Premiering on Friday, May 5, “Robbins/The Concert” opened its doors to Boston for a show of spectacular color, minimalistic costumes and laughs all across the theatre. The Boston Opera House will house the show until May 27.
There’s nothing quite like a classic ballet. This is why we go the ballet. To see something so antique, unique, something so lost in time that hundreds of people would gather to see it on a warm Friday night in Boston. The Boston Ballet’s rendition of “Sleeping Beauty” opened its doors on Friday, April 28 at the Boston Opera House and will run until May 27.
By Krista DeJulio and Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editors-in-Chief
“Today is the day I follow my intuitions,” raps Kendrick Lamar on one of the opening lines of track number three of “DAMN.” his fourth studio album. Keep following them Kendrick, we’ll keep listening. Continue reading “Kendrick is “DAMN.” good”→
By Krista DeJulio & Seán McGlone – Co-Editor-in-Chief & News Editor
Do you remember the one with the rum ham? The one where they taught us how to play Chardee MacDennis? Kitten mittens? The Nightman Cometh? Flipadelphia? Wade Boggs? The underage bar? The pro-life rally? There are so many episodes of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” I’m sure nearly every topic and offensive thing has already been said on the show. But yet the FX series ran its twelfth season with no intention or stopping or slowing down. The show is about four friends (and a crazy father figure played by Danny DeVito) running an Irish bar in Philadelphia called Paddy’s Pub. What could go wrong? Continue reading ““It’s Always Sunny” is always funny”→
By Krista DeJulio & Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editors-in-Chief
The boy is back. Less than 11 months after the mixed-reviewed “Views” was released, Drake has shook the world again. With a rushed release in the late hours of Saturday, March 18 and with what should be his seventh album, Drake has released what is actually his first playlist titled “More Life.” The cover features a vintage picture of Drake’s father and a subtitle below stating “A Playlist by October Firm.” October’s Very Own Sound (OVO) is the name of Drake’s label but now it seems the label will be referred to as a firm. Continue reading ““More Life” brings more sound”→
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.
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.”
Staged every February at Lasell and across the world, “The Vagina Monologues” was originally written and premiered in 1996 in New York City. The playwright of the show, Eve Ensler, also created the global campaign known as V-Day, to raise awareness of violence against women. Interviewing more than 200 women, Ensler has wrote monologues on femininity, sex, love, birth, and various names for vagina.
Many people I know use Symposium as a day to catch up on work, on sleep, go out with friends the night before (and I have too) but I know Symposium day is worth much more. It’s not only a time to catch up on work, sleep, and relax, but a day for your friends and classmates to showcase what they’ve been learning during the semester. Finals week is around the corner and we want to go out and have one last hurrah, but there’s still a lot to do before we can have our fun. Presenting our work at symposium is one of those obligations. Continue reading “Symposium has value”→