Arts & Culture

Mezcla, which was founded in 1995, seeks to represent varied Latin styles ranging from Afro-Caribbean to contemporary hip-hop and urban techniques in their dance performances.

Mezcla celebrates 25th anniversary with spring show

March 3, 2020 0 comments

The University’s Latinx dance troupe, Mezcla, hosted two high-energy, sold-out shows Friday and Saturday night in Alumnae Hall. The shows celebrated the group’s 25th anniversary as a campus organization.

Organizers Bella Hoang ’22 and Nancy Tran ’22 united different aspects of Vietnamese culture to present a show with a central story line.

Vietnamese Students Association presents ‘The Birth of Vietnam’

March 3, 2020 0 comments

On Saturday night, a steady stream of attendees headed into the Salomon De Ciccio Family Auditorium for the Vietnamese Students’ Association’s annual culture show.

Thursday night, creations from 12 designers were showcased at the Fashion@Brown runway show in the Granoff Center.

Fashion@Brown hosts annual runway show

February 28, 2020 0 comments

A bright array of bold, vibrant looks designed and modeled by Brown and Rhode Island School of Design students captivated audience members in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Thursday at Fashion@Brown’s 10th annual runway show.

Netlix’s “the goop lab” delves into the wellness practices championed by goop founder, Gwyneth Paltrow.


‘the goop lab’ is awesomely absurd

February 27, 2020 0 comments

“At the center of this glass bottle is rose quartz — the crystal of compassion, tenderness, and comfort,” describes an $80 water bottle on Santa Monica-based lifestyle brand goop’s web store. 

Students Rémy Poisson and Jake Ruggiero completed their CSP over the five-week Wintersession period between the fall and spring semesters under the guidance of supervisor Leonard Long, Senior Critic at RISD.

‘This is Your Life’ unpacks universal experiences

February 25, 2020 0 comments

Two hundred and ten hours. That is how long it took Jake Ruggiero ’22 and Rémy Poisson ’22, both dual degree students and illustrators for The Herald’s post- magazine, to complete their Collaborative Study Project, titled “This is Your Life.” 

Fusion Dance Company, the University’s oldest dance group, paid homage to its founder, Paula Franklin, at its annual performance.

Fusion dancers reaffirm company values

February 25, 2020 0 comments

Dancers moved with grace and fluidity in Fusion Dance Company’s 37th Annual Spring Show this past weekend, offering an emphatic and stylistically diverse performance.

Julia Jarcho hopes to lead the program in a direction where she can implement her personal values of important theatrical practices and new writing to shape the futures of the aspiring writers she teaches.

Julia Jarcho brings new vision to MFA Playwriting Program

February 25, 2020 0 comments

Julia Jarcho, a playwright and director, began her first term this semester as the Head of Playwriting for the Master of Fine Arts Playwriting program. Jarcho will help Brown playwriting students to develop skills for theatre performance. 

“MOTS: 7” boasts seven solo tracks, one for each member, that tell their individual stories and reflect on their climb to world success.


Latest BTS album dominates international charts

February 25, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 21, the South-Korean boy band BTS (Beyond the Scene) released their seventh studio album “Map of the Soul: 7.” The album is made up of 20 tracks, five of which come from their previous album “Map of the Soul: Persona.”

Melbourne professor talks artistic use of gold

Melbourne professor talks artistic use of gold

February 24, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 20, Anne Dunlop, Herald Chair of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne, started her lecture with a zoomed-in shot of the “Annunciation with St. Margaret and St. Ansanus,” a wooden altarpiece adorned with gold that depicts Archangel Gabriel kneeling in front of the Virgin Mary with an olive branch in hand.

Erin McKeown (left) joins Ali Momeni (right) as a Professor of the Practice this semester, as appointed by the Brown Arts Initiative. McKeown will be teaching a course on musical storytelling.

Professors of Practice cross disciplinary borders through BAI

February 20, 2020 0 comments

What is it like to be a working artist? What does it take? What is their creative process? These are some of the questions that the Brown Arts Initiative aims to answer for students through the professor of the practice program, an initiative that has brought professional artists to campus since 2016.