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Complex Questions Drive Choreography at Intimate Fall Forward

Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
November 4, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Last night commenced Fall Forward, the Dance department’s premiere production that takes place every November. In past iterations, Fall Forward has boasted lengthy setlists with large group pieces, but this year, under Professor Carter McAdams’ direction, the show will include smaller works by just... Read more »

Halloween Burlesque Treats Audience, Bodies with Respect

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Theater & Film

The Oberlin Burlesque Halloween-themed performance was a treat — quite literally, since the show opened with the audience being pelted by candy. The team took the stage in front of a packed ’Sco at 10 p.m. Monday to deliver a performance that both capitalized on the evening’s spooky theme and cel... Read more »

Feature Photo: Bulgarika

Feature Photo: Bulgarika

Text by Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music, Recent Stories

The trans-Atlantic band Bulgarika played at the ’Sco Monday afternoon, led by New York-based husband and wife Nikolay and Donka Koley, versed in the gadulka and vocals respectively. Both graduates of Bulgarian conservatories, the pair performed alongside band members Temelko Ivanoy (kaval) and Kikolay K... Read more »

Lorain’s FireFish Spectacle Signals Restoration

Lorain’s FireFish Spectacle Signals Restoration

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

A giant fish paraded through the center of town, floated down the river and set on fire barely scratches the surface of the display at the second annual FireFish festival, which took place last Saturday. The city of Lorain’s downtown and boardwalk areas were transformed into thoroughfares of public art... Read more »

It Takes Two to Tango

Brendan Eprile
September 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Oberlin is home to a variety of dance scenes from contra to swing, but one style has been conspicuously missing — the tango. On Tuesday, Oberlin College began offering tango lessons at Spanish house, taught by two professional instructors who share a deep history with the art form. Instructor Micaela B... Read more »

Feature Photo: Terra Incognita

Feature Photo: Terra Incognita

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance

College senior Benjamin Miyamoto dances in Oberlin Dance Company’s Terra Incognita in Hall Auditorium Saturday. Choreographed by Assistant Professor of Dance Alysia Ramos, the multimedia show illustrates how it feels to delve into the unknown and find the unexpected. Conservatory musicians accompanied... Read more »

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 »

On the Record with Ana Garcia, Breakdancer

Kiana Mickles
April 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, On the Record

Ana “Rokafella” Garcia is a B-girl who fell in love with breakdancing in the 1990s and danced with hip-hop crews such as the Transformers, the Breeze Team and the New York Float Committee. She co-founded Full Circle Productions with her husband and fellow breaker Kwikstep, where they teach young dan... Read more »

Student Dance Showcase Features Ballet, Breakdancing, Latin

Student Dance Showcase Features Ballet, Breakdancing, Latin

Michelle Fikrig
April 22, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance

The Student Dance Showcase held in Warner Main Space last Friday and Saturday featured a variety of acts ranging from tap to break dancing to the adorable moves of the TY Squad. College sophomores Lola Gatti and Isabel Levey-Swain co-directed the show this semester after serving as assistant directors... 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 »

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 »

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