On Sunday night, Barnard College’s Shange Magic Project, along with Beacon Press and the Shange Literary Trust, honored the late poet and playwright Ntozake Shange (BC ‘70) and her posthumously published book Dance We Do:
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New Staffer Rania Borgani attended a lecture entitled Ballots and Borders: Election 2020 and What’s at Stake for International Students and Scholars. The lecture, given by Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr, centered around the immigration policies of
Staff writer Mary Qiu listened to Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017, a free podcast production made available by the Public Theatre, that examines Trump’s rise to power, scrutinizes liberals’ language surrounding Trump, and explores
Bwogger Eliza Staples went to Columbia Ballet Collaborative’s Fall Performance, which was a beautiful display of skill and artistry here on campus.
This Friday, Arts Editor Riva Weinstein attended the dress rehearsal of Columbia Ballet Collaborative’s Spring Performances. The show featured work by Jerome Robbins, 5 original choreographers and 23 talented student dancers. Dressed in black leotards and pink skirts, five dancers lounge around the onstage piano, their energy concentrated in the tips of their feet. Spontaneously […]
After dabbling in déboulés (amongst other things) last year, Deputy Dance Dynamo Mason Amelotte couldn’t help but lunge at the opportunity to review Columbia Ballet Collaborative’s annual fall showcase. He thusly offers his thoughts and opinions on last night’s opening performances. Avid balletomanes took to Lincoln Center last evening to see the first of two […]
Yesterday, Columbia Ballet Collaborative put on a showcase of dances in their fall performance at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. Dance diva Mason Amelotte brings you his review of the showcase, as well as interviews with Artistic Director Audrey Crabtree-Hannigan and student dancer Maya Barad, CC ’16. Who knew that a world of dance […]
The Ivy Ballet Exchange performed their first show at Miller Theater on February 15 and 16. Bwog sent ballet aficionado Ali Sawyer to check it out. This past weekend marked the debut of the Ivy Ballet Exchange, a collaboration between the ballet companies of Columbia, Harvard, and Princeton. I would be lying if I said […]
Well actually, we can’t, but Columbia Ballet Collaborative can. Their new video, featuring Kaitlyn Gilliland and James Lasky, is amazing and should be watched. Choreographer Gus Reed has outdone himself. Unfortunately, CBC’s performances for this semester have passed, but they will be having another show in February. In the meantime, they offer free ballet classes every […]
Last weekend had a performance of Tchaicovsky’s Nutcracker from the Columbia Ballet Collaborative. Bwog sent ballet buckwheater (yes, it’s a word!) Roberta Barnett to bear witness to some dazzling dance. Disclaimer: the following review may or may not contain “real ballet knowledge” Branded as “Columbia’s newest tradition,” Columbia Ballet Collaborative’s performance of The Nutcracker, this small production was […]
Melissa Smey, director of the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre, just sent an email to everyone on the CUArts listserv announcing forthcoming changes to the Arts Initiative. The changes, made in response to the “Save the Arts Initiative” campaign, come just 2 days after Prezbo told a fireside chat audience that he was looking into […]
Hannah Goldstein spent a night at the ballet last night. Here is her story. It’s always a pleasure to see the Columbia Ballet Collaborative, and this semester was no exception. The performance group, which was founded to contain just some of the vast ballet talent at our proud talent-filled university, is extraordinarily selective and accepts […]
Bwog’s Ballet Correspondent Megan McGregor reports from Miller Theatre in a leotard. Last night, Miller Theatre was packed with Columbia’s fashionable ballet-loving crowd and their friends in anticipation of the recently formed Columbia Ballet Collaborative’s performance of new works. The evening commenced with a fluid contemporary piece about relationships starring Caitlin Dieck, Catherine Dillard, Don […]