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Spring Studio Series shines a spotlight on unique forms of performance

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter March 10, 2022

As the audience entered the theater on the first night of Whitman’s Spring Studio Series, they were greeted by the potent smell of acrylic paint. As the show opened, performers gently coated each other...

Ghost Pixcells set to dance into Harper Joy Theater

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter October 28, 2021

This Thursday, Oct. 28 marks the opening night of a new dance production, Ghost Pixcells. The production features both student and guest dancers and is the first major dance show at Whitman College since...

Little Lad who likes Berries and Cream announced as special guest for campus dance workshop

Carmel Stephan, Could go for some berries and cream October 7, 2021

September’s biggest Tik Tok sensation, The Little Lad who likes berries and cream will be coming to Whitman for a workshop in body form and character building. Jack Fervor, the little lad themself, is...

Upcoming hip-hop workshops aspire to build community

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor September 30, 2021

This Saturday, Oct. 2, the 5th Element Project will present free workshops on various aspects of hip-hop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in both Young Ballroom and the Dance Studio, followed by a panel discussion...

Reconfiguring the arts: FSR proposes cuts and new programs

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter February 18, 2021

In the midst of getting back to in-person classes, students and faculty received a new source of stress and confusion: on Feb. 2, President Murray sent out an email containing the Financial Sustainability...

Dance minors celebrate movement on Zoom

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter October 8, 2020

Although Whitman College is not a dance school, there are still a good number of Whitman students who are involved with dance on campus, be it by taking dance classes, pursuing a dance minor or being involved...

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Studio Series celebrates dance at a distance

Heleana Backus , A&E Reporter September 10, 2020

The artists in the Theater and Dance department’s upcoming Studio Series see virtual art as an opportunity for curiosity, connection and collaboration. The Studio Series, curated by Whitman Associate...

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Whitman professors adapt to online learning

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter April 10, 2020

The faculty and staff of Whitman College spent spring break preparing for the transition to online learning forced by the global outbreak of COVID-19. One of the core features of Whitman and other liberal...

Annual Dance Series Features Guest Artists

Annual Dance Series Features Guest Artists

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter April 12, 2018

The Spring Studio Dance Series at Harper Joy Theatre has seen a plurality of visiting artists perform. Ranging in theme and subject, the annual series is rapidly becoming a venue for experimental dance...

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“SPACING” Melds Movement with Meaning

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter November 16, 2017

This year, “SPACING,” the Whitman Dance department's fall dance performance, wove elements of music, voice and language through abstract movement. The performance, which ran from Nov. 9 to 12, was composed...

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Breath, Sweat, Hair, Dirt, Dust

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer April 20, 2017

A sweeping set of performances came to the stage at Harper Joy Theatre for Whitman’s annual Spring Dance Performance, titled “breath, sweat, hair, dirt, dust.” Performances ran from April 12...

Wire Watch: Week of April 13th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor April 11, 2017

"breath, sweat, hair, dirt, dust:" A mixed-bill of new contemporary choreographies, performed by Whitman students. 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, April 13-15 (matinees at 2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, April 15-16),...

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