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Colors of Rhythm Celebrates Global Arts

Jarrett Hoffman, Staff Writer
April 12, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2012
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, 2012
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...

Oberlin Dance Department Springs into New Era

Oberlin Dance Department Springs into New Era

Sophia Bamert, Production Manager
April 20, 2012
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, 2012
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, 2012
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, 2012
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, 2012
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, 2012
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, 2011
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, 2011
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,...

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