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Bollywood fusion group wraps up spring showcase, features student choreography

Bollywood fusion group wraps up spring showcase, features student choreography

Crystal Wall, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Latest Stories

A&E McCormick senior Prachi Keni said while she and the other co-founders of Ahana Dance Project had a clear vision of the group they wanted to create, she wasn’t sure how it would be received on campus. However, her uncertainty dissolved after the team’s first set of auditions this fall, whi...

Q&A: Winner of Battle of the DJs talks background DJing, upcoming set at Dillo Day

Q&A: Winner of Battle of the DJs talks background DJing, upcoming set at Dillo Day

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant A&E Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Last Wednesday, six Northwestern DJs duked it out for a chance to play on NU’s biggest stage of the year — Dillo Day. The winner of Mayfest’s annual Battle of the DJs was McCormick junior Pumai Subanakyot, better known by his stage name EJ3. The Daily caught up with Subanakyot to talk a...

UNITY charity fashion show partners with Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks, features student designers

UNITY charity fashion show partners with Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks, features student designers

Vy Duong, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students

A&E When Weinberg sophomore Lexi Schiff started brainstorming beneficiaries for this year’s UNITY Charity Fashion Show, she immediately thought of SocialWorks — a foundation created by one of her favorite artists, Chance the Rapper. Knowing the idea was ambitious, Schiff reached out anyway, deter...

Arts Alliance show shines spotlight on abortion, female friendship

Arts Alliance show shines spotlight on abortion, female friendship

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

May 20, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E Communication junior Morgan Rielly is often drawn to new works that are relevant to current events, so when she heard of the play “Dry Land,” it immediately caught her attention. The show tells the story of teenagers Amy and Ester, who develop a friendship after Amy asks ...

2018 Pinoy Show commemorates female Filipino revolutionary

2018 Pinoy Show commemorates female Filipino revolutionary

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students

The 2018 Pinoy Show featured traditional dances, Filipino history and several “Game of Thrones” references Saturday in Ryan Auditorium. This year’s show, “A Song of Kai and Fire,” centered on the storyline of 18th-century Filipino revolutionaries Diego and Gabriela Silang. Communication...

Communication junior puts signature spin on Declaration of Independence musical by featuring all-female cast

Communication junior puts signature spin on Declaration of Independence musical by featuring all-female cast

Ryan Wangman, Copy Chief

May 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Not one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence was a woman. But for an upcoming production of “1776,” Communication junior Kelsey Robins decided to reshape that history with one simple stroke: an all-female cast. “They’re called the Founding Fathers,” Robins said. “There’s...

NU alum’s documentary included on BAFTA shortlist for student films

NU alum’s documentary included on BAFTA shortlist for student films

Ahlaam Delange, Reporter

May 16, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

Even when Sebastián Pinzón Silva (Communication '17) traveled thousands of miles from his native Colombia to study at Northwestern, he didn’t forget his roots. After moving to Chicago in 2011, Silva started his MFA degree in documentary media. His film “Palenque,” which centers on the Colombian...

Local theater company features #MeToo stories in annual play festival

Local theater company features #MeToo stories in annual play festival

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

When TIME Magazine named the “Silence Breakers” of the #MeToo movement as its 2017 Person of the Year, John Frank (Medill ’76) and Carolyn Calzavara (Kellogg ’87) said they knew the stories of the movement would spark conversation. They decided to bring those conversations into the spotlight...

‘Chainsmokers: The Musical!’ parodies social media, millennial culture

‘Chainsmokers: The Musical!’ parodies social media, millennial culture

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant A&E Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

When Communication senior Devon Kerr first listened to the song “Closer” by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey, he thought it seemed straight out of a musical. “It kind of sounded like a musical number because the singers are saying exactly what’s happening,” Kerr said. “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t...

Spectrum Theatre’s Project NU show explores connections on campus

Spectrum Theatre’s Project NU show explores connections on campus

Vy Duong, Reporter

May 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

As someone who just wants to “lay in the grass and make art,” Communication sophomore Shane Eichstaedt said they struggle to navigate the fast-paced “culture of productivity” at Northwestern. When the pressure gets to be too much, Eichstaedt said it is the people at NU who keep them here. This,...

Piano duo to perform sold-out concert to close Bienen’s Skyline Piano Artist Series

Piano duo to perform sold-out concert to close Bienen’s Skyline Piano Artist Series

Eunice Lee, Reporter

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

A&E The only thing better than one world-famous pianist, is two world-famous pianists — who also happen to be best friends. Enter Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, a piano duo that aims to make classical music relevant and popular again. Since joining forces in 2002, they have released Bil...

MFA students to share original work at graduation showcase

MFA students to share original work at graduation showcase

Crystal Wall, Reporter

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

MFA student B.J. Tindal said he used to joke that when coming out to friends and family, the front seat of a car is the best place to do it — because nobody can go anywhere. In his short play “Passenger,” he tests out the theory through the story of a son who contemplates whether to have a difficult...