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“Placeholder”: Addressing Settler-Colonialism Through Dance

“Placeholder”: Addressing Settler-Colonialism Through Dance

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2019

From April 4-7, Harper Joy Theater debuts the 2019 spring dance concert, titled "Placeholder." The mixed-bill concert features dance pieces from Whitman dance faculty Renée Archibald and Peter de Grasse, entitled "Peeel" and "Flowerbomb," respectively. Additionally, the event presents guest artist a...

An Open Space for Music, Comedy and Poetry

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2019

On Friday, March 29, Whitman students and staff members gathered in the basement of Reid this month’s “Open Mic Night.” The event was organised by Jake Lorang and hosted by Jason Kottas. Open Mics are a regular student-led initiative to give students and staff members a space to share art and foster...

Captain Marvel Reintroduces the Superheroine

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

On March 8, filmmaking duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck formally introduced Carol Danvers, A.K.A. Captain Marvel, to the big screen. Following the July 2018 release of "Ant Man and The Wasp," "Captain Marvel" joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a filmic interpretation of the comic that debuted in March...

Wire Watch: March 28 to April 4

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

Flora Klein: Senior Viola Recital Friday, March 29 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm in Whitman Chism Recital Hall Join the Whitman College Music Department for the senior recital of Flora Klein ‘19, viola and Professor Jackie Wood, on piano.   Journey West Saturday, March 30 at 7:00pm in Whitman Chi...

Movie Review of Horror-Comedy “Us”

Movie Review of Horror-Comedy “Us”

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

The premise of "Us" is simple. A family trip to the beach is thrown into nightmarish chaos as dark and surreal events connected to the mother’s past become more and more traumatic. Be prepared for a truly strange film because to say more would be spoiling a brilliant and disturbing horror premise. ...

Review: Mountainfilm Festival

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019

  The 40th annual Mountainfilm Festival will commence this May. In preparation of that, Mountainfilm is conducting its world tour. Showing in cities across New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States, Mountainfilm offers a host of documentaries. The festival describes itself as “a...

Hadar Ahuvia: The Dances Are for Us

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019

On Monday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Whitman Dance Studio hosted a workshop by an Israeli dancer Hadar Ahuvia. The event was dedicated to Israeli folk dancing, its history and cultural implications. Hadar is an artist who is currently based in Brooklyn, New York and does work related to cultural appropri...

Circle Mirror Transformation

Circle Mirror Transformation

Connie Moore, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019

Last week the play “Circle Mirror Transformation”, written by Annie Baker, premiered at Whitman. The play was directed by Anthony Reale ‘19 and followed the lives of five participants in an acting class: Marty, James, Teresa, Lauren, and Schultz. Marty, the eccentric acting teacher, led the class w...

Passion Onstage: Anna Ballew at Plumb Cellars

Passion Onstage: Anna Ballew at Plumb Cellars

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019

On the evening of Friday, Mar. 1, Resident Director of Lyman House Anna Ballew ‘18 took the stage at Plumb Cellars for a night of music. In the cozy, sophisticated venue on East Main Street, Ballew performed both covers and original works.   A Whitman alum, Ballew grew up in Missoula, ...

Wire Watch: March 7 to March 28

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

March 6, 2019

Thursday, March 7th 4:00 to 9:00 pm in the Alexander Stage, Harper Joy Theatre Showcase your theatre talents and sign up to audition for Life Is A Dream. The script calls for three main male characters as well as two main female characters in addition to supporting roles. However, gender and race are...

Red

Red

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

From February 20th-23rd, Whitman students performed British playwright Somalia Seaton’s Red for three evening shows and one matinee performance. The performances took place in the Friemann Theatre in Harper Joy Theater.   The project served as the senior thesis for director Donovan Olsen ...

Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

New Zealand director Peter Jackson is no stranger to global audiences. His adaptation of The Lord of the Rings became both a commercial and cultural phenomenon. In his new documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, Jackson employs his considerable talents in a similar, but more humanitarian, direction. Hi...

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