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The Oberlin Review

Collaborative Project to Connect Film, Sound

Collaborative Project to Connect Film, Sound

Lya Finston, staff writer
April 17
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...

Feature Photo: Spring Back

Feature Photo: Spring Back

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
April 17
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...

Harry and the Potters Give Magical Performance

Julia Davis, Staff Writer
April 17
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...

Feature Photo: Falling Up

Feature Photo: Falling Up

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
April 10
Filed under ARTS, Dance

College first-year Anika Lindsay gracefully suspends herself during an aerial performance at Hales Gymnasium last Sunday, April 5. The show, hosted by Oberlin College Aerialists, was titled “Falling Up” and featured a variety of aerial silk acts inspired by American poet Shel Silverstein’s iconic...

Colors of Rhythm Brings Passion, Solidarity to Finney Chapel

Annelise Giseburt, Production Manager
April 10
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music

Yesterday evening, Finney Chapel was filled by Colors of Rhythm, marking the show’s 19th consecutive year. The event, which, according to the its mission statement, began as “constructive protest for the visibility, recognition and celebration of certain cultural dance forms and other art forms that...

Mahon Uses Choreography to Share Healing Proc‘ess in ‘Crossing Rivers’

Mahon Uses Choreography to Share Healing Proc‘ess in ‘Crossing Rivers’

Mohit Dubey
March 13
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

College senior and Africana Studies major Kara Mahon’s honors dance show, “Crossing Rivers: The Love of Afrekete,” gleaned inspiration from African-derived ritual practices and spiritual worship to represent her healing following sexual abuse. The event, which took place in Warner Main Space last...

Feature Photo: Capoeira Angola Retreat

Feature Photo: Capoeira Angola Retreat

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
February 27
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

Participants engage in Capoeira Angola games during a workshop last weekend at a “roda” in South Studios. South and Lord-Saunders residencies cohosted a three-day-long retreat centering on the Afro-Brazilian art form, Capoeira, complete with educational workshops, games, training sessions and group...

Render to Portray Apocalyptic Theory through Dance

Mohit Dubey
February 13
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Render, a senior dance concert, will include multimedia forms in its exploration of everything from humankind’s growing reliance on technology to the final demise of the universe. The show will shed light on concepts of permanence and impermanence through artistic experimentation this Friday and Satu...

SIC Burlesque Show Features Mix of Traditional Performances, Emerging Acts

Tristan Cimini, Staff Writer
December 5
Filed under ARTS, Dance

On Tuesday night, the Sexual Information Center turned the ’Sco into a burlesque club. All proceeds benefited Preterm, a clinic that provides compassionate abortion care in Cleveland. Each ticket purchase bought guests unlimited drinks and a raffle ticket for prizes, such as a box of Awake N’ Bake...

Sheffield, Reibstein Continue Larson’s Vision of Dance Inclusivity

Sheffield, Reibstein Continue Larson’s Vision of Dance Inclusivity

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
November 21
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

Though the Student Dance Showcase is only two years old, the free dance show held each semester in Warner Main already feels like a fundamental part of the department’s annual listing of events. With the addition of the showcase, the department began a student-run plan in making a more inclusive range...

Fall Forward Loses Quirkiness, Gains Cohesion

Fall Forward Loses Quirkiness, Gains Cohesion

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
November 14
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Recent Stories

Oberlin’s annual Fall Forward dance show is reputed as a spectacular display of the diverse range of movement and innovation within the Dance department; this year’s performance was no exception. Performances of Fall Forward ran last Friday and Saturday evenings in Warner’s historic main space...

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

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
October 10
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...

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