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Chloe Lee    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Unlike previous years, this year’s iTalent and iFashion Show paraded a more creative set of talent and traditional costumes as part of the International Festival (iFest). The student-organized event included a performance of the guzheng, a traditional 18-string Chinese instrument and a Filipino bamboo folk dance.Clint Yoo ’14 sang an emotional cover of the popular Korean hit “What If” by Girl’s Generation. Yoo’s performance captured the reminiscent and heartbreaking message of the song. As he...
Arts Staff Report    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Grasshopper Night came alive during Family Weekend this fall, representing the collective effort of over 100 students and faculty.“In some aspects, [Grasshopper] is a talent show, but like anything at Andover, our talent is so amazing that what [we] really work on doing is making it a real show from beginning to end,” said Erin Strong, Chair and Instructor in Theater and Dance and Faculty Coordinator for Grasshopper Night. “It’s everything. It’s a cohesive show [that] has a level of...
Alexis Lefft    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
“Natural Selections”Delicate, painted petals against a stormy gray sky. Two men lying by a glisteningriver.With depictions of landscapes and scenes ranging from realistic to abstract, the Addison Gallery of American Art’s exhibition “Natural Selections” was designed to complement “James Prosek: The Spaces in Between.” The two exhibitions attempt to capture the artist’s deep-rooted connection with nature.Curated from the gallery’s permanent collection, pieces in the exhibit were divided...
Peyton Alie    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
James Prosek, the Addison Gallery of American Art’s fall Artist-in-Residence, has long been fascinated with nature. Between fishing trips in his picturesque Connecticut neighborhood, he remembers meticulously recreating John James Audubon paintings as a child. Prosek’s work was featured in the Addison in the exhibit “The Spaces in Between.”Particularly interested in trouts when he was young, Prosek began hisartistic career writing letters to departments of wildlife across the country and...
Tiffany Bauman    Thursday, May 22, 2014
A bright light shined in the modern dance studio as six dancers dressed in flowing green dresses huddled into circles to represent the idea of being “Tied Up.” Last Friday, ANDance, Andover’s newest dance group, took to the stage of the modern dance studio to show not only their physical strength and technical ability, but also also a wide variety of emotions. Formed this year, ANDance is an audition-based club created specifically for dancers who are working their way towards...
Ben Del Vecchio    Thursday, May 22, 2014
The summer breeze, the sunny days, sand grains between your toes. All just a few weeks away. What could be better than that? Nothing beats the crystal clear skies or the crystal clear drinks. Summer is a paradise, sure. But… then there are the rainy days.The cool breeze turns to a chilly gust, the sun is marred by an endless grey mass and the sand…well, it’s more mud than grain. It’s the rainy days that beg the question: what is there to do when Mr. Sun is no longer golden?The warm, dark, comfy...
Julia Donovan    Thursday, May 22, 2014
As the Senior vocalists of Fidelio, Andover’s classical singing group, proudly held hands and bowed at center stage, the audience stood and applauded the group’s rendition of The Beatles’ “In My Life.” To the 11 Senior sopranos, tenors, altos and basses of Fidelio, their final concert with Fidelio was the culmination of years of hard work, an extensive amount of musical training and countless hours of vocal practice. The Fidelio Concert took place in Cochran Chapel on Sunday afternoon....
Kalina Ko    Thursday, May 22, 2014
“Gertie the Dinosaur,” a 1914 animated short film, was brought back to life in Cochran Chapel on Friday night. The Academy Concert Band performed a lively soundtrack to accompany the classic animation for their final concert of the year. The band accompaniment, arranged by Vincent Monaco, Instructor in Music and the conductor of the Academy Concert Band, matched the exuberant mood of the cartoon. The band held a steady rhythm, mirroring Gertie’s lumbering gait. “My favorite piece was ‘...
Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, May 22, 2014
With a repertoire ranging from folk to Latin-Jazz, Ali Decker ’14 and Alex Rubin ’14 told the story of lost love in a production of “The Last Five Years.” Directed by Esther Cohen ’14, this Theater 901 production was about two artists who, over the course of five years, fall in and out of love with each other. Jamie Wellerstein, played by Rubin, is an aspiring writer, while Cathy Hyatt, played by Decker, dreams of being an actress. The story used a distinctive narrative structure in which...
Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, May 8, 2014
Themes of revolution, upheaval, race and sexuality jump out from the graffiti art that makes up the “Loisaida: New York’s Lower East Side in the ’80s” exhibition in the Addison Gallery of American Art. Collected by John P. Axelrod ’64. The vividly-colored multimedia pieces portray a time of diversion from cultural norms in the Lower East Side of New York. The name “Loisaida” comes from the colloquial Puerto Rican-American pronunciation of the name of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, May 8, 2014
Before his illustrious painting career began, the current Edward E. Elson Artist in Residence, Chris “Daze” Ellis, painted subway cars in New York City. In his artist talk, which concluded a five-week stay at Andover, Daze showed numerous photographs of his early works. On Sunday, in the crowded Kemper Auditorium, Daze utilized his artist talk to speak about both his time at Andover and his career as a whole. In the mid-1970s, Daze began noticing subway cars being painted. Although he was...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, May 8, 2014
“STOMACH SUNK IN WHISKY PEE INSIDE PANTS I SAW A LITTLE STAR WHERE IS MY BABY TONIGHT,” wrote Chinese-American poet and artist Walasse Ting on one page of his poetry book called “1¢ Life.” Accompanying Ting’s words is artwork by Tom Wesselmann showing a nude woman reclining on a bed in a room that has four large, white stars on vivid blue walls. “1¢ Life” is a book of poetry with artwork from 28 different artists, including Wesselmann, that corresponded to Ting’s writing. The book was...

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