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When the confessional, highly personal medium of spoken word poetry meets a slam competition, poets have to reconcile the strategizing required to do well in a tournament with staying true to themselves as artists.
Sampling has gained the approval of artists and critics alike. But while the artistic community sees it as an innovative device that should be continued, the law has lagged behind, creating a legal gray area that interferes with artistic innovation.
For performing artists practicing their crafts at a high level, the threat of injury is ever looming. When a dancer, musician or singer is sidelined by a performance-related injury, the rehabilitation process can be a frightening and lengthy process that may or may not end in recovery. In the field of performance-related rehabilitation, the focus has shifted to prevention. Often performance-related injuries are avoidable, but many performers are unaware of what they are doing wrong.
The ART's latest musical is a mixed bag, with winning performances but tepid lines and lyrics.
On “Wonderland,” Berglund cares less about meeting expectations than he does about eliminating them altogether. Like Lewis Carroll’s creation of the same name, the resulting landscape is simultaneously opulent and unsettling, both organic and artificial.
During World War II, several Harvard affiliates served as Monuments Men: art professionals who fought against the Nazis’ attempts at destroying works of art, and strove to prevent cultural casualties from piling up alongside human ones. Who were these men? Why did they put their lives on the line? And how does their battle continue today?
In the first Arts Year In Review special issue, the Crimson Arts board covers the best films and albums of the year and reports the results of the 2013 Arts Poll.
A view of the American Repertory Theater.
Panel from the Mayan city of Cancuén, which includes an example of ancient Maya script.
This past April, language preservation activist Daniel Pedro Mateo was found dead near his home village in Guatemala. While the reasons are unknown, his story still speaks to the political potency minority languages can have as strongholds against assimilation.
As with many recent Marvel films, “Thor: The Dark World” gives equal weight to wry wit and hammer-clashing battle. Though assuredly a superhero flick, “The Dark World” rises above expectations thanks to its pithy humor, gorgeous visuals, and the creation of a perfect supervillain.
A storyboard by Zachary L. Wong '16.
Still from the animated short "Icarus' Dream" by Zachary L. Wong '16.
A still from the animated piece "The Chromolume," a digital work by Oliver Luo '13.