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Arts, Etc.

‘The Imitation Game’ highlights unsung hero

Ah, another movie featuring a likely awards nominee, so soon after “The Theory of Everything.” And it just so happens to be another biopic! Why, it’s almost as if there’s some sort of season upon us, an Oscar season if you will. OK, in all seriousness, “The Imitation Game” is a movie that, like “The […]

SASA showcases annual Mela show with ‘Junoon: The Power of Passion’

The South Asian Student Association’s (SASA) annual Mela show, this year named “Junoon: The Power of Passion,” occurred on Nov. 22 in Levin Ballroom. The emcees announced that there were over 150 performers, which is more than they have ever had. At least 700 people were in the audience in Levin. The opening of the […]

Christian Gentry and Susan Dibble lead discussion on ‘Duckfoot’ at Rose Art Museum

On Dec. 3, composer and lecturer Christian Gentry led a discussion in the Rose Art Museum with Professor Susan Dibble (THA) on Elizabeth Murray’s piece “Duckfoot.” Gentry describes the piece as absurdist, with a little comedy in the composition in a subtle form. To call the painting a “duck foot” contrasts with the conventional standard […]

Israeli documentary views conflict through refreshing lens

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, Brandeis students had the opportunity to view and discuss the film “On the Side of the Road” with Israeli director Lia Tarachansky. Produced by Naretiv Productions, Tarachansky’s up-close-and-personal account documents the collective memories and denials of 1948 by working closely with first-hand accounts of Nakba, which was the mass exodus of […]

Artist Betbeze explores innovative media

Visiting artist Anna Betbeze came to talk at Brandeis on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Goldman Smith. Born in 1980 in Columbus, Georgia, she received her BFA from the University of Georgia and her MFA from the Yale University School of Art. Characterized by bright colors, acid and dyes, her works stand out from most of […]

Brandeis Wind Ensemble impresses at semester concert

Last Sunday, Nov. 16, the Brandeis Wind Ensemble, lead by Tom Souza, held its biannual end of the semester concert, titled “Celebrations.” Consisting of a wide variety of wind instruments and a handful of hired musicians, the ensemble was well rehearsed and played pieces that were of an appropriate and exciting level of difficulty. The […]

‘Good Doctor,’ decent production

As the audience enters the SCC Theater to watch Hillel Theater Group’s production of “The Good Doctor” by Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov, they are greeted by the sight of a sparse, dichromatic set, split into “indoors” stage right and “outdoors” stage left. While the design is not particularly visually stimulating, these nebulous spaces prove […]

Playwriting club debuts

At the core of theatre (and life) is storytelling.” So says Ayelet Schrek ’17, one of the founders of the new club BARD—Brandeis Association of Rising Dramatists. Schrek came up with the idea for the club last year with friend Sarah Duffet ’17. The name for the club came in part from their desire to […]

‘Art’: one of the most compelling and artistic shows of semester

“My friend Serge has bought a painting. Serge is one of my oldest friends.” So begins “Art,” written by Yasmina Reza, a play that follows the tension between three friends—Serge, Marc and Yvan—when one of them spends an exorbitant amount of money on a modern painting. The avant-garde piece appears white—there are no distinct lines, […]