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Feature Photo: Dandelion Romp

Feature Photo: Dandelion Romp

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music

College first-year Adam Work, Conservatory first-year Daphne Pickens and College senior Arthur Davis of the group Wallaby Darned play a lively tune for dancers at Hales Gymnasium. The 17th annual Dandelion Romp contra dance festival kicked off Friday with a workshop for beginners. Providing blistering... Read more »

Top Conservatory Pianists Compete in Dann Competition

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Judges Boris Slutski from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and Steven Spooner from the University of Kansas Conservatory declared Conservatory senior Zi Xiao Li the winner of Oberlin’s Arthur Dann Piano Competition, which was held in Finney Chapel Sunday. Named in memory of a former Oberlin... Read more »

Purvis, Shapiro Aim to Screen Diverse, Unusual Movies in Series

Purvis, Shapiro Aim to Screen Diverse, Unusual Movies in Series

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Students at the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies’ Hallock Auditorium had the chance to meet Marielle Heller, director of The Diary of a Teenage Girl Tuesday. Released in 2015, Diary was beloved by critics and fans alike; a New York Times Critic’s Pick, the publication called it ... Read more »

La Tanya Hall Named Teacher of Jazz Voice

La Tanya Hall Named Teacher of Jazz Voice

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
April 22, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The Conservatory announced Monday that vocalist La Tanya Hall will join the Conservatory faculty as Teacher of Jazz Voice. Hall’s employment will begin in the fall and marks the first time the Conservatory has hired a vocalist for such a position, the first of its kind in the Jazz Studies depart... Read more »

Feature Photo: Oberlin College Choir

Feature Photo: Oberlin College Choir

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
April 15, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Gregory Ristow, OC ’01, conducts the Oberlin College Choir in its spring concert Thursday night in Finney Chapel. The program featured two madrigals by Monteverdi, three Tchaikovsky pieces and a collection of Henry David Thoreau’s poetry set to music by Dominik Argento, as well as works by Fanny... Read more »

Teacher, Student Grapple with Identity in ‘Third’

Teacher, Student Grapple with Identity in ‘Third’

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
April 15, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

At its core, playwright Wendy Wasserstein’s Third, which opened in the Little Theater last weekend and ran until Sunday, is about politics, relationships and the way that we interact with people whose opinions differ from our own. Set on the campus of an unnamed liberal arts college, Third tells the st... Read more »

Con Opens Doors to College Musicians with New Jazz Ensemble

Sam Rueckert
February 19, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

As an aspiring musician who has recently committed to taking every possible musical opportunity, I now realize that I have very little experience with auditioning. Yesterday I went to my second real audition since I’ve gotten to Oberlin. My friend Justin invited me to audition to drum in a jazz... Read more »

Feature Photo: Melodies of the Soul

Feature Photo: Melodies of the Soul

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Double-degree sophomore Raffi Boden on cello, Conservatory sophomore Max Weiner on bass, double-degree sophomore Theo Rosenfeld on saxophone, Conservatory junior Zoe Cutler on trombone and double-degree senior Emily Kuhn on trumpet perform at the Cat in the Cream. On Tuesday, the Jewish Art Collecti... Read more »

Feature Photo: “Thanks for Coming”

Feature Photo: “Thanks for Coming”

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

College sophomores Kyla Van Gelder, Isabel Levey-Swain, Lola Gatti and College first-year Sophia Attebery perform in College senior Alana Reibstein’s senior dance recital piece, “Thanks for Coming,” in Warner Main Space Friday and Saturday. The piece focused on how women struggle to find their... Read more »

Okoye Returns to Oberlin with Harriet Tubman Opera

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
February 12, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

At the end of the opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom, performed last Saturday in Finney Chapel, the audience rose in a standing ovation. Over the course of an hour, the show’s 10-member cast and chorus told the story of Tubman’s life, from her childhood of slavery to her w... Read more »

AMAM Highlights Disabled Artists in A Picture of Health

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

Since mid-January, visitors to the Allen Memorial Art Museum who climb the stairs to the Ripin Gallery have been able to peruse the exhibit A Picture of Health: Art and the Mechanisms of Healing. The exhibit includes everything from paintings and sculptures to amulets and an interactive rotorelief, all of w... Read more »

Performance Art Grapples with Girlhood, Grieving

Performance Art Grapples with Girlhood, Grieving

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

For her final performance in the Winter Term Performance Art & Technology class, College sophomore Elizabeth Grooms filmed herself with Periscope, an app that allows users to livestream anything and viewers to leave comments on the video. She performed her installation alongside classmates at Storage... Read more »