Monthly Archives: May 2011

Performed “With Intent”

May 30, 2011

The Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company (HRMDC) continues to expose audiences to bold choreographic choices and innovative performance art. HRMDC’s spring production, “With Intent,” performed April 22nd and 23rd at the Harvard Dance Center, followed this trend, showcasing both new and old talent, and incorporating nontraditional technical and musical elements. While some of the...

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Grandeur in the Contour

May 30, 2011

“Contours” revealed that Harvard Ballet Company indeed has the dancers, though not always the choreography, to best showcase their talent. Guest choreographer Boyko Dossev’s “Bolero” began with solos tailored to individual strengths, coupled with haunting, repetitive music. But it lacked coherence at certain moments, especially when the dancers flaunted their jumps during an across-the-floor...

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Parade

May 6, 2011

Amidst the craziness of pre-frosh weekend and Yardfest, Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s “Parade” was performed in the New College Theater.  Known for its powerful, beautiful music and its sad, painfully true story, “Parade” is a musical that tugs at the heartstrings while remaining consistently entertaining throughout. This production, directed by Josh McTaggart...

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Sphinx: Poignant Sketch

May 4, 2011

Perhaps the term “sketch comedy” brings to mind short, bizarre skits, drawing their humor from absurd settings or characters.  “Sphinx,” directed by Tyler G. Hall ’11, proved that sketch comedy is not limited to the absurd realm, and can strike a chord with its audience while maintaining its entertainment value. The two-act sketch comedy...

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Moving Rabbit Hole

May 4, 2011

How does one cope with the death of a child? Mother, Becca (Margaret Kerr ’13) and father, Howie (Daniel Gale Rosen, ‘10), must deal with this difficult situation in Rabbit Hole, a tragic story directed by Kriti Lodha (’12) in the Loeb Ex earlier this April. The major conflict of the show begins with...

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