Welcome to CLCV UN4014: Classical Archetypes in the Modern World. In this lecture series, your Arts Editor and Helen of Troy Apologist Riva Weinstein will introduce various applications of the heroic archetype and monomyth narrative
Baby Bwogger and real-life mistake-maker Cole lists the five tragedies that will strike every first-year student at Columbia.
This Wednesday, Creative Writing faculty member Ben Marcus hosted a reading by author Carmen Maria Machado of her forthcoming debut memoir, In the Dream House in Dodge Hall.
Deputy Editor Vivian Zhou and New Bwogger Lynne Irvin are avid fans of the Diana Center Café. Such avid fans that they will love and accept her even if she’s growing up and going through
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 […]