Reviews

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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“Kashmir if You Can” Shocks and Delights

April 19, 2011

Cute, vulgar, and bizarre are some descriptors that come to mind for this year’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals production, Kashmir If You Can. In keeping with Hasty Pudding Tradition, Kashmir was equally campy, raunchy, and ridiculous. The story was centered upon vapid princess Sari M. Notsari (Ben Moss ’13), who is forced by her evil...

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Dancers’ Viewpointe 11 Continues the Fine Tradition

April 19, 2011

Dancers’ Viewpointe 11: Point, View, Voice, was a bold presentation of contemporary dance and performance art. The annual show, presented by the Harvard Dance Center at the New College Theater, always manages to attract unique guest artists and take artistic risks, showcasing student and faculty talent while challenging the audience’s imagination. While the “Point”...

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An Innovative Faustus

April 19, 2011

We all know some version of Faustus: a man makes a deal with the devil in exchange for unlimited power, resources, and pleasure. Yet the moment one entered the theater for into the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of Faustus, which played at the Loeb Mainstage from April 1 through 9, it was clear that...

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Gilbert and Sullivan Players Carry Forward the Guard

April 19, 2011

For the last half of March, the Aggasiz Theater was the domain of the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players and their spring production of “The Yeomen of the Guard,” directed by Devon Dunn ’12 and music directed by Ethan Addicott ’14. Audiences enjoyed following the quandaries of Colonel Fairfax (Ian Clark ’12), who is...

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Harvard TAPS Brings Back Childhood

April 19, 2011

Harvard TAPS gave an uplifting performance in their spring show “Forever Young” in Lowell Lecture Hall. The pieces together took up the subject of growing up with playfulness and enthusiasm. From the outset, the show invoked common moments of childhood, starting with the full cast in a piece set to the Sesame Street song....

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