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.
Student participants of Alternative Spring Break trips gathered recently with faculty, peers and representatives from local agencies to explore opportunities for continued engagement in the social issues they investigated during their March break. In destinations both domestic and abroad, students learned firsthand about social issues they encounter in the classroom while serving as volunteers to organizations in need.
This year’s ASB groups traveled to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pleasant Point in Maine, Florida, Atlanta, San Francisco and Guatemala City. Read more.
Last week students in Africa Alliance and the International Club organized a series of cultural events, from an African fashion and dance show to a night of worldly storytelling. Students also offered a cooking workshop — featuring Mexican, Pakistani and Korean dishes — and showed off their musical and creative talents at the I-Club’s annual show. Read more and watch a couple of videos.
On a recent Sunday afternoon in Lancaster Lounge, Bowdoin’s Women in Business student group invited a panel of five Bowdoin alumnae to give career advice to students of all class years. Sydney Asbury ’03, Hannah Bass ’99, Melody Hahm ’13, Claudia Paz ’08 and Aurora (Rory) Cremer ’11 provided insight and answered questions about their industries and career stages. Read Catherine Yochum ’15’s story.