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To most, work and play are distinct and mutually exclusive. For professionals in the expanding gaming industry, however, the two are inextricably linked. Tomorrow, Dartmouth alumni who have pursued careers in gaming will speak to students about the industry and its growing interdisciplinary trend.
The Handel Society will perform Mozart’s Mass in C Minor (K. 427) this weekend. The 100-voice choir will be joined by tenor Dann Coakwell, baritone David McFerrin and sopranos Julia Steinbok and Janinah Burnett.
Mining for jewelry materials, including precious metals and stones, can be detrimental to natural ecosystems and wildlife. Monday’s community-made jewelry exhibition and panel discussion showed that this need not be the case and offered a sustainable alternative.
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will host the 23rd annual Green Key Step Show this Saturday evening in the Hopkins Center’s Moore Theater. This year’s “FIFA World Cup” theme will be incorporated through costumes and video clips shown during the performance.
Dartmouth’s 25 senior studio art majors will celebrate the opening to their final undergraduate exhibit this evening, featuring their best work from their senior seminars. Their drawings, paintings, photographs and prints are spread across the Hopkins Center’s Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries as well as the Black Family Visual Arts Center’s Nearburg Arts Forum.
Entering the Hopkins Center, it’s difficult to miss the latest Barrows Rotunda exhibit, an oil-on-canvas work titled “Indulgent” created using stencils for both the faceless human figures and the striking yellow background. It depicts a room with two human figures, one of whom almost blends into the yellow background of the wall. The other figure is seated on the ground, leaning on one arm.
Love blinds. Love wounds. Love keeps us going. The Dartmouth theater department’s production of Rajiv Joseph’s “Gruesome Playground Injuries,” directed by Nick O’Leary ’14, made these truths slowly, painfully evident this weekend in Moore Theater.
Women have a representation problem in film. There simply aren’t enough women in movies, and when they are, the characters seem to be hideous caricatures of what two middle-aged white guys think women act like. As someone who loves movies, this saddens me. As much as I love watching men struggle through conflict in movies, I like seeing films with women front and center because it’s a nice change of pace. Women deserve better representation in the media, and as of late, there have been several television shows and movies working to promote that trend.
“All the world’s a stage,” Luke Katler ’15, artistic director of the Dartmouth Rude Mechanicals, quipped during the group’s opening performance of “As You Like It” on Friday evening. Putting a modern spin on Shakespeare’s classic with contemporary costumes and some added barbs, the group entertained while providing implicit commentary about gender roles.
On Friday, the Dartmouth Fashion Council will put on its second annual show, the Cosmopolitan Chic Fashion Show, to display trends from around the world, including style capitals such as Milan, Paris, London, Tokyo and New York.
As the opening notes of Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra’s “Moten Swing” sounded on Thursday evening last week, conductor Don Glasgo was at ease. Only a close observer could notice the slight motions of his wrist keeping tempo — a contrast to the stereotypical conductor armed with a baton, elaborately motioning through the rhythms. Through the opening passage, guitarist Zack Cutler ’14 anchored the chord progression with a walking bass line provided by Andrew Shea ’17. Floating on top, pianist Becky Zegans offered variation. Suddenly, there was a blitz of brass which stopped as quickly as it started.
Growing up in New York City, Nathan Lehrer ’14 remembers having a passion for music since an early age. As a child, hearing music made him break out in dance and boogie around his house to his favorite tunes.
After a winter show that featured modern Spanish music, the Dartmouth College Glee Club will return to the classics at its Friday evening spring concert at the Top of the Hop. The group will sing mostly Renaissance music by Franco-Flemish composer Orlande de Lassus, French composer Pierre Passereau and Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi, as well as one modern choral song by American composer Morten Lauridsen.
Since founding the award-winning interdisciplinary design firm dlandstudio in 2005, Susannah Drake ’87 has dedicated herself to creating “ecologically intelligent” projects. Recent credits include the Green Roof of the State University New York at Purchase. The American Institute of Architects honored Drake with the 2013 Young Architects Award Drake teaches at the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design.
A range of installations and exhibitions, as well as a cyber fashion show and screenings of student animations and music, will mark tonight’s Digital Music and Arts Exposition.
The Hopkins Center and the Hood Museum have much in common. Physically, the two buildings share a connecting hallway, while abstractly, they share the goal of promoting education in the arts on campus. Both also would not exist if not for two large founding gifts, and gift giving remains a significant source of funds for both the Hop and Hood.
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.