Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Lights, Camera, LeeRoc!

By Rachel Aylward

February 3, 2010

Filed under Fine Arts

Sunshine streams through the windows of Totman Dance Studio 204, illuminating the slick black marley that stretches across the floor and the faces of University of Massachusetts students Andria LaRocco and Beth Liebowitz as the two rehearse for their upcoming show, the “The LeeRoc Dance ...

‘Swallowed’ bottles up an important message

By Kate MacDonald

February 2, 2010

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Fine Arts

Looking through the windows, it would seem almost as if the wintry weather has made its way inside the warm walls of Hampden Gallery in Southwest. To the far away viewer, it looks like columns and walls have been crystallized. However, if a pedestrian were to step inside, they would find out that this exhibit is so much more. “Swallowed” by Maggie Nowinski is a social commentary in the form of art, calling out society and big businesses for their...

Epic dance battle ensues at the FAC

By Elyse Horowitz

January 25, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts

This weekend marked what some would call the official start to the semester, with events sponsored by the University Programming Council (UPC). Slideshow: UMass' Best Dance Crew Thursday night’s kick-off event, “UMass’ Best Dance...

MFA students’ “Shameless Self-Promotion” on view at the University Gallery

By Lisa Linsley

December 10, 2009

Filed under Fine Arts

“Shameless Self Promotion” is currently on view at the University Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. It consists of artworks of Polaroid dimensions by UMass MFA students in response to Andy Warhol’s exhibit “The Minox and...

Slideshow: Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory

By Matthew Harrison

November 13, 2009

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Slideshows, Theatre, Web-Exclusive

Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory came to the Fine Arts Center on Tuesday night for a fun-filled circus made up of former members of Cirque du Soleil, Pickle Family Circus, and the Moscow Circus....

Poetic talent portrayed at Amherst Cinema

By Chelsea Whitton

October 20, 2009

Filed under Fine Arts

Amherst Cinema was center stage for three recognized poets last Thursday night. The event was presented by the University of Massachusetts Juniper Initiative for Arts and Action, the UMass Fine Arts Center and the Going Public...

Dance Takes the Fine Arts Center by Storm

By Anshalee Guarnieri

October 6, 2009

Filed under Fine Arts, Theatre

The art of dance thrives in this season’s Fine Arts Center Series lineup. Seven of this season’s 16-show schedule will be made up of dance productions covering a variety of themes. Dance parties, sword fights and Abraham Lincoln...

French sleeper hit, “Séraphine” garners well-deserved praise

By Cal Scannell

October 1, 2009

Filed under Fine Arts, Movies

With vivid visuals and the stunning performance of Yolande Moreau, “Séraphine,” now showing at the Pleasant Street Theater, will capture viewers with a sensitive portrayal of the little know painter Séraphine de Senlis....

“Flower Power” in full bloom at Herter Gallery

By Lisa Linsley

September 23, 2009

Filed under Fine Arts

The University of Massachusetts’ Herter Art Gallery is currently featuring a group show titled “Flower Power.” The exhibit explores the ways in which flower imagery can be used to find meaning in nature. Historically, flower and plant representations have held symboli...