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Music and theater will converge when the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble and Rude Mechanicals present a joint tribute to the 450th anniversary of the Bard’s birth. Titled “Play On! Shakespeare Set to Music,” the program will splice readings of Shakespeare text with music that he inspired.
Lights! Camera! Action! Murder? This Wednesday and Thursday, the Black Family Visual Arts Center will transform into a Halloween-themed red carpet venue to celebrate the third annual Community Access Television Halloween-o-thon.
Desmond Fambrini ’16 said he realized the significance of the performing arts in his life while he was deciding where to attend college. Having danced for more than a decade, performing with the Oakland chapter of Culture Shock Dance Troupe and participating in various national and international dance competitions, he knew that he wanted to continue to perform and sought a college that fit both his academic and creative needs. Dartmouth was and continues to be this school, he said.
The Hood Museum announced Friday that it received a 118-piece donation of art from the children of Barbara and David Stahl ’47. The works, collected over 30 years, include drawings, paintings ceramics and an extensive set of prints ranging from the 16th to the 20th century.
The Connecticut River’s motion and splendor will wind its way through the Alliance for the Visual Arts gallery in Lebanon.
The Barrows Rotunda, the circular space that greets passersby as they enter and exit the Hopkins Center, will showcase the work of studio art intern Julian MacMillan ’14 until Nov. 25. A product of months of work, “The Not Knowing” is MacMillan’s first exhibit, an “exciting and nerve-wracking” experience, he said.
The stage was dimly lit, bare except for Hermann Hudde, in all black, and his guitar. The intimate, minimalist setting shone a spotlight on Hudde’s talent, inviting the audience to fully immerse themselves in his music.
If you took Bill Murray’s floundering, philosophical narcissist from “Lost in Translation” (2003), threw in alcoholism and a Russian prostitute, then let him desiccate into an even more pruney scumbag, you’d produce his “St. Vincent” (2014) character, Vincent. He’s the kind of guy who touches all the apples at the supermarket, pockets his favorite and walks away.
Alix Madigan ’84, producer of award-winning “Winter’s Bone” (2010) and cult favorite “Smiley Face” (2007), was on campus Friday for a screening of “Laggies” (2014), her most recent film, at the Black Family Visual Arts Center.
Audience members are primed for the trip of a lifetime, as Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble will play a concert that delivers them to space, celebrating the influence of musician and philosopher Sun Ra on Saturday. Noted trombonist and composer Craig Harris, who once played with Sun Ra as a member of Arkestra, will join Barbary Coast on stage.
Corinne Romano ’15 said she was the only AP studio art student in her high school.
What motivates someone to give a part of herself away? What motivates someone to donate a kidney to a stranger?
If someone asked you what art is, what would you say? Art is harder to define than you thought it would be, isn’t it? A friend posed this question to me the other day, and my response was a jumbled list of names.
Called “The Swan of Avon,” “The Bard of Avon” or simply “The Bard,” William Shakespeare and his plays and poems remain a staple in English literary education. Dartmouth marked the 400th anniversary of the poet’s death with a symposium on Friday and Saturday in the Haldeman Center that focused on how to teach his works today.
Nine-time Grammy Award winners The Emerson String Quartet will perform at the Hopkins Center on Tuesday evening. The program will consist of string quartet works from composers Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ravel and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Gar Waterman ’78 is a Connecticut-based sculptor known for his large public sculptures. He typically works in stone, bronze, wood and glass, and his sculptures are often inspired by the natural world, especially sea life. Waterman installed “Feral Seed,” a sculpture, in the atrium of the Life Sciences Center in August.
Vibrant, encompassing, kaleidoscopic and free-flowing: these words evoke images from “The Epic of American Civilization,” commonly known as the Orozco Mural. Its expressive richness was typical of the early 20th century’s Mexican muralism movement, spearheaded by Diego Rivera and Orozco himself. Director Jorge Gutierrez’s first animated feature film, “The Book of Life” (2014), brings muralism into the 21st century, creating a bustling, sumptuous 3-D adventure that explodes off the screen.
As if an imaginary fist from behind the frame had punched through the foil of Jack Whitten’s “Birmingham 1964” (1964), a hole appears like an artifact of violence, a documentation of the civil rights movement. The hole is a window, offering a view of an old newspaper photo. A stocking mesh prevents a clear view of the image.
A Saturday concert showcasing varied voices — including current and former members of Gospel Choir, the Rockapellas and Glee Club as well as former Dartmouth Idol participants — will take the place of the Gospel Choir’s traditional fall concert.
Despite Baker Library’s notorious bustle, one cannot help but stop and notice the flashy graphics of World War I posters featured in glass cases along the entrance lobby’s walls. Behind the glass pane, a war-torn figure stands defiant amidst the blaze of a flaming battlefield. In another image, a soldier steps over the corpse of a fallen enemy. Above him, two words capture his unbroken will: “Come On!”