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Choreographer Brian Solomon '19, along with dancers of show, 
investigate real issues through fictional storylines and characters.

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PW show ‘danceveil’ examines ancestry and identity

April 9, 2019 0 comments

Exploring trans identity, diaspora and mental illness, a Movement/Theater performance titled “danceveil” debuted last Thursday at the Upspace that examined the link between the physical body and the spiritual identity.

The Granoff Center for the Creative Arts hosted media performances on humans’ relationships with the ocean, featuring student dancers. A collaboration between the Brown Arts Initiative, Rhode Island School of Design and the University of California of Irvine, made the show possible.

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‘Your Ocean, My Ocean’ explores environmentalism

April 4, 2019 0 comments

Combining dance, music, media and visual art, performances of “Your Ocean, My Ocean” on April 1 and 2 asked audience members to reflect on humans’ relationship with the ocean. 

Out of Bounds utilized multimedia, lighting design and original student writing to entertain audience in Macmillan 117.

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Out of Bounds performs comedy sketch show

March 19, 2019 0 comments

Last Sunday night, Out of Bounds, a student-run comedy sketch group that lists “The Office” actor John Krasinski ’01 among its alums, brought laughter to Macmillan 117 with sketches and short comedic videos that parodied the banalities of University student life.

Scholars and directors of University-affiliated museums volunteered to share their perspectives on a recent report regarding legal and ethical avenues for the French government to repatriate stolen African art.

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Seminar sparks discourse on decolonizing museums

March 12, 2019 0 comments

University community members packed the Joukowsky Forum last Wednesday to attend “Decolonizing the Museum: A Teach in,” which saw academics and University-affiliated museum directors give lectures on Felwin Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy’s report to the French government.

“Hedda Gabler” focuses on proto-feminist themes surrounding domesticity and bourgeouis life. Staged by the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and directed by Professor Spencer Golub, the production emphasized the physical movements of each character.

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Sock & Buskin performs Isben’s play ‘Hedda Gabler’

March 7, 2019 0 comments

On Feb. 28, the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies premiered its rendition of the play “Hedda Gabler” in a new version by Brian Friel, directed by Professor Spencer Golub.

Youssef Arkhtarini, baker at Aleppo Sweets, previously owned bakeries in Syria, where he sold baklava by the stacks every day.

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Syrian eatery Aleppo Sweets draws crowd to Ives Street

February 28, 2019 0 comments

Feb. 24 marked the one-month anniversary of Aleppo Sweets’ opening on Ives Street. The shop has a warm and welcoming atmosphere: Copper Turkish tea sets decorate the front of the restaurant, a dozen plants and lamps hang from the azure ceiling and Arabic songs play softly in the background.

Comedians, both seasoned and novice, addressed an array of topics in their sets. The event was hosted by co-editors of The Rib, a humor publication written by women and people of other marginalized genders.

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The Rib hosts comedy event at Underground

February 26, 2019 0 comments

The Underground swelled with the laughter of a large crowd of students as comedians took to the stage Saturday evening. The Rib, an on-campus humor publication that is exclusively run by women and people of marginalized genders, gathered comedy enthusiasts together on Feb. 23, packing the Underground with students eagerly anticipating […]

Acoustic guitar and Indian classic dance complemented Ganguly’s performance of her award-winning poetry.

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Fulbright Fellow’s poetry reading tugs heartstrings

February 12, 2019 0 comments

On the evening of Feb. 5, Room 101 of Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center turned into an intimate and inviting space for Brown community members to hear award-winning poet, translator and University Fulbright Fellow Somrita Ganguly read some of her poetry in a performance titled “An XL Sized Apology”.

Langston Hughes, social activist and poet of the Harlem Renaissance, wrote timeless works of poetry, touching on themes that are still relevant to communities today. His work was celebrated at a local poetry reading.

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Community gathers in honor of Langston Hughes

February 5, 2019 0 comments

“Hold fast to dreams / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird / That cannot fly.” The voice of reader Angela Romans reciting the well-known opening lines of “Dreams” by the celebrated American poet Langston Hughes blended with the soulful snaps of audience members…

R.I. Virtual Reality offers networking opportunities, updates on industry

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R.I. Virtual Reality offers networking opportunities, updates on industry

January 31, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island Virtual Reality hosted its monthly meet-up last Thursday at AS220 for virtual reality enthusiasts to hear from speakers in the business.