Archive by category Arts

Jewish Rhythms of India

Most people do not associate India with Judaism. The Indian subcontinent, however, has hosted various Jewish communities for centuries, each with its unique historical and cultural traditions. Some South Asian Jews trace their presence in the region back almost two thousand years while others immigrated less than two hundred years ago. On Wednesday, Nov. 18 […]

Anonymous 4 Makes Themselves Known

Last Friday renowned a cappella group Anonymous 4 graced the stage of Evans Hall to a nearly packed house. Their name, which refers to the anonymous author of a treatise on music from the Middle Ages, harkens to the historical influence of their genre. Comprised of Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genesky, Susan Hellauer and Jacqueline Horner-Keiatek, […]

Language Fellows International Poetry Night

On Friday November 13th, Coffee Grounds was abuzz with many different language speakers. On this night, the cafe was almost at full capacity as foreign language enthusiasts and international students filled the cafe’s many couches and listened to fellow classmates and professors recite poetry during The International Poetry Night. Planned and run primarily by four […]

More Than Just a Lecture From Kiese Laymon

Connecticut College prides itself on inviting engaging and intelligent speakers to discuss various important topics that impact not only student life here at Conn, but also the world outside our stone buildings and dining halls. On Wednesday night, Oct. 28, students and faculty alike crowded into the Ernst Common Room to hear Kiese Laymon speak. […]

Modern Dance: Performing Life

I’ve never been one to understand Modern dance. Before coming to Conn, the only dance I was really exposed to was classical and modern ballet. Like many other Conn students, I discovered modern dance for the first time when I came to Conn. For many people, myself included, modern dance is hard to understand. Why […]

The Arts and Academia: Art and the Itch

sat down this week with art major Anna Grofik ’16 and Gregory Bailey, Associate Professor of Art and current Chair of the Art Department. The subject was their subject: Art. Studio art, more precisely, as it lives and breathes in this particular enclave of academia. The art world, in academia and elsewhere, is saturated with […]

Mariachi: A Burgeoning Cultural Intervention

Krystal Moreno ’16 of Santa Ana, California first started playing Mariachi in her sophomore year of high school. A music teacher at her high school had initially proposed starting a Mariachi band in their school, and Moreno was one of the students who immediately expressed interest. “As a third generation Mexican-American, playing Mariachi was a […]

Good Ol’ A Cappella

With families and friends galore, the weekend of Harvestfest at Connecticut College was, as usual, a big hit. To kick off the activities, the ever so popular and loved a cappella groups at Conn performed on Friday night, Oct. 9. The weather outside was rainy, and lightning lit up the windows in Harkness Chapel, but […]