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Monday, Jun 24, 2024

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The Setonian

NYC Rebuilds With Its Will to Create

Author: Elizabeth Logue Things had returned to normalcy in Manhattan for the most part. What was perhaps the greatest tragedy our nation has ever known had, somehow, evolved into an amalgam of Sept. 11 exhibits, concerts and memorials that seemed to have always been part of the city's landscape. Then, ...


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German Theater Group Wins National Award

Author: [no author name found] Alex Rhinehart '05, Adam Rahal '05, David Bernay '04 and Whitney Whiken '02, members of Assistant Professor of German Bettina Matthias' class Vienna 1900, won the Annual German Theater Competition at Mt. Holyoke College for their performance of "Anatols Groessenwhan" on ...


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Dance Addresses Crisis by Abstracting Emotion

Author: Kate Prouty A petite dancer unlaces profoundly weighted combat boots from her feet, places them at the front of the stage and begins a thoughtful dance inspired by the World War II veteran she has been interviewing for months. Using movements as her words she retells his story, respectfully ...


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'Babbelon' Experiments With Foreign Tongues

Author: Freeman White This past weekend in the Hepburn Zoo, two of Middlebury's senior theater majors, Susie Carter '02.5 and Jennie Luening '02 crafted their final independent theater project, "Babbelon," into an exploration of language. The languages explored included eye contact, Turkish, inspiration ...


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Theater Much More Than an Artistic Distraction

Author: Laura Rockefeller In the face of suffering as great as that which swept the United States after Sept. 11, many people feel, as student actor and director Joe Varca '02 said, "that you just wish — and you think — the world will stop. There should be no classes; there should be no attempt ...


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Using a Fairy Tale, Theater and Dance Subvert Expectations

Author: Lanford Beard What exactly is a fairy tale? What does a fairy tale offer to societies and individuals?This past weekend, Andrew Boyer '02 attempted to answer some of these questions with a modern perspective in the premiere of his senior independent work, "The Fairy Tale Project: The Terrible ...


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Violinist Gidon Kremer Captivates in CFA Hall

Author: Suzanne Mozes The internationally-acclaimed Gidon Kremer graced Middlebury College's stage at the Center for the Arts on Saturday night. This Latvian-born violinist began studying music at age four with his father and grandfather, both of whom were accomplished string players. He enrolled in ...


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WRMC's Annual Concert This Saturday

Author: Richie Lawless Vermont may not be the most likely place for a rock festivital. But the unlikely will become a reality this Saturday, when WRMC holds its annual concert Sepomana. The festivities kick off at 11 a.m. on the Voter lawn with rollicking performances by Middlebury student and alumni ...


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Concert Celebrating Opera Animated by Soloists

Author: Jasmin Johnson The Middlebury College Orchestra (MCO) celebrated popular operas at its last concert of the year. On Friday at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, they played to an appreciative crowd of almost 190 people, competeing heavily with visting big-name band Guster.MCO is to be much ...


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'The Big Random' Makes Sense at the Flynn

Author: Abbie Beane From the outset, I wanted to establish only one thing. "So, do you spell theater like a Frenchman?" I asked. He replied in the affirmative, yet followed through with his defense, asserting that 80 percent of theaters now spell "theater," "theatre." "He," is the increasingly famous ...


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'The Three Sisters' Explore the Comedy and Tragedy of Life

Author: Yvonne Chen "In our youth we all chirp rapturously like sparrows on a dung heap, but when we are forty, we are already old and begin to think about death. Fine heroes we are!" remarked Anton Chekhov in reference to the lack of positive heroes in his writing.Professor of Theater Douglas Sprigg ...


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Singers Charm With Chichester Psalms

Author: Laura Rockefeller Cheers and enthusiastic applause filled Mead Memorial Chapel as the two conductors walked onto the stage where their choirs already stood, ready to open their notebooks and begin the concert.For this performance, the Dartmouth Chamber Singers joined the Middlebury College Chamber ...


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One-Woman Show Glows 'Green Neon'

Author: Kate Prouty Did you hear what Emily Wasserman '02 did last weekend? She might not have made the history books, but she did pull off two performances of an original, 45-minute one-woman show. "Green Neon," although at times emotionally unconvincing, was nonetheless an engaging exploration of ...


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Two Vibrant Student Pieces Presented in Zoo

Author: Crystalyn Radcliffe People looking for entertainment were not disappointed by the Hepburn Zoo performance last weekend. Couples in diapers making out, quirky women seducing stuffed animals and a gay strip club bouncer had both actors and audience members bursting into laughter.Kayte Spector ...


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Energetic Art Exhibit Allows Students To Play

Author: Suzanne Mozes There were no twinkling white lights trying to transform Johnson's brute grayness into a magical wonderland. There were no bowtied attendants serving wine. There were no beautiful gowns and high heels gliding across the floor. And there was certainly not a quartet dignifying the ...


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Addison Groove Spreads Funky Jazz Over Jam

Author: Kate Prouty As they extend their audience range beyond the jam band-primed ears of fans raised on Phish and String Cheese Incident, Addison Groove Project (AGP) is quickly distancing themselves from the "jamming" portion of the modern music menu. Judging by the new sounds they produced in their ...


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Alumni Poet Searches for God in Middle East

Author: Laura Rockefeller After garnering the Watson Prize, Stephanie Seldana '99 traveled through Middle East in search of God in a region that many faiths hold holy.She explored all the traditions which have their roots in that part of the world, which is sometimes labeled "the Holy Land," in the ...


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Mchakamchaka Running By Your Room

Author: Laura Rockefeller One Monday night at the beginning of the fall semester I sat in Coffrin Lounge working with the window next to me open. The campus was relatively quiet since most people were probably engaged in pursuits similar to my own. Suddenly, the sound of male voices singing in a language ...




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