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Playing with sestinas

Around Again: Playing with Sestinas, a Peripeteia workshop led by Tristan Beiter ’19, served as an hour-long introduction to the sestina, Beiter’s self-proclaimed favorite verse form. The event began with a collective reading aloud of three sestinas: Elizabeth Bishop’s “Sestina,” Agha Shahid Ali’s “The Floating Post Office,” and Julia Alvarez’s “Bilingual Sestina,” the last of… Keep Reading

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A new way to draw

One of Peripeteia’s many workshops this weekend was a two-day drawing workshop in Kitao Gallery called Drawing the Movements, taught by Maisie Luo ’19. Jake Mundo ’18, a member of the Peripeteia planning committee, explains that the goal of Peripeteia workshops is to expose students to new and interesting things that they might not otherwise… Keep Reading

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Dance department brings in professional dance to stage Antony Tudor ballet

The dance department has brought in professional dancers and stagers Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner to stage Antony Tudor’s place “Dark Elegies.” The play will be staged for Dance 049E Dance Performance Repertory: Ballet. Both Gardner and McKerrow learned the ballet from Tudor himself. The two danced at the American Ballet Theatre before moving onto… Keep Reading

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Swatties build worlds

“What is Ash Ketchum eating?” asked Rachel Davis ’19 during her Peripeteia workshop devoted to examining worldbuilding in fiction. “I suppose the writers thought no one would think about implications of casually eating meat in a world of non-sentient animals? But people like me do and then you’re watching Pokémon and you’re like, ‘This is… Keep Reading

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College screens “Boycott” in honor of MLK

Last Thursday, as part of the college’s week of activities to commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Black Cultural Center hosted a screening of the 2001 American television movie “Boycott” in the LPAC cinema. Students, faculty, and members of the Swarthmore community filled the cinema to view the film and reflect on… Keep Reading

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McCabe Displays Student Studio Art Projects

“Observations of a Box”, the current exhibit on view in McCabe library, presents the works of students in Professor Logan Grider’s Foundation to Drawing class. The students were assigned to design three-dimensional compositions with recycled cardboard and then to configure them within a box into which the viewer can look from a small hole on… Keep Reading

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Petroff invites community to float his drawings

“Floating Drawings,” three-dimensional artwork, is composed of planar elements that “float” before the wall. Paper, wire, and cloth are displayed upon a silk screen, covered in gouache painting, and hang from the List Gallery wall. Meanwhile, the artist, Alexis Petroff, lectures to an audience in the Lang Performing Arts Center about his work, his journey… Keep Reading

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Building Communities in Yellow Stockings

As the lights dim in Upper Tarble, the last of the audience members take their seats, and murmurs fade away into silence. The actors are scattered behind the curtain, some peeking through its narrow seam as others tightly clutch their props, preparing to bring them on stage. Mohammad Boozarjomehri ’19 then welcomes the audience, asking… Keep Reading

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