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The fight to elevate the arts is nothing new. For centuries, painting, drawing and printmaking were not even included in the academic definition of the liberal arts. To this day, many intellectuals like to claim that if numbers and textual support are absent in a subject, then it cannot be considered knowledge.
Deep bass tones vibrated through Faulkner Recital Hall, paired with the strum of high guitar notes. This partnership was distinct, as both sounds came from the same instrument: music department senior lecturer David Newsam’s eight-string electric guitar.
Sculptor David Hess ’86 stopped by the College last Thursday to give an alumni lecture on his work. Hess, who focuses on found materials, has shown his work in collections including the American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Industry, John Hopkins Hospital and Sinai Hospital.
For three hours on Friday, Dartmouth became an autumnal scene at Girton College in Cambridge, England. Bright red and fading brown leaves, both real and fake, created the craggy backdrop to the Girton women, who walked on stage wearing just white bloomers. They exclaimed about a black bicycle, a novel invention for 1896.
Hopkins Center film director Bill Pence founded the Telluride Film Festival in the 1970s as a sort of happy accident — he and his wife arranged for two silent films to be screened at a local theater over Labor Day weekend, and one successful event grew into a robust annual tradition. For nearly 30 years, Pence has organized for Dartmouth to screen selections from the festival, and this fall, he and Hop senior film intern Varun Bhuchar ’15 arranged for several shorts to be screened on campus as well.
Have you seen one of these pictures around? It’s just one of several sarcastic and thought-provoking prints put together by Julia Plevin ’09. Her prints combine original snapshots from Dartmouth in the 1970s with phrases that echo the current campus culture.
Returning to Dartmouth after performing a solo concert in 2011, Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny will grace Spaulding Auditorium’s stage for a lively show on Saturday. This time, he will be leading and playing as a member of the Pat Metheny Unity Group, a five-man troupe consisting of Metheny, saxophonist Chris Potter, drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Ben Williams and all-around performer Giulio Carmassi.
Documentary films and found footage films involve incredibly disparate processes. While documentaries are based on presentating fact, found footage films are based on distorting and altering pre-existing footage. Where one is logical and informative, the other is whimsical and entertaining. Tonight, two film classes — Film Studies 30, “Documentary Videomaking,” and Film Studies 47, “Found Footage” — will screen their term projects in Loew Auditorium.
Though Katelyn Onufrey ’15 considered attending a music conservatory or specialized musical theater program, the theater major and sociology minor said she chose Dartmouth because she realized she “liked other things too much to give them up.”
Three-time Latin Grammy Award winner Diego El Cigala takes the Spaulding Auditorium stage this evening to perform music from his newest album, “Romance de la Luna Tucumana” (Romance of the Tucumana Moon). The album includes influences from Argentine and Cuban musical traditions as well as Spanish flamenco and Afro-Caribbean jazz.
Writer, poet and yoga instructor Diana Whitney ’95 juggles writing and teaching yoga as owner of the Core Flow Yoga and Sport studio in Brattleboro. Her first book of poems, “Wanting It,” was published earlier this year, the product of 15 years of work.
Why do we watch music videos? Are they just advertising, or can they tell an insightful narrative?
How much would you spend on a white painting? $10? $100? What if your best friend spent $200,000 on a monochromatic painting — would you tell him what you thought?
The Space Race pitted the Soviet Union and United States against each other in a battle for space supremacy, spanning 17 years and leading to innovations in satellite technology, computers and space transport. The race also helped to bankrupt the Soviet economy.
One door separated the stage into two rooms and two worlds. Dr. Givings’s operating room, where he treats women for hysteria using an electrical vibrator, took up one side of the stage, while the living room, most often depicting Mrs. Givings and her relationships, existed on the other.
Complementing the iconic music of French composer Gabriel Fauré with spirituals and Spanish works, the Dartmouth College Glee Club will perform a diverse concert in Rollins Chapel on Sunday.
The Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra aims to channel the invigorating energy, splendor and emotional of classical masterpieces in its Saturday performance, even as the paralytic chill of winter besets New England.
“You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it.”
Combining the rhythmic energy of drumming with the emotive power of spoken word, the World Music Percussion Ensemble will play a cross-disciplinary concert inspired by prevalent social issues like racial and gender equality on Wednesday.
Though researchers are only beginning to understand the connection between art and stress reduction, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has displayed artworks by local artists since the 1980s, when it was located in its previous Hitchcock Memorial Hospital facility.