’The Urban Nutcracker’: where Ellington meets Tchaikovsky
Within the first few minutes after the curtains are drawn at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre, hip-hop, tap dancing, and ballet are showcased by the variety of dancers on stage. One thing becomes apparent right away: Anthony Williams’s 'Urban Nutcracker' is not your typical Nutcracker ballet.
A night at the Cantab
A woman scribbles rapidly into her old, worn-out notebook in the dim light of the bar. There’s a world buzzing around her, but the only things she sees in her peripheral vision are the dark colors of the counter and the clear bubbles in her drink. She’s focused on her writing, finding words for the feelings pulsing through her.
A lifejacket and a passport: an exploration of refugee migration
Instead, the bits and pieces from various scenes seem intentional to the point of the film; we are constantly shown the dehumanization of the refugees by various subconscious and external forces. We are reminded that the crisis is not isolated but rather an immediate and immense issue for human beings and countries around the world.
Can religion and reason agree on love?
Paradise explores the clashing issues of science and tradition as it follows two unlikely friends through an academic and personal journey.
Beyond the familiar: exploring perception through different media
For the next two months, the List Visual Arts Center at MIT is showcasing two exhibitions by artists located abroad that challenge and explore the perception of the mundane through photography, sculpture, and installation.
If you don’t like it, it’s your fault
Nine different characters. Sixteen different possible life trajectories. Over 10 hours of theatrical content. All of this managed by a cast of two.
Thuggery takes the stage and refuses to give it up
In this telling of political thuggery, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is injected with humor in a way that makes it easy to forget the seriousness and wrongness of what is unfolding in the play.
Our cool history professors
Both Minhaj and Wood agree that since we have a “comedian” running (in reference to Donald Trump), their comedy has been affected. Minhaj commented that political culture has become popular culture, saying that the “GOP ran the election like a high school election.” Wood said that as a comedian, you have to “cook with the ingredients you have,” and that the personal attacks that Clinton and Trump sling at each other provides them “ammunition.”
The mountains surround us
Three stories. Three independent women. One town.
“Everything you do is fashion”
When one thinks of high fashion, photographs of fancy models in designer clothing or long runways surrounded by flashing lights typically come to mind. However, A Shaded View on Fashion Film offers a different perspective of fashion.