Barnes Stresses Individuality, Expression in Workshops

Vida Weisblum
April 11, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Monica Bill Barnes, contemporary dancer, choreographer and performer extraordinaire, prides herself on quirkiness and fun — attributes which she eagerly shared with the Oberlin community last Saturday. She joined student dancers and non-dancers for two captivating workshops, each a two hour-long session... Read more »

Everett Eschews Convention, Laughs at Lit Theory

Everett Eschews Convention, Laughs at Lit Theory

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor
April 11, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Recent Stories

According to Percival Everett, a novel is a little like jazz: “You know it when you see it; you know it when you hear it.” Everett ought to know, as the author of over 20 novels, most recently 2013’s Percival Everett by Virgil Russell. Everett, who is a distinguished professor of English... Read more »

‘Runway Through Africa’ Models High Fashion in Sold-Out Shows

‘Runway Through Africa’ Models High Fashion in Sold-Out Shows

Ava Bravata-Keating, Staff Writer
April 11, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Who says that fashion is always vain? Models sporting College sophomore Sophie Umazi Mvurya’s fashion collection, titled “Umazi,” strutted down the catwalk last Friday and Saturday at Runway Through Africa; between the two sold-out shows, the event raised $757 for the Yakubu Saaka Scholarship... Read more »

‘Spring Back’ Revitalizes Postmodern Dance

‘Spring Back’ Revitalizes Postmodern Dance

Michelle Polyak, Staff Writer
April 11, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance

“Sometimes [Warner Main Space] feels like a big cathedral; other times I’ll lie on my back on the floor and look up into the rafters and it’s like we’re all in a big upside-down ark,” said College junior and Dance major Silvia Sheffield. The performance space has seen generations of dancers,... Read more »

“Tales By Moonlight” Showcases African Literature and Folktales

Rosie Black, Production Manager
April 11, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

“You have an event in your life that wakes you up, and not just you but all the people around you,” College sophomore Sophie Umazi Mvurya said, explaining why she’d chosen to read a passage from Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Purple Hibiscus. The setting was “Tales... Read more »

Lopatin’s Electronic Textures Undanceable Yet Enjoyable

Steve Goodwin
April 11, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Reconstructing electronic music live can be a tricky proposition. Often what sounds great in the studio can’t be recreated on a stage, disappointing eager audiences. In the wake of the release of his album R Plus Seven last fall, electronic musician Daniel Lopatin, known by the stage name Oneohtrix... Read more »

Annual Friendship Day an Artful, Varied Meditation on Companionship

Clara Shannon
April 11, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Music

Despite the chaos that always ensues after spring break, Oberlin students and faculty alike came together to celebrate and honor the meaning of friendship at the Cat in the Cream on Tuesday afternoon. Friendship Day showcased student performers of many forms and genres, including spoken word, jazz, folk,... Read more »

‘Death and the Maiden’ Highlights Consequences of Torture

Phoebe Hammer, Arts Editor
April 11, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Retribution and justice are coming to Little Theater this weekend. The Theater and Dance departments are staging Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden, a story of torture, morality and moving on. Since its world premiere in the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1991, the play has been well-received... Read more »

Mini Books Exhibit Highlights Power of Paper Art

Mini Books Exhibit Highlights Power of Paper Art

Vida Weisblum
April 4, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

A visitor to the Clarence Ward Art Library will be intrigued by colorful signs and a table of free prizes like miniature magnifying glasses and fortuneteller fish, but, if one visits before May 31, attention might instead alight on an exciting, albeit tiny, new exhibit on display. The exhibit, titled... Read more »

Students and Faculty Join for Jam Session

Ava Bravata-Keating
April 4, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

The ’Sco served as an experimental music mecca last Monday, attracting TIMARA majors, sound technicians and programmers alike for an improvised electroacoustic showcase. College senior Adam Hirsch, Conservatory senior Charles Glanders and doubledegree senior Devin Frenze of the experimental audiovisual... Read more »

‘Our Nixon’ Film Provides Glimpse Behind White House Doors

‘Our Nixon’ Film Provides Glimpse Behind White House Doors

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor
April 4, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Documentary films occupy an awkward spot, teetering uncomfortably in the space between art and reality, but not quite at home in either category. Archival documentary, patched together from material already available in a film library or archive, only compounds this difficulty, since the filmmaker does... Read more »

On the Record: Prof. Tim Scholl, director of annual Translation Symposium

On the Record: Prof. Tim Scholl, director of annual Translation Symposium

Phoebe Hammer, Arts Editor
April 4, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

On Tuesday the Comparative Literature department will host its annual Translation Symposium. The Review sat down with Tim Scholl, professor of Russian and Comparative Literature and this year’s director of the event, to talk about its history, impact on students and what to look forward to... Read more »