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Studio Series celebrates dance at a distance

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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 Professor of Dance Renée Archibald, will take place Sept 10 - 27 and feature workshops, performances...

Whitman professors adapt to online learning

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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 arts colleges are the small, discussion-based classes. Whitman’s average class size is 15,...

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 and performance. This year, the dance series saw three performances by two solo artists and one collaboration,...

“SPACING” Melds Movement with Meaning

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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 of four pieces choreographed by New York-based guest artist Katy Pyle and by Whitman faculty...

Breath, Sweat, Hair, Dirt, Dust

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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 to April 16 and featured the artistry of student performers alongside some notable guest choreographers. The...

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), Harper Joy Theatre. Free for Whitman students. "Babeland presents The 'Moregasm' Workshop:" A ...

“The Adventures of Alice” performed by Walla Walla Dance Company

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

The Walla Walla Dance Company performed an excellent original take on the timeless story “Alice in Wonderland” on Saturday, Feb. 4. The show, titled “The Adventures of Alice,” took place in Cordiner Hall at 7:30 p.m. Showcasing dancers from all different classes in the dance company, the event...

Me Try Impress Now

Trevor Lewis, staff writer

October 20, 2016

  Hello. Me couldn’t help but notice you very pretty lady. You think me pretty too? Me wear ironic button up with tiny schnauzers printed on it. Me lather Axe bodywash to disguise stink flesh smell. Me very, very cool. Maybe you want talk? Me excellent conversationalist. Approachable....

Social Dance Club

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

Sometimes, you really just can't fight that urge to get up and dance. Fortunately, when that happens, there's a club tailor-made for you.

Beyond Borders Club Hosts 5th Annual InterNation Celebration

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Lane Barton

February 25, 2016

The 5th Annual InterNation Celebration was held in Reid Ballroom on Feb. 20th.

The Pio talks gaming, genres with Robert DeLong

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Megan Hearst and Martina Pansze

February 14, 2016

The Pioneer sits down with EDM artist Robert DeLong. DeLong was brought to perform at Whitman on Feb. 11th by Whitman Events Board along with openers Chrome Sparks and Colours. His newest album “In the Cards” was released last September.

“Go On” dance recital invites collaboration between guest artist, instructors, students

Megan Hearst

November 12, 2015

After months of hard work, the dance department’s annual recital, this year titled "Go On," has come to fruition. The process, which began with auditions in September, culminates in the performance at Harper Joy Theatre, on Wednesday, November 11th at 8:00 pm. Dance professors Renee Archibald and Pe...

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