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February 22, 2012 - 12:12AM -

February 22, 2012
By Dave Eberhardt

This blog was submitted through our Share Your Story webpage by Dave Eberhardt. Aside from some light edits, we present his story as it was provided to us.

The Fortune’s Bones project and Ms. Barnwell’s work looks impressive. As a member of CORE (vice chair) in Baltimore in the 60s and later a peace protester imprisoned for an anti-war protest, I can identify — I hate it when these things get co-opted — as we used to say — by any power structure, which hopefully it won’t be.

February 20, 2012 - 12:12AM -

By Robert Lee Wolfe III

Diversity is one of this generation's most controversial buzzwords: many say that it represents a means to a broader understanding of the world, while others assert that a focus on diversity can lead to an emphasis on breadth that discourages students from plumbing the depths of their respective fields.

February 17, 2012 - 12:12AM -

By Sydney Held

The Harlem Renaissance is known for its smooth jazz music and inspiring literature of a cultural revolution. I expected to feel overly immersed in the culture of this time period and was pleased instead to encounter a timeless story of the bonds of sisterhood and family loyalty in this production of The Old Settler. The production stayed true to its time period with costuming, scenery, music and the impeccable accents of the cast, but place this story in 2012 College Park and the story's message rings just as true.

February 17, 2012 - 12:12AM -

By Robert Lee Wolfe III

When most people think of chamber music, they think of talented musicians playing complex classical pieces that haven't changed in hundreds of years. Such an arrangement is not the sort that typically encourages innovation within the field of music. One may thus find oneself appropriately skeptical of a chamber music performance that generates hype. By the same argument, one finds oneself appropriately refreshed when the hype is entirely warranted.

February 15, 2012 - 12:12AM -

By Peter Liu

On the evening of February 4th, I braved the cold weather to attend the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company's second showing of their East Coast premiere of Light Moves at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The audience had the pleasure of hearing Margaret Jenkins herself speak before the show. She exclaimed that this would be the third time her company performed at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and that her company had started working on the Light Moves project over a year ago. She explained that the show was inspired by the element of inquiry and tried to answer questions through dance.

February 15, 2012 - 12:12AM -

By Peter Liu

On the evening of February 4th, my family and I had the unique opportunity of attending the first performance of the Chamber Ensemble of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra in America. Accompanied by a translator, the announcer described to the audience that the night would be filled with Chinese music that expressed a friendship from China with the United States. With the festivity of the Chinese New Year still being celebrated, he informed us that the orchestra would play some of the most ancient music using some of the oldest music instruments from China.

February 15, 2012 - 12:12AM -

By Robert Lee Wolfe III

The one show I've made sure not to miss through my four years of undergraduate education has been the Choreographers' Showcase. Every year I have been impressed with the originality of the pieces and the pure talent of the dancers.

February 15, 2012 - 12:12AM -

By Sarah Houge

When I read the description for Joel Dresher's performance, it said something about "handmade instruments." Is it bad that I immediately thought he was going to play tissue-box guitars and paper-towel roll flutes?

February 15, 2012 - 12:12AM -

By Ethan Rosenberg

The title for Margaret Jenkins' latest production, Light Moves, works on a number of levels. For one, it plays on the fact that the show features moving paintings by multimedia artist Naomie Kremer that are projected onto a number of panels on-stage. The title also alludes to the light moves of the dancers who elegantly sweep across the stage.

February 13, 2012 - 12:12AM -

By Sarah Houge

Each of the six performances in the 29th Annual Choreographer's Showcase had the ability to resonate deeply with the audience on a multitude of levels, which made them all entertaining and sometimes very moving.

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