Feature Photo: ‘Colors of Rhythm’

Feature Photo: ‘Colors of Rhythm’

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

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 »

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 »

‘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 »

On the Record: Adenike Sharpley on Dance, Feminism and the Demise of Hip-Hop

On the Record: Adenike Sharpley on Dance, Feminism and the Demise of Hip-Hop

Nora Kipnis, Arts Editor
March 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, On the Record

This Friday and Saturday, Essence will present Queens Rule, a dance performance that tells the story of hip-hop music and dance, from its roots in West African beats, through its activist beginnings, to the genre’s current commercialization. The show is particularly aimed at questioning how... Read more »

Thrilling Performances and Choreography Elevate Senior Dance Concert

Thrilling Performances and Choreography Elevate Senior Dance Concert

Vida Weisblum
February 28, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance

The Senior Dance Concert this past Friday and Saturday in Warner Main was an absorbing representation of Oberlin’s Dance Department. Featuring choreography by two senior Dance majors, the show was a creative production that combined elements of partnering, aerial acrobatics and contact improvisation... Read more »

Student Dance Troupes Combine with Poetry and Song to Great Effect

Student Dance Troupes Combine with Poetry and Song to Great Effect

Anne Pride-Wilt, Staff Writer
December 13, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Dance

There’s nothing like good dance. Of course, there’s nothing like good poems or good music either, facts of which all-female hip-hop performance group And What!? seemed keenly aware with last Friday and Saturday’s Fall Showcase. The show neatly blended the three art forms, resulting in a mesmerizing... Read more »

Fischer Gallery Hosts Mixed Media Collision

Fischer Gallery Hosts Mixed Media Collision

Odette Chalandon
November 22, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Last Saturday, SoundFarm, the concert series for improvised music, and Exhibition Initiative, the student-run visual art curatorial group, collaborated to create Counterpoints, a musical and visual improvisational show. The event, which took place in the Fischer Gallery, consisted of four acts.... Read more »

Fall Forward Gets Experimental with Mixed Results

<i>Fall Forward</i> Gets Experimental with Mixed Results

Aria Dean
November 15, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

Fall Forward, Oberlin’s fall dance showcase which took place in Warner Main on Nov. 7–9, featured a number of Oberlin students performing pieces that drew from a wide array of styles, including ballet and contemporary dance. For the most part, the performances were tight and well-choreographed,... Read more »

Bill Callahan Serenades ’Sco

Chris Herndon
May 10, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Dance

In an early stop on his first tour since 2011, veteran folk crooner Bill Callahan brought his baritone to the Dionysus Disco on Saturday, May 4. After an opening performance by tap dancer Flat Foot, Callahan rambled through 11 songs with a mastery that could have only been honed over his two decades... Read more »

Spring Back Brings Talent and Wit

Sophia Bamert, Managing Editor
April 26, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Dance

This semester, Spring Back discovered its sense of humor, and that’s not to say that the dancing was taken any less seriously than usual. Under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Holly Handman-Lopez, the showcase of student choreography, which ran in the main space of Warner Center... Read more »