Every April, the Department of Theater and Dance puts on a popular spring dance show. This year, with music ranging from Puccini to Piazzolla, repertory courses played with the shape and formalities of social relationships, while composition students exposed choreographic devices, scores and sources through short studies and improvisations. This season’s concert featured a duet choreographed by returning alumna Natalie Johnson ’13, performed by guest artists Anna Hulse and Justine Lee and danced to an original commissioned score by Norberto Oldrini.
Ford W. Bell, current president of the American Alliance of Museums, spoke last week at Bowdoin on the state and role of museums in contemporary America. He reflected upon his experiences and observations as the leader of AAM, including overseeing an overhaul of its programs and instituting a new, intense focus on advocacy.
For more recent talks and events at Bowdoin, check out Bowdoin Talks.
A preview of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Night Vision, which opens June 27, is included in The New York Times. The Associated Press piece also points out that Brunswick “is an interesting destination for Civil War history buffs,” and includes facts about Joshua Chamberlain and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
The Times also wrote about Night Vision last month, when the show was included in the March 16, 2015, article, “Spring Museum Exhibitions, From Masks to Renoirs.”
The Visual Arts department this semester hosted Nancy Blum as its Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project visiting artist. After her one-week residency, she continued on as a visiting artist-in-residence for three weeks. Read more.
Over Spring Break, the Bowdoin Chamber Choir went on tour in Northwestern Germany and the Netherlands, performing a mixed repertoire including German, Dutch, North and Latin American music.
The clip above was recorded during the choir’s final concert in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and captures the group’s performance of “Drie Marialiederen,” by Julius Röntgen. Go here to watch “Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier,” arranged by Robert Greenlee, Bowdoin professor of music.
Or, use this YouTube playlist which presents the choir’s first concert in Lemgo, Germany, in its entirety.