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Oberlin Dance Department Springs into New Era

Oberlin Dance Department Springs into New Era

Sophia Bamert, Production Manager
April 20
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Last weekend marked the first all-student-choreographed Spring Back showcase in two years. While the Dance department’s inclusion of faculty choreography in recent Fall Forward and Spring Backperformances has presented a welcome collaboration of faculty expertise with student talent, this semes...

Solarity, RTC to Host Fracture from Reality

Kara Brooks, Arts Editor
April 20
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music, Visual Art

Despite reclaiming some of its lost identity this year, Drag Ball is still incomparable to its heyday of four-plus years ago. The student group Solarity emerged in early 2010 in response to the void left by Drag Ball’s absence, kicking off its on-campus activities with Neon Garden, a somewhat “do it...

Coltrane Show Offers “Escape” into Music, Dance

Julia Hubay, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music

A disembodied voice rang out in the darkened cavern of Warner Main Space: “May there be peace and love and perfection throughout all creation, oh God.” Slowly, musicians joined in with the repeated mantra, and the homage to John Coltrane swung into motion. Essence presented “Escape from New...

Essence Dances to Music of John and Alice Coltrane

Elizabeth Dobbins
March 9
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music

“Escape from New Babylon to the Sweet Music of John and Alice Coltrane,” presented by Essence dance troupe, is the second in a trilogy of artist showcases that began with 2010’s celebration of musician Eric Dolphy. Showing in Warner Main on March 9 and 10 at 8 p.m., the event will be a mix of music,...

On the Record: Nusha Martynuk, Founder of OASIS

Kara Brooks, Arts Editor
March 2
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music, Theater & Film, Visual Art

Can you tell me a little bit about how OASIS started? In the spring of 2006, I became the director of Dance, and I was talking to the dean at the time about collaboration, teaching more collaboratively and allowing the arts to do more work of that sort. Then, in fall of 2010, it so happened that th...

Ntozake Shange on Why She Had to Dance

Kara Brooks, Arts Editor
February 10
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Every seat was filled in the Science Center’s West Lecture Hall at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 8, which was surprising for the time of day. After a brief delay due to wheelchair inaccessibility, Ntozake Shange finally made her way to the stage. The room hushed to hear the acclaimed playwright and poet...

Art Departments Collaborate with Gordon Square Arts District

Nancy Roane, Staff Writer
October 14
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music, Theater & Film, Visual Art

Oberlin College’s departments of Theater, Art and Dance are collaborating with the Gordon Square Arts District located in Cleveland’s west side. Oberlin students will soon have the opportunity to get involved in art exhibitions, Winter Term projects and other artistic programs from the neighboring...

Dancing Community: The Dance of Social Resistance

Kara Brooks, Arts Editor
September 30
Filed under ARTS, Dance

In celebration of Latino/a Heritage Month at Oberlin College, Ana María Alvarez, OC ’99, came to Oberlin this past Tuesday to provide a public lecture, as well as instruct two master dance classes. After studying at the North Carolina School of the Arts and training with the Urban Bush Women, Alvarez,...

Solarity’s Neon Garden Presents Eye-Popping, Seizure-Inducing Blacklight Spectacle

Sarp Yavuz, Staff Writer
May 6
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Theater & Film, Visual Art

For many, Neon Garden began at 8 p.m. Saturday night in a very long line in front of the Science Center. Scheduled to begin at 10 p.m., the event’s pre-sale tickets had been sold out a week before, and countless Obies wanted to get the remaining 150 tickets at the door. The exact nature of the ticket...

OCircus! Leaps Back to the Future with Time Travel Show

OCircus! Leaps Back to the Future with Time Travel Show

Eva Sachs, Staff Writer
May 6
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Theater & Film

ountless children have dreamed of running away to the circus, but what about time traveling away? Last weekend, College first-years Annie Minette and William Passannante and College junior Daniella Sanchez did just that before excited audiences in A Circus in Time, OCircus!’s spring show. The tri...

Dance Review Overlooks Diversity

Nusha Martynuk
April 29
Filed under ARTS, Dance

To the Editors: The review of the Spring Back dance concert by Claire Petras [The Oberlin Review, April 25] ended with this quote: “… hopefully in the future, the Oberlin dance department will be more willing to step out of the limiting prescriptions of modern dance and prominently feature even...

Spring Back Concert Teeters Toward Sameness

Claire Petras, Staff Writer
April 22
Filed under ARTS, Dance

“What was your favorite piece?” This was the question I asked my classmates after attending the Spring Back dance concert last weekend. Surprisingly, the response to this query was quite uniform, with most citing either College first-year Jess Gersony’s tap piece Heartbeats or visiting assistan...

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