Arts

Yip Deceiver charms with quirky, ecstatic sound

April 16, 2014

Last Saturday night, a pair of ostensible hipsters performing under the name Yip Deceiver filled the floor of Goodrich with jubilant dance vibes, courtesy of WCFM. The band and its crowd made up for the concert’s relatively disappointing attendance with their enthusiasm, filling the space with rich and ecstatic sound and movement. The all-analog Yip […]

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Artists with disabilities inspire

April 16, 2014

Thursday afternoon welcomed one of the most inspiring and admirable of exhibitions to enter the Clark Art Institute. The Stone Hill Center hosted a variety of works produced under the Community Access to Arts (CATA) program by artists with severe physical disabilities. As Executive Director, Margaret Keller put it, CATA’s mission is to “nurture and […]

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Borromeo String Quartet captivates Brooks-Rogers

April 16, 2014

Last Friday, the Borromeo String Quartet visited the College, delivering a show at the Brooks-Rogers Concert Hall that could only be described as breath taking. The quartet, native to the Boston area and a frequent guest at the New England Conservatory of Music and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, performed at the College a cycle […]

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Beck releases raw, sincere album

April 16, 2014

Being a fan of Beck can be an emotionally exhausting experience. The variety in his style, although arguably one of the most enjoyable parts of surfing through his discography, also renders the interim between releases all the more suspenseful. Learning that his first “album” in four years after Modern Guilt would be released as a […]

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‘Postcards’ delivers moving showcase

April 16, 2014

On Saturday and Friday night, Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CoDa), the oldest of the college’s five dance ensembles, delivered two rousing and sophisticated performances, titled “Postcards,” at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance’s CenterStage. The group focuses on contemporary dance with a distinct grounding in modern and ballet techniques. CoDa was redefined from the ‘Williams […]

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Zanele Muholi pioneers visual activism through photography

April 11, 2014

Last Thursday, as a part of Claiming Williams Day’s “Community Discussions,” South African visual activist (a term which the artist herself coined) Zanele Muholi discussed the exhibition of selected works from three of her photographic series currently on display at WCMA. Muholi’s audience filled the first of two rooms displaying the artist’s work – black […]

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Exploring lesser-known sculptural gems at the College

March 19, 2014

If, like many students at the College, you have taken the famed  course in “Aspects of Western Art,” then you are doubtless familiar with at least a few of the prominent pieces of public art on our campus. But while everyone has seen Louise Bourgeois’ Eyes (Nine Elements) in front of the Williams College Museum […]

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‘Duchess of Malfi’ delivers blithe, experimental spectacle

March 19, 2014

Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday night on the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance’s CenterStage at 7:30 p.m, in a workshop of 17th century English dramatist John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, director David Levine synthesized modern dialogue, costumes, set and pop music with Webster’s original script. Elizabeth Stern ’14 portrayed a widowed duchess whose […]

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Jazz talent thrills Brooks-Rogers

March 19, 2014

Last Saturday night, renowned jazz group The Jimmy Greene Quartet paid a visit to the College, holding a concert in Brooks-Rogers Auditorium that left jazz connoisseurs and new-comers alike in awe and admiration. The concert, organized by Lyell B. Clay Artists in Residence in Jazz Kris Allen and Andrew Jaffe (also the Director of Jazz […]

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INISH embraces audience in jovial, communal spirit

March 19, 2014

On Friday and Saturday, coinciding perfectly with the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, INISH and Ceol gave their annual spring performance at the Adams Memorial Theatre in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. INISH was established at the College 10 years ago as a collaboration of musicians and dancers with the purpose of celebrating […]

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