The Oberlin Review

Artist Jean Rohe made her Oberlin debut with an intimate crowd at the Cat in the Cream this week.

Jean Rohe Plays to Few, Captures Hearts in Midweek Performance

April 12, 2019

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Jean Rohe stopped by Oberlin to give a songwriting workshop last Wednesday before her 8 p.m. show with her band at the Cat in the Cream. She is currently on tour to promote her new record, Sisterly, which was produced with her longtime collaborator Liam Robinson, with whom who she plays in a duo called Robinson & Rohe.  Rohe first caught attention with her 2012 single “National Anthem: Arise! Arise!,” which was inspired by American history and social mo...

Athletics 101 Opens Athlete Divide Conversation

Julie Schreiber, Sports Editor

September 29, 2017

English Professor Yago Colás led the first installment of a three-part workshop called “Athletics 101” in Wilder Hall Monday, Sept. 25. The workshop was designed to encourage an open conversation about the role of athletics and presence of the athletic community at the College. Colás has spent much of his first month at Oberlin concentrating on the integration of athletics and academics on campus. A former professor of Comparative Literature within multiple disciplines at University of Michigan, Colás teaches a course on sports culture and philosophy. He will also serve as an assistant to the Yeomen basketball team for the upcoming 2017–2018 season. The dialogue that “Athletics 101” attempted to foster is n...

Hybrid arts ensemble The Fourth Wall makes its Oberlin debut last Tuesday with a lively audience-driven workshop and performance. The group performed a blend of musical styles with elements of dance and theater.

Music, Dance, Theater Intersect in Arts Workshop

October 31, 2014

The Fourth Wall, a performing trio which integrates music, theater, dance and other artistic disciplines, discussed its unique creative process in a workshop on Oct. 28 in Bibbins Hall. The group’s members, trombonist C. Neil Parsons, OC ’98, flutist Hilary Abigana and percussionist Greg Jukes, have performed across the country at contemporary music and composers’ symposiums, fringe festivals and universities since forming in 2010. The members use experiential activities to introduce their...

BiLi the Mime performs the ubiquitous “wall trick” for a small group of students. As a guest of the Theater department, BiLi followed his Friday performance with a master class on the fundamentals of miming the following day.

OSTA, OCircus Present First Mime Workshops

September 26, 2014

For the first time in Oberlin’s history, students are introducing the art of mime as a branch of the Theater department. Last Friday, Sept. 19, the artist BiLi the Mime lectured and performed at Hales Gymnasium to promote the legitimization of mime as an art form. BiLi followed up Friday’s festivities with a master class on Saturday morning about the fundamentals of miming. College sophomore Amanda Siskind, co-chair of the Oberlin Student Theater Association and treasurer of OCircus, was the...

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