“The Performers” draws attention to everyday performance

“The Performers,” a multimedia piece staged by Erica Janko ’17 last weekend at the annual Philadelphia Fringe Contemporary Arts Festival, tackled a range of themes from femininity to the audience’s role in a performance through the deft use of technology, choreography, and

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Despite student pushback, Gregory King departs

Despite a letter of protest from students and his application for a tenure-track position at the college, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance and Postdoctoral Fellow Gregory King will be leaving Swarthmore at the end of the 2015-16 academic year. King, a former

Wendy Xu ’15 returns to Swarthmore with new moves

Swarthmore alumna Wendy Xu ’15 made a return to campus last Sunday, when she led a hip-hop choreography workshop in the Lang Performing Arts Center. The early afternoon workshop was sponsored by the college’s own Rhythm N Motion Dance Company. Xu, a

Rosie Langabeer discuss music and theater collaboration

Rosie Langabeer, an award-winning musician and experimental composer, came to campus on Thurs. January 28 to lead a discussion with a group of faculty and students about music and theater and dance collaborations. Langabeer, who is a native of New Zealand, was

Review: Gabriela Brown ’18 considers BalletX

While I had been encouraged several times by my Ballet III teacher to go see BalletX in Philly over the course of several semesters, it never ended up happening. So of course, when BalletX arrived at Swarthmore, I had to go see

“What is Ballet?” enlightens students about Swan Lake

Students entering the Matchbox last Saturday afternoon could faintly hear the beautiful orchestration of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet upstairs in Tarble Commons. The Peripeteia workshop, “What is Ballet?”, taught by Gabriela Brown ‘18, garnered an audience walking in with varying

BalletX Inspires Next Generation of Dance Lovers

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG. BalletX, a

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Rhythm n’ Motion: A Senior Reflection

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG. Standing in

Behind the scenes at Rhythm n Motion auditions

“I love to dance,” they all said, in various ways. Rhythm n Motion hosted its fall auditions this past Sunday, September 14, from 1:30 to 5 p.m., and my pride was one of its victims. I do not love to dance. Dancing