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Art Across Distances: Making and Sharing Art In A Global Pandemic

April 2, 2020

While industries across the board are getting hit by the coronavirus pandemic, arts institutions and artists are perhaps amongst those hit the hardest. Theaters, concert halls, museums, and galleries have closed and canceled events to stay in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Movie release dates...

Is Love Blind? Bates Alum Finds Out

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

March 11, 2020

The following contains spoilers for the whole first season of Love Is Blind. Read at your own risk. Netflix’s newest hit TV show is Love Is Blind, a new reality dating series. Unlike The Bachelor or any of its spin-offs, Love Is Blind isn’t exactly a competition, but more of a social experimen...

Dancing Will Save Lives At Upcoming Dance Marathon

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

February 26, 2020

            It’s that time of year again. Your fellow Batesies are posting on social media about the Dance Marathon for the children’s hospital, and they’re asking you to donate. You read the little blurb about the kids, think about the s...

Meet the Bates Arts Festival Coordinators

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

February 5, 2020

One of the hallmark projects of the Bates Arts Collaborative, a faculty committee, was the Bates Arts Crawl, a campus-wide celebration of the visual, literary, and performing arts at Bates. The last Arts Crawl occurred in the winter semester of 2018. However, last fall the committee decided to find a new w...

Longo’s The Zoo Story Asks For Genuine Connections

November 6, 2019

How often do you strike up a conversation with a stranger in public? I will occasionally talk to people at airports or at stores, but I definitely don’t tell strangers my life story. However, that doesn’t change the fact that when I am really stressed out in public, I want people to ask if I’m ...

Dance Concert Opens Performance Season With A Bang

October 23, 2019

Every year during Back to Bates weekend, Schaeffer Theatre hosts a dance concert featuring work by students, guest artists, choreographers, and faculty. It is a welcoming, celebrative environment that kicks off the theater and dance performance scene. One of the trademarks of the Back to Bates ...

“Yes, And” Meets “No, But”: Intimacy Choreography in Theater and Dance

October 2, 2019

It is not a coincidence that the #MeToo movement gained traction in the wake of the 2017 Harvey Weinstein scandal, or that many of the scandals have centered around prominent figures in the entertainment industry. Film, TV, and theater operate differently from the traditional job market. Everyone kn...

Power Unfolds from Tragedy in Berger’s “The Wolves”

Power Unfolds from Tragedy in Berger's

April 3, 2019

Two weekends ago, ten fiercely talented women battled it out on the Gannett Theater stage, which was transformed into an indoor soccer dome complete with netting, Astroturf, and sideline benches. Rebecca Berger ’19, in partial completion of a thesis in directing, brought the 2017 Pulitzer Prize nom...

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