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Dittmar exhibit explores nostalgia with art made from recycled materials

Dittmar exhibit explores nostalgia with art made from recycled materials

Amanda Svachula, A&E Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E On a excursion to Mexico, Chicago-based artist Victoria Martinez explored Mexico City, where she climbed the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon at the ruins of Teotihuacan and was immediately inspired, she said. Photographs of structures from her trip influenced the sculptures in her newest...

Evanston commemorates 400 years since Shakespeare’s death with design exhibit

Evanston commemorates 400 years since Shakespeare’s death with design exhibit

Rachel Yang, Assistant A&E Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E When William Shakespeare’s works were first performed four centuries ago, electricity hadn’t yet been invented. However, to commemorate 400 years since the famed playwright’s death, the “Shakespeare by Design” exhibit at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., will showc...

Unity models, NU Active Minds pair up for gallery night

Unity models, NU Active Minds pair up for gallery night

Kelley Czajka, Reporter

March 3, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E An electric guitar blares as people mingle and look at photos on the walls of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center gallery — some wearing T-shirts decorated with slogans such as “I pledge to be strong for myself and for others” and “I pledge to love not judge.” The people donning the T-shi...

Northwestern production ties together film, live performance

Northwestern production ties together film, live performance

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E A show debuting next week on campus will feature both on-stage video and live performance in a study of how the two art forms complement each other. “Alien,” which looks at the intersection of physical and virtual reality, features simultaneous video footage and dance pieces throughout the e...

Northwestern alumni create Evanston-based mockumentary

Northwestern alumni create Evanston-based mockumentary

Kelli Nguyen, Reporter

March 3, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Through their creation of a mockumentary entitled “boyband,” two Northwestern alumni are hoping to strengthen a local presence in film and television. Colleen Griffen (Communication ’88) produced and directed the series — which is currently in the midst of its second season — with...

Tony Award nominee, Northwestern alumna performs in Chicago production of ‘The Matchmaker’

Tony Award nominee, Northwestern alumna performs in Chicago production of ‘The Matchmaker’

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

March 3, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Making her first appearance in Chicago since graduating from Northwestern, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen will star in “The Matchmaker” at the Goodman Theatre starting this weekend. The play, which inspired the hit musical “Hello, Dolly,” tells the story of Dolly Levi, a wido...

‘5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche’ addresses 1950s sexuality stereotypes

‘5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche’ addresses 1950s sexuality stereotypes

Kelly Czajka, Reporter

March 2, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Shanley Pavilion will be transformed into a 1956 feminist society meeting place this weekend for Lipstick Theatre’s production of the satirical comedy “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche.” The play satirizes and breaks down stereotypes of what it meant to be lesbian in the 1950s, Lipstick T...

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ lyricist, alumnus Sheldon Harnick still active in theater world at 91

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ lyricist, alumnus Sheldon Harnick still active in theater world at 91

Amanda Svachula, A&E Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E As a child, Sheldon Harnick wrote comedic poems that were published in his grammar school’s newspaper. Now, two Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and two Grammy’s later, Harnick, 91, continues to charge ahead as a lyricist in the musical theater world. Known most notably for writing lyric...

‘Danceworks 2016’ features ‘Lion King’ choreographer’s work

‘Danceworks 2016’ features ‘Lion King’ choreographer’s work

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

A&E For Communication freshman Chloe Nadon-Enriquez, performing work by Garth Fagan — who choreographed Broadway’s 1998 production of “The Lion King” — makes her nervous. “It gives me that feeling of ‘Am I going to fall? Am I going to land this?’” she said. “There’s always th...

‘Titus Andronicus’ addresses sexual violence through immersive production

‘Titus Andronicus’ addresses sexual violence through immersive production

Anika Henanger, Reporter

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E With fight choreography, audience immersion and gory action, a student production of “Titus Andronicus” seeks to advocate for modern day justice with a Shakespearean twist, said producer Mahek Tulsiani. Opening this weekend, in the Louis Room at Norris University Center, the show ...

New Arts Circle website highlights Northwestern performances, exhibits

New Arts Circle website highlights Northwestern performances, exhibits

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Students, faculty and Evanston residents will now be able to discover all of Northwestern’s arts-related events on one website. The Arts Circle website, which launched last week, is a new initiative that provides a list of all of the university’s arts exhibits, performances and programs. Visi...

Wave Festival gives students opportunity to develop directing skills

Wave Festival gives students opportunity to develop directing skills

Kelley Czajka, Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Three amateur directors will showcase one-act plays in this weekend in Wave Productions’ Second Annual Director Festival on topics ranging from AIDS to political satire to blindness. The festival was created last year by Hannah Fisher (Communication ‘15) as a chance for inexperienced ...