'Pollock' Takes Audiences Inside the Mind of the Artist

By Middlebury Campus

March 19, 2002


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Author: Kate Prouty For some artists, an alcohol or drug addiction is what makes them. For most, it is what kills them. American painter Jackson Pollock, directed and played by Ed Harris in the film adaptation of "Jackson Pollock: An American Saga," is no exception. The film, while it was an accurate...

Hepburn Zoo Finally Reveals Their Secret Project

By Middlebury Campus

March 19, 2002


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Author: Crystalyn Radcliffe It's dark. You cannot know what image will appear in front of you when you are allowed to see again. The fading lights leave you with one image, quickly skipping to another after a short interlude of blindness. You are no longer in control of your visual experience: you must wa...

ART IN THE BIG APPLE

By Middlebury Campus

March 19, 2002


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Author: ELizabeth Logue In this week's column, I humbly acknowledge my discovery of a new art form. Had you asked me weeks ago my definition of acceptable arts discourse in The Middlebury Campus, martial arts would not have been among them. To steal a sentiment from Harry in "When Harry Met Sally" when...

Orchestra Brings Brahms To Life

By Middlebury Campus

March 19, 2002


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Author: Jasmin Johnson Despite it being a squally Saturday, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) played to a very appreciative audience at the Flynn Center in Burlington, Vt. The sold-out concert was a special celebration to commemorate Robert de Cormier's 80th birthday. Cormier is the director of the ...

Glee Club Shows Startling Versatility

By Middlebury Campus

March 19, 2002


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Author: Laura Rockefeller Thunderous applause filled Mead Chapel on Saturday night as members of the renowned singing group, the Morehouse Glee Club, jogged down the center isle two by two to take their places in front of the audience. The tuxedo-clad singers stood in their elegant rows for minutes bef...

'The House of Bernarda Alba' Opened Wide Up

By Middlebury Campus

March 19, 2002


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Author: Suzie Mozes Visiting Instructor in Theatre Claudio Medeiros '90 flaunted the strength of the Theatre Department this past weekend in "The House of Bernarda Alba," a Spanish play written by Frederico Garcia Lorca.Lorca, who challenged the oppression of women in the early 20th century, explores ...

Daniels Sounds Like a Woman, Sings Like a Star

By Middlebury Campus

March 19, 2002


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Author: Yvonne Chen What does it take to open an opera performance at Middlebury College? A flourish of trumpets? A smart kick in the pants? A tender introduction? Or nothing at all? This Sunday afternoon an almost packed house at Middlebury's Concert Hall investigated these questions and soon found out, as ...

Vermont Poet Laureate Gives Intimate Reading

By Middlebury Campus

March 12, 2002


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Ellen Bryant Voigt's readings are intimate affairs. She makes eye contact with the audience and she washes the crowd with the warmth of her still-Southern accent, mellowed by her years in Vermont. The Abernethy Room is particularly conducive to her style of reading — the small space, warm wood and...

Choreography Explores Experience of Soldiering

By Middlebury Campus

March 12, 2002


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Author: Kate Prouty "Daughter of a Pacifist Soldier," performed this weekend in the Middlebury College Dance Theater, asked difficult questions of its audience and demanded that its performers investigate sensitive subject matter. The performance presented a remarkably thoughtful consideration of the post...

One Summer in Ivye Brought to Life on Screen

By Middlebury Campus

March 12, 2002


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Author: Laura Rockefeller A man dressed in traditional shtetl costume walks softly forward out of the woods. He greets us in Russian, Yiddish and English with a caution that we should only follow him into his world if our hearts are open and our eyes and ears are ready to take in every possible sensation.S...

Artist, Patron, Model and Muse Subjects of Art Symposium

By Middlebury Campus

March 12, 2002


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Author: Ingrid Erickson Despite recurrent technical difficulties, the fourth annual Christian A. Johnson Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture last Saturday was an engaging event featuring student and faculty artists alike.Co-sponsored by the Department of the History of Art and Architecture...

'Lonely Planet' Confronts Fear of the Unknown

By Middlebury Campus

March 12, 2002


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Author: Crystalyn Radcliffe Our society is afraid of what it does not understand. We call this fear by many names: racism, sexism, homophobia — fear of anything that is different. We do not understand because we cannot see the other side. We feel threatened by what lies outside the norm and prefer ...

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