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The rhythmic sounds of maracas and Colombian drums echoes throughout the studio. A petite woman with curly hair stands at the front of the room, effortlessly moving to the mix. The music transitions into an upbeat hip hop instrumental, and she starts shaking her hips, lost in the song’s deep bass. There’s no doubt. This woman can dance. “Wobble, wobble, wobble,” she yells. Zumba instructor Evelyn Thibodeau continues pumping her arms and moving with the beat as she tells her students to shake their bodies. Even if they make a mistake, Thibodeau encourages them to continue dancing and having fun.
One in five women will experience sexual assault during their lifetime. Despite this fact, many people still feel distanced from the idea of sexual assault. Jadyn Petterson-Rae’15 wanted to change this and help more people understand sexual assault and its prevalence in society, so she created an exhibition featuring pictures of Dartmouth women who have experienced sexual assault. The exhibit is currently being displayed in the Black Family Visual Arts Center for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Piracy is often viewed as a victimless crime. The months film editors tediously spend editing a movie and the long hours singers spend in recording studios are neglected for the instant gratification experienced when downloading digital works right as they hit the market. Content creators can suffer from illegal downloading or file-sharing because they do not receive proper compensation for their work.
The dancers of Companhia Urbana de Dança moved dynamically around the stage Monday night, smiling and interacting with one another as they performed complicated steps combining hip hop and other styles of dance. The mixture of styles including contemporary street style and capoeira, a Brazilian martial art dance form, is what makes Urbana so unique and exciting to watch.
Like many Dartmouth students, Nicolle Allen ’16 came to the College with a major already in mind. Despite her interest in English and biology, she realized this was not the path for her after beginning a work-study in the College’s costume shop for the theater department. Backstage, Allen helped actors make their speedy changes.
Al-Saai, a Syrian born artist, has exhibited his work all over the world, but last night he brought his works to Hanover. Khaled Al-Saai gave a presentation on the subject of his artwork, called “Away from Home: A Presentation by the Artist,” which features Arabic calligraphy. His most recent exhibition, a mural on the subject of the Syrian civil war, was displayed in Germany.
Last week, hopeful ’19s applied to be part of this spring’s Dimensions program designed to welcome prospective Dartmouth students. Students involved dedicate many hours and expend immeasurable energy to pull off a successful event.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is currently showing an exhibit called “Paris in a Second” featuring photographs by Jim Lustenader ’66, taken for his book of the same name. The exhibit, which opened Feb. 1, is a collection of pictures featuring scenes from daily life in Paris.
On Sunday Feb. 7, Dartmouth’s World Music Percussion Ensemble performed “Joy to the World,” a collection of songs from various cultures focused on sacredness and secularity.
World music combines elements of music from various cultures across the globe. In addition to the varying cultures of origin, the music also differed in tempo, ranging from mellow to upbeat, but it was all united by the theme of joy.
The semi-finals of the annual Dartmouth Idol competition will be hosted this Friday in Spaulding Auditorium. The 20 students taking the stage on Friday were selected on the basis of an a capella audition.