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Students explore definitions of “home” in mainstage production

This weekend and next, the new Theater and Dance Building will inaugurate its new mainstage, the Macalester Theater, with “Letters|Home,” a student and staff-developed dance theater piece that makes use of every aspect of the new, flexible performance space. The show explores the idea of “home” by drawing upon St. Paul’s history as well as…

Geyser plays WMCN, tours the Midwest
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Geyser plays WMCN, tours the Midwest

Corbin Dodd ’18 and Ryan Dugan ’17 met through the Macalester music department a few years back. Dugan met Juliet Kelson ’20 when their separate bands played a concert together in Chicago, and Dodd later met Jack Lickerman through music department events. Now, the four of them are on their way to dropping an album….

New theater and dance building officially opens
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New theater and dance building officially opens

Last November, Macalester’s old theater and dance building was torn down after 54 years of housing plays, dance performances and classes. On Thursday, Feb. 14, 14 long, hectic months of transition came to fruition during the new building’s opening event. A crowd of around 500 students, faculty and community members filled the Janet Wallace Arts…

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Guthrie’s Noises Off is a fun-filled break from the real world

When the Guthrie Theatre announced the inclusion of classic farce Noises Off in its 2018 season, the artistic director Joseph Haj could not have anticipated how vital the power of laughter would be in the face of everything going on in the world today. Noises Off provides exactly that: a welcome pause from reality to…

Alina Baraz and JMSN light up First Avenue
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Alina Baraz and JMSN light up First Avenue

The energy of a live music performance is hard to find anywhere else. The bouncing of sound waves against the walls and the crowd dancing on the floor can be contagious—it can have the power to even make someone unfamiliar with a band’s music an instant fan. It is rare for this liveliness to begin…

Mixed Blood Theatre presents the acclaimed Is God Is
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Mixed Blood Theatre presents the acclaimed Is God Is

This show contains mentions of domestic violence and abuse. Nestled in an old fire station where the University of Minnesota meets downtown Minneapolis is one of the Twin Cities’ most established inclusive performance spaces: Mixed Blood Theatre. Since 1976, this company has built their repertoire on their mission for pluralism, excellence, egalitarianism, openness and “predictable…

Smallpools warms  weather-beaten crowd
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Smallpools warms weather-beaten crowd

Saturday brought a record-breaking April snowfall to the Twin Cities, right on time to push Springfest, Macalester’s annual outdoor event with food, music and end-of-semester stress relief, into the Leonard Center fieldhouse for the second year in a row. Students trailed in throughout the afternoon drenched in snow, pairing spring-themed outfits with thick snow boots…

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