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ODC Builds Imaginitive Spaces for Dance

Molly Gorin and Sam Ferguson
November 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

Art needs space. Never was this clearer than in 1971, when aspiring Oberlin Dance majors petitioned the administration for the use of Warner Main, at the time, an underused gymnasium. The Dance department was coming into the academic world, and the developing department needed faculty, dance studios a... Read more »

Oberlin Inter-Arts Program of ’70s Created Collaborative Environment

Alana Reibstein and Zoe Martens
November 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

In the 1970s, anti-war protests inspired a surge of change and a call for action at Oberlin College. Under President Robert Fuller’s leadership, the Inter-Arts Program emerged, a program committed to approaching artistic creation and performance through multiple mediums. The program’s mission statement... Read more »

Seniors Combine Dance, Music, Electronics for Joint Performance Piece

Mary Fischer
November 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music

With their piece append, double-degree senior Christy Rose and College senior Molly Barger proved on Saturday that exceptional work is created when artists work together to cross boundaries and defy expectations. The performance served as both Rose’s junior TIMARA recital and Barger’s senior Dance pr... Read more »

On the Record: Brenda Way, ODC Founder

On the Record: Brenda Way, ODC Founder

Katherine Moncure
October 30, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance

The dance company ODC/San Francisco, formerly Oberlin Dance Collective, will return to its Oberlin roots for a performance and panel discussion with the Dance department on Nov. 4. The Review spoke with Brenda Way, OC ’66, who helped found the group in 1971 and continues to work as its artistic dir... Read more »

Dance Diaspora Perform to Horace Silver

Dance Diaspora Perform to Horace Silver

Michelle Chu
October 9, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music, Recent Stories

During Alumni Reunion Weekend, Dance Diaspora performers and jazz musicians showed off their creative skills with their performance of Horace Silver: Song For My Father & Other Matters Pertaining to the Heart. Alumni Kevin Louis, OC ’99, on trumpet, Shea Pierre, OC ’14, on piano, Josh Moton, O... Read more »

Nino de los Reyes Captivates Audience

Nino de los Reyes Captivates Audience

Rebecca Cohen
October 2, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

An eager stream of students and faculty poured into Clonick Hall in the Kohl Building last Sunday evening. Those anticipating the crowd arrived well before 6 p.m. Anyone who came on time or late squeezed into the intimate hall’s corners and onto the floor to catch an earful and a glimpse of a world-renowned... Read more »

Transnational Classes Unify Dance Department

Transnational Classes Unify Dance Department

Rebecca Cohen
September 25, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Recent Stories

The creaky floorboards of Warner Center’s first-floor hallway rarely respond to the fresh footsteps of a new Dance professor on their way to inhabit a vacated desk. But this year, Dance Department Chair Ann Cooper Albright welcomed Associate Dance Professor Alysia Ramos as a new addition to the d... Read more »

ODC to Highlight Feminist Themes in Only Way

ODC to Highlight Feminist Themes in Only Way

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
May 1, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

This Friday and Saturday evening, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Holly Handman-Lopez, Lisa Yanofsky, OC ’13, and Visiting Instructor in Dance Bobby Wesner will present Oberlin Dance Company in The Only Way, inspired by the suffragettes of the 1920s. The production will showcase live music by... Read more »

Feature Photos: Student Dance Showcase

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
April 24, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance

In the top photo, College senior Noa Fleischacker (left), College junior Luke Burns, College first-year Rachel Ford, College first-year Isabel Levey-Swain and College senior Silvia Sheffield work together to form an impromptu composition. In the bottom photo, aerialist and College sophomore Katharine... Read more »

Collaborative Project to Connect Film, Sound

Collaborative Project to Connect Film, Sound

Lya Finston, staff writer
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music

Wilder 115 bustled with creative energy last Sunday as College first-year Rebecca Winer, alongside College seniors and Film Co-op co-chairs Maxwell Kopelowicz and Patrick Gilfether, led a room of adamant musicians and filmmakers in “collab-a-fest,” a creative forum for the second installation of... Read more »

Feature Photo: Spring Back

Feature Photo: Spring Back

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

Dancers Leah Newman, College sophomore, Alana Reibstein, College junior, and Jesse Wiener, College senior, slide across Warner Main’s beloved wooden floor while emitting tired sighs in a stunning dance choreographed by College senior Ellen Askonas. Her piece, a bright highlight of the program, appeared... Read more »

Harry and the Potters Give Magical Performance

Julia Davis, Staff Writer
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Wizard rock band Harry and the Potters gave an enchanting performance last Tuesday night at the ’Sco. The band consists of brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge on the keyboard and guitar, respectively, and a drummer who was solely referred to as “The Ghost of Cedric Diggory.” The drummer’s true identity... Read more »