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From Green Day to Google Translate: this week’s Poetry Cafe

From Green Day to Google Translate: this week’s Poetry Cafe

Julia Robbins

November 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The weather this past Monday I period was cold and gloomy, but inside of Olshan Lobby students gathered around candles, albeit not real ones, listening to members of their community perform poetry and music. Around 15 students and one teacher performed poetry that they had written or that was meaningful...

Murray Shares Musical Talent with Community

Murray Shares Musical Talent with Community

Eddie Jin

November 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Have you ever heard flowing, melodious music resounding from the Olshan Lobby piano? It was probably Craig Murray (11), an award-winning pianist and singer. Murray’s musical journey began when he was six. His mother noticed how he often played his toy piano, and he soon began to take lessons, he said. After...

The Rappaccini Variations: Controversy over Japanese Noh Theatre

The Rappaccini Variations: Controversy over Japanese Noh Theatre

Becca Siegel

November 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The fall HMTC production, “The Rappaccini Variations,” has generated controversy recently regarding its usage of Noh, a type of Japanese theatre. “The Rappaccini Variations,” uses a combination of different theatre styles, such as Noh, to narrate Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Rappaccini’s D...

The Rappaccini Variations: Dressing the Part

Amelia Feiner

November 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The costume shop is filled with actors searching for their given outfits amidst hundreds in the crowded room. A loud buzz fills the air, and students crowd around Wendy Kahn, one of the heads of the costume department, asking questions and fixing their ensembles. This buzz continues as Wendy Kahn is...

The Rappaccini Variations: Setting the Stage

The Rappaccini Variations: Setting the Stage

Amelia Feiner

November 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The inky theater is empty, save for a few rows of foldout chairs and four fluted columns breaking through the darkness that fills the room. This is the set for “The Rappaccini Variations,” the school’s fall play written and directed by theatre teacher Joseph Timko, which opened Thursday in Black Box ...

The Rappaccini Variations: Student Review

The Rappaccini Variations: Student Review

Solomon Katz

November 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Black Box Theater was filled with laughter and the audience was completely enthralled as the Horace Mann Theater Company’s (HMTC) production of “Rappaccini’s Variation” premiered. The play began with a simple oral presentation to summarize the plot of “Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawtho...

The Rappaccini Variations: Changing Roles

The Rappaccini Variations: Changing Roles

Eliza Poster

November 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Fluorescent lights illuminate the inky walls of the Black Box Theater, revealing Spencer Kahn (10) sporting the characteristics of a 1930’s radio star. He saunters about the stage with his co-stars, boisterous and comical, but within a mere half hour, he returns to the spotlight as a solemn puppet...

Advanced ensembles rock first concert

Advanced ensembles rock first concert

Victor Dimitrov, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On the night of Oct. 26, advanced ensembles performed in the Recital Hall, a more intimate and concentrated setting. e concert consisted of Jazz Combos, Chamber Winds, String Sinfonietta, Steel Band G, Concert Glee Club, and the Treble Choir. This was Treble Choir’s first performance, and th...

Spotlight: Annie Liu

Spotlight: Annie Liu

Nishtha Sharma, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

As students walked by the mysterious wooden box parked in Roth Lobby, Annie Liu (12) anticipated the opening of her installation Swann’s Way on Tuesday, Oct. 24, created as a part of her Independent Study project. Liu built the installation from scratch with the help of Faculty Technical Direc...

Picture Everyone Naked: Students Tackle Stage Fright

Picture Everyone Naked: Students Tackle Stage Fright

Becca Siegel, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

To performers, stage fright can act as a tremendous barrier. Sometimes actors will forget their lines, public speakers their presentations, or dancers their routines, so petrified by the expansiveness of the stage and the pressure to succeed. Everyone experiences stage fright, from sixth graders danc...

Alumni Write, Produce, and Star in Original Play

Alumni Write, Produce, and Star in Original Play

Caroline Goldenberg, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On October 12-14, and with upcoming performances on the 19-21, five alumni of the school: Elizabeth Power (’09), Zoe Maltby (’10), Grace Merriman (’10), Lucas Ingram (’09), and Sophie Costanzi (’09) showcase their work in “My Parents are Here Tonight” at the Access Theater on 380 Broadway...

Spotlight: Liam Bodurtha (12)

Spotlight: Liam Bodurtha (12)

Caroline Goldenberg, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This Saturday, Liam Bodurtha (12) will take the Carnegie Hall stage for his fourth time in the last ten months with his voice filling the Weill Recital Hall with the sound of classical German pieces. As a second-place winner in the 2016 Golden Voices of America competition in the American Fine Arts ...

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