Good morning Columbia! As homework begins to pile up and you realize the semester is actually, really, 100% starting, know that Bwog is here for you when you can’t waste your entire day reading the
Here, Bwog generously provides a closely-held recipe for Russian Tea (which neither comes from Russia nor contains tea), and it’s the perfect Beverage-in-Mug to warm you the hell up.
This Bwogger witnessed an epic faceoff in their Postmodernism class yesterday, which led them to question: if “blackberry” means “I love you,” what does kicking a cockroach out of a classroom mean?
Editor in Chief Isabel Sepúlveda provides the Columbia community with an actual email she sent to an actual professor teaching an actual class that’s guaranteed to get you off the waitlist. Here’s to your soon-to-be
Senior Staff Writer Jake “Jake-Luc Godard” Tibbetts woke up before 10:00 am on only one occasion over winter break: Monday, January 13, when, at 8:18 am EST, John Cho and Issa Rae announced the nominees
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 […]