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Asian Pacific Awareness showcase creates cultural bridges

April is Asian Pacific Awareness (APA) Month at Macalester. This past Sunday, we were lucky to be presented with a cultural feast that included dance pieces, traditional folk songs, storytelling, poetry, fashion show and tongue twister. The showcase represented Asian cultures including those found in Pakistan, Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Singapore and the Philippines….

Bodies in the Balance explores identity, justice and freedom
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Bodies in the Balance explores identity, justice and freedom

All photos by Maddie Jaffe ’17 In the fall dance show entitled Bodies in the Balance, the Macalester Theatre & Dance Department invites the audience to celebrate the joy that dance can bring, while also exploring dance’s unique power in portrayal. Students use these performances to engage with their identities while empathizing with the experiences…

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Bodies in the Balance: Fall dance concert preview

It’s a Sunday afternoon, and dancers are lying on the studio floor in the Leonard Center. There’s some laughing and a few stories exchanged about Saturday night, and a lot of ankle cracking. When Brian Evans — a dance department faculty member and the choreographer of the piece the dancers are working on — joins…

Music professor Mark Mazullo and the melodies of dance
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Music professor Mark Mazullo and the melodies of dance

Last Thursday at noon, Macalester students and community members gathered in Mairs Concert Hall for a lunchtime piano concert performed by Macalester music professor Mark Mazullo and other collaborators, such as composer Christopher Gable and members of the Christopher Watson Dance Company. The audience was garrulous as the piano arrived onstage, but when Mazullo appeared,…

Motherlanded: this May
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Motherlanded: this May

For the past two months, Julia Gay ’16 has been meeting with her director to rehearse a one-woman show called “motherlanded.” The show is part of Julia’s capstone in American Studies, but more importantly, it’s an exploration of Julia’s identity as a Chinese adoptee. In her performance, she will delve into her experiences using movement,…

Macalester productions of The Cradle Will Rock open
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Macalester productions of The Cradle Will Rock open

Macalester’s Theater and Dance and Music Departments is putting on The Cradle Will Rock by Marc Blitzstein. The musical opened last night and more performances will be held in Janet Wallace at 7:30 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 7) and Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available via the online box…

Theater & Dance Major // Hana Sato
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Theater & Dance Major // Hana Sato

This week’s senior arts profile is of Hana Sato, combined theater and dance major with a psychology minor. She was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and she dreams of working work with people through dance therapy. How did you first get interested in theater and dance? As far as I know, I have been…

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Grand Central Photography Show // Review

My friend Rachel and I randomly decided to go to Grand Central this Saturday afternoon to chat and do homework. When we arrived, we were informed that we had to sit in the front section of the restaurant, as an event would be happening later that evening. The typically crowded back section of the restaurant…

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Arts Calendar & First Year Must Sees

VISUAL ARTS Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association’s Fall Fine Arts Show Solar Arts Building September 19-October 5 (Thursday through Sunday) Volunteering opportunities avaliable Free DANCE 6th Annual Groundbreaker Battle Butler Square Parking Lot (next to The Cowles) 5th St & Hennepin Ave September 13 Annual breakdancing competition lasting all day. Free PERFORMANCE Steve Martin’s The Underpants…

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