Campus Arts

On Campus

Redefining Costume with KAIROS Dance Theater’s ‘HUSK/VESSEL’

Although the performers’ impressive displays of energy were interspersed with longer stretches of choreography that lacked momentum, KAIROS Dance Theater’s narrative exploration of costume in dance was ultimately one to remember.

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A Symphonic World on Show: Andris Nelsons and the BSO Perform Mahler’s Sixth

Throughout the evening’s performance, the orchestra crafted wonderful phrases with natural beginnings but lost the tragic impulse of Mahler’s music as a result.

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A ‘Fault in Our Stars’: John Green Examines Humanity’s Existence and Ending

Speaking from the pulpit in the church, John Green discussed the temporality of human existence, existential grief, and how to maintain hope through it all in his enthralling lecture, “How the World Ends.”

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Paintings of People: Sally Woodcock and Narayan Khandekar Unearth the History of Mummy Pigment

Khandekar and Woodcock took inventory of their collective insights to examine the origins of mummy brown and trace its usage through art history.

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‘Immersive Vatican’ Review: A Non-Compromising Bridge Between Accessibility and Authenticity

For the rough price of an expensive meal out, guests can enjoy a guided historical excursion that spans the catacombs, crusades, biblical scenes, historical events, sculpture, architectural spreads, and vibrant frescoes.

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Piano Pyrotechnics: Yuja Wang and the BSO Perform Shostakovich, Haydn, Adolphe

Yuja Wang’s excellence breathed new life into Shostakovich’s work, redeeming an otherwise bland performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Black Excellence at Harvard: The 2022 W.E.B. DuBois Ceremony

Each speaker delivered moving and emotional speeches about the urgency of advancing equity for Black people, emphasizing how much work must still be done toward this end.

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The Click’s “Emotive Land”: Experience Dance Through Augmented Reality

Alongside a live performance, “Emotive Land” featured pre-recorded routines accessible through an app which allowed passersby to calibrate their location and view a dance set in their current environment.

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Sundays in the Courtyard: ‘Requiem for the Enslaved’ at the Isabella Stewart Gardner

“I had two objectives with this piece: to honor those men, women and children who were property, and to shine a light on systemic racism,” Simon said. “There’s no way we can talk about racism today without talking about slavery.”

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Artist Profile: Shirley Chen on History, Identity, and ‘Chinatown, My Chinatown’

On Oct. 21 and 22, Chen’s senior thesis “Chinatown, My Chinatown” will come to life in two parts: first, a 25-minute "living museum" installation, followed by a 60-minute one-woman one-act show.

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Harvard Square Open Market Brings Community to Cambridge

The market is a result of the Harvard Square Business Association’s partnership with New England Open Markets and offers an opportunity for small businesses that may not otherwise have the option to sell goods in person to reach a larger client base.

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Experience Chinatown: The On-Going Festival Celebrating Boston’s Chinatown

This fall, the Pao Arts Center is celebrating the vibrant life of Boston’s Chinatown with its first full-capacity arts festival since the pandemic.

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Music in the Courtyard Returns to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

During the installation, museum visitors milled about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as the music from the center Courtyard echoed through the adjoining rooms.

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Social House Brings 'Magic' to the Yard at First In-Person Crimson Jam in 3 Years

Hundreds of students flocked to Harvard Yard Friday to see musical duo Social House grace the stage at the College’s first in-person Crimson Jam in three years.

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Boston Ballet’s ‘MINDscape’: The Fusion of Classical and Contemporary

These exciting contemporary works not only captivated the audience with their novelty, but also with their revolutionary fusion of classical and contemporary elements in ballet.