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Monday, January 29, 2007

Being cultured


Stanford Lively Arts has been offering us some great performances this year and for great student prices! Last Friday, the Richard Alston Dance Company came to perform some contemporary dances. There was free pizza before the performance and our RFs reimbursed the 9 of us who went for the $10 tickets. Although I didn't know much about the company, I must admit that it was 2/3 weird, 1/3 awesome. And by that, I mean there were three different dances, the first two based off contemporary arrangements that were...weird. It was very atonal, very dissident, and very harsh on my ears. On the other hand, they were very graceful dancers. To be able to perform choreographed routines without any rhythm was pretty impressive. For their final number they performed a dance off of some Scott Joplin swing music, including "The Entertainer."

I guess what I liked most was that I went to a performance that I would never have gone to otherwise. And with a great lineup for the rest of the quarter, I'm hoping to go to the following concerts as well:

- The Emerson String Quarter, February 10th
- Jupiter String Quarter, April 1
- Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, April 25

1 comment:

bloo said...

hello! Haven't seen you in a long time.

Good luck with your job. :)

Oh and I haven't played SC in a long time...

- jon

Monday, January 29, 2007

Being cultured


Stanford Lively Arts has been offering us some great performances this year and for great student prices! Last Friday, the Richard Alston Dance Company came to perform some contemporary dances. There was free pizza before the performance and our RFs reimbursed the 9 of us who went for the $10 tickets. Although I didn't know much about the company, I must admit that it was 2/3 weird, 1/3 awesome. And by that, I mean there were three different dances, the first two based off contemporary arrangements that were...weird. It was very atonal, very dissident, and very harsh on my ears. On the other hand, they were very graceful dancers. To be able to perform choreographed routines without any rhythm was pretty impressive. For their final number they performed a dance off of some Scott Joplin swing music, including "The Entertainer."

I guess what I liked most was that I went to a performance that I would never have gone to otherwise. And with a great lineup for the rest of the quarter, I'm hoping to go to the following concerts as well:

- The Emerson String Quarter, February 10th
- Jupiter String Quarter, April 1
- Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, April 25

1 comment:

bloo said...

hello! Haven't seen you in a long time.

Good luck with your job. :)

Oh and I haven't played SC in a long time...

- jon