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Jillian Davis, company member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, taught a masterclass last Wednesday as part of the Artists and Scientists as Partners 2019 Symposium.

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Ballet masterclass unites people of different backgrounds, levels

March 19, 2019 0 comments

Last Wednesday, Jillian Davis of Complexions Contemporary Ballet led students and community members with mixed levels of dance experience through a ballet masterclass.

Shayna Toh ’20 began writing “Firefly in the Light,” a pop-rock musical, when she was 17 years old.  Toh previously shared the musical with audiences in New York and Singapore.

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‘Firefly in the Light’ depicts youth’s search for fame

March 13, 2019 0 comments

Production Workshop presented “Firefly in the Light” last weekend, an earnest pop-rock musical composed, directed and written by Shayna Toh ’20 that probes “the many competing life options which await every young and older person,” according to the show’s website.

Nandita Das shares motivation behind ‘Manto’ biopic

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Nandita Das shares motivation behind ‘Manto’ biopic

March 12, 2019 0 comments

“A story humanizes the other. … Suddenly you see that unknown, and it’s a person,” said Nandita Das, director and writer of the 2018 biopic “Manto,” last Thursday evening at the Center for Contemporary South Asia’s screening of the film.

Meghan Sullivan, professor of philosophy at Notre Dame, argued for the moral obligation to love everyone during an event hosted by the Veritas Forum and the Program for Ethical Inquiry.

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Visiting professor presents philosophical argument for universal love

March 5, 2019 0 comments

Although the command to “love your neighbor as yourself” is often considered impractical, Meghan Sullivan, a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, sought to defend universal love, or the “love imperative,” at a forum last Friday evening.

Archaeological illustrations by Flannery McIntyre ‘19 depict ancient artifacts from the Joukowsky Institute’s vault. The Archaeological Illustration Club trains students to meticulously draw objects from the past and present.

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Archeological Illustration Club promotes observation, drawing skills

February 26, 2019 0 comments

Every Thursday, the Archaeological Illustration Club meets at the Joukowsky Institute to meticulously draw ancient and contemporary objects. Archeological illustration is the process of observing and drawing items in detail, a skill often used on archeological digs. “There’s something to be said for this quite old-fashioned method of paying close […]

Fusion, a student dance company, performed in Alumnae Hall for their 36th Annual Spring Show this past weekend. The show featured several styles of music and dance, including modern, hip-hop and jazz.

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Fusion dancers perform in 36th spring show

February 26, 2019 0 comments

Despite a small fire during their final performance, Fusion Dance Company presented a stylistically diverse and unceasingly energetic 36th Annual Spring Show last weekend.

'The Rest I Make Up' highlights the life and artistic career of late Cuban-American artist Maria Irene Fornes.

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Documentary chronicles life of late playwright Maria Irene Fornes

February 21, 2019 0 comments

Last Sunday, the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts hosted a screening of “The Rest I Make Up,” a documentary chronicling the life of the late Maria Irene Fornes, a Cuban-American avant-garde playwright, and her struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

This modern staging of “The Scottish Play” draws influence from an essay on dismemberment, images of death and even modern club music. Trinity Repertory Company is performing “Macbeth” until March 3.

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Trinity Rep. stages gruesome, modern ‘Macbeth’

February 14, 2019 0 comments

Trinity Repertory Company’s production of “Macbeth,” running from Jan. 31 through March 3, is a gloriously gruesome and thrilling performance, presenting a characterization of baseness all too applicable in today’s political world.

Artwork by Katia Rozenberg ’22 seeks to challenge interactions between viewers and their environment through the contrast of abstraction and realism.  Her pieces were featured alongside the work of 16 other artists.

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Exhibit invites viewers to consider what makes a ‘good life’

February 12, 2019 0 comments

A pop-up exhibit titled “How do we live a ‘Good Life?’” used the paintings, photography and poems of 16 artists from Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design to attempt to answer the event’s title question Wednesday.

“Ajijaak on Turtle Island” featured animal puppets, dancing and songs to share the story of a young crane completing her first migration. This story originates from traditional Native American folklore about the environment and teaches audience members to protect natural habitats.

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Touring puppet musical inspired by Native American stories

February 5, 2019 0 comments

“Ajijaak on Turtle Island” captivated audiences last week at Moses Brown School with soaring kites, graceful puppetry and a heartwarming story about family and nature.