Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The Martha Graham Dance Company gives traditional, yet innovative and strong performance

By Erica Weiss

November 24, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Fine Arts, Scrolling Headlines, Theatre

Dance enthusiasts and community members alike celebrated the Martha Graham Dance Company’s diverse program of company classics and new works at the Fine Arts Center last Tuesday. As stated in the show’s program, the Martha...

East meets west: Sheng Dong “A Moving Sound” delights on its third stop of its US tour

By Erica Weiss

October 19, 2014

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Culture, Fine Arts

Sheng Dong “A Moving Sound” charmed audiences with their classic-with-a-twist take on the music, dance, and culture of their native Taiwan on the evening of Wednesday, September 17 in the Bowker Auditorium. Utilizing traditional...

New England can dance: The Massachusetts Dance Festival gala performance

By Erica Weiss

October 19, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Fine Arts

Now in its fifth year, the Massachusetts Dance Festival wowed its patrons with a combination of New York and New England dance companies in its annual gala performance. With a diverse program line-up and a cast of some of...

Progressive dance music makes its way to NoHo this week

By Adria Kelly

October 15, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle, Music, Scrolling Headlines

The first time I heard Papadosio’s progressive psychedelic jam music, I was mid-brush stroke on an art piece I had been struggling on for weeks. The minute its ethereal sound flowed into the room, I was hooked and quickly completed...

Dynamic Motion dances through another semester

By Kayla Marchetti

April 10, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture

On Monday and Wednesday evenings, the Dynamic Motion Dance Team (DMDT) practices for several hours on the 12th floor lounge in Kennedy Hall, a dormitory within the Southwest residential area. The two captains, Karyn Wagner and Anna M...

Dance should be an Olympic sport

By Samara Abramson

October 11, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

During the 2012 Olympics this summer, I got into a heated discussion with members of my family about which aspects qualify a sport to be a ‘sport’. My cousins believe that any sport necessitating a judge is too subjective to be consid...

K-pop invades U.S.

By Emily Abrams

October 10, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Korean Pop Singer PSY, the man behind the viral hit “Gangnam Style,” is taking YouTube by storm. His newest hit has captured the attention of millions and has people around the world mimicking his dance stylings since the song’s release. K-pop is becoming an interna...

Honors student turns capstone into dance party

By Katie Landeck

February 24, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

University of Massachusetts senior Dorothy Polatin has one hope for her capstone, a research-intensive thesis or project required of all honors students. She hopes that everyone will dance. Instead of opting to do a traditio...

“Ditch the workout and join the party” with Zumba Fitness

By Lisa Linsley

February 16, 2010

Filed under Fitness

Almost every afternoon and night of the week, 50 University of Massachusetts students dance, sweat and have fun to music such as Ke$ha’s “Tick Tock,” Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me” and LMFAO’s “Shots.” These...