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From transforming long, cardboard carpet tubes and plastic straw into a flute to converting old tennis rackets and fire alarms into percussion instruments, Bash the Trash takes an artistic approach to sustainability, co-founder John Bertles said. Bash the Trash, founded in 1988 in New York City, will host workshops and “trash mob” concerts, as part of the Hopkins Center’s new Community Venture Initiative.
With a repertoire that includes songs by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Schuman, renowned performer and conductor Johan de Meij and Grammy Award-winning producer and composer Jeff Tyzik, Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble takes the stage Saturday to play an ode to the Big Apple, evoking the sounds and vibrancy of the city.
Though Powwow is still a week and a half away, Dartmouth’s Native Dancing Society will offer a sneak preview this weekend when members perform various traditional dances in a Saturday morning show at the Hopkins Center’s Alumni Hall. Dances will include the Fancy Shawl, Southern Clotch, Jingle and the Round Dance, a traditional Powwow dance.
The processes of microbial evolution, for many, would not inspire art. Yet this is precisely what composer Fay Kueen Wang used to create “STEM Arts: Music and Biology,” a composition she will perform tonight in the Oopik Auditorium in the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center.
Rainbow fishnet stockings, white button-down shirts, pink skin-tight dresses and black bras were among the outfits modeled at Tuesday’s Transform fashion show, which took place last night as part of Pride Week. The gender-bending fashion event drew a large crowd to Collis Common Ground.
Around 30 faculty members and 15 students attended Monday’s “Moving Dartmouth Forward” sessions, which discussed the Innovation Center and New Venture Incubator and an arts and innovation district that would centralize campus entrepreneurial and artistic endeavors. Some involved in the College arts community expressed hesitation about the consolidation, noting a desire to separate artistic creativity from what they saw as financially-driven entrepreneurship.
The first time you talk to Xavier Curry ’14 you won’t want the conversation to end. But the first time you hear him sing, you’ll wonder why you chatted so long instead of requesting a serenade.
Blending soul, funk and folk, Martha Redbone will perform with a four-person band of roots-acoustic players Thursday evening in the Hopkins Center’s Spaulding Auditorium.
Displayed in the shape of a rising sun on the wall, the African weapons in the new Hood Museum of Art exhibit, “Art of Weapons,” form intimidating yet beautiful rays. Meant to mimic the grand Victorian style common to elite homes and museums, the exhibit explores themes that include colonialism and gender binaries.
Though they often tuck themselves away inside the Hopkins Center’s basement recital hall and practice spaces, about 10 to 20 students major in music each year. Majors range from students who arrived at Dartmouth with plans to study a different subject to those who considered attending a conservatory after high school.
Before he was known for playing wizened, old British men, Michael Caine got his start playing young and fiery gangster characters in British films. Armed with a Cockney accent, Caine often played lovable rogues who tried to navigate London’s seedy underbelly. About 40 years later, Jude Law steps into a similar role in “Dom Hemingway” (2013), where he plays the titular character.
Walt Cunningham, director of the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir, has compiled a repertoire of beloved gospel and popular songs over his 11-year tenure at the College. His innovative choir will perform these “greatest hits,” as he called them, and others in a Sunday performance in Spaulding Auditorium.
A script by Thomas Steventon ’16 was recently selected as a finalist for this year's Ivy Film Festival.
A woman stood up from her waiting area chair on the third floor of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Faulkner Building to inspect a photograph. On the wall before her were over 20 images captured by Vermont photographer Hunter Paye.
“Wow, so pretty,” the woman said, leaning in to bring her face within inches of one photograph.
Researchers have found that doodling can boost concentration in the lecture hall or a meeting, but the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction argues that cartooning is an academic discipline in its own right.
Ty Burr ’80 is a film critic for the Boston Globe, a member of both the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics and a regular guest on various radio programs. Burr studied theater in high school before coming to Dartmouth and getting involved with the film community on campus, which honed his interest in movie critiquing.
“Evil is not born, it’s made.” This prompt inspired three pairs of writer-directors participating in this term’s WiRED, a 24-hour playwriting experience sponsored by the theater department and the Displaced Theater Company. The process began at 8 p.m. on Friday when writer-directors, managers and actors met to play icebreaker games. The event culminated in a 45-minute production of three plays in the Bentley Theater on Saturday.
In “Under the Skin” (2013), Scarlett Johansson drives a large white van around Scotland picking up young men for the time of their lives. She’s as beautiful and enchanting as ever, and these lads can’t resist her charms. When she takes them home, she leads them to her room, disrobes, puts them in a preserving fluid and sucks out their organs.
Over 120 community leaders gathered in Dartmouth Hall for an invitation-only summit last night to discuss ways to end harmful behavior, including sexual violence, high-risk drinking and exclusion in campus social spaces. The summit, which College President Phil Hanlon announced in a campus-wide email Wednesday afternoon, included speeches and breakout sessions for discussion and brainstorming.
Combining spoken word, vocal improvisation, digitally manipulated sound and video, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will perform excerpts from her latest chapbook, a collection of poetry titled “TwERK,” at the Hopkins Center’s Bentley Theater on Friday evening. The poet and sound artist will also lead a Thursday evening workshop for students interested in learning how to use the human body as an instrument.