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Feature Photo: Capoeira Angola Retreat

Feature Photo: Capoeira Angola Retreat

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor

February 27, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

Participants engage in Capoeira Angola games during a workshop last weekend at a “roda” in South Studios. South and Lord-Saunders residencies cohosted a three-day-long retreat centering on the Afro-Brazilian art form, Capoeira, complete with educational workshops, games, training sessions and group...

Render to Portray Apocalyptic Theory through Dance

Mohit Dubey

February 13, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Dance

Render, a senior dance concert, will include multimedia forms in its exploration of everything from humankind’s growing reliance on technology to the final demise of the universe. The show will shed light on concepts of permanence and impermanence through artistic experimentation this Friday and Satu...

SIC Burlesque Show Features Mix of Traditional Performances, Emerging Acts

Tristan Cimini, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014


Filed under ARTS, Dance

On Tuesday night, the Sexual Information Center turned the ’Sco into a burlesque club. All proceeds benefited Preterm, a clinic that provides compassionate abortion care in Cleveland. Each ticket purchase bought guests unlimited drinks and a raffle ticket for prizes, such as a box of Awake N’ Bake...

Sheffield, Reibstein Continue Larson’s Vision of Dance Inclusivity

Sheffield, Reibstein Continue Larson’s Vision of Dance Inclusivity

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor

November 21, 2014


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

Though the Student Dance Showcase is only two years old, the free dance show held each semester in Warner Main already feels like a fundamental part of the department’s annual listing of events. With the addition of the showcase, the department began a student-run plan in making a more inclusive range...

Fall Forward Loses Quirkiness, Gains Cohesion

Fall Forward Loses Quirkiness, Gains Cohesion

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor

November 14, 2014


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Recent Stories

Oberlin’s annual Fall Forward dance show is reputed as a spectacular display of the diverse range of movement and innovation within the Dance department; this year’s performance was no exception. Performances of Fall Forward ran last Friday and Saturday evenings in Warner’s historic main space...

‘My Miles’ to Marry Jazz Standards, African-American Dance

Liam McLean, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

Though he says he is no longer religious, trumpet player Kevin Louis, OC ’99, cannot help but liken the upcoming Dance Diaspora concert, “My Miles: My Lullaby in Retrospect,” to the experience of going to church. The New Orleans native, who has produced more than 10 recordings since 1997 and embarked...

Aerialists Finish with a Bang in ‘Up In Smoke’

Aerialists Finish with a Bang in ‘Up In Smoke’

Rosie Black, Production Manager

May 9, 2014


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Visual Art

“Don’t light things on fire, kids,” College senior and director of the event Samantha Karpinski said, waving to the crowd — as if anyone would take her advice after watching her fearlessly twirl, swallow and spit flames just seconds before. This was the trend last Friday and Saturday night just...

In Spite of Controversy, Massive Crowd Gathers for Toxicity

In Spite of Controversy, Massive Crowd Gathers for Toxicity

Mary Fischer

May 9, 2014


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Solarity’s latest event, Toxicity, generated nearly as much energy as a nuclear power plant. Despite the controversy surrounding the event concerning its name, hundreds of students flocked to Wilder Bowl last Friday night to see student artwork and dance the night away. The display seemed a far cry...

Playful Showcase Features Animalistic Aerialists

Playful Showcase Features Animalistic Aerialists

Vida Weisblum, Staff Writer

May 2, 2014


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories, Visual Art

The disorder of the jungle might seem an unorthodox pairing with the hyper-controlled technique necessary for aerial, but the combination worked wonders in the Circus Safari show held in Hales Gymnasium last Friday evening. The show, in which performers costumed themselves as a separate jungle animal t...

Intense, Energetic Pieces Drive Koreo Showcase

Intense, Energetic Pieces Drive Koreo Showcase

Clara Shannon

May 2, 2014


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music

The crowd in the Cat in the Cream got everything it wanted at the Koreo showcase last Wednesday, from heavy beats to heart-wrenching poetry. Koreo, Oberlin’s co-ed hip-hop fusion dance troupe, collaborated with fellow hip-hop student performers for a fun and exhilarating show featuring not only dance,...

Girls in Motion Brings Community to Cat

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor

April 25, 2014


Filed under ARTS, Dance

It can be easy for Oberlin students to forget that the world isn’t entirely peopled by 18to 22-year-olds, with the occasional professor thrown in for good measure. The bubble isn’t always a bad thing, but aside from the altruistic souls who volunteer in the community, most of us go weeks without...

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