Posts Tagged ‘art’

Spring Dance Concert Brings Season to Spectacular Close

May 11th, 2017 by Rebecca Fater

Dancers holding white hats and dressed in gold sequins fill the stage.

Students wear sparkly gold vests and wave white top hats during “Musical Medley,” one of several numbers performed at the annual spring dance concert in May. The concert showcases vibrant work by students in modern, ballet and jazz classes, choreographed by  instructors Kaela Lee, Jimena Bermejo and Audra Carabetta. “Musical Medley” was performed by Carabetta’s Jazz 3-4 class.

 

Exhibition of Contemporary Work by Latin American Artists Opens at Holy Cross

January 25th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

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Students, faculty, and staff gather in the Cantor Art Gallery for the opening reception of “Last Frontier: The Subjectivity of Territory,” engaging with the thought-provoking work of 10 Latin American artists who explore the concept of borders through photography, sculpture, and video. The exhibition, curated by V. Nicolás Koralsky, the director for the College’s study abroad program in Buenos Aires, will run through April 14.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Arts Community Inspired by Stickwork Designs

November 22nd, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

Throughout the fall semester, members of the College of the Holy Cross community have been inspired by Stickwork, an environmental sculpture made from local saplings. Created by renowned artist, Patrick Dougherty, with the help of campus and local community volunteers,, the structure stands on Linden Lane.

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Above, students, faculty and staff embraced the environmental sculpture and gathered for a drum circle lead by Brazilian percussionist, Marcus Santos.

On #ArtsMattersDay Uni2Act, the Spanish-English bilingual student theatre troupe teamed with members of dance ensemble and a student choir to perform a piece called “Árboles | Trees.”

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Class Visits “Woven Power” Exhibit in the Cantor Art Gallery

October 15th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students visit the “Woven Power: Ritual Textiles of Sarawak and West Kalimantan,” exhibit, curated by Susan Rodgers, emerita professor of anthropology and emerita Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society, in the Cantor Art Gallery. The exhibit, on display until Dec. 14 features intricately dyed, hand-loomed cotton textiles from Sarawak and West Kalimantan, in the Malaysian Borneo, dating the from the 1800s-1940.

This blog entry by Grainne Fitzpatrick ’17, photo by Tom Rettig

Alumni Poet and Actor Takes Part in Working Writers Series

February 25th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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James Keegan ’83, poet and veteran actor with the American Shakespeare Center, takes part in the Working Writers Series in the Rehm Library. Keegan participated in a question-and-answer session with Julianna Baggott, W.H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters and visiting professor of English, then performed monologues from some of his favorite roles including Hamlet, Shylock, and Henry IV.Keegan has performed some 80 roles in more than 60 productions, performing in the Folger Shakespeare Theater, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater, and at the Delaware Shakespeare Festival. He is also an associate professor of English and theatre at the University of Delaware.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Acclaimed Actor Performs Award Winning Monologue at Holy Cross

February 21st, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Acclaimed actor Roger Guenveur Smith performs his “Rodney King” monologue in Seelos Theatre. The performance combines history, poetry, and tragedy as Smith tackles the odyssey of Rodney King, a construction worker darkly deemed “the first reality TV star” when his violent beating at the hands of police in 1991 was caught on film. Smith’s monologue won a 2015 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production. rodney-king-2

Attendees engage in a discussion with Smith and Michael West, associate professor of history at the College, following the performance. Smith also took part in a “Meet the Artist” reception in the Seelos Theatre lobby.

Photography by Rob Carlin

Artist-In-Residence Saul Bitran Performs at Lunchtime Concert

December 1st, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Artist-in-residence Saul Bitran, violin, performs alongside students during a lunchtime concert in Brooks Concert Hall. Each semester, Holy Cross’ artists-in-residence in the music department — including Bitran, Adam Golka, piano, and Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello — perform a lunchtime concert for members of the Holy Cross community. Sponsored by the music department, the First Tuesday Concert Series events are free and open to the public.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Holy Cross Chamber Singers Explore New Musical Territory

November 20th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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The Holy Cross Chamber Singers perform an evening of staged opera scenes, arias, duets, and choruses in “Love and the Fyer.” The concert featured a diverse selection of operatic works from “Carmen” and “Marriage of Figaro” to choral works by Brahms and Monteverdi.

 

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Under the direction of conductor David Harris, performers explored new musical territory. Unlike a traditional choral concert, the singers did not stand in uniform rows. Instead, the Chamber Singers moved about Brooks Concert Hall, interacting with each other and using their acting skills in an interwoven plot.

Photography by Caroline Cormier ’16

Student Art Society Hosts Silent Auction For Local Conservation Project

October 29th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Members of the Holy Cross and local community gather in the Loyola Ballroom for an art bazaar fundraising event benefiting the conservation of the Jenne Magafan Murals at Worcester East Middle School. The event, hosted by the Student Art Society, featured a silent auction of original works—including paintings, drawings and sculptures—donated by students and faculty members to support the fundraising efforts.

Photography by Liz Baker ’16

Unique Performance Takes Center Stage During Family Weekend

October 23rd, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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From left to right, students Yvesh’a Bellevue ’16, Diana Hurtado ’17, Tanusha Yarlagadda ’18, Rebekah Dowdell ’16, Jazmin Lopez ’16, and Ja-Lene Scott-Dottin ’16 performed poet, author, and playwright Ntozake Shange’s, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” during Holy Cross’ annual Family Weekend. The performance, was the capstone project of Dowdell, a theatre major at the College.

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The performance, combined the imagery of dance, the sounds of music and a series of poetic monologues to create a “choreopoem” to tell the stories of women who have suffered from oppression in a racist and sexist society. In the performance the cast the of women are nameless, identified only by the colors of the rainbow they are assigned.

Photos provided by Rebekah Dowdell ‘16