Monthly Archives: March 2010

Liz Lerman: The Nexus of Art and Science

March 31, 2010

For the first few minutes of “Meaning, Matter, and Measurement: A Choreography of Science and Art,” moderator Debra Cash sat alone on the stage of the New College Theater.  After greeting the audience, she intruduced Liz Lerman as a choreographer who “moves at the intersection between arts and science”.  Liz Lerman had been invited...

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“Working” to Understand the Workers

March 31, 2010
“Working” to Understand the Workers

What show on campus features a housewife, trucker, waitress, CEO, teachers, and a hooker – all in the uniforms of Harvard workers? None but Stephen Schwartz’s musical Working (with contributions from famed musician James Taylor), which premieres in the Loeb Experimental Theatre on April 2. The musical, based on a book of interviews by...

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Paradise Lost: Three Hours Later, Still Not Found

March 29, 2010

The American Repertory Theater’s latest production, a two hour and forty minute marathon rendition of Clifford Odets’ 1935 Depression drama Paradise Lost, would seem to be an inspired and relevant choice of source material. In the midst of the current economic crisis, this tale about the death of the American Dream could have been...

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Preview: Lost and Clowned

March 29, 2010
Preview: Lost and Clowned

“Some of us are born clowns, and others have clownhood thrust upon them. Which are you?” inquires the promo for this year’s Freshman Musical, Lost and Clowned. The Freshman Musical, also affectionately known as the “Froshsical,” is written, composed, directed, produced, and acted entirely by each year’s freshman class. This yearly event has the...

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Review: Five Finger Exercise

March 25, 2010
Review: Five Finger Exercise

Natalie Feldman (’12) made her Harvard directorial debut with Peter Shaffer’s Five Finger Exercise, which played in the Loeb Ex earlier this month.   With a strong focus on acting and text, the production gave insight on the relationships within a family by deconstructing it, and tantalizingly stops the action right before the puzzle...

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Preview: Leah in the Loeb Ex

March 23, 2010
Preview: Leah in the Loeb Ex

It’s not every show that requires the design and construction of a giant mole puppet. But Leah, an original one-act play premiering in the Loeb Experimental Theater later this week, is not every play. Leah, written by Sonia Coman (’11,) has been a long time in the making.  Coman began writing the play in...

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HRO’s Remembrance: Truly a Night to Remember

March 12, 2010

Four days after the bicentennial birthday of Frederic Chopin, the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra presented its 202nd season concert performing one of Chopin’s most celebrated works, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, featuring concerto competition winner Kenric Tam ’12 under the direction of Federico Cortese. The program also included Music for Orchestra,...

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Andrea Fraser: Boxed Set

March 12, 2010

Andrea Fraser’s series of five filmed performance pieces from 1989 to 2001, Museum Highlights, May I Help You?, Welcome to the Wadsworth, Inaugural Speech, and Official Welcome, draw together linguistic and institutional systems under the same rubric. Using language appropriated from art reviews and journals, catalogs and artists’ statements Fraser critiques both the gallery/museum...

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An Evening of Fine Arts: Fine Entertainment

March 12, 2010

The Black Men’s Forum’s Haiti benefit concert, Evening of Fine Arts, was greeted by a small but enthusiastic audience. The concert, which took place on Saturday, February 26th at 7:00pm in Lowell Lecture Hall, raised money for the CARE organization’s work in Haiti, and featured classical music, visual art, and dance. As the audience...

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LHO’s Puccini’s Tosca: An Admirable Adaptation

March 12, 2010

There’s nothing better than a heavy dose of Puccini’s passion to transform a dreary evening in a dining hall to a spectacular musical experience. This remedy for the mid-term blues, provided by Lowell House Opera (LHO), comes in their current production of Tosca, one of Puccini’s most beloved operas.  Stage directed by Michael Yashinsky...

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