Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Twelfth Night shines

By Melissa Mahoney

April 24, 2011

Filed under Fine Arts

When the elements of trickery, androgyny, mistaken identity, cross-dressing and true love come together under William Shakespeare’s hand, they can create only one thing – a damn good play. The University of Massachusetts The...

Emerging Choreographers are D.O.P.E

By Acacia DiCiaccio

April 21, 2011

Filed under Fine Arts

This past weekend, University dancers put on a “D.O.P.E.” performance at Hampshire College Dance Studio Theater. Ten dance students choreographed their own pieces for the program. The Alive with Dance RSO sponsored the Emergin...

The “Cats” meow: Classic Broadway production comes to Mullins Center

By Alissa Mesibov

April 25, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Theatre

Last Monday night, the national tour of “Cats” played one performance to a full house at the Mullins Center, which it most certainly deserved. “Cats” has been a benchmark of musical theater since it came out in 1981...

Beloved musical ‘Cats’ comes to Mullins Center

By Alissa Mesibov

April 19, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Theatre

The national tour of ‘Cats’ arrived at the Mullins Center yesterday for one show only. The 1982 show features music by mega-composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber has been won 11 Tony Awards, including best original score...

‘Multiple Totalities’ a local art masterpiece

By Samantha Marsh

March 30, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts

An exhibit at the Student Union Art Gallery brings together a variety of installation pieces, creating an unexpected cohesion of ideas and perception.  “Multiple Totalities”, curated by Kerry O’Grady, is the work of...

Prestigious poet to visit Smith College

By Margaret Gaby

March 22, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Words

The Smith College program for the Study of Women and Gender will hold a poetry reading tonight, recognizing the youth of New England’s excellence in the art of poetry. Tracy K. Smith, who helped judge the 4th annual Smith...

CASA Dominicana celebration heats up a cold winter night

By Rachel Dougherty

March 5, 2010

Filed under Fine Arts

CASA Dominicana infused a little Caribbean heat into a cold Massachusetts night when they celebrated Dominican Independence Day on Saturday ,Feb. 27 in the Fine Arts Center lobby. University of Massachusetts cultural RSO CASA...

Take me “Home”

By Marianne Kim

March 4, 2010

Filed under Fine Arts

"Home” is a two week exhibition in the Student Union Art Gallery displaying artwork from University of Massachusetts and Five College students. According to the website, the exhibition addresses what, where and when home is....

American Author to speak at UMass

By Garth Brody

February 22, 2010

Filed under Fine Arts, Words

George Saunders, an American author known mostly for his short stories, will speak tonight in the Student Union Ballroom. Saunders’ works include the story collections “CivilWarLand in Bad Decline” and “Pastoralia,”...

Choral fest spreads glee

By Lindsay Pierce

February 18, 2010

Filed under Fine Arts, Music

The biennial Five College Choral Festival falls this year on Saturday, Feb. 20. The festival will take place at 7:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall at Smith College in Northampton. Admission is free, though early arrival is recommended...

Cirque Dreams Illumination: a performance of urban fantasy

By Lindsay Orlov

February 9, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Music, Theatre

A visually stunning hybrid between a Broadway musical and a traditional circus show, Cirque Dreams Illumination came to the University of Massachusetts’ Mullins Center stage for a two-hour performance on Sunday night, leaving...

Theatricality elevates the dance for Mark Morris

By Andrew Cogan

February 3, 2010

Filed under Fine Arts

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Mark Morris Dance Group treated audiences at the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center to an impressive display of Modern Dance. Morris’ reputation for delivering innovative yet technically...