We're moving!

We're moving our new stories to Denison.edu, the college's super-sweet mothership. Over time, we'll be moving some of our best past stories from TheDEN over there too. In the meantime, we've made available an archive of all stories here. This archive will be available for a few months before this site is permanently shut down. See you at Denison.edu! - June 2016

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Come closer

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Capturing the experience of the tiny tutti tasting tour 2016 in words is difficult, given the multifaceted performances along with the overall broad artistic vision. Yet, I think Adam Weinberg put it best in the beginning of the event, when

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Written By: Landon Slangerup '17

New face of Africa

New Face of Africa

“Dafra Kura,” explains Olivier Tarpaga, means “new face.” When founding his musical group, he chose its name because he wanted to put a new face on West African music, to expand the idea of what that music really is. “African

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '16, Reporting By: Manvi Jalan '18

Line breaks & climaxes

DENISON

It’s that time of year again: as the weather slowly, tentatively improves, underclassmen start spending more time outside — and soon realize that they aren’t seeing much of their senior friends. With deadlines for senior research looming, the class of

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Tutti = all together

Tutti = all together

    Last week, almost 40 composers braved the snow and subzero temperatures to travel to Granville from Florida, California, Texas, and other locales one would not lightly desert for icy Ohio. They were motivated by the prospect of hearing

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '15
Photo Credits: Tim Black Photography, Jenny Kim '16

Physics of dance

DENISON

Gemma Aldana ’16 loves to dance. Open to all styles, she doesn’t discriminate. She can shake her hips and wave her arms with the best of them, but her favorite moves require a little more poise. “My mom thought that

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Dance break

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The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) opened their two-day residency at Denison with an inspiring performance in an unconventional space – the atrium of the Burton Morgan Center – where they presented a merging of dance, poetry, and history. The audience

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Sing-a-long songs

VAIL

Tickets for Bobby McFerrin’s Vail performance were hard to come by last Thursday afternoon. Though he’s known in pop culture as the voice behind “Don’t Worry Be Happy” and the Cosby Show theme song, McFerrin’s stage performances are a sight

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Photo Credits: Tim Black

Social movement

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If you walked by the Reese~Shackelford Common in mid-November, you would have seen the light dusting of snow still on the ground from the first snow of the year. If you walked by on a particular Thursday around lunchtime, though,

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '14

It was ‘alright’

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Twitter lit up on Friday, D-Day 2013, as the campus community gathered on the Reese~Shackelford Common to dine on hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salad, and apple cider. Student performers—rappers, dancers, and singers—took the stage to provide the entertainment. It was

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Africa Moves!

Members of the Berry and Nance Dance Project, including Stafford Berry, assistant professor of dance (center), performed last Friday as part of Africa Moves!

The audience in Ace Morgan Theatre last Friday (April 26) watched as dancer Olivier Tarpaga moved around a sparse set performing his work, “Not Because You’re African.” At the end of the piece, as he bowed with the musicians who

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In search of direction

In Search Of Direction

In early March, the Black Box Theatre in Burke Hall was packed as Denison students, faculty, staff, and community members showed up to watch a moving production of “The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God,” a 2001

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Photo Credits: Mathew McFarren

The world’s a stage

Final Movement

If you happened to walk down the hill to the Fine Arts Quad on the right day this fall, you would have seen students dancing on balconies, across porches, and even in trees. The dances were the first of a

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E-motional

E-motional

The Dance Department’s spring concert, EMotion, delivers on both implications of its title. Three pieces, by three choreographers, come on strong with energy and visual complexity, and with bold contributions from resident musician and composer John Osburn and guest artist,

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Photo Credits: Greg Miller

Performance plus

Performance Plus

You might think that having a world-class performer stage her U.S. debut at Swasey Chapel would be enough reason to bring Dada Masilo to Denison—and you would be right. But Vail Series director Lorraine Wales and Professor of Dance Gill

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Video Credits: Mark Sewards

So you think you can dance?

So You Think You Can dance?

She was discovered at age 11 as she performed with a street troupe of dancers in Soweto. Since then, Dada Masilo has experienced a meteoric rise in the international dance community. After intensive training at the Dance Factory in Newtown,

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Dance lessons

Dance lessons

Before coming to Denison, Effi Taylor ’12 had lived in Ghana her entire life—a place where dance is part of the culture. Growing up, though, she had never taken a dance class. “Back home,” Taylor says, “you go with the

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Written By: Emily Hopcian ’12

Earth Week in motion

Earth Week In Motion

In keeping with the Denison tradition of doing things up big, Earth Day has morphed into Earth Week. Students have been assembling terrariums, creating far-out fashion for the “Trashion Show,” digging Bluegrass music while dipping into boxes of duds at

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They came to dance, dance, dance [FOLLOW-UP]

They Came To Dance, Dance, Dance [FOLLOW-UP]

As promised, we have video from Friday’s flash mob on the Academic Quad. Near as we could count, the dance to Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” involved some 200 people, with several hundred more gathering around to watch. The participants, mostly students,

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They came to dance, dance, dance

They Came to Dance, Dance, Dance

It happened on the Quad today, and it happened fast—a flash mob in the sun. If you missed the group dance to Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite,” check in with TheDEN next week. We got the whole thing on video!

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