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The Oberlin Review

Feature Photo: Spring Back

Feature Photo: Spring Back

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
April 17, 2015
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...

‘Spring Back’ Revitalizes Postmodern Dance

‘Spring Back’ Revitalizes Postmodern Dance

Michelle Polyak, Staff Writer
April 11, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance

“Sometimes [Warner Main Space] feels like a big cathedral; other times I’ll lie on my back on the floor and look up into the rafters and it’s like we’re all in a big upside-down ark,” said College junior and Dance major Silvia Sheffield. The performance space has seen generations of dancers,...

Spring Back Brings Talent and Wit

Sophia Bamert, Managing Editor
April 26, 2013
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...

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...

Spring Back Concert Teeters Toward Sameness

Claire Petras, Staff Writer
April 22, 2011
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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