swift swing dancing (??) with Idris Elba! Taylor Swift fully making cat claws and meowing!

CATS won't hit theaters until December 20, but the first official trailer drops tomorrow. Here's hoping it includes lots more dancing—and a look at that digital fur technology.

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How Do You Make a Theater Safe Again?

Last summer, months before the word "coronavirus" became part of our daily lexicon, American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus started working with an unexpected expert: Joseph Allen, an assistant professor of exposure assessment science at Harvard's H.T. Chan School of Public Health and head of the university's Healthy Buildings Program. According to Boston Magazine, Paulus was starting to plan out A.R.T.'s new venue at Harvard, and wanted to design a "healthy" theater.

So when COVID-19 began shutting everything down, the team had already put in months of work considering how to make a performing arts venue safe. To share their ideas with other theaters, A.R.T. published a blueprint online that will be continually updated. Although the "Roadmap for Recovery and Resilience for Theater" is not meant to be comprehensive or prescriptive, it offers several insightful factors to consider:

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