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

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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.

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

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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.

Surrounded by Cubist textiles, Claire Liu ’23, co-founder of The Muse Initiative, took to the piano to play Erik Satie’s “3 Gymnopédies.”

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‘Muse: Satie Reimagined’ reunites music, visual art

February 11, 2020 0 comments

Overcast light filtered into the Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s Grand Gallery on Saturday afternoon to illuminate an interdisciplinary and contemplative performance by the Muse Initiative.

(L-R) Poets Dāa Guy RISD ‘19, Blessed Sheriff ’19, Kris Cho ’22 and Manuel Ávalos ’19 competed at the annual College Unions Poetry Slam last weekend, sharing complex works that celebrated their identities.

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Brown/RISD poetry slam team earns 5th place in annual competition

April 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Last weekend, Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design’s joint poetry slam team sent members Kris Cho ’22, Blessed Sheriff ’19, Dāa Guy RISD ’19 and Manuel Ávalos ’19 to take part in the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitation, an annual collegiate poetry slam tournament.

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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. 

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 Comments are Disabled

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.

Eric Nathan, professor of music, composed “Some Favored Nook,” which tells the story of the long friendship between Dickinson and Higginson.  The chamber opera, performed by two vocalists and a pianist, was presented by FirstWorks last Sunday in the First Unitarian Church of Providence.

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University professor fuses Dickinson’s poetry with music

March 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In his lecture last Friday, Assistant Professor of Music Eric Nathan said, “Emily Dickinson’s poems are perfect on their own, they don’t need music to become better … But I think music, in the context of a long story, can help us see and reflect more deeply and emotionally on what is being said.”

Chartreuse performed compositions that incorporated electronic components and experimental concepts. Five students and one faculty member composed pieces for the trio, working with the musicians during rehearsals.

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Visiting string trio debuts student, faculty compositions

February 7, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Chartreuse string trio performed contemporary and experimental music in a concert Tuesday night, playing compositions from their usual repertoire as well as new pieces composed by University students.

“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 Comments are Disabled

“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.