Monthly Archives: November 2010

Spotlight on University Choir’s Compline Service

November 30, 2010

On the first Thursday of every month, students and community members gather in Appleton Chapel to hear members of the University Choir sing the Compline service, traditionally the last monastic office of the evening. If the chapel is always a space where serenity is welcomed, this night it is even more so than usual....

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Preview: HRMDC’s “Traces of…”

November 29, 2010

The Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company (HRMDC) is the oldest student dance group at Harvard. It is student-run, and no strict experience in modern dance is necessary to participate. The company welcomes many dance forms and levels of experiences–by including ballet, classical Indian dance, theatre art and more, the dance company possesses a diverse artistic...

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XXV: The Veritones’ 25th Anniversary Jam

November 29, 2010
XXV: The Veritones’ 25th Anniversary Jam

On Saturday, November 20th, “paleotones” and “mezzotones” alike came together from across the country to celebrate the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones’ 25th anniversary in Sanders Theater. The excitement and pan-Veritone love was palpable from the very beginning, as alumni from as far back as the class of ’89 (the so-called “paleotones”) gathered to sing with the...

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Exhale: An Expressions Dance Company Performance

November 21, 2010
Exhale: An Expressions Dance Company Performance

There was really no need to anxiously hold one’s breath going into Friday evening’s performances of Exhale, the Expressions Dance Company’s fall production at Lowell Lecture Hall; Expressions is known for consistently featuring a large and talented cast, as well as pieces that are impressive and engaging. One familiar with the company could anticipate...

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It’s a FACT: Bevil Conway Explores Color and the Brain

November 21, 2010

Bevil Conway’s “FACTS” exhibition at the Radcliffe Institute is a difficult one to decipher: there are no labels or explanations to guide the visitor through the gallery. Thematically, the exhibition appears to lack conceptual cohesion.  Although most of the artwork consists of watercolors, there is also a series of sculptures in glass boxes.  What,...

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Hyperion Shakespeare Company Feature

November 21, 2010

Harvard’s campus is made up of hidden locales that few know or make use of and are considered jewel-like study spots: the garden behind Lamont, that hidden alcove in the tunnels of Cabot House, the random rooms on the second floor of the Science Center in the Math department. But what about performance spaces?...

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The Balcony: House of Inception

November 21, 2010
The Balcony: House of Inception

Deception, power, and sex…it’s a tried and true recipe for intoxicating theater, particularly when the author is French. This season’s production of The Balcony doesn’t disappoint, thanks to good direction, brilliant acting, and perhaps the best-designed set in several years of Harvard productions. The show is set almost entirely in the House of Illusions,...

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Christine Goerke at Tufts: Big Heart, Big Voice

November 21, 2010

It is difficult to attend professional vocal recitals in the Boston area without emptying out your wallet out for a seat, which is why I was thrilled to find that soprano Christine Goerke was giving a recital at Tufts University’s Distler Hall on Friday that fit a student budget. Goerke has emerged on the...

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Fresh Ink and Brush Ink Previews

November 21, 2010

How does one engage the creative process with the past? Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on a Chinese Tradition is a special exhibition showing at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) November 20th through February 13th, which will put China’s classical artistic techniques in conversation with contemporary art. Ten leading Chinese artists, all from...

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Barre None: A Harvard Ballet Company Performance

November 21, 2010
Barre None: A Harvard Ballet Company Performance

Recognizing the significance of this year´s first large show, the Harvard Ballet Company (HBC) advertised Barre None, the group´s latest performance, as an exciting foray into the 21st century world of dance.  With an impressive lineup of works by renowned choreographers George Balanchine and Peter Pucci, as well as new pieces by student dancers,...

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