Emma Rivellese ’22 choreographed a remix of the overture from “William Tell.” One of the performers of this number, Claire Martell ’23, stated in an interview to the Justice that “I was a little nervous to be dancing with people who were so good at tap (my studio was really small and I never got the chance to meet other tap dancers) but I was also excited to dance in front of a bunch of new faces, including my new friends who I had just met this year.”
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The dance “Everybody Talks, Everybody Taps,” featuring the song by Neon Trees, which was choreographed by Sonia Findling ’22, featured performers who wore the colors of the rainbow. In an email to the Justice, Corey Brown ’23, one of the performers in this dance, stated, “The crowd was super excited to watch everyone on stage, so when they applauded at the end of each dance it was a great feeling to know all the work we did last semester paid off.”
The Executive Board of Hooked on Tap opened the second act of “Tappy Feet” with a performance of “Gitchee Gitchee Goo” from the Disney Channel show “Phineas and Ferb.” Genevive Bondaryk ’21, one of the presidents of HOT, who played Ferb in this routine, stated in an email to the Justice that “the most rewarding part of the show is getting the chance to hang out with and perform with the other members of Hooked On Tap. We really are a close-knit group and I love the energy that we give each other during rehearsals and performances.” This dance was choreographed by Rebecca Weiss ’21.
Ben Greene ’21 and Liam Gladding ’21 were the emcees of the evening. To allow for costume changes and some light-hearted jokes throughout the show, the two performed comedy routines in between the performances, including one where they mimicked rowing on a boat before a dance entitled, “Rock Island/ Whatayatalk.”
Genevive Bondyark ’21 choreographed “Fever” by Little Willie John, which was performed by the Tap Ensemble. In the program, Bondyark wrote that “[this dance] inspired by a group called ‘The Tap Pack.’” The costumes of this piece, which were reminiscent of penguins, brought together the theme of the show right before the conclusion of the first act.
Guitar music added an element of cheer to the event.
Wendy Gordon-Hewick of the Dean of Students’ Office is the Care Team case manager. At the fair, she spoke about her team, a group of Brandeis administrators who work to support students and manage concerning behavior.
Diana Denning, administrative director of the Brandeis Health Center, was available to speak with students at the fair.
Students spread awareness about the food pantry at the Graduate Student Center, located in Kutz Hall. It can be accessed by anyone from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays. More information can be found on the food pantry website.
Reverend Matt Carriker represented the Center for Spiritual Life.
The Department of Community Living provided cookies as a reward to students who completed the fair’s scavenger hunt.
CELEBRATIONS: On Nov. 16, Brandeis hosted Colby College in a swim meet, in which Brandeis won 135–104.
Daniel Bibb “MONTANA 1989”
133 students from 22 states and six countries joined the Brandeis Class of 2023 earlier this month.