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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 Harvard theater community is in a period of tremendous productivity—but with it have come growing pains, with strains on personnel and space.
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?
Since the arrival of artistic director Diane M. Paulus ’88, the ART has been developing a new identity for itself on several fronts, including increased ties to New York, opportunities for Harvard students to assist large productions, and devotion to spreading participation in making theater.
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.
A still from the animated short "The Show," created by Oliver Luo '13 using sand animation.
A still from the animated short "Falling," created by Oliver Luo '13 using stop-motion and ink animation.
At Harvard, animators must balance the workload of a normal student with an incredibly time-consuming craft.