When you see it as it was intended to be seen — in the open air, with people in the audience from all walks of life — you can get swept up in the drama, adventure and laughter and forget that you’re in the middle of an American metropolis.
Vestiges of cruelty loom around every corner, yet the exceptional loneliness of the landscape is far from terrifying. Humberstone is a vivid reminder of humans’ capacity to adapt and their will to fight against the inevitable twists and turns of adversity.
This week, justArts&Cultures spoke with Mariel Guzman ’19, the president of Voices of Soul and Minnie Norgaisse ’19, music director of Voices of Soul.
Instead of choosing a soap box or soup can to paint, Pindell depicted a skeleton, perhaps the most basic and mundane of all objects, despite our usual disdain for them — everyone has a skeleton, after all.
From May 2 to 4, Brandeis hosted four showing of “This Place/Displaced,” a theater production that focus on the issue of gentrification and displacement in the Greater Boston area. The event was able to happen thanks to the effort of the Brandeis Univeristy minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation. Last week, justArts & Culture spoke to Anneke Reich, the producer of “This Place/Displaced” and a Brandeis alumna, and Joshua Glenn-Kayden, the director of the show.
This past Friday, I stepped out of the cold winds of nature and into the warmly lit room displaying “Nature,” a themed collection of outfits and garments curated by four members of the Fashion Design Club.
Considering this is a remake of the director’s own 2013 film, “Gloria”, I feel no guilt when I say that I wish I had seen the movie about people in costumes fighting a purple alien instead.
While the individual dance numbers did not adhere to a common theme, it did feel like we were watching stars up on the stage of Levin Ballroom on April 17.
As part of the Festival of the Creative Arts, Brandeis’s pep band Music And Dance Band performed on the Great Lawn behind the Shapiro Campus Center on April 7th.
It was the first production that I have seen during my time at Brandeis — and it surely was not one to miss.
Art & Text in the Archives, an event hosted at Brandeis University Archives & Special Collections as a part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, showed many texts that ranged in design and age for all to enjoy.
As many Brandeis students gathered on Chapels Field for Springfest, I decided to attend a different kind of rowdy performance: a puppet show full of slapstick for the kids and political jokes to get a few chuckles out of the parents.
Sundeis is the annual Brandeis student run-film festival hosted by Brandeis Television. The Justice interviewed the event coordinator Aviva Davis ’21.
This week, justArts spoke with Maurice Windley ’19, who is a member of the Culture X chair team.
Time and time again, Howardena Pindell’s art surprises and draws audiences in through her ability to honestly present her version of reality.
Brandeis celebrated the 20th anniversary of Culture X in Levin Ballroom on Saturday, an event that featured a whirlwind of performers showcasing cultures from all over the world.
Overall, I suggest members of the Brandeis community spend time with these kinds of exhibits to learn about the diversity of talent among the Music Department’s students.
Nevertheless, the event dedicated to community, self-expression and celebration of the arts gathered a considerable crowd that reminded us that art is not to be confined to the walls of a museum, but to be enjoyed as a dynamic rupture in public space.