The Observer

MaDaCol showcases modern themes, old school flare

The Mather Dance Collective (MaDaCol) rehearsing for their spring performance. Dances were choreographed by second-year graduate students Yizhen Hu and Xiaomeng Zhao, as well as CWRU alumna Karina Browne.

Kyle Smith, Contributing Reporter

April 27, 2018

At the center of a pitch black room, a solitary orange spotlight illuminated a shapeless figure writhing and contorting to the sound of dripping water, scraping metal and distorted mumbling. The scene could have come straight from the script of a Ridley Scott film, but this event didn’t take place ...

Classic ballet rings in the holiday season

Janet Lanman, Contributing Reporter

December 5, 2014

“The Nutcracker” is a Christmastime staple for me. After performing in the ballet for 10 years, I still get butterflies when I hear the music in commercials and department stores during the holiday season. Dayton and Cincinnati Ballets have both proven to be inadequate in my quest for a beautiful...

Village gym to be transformed into practice space for dance groups

Julia Bianco, News Editor

November 21, 2014

The gym in the Village at 115th will soon be no more. The gym, located behind the Starbucks, will be stripped of its equipment and transformed into a practice space for campus dance groups. Dance groups, who are not classified as athletic groups, have had issues finding spaces to practice in the past. With athletic groups getting priority for the spaces in the Veale Athletic...

Not your typical Saturday night

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014

If you’re like me, and you can appreciate the vocal talent you don’t have when you hear it, Arts After Dark is the perfect event for you. Arts After Dark is an annual showcase for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians and dramatists that takes place at Harkness Chapel. The event hosted...

Campus dance groups petition over lack of consistent practice space

Dance Group

Aquene Kimmel, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2014

They could dance all night, but first they need a floor. Case Western Reserve University’s 10 student dance groups are currently engaged in talks with the university over the lack of consistent practice spaces, an effort spearheaded by Swing Club President David Aghassi. Negotiations began last...

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