“Artifact 2017” preimeres at Boston Ballet Reply

By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief

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A scene from the newly rechoreographed “Artifact 2017,” by William Forsythe. Photo courtesy of Boston Ballet 

With a quick name change and a rechoreographed ending, “Artifact 2017” kicked off its opening night on Thursday, February 23 at the Boston Opera House at 539 Washington Street, Boston and will run until Sunday, March 5 with a matinee showing of the performance. “Artifact 2017” is the first show of a five-year partnership with William Forsythe, one of the most innovative choreographers of today. Boston Ballet is the first North American company to perform “Artifact” in full.

According to the Boston Globe, the ballet was created in 1984 and reimagined what a classical ballet could be. The show is unique and features more than just ballet as an art form. Memorizing choreography, spoken word and a minimalistic set and costumes are the focal points of the show, leaving the show at two hours.

The show, well extremely innovate and extraordinary, is not for everyone. While “Artifact 2017” promises classical ballet, the rest of the show is not traditional. The spoken word aspects of what looks and feels like an evil Disney-like character brought laughter to the crowd, as did an old man with a megaphone, but left those coming for a traditional ballet at a loss. The costumes were simple variations and different colored leotards and stockings, but still beautifully worn when the ballerinas danced in unison.

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The ballet features a unique perspective to dance and performance. The show will be on stage until March 5 at the Boston Opera House. Photo courtesy of Boston Ballet 

Also according to the Boston Globe, “The heart of the ballet’s music is a score, partly improvised, by Eva Crossman-Hecht based on Ferruccio Busoni’s piano transcription of Bach’s monumental ‘Chaconne,’ as well as a sound collage by Forsythe himself.” The show’s ending was rechoreographed, something different than the original from 1984, thus being renamed to “Artifact 2017.”

Winter on campus photo gallery Reply

This weekend Lasell saw a lot of snowfall causing snow days on Thursday, February 9 and Monday, February 13. Here are some snap shots from around campus.

All photos by Ryan Fitzgerald and Krista Dejulio.

Game staff is working play by play Reply

By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor

In the midst of basketball season, Lasell’s athletic game staff has been working hard to broadcast games through an online live-stream video. In addition to the live coverage of games, staff members began play-by-play coverage over the video to add a more professional feel when fans are watching online.

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Senior James Payne (L), junior Greg Camillone (Center) and sophomore Cameron Brennan (R) live-stream sporting events online with commentary and coverage. 

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The man behind Lasell men’s hoops: Aaron Galletta Reply

*The 1851 Chronicle recognizes a mistake in the printed version of this story. The quote “If he knows something is going on in your life, he shows his concern. For instance, two seasons ago I had to get knee surgery and he checked up on me,” was printed as being said by junior guard Derek McMahon. McMahon did not say this and the quote has been retracted from the online version of this story. We apologize for the misprint.*

By Danielle Rafuse – Contributing Writer

Men’s basketball coach Aaron Galletta grew up in Hyde Park, N.Y. constantly surrounded by basketball. He never thought it would impact him this much, but he is in his eleventh season as Head Coach at Lasell.

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Teammates John Powell (L) and Tim Blair (R) listen to Coach Galletta as he explains the game plan. (Photo by Corinne Ciraldo)

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“La La Land,” unlikely hit for awards Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen & Dana Sutcliffe – Arts Editor & 1851 Staff

America is full of incredibly talented ac- tors, actresses, directors, and producers who all come together on one night to celebrate the highly acclaimed films released in the past year. This year’s Golden Globes took place on January 8 and was hosted by none other than Jimmy Fallon. His witty banter kept the night going smoothly.

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