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Drumming and dancing bring unique form of unity

This semester, Sedinam Worlanyo ’17 and Eileen Hou ’16 worked as interns for Intergenerational Drum and Dance Project, which involves about 28 participants, mostly from the Greater Philadelphia community. Every Saturday morning for  four weeks, the participants attended a class at the Lang Performing Arts Center to learn mainly West African dance and drumming techniques.… Keep Reading

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Yusef Komunyakaa to lecture on campus

Last week, celebrated author Toni Morrison offered us a few invaluable insights regarding the unspoken truths we derive from words written on a page. She called this idea “invisible ink.” On Friday, we will hear from another Pulitzer Prize-winning author who holds that the indirect insinuations of poetry can likewise offer explicit truths. “Poetry is… Keep Reading

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“Urinetown” to shower down on Upper Tarble

The toilet outside of Sharples is not another piece of public art — it’s an advertisement. For this year’s spring musical, Abigail Henderson ’14 is putting on a production of “Urinetown.” While the title suggests a bunch of potty jokes, Henderson described the musical as “brilliant satire you would not suspect was hidden beneath that… Keep Reading

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Artist Spotlight: Sculptor Lisa Patusky

When you walk past the List Gallery these days, you might be drawn to the muscularly shaped, flowing sculptures inside. These sculptures are part of the senior thesis of Lisa Patusky ’14, a senior from Ohio who is majoring in studio art and minoring in English literature and art history. Patusky’s reasons for choosing sculpture… Keep Reading

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Toni Morrison casts her spell

“I’m worth it.” A filled LPAC auditorium. A lengthy standing ovation. The moment so many have been waiting for since the start of this academic year finally came Monday night when Toni Morrison was wheeled onto LPAC Mainstage. Dr. Weinstein’s reverent introduction of Morrison as a spokesperson for her race, a figure that has been… Keep Reading

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Honors directing thesis pulls back the curtain

For months, the cast of the upcoming play, “Lex & Goldaline” have been crafting a unique, immersive theater experience. “Devised theater” is a play that is not written, but rather created through a series of brainstorming exercises. In the spirit of this genre, the cast has been writing about various themes and workshopping their ideas… Keep Reading

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RnM diversifies and prepares for upcoming show

Each semester, members of Rhythm n Motion (RnM) recreate our internal worlds on stage. This Saturday, from 8:00 to 9:00 at LPAC, the dancers will mirror our own joy, excitement, and fear through their movement. RnM is the largest and longest dance group in the campus. Founded in 2001 by Jumatatu Poe ‘04, now a… Keep Reading

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GHF Variety Show showcases student talent

Last Friday, the Global Health Forum (GHF) held its annual Variety Show with performances from several student groups, featuring a capella, sketch comedy, and more. Proceeds from the Variety Show will go towards Shot@Life, a UN organization that provides vaccines to children worldwide. Along with Grapevine, Vertigo-go, and many others, hosts Claudia Lujan ‘15 and… Keep Reading

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