Archive by category Arts

Transmissions, from Me to You

Transmissions, from Me to You

Laughter and smiles were abundant on Thursday, Feb. 19 inside the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, where family, friends, students and fellow faculty members were celebrating the opening of the Art department’s faculty show, Transmissions: Teaching and Learning in the Studio. This is the first full faculty show at our neighboring museum, an exciting time for […]

Things We Like (About the Dance Club Show)

The Connecticut College Dance Club presented their 2015 spring show, Things We Like, in the Myers Dance Studio on Feb. 26-28. The show consisted of 12 student-choreographed pieces that ranged in style from modern to lyrical to tap-dance. The performance was broken up to two parts with 13 student choreographers. Traditionally, senior Dance Club members […]

Are We Student Or Are We Dancer?

Many of us here at Connecticut College know Cro as a study space, a place to gossip over mozzarella sticks on a Saturday night, and, on some days, a place to pick up packages and letters. That being said, there is much more to Cro than just mozz sticks and the mailroom. The dance department […]

Dorfman Dance Lights up OnStage

As I entered Palmer Theater Friday night for the David Dorfman Dance performance, I took my position as usher behind the audience and watched the dance company members hand out fence posts for people to write on. As a choreographer, David Dorfman dissolves the barrier between audience and performer, creating an experience rather than a […]

I Came, I Saw, I Instagrammed

I Came, I Saw, I Instagrammed

Welcome to the creativity crisis of the 21st century. We are facing the greatest epidemic of the imagination the world has yet to experience, infecting almost 20% of the American population by means of a cell phone app. It has swept across our nation over the past five years, targeting those in their most fragile […]

The Connecticut College New Music and Percussion Ensemble: At the Contemporary Forefront of Art Music

The Connecticut College New Music and Percussion Ensemble: At the Contemporary Forefront of Art Music

“New Music,” says Pete Jarvis, “is, by definition, anything that is new and is music.” This simple response to the simple question “what is New Music?” is deceptively trenchant—it points to the difficulty of labeling a contemporary phenomenon, an art movement that has not happened but is happening.  Jarvis is professionally involved in the New […]

College Radio: On the Air since ’51

College Radio: On the Air since ’51

A newspaper clipping from Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1951 reads: “Many Connecticut College students heard on Monday the first broadcast of the first campus radio station…The girls in the Radio Club are very anxious to make this program a success…If all goes well, the Radio Club hopes to make these broadcasts a regular event…” And all […]