‘My Miles’ to Marry Jazz Standards, African-American Dance

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

Though he says he is no longer religious, trumpet player Kevin Louis, OC ’99, cannot help but liken the upcoming Dance Diaspora concert, “My Miles: My Lullaby in Retrospect,” to the experience of going to church. The New Orleans native, who has produced more than 10 recordings since 1997 and embarked... Read more »

Feature Photo: ‘Other Worlds’

Feature Photo: ‘Other Worlds’

May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Aerialists Finish with a Bang in ‘Up In Smoke’

Aerialists Finish with a Bang in ‘Up In Smoke’

Rosie Black, Production Manager
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Visual Art

“Don’t light things on fire, kids,” College senior and director of the event Samantha Karpinski said, waving to the crowd — as if anyone would take her advice after watching her fearlessly twirl, swallow and spit flames just seconds before. This was the trend last Friday and Saturday night just... Read more »

In Spite of Controversy, Massive Crowd Gathers for Toxicity

In Spite of Controversy, Massive Crowd Gathers for Toxicity

Mary Fischer
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Solarity’s latest event, Toxicity, generated nearly as much energy as a nuclear power plant. Despite the controversy surrounding the event concerning its name, hundreds of students flocked to Wilder Bowl last Friday night to see student artwork and dance the night away. The display seemed a far cry... Read more »

Playful Showcase Features Animalistic Aerialists

Playful Showcase Features Animalistic Aerialists

Vida Weisblum, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories, Visual Art

The disorder of the jungle might seem an unorthodox pairing with the hyper-controlled technique necessary for aerial, but the combination worked wonders in the Circus Safari show held in Hales Gymnasium last Friday evening. The show, in which performers costumed themselves as a separate jungle... Read more »

Intense, Energetic Pieces Drive Koreo Showcase

Intense, Energetic Pieces Drive Koreo Showcase

Clara Shannon
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music

The crowd in the Cat in the Cream got everything it wanted at the Koreo showcase last Wednesday, from heavy beats to heart-wrenching poetry. Koreo, Oberlin’s co-ed hip-hop fusion dance troupe, collaborated with fellow hip-hop student performers for a fun and exhilarating show featuring not only dance,... Read more »

Girls in Motion Brings Community to Cat

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor
April 25, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance

It can be easy for Oberlin students to forget that the world isn’t entirely peopled by 18to 22-year-olds, with the occasional professor thrown in for good measure. The bubble isn’t always a bad thing, but aside from the altruistic souls who volunteer in the community, most of us go weeks without... Read more »

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 »