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Thrilling Performances and Choreography Elevate Senior Dance Concert

Thrilling Performances and Choreography Elevate Senior Dance Concert

Vida Weisblum
February 28
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...

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
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...

Fischer Gallery Hosts Mixed Media Collision

Fischer Gallery Hosts Mixed Media Collision

Odette Chalandon
November 22
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. The firs...

Fall Forward Gets Experimental with Mixed Results

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

Aria Dean
November 15
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, but th...

Bill Callahan Serenades ’Sco

Chris Herndon
May 10
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...

Spring Back Brings Talent and Wit

Sophia Bamert, Managing Editor
April 26
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...

Sneak Preview: Awaken the Wild

Abby Hawkins, Arts Editor
April 26
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Visual Art

Could you explain the theme “Awaken the Wild” a little bit more? It’s very nebulous right now. Eli Clark-Davis: We’re going for an “enchanted forest” sort of theme — monsters, fairies, all the craziest creatures you could ever imagine. Evan Baker: Definitely. Animals are a big th...

Innovative Senior Show Highlights Natural Connections

Sophia Bamert, Managing Editor
April 12
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Since their first year at Oberlin, College seniors Samantha Bergman and Nona Brown have been impressing audiences with their grace, agility and choreographic talent, on their own, in ensembles and as collaborators. Their senior show, What is it, then, between us?, which ran from April 5–6 in Warner...

Colors of Rhythm Celebrates Global Arts

Jarrett Hoffman, Staff Writer
April 12
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Celebrating diversity through performance art was the essence of Oberlin’s 17th annual Colors of Rhythm performance, held April 5 at Finney Chapel. The program was made up of 10 acts, each representing a different marginalized cultural group represented at Oberlin. In line with the history of CoR,...

An Evening of Modern Dance, Music, Art, Featuring Oberlin Senior, Guests

Nicole Gutman
February 22
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Visual Art

The Modern Music Guild invited percussionist Flandrew Fleisenberg and dancer Loren Gronendaal to perform a concert Feb. 17 with Conservatory senior Ian McColm. Their performances captured audiences with the outstanding use of dance, music and visual art. McColm composed and performed a piece, which...

Fall Forward Showcases Strong Technique, One-note Style

Fall Forward Showcases Strong Technique, One-note Style

Sophia Bamert, Production Manager
November 9
Filed under ARTS, Dance

After the three-act-long Spring Back performance of spring 2012, last weekend’s Fall Forward was concise and to the point. The Dance department’s showcase, which ran from Nov. 8 through Nov. 10, was an hour-long show consisting of short, 5–8 minute pieces, and its lighting, sound and stage m...

One Fracture-Goer’s Take on Solarity/RTC’s Most Recent Event

One Fracture-Goer’s Take on Solarity/RTC’s Most Recent Event

Sarp Yavuz, Staff Writer
May 4
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music

Perhaps people did not know what to expect from Solarity and RTC’s collaborative effort, Fracture. There was talk of a post-apocalyptic theme and performers ranging from And What!?, the all-female hip-hop dance collective, to Knomadik, a jazz-electro fusion septet, but no one was expecting the plethora...

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