Colleen Beagen

No chorus line here

Imagine standing in the center of the room with the spotlight on you. Each person in the audience is looking at just you, waiting to be amazed. You’re sweating and your heart is fluttering as you wait for the music to begin. This is your moment. For 20 dancers in the Department of Theatre and […]

Lisner hosts African musicians

World music will take hold of Lisner Auditorium this weekend, as performers Habib Koité and Dobet Gnahoré take the stage, showcasing African music, percussion and dance. The show, scheduled for Thursday, April 16, is the only one of its kind – uniting the artists for a co-headlining event – as each is on a separate […]

Bhangra Blowout brings rhythm to DAR

Sixteen years ago, Bhangra Blowout brought an intimate group of dancers to Columbian Square to display their footwork. But things change. Now one of the largest events of its type in the nation, Bhangra Blowout, the intercollegiate dance competition hosted by the South Asian Society, will take the stage at DAR Constitution Hall on Saturday, […]

The harrowing adventures of…

Graham Wright plays keyboard in Tokyo Police Club, a Canadian rock outfit known for their sense of structural brevity. That is, their first EP, “A Lesson in Crime,” includes eight songs and runs at 16 minutes. For this quality, and an oft-cited similarity to early work by The Strokes, Wright and his bandmates have garnered […]

Go to hell with Generic

Hell is other people. This startling revelation is the central theme in “No Exit,” the existentialist play by French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, to be performed by Generic Theater Company this weekend. The play details the experience of three people who arrive in hell – who shed conventional notions of torture when they discover their punishment […]

Motion as a movement

Students and faculty used movement this weekend to make a point. DanceWorks, the Dance and Theater Department’s semi-annual showcase, was presented last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Betts Theater, on the first floor of the Marvin Center. Performances featured modern choreography by faculty, students and guest artists, like New York-based Heather McArdle. McArdle was invited […]

Artist moved from biology to painting, developing her voice in the District

Sarah Koss has studied biology, conducted lab research and published work in The Journal of Neuroscience. And now, she creates art. Her wall drawing, the centerpiece of a recent show in the newest gallery in Smith Hall, shows this understanding of science and the human condition. The first-year graduate student created the larger-than-life piece with […]

Festival brings independent filmmakers

The Vassar Film Fest, held at the Jack Morton Auditorium last Saturday, Oct. 15, boasted a variety of independent films that covered topics ranging from human trafficking and AIDS in India to spoofing modern paranoia about public safety. The event, organized by the Vassar Club of Washington D.C., showcased five films, two of which were […]