“I will dance here or there, I will dance everywhere!” Adagio performed the spring semester show in Levin ballroom at 8 p.m.
Ghosts, father-daughter camping trips, secret passageways between Brandeis and Chuck E. Cheese’s — all these and more were the subjects of the short films showcased at the Sundeis Film Festival on Thursday evening.
Boston Calling’s star-studded lineup is sure to draw hordes to its new location, the Harvard Allston Athletic Complex, this Memorial Day weekend.
Most theater productions take place on a traditional stage in an enclosed theater, but for its production of “Alice in Wonderland,” the Brandeis Ensemble Theater decided to take a different approach.
This week, justArts spoke with Gabe Walker ’19 and Tres Fimmano ’18 who created the performance of “Alice and Wonderland.” justArts: Why did you choose “Alice in Wonderland?” Gabe Walker: I started doing theater back in fifth grade, when I played the Mad Hatter in my elementary school’s production of “Alice in Wonderland.” For the past few years, I’ve contemplated the idea of revisiting the show, so when Tres suggested the two of us work on it together I couldn’t have been more excited ...“Alice” became a passion project not only for us, but for the many actors, designers and directors who all love the show as much as we do. Tres Fimmano: I’ve spent years trying to think about different ways to do “Alice in Wonderland.” What’s so great about the source material is that it’s inspired so much diverse art and theater over the years and that kind of show allows someone working on it to add to a lot of great history ... I like to think that’s something we highlighted in this production. JA: Explain how you came to the decision to have Alice lead the audience, rather than a traditional presentation of Alice. GW: “Alice in Wonderland” tells the story of a little girl who is transported to a world entirely unfamiliar from her own, which she is forced to unravel and explore.
“From the oldest of times, people danced for a number of reasons,” claimed Ren McCormack in “Footloose.” Hillel Theater Group’s production of “Footloose” demonstrated a few of these reasons over the weekend in the Shapiro Campus Center Theater.
Liquid Latex is a Brandeis tradition almost as famous as Louis Brandeis himself. As the first inner page of the show’s pamphlet informed the audience, the show was born in 2000 as the “Body Art Fashion Show” and has since bloomed into the beloved annual show.
In one fell swoop, seniors Sarah Ackerman, Andrew Agress, Jamie Semel and Sarah Steiker made their debuts as theater auteurs this past Thursday night with their respective senior theses.
As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Intercultural Center brought EDM artist Jai Wolf to Levin Ballroom on Saturday night for a stunning, sold-out concert.
A sincere, caustic and occasionally humorous foray into teenage sexuality, female friendship and the question of reproductive rights in the United States, Brandeis Players’ production of “Dry Land” didn’t pull its punches.
Jordan Peele is a name most people associate with comedy, satire and the title of the witty show “Key and Peele.” Since then, the duo has split off to do independent projects.
“Laugh uhhhh Palooza” an initially uncrowded, yet intimate event sponsored by WBRS, Crowd Control and Student events, occurred last Friday night in Cholmondeley’s Coffee House.
This week, justArts spoke with Peter Diamond ’20, who directed Brandeis Players’ production of “Dry Land.” JustArts: Why did you choose “Dry Land”? Peter Diamond: “Dry Land” is a reasonable challenge — challenging in the sense that it forces us to make seemingly unlovable characters likable, as the audience’s experience with the show relies on their sympathy with these characters — yet the proximity of these characters’ ages and experiences to those of many college students allowed us to draw upon our own lives a bit in developing our production of this piece.
The year 2016 was anything but uneventful. From one of the most dramatic elections in modern American history to the most celebrity deaths since 2009 (Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and the guy who made those infomercials for Oxi-Clean, Billy Mays), 2016 ended on a depressing note.
This week, Netflix premiered a new children’s show titled “Julie’s Greenroom.” The show revolves around Julie Andrews and a cast of puppet children learning about the different elements that go into putting on a musical.
Walking into Merrick Theater, there was a feeling of intimacy, as each performer was so close to the audience.
The Brandeis Players welcomed a small audience into the Shapiro Campus Center theater this past Thursday night for the debut of John O’Brien’s “Mirrors,” directed by Otis Fuqua ’19.
One day, Composer and Fluxus artist John Cage sat in front of Minimalist artist Robert Morris’ “Box with the Sound of Its Own Making” (1961), enamored by its pure genius.
A night that celebrated Korean culture with food, games, dancing and pop music galore, “Welcome Home,” this year’s Brandeis Korean Student Association culture event, proved to be quite a hit.
The film releases in the first half of March have been very diverse. We have the comedy “Table 19,” the superhero flick “Logan” and the monster movie “Kong: Skull Island.” While the cinematic climate of mid-January to mid-April is usually laden with mediocre or subpar entries following the impressive dramas for Oscar contention around December, there are usually one or two movies that stand out and rise above the others.