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The Oberlin Review

On the Record: Brenda Way, ODC Founder

On the Record: Brenda Way, ODC Founder

Katherine Moncure

October 30, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Dance

The dance company ODC/San Francisco, formerly Oberlin Dance Collective, will return to its Oberlin roots for a performance and panel discussion with the Dance department on Nov. 4. The Review spoke with Brenda Way, OC ’66, who helped found the group in 1971 and continues to work as its artistic dir...

Dance Diaspora Perform to Horace Silver

Dance Diaspora Perform to Horace Silver

Michelle Chu

October 9, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music, Recent Stories

During Alumni Reunion Weekend, Dance Diaspora performers and jazz musicians showed off their creative skills with their performance of Horace Silver: Song For My Father & Other Matters Pertaining to the Heart. Alumni Kevin Louis, OC ’99, on trumpet, Shea Pierre, OC ’14, on piano, Josh Moton, O...

Nino de los Reyes Captivates Audience

Nino de los Reyes Captivates Audience

Rebecca Cohen

October 2, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

An eager stream of students and faculty poured into Clonick Hall in the Kohl Building last Sunday evening. Those anticipating the crowd arrived well before 6 p.m. Anyone who came on time or late squeezed into the intimate hall’s corners and onto the floor to catch an earful and a glimpse of a world-renowned...

Transnational Classes Unify Dance Department

Transnational Classes Unify Dance Department

Rebecca Cohen

September 25, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Recent Stories

The creaky floorboards of Warner Center’s first-floor hallway rarely respond to the fresh footsteps of a new Dance professor on their way to inhabit a vacated desk. But this year, Dance Department Chair Ann Cooper Albright welcomed Associate Dance Professor Alysia Ramos as a new addition to the d...

ODC to Highlight Feminist Themes in Only Way

ODC to Highlight Feminist Themes in Only Way

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor

May 1, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

This Friday and Saturday evening, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Holly Handman-Lopez, Lisa Yanofsky, OC ’13, and Visiting Instructor in Dance Bobby Wesner will present Oberlin Dance Company in The Only Way, inspired by the suffragettes of the 1920s. The production will showcase live music by...

Feature Photos: Student Dance Showcase

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor

April 24, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Dance

In the top photo, College senior Noa Fleischacker (left), College junior Luke Burns, College first-year Rachel Ford, College first-year Isabel Levey-Swain and College senior Silvia Sheffield work together to form an impromptu composition. In the bottom photo, aerialist and College sophomore Katharine...

Collaborative Project to Connect Film, Sound

Collaborative Project to Connect Film, Sound

Lya Finston, staff writer

April 17, 2015


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, 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...

Harry and the Potters Give Magical Performance

Julia Davis, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015


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, 2015


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, 2015


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, 2015


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...

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