Feature Photo: ‘Colors of Rhythm’

Feature Photo: ‘Colors of Rhythm’

April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Recent Stories

‘Death and the Maiden’ Examines Insanity, Gender Roles

‘Death and the Maiden’ Examines Insanity, Gender Roles

Paris Gravley, Staff Writer
April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The theory of Chekhov’s gun states that in storytelling, a loaded gun should not be mentioned if it never goes off. This dramatic principle emphasizes the importance of details and their resolution — why have the gun in the first place if it’s never going to be shot? In Death and the Maiden,... Read more »

Improv Troupes Find Humor in Low Places

Matthew Sprung, Staff Writer
April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Sometimes improv comedy gets weird — but even though this weirdness can turn newcomers off to the genre, it’s also the best part of the show. To kick off the two-day Oberlin College Improv Conference last Friday, three professional improvisation teams performed what could be considered “extra”... Read more »

Takács Quartet Recovers After Brief Faltering Start

Clara Shannon
April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

The Takács String Quartet fits right in at Oberlin. The Budapest-founded and Boulder, CO-based ensemble has been acquiring awards — including the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance — since its founding in 1975, and is world-famous for its unique blend of drama, warmth and humor.... Read more »

‘GHOSTS’ Challenges Contemporary Questions of Morality

‘GHOSTS’ Challenges Contemporary Questions of Morality

Michelle Polyak, Staff Writer
April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Adultery, euthanasia, syphilis — who could ask for more in a play? The Oberlin College Theater Department’s Main Stage production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play Ghosts will supply all three this Thursday through Saturday. Under the direction of Professor Matthew Wright, chair of the Theater... Read more »

Body Positive Burlesque Show Stays Tame

Mary Fischer
April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Theater & Film

On Tuesday, amid controversy over the cancellation of Safer Sex Night, the ’Sco opened its doors for the Sexual Information Center’s second-sexiest campus tradition: the annual Burlesque Show. While the show turned out not to be so explicit after all, it was attended by a diverse crowd whose support... Read more »

On the Record with Co-Chairs of Annual Dandelion Romp Contradance Festival

On the Record with Co-Chairs of Annual Dandelion Romp Contradance Festival

Phoebe Hammer, Arts Editor
April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, On the Record

College seniors Jeremy Rubinstein and Hayley Larson and junior Donal Sheets joined forces this semester to organize Dandelion Romp, which took place last weekend. The Review sat down with them this week to discuss Dandelion Romp’s history, the contra community and the event’s highlights. So... Read more »

OCircus!’s ‘King Bidgood’ Delights All Ages

OCircus!’s ‘King Bidgood’ Delights All Ages

Andrea Goltz
April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Whenever the page in the OCircus! production of King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub yelled, “Help! King Bidgood’s in the bathtub and he won’t get out!” audience members in Philips gym last weekend knew they were in for another great, highly entertaining act. The plot of King Bidgood is simple:... Read more »

OSTA’s Shakespeare Production Confronts Rape Culture

Annelise Giseburt, Production Editor
April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure: In fair Vienna do we lay our scene, where, due to the negligence of the city’s Duke (played by College junior Luke Taylor), debauchery and venereal disease have run rampant for the past 20 years. The Duke decides the time has come to make his city... Read more »

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 »