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Faculty Dance Concert 2013

The 2013 faculty dance show opened with drums. Susan Connelly’s Bantaba got the audience moving in their seats to the lively West African dance, featuring 11 Conn women who had come together to rehearse once a week for this performance, which included a stupendous drum solo. The second piece was Lumens by Professor Lisa Race. “I was […]

Dutch Tavern: A New London Staple

Dutch Tavern: A New London Staple

This week’s column will concern New London’s oldest drinking establishment: Dutch Tavern. First opened in 1933 (following the end of Prohibition), “the Dutch” is now among the most storied spots downtown. For an impressive eight decades – decades which have seen the city of New London undergo substantial political, economic and demographic changes – this […]

A reaction to “Tunneling: a live audio – video – interactive – sculptural performance” by Nadav Assor and Daniel Davidovsky

A reaction to “Tunneling: a live audio – video – interactive – sculptural performance” by Nadav Assor and Daniel Davidovsky

On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 7, Professor Nadav Assor and Daniel Davidovsky performed their collaboration, Tunneling, to a small audience of Connecticut College students and professors in Myers Studio. Before the piece began – before even Professor of Dance and Chair of the Dance Department David Dorfman introduced the event that was about to […]

The Human, Communal Nature of Art

The Human, Communal Nature of Art

Two new exhibitions have recently been installed in the art galleries in Cummings, one by Sophie Kahn entitled “Shards,” and another by Alex Rubio called “Abstract Experiment.” Each is an excellent example of art’s human (and I don’t just mean that figuratively) and collaborative, communal nature. Kahn is a New York-based artist who explores digital […]

Paintings & Glowsticks

As I approached the giant blue tent pitched in the middle of Tempel Green last Saturday, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. Unfortunately a line of people eagerly peeking inside for a glimpse at the a cappella groups gracing the stage blocked my entry. After careful maneuvering I managed to find a standing position […]

Dickson’s Tavern: A New Face on Bank Street

Dickson’s Tavern: A New Face on Bank Street

This week’s column will focus on one of New London’s most recently opened bars, Dickson’s Tavern. Located on the east side of Bank St. – between Muddy Waters and Lost Soul Tattoo – Dickson’s is among the most spacious drinking/eating venues downtown. The establishment features a pool table, a stage, floor space for dancing, a […]

“Breaking Bad” Does Good

SPOILER WARNING: If you haven’t watched all of Breaking Bad put aside this article and do so immediately. “I’m in the empire business,” Walter White told Jesse Pinkman as he argued why the iconic duo should stay in business. “I am the danger,” he told his wife when she threatened to go the police. “Say […]

Othello: The Remix in London

Readers will remember the Q Brothers from last fall’s smash hit, I <3 Juliet, written and directed while the Q Brothers were in residency at Connecticut College. A Chicago-based theater group, the Q Brothers have carved out their own theatrical niche by combining the plays of William Shakespeare with the music and lyricism of modern […]

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